8th Grade Spanish
8th grade Spanish will concentrate on preparing students for the high school World Language program. Upon successful completion of the year, students will be prepared to enter Spanish II in high school.
Students will develop an enduring understanding that: Effective communication requires knowing how, when, and why to say something to someone. An ability to communicate in another language fosters an appreciation of cultural similarities and differences and an understanding of my place in the world. Learning other languages and exploring their cultures enables an individual to interact within our global community and beyond the classroom Skills acquired in one language support, reinforce, and develop skills in other languages and disciplines
How does learning an additional language help you become a global citizen and enhance your own life?
What are the skills you need in order to understand or communicate in Spanish?
How do the cultures of the world compare to those of the United States?
How does the Spanish language compare to American English?
How would your life be different if you grew up in a Spanish-speaking country?
What does the study of an additional language and cultures teach me about myself?
Course Academic Vocabulary:
Noun: Gender (masc./fem./neut.) Number (sing./plural) Verb: Infinitive Conjugate Verb forms Tense Stem/root Ending Person (1st,2nd,3rd) Verb chart Helping verb Pronoun: Subject Object Stress/prepositional Formal/informal Polite/familiar
Article: Definite/indefinite Singular/plural Gender Preposition: Phrase
Vocabulary: Cognate (false friend) Prefix Suffix Root/stem Negative Interrogative Syllable Accent marks Contraction
Sentence structure: Word order Inversion Affirmative/negative Interrogative
Fluency: Pronunciation Intonation Inflection Accent Liaison Elision
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