Middle School Curriculum

Middle School Curriculum

Spanish 1A (6th & 7th Grade)

Middle School / High School level class.

Chapter 1: Qué te gusta hacer?

Standards for chapter 1: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2.

  • In this chapter the students will learn to:
  • Talk about personality traits. Std 1.2, 1.3, 4.1.
  • Ask and tell what people are like. Std 1.2, 4.1.
  • Communicate in Spanish through the Internet. Std 1.2, 1.4.
  • The adjectives . Gender and number. Std 4.1, 1.2, 1.3.
  • Exploration of the language (cognates) Std. 4.1.
  • Definite and indefinite articles. Std 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 4.1.
  • Vowels pronunciation (o, u). Std 4.1
  • The order of the words in a Spanish sentence. Std 4.1, 3.1.
  • Culture:
  • Simon Bolivar. Std 4.2.
  • Friendship in Spanish speaking countries. Std 4.2.

Chapter 2A: Tu dia en la escuela.

Standards for chapter 2A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2.

  • In this chapter the students will learn to:
  • Talk about school schedules and subjects.
  • Discuss what students do during the day.
  • Ask and tell who is doing the action.
  • Compare your school with that of a student in a Spanish- speaking country.
  • Courses students take in Spanish-speaking countries.
  • The Subjects pronouns.
  • Conjugation: The present tense of the AR verbs.
  • How practice the conjugation of the verbs online with "conjuguemos.com".
  • Chapter 2B: Tu sala de clase.

Standards for chapter 2A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2.

In this chapter the students will learn to:

  • Describe a classroom.
  • Talk about personal and classroom items and furniture.
  • Indicate where things are located.
  • Learn about the irregular verb estar.
  • Understand number agreement with nouns and articles.
  • Talk about more than one object or person.
  • Understand number agreement with nouns and articles.
  • Understand differences and similarities between American and Latin-American schools.

Spanish 1B (6th, 7th & 8th Grade)

Middle School / High School level class.


  • Greetings.
  • Formal and informal greetings.
  • Numbers.
  • Verbs ( I/you like, I/you need, I/you know, I/you plan, etc.+ activity).
  • Agreement between article, noun and adjective.
  • Extensive vocabulary
  • The six pronouns.
  • The verbs ser and estar.
  • Present tense of the AR, ER, IR verbs.
  • The personal "A"
  • The direct and indirect object.
  • Brief introduction of the past tense of all verbs.

Four areas worked on in class:

1. Communication

  • Interpersonal mode
  • Presentational mode
  • Interpretive mode

2. Knowledge & understanding of culture

3. Connections with other disciplines

4. Comparisons to develop insight into the nature of language and cul

Spanish 2

High School level class

I am very excited to have your students in my class, and I hope this will be a rewarding and fun year for them. Your students will be learning a very high level of foreign language, and I expect it will also be a challenging year for them.

Eighth grade students that pass this class and demonstrates that manages the concepts during the year will be placed in Spanish III level in High School, having earned credit for two full years of foreign language, needing only one year to complete their college entrance requirement for Foreign Language. Be aware that the grade you receive in this class will appear on your high school transcript.

Spanish 2 is not an easy class, approximately 50% of our students will be able to continue into Spanish III, the remaining 50% will benefit from repeating the class and mastering the concepts taught before proceeding any further. Please encourage your student to study vocabulary and review grammar every night, to seek the teacher out if grammar use is not clear, and to commit to the learning process. Foreign Language classes taken and passed at the middle school level are of great benefit during the student’s High School career, where they will reap the benefits of their middle school dedication. We are proud of the fact that many Core Knowledge students have gone on to the Spanish Honor Society in High School, pursuing the language all the way to level 5 and 6, and in college!

Finally, every year I take my Spanish students on a Spanish Field Trip to "Casa Bonita" Restaurant, and also do some fun cultural activities in class.

I invite you to visit us anytime during class, please let the office know when you plan to drop by. Feel free to call or e-mail me at school at anytime, I will get back to you within 24 hours.