My Spanish 3 Curriculum – Semester 1

IMG_4855I am revamping what I teach in Spanish 3 this year! We have moved some novels around and also some new novels have come out that I wanted to teach! People always ask “What do YOU teach?” so I try to keep up-to-date with it on my blog for people who either need a little guidance or for those who are just plain curious!

We have 2 18 week semesters and meet for 55 minutes each day. Each of my semesters contains two major units anchored by a novel.

I started my Teachers Pay Teachers store last year, and I didn’t have a level 3 class. Look for lots of new items to be added to my store this year that I will be using with Spanish 3!  If I reference it in this post, you will be seeing it in my TPT store this year! Everything I sell is something I have used with my own students. I know I could make money selling lots of other items but I want to keep it real, and besides, I don’t have time to waste making materials I don’t plan to use myself!

NOTE: In addition to the novel and culture units listed here, we also watch El Internado on Fridays as well as do many activities with our “song of the week.”

Quarter 1:

Novel: Bianca Nieves y los 7 toritos

Thematic songs/videos/films: Te dejo Madrid by Shakira, Blood Brothers documentary, Blancanieves (various videos), Blancanieves feature film.

Overview: I begin by teaching the story of Snow White TPRS-style. I teach the story, we do lots of acting, and I movie talk a short Snow White video. We watch the film Blancanieves which I movie talk several scenes from and do several readings based on the film (with all films, PREVIEW first. There is one scene I cut.). During the film we begin discussing bullfighting terms. I also use the video for “Te dejo Madrid” by Shakira as a movie talk and further discuss bullfighting.

I also teach the story of Ferdinand.

We then read Bianca Nieves y los 7 toritos by Carrie Toth. I follow the teacher’s guide for the novel.

Kara Jacobs has an awesome blog post about teaching this novel here!

Quarter 2:

Novel: La Llorona de Mazatlan

I rely quite a bit on the teacher’s guide for this novel.

Spanish Commercials: Deportes

CH 1
CH 2 
Coca-Cola Futbol commercial
 
CH 3 
CH 4 
CH 5 
CH 6 
La copa mundial
Diego Maradona – quién es? por qué es importante a la gente de Argentina? qué momentos de su carrera eran los más memorables?
Diego Maradona “La mano de Dios” – 2 videos showing his 2 famous goals against England 1986
(Modeling an interview asking questions of a famous athlete)
Reader’s theater
CH 8 
Music video “Te veo” – Laney va a salir con Luis? Habrá consequencias?
Te Veo Song Packet
CH 9 
Cristiano Ronaldo jugará en el Real Madrid (con audio y lectura) http://es.maryglasgowplus.com/students/features/25579
CH 10
CH 11
Reader’s theater activity
 
CH 12
Ulama: deporte antiguo de los Mayas! http://es.maryglasgowplus.com/students/features/23834
Use with Jesse y Joy song Corazón de Campeón http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_8G_rH2MKI
CH 13
View clips from show “Grimm” to intro La llorona legend [Grimm Season 2 episode “La llorona” (on Hulu) (first few moments are great! don’t need to watch whole episode! –and in Spanish! Then show very end also)]

Embedded Reading “La Llorona” from Brycehedstrom.com

El exvoto – porqué los padres y los abuelos dirían esa leyenda a los jóvenes?
Exvoto:
CH 14
Reader’s theater
Compare and contrast the current US obsession with zombies with the legend of La Llorona
Canción – Nino zombi
Dirt Devil vacuum commercial Movie Talk "El exorcismo" + R

9 comments

  1. hello! This is my first year teaching and this is so helpful! There are some links (I think they are through evernote) that are not working for me. How could I view them?

  2. I teach a Spanish 3 and 4 split class and usually alternate curriculum from one year to the next, so that I can teach the class together (there are usually around 30 students), but they don’t have to repeat the same material. Do you have additional novel suggestions for Spanish 3 or 4. I am transitioning to all CI in the fall and your curriculum has been very helpful as a guide. Thank you!

  3. Kristy, in the development of your Spanish 3 curriculum, are you guided by any grammatical structures? Thanks! I appreciate all you share! I have had great success 2 years in a row with your Microfinance unit!

  4. Reblogged this on The Comprehensible Classroom and commented:
    What to teach in Spanish 3? I never taught Spanish 3 after switching to TCI, so I do not have a Spanish 3 curriculum. However, Kristy Placido does! She has shared a 2-post series that outlines what she teaches in Spanish 3, including links to novels, to videos/films, and to resources that she has created and sells. Check it out!

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