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

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6 thoughts on “My Spanish 3 Curriculum – Semester 1

  1. srarobbinsblog December 30, 2016 / 8:51 AM

    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!

  2. Martina Bex August 3, 2016 / 5:02 PM

    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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