I 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.”
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!
I rely quite a bit on the teacher’s guide for this novel.
Embedded Reading “La Llorona” from Brycehedstrom.com
Song: La llorona by Lila Downs https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FA7kyi0krKM and another version Lhasa https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=I3A50PfvOY0