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Grade 7 - Spanish

Grade 7 Spanish


The Spanish curriculum follows the national standards set by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). ACTFL standards are based on the Five Cs of language learning, Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities. Seventh Grade Spanish students continue with formal instruction of Spanish that includes, exams, textbooks and homework. Students have Spanish three times a week for 50 minute blocks. Seventh grade curriculum covers chapters three through five in the textbook Avancemos Level 1, along with its workbook, as well as two readers one of which focuses on present tense conjugation and cognates . Target themes include asking questions, meals, family, clothing/shopping and places and events. Grammar is taught within the context of each theme with integrated cultural information. Seventh grade students practice using present tense verbs, ordinal numbers, stem-changing verbs and possessive adjectives. Students are encouraged to use technology outside of the  classroom to expand their learning and through their personal interests, seek to advance their understanding of the Spanish language and its many cultures.

By the end of Grade 7 Spanish, students will:
  • Greet others using phrases, and sentences through oral and written communication
  • Talk about various topics, identifying what they like and don’t like
  • Ask clarifying questions related to each theme
  • Comprehend, speak and write familiar words and phrases
  • Comprehend, speak and write familiar expressions
  • Ask for repetition and/or indicate lack of understanding in Spanish
  • Make comparisons and show possession in Spanish
  • Name all Spanish-speaking countries
  • Identify some flags and characteristics of Spanish-speaking countries and cultures
  • Share information about significant landmarks and places in the hispanosphere