Spanish

The Spanish language program at St. Francis de Sales begins in the first grade. In the earlier grades, children learn basic vocabulary such as numbers, colors, days of the week, and greetings. As the grades progress, vocabulary is increased, and verb conjugations are introduced. By eighth grade, students have developed skills in the three modes of communication: Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational.

Curriculum

Elementary School

(1st - 3rd)

Intermediate School

(4th - 5th)

Middle School 

(6th - 8th)



SPANISH

1ST GRADE

  • Hispanic culture
  • Greetings
  • Poems
  • Alphabet
  • Verbs
  • Write words
  • Reading sentences
  • Numbers to 10
  • Colors
  • Farm and Zoo Animals
  • Family members

2ND GRADE

  • Hispanic culture
  • Seasons
  • Familia
  • Poems
  • Alphabet
  • Conjugate Verbs
  • Write Sentences
  • Read Paragraphs
  • Numbers to 20
  • Shapes
  • Sea and Wild Animals
  • Food

3RD GRADE

  • Hispanic culture
  • Poems
  • Calendar
  • Write Questions
  • Write Paragraphs
  • Read Stories
  • Numbers to 100
  • School-Related Vocabulary
  • Days of the week/ Months of the year  
  • Weather
  • Tener Expressions


ALL INTERMEDIATE AND  MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADES focus on

discovering and understanding the culture of various Spanish Speaking countries through fiction and non-fiction texts, authentic experiences, and project-based learning.

4TH GRADE

  • PRIMARY TEXT: Viva el Español -¿Qué tal?, McGraw Hill 
  • Listening, speaking, writing through these themes:
    • Body Parts
    • Clothing
    • Who are you?

  • Grammar is taught through the following verbs:
    • Doler
    • Quedar
    • Ser

5TH GRADE

    • PRIMARY TEXT: Viva el Español- ¡Adelante!, McGraw Hill
    • Listening, speaking, writing through these themes:
  • Sports/ Hobbies
  • The Community 
  • In the City 

  • Grammar is taught through the following verbs:
    • Jugar
    • Conocer
    • Informal Commands (multiple verbs)
    • Present - ar verbs (yo form)

6TH GRADE

  • PRIMARY TEXT: Así se Dice- 1A, McGraw Hill
  • Listening, speaking, writing though these themes;
    • Who are you?
    • Family
    • School
    • Food
  • Grammar
    • Adjective agreement
    • Descriptive Verbs
    • Present tense regular Verbs

7TH GRADE

  • PRIMARY TEXT: Así se Dice- 1B, McGraw Hill
  • Themes
    • Well-being
    • Vacations
    • Free time
    • Shopping
  • Grammar
    • Ser vs Estar
    • Past tense verbs (preterite)
    • Affirmative and negative words

8TH GRADE

  • PRIMARY TEXT: Así se Dice- 2, McGraw Hill
  • Themes
    • Airport
    • Daily Routine/Camping
    • Restaurant
    • Celebrations
  • Grammar
    • Present Progressive
    • Reflexive verbs
    • Stem Changers (Present & preterite)