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SPANISH 1

DATE ASSIGNED

ASSIGNMENT
* nightly assignments are generally due upon one's return to the following class, unless otherwise stipulated.

Monday

5/31

Día Memorial: no hay clases

Tuesday

6/01

Repaso: Capítulo 8 - In-class review

Wednesday

6/02

Repaso: Capítulo 8 - In-class review

Thursday

6/03

no se reúne

Friday

6/04

Repaso: Capítulo 8 - In-class review

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • PERIOD 2 FINAL EXAM: Monday, June 7th (1:00pm-3:15pm)
  • By its very nature, foreign language is a cumulative study. Consequently, the final exam in Spanish 1 shall concentrate on Chapter 8.
  • You are highly encouraged to study in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, interactively with the Chapter 8 on-line activities accessible from the Glencoe website below, linked directly below.

SPAN 1
Composición #1

Mi vida

With a topic titled "My Life", I want to learn as much about you as your basic Spanish 1 skills allow. Therefore, you are asked to use the vocabulary from Chapter 1 (pp.22-23 and pp. 26-27), as well as the complementary grammar lessons (pp.30-39), as a base (you may venture further, so therefore don't forget to incorporate the things you learned in the preliminary lessons, prior to Chapter 1) to prepare a typed, three paragraph, one-page composition in Spanish. It will likely be about three-quarters of a page of written material, not counting the header and title at the top.

In your introductory paragraph, say hello and introduce yourself. Mention where you are from (i.e., country, in what state, and from what city). Then tell me when your birthday is and how old you are. For the latter, use the following structure, not yet taught by me: Yo tengo ? años.

In addition to your introductory and concluding paragraphs, you should have one body paragraph. Start your body paragraph by describing yourself in detail, first physically and then in another sentence what kind of person you believe yourself to be. Also use this paragraph to tell me what you are not, both physically and in terms of your character. Use as many adjectives as reasonably possible.

In your final paragraph, tell me from what school you are currently a student. Describe SSFS, using a few more adjectives. After you mention being a student from El colegio de Sandy Spring Friends or, if you prefer, la escuela Sandy Spring Friends, describe it. Then tell me what you think of a few of your classes (not the ones that do not appear on p.27 of your text) and describe your teachers, again using as many adjectives as possible (be kind). Also, tell me who some of your friends are and describe them too. And finally, say an appropriate "good-bye."

  • must be typed
  • must be double-spaced
  • must have title (see above) - underlined and centered
  • one of the top corners must contain (single-spaced):
    • Your Name
    • Class (Español 1) & Period (Período ?)
    • My Name (Profesor Eduardo Alejandro Polón)
    • Date (en español)
  • All diacritical marks must be done on computer (please refer to class webpage for explanation)
  • must be no larger than font size 12, using a standard font (e.g. Times Roman or Ariel)
  • must be one page - no more, no less (if it’s longer, edit it down)

Though not required, you are each highly encouraged to arrange a meeting with me to go over a draft to receive constructive criticism. You must set up an official time with me to sit down for this process, should you choose to take advantage of this opportunity.



SPAN 1
Composición #2

Una semana típica en mi vida

With a topic titled "A Typical Week in My Life", I want to learn as much about how you spend your time, both at school as well as outside of it, as your basic Spanish 1 skills allow.

You are asked to use the vocabulary from Chapter 3 (pp.92-93 and pp. 96-97), as well as the complementary grammar lessons (pp.100-107), as a base (you may venture further, so therefore don't forget to incorporate the things you learned from the preliminary lessons up to the present, inlcuding, when necessary, the use of the verb tener) to prepare a typed, four paragraph, one-page composition in Spanish. It will likely be about three-quarters of a page of written material, not counting the header and title at the top.

In your brief introductory paragraph, as you did in your first compostion, once again, begin by saying hello and introducing yourself. In the second sentence, use two adjectives to describe the general way you feel about your schedule (mi horario). Then, in a third sentence, tell me you have many obligations (obligaciones) durante the week and weekend. Feel free to add to the introductory paragraph, if you feel you can.

In addition to your introductory and concluding paragraphs, you should have two body paragraphs. The first body paragraph should be focused on the school week (mi semana escolar) - Monday through Friday. The second body paragraph should be devoted to your weekend (mi fin de semana) - Saturday and Sunday. Organize yourself by dedicating sentences, not only, to a particular day, but a particular time of the day (e.g., Los lunes por la mañana yo..., Los martes por la tarde yo..., Los sábados por la noche yo...). Be creative. using the aforementioned format, you should be able to write at least three sentences per day of the week. You should be exploring all the verbs you know, and not only using them in the yo form: ser, estar, tener, ir, hablar, dar, enseñar, estudiar, escuchar, mirar, prestar, levantar, contestar, tomar, sacar, regresar, navegar, enviar, trabajar, necesitar, buscar, comprar, pagar, etc.

In your brief concluding paragraph, start by reiterating what you feel about your weekly schedule, similar to how you did it in your introduction. The second sentence of your conclusion should underscore the first sentence by synthesizing your week (e.g., From school to homework, and from family to friends my life is...) In a third sentence let me know how you feel about your schedule (i.e, are you happy or sad about your schedule). And finally, like you did in your original composition, once again say an appropriate "good-bye", but this time - because your life is so busy - also tell me you need to go somewhere (you decide).

  • must be typed
  • must be double-spaced
  • must have title (see above) - underlined and centered
  • one of the top corners must contain (single-spaced):
    • Your Name
    • Class (Español 1) & Period (Período ?)
    • My Name (Profesor Eduardo Alejandro Polón)
    • Date (en español)
  • All diacritical marks must be done on computer (please refer to class webpage for explanation)
  • must be no larger than font size 12, using a standard font (e.g. Times Roman or Ariel)
  • must be one page - no more, no less (if it’s longer, edit it down)

Though not required, you are each highly encouraged to arrange a meeting with me to go over a draft to receive constructive criticism. You must set up an official time with me to sit down for this process, should you choose to take advantage of this opportunity.



SPAN 1
Composición #3

Mi opinión de los deportes

With a topic titled "My Opinion on Sports", I want you to write as much as as your basic Spanish 1 skills allow about athletics (i.e., identify, provide cultural background/popularity, describe your personal interest and ability, etc.).

You are asked to use the vocabulary from Chapter 5 (pp.162-163 and pp. 166-167), as well as the complementary grammar lessons (pp.170-171, p.172, and p.175), as a base (you may venture further, so therefore don't forget to incorporate the things you learned from the preliminary lessons up to the present, as well as the Cultural Lessons on pp.180 & 182) to prepare a typed, three paragraph, one-page composition in Spanish. It will likely be about three-quarters of a page of written material, not counting the header and title at the top.

In your introductory paragraph, talk about the different athletic opportunities available to you at SSFS. Think about organizing it into the different seasons, as a way to expand your written expression. What is required of students in terms of participation in athletics at SSFS? Are there any teams you like? Why or why not?

In your body paragraph, tell me what interests you and what you like versus what does not interest you and what you do not like. Using good and several descriptors, explain in each case why you feel this way. Elaborate.

In your concluding paragraph, start by telling me what it is you want to do athletically and why. Then use some of the expressions with the infinitive learned in Chapter 4 (e.g., tener que, ir a) to describe what you are going to play in the future and what you have to do to meet this goal.

  • must be typed
  • must be double-spaced
  • must have title (see above) - underlined and centered
  • one of the top corners must contain (single-spaced):
    • Your Name
    • Class (Español 1) & Period (Período ?)
    • My Name (Profesor Eduardo Alejandro Polón)
    • Date (en español)
  • All diacritical marks must be done on computer (please refer to class webpage for explanation)
  • must be no larger than font size 12, using a standard font (e.g. Times Roman or Ariel)
  • must be one page - no more, no less (if it’s longer, edit it down)

Though not required, you are each highly encouraged to arrange a meeting with me to go over a draft to receive constructive criticism. You must set up an official time with me to sit down for this process, should you choose to take advantage of this opportunity.



SPAN 1
Composición #4

Mi vacación

* From the Practice for written proficiency found on p.257 of your textbook

In this fourth and final composition, you are tasked with writing a composition on what you did during a real or imaginary vacation in a Spanish speaking country.

Prewrite:

  • Decide on the resort you are going to say you visited. You may want to re-read some information about the place in your textbook.
  • Since you are going to describe what you did, you must use the past tense. Make a list of all the -ar verbs you know that relate to your vacation. You will also want to use ir and ser.
  • Use the verbs in your list to write sentences about what you did or what others did who were with you.

Write:

  • Begin with an attention-grabbing introduction that tells where, when, and with whom you went.
  • Organize your writing. You may want to use chronological order, or you may prefer to organize by activity or people involved.
  • Write a conclusion. End by telling why you had a great time. Lo pasé muy bien porque...

Postwrite:

  • Do not forget that you will be evaluated on the correct use and spelling of the verbs in the past tense, as well as on how organized, understandable, and interesting your composition is. So be sure to read over your composition carefully and correct any errors you find. Errors in grammar or spelling could lead to confusion on the part of the reader.
  • must be typed
  • must be double-spaced
  • must have title (see above) - underlined and centered
  • one of the top corners must contain (single-spaced):
    • Your Name
    • Class (Español 1) & Period (Período ?)
    • My Name (Profesor Eduardo Alejandro Polón)
    • Date (en español)
  • All diacritical marks must be done on computer (please refer to class webpage for explanation)
  • must be no larger than font size 12, using a standard font (e.g. Times Roman or Ariel)
  • must be one page - no more, no less (if it’s longer, edit it down)

Though not required, you are each highly encouraged to arrange a meeting with me to go over a draft to receive constructive criticism. You must set up an official time with me to sit down for this process, should you choose to take advantage of this opportunity.