**Contact Information

August 31, 2012

Contact Information and Student Resources:

Contact Information:

Yvette Claeys

303-450-3941 Ext. 205 (hours available 7:00-11:30)

yvette.claeys@stargateschool.org

yvetteclaeys@comcast.net

Resource Information:

website – www.http://yeclaeys.wordpress.com

Homework

5th Grade – http://yeclaeys.wordpress.com/stargate-5th-grade-spanish-assignments/

6th - 8th A Grade A-Day – http://yeclaeys.wordpress.com/stargate-6th-grade-spanish-homework-assignments/

6th – 8th A Grade B day - http://yeclaeys.wordpress.com/stargate-6-8th-spanish-a-day/

8th Grade C – http://yeclaeys.wordpress.com/stargate-7th-and-8th-spanish-b-day-homeworkassignments/

   Textbook information – Realidades 1, 2011

www.successnetplus.com

http://yeclaeys.wordpress.com/realidades-e-book-and-other-related-resources/

    other related resources

E-book login information

Open Internet explorer (It has to be Internet Explorer)

go to https://www.successnetplus.com/

Click on check settings and change settings

username:  firstname.lastname (in most cases) – firstname.middleinitial.lastname (in others)

password:  espanol1 (make sure it is the number one at the end)

click on login

click on enter

click on REALIDADES 1 ©2011 (listed)

click on e – Realidades 1 (upper right hand corner)*

scroll to page you want on the left

click on switch to audio mode in right side of toolbar

* If you get an error message try accessing the book this way:

Don’t click on e – Realidades 1 (upper right hand corner)                                                                

Click on Tools and then scroll down to Realidades under e- text

  Grammar powerpoints

http://yeclaeys.wordpress.com/stargate-middle-school-grammar/

  Vocabulary Lessons and powerpoints

http://yeclaeys.wordpress.com/spanish-powerpoints/

http://yeclaeys.wordpress.com/stargate-middle-school-lessons/

  Conversations

http://yeclaeys.wordpress.com/stargate-spanish-conversations/

Electronic Flashcards

**Welcome to Stargate Spanish Program

October 12, 2010

(click on picture above to get to main site)

My contact information: 

yvette.claeys@stargateschool.org

yvetteclaeys@comcast.net

 Google Voice

303-736-9757 – call between 12:30 P.M. and 10:30 P.M. (code 3951 -for me)

303-450-3936 Ex. 159  (hours available 7:00-11:30)

E-book login information

Open Internet explorer (It has to be Internet Explorer)
go to https://www.successnetplus.com/
Click on check settings and change settings
username:  firstname.lastname
password:  espanol1
click on login
click on enter
click on REALIDADES 1 ©2011 (listed)
click on E – Realidades 1 (upper right hand corner)
scroll to page you want on the left
click on switch to audio mode in right side of tool bar

Language learning strategies

Here you will find various strategies to use at home to study and practice your Spanish.  This includes the websites that follow.

http://www.youtube.com/

Type in what you are wanting to study.  Example:  days in Spanish.

https://www.google.com/

Type in what you want to study and how.  Example: days in Spanish video, practice, worksheet, flashcards, etc.

 http://www.spanishspanish.com/                                                                             

username:  claeysclass                                                                             

password:   espanol

http://www.studyspanish.com/

http://www.intro2spanish.com/index.html

http://www.spanishdict.com/

http://www.123teachme.com/learn_spanish/beginner/

www.senorwooly.com

Click on sign in.  Type in all info required.  Use this code:  SdwFaLv

 5th – 8th Grade

Pages

Stargate School Spanish Supply List

These are the supplies needed to be successful for class:

  1. 1″ 3-ring binder with 5 dividers
  2. 2 dry erase markers
  3. 1 pack of 100 3×5 index cards

Stargate Middle School Class Expectations, Grading and At Home Practice

Here students can find what I am looking for as far as participation and effort; how I grade, and what At Home practice looks like.

Stargate Spanish 5th grade Classroom and Homework Assignments

Stargate Spanish 6th grade Classroom and Homework Assignments

Stargate Middle School Spanish 7th/8th A-Day Classroom and Homework Assignments

Here students will find what was covered in class, homework, how to practice target vocabulary and other useful information.  This is updated daily and I try to stay one day ahead for those who are absent.

Stargate Middle School 7th/8th Spanish B-Day Classroom and Homework Assignments

Here students will find what was covered in class, homework, how to practice target vocabulary and other useful information.  This is updated daily and I try to stay one day ahead for those who are absent.

Stargate Middle School Spanish At Home Practice Guidelines

Here students and parents will find a list of guidelines, ways and links to help with at-home practice. 

Stargate Middle School Spanish Lessons

This page consists of the powerpoints used in class.  Students can review vocabulary, tongue twisters, stories.  For at home practice, story pages can be viewed so students can retell them on their own; grammar and vocabulary can be practiced with the links inside the powerpoints which include songs practicing the words.

Stargate Middle School Vocabulary

This page consists of resources for the textbook, other vocabulary lists and other powerpoints students can use review vocabulary from K-6 or acquire new vocabulary.  Good for at home practice.

Stargate Middle School Conversations

Here students will find the conversations that we practiced in class. After folding the page in half,  students can practice the conversations by looking at the English as much as possible and looking at the Spanish translation only when absolutely necessary.

Stargate Middle School Grammar

Here students will find the grammar concepts that we practiced in class as well as others we have not. necessary.

Storytelling Template and hints

 This page consists of a template and hints to create original stories using target vocabulary.   Good for at home practice.  Can be done aloud without any writing or written for other homework assignments.

Stargate Middle School Grade Project ideas and Rubrics

These are ideas and web addresses to assist students in creating projects.  The rubrics used to grade student projects are at the end.

 Spanish Resources on the Web

This page consists of extra sites where students can expand their knowledge of and growth in Spanish.

Kindergarten Pages

 Stargate Kindergarten Spanish Lessons

This page consists of the management plan I use and the powerpoints used in class.  Students can review vocabulary, tongue twisters, stories.  For at home practice, story pages can be printed and students can make their own books, read aloud to you, or practice writing the story on another sheet of paper.    They can answer the questions and do the true false activities as well.

There are also extra sites to help reinforce vocabulary and teach new vocabulary.

Spanish Resources on the Web

This page consists of extra sites where students can expand their knowledge of and growth in Spanish.

**Exploratory Continuum

January 6, 2010

Exploratory Class (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking is expected at all levels, but the focus of this level is speaking and listening)

The purpose of an exploratory class is to expose students to languages so that they can make decisions on which language(s) they would like to study further. These classes vary in levels of language proficiency to be achieved, amount of cultural knowledge to be gained, and time required to reach the program goals. Classes are designed to provide a grade appropriate learning experience aiming for some degree of language proficiency.

Listening

 Follow clear, basic directions in group situations
 Listen to and derive meaning from a variety of spoken language sources and situations
 Understand a variety of spoken messages
 Recognize words, phrases, expressions, and grammatical structures
 Recognize patterns of sound in oral language
 Demonstrate comprehension through appropriate responses
 Identify main idea, details and sequence of events from a variety of sources

Speaking

 Speak in the target language for a variety of purposes with diverse audiences
 Apply pronunciation rules and intonation patterns
 Use vocabulary, grammatical forms, and structures of the target language to convey meaning
 Use gestures, single words, simple phrases and complete sentences during greetings and to communicate needs in social and academic settings
 Deliver short presentations on content area concepts which may include conversations and/or visual aids
 Use some humor

Reading

 Interpret written language on a variety of topics
 Recognize words, phrases, expressions, and grammatical structures
 Demonstrate knowledge of sound-symbol relationship in context
 Apply reading skills from their first language to comprehend various texts
 Identify main ideas, details and sequence of events from visually-supported texts
 Predict meaning of unknown words based on the context

Writing

 Write simple sentences and phrases using a model and attending to basic conventions to convey meaning
 Write about personal and group experiences using background knowledge and illustrations
 Format written work appropriately e.g., margins, dates, and indenting
 Spell frequently used words and sight words correctly in the context of writing

Cultural Competency

 Observe and identify everyday cultural practices
 Use culturally appropriate gestures, body language and oral expressions for common or familiar interactions
 Listen to or read materials in the language from the cultures being studied.

**Exploratory World Languages

August 11, 2008


Exploratory World Languages Philosophy

The purpose of an exploratory language program is to expose young second language learners to a new language through lots of hands-on activities with the goal of opening their minds to the culture of the speakers of that language.

These students will not be fluent and will not acquire the grammar skills of a more comprehensive high school level course, and the vocabulary will be very basic.

Course Goals

The world language middle school exploratory course will:
• Introduce students to French and / or Spanish so they may make an informed choice for further
language study.
• Build readiness for language study, including strategies to use in learning them.
• Build an appreciation of history, geography, and culture.
• Introduce beginning level vocabulary in each language.
• Help students enjoy the experience of learning about another language and culture.

GUIDELINES FOR WORLD LANGUAGES EXPLORATORY

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: LISTENING LEARNING EXPECTATIONS:
Students comprehend memorized basic vocabulary.
Students comprehend simple questions/statements about familiar subjects.

STUDENTS WILL DEMONSTRATE LEARNING BY:
• understanding and responding to basic greetings and courtesy expressions;
• responding appropriately to commands directing classroom activities;
• demonstrating an understanding of words and sentences previously taught;

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: SPEAKING LEARNING EXPECTATIONS:
Students can ask questions or make statements with reasonable accuracy involving words and
short phrases.

STUDENTS WILL DEMONSTRATE THEIR LEARNING BY:
• using basic courtesy expressions; greetings and good-byes; making introductions;
• using the language to communicate in controlled situations;

Middle School World Language Exploratory Guide

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: READING LEARNING EXPECTATIONS:
Students have sufficient comprehension to recognize selected vocabulary.

STUDENTS WILL DEMONSTRATE THEIR LEARNING BY:
• recognizing the written symbols for selected sounds, words, and expressions;
• recognizing how some punctuation and diacritical marks affect meaning;
• reading aloud a familiar dialogue and attempting proper pronunciation, intonation and stress:

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: WRITING LEARNING EXPECTATIONS:
Students will be able to write simple fixed expressions and limited memorized material.
Students will be able to write simple memorized material even though misspellings and
inaccuracies may be frequent.

STUDENTS WILL DEMONSTRATE THEIR LEARNING BY:
• writing familiar material with correct spelling, punctuation, diacritical markings and
capitalization;
• using appropriate reference materials (i.e. dictionaries, glossaries, grammar handbooks, the internet);

LANGUAGE CONTEXT: GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY and CULTURE
COURSE EXPECTATIONS:

Students will develop a geographical knowledge base to aid in understanding world cultures.
Students will be introduced to the history of the cultures studied.
Middle School World Language Exploratory Guide
Students will gain an awareness of the differences and similarities of the cultures studied.

STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
• demonstrate knowledge of the geography of the countries studied.
• demonstrate greeting procedures peculiar to the culture (methods of address, etc.);
• demonstrate elementary understanding of the traditions and important aspects of everyday
life


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