Upper Elementary Spanish students participate in activities organized around listening comprehension, reading comprehension, speaking, writing, and cultural aspects of Hispanic countries.
Upper Elementary Spanish students participate in activities organized around the following skills:
Culture: Understand appropriate gestures and oral expressions for greetings, leave-talking and common classroom interactions such as: formal and informal greetings. Cultural activities include games and songs, birthdays, and celebrations typical of Hispanic countries.
- Listening Comprehension: Understanding the main points and some of the detail from a short spoken passage, such as what people are wearing or doing; an announcement or message from the teacher; an expression of a character in a video; conversations about likes/dislikes and wellness; and telephone conversations.
- Reading Comprehension: Understanding the main points and some of the detail from a written passage, such as information about a friend; a description of someone’s school day; a description of how someone is feeling; the sequence of events in a story; and directions to an address.
- Speaking: Participation in a simple conversation in Spanish, including expressing opinions; discussing favorite foods; describing a picture; describing the weather; asking for and giving directions; retelling a narrative; and describing a restaurant and its food.
- Writing: Writing a short text on a familiar topic, including writing a postcard or simple message; composing a brief description of clothes, a person, an animal, or a place; and composing a greeting card.