Camden Hills Regional High School

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Spanish IV
World Languages
 
Description:
Spanish 4 is designed for the student who has successfully completed Spanish 3 and is enthusiastic about speaking, reading and writing in Spanish. Vocabulary acquisition continues to be a primary focus. Reading and writing assignments increase in length and complexity.  Students read abridged versions of classics such as Lazarillo de Tormes and Don Quijote as well as short stories, fables, poetry and a brief history of Mexico. After a review of the present, preterit, imperfect, future and conditional tenses, students will learn to use the perfect tenses. In the third quarter they will be introduced to present and imperfect subjunctive verbs.  Fourth quarter verbs focus on commands.  Much of the class is conducted in Spanish. Speaking and listening skills are strengthened through work in the Language Lab and interviews of Spanish speaking members of the community.
 
Outcomes:
By the end of the course students can be expected to:
  1. have an increased understanding of spoken Spanish.
  2. be able to speak and write using strings of sentences in the past, present and future.
  3. be able to identify the main idea and some supporting details of an informational text.
  4. be able to plan and deliver a brief report on a self-selected topic.
  5. recognize noun and verb forms and how they function in the second language in relation to comparable elements in English.