La Clase de la Sra. Moloney

4H

By the end of Term I students should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

Incorporate all previously-learned skills from level 3 Spanish

  • Identify and cite examples of the (8) major parts of speech in Spanish
  • Utilize proper definite and indefinite articles
  • Use the “a” personal properly
  • Know how and when to use a subject pronoun when appropriate
  • Conjugate all verbs in the present/preterite/imperfect/future/conditional tenses
  • Compare and contrast the preterite and imperfect tenses and utilize them in the proper context
  • Utilize the future and condition to express probability
  • Narrate actions in the past in sequence
  • Set the scene, describe, and indicate feelings and opinions in the past
  • Shorten and position adjectives for appropriate use and meaning
  • Identify gender of nouns by key endings – guessing from context
  • Recognize and apply reflexive verbs in context
  • Utilize direct object and indirect object pronouns to communicate effectively and efficiently in the target language
  • Employ verbs like to “gustar” to express likes, dislikes, interests, etc.
  • Communicate what is going to happen in the “near future”
  • Respond to daily question/answer sessions in the target language
  • Choose ser/estar to describe feelings, opinions, descriptions, etc.
  • Detail and a give a general overview on the origins of the Spanish language and its historical/cultural influences
  • Discuss/compare/contrast the role of religion in Spanish-speaking nations with other countries

By the end of Term II students should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Incorporate all previously-learned skills from Term I Spanish 4
  • Narrate actions beginning in the past by using the (4) perfects tenses and the idiomatic expression “acabar de”.
  • Create and follow commands and instructions (imperative mood) in all forms (both formal and informal)
  • Describe acts in progressive (in all tenses)
  • Utilize expressions with “hace” to describe duration of time and weather
  • Solicit information utilizing interrogative words while forming questions
  • Discuss ownership using possessive adjectives and pronouns
  • Discuss/compare/contrast the role of family (both traditional and non-traditional) in Spanish-speaking nations with other countries
  • Identify, analyze, and discuss the cultural nuances of various Hispanic nations and the role of age and gender
  • Employ colloquial phrases to initiate, organize, and end a conversation in order to effectively and authentically communicate in the target language

By the end of Term III students should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Incorporate all previously-learned skills from Term I/II Spanish 4
  • Utilize the present and present perfect subjunctive to express wishes, desires, emotions, doubts, about what other will do/have done
  • Speak in the hypothetical through the use of the subjunctive mood and adjectival clauses
  • Utilize particular adverbial conjunctions with the appropriate mood to address condition or time
  • Employ advanced colloquial phrases to initiate, organize, and end a conversation in order to effectively and authentically communicate in the target language

By the end of Term IV students should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Incorporate all previously-learned skills from Term I/II/III Spanish 4
  • Utilize the imperfect and pluperfect subjunctive with:

noun clauses
adjectival clauses
adverbial clauses

  • Speak in the hypothetical through the use IF clauses
  • Utilize all of the subjunctive and indicative tenses appropriately in accordance with the sequence of tense rule
  • Identify and characterize written selections by mood and tense
  • Utilize the diminutive and superlative forms for emphasis and identification
  • Employ advanced colloquial phrases to actively engage and sustain a meaningful conversation in order to effectively and authentically communicate in the target language
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