Spanish I

Unidad 4


a Perú

Bienvenidos a Perú

Unidad 4  Objectives

In this unit you will learn the following:

- To express preferences and likes by dregree.

- To express necessity.

- To express actions.

- To describe and to value.

Conjugation Sheet

Spanish 1 Syllabus


Spanish I 

Mrs. Ortiz 


School Mission Statement – Our mission is to provide all students with quality instruction while stressing the importance of respecting others, sharing responsibility, and embracing the concept of lifelong learning.


Honor Code – On my honor, as a Pace High School student, I will do my own school work, uphold the ideals and rules of Pace High School, and protect the good name of my school. 



Objectives of this class are to introduce students to the Spanish language and its culture outlined by the Sunshine State Standards for level 1 of a foreign language.  To develop listening, speaking and pronunciation skills, and fostering cross-cultural understanding.  Emphasis will be placed on the five curriculum strands: communication, cultures, connections with other disciplines, comparison and experiences. 


At the end of this course 

  • Students will develop communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing Spanish. 

  • Students will be able to use the language to communicate and acquire new information and knowledge. 

  • Students will learn about and experience other cultures. 




Required Background 

It is recommended to successfully complete this course that the student: 

  • English: 90; English Honors: 80; if room permits for 9th and 10th grade students 

  • Is able to focus and participate actively in class. 

  • Understands that memorization and practice are key elements in learning a foreign language. 

  • Understands that reading enhances vocabulary building and retention of foreign language skills. 

  • Is able to stay on task individually and in groups. 


Required Materials 

To successfully complete this course, you will need: 


  • Español Santillana Level 1 

  • Practice Workbook Level 1

  • $12.00 Lab Fee - Not required but greatly appreciated. 

  • 1” binder with dividers and pockets 

  • Paper, pen (color, for correcting), #2 pencil 

  • Highlighter 

  • Classroom set of textbooks are provided.  Personal textbooks may be checked out to take home and returned at the end of the year.  


Additional  Resources 

  • Spanish children’s books 

  • Spanish Magazines   

  • Nook Tablet E-books 

  • Samsung Tablets 




Online Resources 


Course Schedule  

Spanish I    

(1st and 2nd semester)       

Español Santillana 1  Textbook and Workbook 




1.  All classroom disruptions will be handled in accordance with the policies in the student handbook.  

2.  Roll will be checked in accordance with a seating chart. 

3.  The Agenda Planner must be brought to class each day and a daily entry made. 

4.  Expect to work bell to bell every day!! Begin daily warm up as soon as you enter classroom.   

5.  Chewing gum is not allowed in class during speaking activities.

6.  Phone usage will not be allowed in class unless otherwise directed by Mrs. Ortiz. 


1.  Be kind and respect one and other.  Respect thoughts, beliefs, and ideas. 

2.  Be respectful

3.  Follow code of conduct guidelines.


Contact Information 


  • Erica Ortiz 


  • Parents must initiate the email correspondence to establish communication with the teacher and email form completed to respond to emails from parent.  

  • I have an open door policy each morning before classes begin 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.(unless I am on duty) for making up assignments and tests, an appointment must be made.  




Grading Policies: 


Tests, quizzes, notebook, projects----------------40% 

Daily work--------------------------------------------30% 

Class participation and oral proficiency --------- 20% 

Reading Activities ---------------------------------- 10% 


Tests:   Test and quizzes will be given throughout each lesson and at the end of each chapter.  Make-up chapter or unit tests will be given upon your return to school.

Daily work:  Keep up with your work!  If you are absent, check website at computer station in class if you don’t have access to one at home. This should be checked before returning to class.  A neat and well-organized notebook will be kept and graded.  NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED.


Class participation:  Class participation is very important in Spanish class.  Occasionally, we will work in cooperative learning groups in which you will have a specific job to do. 

You are still responsible for your own work even though you have a support system.


Your agenda planner grade such as syllabus signature and mid-term signatures will count as a participation grade; therefore, parent signatures are necessary for those assignments grades.


EXTRA CREDIT:  Extra credit can only be earned by accumulating extra credit points throughout the quarter.  A maximum of 15 extra credit points can be used each quarter.  Only show me extra credit when I call for it please! Extra credit points will not be added to quarter exams or to your final quarter grade. 






Occasionally we will be viewing movies either in Spanish or movies with Spanish culture content.  Listed below are movies from which we may choose with their indicated ratings.  Your signature in the AGENDA PLANNER gives permission to view these movies.  If you object to any movie, please indicate so. 


Children’s movies (in Spanish);                                               Rating 


Beauty and the Beast                                                                   G 

101 Dalmatians                                                                             G 

Shrek I, II, III                                                                                  G 

Lion King                                                                                       G 

Toy Story I, II, III                                                                            G 

Monsters Inc.                                                                                 G 

The Little Mermaid                                                                       G 

E.T.                                                                                                   G 

Puss in Boots                                                                                 G 

UP                                                                                                   G 

Kung Fu Panda                                                                             G 

Beverley Hills Chihuahua I II                                                       G 

Over the Hedge                                                                           G 

Frozen                                                                                            G 


Other movies: 


Man of the Mancha                                                                    PG 

 The Mask of Zorro                                                                     PG13 

                                                                  Selena                                                                                           PG                                                                    La Bamba                                                                                    PG 

         Don Quixote                                                                               not rated 

Spanglish                                                                                    PG13 

    Gloria Estefan –Music video                                                   not rated 

Take My Lead                                                                             PG 

The mask of Zorro II                                                                 PG 

The Cat in the Hat                                                                     PG 

Nacho Libre                                                                                PG 

Stand and Deliver                                                                      PG 

Goal I,II                                                                                       PG 

Under the Same Moon                                                             PG13 

Don Juan DeMarco                                                                   PG13 

The Book of Life                                                                        PG 

McFarland, USA                                                                        PG 

Moana                                                                                         PG 

Coco                                                                                             PG 

Ferdinand                                                                                   PG 

Wonder                                                                                       PG

                                                                   Dora the Explorer:  The lost city of gold                                   PG

                                                                   Geography Now videos A-Z (Latin America)                           PG-13

                                                                  Introduction to Spain                                                                   PG(Not rated)

                                                                   Top 10 Latin America countries to live in                                 PG-13

                                                                   Geography of Latin America                                                      PG

                                                                   The perfect game                                                                        PG



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