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Kamiakin Middle School
World Languages
An overview of the World Language classes offered

World Language:

8th Grade Spanish 1

The district-adopted series, Asi se dice, provides the basis for the course and includes the text, a practice workbook, CDs for listening activities, integrated videos, vocabulary-teaching illustrations, Internet-based activities, communicative tools, and a wide variety of proficiency testing mechanisms.


Areas of Focus

Assessment Tools




Introductory Chapter(1st qtr.)

Pronunciation, accents, alphabet, cognates, borrowed terms, vowel and consonant combinations

          FOR ALL CHAPTERS           Homework: 3-4 assignments/wk

Chapter 1 (1st qtr.)

Theme: friendship

In-class assignments: 2-3/wk

Chapter 2 (1st qtr.)

Theme: school

Vocabulary/grammar quizzes; 1-2/wk

Chapter 3 (2nd qtr.)

Theme: sports/leisure activities

Skits, other oral presentations: weekly

2nd qtr.

Preparation for National Spanish examination

Partner activities: 1-2/wk

Chapter 4 (2nd qtr.)

Theme: food

Projects: 2nd & 4th quarters

Chapter 5 (2nd qtr.)

Theme: family

District mandated assessments at mid-term and at final exam time

Chapter 6 (3rd qtr.)

Theme: clothing


Chapter 7 (3rd qtr.)

Theme: leisure/vacation time


Chapter 8 (4th qtr.)

Theme: home


Chapter 9 (4th qtr.)

Theme: health


Chapter 10 (4th qtr.)

Theme: community




 World Language Teacher