Spanish III Honors Course Outline

 

Spanish III

Course Outline

 

 

First Trimester-25%

 

I.  Grammar

 

A.  review of present tense and reflexive verbs

B.  ser vs. estar

C.  preterit vs. imperfect tense

D.  prepositions and objects of prepositions

E.  present progressive tense

F.  negative

G.  hace+time+que+S+V

H.  ordinal numbers, shortened adjectives & position of adjectives

I.   comparatives & superlatives

J.   demonstrative adjectives

K.  informal commands

 

II.  Writing Projects

 

A.  autobiography

B.  composition:  Un día típico (reflexive verbs)

C.  Cuando yo era niño/a  (imperfect tense)

 

III.  Literature

 

Latin American short stories and related vocabulary

 

IV.  Conversation related to grammar, culture and literature

 

 

Second Trimester-25%

 

I.  Grammar

 

A.  future tense

B.  conditional tense

C.  perfect tenses with haber

D.  por vs. para

E.  gustar and verbs like gustar

F.  direct and indirect object pronouns

G.  adverbs

H.   long and short forms of possessive adjectives

 

 

II.  Writing Projects

 

A. children’s story using preterit and imperfect

B.  composition in future tense

C.  Spain project

 

 

III.  Culture of Spain and related vocabulary

 

A.  geography

B.  history

C.  art

D.  culture and customs

 

IV.  Conversation related to grammar and culture above

 

Third Trimester-25%

 

I.  Grammar

 

A.  present and imperfect subjunctive

B.  commands

 

II.  Writing Projects

 

A.  journals

B.  compositions

 

III.  Literature & related vocabulary

 

El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha

 

IV.  Conversation related to grammar, culture and literature above 

 

 

Midterm Exam-10%

 

 

Final Exam-15%