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The Challenges of Teaching Spanish Two

The challenges of Teaching Spanish Two

     Spanish Two is the most difficult curriculum to teach because of the disparity in the proficiency levels of the students.  Some can hold conversations with you and others don’t remember how to answer, “¿Cómo te llamas?” 

     To tackle this challenge, I begin by giving my students a diagnostic test to assess their skill levels.  I don’t grade it.  Then, I spend almost a month reviewing Spanish One vocabulary and grammar concepts.  After that, I give the students the same Spanish One Review test I gave them in the beginning, this time, for a grade.  I call or email parents of students who earn a C or lower and set them up with a tutor.  (My advanced students tutor for $10 an hour.)

     You can also schedule most of your Spanish One and Two classes consecutively if your school is on the block schedule.  Teaching a year-long Spanish 1-2 class significantly decreases the time needed to review.

     Several of you have requested lesson plans for Spanish Two and I am planning on posting those in August of 2016.

     In the meantime, I have bundled all of my Spanish Two PowerPoints, TPR Stories, Activities, and curriculum for Spanish Two.  Almost everything you would need is in this bundle except the daily lesson plans.  However, the PowerPoints are complete lessons and practically teach the vocabulary and concepts themselves.  Click on the image above to see the bundle.

     Each Spanish PowerPoint has instruction, check-for-understanding, quided practice, and closure.  A substitute could teach the lesson in your absence using the PowerPoints.  Check it out and let me know if I left something out that you would like to see included!