Super Improved Spanish 1 Workbook!
Used in conjunction with TPRS (or reading-based learning), and based on a combination of the Santillana and Realidades Textbooks, this 267-page student packet includes:
-18 vocabulary lists for a Spanish Level 1 class that include the following vocabulary topics: Alphabet, Colors, Numbers, Months, Seasons, Days of the Week, Introductions, Descriptions, Family, Activities, Telling Time, Weather, School, House, Furniture, Chores, Community, Clothing, Food, Setting the Table, Preparing a Recipe, Body and Health, Television, Free Time, and Professions
-3-6 paragraphs (per vocabulary unit) using the words from the vocabulary list--to be read and translated (some paragraphs include questions based on the reading)
-worksheets, puzzles/riddles, and writing prompts for each vocabulary unit
-25 pages of cultural questions (for students to research and answer) based on each unit's theme.
-79 pages of grammatical charts, explanations, and practice pages of the following concepts: Articles, Adjectives, Possessive Adjectives, Showing Possession, Possessive Pronouns, Demonstrative Adjectives, Interrogatives, Comparisons of Inequality and Equality, Superlatives, Present Tense, Stem-Changing Verbs, Irregular Verbs, Verbs SER and ESTAR, Verb IR, Verb PODER, Phrase TENER QUE, Phrase HAY QUE, Verb GUSTAR, Present and Past Progressive Tense, Reflexive Verbs, Imperatives/Commands, and the Past Tense (Imperfect and Preterite).
-4 pages for miscellaneous vocabulary (presented through TPRS or other means) for students to keep track of notes and return to for help
Q: How is this different from your original Spanish 1 Workbook?
A: In multiple ways:
--Has double the number of pages (267 vs. 130);
--Includes Santillana and Realidades vocabulary (as opposed to Realidades vocabulary only);
--Includes cultural research pages based on the thematic units (the original had no culture).
--Includes logic puzzles and other types of riddles, including all three Familia Misteriosa puzzles (the original only included Familia Misteriosa #1 and some "who dunnit" puzzles);
--Includes additional grammar explanations such as Imperatives and Reflexives Combined, the verbs poder and ir; and the phrases tener que and hay que.
Includes additional conjugation practice pages for each grammar section (less practice in the original);
--Vocabulary practice throughout starts from basic vocabulary-comprehension... to answering questions and filling in charts about paragraphs... to writing your own paragraphs (the original only included short paragraphs for teacher discretion);
--Includes more of a variety of activities to help learn the vocabulary--activities that include drawing, coloring, writing, reading, highlighting, “setting the table”, etc.
--Reading sections at the end of each unit have six different leveled readings to help differentiate instruction (the original has the same leveled readings for each unit);
--Writing sections at the end of each unit have three different leveled assignments so students or teacher can differentiate learning (the original only has two same-leveled writing assignments).
Before purchasing this product, please note that this workbook was created for my classes of Talented and Gifted students. That means this book includes more vocabulary than the typical textbook used in the classroom (in fact, it's a combination of vocabulary lists from both the Realidades and Santillana textbooks as well as miscellaneous vocabulary used in the readings). This does not mean that it cannot be used in any classroom. Just be aware that it may include a higher number of words than your curriculum requires, and ALL words on the vocabulary lists are included in the provided readings (students may not completely understand the readings if you only teach some of the vocabulary on the lists).
If you purchase the product, you may make as many class copies as you wish. Please limit it to your own classroom.
By no means am I perfect. If there was a simple error in the product, for example, a typo or grammar mistake, or something of this nature, please email me at Clarke_Alyssa02@yahoo.com to fix it for you before leaving a bad comment or rating. Thanks!
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