TPR is the methodology basis for this curriculum. Active participation is encouraged in every class; emphasis in building vocabulary with daily opportunity to practice phrasing and basic conversation.
Students will learn to understand, speak, read and write Spanish in an engaging, dynamic environment utilizing all their senses and 'active' participation. Each lesson allows for opportunities to listen to short phrases and vocabulary for pronunciation and for the class / individual students to repeat aloud for practice.
Consistent with TPR, I creatively introduce tactile / auditory props, imagery (pictures, dvd, books, flash cards, smart-boards, music, recordings, etc) to support each lesson and engage students. Each lesson builds upon or incorporates the last. For example, one lesson may be colors, the next clothes and begin to build two / three word phrasing (la camisa roja) etc.
Suggestions: Pre-K - 1st..
DVD: Barney the Purple Dinosaur for colors, shapes, numbers and his goodbye song. Go to 'Settings' select Spanish Language. These translations are well done with clear diction, accent and slow speed of dialogue, easy to understand with clear and colorful visuals.
Music: Cri, Cri (amazon) perhaps the Spanish equivalent of Mother Goose rhymes. Pick and choose the songs that support your lessons.
Using TPR: I often used objects in nature to illustrate the lesson. In Autumn, leaves changing colors or flowers to demonstrate size, S, M, L; review of colors and for the older grades singular and plural. Short sentences are made incorporating past/present vocabulary and students communicate these altogether as a class or in small groups.
Note: My curriculum emphasizes the ability to speak Spanish. The first day of class and throughout I review each and every letter of the alphabet allowing the students to listen to my pronunciation and allowing them to practice these sounds together as a class. This helps the students in speaking Spanish... day ONE! A positive note to build upon.
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