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Formulate questions to seek clarification or additional information.Use language that is semantically and grammatically accurate according to a given contextCarmen Andrews-Sánchez February, 2007
Course Plan/Organizational StructureThroughout the year advanced grammatical concepts are reviewed and acquired contextually via comprehensible input activities within the target language. This is done while simultaneously building a student’s vocabulary knowledge and specific speaking, writing, reading and listening skills necessary to achieve an advanced level of proficiency in the Spanish language.Reading SkillsUsing authentic literature selections from Album, Ventanas 3 and Abriendo Puertas Tomos I y IIthe teacher identifies target vocabulary and structures used to build students listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. Skills specifically practiced and honed are:Acquisition of vocabulary and structures through oral storytelling, reading and discussionAcquisition of advanced grammatical structures through the use of oral storytelling, reading, discussion, acronyms and directed practiceBuilding reading comprehension skillsBuilding comparison and contrasting skillsBuilding synthesis skillsIdentification of main points in authentic literature selectionsImproved ability to summarize reading selectionsoAssigned literature from Album, Ventanas 3 and Abriendo puertas Tomo 1 y II by quarter (may vary slightly by year due to academic schedule):Quarter 1: “Una carta a Dios”, “La mala racha”, “Sala de espera”, “El tiempo borra”, “La noche de fuga”, “Leyenda”Quarter 2: “Apocalipsis”, “La abuelita y el Puente de oro”, “El décimo”, “El hijo”, “La camisa de Margarita”, “Bernardino”, El delantal blanco”Quarter 3: “Mi caballo mago”, “Un perro, el niño y la noche”, “No oyes ladrar los perros”, “Dos palabras”, “Un día de estos”Quarter 4: “El señor viejo con alas enormes”, “El ahogado más hermoso del mundo”, “El árbol de oro”, “El brujo postergado”To build reading comprehension skills students are assigned a variety of other types of readings over the course of the year. Some readings are done independently others are done as a class or in pairs or small groups.

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