I am very excited to see my students present their family tree this week! But I am also excited to announce that we (6th – 8th) will begin reading a chapter book starting next week. I will be focusing on one chapter every two weeks to help students with their reading, speaking, and listening skills as well as expanding their vocabulary outside of the units that we focus on every 3 weeks.
The first book we will begin reading is called Pobre Ana written by Blaine Ray. Pobre Ana is the story of a California girl who learns to appreciate her family after staying with a family in Mexico over the summer.
I have attached the link to each Chapter below. The students will be responsible for reading each chapter at home and coming to class prepared. I will assign them worksheets to assess their understanding of the material and we will also go over it in class. At times, we will also read together as class and follow the audio version of the book to help with their listening skills.
Chapter 1 due week of February 3rd: Chapter 1
Audio Chapter 1:
Chapter 2 due week of February 17th: Chapter 2
Vocabulary Chapter 2: Vocabulary – Capitulo 2
Audio Chapter 2:
Chapter 3 due week of March 2nd: Chapter 3
Audio Chapter 3:
Chapter 4 due week of March 16th: Chapter 4
Audio Chapter 4:
Chapter 5 due week of March 30th: Chapter 5
Audio Chapter 5:
Chapter 6 due week of April 6th: Chapter 6
Audio Chapter 6:
Chapter 7 due week of April 20th: Chapter 7
Audio Chapter 7:
Chapter 8 due week of May 4th: Chapter 8
Audio Chapter 8:
Chapter 9 due week of May 18th: Chapter 9
Audio Chapter 9:
Family Tree Sentences
In case you have missed any class time for how to structure your sentences, here is a basic layout of how to write the descriptions for your family members.
For someone else:
- Es mi ____.
- Mi ____ se llama (nombre).
- Mi ____ es (adjetivo); ex. Mi mama es alta y bonita.
- Mi ____ tiene _____. (My ___ has _____).
- Mi ____ es mas/menos (adjetivo) que (person you’re comparing them to); ex. Mi mama es menos alta que Michael Jordan.
- Soy yo.
- Me llamo (nombre).
- Yo soy (adjetivo).
- Yo tengo ____. (I have ____)
- Yo soy mas/menos (adjetivo) que (person you’re comparing yourself to); ex. Yo soy mas inteligente que mi hermano.
We have been working on these sentences in class for the past week and a half so ideally everyone should have their sentences complete.
Guess Who – Quien Es?
4th + 5th
We have been practicing how to describe people the past few weeks. To continue to practice the vocabulary and the sentence structures, feel free to print out this “Guess Who” game for you to play at home with your kids! It allows them to ask a variety of questions using the verbs “tener”, “ser”, and “gustar”. Have fun! 🙂
Tiene ____? <Does he/she have ____?>
Es _____? <Is he/she ______?>
Le gusta_____? <Does he/she like _____?>)
Pasatiempos – Hobbies
Current Unit: Los Pasatiempos – Hobbies
cantar to sing
estudiar to study
hablar por teléfono to talk on the phone
jugar videojuegos to play videogames
jugar al fútbol to play soccer
leer to read
nadar to swim
pintar to paint
tocar la guitarra to play guitarView More
Links & Resources
Present Progressive Notes
-To form the present progressive, we have to change the ending of the infinitive verb to the following:
For verbs that end in ER and IR – iendo (“ing”)
Comer (to eat) –> comiendo (eating)
Vivir (to live) –> viviendo (living)
For verbs that end in AR – ando (“ing”)
Hablar (to talk) –> hablando (talking)
Bailar (to dance) –> bailando (dancing)
Once we have changed the ending of our infinitive verb, we conjugate the verb “estar” based on the subject of the sentence.
- I am eating –> Yo estoy comiendo.
- He is living –> El está viviendo.
- We are talking –> Nosotros estamos hablando.
- The boys are dancing –> Los niños están bailando.