ABOUT ME - SRA ORLANDO
I have been a teacher in the William Floyd School District for 15 years. During this time I have taught various levels of French and Spanish. My students are my number one priority and I have designed this website with the intention of ensuring their success. I love using technology to enhance the learning experience. I especially appreciate the manner in which the internet can bring to life the culture of the people who speak the languages we study.
So use this site as both a window into our classroom at William Floyd High School and a link to the Spanish-speaking world that we will be exploring this year.
I am always available should you have any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
UNITS OF STUDY
Below is a list of topics that we will be covering this year.
Remember that Level 2 Spanish is the first half of the Checkpoint B (formerly Regents) Exam preparation. We will be revisiting and exploring in more depth some of the topics that were covered last year.
Be prepared for Level 2 Spanish to be substantially more difficult than Level 1. You may need to spend more time preparing assignments and studying for exams.
Review - A brief review of some Level 1 basics such as conjugating regular verbs, numbers, time, days and dates.
Unit 1 - Personal ID - Students will be able to provide basic biographical data about themselves and others. Students will be able to describe the physical appearance and personality of themselves and others. We will also explore personal relationships, likes and dislikes.
Unit 2 - Family - Students will be able to describe their family and family members, as well as various celebrations and customs both in the United States and in Spanish-speaking countries. Students will be able to use reflexive verbs to describe their daily routine.
Unit 3 - House and Home - Students will be able to describe their homes and draw contrasts with homes that are found in Spanish-speaking countries.
Unit 4 - Community and Neighborhood - Students will be able to describe the community in which they live and they will explore similarities and differences between communities in the US and those found n Spanish-speaking countries. We will also cover topics such as driving a car and shopping.