This unit is designed to be taught near the beginning of the year. In this unit, students will explore what it takes to learn another language. The unit focuses on language learning through repetition, practice, and observation. This unit was designed to be taught within the scope and sequence of Holt Spanish 1 ¡Exprésate!, but can be used without access to the source materials. At the end of the unit students will have a better understanding of the repetition and practice it takes to learn another language. They will also have built up their presentational speaking skills by leading the beginning of class at least once. They will need to present to the class a greeting, information about the date, the time, the weather, the season, birthdays (including the likes/dislikes of the birthday person), and the questions of the week.
Elizondo, Merida, "La Bienvenida (Grades 7-9)" (2016). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. Paper 338.
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