Welcome to the homepage of El Libro De Español 1. There is a major wave of CI, TPRS, and other organic methods sweeping the nation of Spanish classes across the land! I am striving to be part of that movement. However, I am a firm believer in "everything in moderation". I believe in a healthy diet of all things good to bring balance to my students. So, in this free online textbook I have married OLD SCHOOL with NEW SCHOOL. In this class we will learn to speak español !! and... we will learn about the linguistics of the language too! "Why do we have to learn grammmmmaaaarrrr???" you ask?...Because, it is an integral, fundamental pillar that not only explains the "why?" but also teaches you many things about your own language. That's right, I'm here to educate you in so many ways :) So, kick back and enjoy the ride! ¡Vamos a divertirnos en la clase de español!
Homepage of each chapter:
That means click the red tab of the chapter in the red bar above.
1- A summary of the vocabulary and grammar.
2- A link to things you already know (cosas que ya sabes). We begin each chapter with a rapid review of things we already know that we will build on in the current chapter.
The drop-down menu of each chapter:
Vocabulary page of each chapter:
1- Vocabulary section 1 (P-V-1) (1-V-1) (2-V-1) ...
2- Vocabulary secion 2 (P-V-2) (1-V-2) (2-V-2) ...
3- Quizlet button for each section.
4- A vocabulary chart for you to print and fill out for your binder
5- An audio bar for you to practice pronunciation
You will have 2 sections of vocabulary. You will have to set up a quizlet account using your google email account. I will provide a link for you to join the class on quizlet. Here you will have online practice exercises where you will compete with the other Spanish 1 students playing various vocabulary games. There may even be extra credit up for grabs! I will explain more about that in class. You will also have posted worksheets on each vocabulary page for every chapter as well as listening exercises and "Movie Talks".
Grammar pages of each chapter:
1- A prezi explains the grammar point step by step
2- Assigned worksheets for homework
(P-2-A) Preliminary chapter - lesson 2 - worksheet A
(1-3-D) Chapter 1 - lesson 3 - worksheet D
(2-2-B) Chapter 2 - lesson 2 - worksheet B
The prezi grammar lessons will have built in practice exercises that we will do together in class as "guided practice". These guided practice exercises are an excellent way for you to test your understanding at home too!
There will be worksheets below the prezi that will be assigned for homework that you will do on your own (consider this as your "workbook"). Most of the time, the quizzes will be formatted much like the practices exercises that you do for homework.
Each grammar page contains a prezi that will explain the grammar point step by step. We will review these prezi's together in class and you will write down the notes to each grammar point. This may seem worthless to you as the notes are available online at all times, but writing is part of the learning process and it keeps the notes available to you in a notebook for easy access to study. Sooo, you must take notes on the grammar prezi's. I even recommend taking the notes in advance so that when I present, you can follow along in your notes and observe, absorb and take extra notes on points you find helpful that may not be in the prezi.
Review page of each chapter:
1- Screen shots of the important pages of each prezi
2- Review practice to prepare for the test