M/J Spanish for Spanish Speakers, Beginning   (#0709000)

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General Notes

Major Concepts/Content:
The purpose of this course is to enable students whose heritage language is Spanish to develop, maintain, and enhance proficiency in their heritage language by reinforcing and acquiring skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. Language Arts Standards are also included in this course to enable students to become literate in the Spanish language and gain a better understanding of the nature of their own language as well as other languages to be acquired.

The course content will reflect the cultural values of Spanish language and societies.

Special Note. Course content requirements for the two-course sequence M/J Spanish for Spanish Speakers, Beginning (0709000) and Intermediate (0709010) are equivalent to Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1 (0709300). Course content requirements for the three-course sequence that includes M/J Spanish for Spanish Speakers, Beginning (0709000), Intermediate (0709010), and Advanced (0709020) may be equivalent to the two-course sequence Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1 (0709300) and Spanish for Spanish Speakers 2 (0709310). It is each district school board's responsibility to determine high school world languages placement policies for those students who complete the M/J Spanish for Spanish Speakers sequence in middle school.

The standards and benchmarks listed for this course are aligned with the expected levels of language proficiency rather than grade levels.

General Information

Course Number: 0709000
Course Path:
Abbreviated Title: M/J SPANISH SPEAKS B
Course Level: 2
Course Status: Course Approved
Grade Level(s): 6,7,8

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Student Resources

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Original Student Tutorials

What's for Lunch?:

Learn how arguments are formed with claims, reasons, and evidence. In this interactive tutorial, you'll read several short speeches from students hoping to be elected president of the Student Council. We'll trace the claim made by each student and the reasons and evidence they use to support it.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Yes or No to GMO?:

Learn what genetic engineering is and some of the applications of this technology. In this interactive tutorial, you’ll gain an understanding of some of the benefits and potential drawbacks of genetic engineering. Ultimately, you’ll be able to think critically about genetic engineering and write an argument describing your own perspective on its impacts.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

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Note: Connections, Comparisons and Communities are combined here under one standard. However, teachers may divide this standard into three separate ones to align them with the national standards.