Monthly Archives: February 2017

Sp 1 C4A Verbal Quiz – jueves, el 2 de marzo

Using the 11 question words on p. 184, work with a partner to make questions and answer questions.  You will practice in class on Wednesday and the Quiz is on Thursday.

On Thursday you will be asked 3 random questions from the list and you will be graded on your answer. Keep in mind I am looking for complete answers.  Extra credit offered for responding above and beyond expectations.


Sp 3 C3B Examencito de gramatica – jueves, el 2 de marzo

In addition to the practice quiz, practice with selecting “Basic Quiz” from the following links:

Sp 2 Essay of Peru – lunes,el 27 de febrero

Using your table (outline and resources) you will write and essay with:

Introduction of 3-5 sentences containing a thesis that specifically names the main ideas in body paragraphs

Body paragraphs of 5-8 sentences with clear topic sentences.  All other sentences should support the topic sentence.

Conclusion of 3-5 sentences restating the thesis and answering the question so what?  Why did you research this? Why is this important?

You must not directly copy your notes– You must paraphrase.



Sp 3 Essay of Caribe – jueves, el 23 de febrero

Bring in your tables and be ready to write your essays.

I am looking for:

5 well-developed paragraphs

a clear and concise thesis sentence

intro containing 3-5 sentences

clear topic sentences

body paragraphs with 5-8 sentences

a 3-5 sentence conclusion that restates the thesis and tells why this information is important to the reader, the natives and/or the world.

Sp 1 Examencito C4A Gramatica -martes, el 28 de febrero

Ir – In the website below, click on the “Basic Quiz” to test your knowledge of estar, ir, dar

Question words

Sp 1 Regions of Spain Quiz -lunes, el 27 de febrero

Navarra – In the festival of San Fermín, the Running of the Bulls is when angry bulls are set loose on public streets and crowds of people attempt to flee them. Jake Zeeb

Cantábria – The capital city Santander was almost completely burned in 1941. Dan Rumberger

País Vasco – Known for Gugenheim Museum, Pyrenees Mountains and Strong Man contests. Adam Burgol

Castilla-La Mancha – La Mancha Shepherd Stew contains ½ a rabbit. Famous for windmills because it is the setting of the novel Don Quijote, in which the main character fights windmills referring to them as monsters. Matt Flynn & Sully Magnan

Galicia – On the coast of the Catabrian Sea is home of the Tower of Hercules, the oldest Roman lighthouse in use. Kevin Downs

La Rioja – The region takes its name from the Rio Oja River. Kyle Miller

Valencia – On the Mediterranean coast of Spain is known for the Bioparc Zoo, Serrans Tower, City of Arts and Science. Connor Ronayne

Melilla – A city in the north of Africa that has the last standing statue of the Spanish dictator, Francisco Franco. Marcello Marcani

Madrid – City founded in 860 AD, population is mostly college students. Kyle Gaffney & Will Bowen

Balearic Islands – Off the Mediterrean coast of Spain, the ecosystem of these islands is mostly dense forest. Cam Schwartz

Catalán – The highest peak in the Pyranees mountain range is La Pica d’Estats.  Alex Bayer

Canary Islands – The last time the Teide Volcano erupted was 1909. Chris Pascaris

Asturias – The capital Oviedo is known for a hard cider and Austurias is known for  dairy cows.  Dean Masson

Andalucía – The Alcazar was used as the set for The Game of Thrones. In this region, the famous Flamenco whose distinctive music, dance were influenced by the Romani (Gypsi) people. Ryan Sheesley

Murcia – Is home to  the Cathedral Church of Santa María is constructed in the Baroque style, which is very ornate and complicated. Ryan Logan

Castilla-Leon – After the death of dictator Francisco Franco, many regional separatist parties emerged in the transition to democracy but none are in existence today. Alex Dimitriou

Extremadura – This region shares the border with Portugal on the west and has only 2 provinces. Trent Ficaro

Ceuta – The city of Ceuta is located next to Morocco in the continent of Africa. Mike Maser

Sp 2 Children’s story

You will be the author of a children’s book.  You will be using the preterite to write about a realistic or fantastical event that happened in the past.  The plot must consist of a problem and a solution.

You are encouraged to be creative, entertaining and funny, but be careful to make it simple.  Because you are limited to using only the preterite, which tells of the actions that happened in the past, you will have to avoid describing the setting and focus instead on just what happened.

The story must be between 75-100 words neatly handwritten. (Very short. Think long comic strip-short short story.)

For the final copy, you must illustrate.  A good length would be 5-10 pages. You may use a storytelling website and send me the link or turn in a paper copy.

You will be graded using the following scale:

Rough draft                           15 content: Does it meet the requirements outlined above? (Especially, did                                                 you use the preterite correctly?)

15 comprehensibility:  Would a native speaker understand it?

Final                                       10 mistakes corrected:  Did you research and correct mistakes?

10 artistic presentation:       Are there at least 5 pictures?

Are the illustrations appropriate and neat?


Total               50 points







Sp 1 Regiones de Espana –

Sp 2 C3B Examencito de vocabulario -jueves, el 9 de febrero

Written portion: Be ready to write directions to Taco Bell and McDonalds using 4 different verbs and 4 different vocabulary words.



Sp 3 Examecito de vocabularion C3B – martes, el 7 de febrero

Written portion:  Your friend needs to get in shape for baseball season. Write a letter to him telling him two (2) things that he should do and two (2) things that he shouldn’t do. You must show that you know how to make a statement telling what your friend should or has to do and that you can make simple commands in the affirmative and negative forms.  (8pts).