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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.
In addition to the practice quiz, practice with selecting “Basic Quiz” from the following links:
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.
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.
Ir – In the website below, click on the “Basic Quiz” to test your knowledge of estar, ir, dar
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
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
madrid (plaza mayor)
Written portion: Be ready to write directions to Taco Bell and McDonalds using 4 different verbs and 4 different vocabulary words.
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).