Spanish 1 for High School Credit
Spanish I is offered at Venice Middle School for 8th graders and is a full year course. Students not only learn the vocabulary, grammar and structure of the language, but also about the culture and traditions of all Spanish-speaking countries around the world.
With the goal to learn how to read, write, understand and communicate with native-Spanish speakers, the class starts with basic greetings, days of the week, months of the year, colors, telling time, numbers, etc. Then continues with sentence structure, grammar and the conjugation of verbs (regular and irregular).
Reading and writing Spanish is very important, but so is being able to converse with and understand Spanish-speaking people from different countries. Students write letters to Spanish-speaking students from around the world.
Students use a variety of websites where they can practice at home, play games, complete activities and take quizzes to self-evaluate their progress.
Each fall, students, parents, teachers and members of the community participate in the Venice Middle Annual Hispanic Celebration, where all the Spanish-speaking countries are represented.
Students enrolled in Spanish I for high school credit have the opportunity to obtain a high school credit. The same curriculum, benchmarks, standards, textbooks, websites, and materials that are used in high school are taught to the Venice Middle eighth graders.