– Quarter 1 –

    Unit 1 - Building Blocks

    AP Theme: Personal and Public Identities

    AP Subtheme: Personal interests


    ✓     Greetings – use and respond to greetings, introductions, and farewells

    ✓     Emotions and feelings – express emotions and current state

    ✓     Useful phrases- frequently used expressions and phrases for the classroom

    ✓     Alphabet- letters and sounds / comparisons to English alphabet

    ✓     Question words – recognize and respond to interrogative words

    ✓     Commands – use and respond to classroom commands

    ✓     Tú vs. usted- use proper formal and informal forms of address in familiar situations

    Language Structures:

    ✓     verbs ser, tener and estar (as related to feelings, greetings, emotions and cognates)


    Unit 2 – Calendar & Weather

    AP Theme: Global Challenges 


    AP Subtheme: Environmental Issues


    ✓     Calendar- tell the date, days, months and seasons

    ✓     Weather – describe weather condition

    ✓     Question words related to time, date, and weather

    ✓     Numbers –  0 – 100+

    ✓     Time – tell time using digital and analog clocks

    Language Structures:

    ✓     Verbs estar and hacer (as related to weather)


    Unit 3 - All About Me

    AP Theme: Personal and Public Identities


    AP Subtheme: Language and Identity


     ✓     Personal Pronouns- singular and plural pronouns

    ✓     Human Body – identify body parts (introduction of definite and indefinite articles)

    ✓     Adjectives – describe personality traits and physical characteristics of self and others (family members)

    ✓     Family- identify family members and use possessive adjectives (mi hermana, tu papá, su tía)

    Language Structures:

    ✓     verbs ser and tener (as relates to physical characteristics and personality traits

    ✓     possessive adjectives

    ✓     comparison words- (más, menos, menor que…, mayor que…)

    ✓     affirmative and negative words

    – Quarter 2 –

    Unit 4 - Likes & Dislikes

    AP Theme: Contemporary life


    AP Subtheme: Leisure and Sports


    ✓     Activities and sports – express likes/dislikes related to extracurricular activities and sports

    ✓     Pastimes and hobbies – – identify and discuss which hobbies or pastimes students prefer.

    ✓     Express agreement or disagreement - también/ tampoco

    Language Structures:


    • AR/ER/IR verbs/infinitive
    • Gustar + infinitive
    • Introduce stem-changing verb

         Sentence structure- write complete sentences-

    • Me gusta/ No me gusta
    • Preferir- e-ie

    Example: Me gusta practicar deportes porque yo soy atlético

    Prefiero jugar baloncesto porque es más divertido que el futbol

    • Connection words or linking words: pero, también, tampoco

    Compare sports and hobbies – qué te gusta/ qué te gusta más / qué no te gusta/ ni, ni


    Unit 5 – The School

    AP Theme: Contemporary life


    AP Subtheme: Education


    ✓     Classroom objects and items- recognize, identify and describe classroom items (use number and colors)

    ✓     Prepositions of location- Describe where things and places are located

    ✓     Singular vs Plural

    ✓     People in school / Places in school

    ✓     Possessive adjectives- express ownership using possessive adjectives

    ✓     Ordinal numbers - introduce and practice ordinal numbers to talk about your schedule

    ✓     Subjects / Classes- identify subjects, describe class schedule and discuss various schedules

    ✓     Tell time- To talk about classes and schedules

    ✓     Comparisons – Compare classes and teachers using comparative structures (más que, mejor que)

    Language Structures:

    ✓       Conjugations of regular –ar verbs

    ✓       Verb estar + preposition of location

    ✓       Hay/Tener/Tener que + infinitive

    ✓       Ir + a + definite article + noun (talk about places you go)

    Example: Tengo que ir a la biblioteca… or Voy a la biblioteca…

    Tengo que ir a la clase de español … Voy a la clase de español después del almuerzo…

    – Quarter 3 –

    Unit 6 – Food/ Restaurant

    AP Theme: Global Challenges


    AP Subtheme: Health Issues, Nutrition and Food Safety



    ✓  Identify food items (fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood, beverages, dessert)

    ✓  Discuss what they eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner

    ✓ Talk about likes and dislikes

    ✓  Describe how food tastes (es salada, es picante etc…)

    ✓  Talk about types of food- (comida italiana, comida china)

    ✓  Discuss food preference


    ✓  Order food in a restaurant

    ✓  Express wants and needs (quiero un/una, prefiero un/una)

    ✓  Describe and talk about your favorite restaurant

    Language Structures:

    ✓     Conjugation of regular –er / -ir verbs

    ✓     Stem changing verbs (preferir / querer /pedir / costar)

    ✓     Use of gustar- querer when or ordering food: Me gustaría…, quisiera…

    ✓     Comparisons/Superlatives

    – Quarter 4 –

    Unit 7 – The Community

    AP Theme: Contemporary life


    AP Subtheme:  Leisure and Sports


    ✓     Community- Identify community locations and discuss places you go

    ✓     Activities in the community

    ✓     Question words (recycle)

    ✓     Tell day and time- When do you go to do certain activities (day, time, time of day)

    ✓     Prepositions of  location (recycle)

    Language Structures : Verb / verb phrases

    ✓     ir + a + definite article + noun (talk about places you go)

                          Example: Tengo que ir a la farmacia… or Voy a la farmacia…

    ✓     Contrations: a + el= al / de + el= del

                   Example: Tengo que ir al banco… or El banco está al lado del supermercado

    ✓     a + infinitive (talk about what you do)

                   Example: Tengo que ir a la farmacia a comprar

    ✓     para + infinitive (talk about places you go and what you do there)

                   Example: Tengo que ir al banco para depositar

    ✓     poder + infinitive-

    Example: Puedo ir al parque después de estudiar.


    Unit 8 – House & Chores

    AP Theme: Contemporary life


    AP Subtheme: Housing and Shelter



    ✓     Room- Identify, name and describe rooms

    ✓     Household objects- describe items and rooms using colors

    ✓     Prepositions of location- describe room location and items in the room

    ✓     Activities- describe what people do at home

    ✓     Chores- describe what you and your family members have to do

    Language Structures:

    ✓     Conjugation of regular and irregular verbs (stem-changing / yo-go verbs)

    ✓     Present progressive – tell what people are currently doing. (recycle)

    ✓     Tener que + infinitive – tell what people have to do

    ✓     Regular and Irregular Affirmative tú commands – tell someone to do something

    ✓     Comparisonsmejor que, peor que, etc. (Examples: Mi dormitorio es mejor que el dormitorio de mi hermano.  Lavar los platos es peor que hacer la cama.)


    Unit 9 – Celebrations

    AP Theme: Contemporary life


    AP Subtheme:



    ✓  Identify family celebrations

    ✓  Describe and talk about events, decorations and activities at a party

    ✓  Describe what people do to prepare for a party

    ✓  Family members (recycle)

    Language Structures:


    Language Structures:


    ✓     Tener

    ✓     Tener + que + infinitive

    ✓     Possessive adjectives

    ✓     Regular and irregular verbs (stem changing and yo-go verbs


    ✓     Tener + que + infinitive

    ✓     Possessive adjectives

    ✓     Regular and irregular verbs (stem changing and yo-go verbs)




Last Modified on August 18, 2019