December 22, 2011

December 19, 2011

Tarea para 20/12

Write two sentences about things that have happened to you (or make it up) with technology. Each sentence must include both a preterite and imperfect verb. Use imperfect to describe what was going on when something specific happened (preterite). Join the two clauses in the sentence with y, cuando, mientras, etc.

Mi madre hablaba por teléfono cuando sonó mi móbil.
Mientras yo hacía mi tarea en la computatora, no pude quardar mi archivo de Word.

The verbs are underlined. Remember pude? It is poder in the irregular.

December 15, 2011

Tarea para 16/12 (opcional) - Workbook - Chapter 6

  • Vocabulary 2 - Activities A & B
  • Grammar 1 - Activities A & B
Also, review the activities below that we did today, if you had any difficulties.

Actividades para hoy

December 14, 2011

Tarea para 15/12 (opcional) - Workbook - Chapter 6 - Vocabulary 1 - Activities A, B & C


December 12, 2011

Tarea para 13/12

Reflect back on your childhood. Write a paragraph describing what you, your family and friends used to do when you were a kid (elementary school-aged). What was your routine?

December 9, 2011

Tarea para 12/12

Conjugate the following verbs into the six forms (yo, tú, etc.).
  • caminar
  • comer
  • dormir
  • tener
  • estar
  • ir

The Imperfect Tense

This is pretty much it in an nut shell. (Link fixed)

December 8, 2011

Tarea para 9/12 - Workbook - Chapter 5
  • Vocabulary 1 - Activities A & B
  • Vocabulary 2 - Activities A & B

Performance Assessment on Chapters 5 & 6

Due on December 23, 2011

Performance Assessment
Title: Problemas Técnicas
Type: oral and written
Format: video with script
Assessment: oral rubric and writing rubric are worth 50% each
Performance Goal: demonstrate that you can have a telephone conversation about various technical problems that you are having
Vocabulary: technology and telephone conversations
Grammar: use of the preterite and imperfect together
Situation: You are trying to get your homework done, keep up with your friends online and via text, etc., however you are having a nightmare of a day with technology. Everything seems to be going wrong. You cannot accomplish your homework done, chat with friends, etc. So you call one of your friends on the only working phone you can find and you proceed to explain your woes. To your surprise your friend is having similar problems with technology. You each share your stories and cheer each other up.
  1. Partner up
  2. Write a phone conversation per the above situation
  3. Include a minimum of 6 questions total
  4. Each partner must use a minimum of 3 preterite & 3 imperfect verbs
  5. Each partner must say at least 2 sentences with include both a preterite and imperfect verb
  6. You dialogue must include at least 6 new vocab words from chapter 6
  7. Write a final draft of your conversation
  8. Record a video of you phone conversations
  9. Submit both the script and video

December 7, 2011

Preterite Review Guides

There is a great summary of the preterite tense here. Also, you always have my guide. Keep reviewing.

December 6, 2011

Tarea para 7/12

Do one of these two DO activities and print it out, or do the one on page two of the DO packet from yesterday, as I said in class. This HW is optional and considered a makeup if you have missed one previously.
Your "mandatory" homework is to read carefully and think about the object pronoun grammar summaries that I gave you at the end of class. We'll have a "quiz" on object pronouns tomorrow.

December 5, 2011

Tarea para 6/12

Complete the last two pages of the direct object packet that I gave you today. You could print out the online version as well if you like, and then complete and bring it in tomorrow. Remember to ask yourself, are we talking about "to/for whom" or "who/what" is receiving the action? The former is the le/les and the latter is the lo/la/los/las.

December 2, 2011

Performance Assessment Due Monday

Write a lengthy paragraph, 1/2 to 1 page, which describes what happened in the role plays yesterday. You must use traer, pedir and servir (in the preterite, of course) at least 2 times each. Each time you use traer or servir you must use an indirect object pronoun, such as le, les, me or nos. Be prepared to turn it in at the beginning of class. Your writing will be scored with this rubric.