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HS Spanish 1

1.0 Carnegie Unit 

Instructor: Janice Martin

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the email link in the "Communications & Tools" tab. NOTE: Whenever sending an email, please be sure to indicate your Course title and number in the subject line (ie, AP Art History).

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the HS department:

The University of Mississippi High School
P. O. Box 7959
University, MS 38677-0729

Phone: 662-915-1296
Fax: (662) 915-5138

Course Description:

Spanish I is an introductory Spanish course, intended to fulfill the same objectives as the course presented in the classroom, that is the development of skills in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing Spanish. Spanish I is followed by Spanish II, and Spanish III, in which these goals are furthered through continued study of the language.

Required Textbook:

No additional materials are required; however, a Spanish/English Dictionary is recommended.

Course Objectives include (but are not limited to):

  • developing Spanish speaking skills
  • understanding, reading, and writing Spanish

Course Outline:

This course consists of 8 units and 4 internet field trips.

LESSON Reading Assignments
Due for Grades

°Bienvenidos a EspaÒol Uno!

Accent Marks
Cognates Assignment, Conversation Quiz


Alphabet, Punctuation, Gender, Numbers, Subject Pronouns, Tener/Ser, The Family
Self Checks



Adjectives, Days of the Week, Time


Exam 1

Units 1 through 2

Proctored Test

Internet Field Trip Mexico

Dropbox Assignment



Verbs, Negative Sentences

Verb Practices


°QuÈ interesante!

Personal "a," Contractions, People Vocabulary, Verbs


Internet Field Trip Hispanic Artists
Dropbox Assignment
Exam 2 Units 3 through 4

Proctored Test


°Fechas y Fiestas!

Holidays, Interrogatives, Negatives, Vocabulary

Quizzes, Dates Practice, Dropbos Assignment


°Me gusta espaÒol! Expressions, Gustar, Progressive Tense


Internet Field Trip

Hispanic Holidays
Dropbox Assignment
Exam 3 Units 5 through 6

Proctored Test

Internet Field Trip Hispanic Music

Dropbox Assignment


°Buen trabajo! Preterit and Imperfect Tenses



°Buena suerte! Direct Object Pronouns, Indirect Object Pronouns, Two Object Pronouns, Formal and Informal Commands


Exam 4 Units 7 though 8
Proctored test

Grading Scale:

93 - 100% = A
85 - 92% = B
75 - 84% = C
70 - 74% = D
Below 69% = F

The grading format is as follows:

Self Checks = 20%
Internet Field Trips = 20%
Unit tests = 60%