Fourth grade students participate in three class sessions per week. Students engage in songs, games, and activities that feature musical elements, drama, predictability, and repetition. Learning in context, automatic linguistic recall, and vocal experimentation based on rhythm and melody memory are all primary attributes of a first language learning experience. In a natural acquisition scenario, fourth grade students may not fully realize they are “learning”. Rather, they joyfully experience the language and over time increase their comprehension and expression. Fourth grade students will use auditory cues and vocalization to:
NOTE: At times, students understand general meanings but do not actually know the exact translations of words they are speaking. This deliberate ambiguity can aid in pronunciation development. Early awareness of cognates (such as problem and problema, activity and actividad…) can actually inhibit correct pronunciation.
Advanced Spanish students and native speakers of Spanish emerge as leaders and peer tutors in the middle of fourth grade. At this developmental stage, they are generally able to communicate effectively to the benefit of their peers. Because the emphasis is still on comprehension and spoken expression, presentations are visual or audio-visual. Examples and benefits of Native Speaker peer-teaching experience:.
Fourth grade student will be given credit for homework listed on Beehively.
Ongoing lessons and material will be available to view or download at https://presentationsonoma.beehively.com/class_details/3240/home
You will receive an email with this link when fourth grade Spanish lists new content. In addition to language curriculum, students will integrate language, geography, religion, and cultural studies as they explore a variety of Latino celebrations.