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Grade 3

Spanish

The Elementary Spanish Level Three course dives deeper into the Spanish language. Students will explore the culture of the Caribbean Islands. They will begin to learn about letter combinations/blends and their syllables as well as new vocabulary. Students will be introduced to basic Spanish grammar rules. They will also be focusing on asking and answering questions in the target language. They will be able to participate in interactives games and activities.

Major Topics and Concepts

  • The culture, people, animals, and geography of the Caribbean
  • Words and expressions related to age
  • Greetings
  • Summer clothing
  • The letters/letter combinations q, qu, c (soft), and ch and their syllables
  • Ordinal numbers
  • Common phrases and expressions
  • Indefinite articles
  • Plurals
  • Water activities and different equipment used for water activities
  • Prepositions en and con
  • Cognates
  • The blends pr, pl, dr, tr, br, bl, gr, gl, fr, and fl including their sounds and words that contain those blends
  • Day and night words
  • Morning activities and routines
  • The reflexive pronoun me
  • El colibrí abeja
  • Cuban culture
  • Plurals of adjectives
  • Polite words and phrases and using them in conversation
  • The Cuban folktale El gallo de boda
  • Command/action words
  • Asking and answering common questions
  • Turtles and baby turtles
  • Dominican culture and traditions
  • Diphthongs
  • Musical instruments used in merengue music
  • Loud and quiet
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