Spanish 2 and 3 classes at a high school level differ in the level of material presented and the difficulty of assignments. Spanish 2 classes typically cover intermediate-level topics, such as basic conversation and grammar, while Spanish 3 classes usually focus on more intermediate-advanced topics, such as complex verb conjugation and dialogues. Additionally, Spanish 3 classes typically require a greater amount of written work and reading comprehension.
In a Spanish 3 class high school students continue to expand upon the basics of Spanish grammar and sentence structure that were introduced in Spanish 1 and 2. They learn more advanced grammar topics such as the conditional mood, relative clauses, and present subjunctive. They work on conversation practice with other classmates or explore additional culture-based topics like customs, holidays, and festivals in Spanish-speaking countries. Additionally, they should be evaluated on their speaking and writing abilities with tests and assessments.
20 Spanish 3 Lesson Plans for High School Students
After completing this lesson, students will be able to describe outdoor activities, hiking in detail, the weather and weather forecasts, and talk about past events, especially using irregular preterite verbs.
This lesson uses sports competition vocabulary to practice the imperfect tense. Students will watch an authentic video in Spanish to explore the vocabulary and to introduce them to the imperfect tense.
Students will be exposed to the lesson vocabulary with an interactive infographic. Then, they will learn about the form estar + participio with a class discussion using an explainer chart. Finally, they will do an oral practice where they will describe art pieces using the learned vocabulary and form.
Students learn about Preterite and the Imperfect with an educational video. They do two separate practices to help them understand the difference. They tell a story in the past based on what they saw in short, silent video clips.
Students get familiarized with the vocabulary with an authentic video in Spanish. Includes presentation slides to explain the indirect object pronouns and two oral activities where students combine the vocabulary and the use of the indirect object pronouns.
Students learn about the differences between Ser vs. Estar with a biography text from a famous singer. They will use authentic biographical information in Spanish of important personalities from different art fields to do role plays using Ser and Estar.
Students will be able to understand when commands are being used, specifically in the usted, and ustedes form use them to give nutritional advice and advice about related health issues.
Students learn about regular verbs and how to conjugate them in the subjunctive mode. They will also learn vocabulary related to exercise and staying in shape. They will learn the topic by interacting with their teammates, improvising situations, and playing games.
Students learn about the origin of the Day of the Dead and discuss the concept of ‘cultural syncretism’. They will discover the deeper meaning of the festival through a video and learn some of the elements that are part of the festival. Finally, they watch a video about the influence of Halloween on the traditional Day of the Dead in Cancun.
By the end of this activity, students will have learned three different ways to express intention in Spanish. At the same time, students will review grammar rules around the use of the future tense, the use of para, and the use of the subjunctive mood.
Students learn Christmas vocabulary as well as some Christmas traditions from Spain and Latin America. It begins with an image-text inference activity to learn Christmas vocabulary. Then students learn Christmas traditions from Spain with a presentation and authentic videos.
In this lesson, students learn about the relative pronouns and use the environment vocabulary to practice. They will use the instructions of several eco-friendly projects to create an oral presentation using relative pronouns. They will also play a game in pairs where they join two sentences using the relative pronouns.
Students explain some facts about endangered animals, including expressing reasons for the extinction of species, the regions it might affect, etc. and understand when the present subjunctive is being used in combination with certain expressions to signify certain nuances.
Students read a text in Spanish about Holy Week traditions. They identify cognates, answer reading comprehension questions, and prepare a presentation about specific traditions mentioned in the reading. Includes the audio file for the reading.
Students use an infographic to learn about the soccer vocabulary in Spanish and watch an authentic video about what could have happened if Messi (Argentine soccer star) would have been Mexican. Then, they study the presentation Present vs. Past Subjunctive and do an oral exercise using what they have just learned in class.
Students will be able to discuss rights and responsibilities with someone, giving opinions about the importance of certain rights and responsibilities and understand when the passive voice is used in a variety of texts to emphasize the topic of a sentence.
With two authentic videos in Spanish, the students will learn about human rights and the government. The past perfect subjunctive is introduced with the achievements of important human rights figures and what they did. Finally, they will do an oral practice with a series of situations provided by the teacher.
Students learn hair care vocabulary and recommend products or hair accessories in Spanish.
In the lesson, students explore the birthdays and parties’ vocabulary with a scene from a movie. Then, they watch an educational video to learn about the Conditional Perfect and how to form it. They will do an oral practice of the Conditional Perfect based on a grid with images and use an article to debate what they think would have happened if the circumstances of 9 historical events were different.
By the end of this lesson, students will know the rules to break words into syllables in Spanish and identify diphthongs, triphthongs, and hiatus. They will also learn when a word needs a written accent mark.
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