Elementary Spanish is the Spanish program we use through Discovery Education Streaming. You don’t need to know Spanish in order to use this, although I do have a degree in Spanish. I love having our Spanish program be on video so my daughter can hear the language being spoken, rather than just reading in a book. This program covers Spanish for grades 1 through 8. There is a Teacher’s Manual and other helpful resources available to download from DE Streaming. Each lesson takes approximately 20 minutes.

This page details the program for Grades 1 and 2, links to the Discovery Education Streaming videos, and summarizes the other years.

Elementary Spanish Grade 1

Taught by Señora Cana

Unit 01 ¿Dónde vives?

Places to live, members of the family, greetings, and rooms of the house

  1. Lesson 01: Introduces question “¿Dónde vives?” with possible responses. Includes practice activities and content-related book.
  2. Lesson 02: Reviews question “¿Dónde vives?” w/responses. Introduces the question “¿Con quién vives?” and members of the family. Includes practice activities and content-related book.
  3. Lesson 03: Reviews questions “¿Dónde vives?” and “Con quien vives?” w/responses. Reviews the family members and introduces rooms of the house. Includes activity sheet and review videos.
  4. Lesson 04: Reviews question “¿Dónde vives?” w/responses. Reviews family members and introduces new ones. Includes content-related book and activity sheet.
  5. Lesson 05: Discusses a Spanish greeting, reviews the question “¿Dónde vives?” and introduces the question “¿Dónde vive tu _______?” Reviews family members. The video includes puppets modeling use of the questions in conversation and an activity sheet.
  6. Lesson 06: Reviews the questions asking where you live and where members of your family live w/responses. There is also information about the rooms of the house.
  7. Lesson 07: Reviews family members and rooms of the house and introduces the numbers 1-10, using a content-related book, a content-related game, and an activity sheet.
  8. Lesson 08: Reviews family members and rooms in the house. It has a content-related storytelling activity, cultural notes about extended families, and an activity sheet.
  9. Lesson 09: Reviews the questions “¿Dónde vives?” and “¿Dónde vive ____?” as well as the family members and the rooms of the house. A bingo game is introduced to help review the vocabulary.
  10. Lesson 10: Unit 1 Test

Unit 02 – Mi cuerpo

  1. Lesson 01: A video, a game, and an activity sheet to introduce parts of the head.
  2. Lesson 02: This video introduces the Mexican holiday, ” El Día de los Muertos” with information about the meaning of the holiday how it is celebrated.
  3. Lesson 03: In this unit, there is a review of the parts of the head in Spanish and an introduction to two new body parts.
  4. Lesson 04: Reviews the parts of the body in relation to good health and hygiene. Reviews the rooms of the house in relation to morning routines.
  5. Lesson 05: Introduces Spanish vocabulary for hair, eyes, and their colors.
  6. Lesson 06: reviews morning activities related to good hygiene and presents two additional morning routines. It introduces the numbers one to five in Spanish and practices the vocabulary with an activity sheet, two videos and a Simon Says game.
  7. Lesson 07: review of the body parts studied in this unit. Students count parts of the body using the numbers from one to ten.
  8. Lesson 08: reviews the morning routines and parts of the body learned in Unit 2 and discusses school customs in some Spanish-speaking countries.
  9. Lesson 09: review of Unit 2 vocabulary on parts of the body, rooms of the house, numbers from one to ten, and morning routines.
  10. Lesson 10: Unit Two test

Unit 03 – El calendario

  1. Lesson 01: Introduces the calendar, days of the week, and months and reviews numbers as they relate to the calendar.
  2. Lesson 02: Reviews days of the week, the months, and how to say the date. It includes practice exercises, videos, and songs.
  3. Lesson 03: Reviews the days of the week, introduces the names of the months, and shows how birthdays are celebrated in Spanish-speaking countries
  4. Lesson 04: Reviews the days of the week and months of the year.
  5. Lesson 05: Reviews the days of the week, the days of the month, numbers, and the seasons of the year.
  6. Lesson 06: Reviews the days of the week, the months, numbers 1 to 31, the seasons of the year, and weather.
  7. Lesson 07: Reviews the days of the week, the months, the numbers, and the seasons of the year.
  8. Lesson 08: This lesson reviews the days of the week and months of the year and introduces holidays celebrated in Spanish-speaking countries.
  9. Lesson 09: This lesson reviews the days of the week, the months, the seasons of the year, and birthdays.
  10. Lesson 10: Unit 3 Test

Unit 04 – ¿Tienes hambre?

  1. Lesson 01: This lesson introduces the question “¿Tienes hambre?” and possible responses. It also reviews la primavera, relates it to foods often eaten in spring, and introduces some common fruits and vegetables.
  2. Lesson 02: Review how to answer the question “Are you hungry?” Continue learning about fruits, vegetables, and colors.
  3. Lesson 03: This lesson reviews the question “¿Tienes hambre?” and responses. Reviews common fruits and vegetables, introduces more fruits and vegetables ,and relates the fruits and vegetables to their colors. Guacamole recipe.
  4. Lesson 04: This lesson introduces more general classifications of foods, reviews the fruits and vegetables, and relates the foods to the nutrients we obtain from them.
  5. Lesson 05: This lesson reviews food, food groups, and nutrients.
  6. Lesson 06: This lesson reviews foods, classifications of foods, and nutrition.
  7. Lesson 07: This lesson deals with the importance of good table manners and examines some customs related to meals in Spanish-speaking countries.
  8. Lesson 08: This lesson reviews foods and food groups and takes students on a trip to a typical market in Mexico.
  9. Lesson 09: This lesson reviews foods, food groups, numbers, colors, and nutritional information.
  10. Lesson 10: Unit 4 Test

Unit 05 – ¿Cuándo y dónde?

  1. Lesson 01: This lesson reviews foods related to spring, introduces foods related to all seasons, and reviews colors.
  2. Lesson 02: This lesson reviews foods relating them to the seasons as well as colors and numbers.
  3. Lesson 03: This lesson reviews foods related to the seasons as well as colors and numbers. There is a classroom market scene.
  4. Lesson 04: This lesson reviews the names of foods, colors, and seasons and introduces the names of activities associated with the seasons.
  5. Lesson 05: This lesson reviews foods and activities associated with the seasons.
  6. Lesson 06: This lesson reviews activities related to the seasons and introduces activities related to different times of the day.
  7. Lesson 07: This lesson reviews colors, foods, numbers, seasons, times of the day, and activities with the help of a book, a video, a practice activity, and songs.
  8. Lesson 08: This lesson reviews colors, foods, seasons, activities, and the greetings for the various times of the day.
  9. Lesson 09: This lesson reviews the seasons, foods, colors, numbers, activities, times of the day, and greetings in preparation for the test in the next lesson.
  10. Lesson 10: Unit 5 Test

Elementary Spanish Grades 2

Taught by Señor Morris

Unit 06 – La Familia

  1. Lesson 01: Introduction to common greetings, useful phrases, family members, and how to present one’s name.
  2. Lesson 02: This lesson includes a review of the greetings and useful phrases from the previous lesson. Señor Morris reviews vocabulary for identifying family members, oneself, and how to ask for and give someone else?s name. The lesson concludes with the farewell song.
  3. Lesson 03: Review gender and the names for family members, and introduce names for other family members. Includes a review with a book about the family, a song, a video, and an activity sheet.
  4. Lesson 04: This lesson reviews greeting questions and family members, and introduces vocabulary for other family members. Students can sing a song to review family members.
  5. Lesson 05: This lesson introduces the question, ¿Cuantos hermanos tienes?, reviews family members, and introduces the numbers from one to ten. Includes a poem to review family members and a song and video about numbers.
  6. Lesson 06: Review the family members, numbers, and related questions, and read a content-related book using the puppet from the activity sheet. TPR exercise.
  7. Lesson 07: This lesson reviews greetings and family members. Includes a game about family members, a family tree activity, and a Total Physical Response activity.
  8. Lesson 08: This lesson will review greetings, questions, family members, and numbers. Students can sing a song and watch a video to help them review.
  9. Lesson 09: REVIEW – review greetings, gender, numbers, and family members using songs, videos, and activities.
  10. Lesson 10: This lesson includes a preparation for the Unit Six evaluation, the Unit Six test, and an introduction to a new song, La Bamba.

Unit 07 – Mi escuela

  1. Lesson 01: This lesson introduces questions and answers in Spanish about school, as well as the Spanish vocabulary for school personnel, students, and the classroom. A video and activity sheet are included to review the new vocabulary.
  2. Lesson 02: The Mexican holiday, El Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead), and its related traditions are discussed in detail. Included is a video about the holiday. Students can make their own dancing skeletons using the activity sheets at the end of the lesson.
  3. Lesson 03: Reviews Q&A in Spanish about school, school personnel, and students. Introduces Spanish vocabulary for school supplies and the classroom including desks, books, pencils, and paper.
  4. Lesson 04: Review and practice questions and answers in Spanish about school, school personnel, students, the classroom, and school supplies. Review the numbers and learn new vocabulary for counting school items. Song about numbers and videos about school and numbers.
  5. Lesson 05: This lesson reviews questions and answers in Spanish about school, school personnel, students, the classroom, parts of the school, school supplies, numbers, and the alphabet. It also introduces vocabulary related to what is learned in school. Included are videos and a game to help the students review.
  6. Lesson 06: This lesson reviews questions and answers in Spanish about school, school personnel, students, the classroom, parts of the school, and school supplies, as well as vocabulary related to what we learn in school, numbers, and the alphabet. Students can play a review game, and watch a video to review. TPR exercise.
  7. Lesson 07: This lesson reviews questions and answers in Spanish about school, school personnel, students, the classroom, parts of the school, school supplies, and what we learn in school. Señor Morris introduces new vocabulary about people, places, and things in a school. Students can then examine a school map to practice the new vocabulary.
  8. Lesson 08: In this lesson, students will review school-related vocabulary and questions. Then, they will watch a video about the similarities and differences between schools in Spanish-speaking countries and schools in the United States, and explore school customs in some Spanish-speaking countries. TPR exercise.
  9. Lesson 09: This lesson reviews questions and answers in Spanish about school, school personnel, students, the classroom, parts of the school, school supplies, and things that are learned in school. Students can watch a video and play a game of lotería to review the unit vocabulary.
  10. Lesson 10: This lesson contains the Unit Seven evaluation on school vocabulary and questions, as well as instructions for the evaluation. Señor Morris introduces a new song, “La Cucaracha,” at the end of the lesson.

Unit 08 РTodo el a̱o

  1. Lesson 01: This unit introduces the calendar, days of the week, months, and clothing associated with various types of weather. Lesson One introduces a song and video about the days of the week.
  2. Lesson 02: This lesson reviews the calendar, days of the week, months, numbers, and dates. Songs and a video are included to help the students review.
  3. Lesson 03: This lesson will review the calendar, days of the week, numbers as they relate to the calendar, and the months of the year. Included is a segment about birthdays in Spanish-speaking countries. Students can practice what they learn by watching the included videos and songs.
  4. Lesson 04: This lesson will review the calendar, days of the week, months of the year, and numbers. Then, the seasons will be introduced.
  5. Lesson 05: This lesson will review the calendar, days of the week, months of the year, and seasons. Then, winter clothing will be introduced.
  6. Lesson 06: This lesson will review the calendar, days of the week, months of the year, numbers, seasons, and winter clothing. Videos are included.
  7. Lesson 07: This lesson will review the calendar, days of the week, months of the year, seasons, and winter clothing. TPR exercise.
  8. Lesson 08: This lesson will review previous lessons about the calendar, months, seasons, weather, and winter clothing. Then, students will watch a video that discusses holidays celebrated in Spanish-speaking countries.
  9. Lesson 09: REVIEW: This lesson reviews vocabulary and questions learned in this unit, including the calendar, days of the week, months of the year, dates, seasons, and winter clothing. Included are a video, songs, and a lotería game.
  10. Lesson 10: EVALUATION: This lesson includes the unit evaluation covering the calendar, seasons, months of the year, days of the week, seasons, and winter clothing. Then, Señor Morris introduces students to a new song, Cielito Lindo.

Unit 09 – Los animales de granja

  1. Lesson 01: In this lesson, students will learn the Spanish vocabulary for farm animals and the sounds they make. Señor Morris will introduce a new song (The Rooster Song), a new book (The Little Red Hen), and a video.
  2. Lesson 02: This lesson introduces two more farm animals and reviews the Spanish vocabulary for farm animals and the sounds they make. A short story and video are included.
  3. Lesson 03: Review the vocabulary for farm animals and for the sounds they make. Señor Morris introduces a new farm animal and discusses products obtained from cows.
  4. Lesson 04: Review the Spanish vocabulary related to farm animals and cow products. Then, they will learn new vocabulary for products obtained from goats and pigs. TPR exercise.
  5. Lesson 05:  Review the farm animals in Spanish. Then Señor Morris will read the story “Los Tres Chivitos,” and students will work on an activity sheet that discusses the vocabulary related to locations in the story.
  6. Lesson 06: reviews the farm animals and the numbers from one to thirty-one. Then, Señor Morris introduces some colors in Spanish. Students can sing along with the Elephant Song.
  7. Lesson 07: review the vocabulary for farm animals, and then present some other animals that do not live on farms. TPR exercise.
  8. Lesson 08: review the Spanish names of family members, animals, and animal products. Students can compare and contrast animals by size and by whether or not they are farm animals.
  9. Lesson 09: REVIEW: animals, whether or not they live on a farm, and animal products. Lotería game.
  10. Lesson 10: EVALUATION. Señor Morris introduces a new Spanish song, De Colores.

Unit 10 – Las Plantas

  1. Lesson 01: This lesson introduces the Spanish names for plant parts, and compares them to parts of the body. Students can review with a worksheet, video, and interactive activity.
  2. Lesson 02: This lesson reviews the Spanish vocabulary for plant parts and colors. Students can review with the color song, an activity sheet, a video, and an interactive activity. Señor Morris also presents the short story, “La Mariposa.”
  3. Lesson 03: This lesson introduces the Spanish vocabulary for the materials that plants need in order to grow, and reviews the plant parts. Students can also review the calendar, including the months of the year and days of the week. A bulletin board and total physical response activity are included.
  4. Lesson 04: This lesson reviews the parts of the plant and the things that plants need in order to grow. Then, students conduct an experiment about plant growth.
  5. Lesson 05: This lesson reviews plant parts, colors, numbers, and things plants need in order to grow. Señor Morris introduces edible plants, the terms for fruits and vegetables, and an activity sheet on fruits and vegetables.
  6. Lesson 06: This lesson reviews the materials that help plants grow. It also introduces plants as herbal medicines and the flower as a decorative and sacred object in art. Included is a video which shows the flower as an art form in Spanish-speaking countries, and a short poem.
  7. Lesson 07: This lesson reviews edible plants and plant parts, introduces foods cultivated in the Americas by many pre-Columbian cultures and foods brought by the Europeans, and allows students to try recipes using these foods.
  8. Lesson 08: This lesson reviews the materials that help plants grow, discusses some of the many practical and artistic uses of plants and plant products, and introduces plants as a source of fibers. A game is included to help students review what they learn in this lesson.
  9. Lesson 09: REVIEW: This lesson reviews the numbers, the things that plants need to grow, and various plant products. It also includes a lotería review game and related videos to prepare students for the evaluation in the next lesson.
  10. Lesson 10: EVALUATION: This lesson includes the evaluation for Unit Ten, which consists of fourteen questions. Also included is a new song, El Rancho Grande. This is the last unit of the year.

Preview of the units for Grades 3-8.

Grade 3

  1. La familia y la comunidad (Family and Community)
  2. Los servicios de mi comunidad (Community Services)
  3. La escuela (School)
  4. Pueblos, ciudades y estados (Towns, Cities and States)
  5. Nuestro país y nuestros vecinos (Our Country and Neighbors)

Grade 4

  1. Mis amigos y yo (My Friends and I)
  2. Cuánto y cuándo? (How Much and When?)
  3. Familias del mundo hispano (Spanish Families)
  4. Hábitats de las plantas (Plants)
  5. Hábitats de los animales (Animals)

Grade 5

  1. Comunicamos juntos (Communicating Together)
  2. Tu país (Your Country)
  3. Los deportes (Sports)
  4. La música y los instrumentos (Music and Instruments)
  5. Vamos de vacaciones (Going on Vacation)

Grade 6

  1. Mi familia y yo (My Family and I)
  2. Pesando y midiendo en la escuela (School)
  3. ¿Dónde vives? (Where Do You Live?)
  4. El tiempo y la geografía (Weather and Geography)
  5. La comida (Food)

Grades 7-8 are called Educación Española.

http://esp.extended.nau.edu/FAQEducacionEspanol.aspx

The first year of Educación Española was created and is taught by R. Scott Morris, Ed. D. (señor Morris). The second year was created and is taught by Cecilia Ojeda, PhD. Using a compare and contrast approach, educación española emphasizes a grammatical analysis methodology towards Spanish instruction which targets students in junior high school and beyond.

A student successfully completing both years of Educación Española (lessons 1-100) can expect to have the knowledge acquired in a high school or college-level Spanish I course.

There is a 629 Teacher’s Guide to go along with the videos.