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    THE LLOYD HARBOR SCHOOL FLES PROGRAM GOALS:

    FLES - Grade 3:

    The third grade FLES program continues to develop the students’ knowledge of the Spanish language by focusing on strengthening the four linguistic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The FLES curriculum aligns with the National Standards of Foreign Language Learning, which places an emphasis on oral communication skills. The third graders expand their vocabulary by studying a variety of topics. The third grade FLES units of study include:

    *Colors – the students learn about the colors and then engage in conversation with the teacher and their classmates in identifying colors and expressing their opinion about colors. (i.e.- “El sol es amarillo”, “Mi color favorito es rojo.”, etc.)

    *World Continents – the students learn about the continents and label a world map. This aligns with the third grade common core curriculum and reinforces the students’ skills in geography.

    *Weather – the students learn weather expressions and integrate them into a daily classroom routine, in which they describe the weather each day.

    *Telling time - the students learn how to ask for the time & tell time, in Spanish. This helps reinforce their skills required for telling time in their native language as well. The students really enjoy using miniature clocks and creating dialogues with their classmates, which they present in class! Ask your child "Qué hora es?" and listen to  their response!

     *Clothing – the students learn clothing vocabulary and then integrate colors, weather, and seasons vocabulary in describing clothing and categorizing which items may be used during different times of the year.

     

     

    FLES - Grade 4:

    The fourth grade FLES program continues to develop the students’ knowledge of the Spanish language by focusing on strengthening the four linguistic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The FLES curriculum aligns with the National Standards of Foreign Language Learning, which places an emphasis on oral communication skills. The fourth graders expand their vocabulary by studying a variety of topics. Students gain an understanding of other cultures that use Spanish by learning about different customs, traditions, and celebrations in other countries. The fourth grade FLES units of study include:

    *The United States and Spain – the students compare and contrast the cultures and traits associated with each country. The students learn more about their own culture by comparing it to other cultures.

    *The Family Tree- the students learn vocabulary for each member of the family and then engage in conversation about their family. (i.e.- “Tengo dos hermanos.”)

    *Parts of the Body – the students learn the parts of the body vocabulary and then express what hurts them. (i.e-. “Me duele mucho la cabeza.”)

    *Sports and Hobbies – The students learn vocabulary about sports and hobbies and then engage in conversation with the teacher and their classmates in talking about their favorites.  (i.e.- “Mi deporte favorito es voleibol.")

    **The fourth-grade students read a story entitled Brandon Brown Quiere Un Perro by Carol Gaab, which helps strengthen their vocabulary and reading comprehension skills. The story is read using the TPRS methodology, which engages the learners. The TPRS lessons use a mixture of reading and storytelling to help students effectively learn a foreign language.**
     
     

    FLES – Grade 5:

    The fifth grade FLES program continues to develop the students’ knowledge of the Spanish language by focusing on strengthening the four linguistic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The FLES curriculum aligns with the National Standards of Foreign Language Learning, which places an emphasis on oral communication skills. The fifth graders expand their vocabulary by studying a variety of topics. The fifth grade FLES units of study include:

    *Geography and map skills – The students focus on the Spanish-speaking countries in South America and their capitals.

    *The Family Tree- the students learn vocabulary for each member of the family and then engage in conversation about their family. (i.e.- “Tengo dos hermanos.”)

    *Food and Nutrition – the students learn the food vocabulary words and then identify which foods go in each food group.

    **The fifth-grade students read a story entitled Las Aventuras de Isabela by Karen Rowan, which helps strengthen their vocabulary and reading comprehension skills. The story is read using the TPRS methodology, which engages the learners. The TPRS lessons use a mixture of reading and storytelling to help students effectively learn a foreign language.**
     
     

    FLES – Grade 6:

    The sixth grade FLES program continues to develop the students’ knowledge of the Spanish language by focusing on strengthening the four linguistic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The FLES curriculum aligns with the National Standards of Foreign Language Learning, which places an emphasis on oral communication skills. The sixth graders expand their vocabulary by studying a variety of topics. The sixth grade FLES units of study include:

    *Central America and the Caribbean – the students learn about the Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America and their capitals.

    *Shopping and currency-the students learn clothing vocabulary and shopping expressions. The students create dialogues in class incorporating vocabulary and expressions. They them perform them to an audience (i.e.- “Me gustaría comprar un abrigo para mi amigo.”)

    *Restaurant and cultural foods – the students learn food vocabulary and visit a Cuban restaurant to sample authentic foods. The students engage in conversations and exchange information about the foods they sampled, etc.

     **The sixth-grade students read a story entitled Berto y Sus Buenas Ideas by Magaly Rodriguez, which helps strengthen their vocabulary and reading comprehension skills. The story is read using the TPRS methodology, which engages the learners. The TPRS lessons use a mixture of reading and storytelling to help students effectively learn a foreign language.**