Plaza de España en Sevilla

Plaza de España en Sevilla

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Fun in 7C!

We did a great communicative activity last week, where kids were moving around working in different groups while learning how to tell time in Spanish:









Monday, December 8, 2014

Current Events!

7C spent some time looking up Current Event articles online- they found a couple entertaining ones!

Check out this one about Spain's attempt to make the largest Spanish tortilla in the world:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/03/record-breaking-tortilla-embarrassment-spain


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Try the DUOLINGO App to Help with Language Learning



Duolingo Review

Duolingo is an app that helps you to learn languages. It offers lessons on: Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Irish, Danish, and MANY more!

It’s easy to use, teaches pronunciation, uses fun pictures and is interactive (advances you to levels when you become proficient).
You can easily understand the words because you can slow them down to hear them better.
You can start at the beginner level or take a placement test so it begins at the level that’s perfect for you.

The main negative is that the pictures don’t help you learn the language because they sometimes give the answer.

This is a great app if you are looking to learn a language or enhance and language class that you are taking!

App Review by Jillian C.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

"Book of Life"



Click on the link above to check out the trailer for this new movie about El Día de Los Muertos!

Friday, September 19, 2014

"Libre Soy"

We listened to this song in class this week- feel free to watch the video at home and learn the lyrics (you should have them in your binder).



Sunday, September 14, 2014

Use Study Blue to Create Online Flashcards


This App may not be on your iPad yet, but you can still use it at home and through their website!

http://www.studyblue.com/

What's cool about this site:

➪You can study your vocabulary words online and QUIZ YOURSELF
➪You can add pictures to help you remember each word
➪You can add a recording of the pronunciation of each Spanish word

Try it out and tell me what you think,

Señora Barkley

Monday, September 8, 2014

1st Quiz Week!

7th graders will be quizzed on COLORES y NÚMEROS this Friday.

8th graders will have a quiz on the first 3 pages of review vocabulary on Thursday.

Spelling counts...don't forget to study for 5-10 minutes each day.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Materials for Spanish Class

7th and 8th Grade Students need:

1. One small 3-ring binder
2. Three dividers to be labeled:
      a. Handouts and Homework/Papel y Tarea
      b. Tests and Quizzes/Exámenes y Pruebas
      c. Class Notes/Apuntes (if you have internet access at home, you may take notes on your iPad)
3. Index Cards (color or white, any size) for vocabulary words
4. A box or pouch to hold index cards
5. A pen or pencil

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

TIPS on Studying a Foreign Language




Vocabulary

To study how to WRITE the words:
  1. Make flashcards or...
  2. Fold a piece of paper vertically . Write the English on one side, the language you are studying on the other. Take a clean piece of paper and see if you can correctly provide the vocabulary word. Check your work!
To study how to SAY the words:
  1. Drill with a friend or family member.
  2. Stay for extra help and practice with your teacher.
  3. Record yourself and listen to the words and pronunciation.

Grammar
  1. Check your notes as well as the explanation in your textbook. Try to follow the models that are provided.
  2. Carefully make corrections on your homework during homework review in class, and redo the assignment at home. Carefully check your work. If you don't understand something, ASK questions!
  3. Stay for extra help and practice with your teacher.

Reading
  1. If there are follow up questions, read them first. This will give you some clues about the content of the selection.
  2. Skim the entire selection looking for key words and cognates. Try to get a general understanding without looking up words in the dictionary.
  3. Reread the entire selection. Write a summary sentence for each paragraph.
  4. Look up words that re-appear frequently or seem key to the main idea.

Writing
  1. Start with a simple outline--a word or two for each main idea. Brainstorm other likely vocabulary or ideas that support that idea. Develop these words and phrases into a paragraph. This method will simplify your task and also help you organize your writing.
  2. For essays , short responses, or composition work, DO NOT write a draft in English first then try to translate it into the other language. This strategy invariably results in an awkward unnatural translation of what you are trying to write. Instead, see # 1 above.
  3. For written grammar exercises, carefully follow the model and cues provided in the directions.
  4. If you are having difficulty with a written assignment, tell your teacher and arrange to meet for extra help. Often, a few minutes one-on-one with your teacher will get you on the right track.

In general- STUDY EVERY DAY- at least 5-10 minutes of review


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Welcome Students!


Looking forward to a great school year with you all!

Please feel free to email me at kbarkley@bpsk12.org with questions.