Spanish introduces Young Kings to the language through a variety of culturally responsive and engaging units. This course introduces the fundamental elements of the Spanish language within a cultural context. The emphasis is on the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Our Young Kings will learn how to communicate in Spanish, while also learning how to understand both the language and the cultures that speak Spanish. The course follows the DCPS Scope and Sequence standards for World Languages and includes units focused on introductions and getting to know others, family and friends, food, the school environment, and students’ interests and past times. Upon completion, Young Kings should be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to spoken and written Spanish as well as demonstrate cultural awareness.
RBHS 9th Grade Academy Learning Experiences
By the end of the school year, all Young Kings will have the opportunity to:
* Enhance their reading proficiency by comprehending, evaluating, and critically analyzing print and non-print texts across a range of types and content areas.
* Adapt their communication in relation to audience, task, purpose, and discipline in order to construct effective arguments through written and oral expression.
* Engage in relevant and rigorous activities to work toward mastering grade-level standards in all core subjects.
* Exhibit Pre-AP level skills in all disciplines and demonstrate that they can apply critical and creative thinking skills in all content areas, with the support of instructional scaffolds when necessary.
Ms. Kathrine Avila
From the Teacher
As a teacher of Spanish, my educational philosophy is to show learners that understanding different cultures is more than just a grade, it is a change that goes on, deep, and permanent in the ideas of living.