Calico Spanish Teacher’s Manual – Accelerate
Calico Spanish Assessments – Accelerate
Calico Spanish Student Activity Book – Accelerate
Calico Spanish Resources CD-ROM
Students discover the culture of Latin America and the beauty of the Spanish language through reading with a variety of excellent children’s books.
First Thousand Words In Spanish
Los tamales de Ana by Gwendolyn Zepeda
Sube y baja por los Andes by Laurie Krebs
Olivia by Ian Falconer; Spanish version
Mi Atlas Larousse by Larousse
Jorge el curioso encuentra trabajo by H.A. Rey
Cuadros de familia by Carmen Lomas Garza
La fiesta de las tortillas by Jorge Argueta
Mi día de la A a la Z by F. Isabel Campoy
Veloz como el grillo by Audrey Wood
Las empanadas que hacia abuela by Diane Gonzales Bertrand.
Cumpleaños en el Barrio by Mayra Lazara Doyle
Huevos verdes con jamón by Dr. Seuss
Me encanta el fútbol by by Stephen Berg (2012)
Isla by Arthur Dorros
Family, Familia by Diane Gonzales Bertrand
Un Mundo Nuevo by D. H. Figueredo
The vibrant graphics set a cheerful tone that attracts eager learners. Furthermore, the custom visuals allow teachers to easily communicate new concepts, tie the components of the curriculum together, and help students make connections between written and vocalized words.
Calico Spanish Flash Cards
MI GUITARRí MUSIC RESOURCES
Calico Spanish features excellent music that thoroughly appeals to upper elementary and middle school students. Practice key vocabulary, introduce new phrases and get actively engaged with our fast paced music CDs.
Tan Feliz – Joel Valle
The perfect complement and successor to Calico Spanish Classic is Accelerate – the program provides more of the irresistible resources that students and teachers love. It’s organized around the thematic units listed below, and covers a wide range of topics. Seventeen captivating children’s books and abundant related activities allows you to guide students toward intermediate language proficiency. Every lesson presents new concepts and vocabulary, and the all encompassing curriculum regularly integrates key components together. The new phrases and words are reiterated throughout the units in games, songs and activities to reinforce your student’s new language connections.
Expand knowledge with thematic units:
Activities, children’s books, songs, and other resources are inspired by themes, so that students are hooked into each lesson and easily grasp the material. Our motivating, proficiency-based topics include:
- Mi rutina (Routines)
- Mi familia (Family)
- La comida (Food)
- La comunidad (Community)
- Celebraciones y Tradiciones (Celebrations and Traditions)
- Estaciones y el clima (Seasons and Climate)
Concept, Literature, Objectives & Vocabulary:
Each lesson builds upon the previous lessons through the use of adding new concepts, incorporating new literature, new speaking and learning objectives, as well as extensive new vocabulary words and phrases.
Excellent input leads to quality output. This is a foundational truth for all language learners; the more comprehensible input you offer students, the more successful they will be in acquiring Spanish skills. Accelerate guides teachers to use literature, music, and conversations to provide increasingly complex input. Accelerate guides your novice students on their journey to develop intermediate Spanish proficiency.
Meet the needs of all learners:
Every student is unique and Calico Spanish equips you to present lessons in a variety of ways to ensure all students learn in ways that appeal to their individual needs. Engage your visual, audio, and kinesthetic learners throughout your lessons.
grasp information best when its presentation is visually systematic. Our vibrant visual aids, including books, posters, and flash cards, encourage students to connect vocabulary with images in each lesson. The colorful graphics engage students while helping them to comprehend and retain input. As a result, teachers can effectively present new ideas and vocabulary. Students and teachers also create charts of new vocabulary together. These charts become visual vocabulary reminders in the form of a collaborative class dictionary.
need vocal input and output in order to cement linguistic concepts. Calico Spanish Accelerate provides audio input through stories, music, and a wide variety of interactions with their classmates and teachers in Spanish. Lessons give all students the opportunity to actively communicate, which greatly aids them in language acquisition and retention.
thrive as they become involved the activities and games that bring the stories and lessons to life. When students actively participate in Spanish, the language becomes truly significant. Physical responses improve memory because the movement becomes connected to the language in the student’s mind. Calico Spanish gives teachers ample ways to incorporate TPR, movement, and energy in each lesson.
Calico Spanish is aligned to the ACTFL National Standards.
Calico Spanish meets or exceeds the requirements set in “Standards for Learning Spanish” as outlined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century, published by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). The standards were developed around five key goals for language learners, known as “The Five C’s”. They are the following:
- Communication: Communicate in Spanish
- Cultures: Gain Knowledge and Understanding of the Cultures of the World
- Connections: Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information
- Comparisons: Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture
- Communities: Participate in Communities at Home and Around the World
These standards provide guidance regarding the type of curricular experiences that will best equip students for life in a multilingual world. Calico Spanish Accelerate provides an interactive process to move students towards proficiency in Spanish while meeting or exceeding each of standards. Accelerate deepens the connections and language skills already achieved in Classic.
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Enhance Student Learning with Additional Resources:
Calico Spanish offers a custom SMART Board™ Gallery for Accelerate with all the visual aids, music resources and even the big book of lyrics ready for your Notebook lessons. Teachers using SmartBoards in their classes love having access to all our amazing visuals at their fingertips. Available for separate or add-on purchase.
Our complete Calico Spanish Galleries and Resource Packs are available for interactive whiteboard users with SmartBoard, Promethean and/or Mimio systems. When purchased with a complete set of Calico Spanish Accelerate, a copy of an interactive whiteboard gallery is available at a discounted rate of $249 (List price $299).
A complete gallery set contains all image and audio files for Calico Spanish Accelerate, including over 300 images, videos and activity sheets. It also includes our Mi Guitarrí Music Gallery, Numbers, Letters of the Alphabet, Weather and Greetings galleries and much more.
*Calico Spanish has several activities available on Quia.com. Drag our activities into your profile and assign them to your students for extra practice in class, or at home. Targeted activities enhance learning and the familiar Calico Spanish graphics add to the fun and aid in retention for your students.