Stories Level A – Teacher’s Guide
Stories Level A – Videos on DVD
Stories Level A – Music & Audio Stories on CD
Stories Level A – Student Activities Book
Stories Level A – Original Storybooks
Build Communication with Stories: Level A – this is the first level in our video-based program, and it provides every resource you need to create a Spanish immersion environment in your K-5 classrooms.
Because of our unique lesson format and extensive materials included with each level, you don't need any prior Spanish knowledge to effectively implement this curriculum in your classroom!
And if you do speak Spanish, the added bonus of this program is that it will lighten your load for lesson planning and give you a valuable framework to build from as you start your students on the path to becoming bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural!
Level A is the first level in the series and from it, your students will learn the basic building blocks of the Spanish language. Primarily through the use of two characters, Pedro the fish and María the monkey, your students will learn to answer simple questions and give basic information. Throughout Level A, the lessons focus on topics including:
By the end of Level A, your students will be able to complete the following tasks/learning objectives in Spanish:
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:
These standards provide guidance regarding the type of curricular experiences that will best equip students for life in a multilingual world. The Calico Spanish Stories for Schools series provides an interactive process to move students towards proficiency in Spanish while meeting or exceeding every standard, all as each level in the series builds on the content of the previous levels.
Sign up today and get online-access to all the resources needed to try Level A, Lesson 1 for FREE! Use the materials in class with your students and experience our effective video-based Spanish curriculum, firsthand!