Spanish 1 Pacing Guide

WEEKS 1 TO 6  


Expressions of Courtesy                     

The student will be able to

  1. Say and recognize the Spanish Alphabet (p. 10/ P.11)
  2. Be proficient with Spanish Phonetics  and Pronunciation
  3. Use Diacritical Marks in context
  4. Use Interrogative Words (p. 133/143)
  5. Use The Verb “Ser” to Express Origin, Profession, and Telling Time.


Formal + Informal Greetings

The student will be able to

  1. The Verb “ESTAR” (p. 134)
  2. ¿ Cómo estás?
  3. ¿ Cómo está usted?
  4. The Subject Pronouns (p. 8/35/37)


Ask questions and provide responses based on
suggested topics

The student will be able to

  1. Review Interrogative Words (p. 134/147)
  2. ¿ Cómo te llamas?
  3. ¿ Cómo se llama usted?
  4. ¿ Qué día es hoy?



The student will be able to

  1. Students must be able to Label: (p.6 & p.7)
  2. Four Continents in Spanish
  3. Eighteen Spanish Speaking Countries (Website support)



The student will be able to

    Count all the way to 30 (p. 12)



AR Verbs


IR Verbs


Nationalities (P 82 Sp II)


National Holidays/Capital Cities/Religion

The student will be able to

1.Conjugate AR/ER/IR Verbs.

        Hablar / trabajar etc…

        Escribir / Vivir etc…

        Leer / Comer etc..



(In The Present Tense)

           3.   Analyze Documentaries.


WEEKS 6 TO 12  


Give Simple Description

The student will be able to

  1. Use the Verb “Gustar” to Express Likes & Dislikes (p. 38/39)
  2. Use the Indirect object pronouns with the verb “Gustar”
  3. Describe others with the use of Adjectives describing Gender (p. 57)
  4. Express “Possession” using the preposition “De” (p. 37)



Use Sequenced Information
Use of the Numbers all the way to 100
Telling time using the numbers from 0 to 30

The student will be able to

  1. Tell the days of the week, the date and the time (p.124 /p. 132)
  2. Give the months (p. 84)
  3. Name the Seasons (p. 225 & p. 241)
  4. Talk about the weather using the Verb “Hacer”
  5. Describe objects using the colors (p.60)
WEEKS 13 TO 18  

ML1 . INT 1C

UNDERSTAND simple Instructions such as
classroom matters and procedures

The student will be able to

  1. "frases útiles" (p.14 / p.15 )
  2. CLASSROOM procedures (p.14 / p.15 )
  3. Extending & Refining
    1. Escuchar
    2. Hablar
    3. Leer
    4. Escribir
  4. Computer Vocabulary & Class objects (p.103 / p.121 )


ML1 . CC4A

ML1 . CC5A

ML1 . CC4B

ML1 . CC5B

Identifying and investigating Spanish Speaking
Countries with their Capital Cities
Identifying and Understanding cultural differences
using Web based Resources OR the history channel

The student will be able to

  1. Review the Verb "Ser" to express ORIGIN.
  2. Review the Verb "Estar" to express Locations
  3. Student must be able to relate the Hispanic culture to their Own North American Culture
    1. Write an essay based on the Movie "Selena"
    2. Write a Second essay based on the Movie "La Quinceañera"
WEEKS 19 TO 24  

ML1 . P1B

Give Basic Information about self and others

The student will be able to

  1. Use:

          a. The Progressive Present (p. 232)

          b. Prepositional phrases (p. 258)

          c. Possessive Adjective (p. 82)

  1. Express their Age using the Verb "tener" (p. 78)
  2. Use basic family Relationship Vocabulary (p.93)
  3. Express obligations using "Hay Que" & "Tener que"

ML1 . CU1A

Demonstrate Knowledge of cultural contribution.

ML1 . CU1C

Describe cultural customs & traditions

The student will be able to

  1. Request food (p. 138 / p. 139)
  2. The Aztecs in regards to Modern day Mexicans
  3. El Zócalo / OAXACA (p. 265)
  4. The SPANISH Impact on Aztecs.
  5. Documentaries
WEEKS 25 TO 30  

ML1 . IP1H

Sequenced Information.

The student will be able to

      Sequencing dialogs in groups of two

ML1 . IP2C

Demonstrate notice - Mid Proficiency in oral

and written exchanges using AR/ER and IR

verbs in the Simple Present,

Progressive Present and the Simple Past.

Express productive SKILLS and

Receptive SKILLS using the Present Perfect

The student will be able to

  1. Use the AR / ER / IR Verbs in the present progressive and the Simple past.
  2. IR + A + Infinitive
  3. Use the Verb IR

The student will be able to

  1. Use the Verbs "Haber " and "Hacer"
  2. Use the Present Perfect
  3. Use the IRREGULAR and REGULAR Preterite (Simple Past)


Demonstrate notice - mid proficiency in

listening viewing and reading comprehension.

The student will be able to

  1. Read and listen to Spanish using Regular and Irregular forms of the following tenses:
    1. Simple Present tense.
    2. Progressive Present tense.
    3. Present Perfect.
    4. Simple past.
WEEKS 31 TO 36  


Express Likes / Dislikes

using the Verb Gustar.

Express emotions /Agreements

and disagreements using the

Verb "Gustar" with the indirect

object pronouns.

The student will be able to

  1. Use the Verb "Gustar"
  2. Use the Direct & Indirect Object Pronouns (p.230 & p.230)
  3. Use the Verb "Gustar" & infinitive


Express what you know and who you know using the Verbs "SABER" & "CONOCER".

ML1 . CU1B

ML1 . CU1C


Express what you do, what you hear and what you say

Commonly Held Cultural view point.

Cultural Customs & Traditions.

Cultural Patterns of behavior and interactions.

The student will be able to

  1. Use the Verbs "Saber" and "Conocer" (p.230 & p.281)
  2. The verb "Hacer",  The Verb "Oír",  The Verb "Dar" (p.256)


The student will be able to

  1. Describe Sports using the Stem-Changing Verbs
    1.  e ->ie  o->ue
    2.  e->i     u-> ue
  2. Express what to do and what not to do culturally using the affirmative and the negative "tú Commands".
  3. Watch Documentaries about customs & traditions
    1. The Importance of baseball in Puerto Rico - SAMMY SOSA (p.212 / p.213)

ML1 . CU1B

Commonly held cultural viewpoints.


Apply previously learned skills from other Subjects.

The student will be able to

  1. Read "EL COQUI" (p.234)
  2. Explain the ORIGIN of the Mexicans "The Aztecs" and "the Spaniards".
  3. Relate to the Social & Economical outlook of South America
  4. The Mexican America war.
  5. Provide a retrospective from the OLMECS Indians to the Present Day Mexicans.
  6. Today's Economical & Social trends between South America & the Rest of the World.
  7. NAFTA (North America For Trends Agreement)



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