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Reproducible Thematic Unit in Spanish with English Directions

PatriciaAnn Lennon

27 pages
Proficiency Press
The Leisure Reproducible Thematic Unit in Spanish with English directions is comprised of novice-level activities, emphasizing real-life situations in which students interact in the target language addressing twenty first century skills for second language acquisition. The chapter includes listening, speaking, reading, writing, puzzles, and authentic scenarios. A teacher’s reference core vocabulary for each unit, and suggested class fun activities are also added. Aligning our materials to the Common Core Standards through The Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century, one or more of the three modes of communication: Interpersonal, Interpretive or Presentational, is indicated for each activity accompanied by the National Standards utilized in the activity.
Author Bio
Dr. Patricia Lennon (BA in Spanish, Molloy College; MA in Spanish, St. John’s University; PD in Educational Leadership at C.W. Post; Doctorate in Education, St. John’s University; "Teacher of the Year," Sewanhaka High School District; two AATSP scholarships; finalist as "Teacher of the Year for New York State"; Embassy of Spain Scholarship, Salamanca, Spain) Ms. Lennon is a teacher of Spanish, the Chairperson of World Languages at Elmont Memorial High School and the Coordinator of World Languages for the Sewanhaka Central High School District. She co-authored Sewanhaka Central High School District’s Curriculum Guides for Spanish and co-authored Proficiency Press publications: The Teacher’s Handbook in Spanish, Te Toca A Ti, Portfolio Assessment for the Beginning Level, Sígueme, Authentic Assessment for the Intermediate Level, and It’s Your Turn to Speak English. She has created and taught a BOCES sponsored job related Spanish course for teachers and administrators. Ms. Lennon is a presenter of workshops on language proficiency, methodology and authentic assessment. She is an adjunct professor at Queens College, supervising student teachers. She is a member of the AATSP (current president of the NY-Long Island-Chapter and newsletter editor), LILT and NYSAFLT. She serves as Coordinator of the Long Island Language Poster Contest for LILT