Spanish and Co-curriculum

In my school the Language Arts department teaches Latin and Greek stems to their students. The students are given about 10 new words a week and tested weekly on their cumulative stems.

As their beginning level 1 Spanish teacher, I have been trying to have the students make connections with their stems and their Spanish vocabulary. It is extremely awesome to hear a student say “Oh, I know that word. That comes from the stem ______.” If students can make these connections, it will help them in both their classes.

I have created a chart of stems that they have learned, their meaning, and a related Spanish word. As we get to new Spanish vocabulary, I add new stems to the list.

About spanishplans

Spanish Teacher in Chicago. Have studied or traveled to Costa Rica, Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, and Uruguay. Have taught level 1 at middle and high school levels. Degree in Spanish and Master's in Teaching and Leadership. Self Publisher of Spanish Educational Materials at www.SpanishPlans.org/Store
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2 Responses to Spanish and Co-curriculum

  1. Jill Meyert says:

    What do the Language art teachers do with the ten words they pick? Are there any specific words they choose?

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