Welcome to my Spanish classroom! My name is Doris Poole, and I am from Bogota, Colombia South America. I have teaching experience ranging from elementary to college. I have also taught in bilingual schools and dual language programs in Colombia, Chicago and Bowling Green. I have seen how students learn not only English and Spanish , but also the content in the target language. At Greenwood High School, I have taught Spanish I, II, III, AP Spanish and Spanish for Heritage Speakers. My goal as a foreign language teacher is for students to use the language outside of the classroom in order to communicate with native-speakers of Spanish. This year Spanish students will be reading, listening authentic resources in Spanish with the purpose of developing proficiency. For that reason, students will find the study strategies and useful links valuable.
I hope you enjoy this year and are willing to take risks in order to learn a lot in my classroom.
|Fall Schedule 2019
|| Spanish I & Spanish for Heritage Speakers I
Google Classroom: Students will be able to view notes, homework ,announcements and important dates for upcoming quizzes and tests through Google Classroom. Students can access it through the Warren County Google Drive student's account and then using the class access code. As a parent, you will also be invited to make an account for the classroom and see important announcements such as upcoming homework, quizzes and tests.
This website will help students study the vocabulary of each chapter. It contains different activities, such as electronic flashcards and spelling exercises, that will help students to learn vocabulary. Students will retype the vocabulary from what they have read or listened to. Similarly, it contains interactive games that are timed and require fast recall. I recommend students use this website for 10 minutes daily.
This website will help students practice conjugation.
Listening and Speaking Activities
One way of improving listening and comprehension in Spanish is by listening authentic resources. This means resources that Spanish speakers use in their daily lives such as Spanish newspapers, Spanish radio or TV programs, Spanish magazines, Spanish articles, etc. In Spanish I, students will be listening to Spanish prompts and/or watching Spanish video clips and responding to them in Spanish. Assignments for the listening and speaking activities will be posted in http://lingtlanguage.com/dpoole/
Students will listen to the assignment in the school computer lab and will have the opportunity to record their responses within that specific class period. However, if the student needs more time to listen or record his/her answers, it will be up to the student to practice and to record it at home. In order to record their responses, the student will need to purchase a microphone to complete the listening activities. If the student does not have access to a computer at home, he/she will need to make arrangements to come to ESS (Extended School Services) on Thursdays or the teacher's classroom before school begins to complete the assignment. Lack of a computer access is not an excuse for not completing the assignments.
The following are other websites that will help students to practice their listening at home.
The following websites provide Spanish articles for students to read and then blog in Spanish.