Mater Dei Academy

Mater Dei Academy

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Spanish Fifth Grade – Eighth Grade

Spanish is available to students once or twice a week depending on grade level.

Grade 5: 

Fifth grade begins with the basics of sentence formation and identifying the similarities and differences between English and Spanish.  Students also learn adjectives and adjective agreement, and begin simple translations of short stories.  They are introduced to Spanish literature and work on perfecting their speaking skills with oral recitations.

Grade 6-8:

Students begin conjugating regular verbs in the present tense and progress to more difficult irregular verbs and other tenses.  Throughout the three years, students continue to build on their vocabulary while working on translating stories.  They learn to use possessives, to use comparative and superlative phrasing, to ask questions, and to carry on simple conversations.

Students participate in oral recitations and learn to recite common prayers in Spanish.