September 28, 2016
4th Grade — Spanish

The K–4 Spanish classes immerse students, using the TPRS® (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling) curriculum that provides an abundance of context-driven language in a chapter-by-chapter story format. The students have multiple opportunities to demonstrate their comprehension and retention, enabling them to emerge feeling successful and eager to tackle the next challenge in their language-learning progression.


  • Discussing family
  • Describing where one lives
  • Describing emotions and feelings
  • Discussing work and careers
  • Chronological order of events
  • Responding to comical situations


  • Transition words
  • 1st and 3rd person present singular, present tense
  • 3rd person plural, present tense
  • Definite articles
  • Indefinite articles
  • Use of estar
  • Idiomatic expressions

Approaches to Learning

  • Deepening language acquisition
  • Deepening reading comprehension
  • Deepening writing comprehension
  • Conversation
  • Presentation
  • Interpretation of stories
  • Creating oral and written stories
  • Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS)
  • Units of study in Dia de Los Muertos, Cesar Chavez, and Cinco de Mayo