Spanish For Children, Primer A Key (Classical Subjects Creatively Taught)
Publish Date: 2008-01-01
Author: Julia Kraut;Sarah Foose
The Spanish for Children Primer Series teaches elementary students this dynamic language, both classically and creatively, at a time when students soak up language like a sponge. Recommended for grades four and up, this book employs the pedagogy and structure of our popular Latin for Children series. Spanish for Children emphasizes grammar and the parts of speech as vital tools for correctly speaking and understanding Spanish. The text also uses lively chants to aid memorization of both grammar and vocabulary.
37 weekly chapters, including eight review chapters Free audio pronunciation files for each chapter 290 commonly used vocabulary words Learn grammar concepts such as verb conjugation and tenses; noun gender Weekly worksheets and quizzes All teaching and explanation written in the student book, at the student's level Engaging and conversational The first text in a three year series Answer Key available separately An accompanying DVD is available as an addition to this text
The Spanish for Children, Primer A Answer Key is also available. The Answer Key is a copy of the actual worksheets and quizzes in the Primer with answers filled in with large bold font.
A special note from the Spanish for Children author, Julia Kraut:
''Our goal with the SFC series is to teach students ''why.'' We focus on the rules that govern the language and spend a large amount of time comparing Spanish and English grammar. In many ways the series doesn't teach just Spanish, it teaches how to go about learning a language in general. This is different from the ''scenario-focused'' approach of many other textbooks, where students learn vocabulary that relates to specific subjects, and then learn to discuss those subjects. While students using SFC do memorize vocabulary each week, using groups of related words to talk about various subjects and scenarios is ''the icing on the cake''--the ''cake'' being an understanding of the patterns of the Spanish language, knowing which word belongs where and why.''