Core50

Novice Path

Core50

Core50 builds on the foundational vocabulary in the Core35 path, supporting students in the comprehension of detailed descriptive, narrative, and informational texts in multiple tenses.

NEW CORE VOCABULARY

  1. se sienta
  2. se levanta
  3. le grita
  4. ayuda
  5. simpático
  6. tiene que
  7. puede
  8. hacer
  9. busca
  10. encuentra
  11. sabes
  12. comida

RECYCLED CORE VOCABULARY

quiere, ser, tiene, habla, va, toma, hace frío, hace calor, camina, corre, ve, abre, cierra, la puerta, son las [ocho], nunca, lleva, este/esta, es, hay, grande, pequeño, dice, él, ella, chico/chica, se llama, está, soy, eres, le gusta, tiene

Path Overview

1

¡Siéntate, Marcos!

Students will read a short story about a boy who doesn't listen to his teacher.

SOURCE: SOMOS 1 Unit 06

 

Challenges: 11

2

¡Siéntate!

Students will read a story about a girl that keeps sitting where she shouldn't!

SOURCE: SOMOS 1 Unit 06 

Challenges: 10

3

Juan, ¡levántate!

Students will read a story about a boy who is very dirty and keeps getting in trouble for sitting on nice furniture!

SOURCE: SOMOS 1 Unit 06

 

Challenges: 6

4

¿Pantalones?

Pants: Some people like them, some people don't.

 

Challenges: 11

5

El profesor sustituto

In this lesson, students will read a short story then practice changing perspective. This horizontal conjugation activity keeps the focus on MEANING, not form.

 

Challenges: 4

6

La criatura

Students will read a short story and complete a horizontal conjugation (perspective change).

SOURCE: La criatura reading

 

Challenges: 6

7

Cómprame una computadora

In this lesson, students will read a short story about a boy that has ulterior motives for wanting to talk to his grandmother by Skype.

SOURCE: Fast Finishers Bundle

Challenges: 5

8

Sebastián no es nini

In this lesson, students will learn about how a mother favors one child over the other and how one of the children speaks up about it.

SOURCE:  Spanish sub plan storyboards: Subjunctive stories

Challenges: 9

9

Jill es simpática

In this lesson students will read about a girl that helps her friends.

This is the original story script from SOMOS 1 Unit 07, "El amigo simpático."

 

Challenges: 13

10

Aubrey es simpática

Students will fill in the missing words as they read an incomplete version of the class story.


  

Challenges: 3

11

Elesheva era simpática

Meet Elesheva, friend to all.

SOURCE: Garbanzo original content

 

Challenges: 8

12

Pepinillos, el pepinillo simpático

A day in the life of your average, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, super kind cucumber.

SOURCE: A class story from SOMOS 1 Unit 07 submitted by Katie Sevilla; available here

 

Challenges: 13

13

Armando quiere ayudar

Students will read a conversation between two friends that are discussing a service trip that one of them took to Guatemala.

SOURCE: SOMOS 2 Unit 1 - Foundations Card Talk

Challenges: 8

14

No es difícil hacer amigos en México

In this lesson, students will read a simplified news article that explains in which country it is easiest to make friends.

SOURCE:  This article from September 5, 2016, originally appeared in the Fall 2016 edition of El mundo en tus manos.

Challenges: 7

15

El niño sastre

In this lesson, students will learn about a teenager who sews Teddy bears for hospitalized children.

SOURCE: El niño sastre

 

Challenges: 16

16

Hotel basura

In this lesson, students will learn about a hotel that is completely constructed out of garbage and for what reason it was built.

SOURCE: Hotel basera reading

Challenges: 14

17

La isla de basura

In this lesson, students will learn about the “Trash Island” that was formed in the Pacific Ocean by plastic and waste.

SOURCE: La isla de basura readings & #authres

 

Challenges: 21

18

Introducción a los castells

Tarragona is famous for towers, but its towers are unlike the monuments you'll find in other parts of the world! CAUTION: This is used as a reading assessment in SOMOS 1 Unit 7.


SOURCE: SOMOS 1 Unit 7  

Challenges: 6

19

Los Castells de Tarragona

Now that students know what a Castell is, they will learn more about how they are built!

Challenges: 7

20

Los castells de Tarragona: La construcción de las torres

In this lesson, students will learn about the human towers from Tarragona, Spain. This is a tradition that Catalonians follow during August for San Magín’s festivities. This is the THIRD LEVEL reading about Castells.

SOURCE: SOMOS 1 Unit 7

Challenges: 20

21

Justin Bieber visitó Tulum

In this lesson, students will read a short article about Justin Bieber visiting an archeological site in Mexico.

SOURCE: Justin Bieber visitó Tulum

Challenges: 12

22

El ajolote

Students will learn about Mexico's 'walking fish', the axolotl.

SOURCE: Lecturas diarias bundle

 

Challenges: 14

23

Alebrijes

In this lesson, students will read a short description of Mexican alebrijes.

SOURCE: Teaching COCO in Spanish Class

Challenges: 5

24

¿Lo sabes?

SOURCE: SOMOS 1 Unit 8

Students will be exposed to sabes/sé as they respond to trivia questions.

Challenges: 2

25

La fanática

Students will read a very short narrative in Spanish.

SOURCE: SOMOS 1 Unit 8

 

Challenges: 4

26

¡Busca el lápiz!

Rosita can't find her pencil. What will she do?

SOURCE:  SOMOS 1 Unit 08.

Challenges: 6

27

El perro de Leroy

Students will read about a boy that looks for his dog in his house.

SOURCE:  SOMOS 1 Unit 08.

Challenges: 6

28

¿Dónde está?

In this lesson, students read a story about characters looking for their friends, pets, and clothing.

SOURCE: Sub plans storyboards #6

Challenges: 12

29

La ladrona

In this lesson, students will read a story about a girl who likes to steal.

SOURCE: Sub plan storyboards set #2

 

Challenges: 8

30

Jemma busca su pelota

¡CUIDADO! 

This is the reading assessment from SOMOS 1 Unit 08

Assign this lesson only if you wish to administer the assessment via Garbanzo OR if you do not plan to use this reading assessment in class.

Challenges: 10

31

El sabor latino de la dieta americana

In this lesson, students will read about traditional Spanish foods.

SOURCE:  SOMOS 1 Unit 08

Challenges: 4

32

El elote: Una introducción

Students will learn about Elote.

SOURCE: Elote lesson plans

 

Challenges: 7

33

Elote: Una carta de amor


This is a love letter for elote.

SOURCE: Elote lesson plans, which are included as an optional extension in SOMOS 1 Unit 08

 

Challenges: 3

34

Elotito: Una canción de amor

Students will learn about the song "Elotito", which is a Despacito parody.

SOURCE: Elote lesson plans

 

Challenges: 4

35

México responde al Unicorn Frappucino con el 'Elote Unicornio'


Students will learn about the Elote Unicornio; a special-edition elote inspired by Starbucks' viral Unicorn Frappuccino.

SOURCE: Elote lesson plans

 

Challenges: 12

36

En busca de la paella auténtica

In this lesson, students will learn about paella, a traditional dish in Valencia, Spain.

SOURCE: This article from October 5, 2016, originally appeared in the Fall 2016 edition of El mundo en tus manos.

Challenges: 9

37

Doña Ángela es la abuela YouTuber (I)

In this lesson students will learn about a grandmother from Mexico that is a famous food vlogger.

SOURCE: SOMOS 1 Unit 08  on TPT

Challenges: 8

38

Doña Angela es la abuela Youtuber (II)

In this lesson, students will learn about a grandmother vlogger with a very popular YouTube channel.

SOURCE: SOMOS 1 Unit 08 on TPT

Challenges: 14

39

La abuela Maruja crea una hamburguesa para McDonald’s

In this lesson, students will learn about a McDonald’s contest in Spain.

SOURCE: This article from October 20, 2016, originally appeared in the Fall 2016 edition of El mundo en tus manos.

Challenges: 7

40

El niño de chocolate

In this lesson, students will read a story about a boy who has a problem of eating too much chocolate.

SOURCE: Sub plan storyboards set #3

Challenges: 12

41

Un problema que huele a caca

In this lesson, students will read a simplified news article about dog owners in a community in Spain that are not picking up their dogs’ poop in the streets.

SOURCE: This article from November 1, 2016, originally appeared in the Fall 2016 edition of El mundo en tus manos

Challenges: 11

42

Exploradores buscan Paititi en el Amazonas

In this lesson, students will learn about Paititi, a lost city in the Amazon.

SOURCE: This article from October 13, 2016, originally appeared in the Fall 2016 edition of El mundo en tus manos.

Challenges: 15

43

El misterio de las tortugas muertas

In this lesson, students will read a simplified news article about the shocking discovery of hundreds of dead marine turtles.

SOURCE: This article from November 7, 2017, originally appeared in the 2017-2018 edition of EL MUNDO EN TUS MANOS.

Challenges: 8