FAQ

Lessons/Resources

Not exactly. Some lessons have a short list of words and phrases that are targeted during the lesson. We’ve found that WE as teachers are used to the list, but they do just fine (OR BETTER) without it. As we learned more about proficiency we found it was more important for them to learn language functions rather than topic vocab. Example: For a lesson like “I can give my opinion about extreme sports” they ALL need to know “I think” “it is” and “because” = function vocab. They all need detail vocab too, but that is going to be unique to each kid. Some might need the word “dangerous, extreme, wild” and others might want “exciting, adventurous, and thrilling.” Click to see more examples.

If I can give students input, I know they will learn the function vocab, and they can learn whatever they want for the details. However, I always checked that they can complete the daily objective by the end of class and that usually required both function + some details. By the time I assessed at the end of the unit, I found kids were using a greater variety of words and lots of details I would have never put on a vocab list. I saw that they weren’t limited to the list – it was awesome! Plus, if you have native speakers like I did… they may already know 75% of the list. When the focus was to complete the daily objective at your proficiency, they had to actually think! – Megan

No, units and lessons cannot be downloaded. AdiosTextbook works as an online planbook. The first part of each lesson is ready to show directly to students. Then there is an explanation/ideas for the teacher at the bottom. No need to save them to your flashdrive or search for them on your computer. You can log in and access these lessons from any computer, anytime. All you need is internet access and a current membership.

Exceptions: Each unit has a packet to download a unit overview, student goal sheet, homework options, and an assessment so you can print. Some lessons may include a handout, activity or graphic organizer that you will be able to directly print for your students.

Each lesson is created to last 45-60 minutes depending on how in-depth you choose to complete each activity. You may choose to add your own questions to continue conversations or include practice activities in specific lessons. You may choose to skip some activities or add some. You have the freedom to adjust these to fit your teaching style and your students’ unique learning styles.

Each unit is set to last about 2 weeks, but may take slightly longer for projects, presentations and assessments.

After you sign up for a paid membership you will have access to ALL units and lessons. We know many teachers teach multiple levels at one time and also like to plan ahead. Sign up, log in, and you can see and use all units and all lessons! We will continue to add new units throughout the year.

Not yet, but that is the goal. We want you to have access to engaging and communicative lessons on a variety of topics that are based on Hispanic people and culture. Our current units target novice/intermediate proficiency levels. We have our available units and a suggested curriculum/scope and sequence on the “Units” page. Eventually we plan to have three full years of Spanish study.

We created these lessons and units based on our experiences teaching high school. Many will also work for middle school (you may need to make some minor adjustments).

At this point, our focus is completing our Spanish curriculum. There are members that teach other languages that say the site is worth it just for the unit and lesson ideas to cut down on their planning time and to see examples of communicative proficiency-based instruction. Note: Most downloads are not editable to maintain fonts and formatting. No telling what the future will hold though!

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Change your mind? You can sign back up anytime!

No. We offer a sample unit for you to preview for two weeks before you purchase. This is also why we offer the pay by the month option so you can cancel at any time.

Your card will be charged $15 the day you sign up. Then you will be automatically billed $15 on that same day each month. You can cancel anytime. Once you cancel, you will not have access to the site.

 

 


 

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11 thoughts on “FAQ

  1. ¡Mil gracias por todo, Kara y Megan! Descubrí su sitio por casualidad. ¡Qué suerte! Su recurso va a ser mi «salvación» durante el próximo año y medio que planeo seguir enseñar en la escuela secundaria. Mis preguntas: ¿Qué cosas se incluyen con el precio mensual? ¿Necesitamos pagar el costo individual por cada recurso que vi cuando visité al sitio?
    MJ

    1. ¡De nada MJ! El precio mensual se incluye el acceso a TODO: todas las unidades, con todos los planes, y todos los exámenes, etc en el sitio. Pruebe la unidad de las Escuelas (¡es gratis!) para ver como funciona. $15 por mes – no más. Se puede cancelar cuandoquiera.

    1. With the sign up you always have access to it all. We’re trying to keep it super reasonable so that even if you’re only using one unit at a time it’s still a good deal. If you only want to use that ONE unit, you can cancel by the end of the month and you’re not committed for a long period. What other topics would you like to see?

  2. I am looking at the sample unit plan. Is there a vocabulary list somewhere that I’m missing?

    1. That’s something that seems to be unique to each teacher and their students, depending on the proficiency level and their prior knowledge. We focus on the daily “can-do” statement instead and allow each student to use what they already know and learn what vocab they need to complete the daily goal.

  3. I’m teaching IB MYP Spanish Level 3 this year; I’m also teaching AP Spanish Literature and DP Spanish years 4 and 5. It’s my first year teaching all of them, so I’ve been overwhelmed trying to come up with lesson plans for 4 different Spanish classes. I found many resources for DP Spanish and AP Spanish Lit; but I’ve been searching and searching for lesson plans and resources I can use for the MYP and I couldn’t find anything that I can use until now. This units are perfect for the IB program; and the rubrics can be easily change , so I’m ecstatic!! Count me in; you saved my life!!

    1. Yay! Glad to help you out! I taught pre-IB for 6 years. The IB philosophy and proficiency work really well together. We’d love to hear your feedback and what you think after you teach a few units.

  4. i am so excited to use this! I was looking around to see if there was some sort of a grammatical scope and sequence? I was looking to see when Spanish I students may be introduced to the past tense. Mil gracias!

    1. Tsharp999 – This curriculum isn’t focused on grammar, it’s more about communication. We use “can-do” statements to teach (and recycle) communicative skills like giving opinions, describing, asking and answering questions, and later they begin to work on more intermediate skills like explaining, retelling, and persuading. Each unit has the targeted proficiency levels on the unit page. Our novice units won’t push students to use the past tense, but most of the intermediate units do!
      Since the lessons are focused on communication, you as the teacher can choose to introduce appropriate grammar structures when and how you want. If you’d like to see our scope and sequence based on proficiency levels/AP themes – you can find it here: https://www.adiostextbook.com/unidades/ (Scroll to the bottom for a more detailed description). Hope that helps!

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