EntreCulturas 1 ©2017
In Level 1 of this four-book series, students build the language skills, personal attitudes, and cultural insights necessary to experience life "entre culturas," using Spanish to connect with people. Students learn grammar and vocabulary both inductively and deductively.
The EntreCulturas program is all about teaching novice to intermediate students the Spanish language through the lens of interculturality, so they can discover appropriate ways to interact with others whose perspectives may be different from their own.
The focus of assessment in EntreCulturas 1 measures what students can do with the language they have learned through IPAs. Analytic and holistic rubrics accompany this textbook, so teachers can stay on track.
The educator-author team considered a variety of learner and educator styles in the backward design of the series. The program integrates all of the 2017 ACTFL World-Readiness Standards and aligns with or exceeds every state's language standards. We have included IB® and AP® task types and themes, yes, even in Level 1, without compromising on our commitment to empowering each learner to communicate in the real world. Units are clearly organized, with ample print and online support for both you and your learners. And with our Instructional Strategies Toolkit, the support offered in the textbook and on Learning Site®, a constantly growing community of proficiency practitioners, and on-demand support in our Support Center, you and your students are able to get the help you need, anytime, anywhere.
EntreCulturas nurtures your learners' interculturality by layering in reflection on the products, practices, and perspectives of Spanish-speaking communities, as well as how diverse language, culture, geography, and environments affect the world around them.
Can-do statements in each unit of EntreCulturas show learners a direct connection between tasks and what they are aiming to be able to do in Spanish. They also support learners' social and emotional learning in developing skills and attitudes within the five dimensions of CASEL's Instruction and Classroom Climate Core (the CASEL 5).
The EntreCulturas series is chock-full of unit-aligned authentic resources from across the Spanish-speaking world, like podcasts, news stations, video bloggers, and more.
EntreCulturas contains performance-based formative and summative assessments throughout each level. We also provide loads of teacher supports to foster your success, including assessment guidelines, rubrics for IPAs, analytic and holistic rubrics, and more.
EntreCulturas fully aligns with ACTFL's World-Readiness Standards and incorporates the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements, performance descriptors, and proficiency guidelines.
The EntreCulturas series includes AP® and IB themes from the very beginning. and teacher resources in the front and end matter of the Teacher Edition outline AP® and IB® themes and subthemes. so you can start your learners on the right foot.
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The Interactive Digital Textbook
Your FlexText® is the page-by-page digital version of the textbook and is available through your Explorer® class or the FlexText® Library link on your Dashboard. Don't want to bring home your textbook? No problem! FlexText® is available wherever there is internet access.
A Community Bulletin Board
Learners and teachers alike use the Classroom Forum anytime as their online community bulletin board. Teachers love posting lesson openers, polls, links to external resources, and more. And students can comment, exchange GIFS, and upload audio, videos, and photos.
Learning to hold a conversation
Mock conversations with pre-recorded conversation prompts challenge your learners to hone their conversational skills. Learners record themselves replying to comments and questions, and the recorded conversations can be added to their portfolio as an artifact.
Tracking Their Own Progress
Online student portfolios follow learners from unit to unit, level to level. Students can upload evidence of what they can do in the language - assigned Can-Do statements, activities, quizzes, audio files, PowerPoint and Word files, and more. This allows them to set goals and reflect on their progress related to Can-Do Statements.
Efficient, Integrated Grading
Use the online calendar to remind students of upcoming assignments and deadlines, assign tasks to specific learners or an entire class, and more. Explorer® lets you know when your students complete their work and alerts students as soon as you’ve graded. Grade each quiz question response without opening each question in Explorer®. Automatic grading is available where appropriate.
More Than 200 Ideas
Wayside’s Instructional Strategies Toolkit provides loads of instructional ideas and approaches that can be filtered by mode, skill, proficiency level, activity type, learning style, and more! Whether you are a new teacher or want to find new strategies, the toolkit provides built-in world language methodology and pedagogy training at any time.
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Tennessee 6-8 Correlations
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