EntreCulturas 1A & 1B for Middle School

Communicate, Explore, and Connect Across Cultures

Level 1A Novice-Low to Novice-Mid Spanish | Level 1B Novice-Mid to Novice-High Spanish 

Authors

  • Ann Mar
  • Robert L. Davis
  • Maritza Sloan
  • George Watson-López

EntreCulturas 1A & 1B for Middle School

Communicate, Explore, and Connect Across Cultures

Level 1A Novice-Low to Novice-Mid Spanish | Level 1B Novice-Mid to Novice-High Spanish 

Authors

  • Ann Mar
  • Robert L. Davis
  • Maritza Sloan
  • George Watson-López

Features

  • Created using backward design
  • A focus on intercultural communicative competence
  • Authentic video blogs from Spanish-speaking teens
  • Performance-based assessments
  • Addresses World-Readiness Standards' five C's
  • Introduces AP®/IB themes
  • Annotated Teacher Edition
  • Overlapping units between levels 

Description

The EntreCulturas 1A /1B program is all about teaching novice 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. This special two-book offering offers a slower pace designed for middle school or alternative scheduling. 

In level 1A and 1B, 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 focus of assessment in this program 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 eduacator styles in the backwards 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. Content includes IB and AP® task types and themes without compromising on our commitment to empowering each learner to communicate in the real world. Units are clearly organized with ample print and online student and teacher support, with instructional strategies and support offered in the textbook, on the Learning Site, and in a constantly growing community of proficiency practitioners.

Want to learn more? Check out the EntreCulturas YouTube playlist, featuring overviews, testimonials, and closer looks at the program pedagogy, instructional strategies, and EntreCulturas Learning Site tools. 

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