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    Overview of Spanish/World Language at McClure
    McClure’s Spanish/World Language program follows a two-year curriculum - Spanish 1A in 7th grade and Spanish 1B in 8th grade. Two credits of World Language are now a state requirement for high school graduation, and completing this program in middle school allows students to enter high school with one credit already accounted for! We encourage students that finish this program to start at Spanish 2 when entering high school, and to continue on to higher levels such as AP Spanish.

    Spanish courses are open to 7th and 8th grade students who are eager to explore their world and community. Learning Spanish engages students as thoughtful global citizens, and prepares them for college and the job markets of the future. According to current economic trends, one of the job requirements by year 2020 will be being proficient in a 2nd language.

    The McClure Spanish program follows the Seattle School District curriculum and uses the curriculum text books Venconmigo 1, Adelante (1A-7th grade) and En Camino (1B-8th grade) along with teacher-created curriculum.

      Members Of The Department What They Teach
     Ellie Thomson 7th/8th Spanish


    Scope and Sequence of Spanish Program

    Students may sign up at the end of their sixth grade year to begin their Spanish language-learning journey as 7th graders.  It is a two-year commitment, so we do encourage families to talk about this when students are starting to register for classes at the end of sixth grade.

    The following is a brief overview of curriculum, content and skills students will learn each year in McClure Spanish coursework

    Spanish 1a (7th graders)
    (text book Adelante) Students will learn to introduce oneself, greet others, tell time and school’s schedule, school subjects, be familiar with calendar, numbers, color, and weather, family tree, buying things, expressing one’s likes and dislikes, etc.

    Spanish 1b (8th graders)
    (text book En Camino): Students will learn to describe people and hobbies, to order food and to dine out in restaurants, to shop in stores, telling directions, to celebrate and compare, health and sports, vacation and favorite places. 

    If you would like to hear more about the Spanish Programs at McClure Middle School, please contact McClure’s Spanish teacher Profe Thomson.  ekthomson@seattleschools.org  or Tel: 206 252-1856