Send by email

2011-present Spanish V

Since the fall of 2011 Spanish V students have participated in a yearlong integrated course format that offers advanced reading, writing, grammar, experiential learning and service learning in our local Hispanic community. Students are presented with literary works by authors such as Aviva Chomsky, Horacio Quiroga, Laura Esquivel, José Martí, Nicolás Guillén, Isabel Allende, Wendy Guerra, Yoss, Francisco Jimenez, and Ramón J. Sender. Students write several analytical and expository essays in addition to being given many writing opportunities in both academic and nonacademic formats. Building oral fluency is an important course objective so all students are expected to participate in daily discussions. The course provides a solid grammatical review, which will be especially helpful for those students who plan to take the SAT and AP exams in Spanish. Both experiential and service learning activities will take us beyond the traditional boundaries of the classroom in an effort to provide highly engaging and authentic real world opportunities for students to use their Spanish. While a variety of topics and themes will be encountered this year, the following will be explored in depth: immigration,  social justice, and identity.
Prerequisite: Instructor approval. 
 
Instructor: Lauren Reggero-Toledano
 

2009-2011Spanish V Honors: Survey of Modern Hispanic Literature/ Hispanic Presence in Oregon 

This year long advanced level-five course provides students with a one semester survey of contemporary Hispanic literature and a one semester focus on the history and use of Spanish in Oregon. For the survey portion of the course students are presented with works by authors such as Rodolfo Usigli, Horacio Quiroga, Laura Esquivel, José Martí, Isabel Allende, and Gabriel García Márquez. Students write several analytical and expository essays, and they are expected to participate daily in the discussion. In addition, this portion of the course provides a solid grammatical review for those students who plan to take the SAT and AP exams in Spanish. The semester that focuses on the history and use of Spanish in Oregon provides students with a historical background stretching from the arrival of the first Hispanics to Oregon to the most recent newcomers to our community. A service learning component will be integrated in the curriculum, and students will be expected to spend time in the local Hispanic community.
Prerequisite: Instructor approval.  
 
Instructors: Roberto Villa, Survey of Modern Hispanic Literature & Lauren Reggero-Toledano, Hispanic Presence in Oregon

  

**News Flash--Spanish VH students were interviewed by Paulina Hermosillo on her local radio program
1a clase, de lo global a lo local, broadcast live from Woodburn on PCUN's Radio Movimiento Friday, January 7th from 11am-noon.  Click here to watch video clips of this fantastic experience http://blip.tv/file/4710636

Photo Gallery: 

Paulina Hermosillo, host of ¨Primera Clase¨
Paulina Hermosillo, host of ¨Primera Clase¨
in the studio of Radio Movimiento
in the studio of Radio Movimiento

At Miranda´s Bakery in Woodburn
At Miranda´s Bakery in Woodburn
Time to try Miranda´s Rosca de Reyes
Time to try Miranda´s Rosca de Reyes
Lunch at Luis´s Taquería in Woodburn
Lunch at Luis´s Taquería in Woodburn
Huarache
Huarache

Teachers: