It is quite academically challenging and has worked well for our honors sections but is too advanced for our regular sections (especially level 3). Our regular teachers are actually looking for a switch. It is also not very relevant to Middle School because it was originally designed for college students and there are many vocabulary words (especially in the school subjects sections) that are related to college life. Unless there is something new that I am unaware of, it doesn't work on ipads.
We are using it in this way:
Descubre 1 for Level 1 Spanish
Descubre 2 for levels 2 and 3 Spanish
Descubre 3 for Level 4 Spanish (selected lessons, along with other curricula
We find it to be vocabulary dense and grammar at a high level, so we have split level 2 between levels 2 and 3 and of course do other material throughout. We like the book a lot and find that there is ample material in each lesson to offer a variety of options, along with the use of the supersite.
I have used it for several years in levels 1-3 and Temas, by the same company for IV. I have loved it. There are many supplementary materials that provide a broad range of activities and allow teachers to choose what best fits their style. It challenged our students, but they were very successful with the book. The material is spiraled throughout the levels, so students feel they have knowledge of the concept and then we just expand on it each level. It is also a good series to use to prepare your students for the AP test.
I agree with all the other comments that have been posted. We are in a school where students purchase their own textbooks. Vista Higher Learning also offers another text, Panorama, that is essentially the same content as Descubre 1 and 2 in the same volume. We use that so that our student purchase one book for two years. We do chapters 1-6 in year one and chapters 7-11 in year two with some vocab and grammar points from chapter 12, 13, and 15. It has worked really well for us.
We have also used Descubre 3 with our level 3 classes, and have not liked it as much. It is almost a complete rehash of Descubre 2 with much of the same grammar and vocab, albeit at a higher level. Some might like that, but we are looking for a different approach for level 3.
Hello everyone!,I would like to know if someone has the ACFTL Can do Statements Lesson per lesson of the Series DESCUBRE 1 and 2. I am struggling a bit to see and drafting the Can do statement looking at the lesson.I would really really appreciate any help regarding this matter.
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