Spanish 1 Teacher’s Edition (2nd ed.) features reduced pages of Spanish 1 Student Text and marginal teacher’s notes. The margins contain teaching objectives, pronunciation and grammar notes, and suggested Spanish resources.
Rated 2 out of 5 by MicheleL Good for a classroom, not so good for homeschool.
This seems to be written for a classroom situation that is being taught by a Spanish-speaking teacher. It does not seem to be written for a homeschool situation in which the teacher is Mom who had two semesters of college Spanish 20+ years ago. The teacher's instructions are in no way helpful in a homeschool situation. I have to figure my own way to teach these lessons, which is stressful and time-consuming. Also, there are definitions and information in the back (white pages) that really need to be in the front (blue pages). Flipping back and forth is annoying and distracting.
September 30, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Teacher1 Not so much the book as the online program that I struggle with.
The book works...if you as the teacher already know Spanish. It is very frustrating that the teacher key and student text both randomly have Spanish words, but no Engish translation. I have that same problem with the online program. The online teacher moves too fast through words (as in speaking too fast), and rarely gives an English meaning. My students have said that they know what to say in response to certain phrases, but they do not know what they are saying. And I have to search a lot to find answers for them.
October 3, 2013