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Spanish 1 Flashcards


Whenever I assign flashcards for homework (which will be often), I expect them to be made in this format:

  • FRONT: Write the Spanish word. Be sure to include el, la, los or las.
  • BACK: Write the English meaning. In the lower left corner, write the vocab set (i.e. TPR 1 ). In the lower right corner, write the initials of your nombre español (i.e. José P.) on every single card.
  • Flashcards must be handwritten with one word (or word pair) on one notecard. and other apps like it are terrific resources, but nothing can replace the time it takes to make and study your own flashcards.

How to Study With Flashcards

  1. Start with a complete flashcard set of vocabulary, looking at the Spanish side.
  2. Say the Spanish word out loud. Before turning over the card, say the English translation.
  3. If you don't know the English translation, put this flashcard into a DON'T KNOW IT pile. If you do know the English translation, put this flashcard into a KNOW IT! pile.
  4. Go through the entire set, separating the set into KNOW IT! andDON'T KNOW IT piles.
  5. Set aside the KNOW IT!  pile. Pick up the DON'T KNOW IT  pile, shuffle it, and repeat steps 1-4.
  6. Repeat steps 1-5 until you no longer have any cards in a DON'T KNOW IT pile.
  7. Repeat steps 1-6 the next day :-)

How Flashcards are Graded

On the day when they're due and exactly at the moment when I ask to see them:
  • FULL CREDIT: all cards are completed in correct format and are accounted for
  • HALF CREDIT: a few cards are missing or not completed in correct format
  • NO CREDIT: more than a few cards
I'll accept late flashcards for full or half credit if you were absent (with an excused absence) on the day I checked. Flashcards are usually assigned several days before their due date and are posted on the Homework Blog, so not being in class on the day I originally assign them will not be accepted as an excuse.