• Avancemos

¡Avancemos!

Spanish Curriculum Grades 6–12

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  • Why?

    Continuous Improvement

    At HMH®, we continually enhance our programs to reflect the latest research. Components recently added to ¡Avancemos! © 2018 include HMH Spanish Resources for Heritage Learners, HMHfyi Español, and the Integrated Performance Assessments.

    Mobile-Friendly Online Experience

    ¡Avancemos! Online Editions work on leading tablet devices with no additional purchase required or separate apps to buy. Just use the Web browser to log in with the same username and password you use on a computer.

    HMHfyi Español

    The NEW HMHfyi Español site offers links to current authentic websites with thematic connections to ¡Avancemos! Updated frequently, the ¿Qué opinas? feature allows students to vote and see how their opinion on a current topic compares to other HMH students. Discussion questions are also provided.

    HMH Teacher Guides for Google Expeditions

    HMH Teacher Guides for Google® Expeditions allow teachers to integrate the HMH Field Trips powered by Google Expeditions with ¡Avancemos! © 2018. HMH Teacher Guides will reside in the Online Teacher Edition and Resources and will align to unit locations.

    News and Networking

    Give your students a direct connection to culture with News and Networking online. We provide current, age-appropriate articles and videos; you get your evenings and weekends back.

    HMH Spanish Resources for Heritage Learners

    The NEW HMH Spanish Resources for Heritage Learners provides insightful information on language backgrounds and the needs of heritage learners, including region, proficiency level, and literacy level. It also includes a diagnostic assessment for placement into the correct level and modules that explain and remediate common spelling, vocabulary, and grammar errors of heritage learners.

    Spanish InterActive Reader

    The InterActive Reader offers a variety of readings at various levels of difficulty with before and after reading activities to reinforce comprehension.

    The Trusted Leader in World Languages

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt™ World Languages programs continue to provide the unparalleled content and pedagogy you’ve come to expect.

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    • Continuous Improvement

      At HMH, we continually enhance our programs to reflect the latest research. Components recently added to ¡Avancemos! © 2018 include HMH Spanish Resources for Heritage Learners, HMHfyi Español, and the Integrated Performance Assessments.

    • We've Got You Covered

      Rest assured that ¡Avancemos! addresses language learning requirements for today’s Spanish classroom.

      Advanced Placement

      Advanced Placement®

      Throughout all levels of the program, solid foundational skills instruction and practice prepare students for success in AP® Spanish.  Pre-AP® Suggestions in the Teacher’s Edition and Pre-AP Assessment accelerate practice and achievement. HMH Spanish Language and Culture Resources for Pre-AP and AP Practice supports a gradual progression of skills at Levels 1–4, with Level 4 in the AP exam format. Resources include printable worksheet activities, a Practice Test for each level, readings, audio, graphic organizers, and teaching suggestions.

      View the Correlations to see how ¡Avancemos! helps prepare your students for the AP exam

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      21st Century skills

      21st Century Skills

      Students communicate in authentic contexts that empower them to not only learn Spanish, but also to apply it to the world around them. News and Networking online gives students a path to global participation through a monitored space where they can post comments and read other comments from students around the world! Students can even publish their own articles to the site.

      International Baccalaureate

      International Baccalaureate®

      IB® students succeed through accurate communication and cultural context. Performance Space, through which students complete book activities online, lets students instantly practice and record spoken assignments.

      Common Core

      Common Core

      ¡Avancemos! complies with ACTFL®’s Alignment of the National Standards for Learning Languages with the Common Core State Standards. The Spanish InterActive Reader online supports the Common Core with an emphasis on authentic and informational texts.

    • Scope and Sequence

      The Scope and Sequence provides an overview of the concepts to be covered in a given period of time, as well as how those concepts are addressed over the series as a whole. View the Scope and Sequence to see the progression and order of topic introduction.

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    • Authors

      Meet some of the featured authors of ¡Avancemos!

      ACTFL® is a registered trademark of American Council for Teaching Foreign Languages. AP® is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, these products.

    • Testimonials

      Mounds View High School

      Since implementing the ¡Avancemos! program, teachers at Mounds View High School have seen improvement in student test scores and an increase in the number of students continuing to study Spanish for four years. Teachers and students highlight favorite features including lessons rich with Spanish culture and fun interactive activities.

      Liz Rigg, HMH Product Manager and former Spanish teacher, talks about her classroom experience with ¡Avancemos! and shares what a difference the program made in engaging students and building their confidence.

      Where has language taken you? Find out where it has taken the World Language educators in this video.

  • Features

    ¡Avancemos! provides the keys to language proficiency with features that engage students in the culture, differentiate instruction, and provide varied opportunities for practice.

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    • Relevant Culture

      ¡Avancemos! helps students understand that culture is an integral part of the Spanish language. With relevant Spanish culture that is focused and in-depth, ¡Avancemos! ensures that cultural lessons are never tacked on as an afterthought. With an understanding of different Spanish-language cultures, your students can truly begin to master the language.

      News and Networking

      News and Networking provides access to high-interest articles and cultural videos that are updated throughout the school year. From the latest discovery of a new dinosaur in Canada to Día de los Muertos celebrations, News and Networking provides current information that will get students communicating! Students can add comments that are monitored, submit their own articles for publication on the site, and get help from their Language Coach. Included in the Online Student Edition.

      HMHfyi Español

      The NEW HMHfyi Español site offers links to current authentic websites with thematic connections to ¡Avancemos! Updated throughout the school year the ¿Qué opinas? feature allows students to vote and see how their opinion on a current topic compares to other HMH students. Discussion questions are also provided. Strategies for working with authentic materials include tips on viewing, listening, reading, cultural appreciation, and research. Content aligns with the 5 Cs, specifically with the ACTFL® World Readiness Standards for Interpretive Communication. The content can be sorted by AP® theme and by the ¡Avancemos! unit themes and locations.

      HMHfyi Español

      Location-based Units

      Each unidad of ¡Avancemos! takes place in a different country in the Spanish-speaking world, giving students an in-depth view of the culture of different countries.

      Location-based Units

      Comparación cultural

      Whether introducing a unit or comparing vocabulary to that in another country, Comparación cultural highlights the rich culture woven throughout the ¡Avancemos! textbook.

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      Cultural mini-lessons

      A selection of cultural mini-lessons is provided at the beginning of each Student Edition at Levels 1A through 3. Focused on holidays, music, and traditions such as Día de los Muertos and Carnaval, these mini-lessons are designed to be used when they fit into your schedule.

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      Cultura interactiva

      Cultura interactiva connects your students to Spanish-speaking cultures. Just click any photo in Online Edition Student Resources to watch an aspect of Spanish culture come to life.

      Cultura Interactiva
    • Relevant Instruction

      Do your Spanish students come to you with varying abilities? Every student is different, and ¡Avancemos! makes differentiation as easy as possible.

      HMH Spanish Resources for Heritage Learners

      NEW HMH Spanish Resources for Heritage Learners provides insightful information on language backgrounds and the needs of heritage learners, including region, proficiency level, and literacy level. It also includes a diagnostic assessment for placement into the correct level and modules that explain and remediate common spelling, vocabulary, and grammar errors of heritage learners.

      HMH Spanish Resources for Heritage Learners

      HMH Teacher Guides for Google Expeditions

      HMH Teacher Guides for Google® Expeditions allow teachers to integrate the HMH Field Trips powered by Google Expeditions with ¡Avancemos! © 2018. HMH Teacher Guides will reside in the Online Teacher Edition and Resources and will align to unit locations.

      Integrated Performance Assessments

      NEW Integrated Performance Assessments (IPAs) allow students to demonstrate proficiency and show what they can do in Spanish. IPAs are focused around five modes/skills: Interpretive Listening, Interpretive Reading, Interpersonal Communication, Presentational Speaking, and Presentational Writing. Support includes rubrics, graphic organizers, audio, teaching suggestions, and “Let’s see what I can do!” checklists.

      • Available at Levels 1A–4
      • Conveniently found in the Online Edition under the Student Resources and Teacher Resources tabs

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      Integrated Performance Assessments

      Spanish InterActive Reader

      The InterActive Reader offers a variety of readings at various levels of difficulty with before and after reading activities to reinforce comprehension.

      @HomeTutor

      @HomeTutor provides three levels of online practice that includes Animated Grammar, video clips, audio recording capability, audio flashcards, review games, and self-check exercises to reinforce reading, speaking, listening, and writing skills.

      At Home Tutor

      Cuaderno: práctica por niveles

      The Cuaderno: práctica por niveles provides three levels of practice. This comprehensive workbook aligns with the instructional sequence in the Student Edition.

      Cuaderno: práctica por niveles

      ¿Recuerdas?

      Students can look for the green recycling sign and ¿Recuerdas? throughout the unit to reactivate previously taught material.

      ¿Recuerdas?
    • Relevant Teaching Resources

      HMH delivers content and services designed to support teachers as they deliver the best instruction for their students.

      Differentiated Practice

      Differentiated Practice outlines specific ways to differentiate instruction at point of use in the Teacher’s Edition, including Multiple Intelligences (i.e. Musical/Rhythmic, Interpersonal and Intrapersonal, Logical/Mathematical, Kinesthetic, Visual Learners), Heritage Learners, English Learners, and Slower-paced Learners.

      Differentiated Practice

      Leveled Assessments

      Leveled Assessments provides differentiation to meet the needs of various ability levels (Levels 1A-3).

      Leveled Assessments

      Performance Space

      Performance Space offers a one-to-one virtual environment where students record their answers for every activity in the textbook and in the Spanish InterActive Reader.

      Performance Space

      Student/Teacher Dashboards

      The Student and Teacher Dashboards are included with the Online Edition. These features provide at-a-glance portfolios of work and saved teacher feedback, and encourage greater student accountability.

      Pre-AP

      Pre-AP® includes comprehensive activity packets covering the modes of communication necessary for preparation for the AP® exam.

      Pre-AP®

      Modality Crosswalks

      Modality Crosswalks offer specific correlations between the ACTFL® modes of communication and program content.

      Modality Crosswalks
    • Apps

      HMH vocabulary apps put fun practice at students' fingertips and extend language learning beyond the classroom.

      HMH Spanish Vocabulary

      Practice anytime, anywhere with the HMH Spanish Vocabulary app. This app features a proven flashcard learning system to enhance recall and long-term retention. Created for iPhone®, but also compatible with iPod touch® and iPad®, the HMH Spanish Vocabulary app can be used with any Spanish program.

      Features

      • 1,500 flashcards organized into themed lists
      • Native-speaker pronunciation with audio slowdown
      • A searchable phrase book
      • Multiple-choice quizzes
      • Progress tracking
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    • Available Digital Formats
      eTextbooks

      HMH eTextbooks

      eTextbooks include all of the content from the print Student Edition. Available for all major devices, additional functionality may include zoom & resize, scroll, text and keyword web search, bookmark, and notes.

      Online Edition

      Online Editions

      Our interactive Online Editions include all of the content of the print textbook, plus ancillary items and interactive elements, such as video and quizzes. With the purchase of Online Student Editions, teachers also have access to all Teacher Resources as well as all Student Resources. Compatible with desktop, laptop, and netbook computers. Online Editions are mobile friendly for leading tablet devices.

  • HMH Professional Services

    Our Mission Is to Advance Yours

    HMH Professional Services forges student-centered partnerships with schools and districts in the belief that all learners deserve a quality education and the opportunity for lifelong success.

    HMH Professional Services includes teachers, leaders, and technologists. Our Professional Learning Consultants become part of your team, working right beside you to build and implement professional learning plans that respect the unique needs and culture of your school or district community. Through program, practice, and technical services, we work collaboratively to unlock the full potential of every student, teacher, and leader.

    Comprehensive Services for K–12 Educators

    We offer teachers and instructional leaders a full suite of learning and support to deepen their mastery and hone their teaching skills throughout the school year.

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    Visit us at hmhco.com/professionalservices to learn more.


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