Spanish 3 Syllabus '18-19

  • School Year 2018-2019    Sr. Coleman (don Pablo)

     

    Course:         Spanish 3                                           Course Credit: .5  per semester

     

    Text:  Avancemos 2 and  second semester Avancemos 3

    Semester 1 uses the level 2 book and packets-units 5,6,7.1

    Semester 2 uses the leve 2 &l 3 book and packets- units 7.2  1,2,3,

     

    Course Description:  Students will continue to study Spanish through reading, listening, speaking, writing, and culture. Students will commit to speaking Spanish in class, arriving to class on time with completed work, showing willingness to try all activities, and helping to promote a positive class environment. Specific outcomes for each unit/day are posted in class on a daily basis.

     

    Essential Learning Targets: By the end of this course, students will be able to meet all specific grammar and vocabulary goals.  Overall students will be able to:

    Essential Learning Targets

    Assessments

    have a small discussion in Spanish.

    Group discussions, movie reviews, charlas

    show proficiency in reading.

    unit exams, readers

    show proficiency in listening.

    video/listening activities, movies

    write about self and others.

    unit writing assessments, dialogues

    compare their culture to a Spanish speaking culture.

    unit exams, various topics

    Daily routine includes:

    *daily expressions or idioms (which are quizzed every 10 expressions)  Either written or oral.

    *Tongue twisters (for pronunciation practice)

    *Trivia questions (introduce culture tidbits)

    *Learning songs (In Spanish)

    *Note taking on grammar and vocabulary (handouts included)

    *Practice-worksheets and packets

    * Speaking about pictures in target language, Dialogs with partners. 

    Including also computer labs on Tuesdays, Game days on Thursdays and quizzes are usually Fridays.

    Movies are shown intermitently throughout semester. 

     

    Course Policies:  Electronic devices are prohibited in class. If there is an occasion to use devices in class the teacher will let the students know in advance of what is accepted.

     

    The World Languages Department considers the use of any electronic device or translation program to translate any COMPLETE phrase, sentence, paragraph, or written text as academic dishonesty subject to Irondale’s policy.

     

    Schedule of Classes and Assignments: Daily assignments and assessments will be posted in class. . Due dates will be clearly expressed by the teacher in class, MOST homework  assignments are due during the same week when assigned.  

     

     

     

    Grading: The grading scale is consistent per Irondale H.S.

     

    75% of your grade will be performance and 15% will be practice. See examples of each:

     

    performance:(75%) tests, quizzes, speeches, projects, essays, and (15%) final exam.

    practice:(15%) homework, listening activities, in-class activities, partner activities

     

    The practice activities are the BEST way to prepare for the performance assessments. These will help you to get the very best grade in this class.

     

    Retakes: When a score on an assessment does not represent accurately what you know, understand and can do a relearning plan will be developed and must be completed as a requirement to take a different version of the original assessment. Not all assessments will be eligible for retakes. For example: multiple choice tests are not eligible for retakes.

     

    Class participation is a big indicator of success in this class. Students who are successful…

    • bring all materials to class including completed homework and pencil
    • show up (on time!)
    • volunteer
    • speak Spanish - even if NOT perfect
    • work well with others
    • respect classmates and teacher
    • are enthusiastic and open to new experiences
    • respect other cultures

     

    Individual Assignment Grade Configuration

    Gradebook Entry

    Description

    Point Value

    A

    Went beyond the basic requirements for proficiency

    4

    B

    Met all the basic requirements for proficiency.

    3

    C

    Met some basic requirements for proficiency

    2

    D

    Met very few basic requirements for proficiency.

    1

    I

    Didn’t show enough work to demonstrate proficiency

    0

    M

    Missing Evidence of Proficiency

    0

     

    Final Grade Configuration

    A

    3.60

    4.00

    A-

    3.20

    3.59

    B+

    3.01

    3.19

    B

    2.59

    3.00

    B-

    2.40

    2.58

    C+

    2.21

    2.39

    C

    1.79

    2.20

    C-

    1.60

    1.78

    D+

    1.41

    1.59

    D

    0.99

    1.40

    D-

    0.80

    0.98

    I

    No Value Assigned

     

    Note: Regardless of the final mathematical calculation, students who do not complete required assessments will receive a final grade of I (recovered in summer school, or through after-school credit recovery programming) or NG (recovered with the classroom teacher within three weeks of the semester’s end).