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Spanish II Syllabus

Course Objectives:

The successful student will develop a novice-mid to intermediate-low proficiency in the language by engaging in a variety of communicative activities that focus on developing reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in Spanish. In addition, the student will develop cultural awareness and become prepared to encounter real life situations outside of the classroom though discussions of cultural customs and behavior.

Recommended Materials:

Students are expected to bring all of their materials to class every day. Materials include: iPad, notebook, pen/pencil and folder.

Expectations:

1. ME RESPETA A MI Y YO TE RESPETO A TI.

Respect fellow students, teachers, school personnel, and property.

2. PARTICIPA EN CLASE

Participate in class. Speak Spanish, pay attention and stay on task.

3. SÉ PREPARADO

Be prepared for each and ready to learn. 

Evaluation:

A = 90-100

B = 80-89

C = 70-79

Failing = below 70

Polk School District Grading System:

 60% Assessment Grades

20% Daily Grades

 

20% Final Exam

In-class assignments:

Every day in class the student will be expected to complete a warm-up activity, various written assignments, and speaking/listening activities. These assignments allow students to practice new grammatical structures and receive feedback, thereby gaining confidence.  These assignments are categorized as daily grades.

Homework:

Homework may be assigned and should be thoughtfully completed by the beginning of the next class period.  Graded homework will be categorized as a daily grade.   I am available for help before and after school unless I have bus duty or meetings scheduled.

Assessments.

Formal assessments (tests/projects) will be announced.  If the student is absent on the day of assessment, the student will have three days to make up the assessment.  Retesting opportunities are available.  Students are allowed to retest one test per quarter and can earn full credit.  The final exam is excepted.  Prior to the retest, the student is required to engage in tutoring.

Participation:

Participation includes demonstration of interest and a positive attitude through active participation in class activities, discussions, and pair/group activities and is required for this course.  Participation will be categorized as a daily grade.

Academic honesty policy:

It is expected that the student complete and turn-in his/her own work. All work submitted in this class is expected to be created by the student author. Academic dishonesty, cheating, and plagiarism are not acceptable.

Grades may be accessed 24 hours a day online with the student’s username and password.