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Charles Brower

The Woodlands High School
6101 Research Forest Dr.
The Woodlands, Texas 77381
936-709-1200



 2015 - 2016(Red day)


period  
class   
1
Spanish 1
2
Spanish 1
3
Spanish 2
4
Conference




2015-2016(green day)


period  
             class     
5
Conference
6
Spanish 1
7
Spanish 1
8
  Spanish 2   



Spanish I - 90  minutes
Charles Brower
conference - 4th(1:00-2:30 - red day) -  5th(7:20 - 8:45 - green day)
(936)709-1200


Course Description:
This course is a 90 minute semester class. It emphasizes oral and written communication.  Students practice listening, conversation, writing/revising, and reading.  Students are instructed in the use of grammar and are introduced to new vocabulary.  Students will have the opportunity to use technology (internet, television) to gather information necessary to complete individual and class projects and/or activities.  Students are encouraged to communicate in Spanish to the best of their ability.  Daily homework assignments are a course requirement.

Text:
Boyles, Contreras, Pino, Met, Sayers, Wargin, Realidades 1 Prentice Hall

Teaching Methods:
This course will consist of lectures (grammar with explanations), oral drills, group and individual presentations, skits, cultural discussions and projects, games, and various other instructional strategies. Students will be required to memorize and use vocabulary presented in the chapters. For successful mastery of the material, students will be encouraged to speak and to communicate in the target language in class.

Homework:
Written and oral exercises will be assigned as a part of this course. Written assignments will be from the textbook, workbook, or any other suitable material.  Late work will be penalized 50%(1 day late) and will recieve a zero(2 days or more), unless the student has an excused absence.

Evaluation:
The final grade will be determined in the following manner:
Tests                               55%
Class work/ Homework    20%
Quizzes                 25%

Tests and Quizzes:
Tests and quizzes will be given over every chapter, approximately every 8 to 10 days.  It is important students study the material on a daily basis to ensure mastery of the subject.

Make Up Policy:
Students are expected to make up tests and quizzes according to the guidelines set forth in the Student Handbook. Students will receive a zero on any test or quiz not taken. It is the responsibility of the student to make up tests or quizzes within one week after an absence.  If the test is not made up within that time, the zero will become permanent. Make up tests and quizzes will be given after school or in Scots during class time.
Foreign Language Re-test Procedure:

All students will have the opportunity to re-take one chapter or unit test each nine weeks with the following conditions:

1. The student must have made a 75 or below on the test.  The highest possible score for any re-take is a 75.

2. Prior to taking the re-take, the student must do remediation work over that material as determined by that teacher..

3. The student must make arrangements with their teacher to schedule a re-take, and the teacher will determine when a re-take will be made available.



Discipline:
Students are expected to comply with the regulations stated in the Student Handbook and the RESPECT policy posted in the classroom.  Arriving to class on time and being prepared with materials(dry erase markers, textbook, and all handouts) is a must!

Helpful websites to aid in studying:
The book has a very good website with additional links to other sites. Students are encouraged to use these sites for practice, study guides and/ or reviews for quizzes, tests and exams.



phschool.com    
studyspanish.com        
http://www.quizlet.com]       
quizlet.com     
conjuguemos.com 
learnspanish.com        
Tutoring:
Students experiencing difficulties with the course are encouraged to come in for tutorials. Tutorials are offered every morning at 7 am and after school in room 224 from 2:30 - 3:00 pm.    The school provides free tutoring Monday  night from 5:30 to 7:30pm in room 203.

Supplies:
1       Composition book
1       Blue, black and red pen
1       Highlighter
1       Pack loose leaf paper
1       Dry erase marker (packet)
1       box of tissues/ or paper towels







Spanish II
Charles Brower
conference - 4th(1:00-2:30 - red day) - 5th(7:20-8:50 - green day)
936-709-1200

Course Description:
This course is a 90 minute accelerated block class.  It covers a year’s material in one semester. It emphasizes oral and written communication.  Students practice listening, conversation, writing/revising, and reading.  Students are provided with a continued review of grammar and are introduced to new grammar structures.  This course is a continuation of Spanish I with an emphasis on grammar and verb tenses.  Students use technology (internet, television) to gather information necessary to complete individual and class projects and/or activities.  Students are encouraged to communicate in Spanish to the best of their ability.  Daily homework assignments are a course requirement.

Text:
Boyles, Contreras, Pino, Met, Sayers, Wargin, Realidades 2 Prentice Hall

Teaching Methods:
This course will consist of lectures (grammar with explanations), oral drills, group and individual presentations, skits, cultural discussions and projects, games, and various other instructional strategies. Students will be required to memorize and use vocabulary presented in the chapters. For successful mastery of the material, students will be required to speak and to communicate in the target language in clas

Homework:

Written and oral exercises will be assigned as a part of this course. Written assignments will be from the textbook, workbook, or any other suitable material.  Late work will be penalized 50%(1 day late) and will receive a zero(2 days or more), unless the student has an excused absence.

Evaluation:
Tests                           55%
Class work/ Homework    20%
Quizzes                 25%

Tests and Quizzes:
Tests and quizzes will be given over every chapter, approximately every 8 to 10 days.  It is important students study the material on a daily basis to ensure mastery of the subject.

Make Up Policy:
Students are expected to make up tests and quizzes according to the guidelines set forth in the Student Handbook. Students will receive a zero on any test or quiz not taken. It is the responsibility of the student to make up tests or quizzes within one week after an absence.  If the test is not made up within that time, the zero will become permanent. Make up tests and quizzes will be given after school or in Scots during class time.
Foreign Language Re-test Procedure:

All students will have the opportunity to re-take one chapter or unit test each nine weeks with the following conditions:

1. The student must have made a 75 or lower on the test.  The highest possible score for any re-take is a 75.

2. . Prior to taking the re-take, the student must do remediation work over that material as determined by that teacher..

3. The student must make arrangements with their teacher to schedule a re-take, and the teacher will determine when a re-take will be made available.

Discipline:
Students are expected to comply with the regulations stated in the Student Handbook and the RESPECT policy posted in the classroom.  Arriving to class on time and being prepared with materials(dry erase markers, textbook, and all handouts) is a must!

Helpful websites to aid in studying:
The book has a very good website with additional links to other sites. Students are encouraged to use these sites for practice, study guides and/ or reviews for quizzes, tests and exams.



phschool.com    
studyspanish.com        
http://www.quizlet.com]       
quizlet.com     
conjuguemos.com 
learnspanish.com        
Tutoring:
Students experiencing difficulties with the course are encouraged to come in for tutorials before school. Morning tutorials are offered every morning at 7:00 AM.  Afternoon tutorials are offered in Room 224 from 2:30 - 3:00 PM.  The school provides free tutoring Monday night from 5:30 to 7:30pm in room 203.

Supplies:
1       Composition book, one for class notes and one for a journal
1       Blue, black and red pen
1       Highlighter
1       Pack loose leaf paper
1       box of tissues/ or paper towels


 







        




 

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