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2015-2016 School Year
RED DAYS: 2nd block - Spanish II
3rd and 4th blocks - Spanish III Pre-AP
GREEN DAYS: 6th and 7th Blocks - Spanish II
8th block - Spanish III Pre-AP
CONFERENCE PERIOD ON RED DAYS: 1st block
CONFERENCE PERIOD ON GREEN DAYS: 5th block
Tutoring: You can see me before (7:00-7:20) or after school (2:35-3:15), in room 228. Please let me know if you plan to come after school since we occasionally have meetings at that time.
*Evening tutorials on Mondays from 5:30-7:30 in room 203
*Wednesdays and Thursdays, Ms. Mauri's students from the National Spanish Honor Society provide tutoring as well, room 225 from 2:40 until 3:15
NEW THIS YEAR! Tutoring on Thursdays during Advisory!
For test and quiz dates , please click on:
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Remember that unless it's the day before Thanksgiving, winter break or spring break, we have homework every night. It is part of your learning and it is a component of your daily grade. It is therefore YOUR responsibility to write down the homework as when it is announced before the end of each period, or check my website. If you are absent, be sure to check the website. If you have any questions, please e-mail me. I do check my e-mail at home!! ¡GRACIAS!
Spanish III Pre-AP
GENERAL INFORMATION PERTINENT TO BOTH LEVELS
This course is a 90-minute block class. 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. There is considerable focus on grammar and verb tenses. Students use technology 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.
Boyles, Contreras, Pino, Met, Sayers, Wargin, Realidades 2 and Realidades 3 for pre-APPrentice Hall
This course will consist of lectures (grammar with explanations), online resources, 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 class.
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. Written assignments may include student-generated dialogues, skits, poems and compositions. Compositions must be typed, using a font of 12 pt. minimum and be double spaced with correct headings that will be discussed in class. In accordance with department policy, late work will not be accepted, unless the student has an excused absence.
The final grade will be determined in the following manner:
SPANISH II LEVEL CLASS SPANISH III Pre-AP
Class work/ Homework
Tests and Quizzes:
Tests will be given after every chapter, approximately every 5 to 7 days in Spanish II and every two to three weeks in Spanish III preAP. There will be 1-2 quizzes per chapter and occasional pop quizzes. 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 after an absence. If the tests or quizzes are not made up, the zero will become permanent. Make up tests and quizzes will be given after school or in Scots during class time.
If a student has failed a test, he/she can opt to retake one test every 9 weeks. Before the test, the student has to attend two hours of tutoring. The maximum score on a retake is 75%.
Students are expected to comply with the regulations stated in the Student Handbook. Students are expected to arrive to class promptly and be prepared with their textbook, notebooks, assignments, and writing instruments and any other pertinent material. Students will receive a zero for the daily activities if they come unprepared and without supplies.
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.
1 Composition notebook
1 Blue or black pen as well as a red one
1 Folder with pockets for handouts
1 Pack loose leaf paper
1 Spanish - English dictionary
1 box of tissues/ or paper towels
Parent contact information:
To facilitate our communication about the progress of your child, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your phone number and email. In your email you will have to inform me if it is OK to discuss your child’s numeric grade in our communication. Please be aware that progress reports will be handed out every three weeks and you will have access to your child’s grade online through parent access.