This year in Spanish I we will cover the following topics:
We will also read selections in Spanish from our textbook and from some elementary level readers. The learning will be augmented and enhanced with cultural food, worksheets, class discussion, art projects, videos and music. Class progress will be assessed with exams. The major objective is to have students familiar with the language, carry on a general conversation, and develop an appreciation for different cultures and customs.
A student project will be required during the month of October. The topics will be assigned by the end of September.
A notebook (3 ring binder) is required for this class. All class work, homework, experiments, tests, and other handouts will be arranged in chronological order by chapter. The Class Syllabus, Classroom Rules, Discipline Plan, a blank Behavior Improvement Form, and Format for Extra Credit Reports will be placed at the beginning of the notebook in the order listed. Notebooks will be collected for a grade on the following dates:
Sep 12 ‘13 Jan 30 ‘14
Oct 17 ‘13 Mar 6 ‘14
Nov 14 ‘13 Apr 17 ‘14
Dec 12 ‘13 May 13 ‘14
Twice during the year (once per semester) students will be given the opportunity to earn extra credit by making a presentation consisting of an essay with cover page, bibliography and outline, oral presentation and visual presentation. Each of the three sections will receive a test grade which will be averaged into the test average. These grades will only be averaged in if they help raise the semester average. A good grade should raise the average because the test average is weighted as 50% of the semester grade.
Extra credit presentations will be scheduled during the weeks of December 9-13 and May 5-9.
GRADING SCALE GRADE WEIGHTS
C-(79-70) Class/Home Work-15 %
F-(59 & below) Preparation- 5%
Semester Test- 10%
CLASSROOM SUPPLY LIST
#2 pencils or mechanical pencils (minimum of two)
Ink pens (blue or black ink only)
Lined paper, three holed, loose leaf or spiral bound
Three ring binder, 1 ½ inches thick