Spanish II Profesora Marshall ([email protected]) Syllabus 2012-2013 St. Augustine Preparatory School http://profemarshall.wikispaces.com Course Overview Spanish II is designed for students who have completed one year of Basic Spanish I. Second year students will learn to use different verb tenses, continue to build vocabulary, and become more proficient in speaking and comprehension skills. A great deal of emphasis will be placed on speaking, reading and writing Spanish in the classroom. This goal will be accomplished through the use of sentences, paragraphs, questions and answers. Students will be asked to render original as well as rehearsed conversations based on learned vocabulary and grammatical structures as well as narrating events. Students will also give presentations in Spanish, be interviewed by the teacher on a one-on-one basis as well as become proficient in writing stories and essays. Additional stress will be placed on cultural topics dealing with Spanish customs, the arts and Spanish influence in the United States. Students will identify geographical features, historical landmarks, and major sites of the areas where the target language is spoken and their influences on that culture. Course Objectives - At the completion of the course students will be able to … 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Communicate and interact in social situations employing spoken language. Understand and sustain a conversation on a number of topics. Communicate orally with increasing logic and accuracy. Demonstrate awareness of the culture. Read and write in Spanish at level. Texts Textbook and workbook: Realidades II, 2011, Prentice Hall. Course requirements It is mandatory that Spanish be spoken unless determined by Profe. Participation of 20 points weekly for 100%. Text, materials and writing utensils must be brought to class daily. Check Profe’s wiki page daily for assignments. The following are prohibited in class: Computer use in class Cell phones visible or audible Food or drink of any kind Materials: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 5 packs of white 3x5 index cards 1 shoe box to store flash cards 2 marble composition memo notebooks (no spirals or any other kind) 1 1” loose-leaf binder with five or more divider tabs 1 pack of loose leaf paper inside the binder 1 pencil case that can be shared for use in other classes filled with pens, pencils, enclosed pencil sharpener, erasers, white out, and colored highlighters. Basic Class Procedure We are covering seven chapters. WE WILL NEED TO MOVE RAPIDAMENTE!!!! We will spend 2 weeks on each chapter, including: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. all exercises in text and workbook, Realidades stories, your original stories, presentations, dialogues, poster creations testing (two days-interviews and essays and written test) Every day there will be either a dictado quiz or an “ejercicio de precalentamiento” at the beginning of class. Be seated immediately and review for the quiz or complete the warm-up in your blue books. Begin text or workbook exercises in your marble notebook as soon as you have a “free” moment. Every day there will be student presentations in class. They may be to teach a grammar point, speak about a topic related to the chapter, or present their poster, story or dialogue. Assignments will be given the first day of the week the class meets. You are on call to give the presentation any day after that. Every two weeks you will present a memorized “diálogo” in class. You will stand in front of the class and perform the dialogue WITHOUT ANY NOTES. It will have been memorized. You may bring props or use Profe’s. Points will be deducted if the props distract the actors or the audience from the performance. You will be graded on pronunciation, believability, creativity and understandability. Quarter Grading Policy 15% Class work and homework Notebooks and binders will be periodically graded. All assignments must be turned in on time, be they homework or class work. All exercises to be completed in class must be completed outside of class on your own time. It is your job to make sure all work is completed. Ten points will be deducted per day for late assignments. You are responsible for making up any notes or work completed in class if you are absent. 20% Quizzes (announced and unannounced, including notebook quizzes) 20% Participation (20 points needed each week for 100%) Extra points for acting Points deducted for conduct, tardiness or forgetfulness 20% Projects, presentations, conversations and skits (written and spoken) 25% Tests Chapter tests: Chapter tests cover everything from the chapter, including vocabulary, grammar, stories and culture. Tests will always include listening, reading comprehension, an essay, and face-to-face interview with Profe. Assessment Methods and/or Tools 1. Students are required to participate in ALL classroom activities. Verbal participation (individual and group) is mandatory! 2. Students must maintain the Spanish II notebook daily. All notes given by the teacher must be recorded in the notebook. An incomplete notebook will result in a lowered participation grade. If a student misses notes, it is his responsibility to get them from a class mate. 3. Students must organize binders as directed in class, with a section for each chapter, and must contain all handouts given in class. Absent and Make-up Policy Being absent the day before an announced test or quiz does not excuse you from taking it on the announced day. Students must hand work in on time for credit. No late work will be accepted. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to find out from a classmate or the class resource sites the work you need to make-up (notes, quizzes, tests, homework assignments etc.). If you don’t make up missed work within three days of your return to class, it will be a zero. Classroom Behavior and Cooperation - At all times, students are expected to follow the Code of Conduct in the student handbook and Profe’s class rules. You are expected to begin working the moment you enter the class. Participation points will be deducted or added accordingly. The Honor Code will be handwritten by you on all tests and quizzes. Ten points will be deducted from any paper or blue book in which it does not appear. After September, the honor code will be written by you in Spanish: Como miembro de la hermandad de la Preparatoria de San Agustín, prometo ser una persona de integridad. Ni daré ni recibiré ninguna ayuda no autorizada en cualquier trabajo académico. You will be peer grading quizzes and homework assignments. The HONOR CODE applies. If a peer asks you to cheat for him and you do, you are BOTH in violation. Before you begin peer grading you will write “Doy mi palabra de honor” and sign your name on your peer’s paper. Procedure for labeling assignments For labeling homework or any other assignments, please write your name, date, period, and assignment in the upper right corner of your paper and the words, “Doy mi palabra de honor” (“I give my word of honor”). You will also write this promise on each page of the blue book dictado quizzes, By writing this on your paper, you are giving your word of honor that you have not given or received specific information related to the quiz or test. A Note About Translation Programs Do not use any computer translation programs for work in this class. Any use of these programs will be considered a violation of the Honor Code and will be penalized as such. Translation programs do not work and are immediately detectable. They are no substitution for learning a language. Course Planner Semester 1 September Week 1, 2 – Realidades chapter “Para empezar” ¿Cómo eres tú? Students will review describing people, asking for information, nationalities, adjective agreement and the verb “ser”. ¿Qué haces? Students will review leisure activities, sesons fo the year, regular –ar, -er and –ir verbs Weeks 3, 4 – Realidades Tema 1: Tú día escolar Chapter 1. A. ¿Qué haces en la escuela? Students will identify classroom items, activities and rules as well as review stem-changing verbs and affirmative and negative words. October Weeks 5, 6 – Realidades chapter 1. B. ¿Qué haces después de las clases? Students will discuss extracurricular activities, make comparisons, review the verbs “saber” and “conocer” and learn time with “hace” + time expressions. Week 7-8 – Realidades Tema 2: Un evento especial Chapter 2. A. ¿Cómo te preparas? Students will be able to discuss daily routines and getting ready for an event as well as reflexive verbs, the verbs ser and estar and possessive adjectives. November Weeks 9, 10 – Realidades chapter 2. B.¿Qué ropa compraste? Students will be able to discuss shopping vocabulary, prices and money as well as the preterite tense of regular verbs and demonstrative adjectives. Weeks 11,12 & 13– Realidades Tema 3: Tú y tu comunidad Chapter 3. A.¿Qué hiciste ayer? Students will be able to discuss running errands, locations in a downtown, items purchased as well as direct object pronouns, the irregular pretierite of the verbs ir, ser, hacer, tener, estar, poder December Weeks 14 – Review of material studied throughout the semester and speaking and essay portion of mid-term exam. Semester 2 January Weeks 1, 2 - Realidades Chapter 3.B.¿Cómo se va…? Students will be able to discuss places in a city or town, driving terms and modes of transportation as well as continue with direct object pronouns, irregular affirmative tú commands, and the present progressive and its irregular forms. Weeks 3, 4 – Realidades Tema 4: Recuerdos del pasado Chapter 4.A. Cuando éramos niños Students will be able to discuss play terms and describing children as well as the imperfect tense, regular and irregular verbs and the indirect object pronouns. February Weeks 5,6 – Realidades Chapter 4. B. Celebrando los días festivos Students will be able to use expressions describing etiquette, holiday and family celebrations as well as use the imperfect tense, describe a situation and reciprocal actions. Weeks 7,8 – Realidades Tema 5: En las noticias Chapter 5. A. Un acto heroico Students will be able to discuss natural disasters, emergencies, rescues and heroes as well as use the imperfect tense in other uses and learn the preterite of the verbs oíir, leer, creer, and destruir. March Weeks 9,10 – Realidades Chapter 5. B. Un accidente Students will be able to extend parts of the body vocabulary, accidents and events in the emergency room as well as learning the irregular preterits venir, poner, decir, and traer and the imperfect progressive and preterite. Weeks 11,12 – Realidades Tema 6: La televisión y el cine Chapter 6. A. ¿Viste el partido en la televisión? Students will be able to discuss watching television programs, sporting events and learn the preterite of –ir stem-changing verbs as well as other reflexive verbs. April Weeks 13,14 – Realidades Chapter 6. B. ¿Qué película has visto? Students will be able to discuss movies and making a mvie as well as verbs that use indirect objects as well as the present perfect. Weeks 15,16 – Realidades Tema 7: Buen provecho Chapter 7.A. ¿Cómo se hace la paella? Students will be able to discuss cooking expressions, food, appliances, following a recipe, and giving directions in a kitchen as well as negative tú commands and the impersonal se. May Weeks 17,18 – Realidades Chapter 7. B. ¿Te gusta comer al aire libre? Students will be able to discuss camping and cookouts and food as well as the usted/ustedes commands and the use of por Week 18 – Review of material studied throughout the semester and speaking and essay portion of mid-term exam.