Spanish II Syllabus 2012-2013

Spanish II
Profesora Marshall ([email protected])
Syllabus 2012-2013
St. Augustine Preparatory School
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 …
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.
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
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:
all exercises in text and workbook,
Realidades stories,
your original stories,
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
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
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
Course Planner
Semester 1
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
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.
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.
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
Weeks 14 – Review of material studied throughout the semester and speaking and essay
portion of mid-term exam.
Semester 2
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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