Susquehanna Township High School Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17109 Spanish I 6180 Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Length: 18 weeks Periods per cycle: 6 Text: Realidades 1 textbook and workbook Teacher: Mr. Juan Benito-Ruano (Master in Spanish Language and Culture / Bachelor of Science in Education: Spanish / Bachelor of Arts: Fine Arts) E-mail: [email protected] COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course introduces students to Spanish phonetics. Students develop vocabulary and grammar necessary for simple written and oral communication in Spanish. Hispanic culture is integrated throughout the course. Emphasis is placed on oral communication with written reinforcement. CRITICAL COMPETENCIES: 1. Making plans for leisure activities 2. Telling time 3. Identifying parts of the body 4. Describing weather conditions and seasons 5. Expressing likes and dislikes 6. Obtaining information about others 7. Talking about personality traits and describing people 8. Discussing schedules and school subjects 9. Describing a classroom and where things are located 10. Talking about and ordering foods and beverages 11. Talking about locations 12. Asking general questions 13. Extending, accepting, and declining invitations 14. Talking about one’s family 15. Expressing possession 16. Understanding cultural perspectives on leisure activities, friendship, meals, school, diet, health, family, and celebrations. 17. Moving toward low-intermediate oral proficiency SEQUENCE OF TOPICS: 1. Greetings, introductions, leave-taking Body parts Asking for help Activities and expressions for saying what you like and don’t like to do Infinitives Adjectives and word order Numbers and time Things in the classroom Weather and seasons Adjectives and vocabulary to ask about and describe someone’s personality Negative statements Definite/ Indefinite article 2. Classroom items and furniture Prepositions of location Present tense of –AR verbs The verb ESTAR Foods/ Beverages Expressions to show surprise Me gusta (-n) / Me encanta (-n) 3. Food/Beverages Expression to discuss preference, agreement, disagreement, and quantity The verb SER Expressions to tell where and with whom you go Expression to talk about when things are done Feelings Expressions for extending, accepting and declining invitations 4. Family and parties Possessive adjectives Describing people and ordering a meal Parts of the classroom Subject pronouns Classroom items/ furniture Plural of nouns/ articles Adverbs of frequency Present tense –ER/ -IR verbs Expressions to discuss health Adjectives to describe food The plural of adjectives Leisure activities / places The verb IR Interrogative words IR + a + infinitive The verb JUGAR Tell when something happens The verb TENER The verb VENIR The verbs SER and ESTAR REQUIREMENTS 1. 2. 3. 4. Complete homework assignments daily Maintain a journal and notebook with all notes and activity sheets Active participation in all class activities Complete all assignments on the day requested by the teacher a. Tests and quizzes missed due to absence must be made up within 2 days. (To request consideration for unusual circumstances, please see me.) b. After two days the grade will be a zero if the test or quiz is not completed c. Projects due during an absence will be accepted the day you return to class. (In the case of a long absence, please see me to make arrangements to make up work.) d. 10% will be deducted for each day of lateness on compositions, projects, and presentations. Daily homework assignments are not accepted late. e. Quizzes and tests may not be made up during Spanish class. You must make arrangements to do make up work before school, after school, or at a mutually convenient time during the school day. EVALUATION 1. Passing the course: Students must satisfactory meet the requirements listed above as well as achieve a final 2. average of 60%. However, an average of about 78% and a passing grade on the final exam are required for promotion to Spanish II. If the final is not taken, an incomplete will be assigned. Determining the marking period grade: Grading is based on a point system. Different points are assigned for test, quizzes, compositions, homework, skits, notebooks, class work, oral presentations, and special projects. Test, special projects Quizzes, oral presentations Class work, compositions, notebooks Homework TOTAL ……… 40% 25% 30% 5% 100% 3. Determining the final grade: Each marking period counts 40%. The final exam counts 20%. CLASSROOM RULES: 1. 2. 3. Arrive on time, well prepared with books, paper and pencils or pens For proper Spanish pronunciation, throw gum in the trash upon entering the classroom Raise your hand to speak. Be attentive, polite and respect the right of others to learn.