Susquehanna Township High School Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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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.
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