SPANISH II Syllabus

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Sra. Joy Barría
Room C143
SPANISH II Syllabus
Donegal High School
(717) 653-1871 X-53143
[email protected]
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course is designed to continue introducing the basics of the Spanish language, with an emphasis on reading, writing,
speaking, and listening in the present tense. Students taking this class are expected to have a firm grasp on the English
language and be willing to devote time regularly to practicing vocabulary at home.
TEXT Exprésate L1 (Red) and L2 (Blue) by Holt Publishing
Each student will receive a textbook and workbook. Both should be brought to class each day. Textbooks MUST be
covered at all times with all edges and corners protected. Both textbooks and workbooks will be collected at the end of the
semester, and students are responsible for charges incurred from misuse/damage/loss.
TOPICS
7 Cuerpo Sano, mente sana
Talking about routines
Talking about fitness
Telling how you feel
Giving advice
Reflexive verbs
Negative informal commands
Argentina
8 Vamos de compras
Asking and giving opinions
Asking for help in a store
Saying where you went
Using the phone in Spanish
Numbers 1-one million
Preterite of IR and regular verbs
Demonstrative pronouns and comparisons
Florida
9 ¡Festejemos!
Talking about plans
Talking about holidays
Introducing others
Conocer
Present progressive
La República Dominicana
10 ¡A viajar!
Asking and giving information
Reminding others
Talking about a trip
Expressing hopes and wishes
Irregular preterites
Irregular informal commands
Verbs followed by infinitives
Puerto Rico
2 En el vecindario
Talking about jobs
Introductions
Describing a house
Indirect Obj. Pronouns
DAR, DECIR
SABER vs. CONOCER
Expressions with infinitives
Perú
3 Pueblos y ciudades
Asking for information
Giving directions
Impersonal SE
Preterite of ANDAR, VENIR,
TENER, DAR, VER
Formal commands
Santo Domingo
MATERIALS
English-Spanish dictionary (suggested)
binder with loose-leaf paper and dividers
flash drive
tissue paper
computer w/PowerPoint and printer
*16 oz. of WHITE ELMER’S GLUE for piñatas
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GRADING
Assignments:
 quizzes, tests, projects, presentations
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homework, classwork, conversations, journal entries
You can expect one long quiz and up to several pop quizzes per week, plus one test/presentation per chapter.
Final Project
The final exam is a PowerPoint presentation and written test. Combined they are worth 20% of your semester average.
Students are expected to save information related to the final project on both their student accounts and a flash drive.
If you do not have access to a printer, the Internet, or PowerPoint at home, it is your responsibility to arrange to complete
your assignment at the school library, the public library, or a friend’s house.
HOMEWORK
Expect homework most nights. Aim to invest 20-30 minutes daily:
1) First, read through the notes you took today in class. Read through the same material in your online textbook.
Make sure you understand the concepts. Practice explaining the concepts aloud until you can do it without peeking.
2) Next, do your assignment while the notes are fresh. Look up words you don’t know and write the English next to them.
3) Now get your vocabulary sheet out. Practice unit words and phrases for 15 minutes in a combo of the following ways:
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Flashcards: sort words into piles of ones you REALLY KNOW, SORT OF KNOW, and DON’T KNOW.
A partner says the word and you say or spell it in the other language
A partner says the word and you write it in the other language
Record Spanish with 3 seconds between words. Play the list back and work to say the English within the three seconds.
Write words you can’t remember 5-10 times in English with the Spanish next to it.
READING THE WORDS OFF YOUR LIST DOES NOT COUNT AS STUDYING IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE!
WORDS WILL ONLY GO INTO SHORT-TERM MEMORY THAT WAY. YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ACTIVE WITH THE WORDS.
RETAKES
Students who have done their homework and turned all their work in for the unit are eligible to retake quizzes / exams.
Extra practice or tutoring during Tribe Time may be assigned on a case by case basis prior to retake.
LATE WORK
Late work will be deducted by 10% per day for up to 5 days after due date per school policy.
MAKE-UP WORK
When you return from an absence…
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Check the class folder for papers with your name on them. Turn them in the next day to the basket.
Turn the previous day’s homework in to the basket.
Get notes from the class assistant or a trustworthy neighbor.
After all of the above have been completed, check with Sra. Barría after class with additional questions.
The deadline to make up work due to absence will be the day of the chapter review. Ask for a pass to come to Tribe Time
to make up quizzes and exams. Make-up work will not be accepted once we start into the next chapter. The exception is
an extended absence, for which we will have to make special arrangements.
Assignments made two or more days in advance of an absence are due on the class day a student returns.
ACADEMIC DISHONESTY
In order to learn Spanish, you must practice. Submitting work that is not your original work is considered cheating, whether
it be using native speakers, friends, or the Internet to come up with your Spanish sentences. The school policy for cheating
is to receive a zero on the assignment. You may look up non-verbs, one word at a time, on www.wordreference.com only.
No verb forms or language structures that haven’t been taught in class yet should be used in assignments.
CLASS EXPECTATIONS
 Learn your vocabulary at home
 take notes during class on both what is explained aloud and what is written on the board
 volunteer to speak Spanish in class to Sra. Barría and other students
 do nightly homework in order to be able to contribute to class
CLASS PROCEDURES
 Wait in line in the hall for your ticket in the door question.
 Be in your seat at the bell, working on warm-up, with homework out.
 Help yourself to supplies on student shelf only.
 Use Spanish class only for Spanish; if you finish early, use your time to improve your Spanish.
 Sign out and in again when leaving the room. Plan bathroom breaks for the beginning or end of class.
 No electronic devices, food, drink, or gum in the classroom per Donegal High School Handbook. Water bottles are allowed.
 Textbooks must have book covers at all times.
 For fire drills, go out the door, turn left, exit through the corner door, and gather on the other side of the walking path.
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