Spanish I

  • A.  COURSE DESCRIPTION

    The New York State Board of Regents mandates that all students achieve a proficiency in a foreign language in order to receive a Regents diploma.  This means our concentration will be on speaking and listening, while also doing some reading and writing.  We will also be preparing to take a Local Final Exam in June.

     

    B.  WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

    You will find the topics we study this year useful in every day situations:

     

    physical environment             education              personal identification                    

    family life                               leisure                   house & home       

    community & neighborhood       travel               health & welfare 

    food &drink                           current events      culture

     

    C.  GOALS FOR THE YEAR

    1.  To participate regularly and use Spanish in class.

    2.  To practice Spanish outside of class

    3.  To demonstrate your Spanish skills on the Final Exam in June

    4.  To be aware of Hispanic happenings through the media.

     

    D.  GRADING

    Each marking period the quarter grade will be based on the following percentages:

     

    80%  Summative/Required Course Assessments which includes:

    *Speaking  tasks

    *Benchmark quizzes

    *Common unit assessments

    *Common unit projects

     

    20%  Formative/Practice Assessments which includes:

                *Homework

                *Daily classwork

                *Introductions/Bellwork

     

    Final exam will be 20% of the overall final grade.

     

    **Please check Parent Connect to check  your progress.

     

    E.  ABSENCES

    It is your responsibility to check with a classmate, Google Classroom or me to see what you missed. Most work will be in your unit books. 

     

     

    F.  MY WEBSITE

    My website can be used in many different ways.  It provides downloadable vocabulary as well as unit books (or pages) and also practice for past and present vocabulary.

     

    G.  EXTRA HELP

    Please do not hesitate to stay after school if you are falling behind, do not understand something or just want extra practice!  

     

     

    H.  MATERIALS

    You are expected to have your binder and a writing utensil when you enter my classroom.