Plan de estudios: Español II
A Day Schedule
Period 1: 8:45-10:15
Period 2: 10:20-11:50
Period 3: 12:30-1:55
B Day Schedule
Period 6: 10:20-11:50
Period 7: 12:30-1:55
Period 8: 2:00-3:30
In Spanish II you will explore the Spanish speaking world through language and culture. You will use this journey as a basis for understanding the driving essential question, “How do individual parts make up a whole”? While you learn to communicate about the past, present, and future you will also examine cultural artifacts to gain insight into different ways of life. Specifically we will look at travel, health, immigration, music, and stories.
The student will be able to initiate, sustain, and close oral and written communication through basic skills that introduce the concepts of foundational Spanish. Students will gain an appreciation for the Spanish language and multilingual communities around the world.
Unidad 1: Un repaso (Review) – Quarter 1
Students will perform an oral presentation and engage in conversations to review material from Spanish 1.
Unidad 2: Al otro mundo (To Another World) – Quarter 1
Students will consider the ways in which people grow through travel. Students will complete a portfolio worthy task called “¡Visítame!” in which they examine a city map and write an email to a friend about the city.
Unidad 3: La Salud (Health) – Quarter 2
Students will discuss daily routines, key medical terms, and body parts. We will also examine how health and medical care vary across the Spanish Speaking World.
Unidad 4: Diga el cuento (Tell the story) – Quarter 3
Students will communicate about events in the past tense and consider the purpose of story-telling in society. Students will research a cultural theme and write a portfolio worthy story in Spanish based on the theme.
Unidad 5: Mi futuro… (My future…) – Quarter 4
Students will discuss goals and ambitions for the future and examine how the present affects the future. Students will also read a Spanish novel.
! 3-Ring binder with dividers
! Spanish/English dictionary
! Pen or pencil
! Note cards & Paper
· Major Assessments (e.g. projects, unit projects, tests, etc)
· Minor Assessments (e.g .quizzes, some oral presentations, etc)
· Class work
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Class Norms (REACH):
Respect – demonstrate care for others and materials
Excellence – strive to put forth your best effort
Accountability – take responsibility for what you need to do (no excuses)
Courage – take chances with your learning and speak Spanish!
Helpfulness – be willing to support other people and pitch in!
Homework: Homework is meant to prepare you for class each day, thus, late homework will not be accepted without proof of an excused absence. Homework is late after the first 5 minutes of class. Missed homework assignments may be made up for partial credit at the teacher’s discretion.
*Homework assignments are posted on the class board and website.
Late work: Projects are late after 6PM on the assigned day. Late work makes it difficult for students and teachers to complete their jobs. As such, late work loses 10% after the 1st day and 25% the 2nd day. Work turned in 3+ days late loses 50%.
*Life Happens Pass: Life is unpredictable. You have two “Life Happens Passes” for the year. The pass gives you an extra 24 hours (not class period) to turn in late work. When using a Life Happens Pass for an in-class presentation you MUST tell me BEFORE class starts.
Revision policy: Assigned work plays an important role in your learning. You have one week after graded work is returned to meet with the teacher and turn in a revised version (this applies only to tests, quizzes, projects and select in-class assignments).
Absence policy: Students who have been absent must pick up their work the DAY they return to school (not during the next class) and set a turn-in deadline with the teacher. If you were in-class when an assignment was given and you are absent on the due date, the assignment is due the MORNING you return. All missed work will be stored in a binder kept in the classroom.
Class Procedures and Expectations:
R Before entering the classroom, lineup outside the door until invited in by the teacher.
R After entering the classroom, find your seat and work independently on the Do Now.
R To ask for bathroom permission, raise your pass in the air and wait. When called on ask, “¿Puedo ir al baño?”
R Raise your hand to speak in class unless otherwise indicated by the teacher.
R At the end of class, clean your area and stand quietly beside your chair until dismissal.
R Be prepared to read, write, listen, and speak in Spanish at all times. Spanish is an interactive subject in which you MUST participate in order to learn. You will find that the more you participate in class, the better you will do on your assignments and tests.
Spanish Department Academic Honor Code Addendum
Academic dishonesty is a corrosive force in academic life. It jeopardizes the quality of education, undermines the learning process, and devalues the genuine achievements of others. The school community—which includes teachers, staff, administration, parents, and students—will hold students to the highest standards of academic integrity and will not tolerate academic dishonesty in any form. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to: copying from any other source including another student's work, from tests, class work, homework paper, texts, lab work, computer disks, working with others on an assignment that was meant to be completed independently, web sites, machine translators or other electronic sources. Each of the following is an act of academic dishonesty; however, this is not an inclusive list.
Please note that the Spanish Department has decided to take a variety of proactive steps to increase awareness about what academic dishonesty may look like in the foreign language classroom in order to increase academic honesty. Colleges and universities across the country adhere to similar policies and expectations. Our initial step this year is to start off by informing you, the parent or guardian, and students about some key information.
First, machine translation is not permitted in any way shape or form. Machine translation refers to any kind of automatic translation, including translation software, hand-held translators, and online translators. It is expected that in order for a student to demonstrate mastery in the language, they must actually write their own work in Spanish. Students will not be expected to turn in assignments in Spanish that are above their level. Any writing assignments that are considered above and beyond what we have taught in the classroom will be completed in English. At any given time a teacher can request to see a copy of a student’s draft(s) if any questions arise, therefore students should be sure to keep all documents.
Second, assistance with an assignment may come from a variety of people; however, there are certain guidelines that have been established by the Spanish Department that are considered to be acceptable assistance. In order for a student to receive acceptable assistance, they MUST have completed the initial written work on their own. The manner in which a student will be able to receive assistance and be informed of their errors must follow the Spanish Department’s Peer Revision Protocol/ Editing Symbols.
Third, dictionaries can be a great resource when used properly. Looking up isolated words and double checking with the teacher that the word provided in the dictionary is acceptable is a great way to utilize this resource. However, students should be careful not to over-rely on their dictionaries as it results in choppy un-natural language, which can be confusing. All students will be taught the appropriate sentence structures, mechanical structures and word choice in order to be successful on their assignments. In addition, students will be provided with additional resources of appropriate vocabulary and transitional words when asked to create a writing assignment in Spanish. Our intention is not to limit a student’s learning or creativity, but to provide manageable expectations and a safe space to explore language learning.
Dear Student & Guardian,
Please take a moment to read through the syllabus and sign your name below to ensure that we have a common understanding of the expectations laid out for the course. Students are expected to keep this syllabus in their binders throughout the year as a reference.
I look forwarding to working with you further this year.
Student Name (print): ____________________________________________
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