Syllabus: Spanish IV, 2015-2016
¡Bienvenido a la clase de español!
Profesora: Sheila Willette
Texts and Materials:
Zayas-Bazán, Bacon, García. Conexiones Fourth Edition
El Alquimista by Paulo Coelho
Recommended: Spanish-English dictionary
Year- long portfolio (to be kept in a plastic binder)
Daily participation in a world language class, including listening and speaking, is essential to learning the language. Therefore, you will receive 5 participation points each day for being on time, prepared and with materials, on task, and participating fully in all class activities. Two points will be deducted for tardiness and not bringing materials. You may also lose participation points if you are off task or speaking English during Spanish-only times. Many class activities may not be made up so it is important to attend class every day.
Attendance and Tardies:
Attendance is one of the most important factors for your success in a language class. Attending class, participating in class activities and making a real effort to speak Spanish will enable you to improve your language skills. It is your responsibility to attend class and take advantage of these opportunities.
94%-100% A 72%-77% C
90%-93% A- 70%-71% C-
88%-89% B+ 68%-69% D+
82%-87% B 62%-67% D
80%-81% B- 60%-61% D-
78%-79% C+ 0%-59% F
Daily participation and homework 25%
Compositions (“Borradores”) 25%
Tests and projects 25%
Be Prepared to Question Yourself
Language is most effectively acquired when you understand or comprehend it (comprehensible input). You are more likely to gain comprehension when you guide your learning with the following questions:
High school is a time for students to develop independent skills and in Spanish IV you will be expected to develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. In order to achieve these goals it is imperative that all work produced for this class is completed by you. The South High policy defines cheating as including but not limited to
copying someone else's work
allowing your work to be copied
talking during a quiz or a test
working with unauthorized assistance
representing the work of others as your own
turning in work generated from the Internet as your own
Students who participate in any of these activities will receive a "0" for the assignment and will not be allowed to make up that work. Repeated offenses may lead to failing the course and/or an administrative referral. In order to avoid these problems you need to behave honestly.
Students will have the opportunity to work with Web 2.0 this year. Please consult the MPS website that highlights the use and restriction of Web 2.0 tools: http//policy.mpls.k12.mn.us/uploads/6415_Policy_2.pdf
Students and Parents/Guardians:
Please read all of the above information and sign below. Return this portion to Profe Willette by Friday, August 28th. Please save the rest of the syllabus for reference.
We have read the above syllabus for and understand the information and guidelines included for Spanish IV.
Student: I, _______________________________________(print name) agree to the terms included in this syllabus.
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