Spanish 2 Course Syllabus

Oakmont High School Fall 2019

Señora Cristina Myers                                                         Room P13                                        

(916) 782-3781 ext. 2713                                                     cmyers@rjuhsd.us        

Course Description:

The Spanish 2 course is designed to give students the tools to be able to recognize, understand and produce words and phrases in the Spanish language. My goal as a teacher of Spanish is to help students to produce the language in a variety of real life situations. The text is organized into thematic chapters. All subject matter – vocabulary, grammar and culture – is rooted in a thematic context and used meaningfully. The instructional resources that I use are aligned with the four stages of the Language Learning Continuum: communication, cultures, structures and settings. Students should be prepared to handle the demands of the course work and be proactive on their learning journey.  Below, I have outlined policies that will assist students in being successful.

Materials:

·         3 ring binder and dividers, binder paper, please no notebooks that “shed” messes; you can share a binder with another class.

·         Pencils

·         Blue or black pen, and a bright color for correcting

·         Whiteboard marker

·         charged Chromebook

Extra help:

Help is offered during intervention on priority days or after school by appointment.

 Seating Policy:

You will be assigned a new seat once or twice per 9 weeks. Respecting the seating chart is your obligation in my class, there is a reason for it. Changing seats without my permission will result in poor participation marks.

 

Grade Categories:

 

Grades are generally updated weekly and in the following categories:

 

Tests/Projects (Summative) – 60%          

Quizzes/Homework/Classwork (Formative) – 20%

Participation – 20%

 

Participation:

Learning a language is a reciprocal and participatory activity requiring that the student be consciously involved in the class, trying to understand the language, and communicating when he/she doesn’t understand. Participation is an integral part of learning a language. Students are expected to participate actively and fully every day and come to class prepared. Students are also expected to be respectful and not disrupt their own learning or the learning of other students. Students can earn one participation "owl" (sticker) daily, which represents their participation for that day. These owl stickers should be carefully kept and turned in at the end of each grading period for participation points. No points can be given for lost or stolen owls. Remember, participation is a part of your grade, not extra credit.

 

Classroom Expectations

VIKING EXPECTATIONS

choose respect

be responsible

have integrity

actively engage

Expected Student Behavior

Be on time

Use appropriate

language and tone with everyone

Respect your classmates, the teacher and the classroom

Listen when others speak

Be present- physically and mentally

Take an active, positive role in classroom discussions

Sign out to go to the bathroom. Don’t abuse the privilege

Review class materials and lessons at home

If you are absent, you are responsible for making up the work in a timely manner.

Turn in your own work

Don’t share your work. You are not helping anyone when you do.

Do not share quiz or test information with other classes

Stay away from excessive use of translators.

Ask questions when you do not understand or when you need help

Participate multiple times per class period

Put your phone away

Be proactive

Entering the Classroom

Students will enter the class, take their seat, put their phone away and get out their class materials. Read the agenda on the board to see what you will be doing and learning.

Starting the Class

Most days there will be a warm up so students can take out their binders and begin when the bell rings. This is a time to review the previous day’s work.

Attention Signal

The teacher will stand at the front of the class and ring the bell or raise a hand for students to quiet down and listen.

Working Independently

This is a time to focus individually and use what you have learned. Stay on task until the work is completed. Students may not speak with neighbors during individual work time. Raise your hand if you have a question. If you finish early you may review vocabulary words or get a Spanish novel to read.

Working in Groups

There may be times when partner or group work will be required and students may collaborate and work together. Everyone is expected to work during this time.

Asking for Help

Students may raise their hand for the teacher to answer a question. If it’s an appropriate time students may ask a neighbor for help.

End of class

This is a time to finish the activity we are working on and to check the board to see if there is homework. Ask any questions if something is unclear. Please do not line up by the door.

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Student’s name - last name first (please print)

I have read and understand what is expected of me in Spanish 2.
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Student Signature                            Date

I have read and discussed the above policies with my student.
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Parent Signature                            Date