• Planned Course Statement- Deer Valley High School

    2019-2020 Year

     Español 7-8 AP (Spa 201-202)

    Profesor: Robert Goss

    Voice Mail: 602-467-6823 E-mail: Robert.Goss@dvusd.org

    Tutoring: By appointment (SET, 5th hour lunch, before or after school)

    Website: Deer Valley High School

    Textbooks: Albúm: Cuentos del Mundo Hispánico, AP Spanish Preparing for the Language Examen, Abriendo Paso, and a variety of authentic materials

    Course Description/Objectives Spanish 7-8 AP (Spa 201-202) is a full year course. This course builds on the Spanish 5h-6h curriculum. In Spanish 7-8 AP (Spa 201-202) , students continue to acquire listening, speaking, reading, writing and culture skills. The study of Spanish will help students understand and appreciate their own language and culture as well as the language and cultures of Spanish-speaking people. For students planning to continue their education beyond high school, two years of the same foreign language are required for entrance to Arizona universities. As an added advantage, studies show that learning a foreign language increases scores on college entrance tests. Speaking Spanish will also help students in the workplace.  This course will use Realia and authentic materials

    Course Expectations:  The student will:

     · Students use paragraph length connected discourse to narrate, describe and discuss ideas and opinions.

    · On topics of interest to them and within their experience they show few patterns of linguistic errors. 

    · They are generally comprehensible to native speakers of the language. 

    · Their vocabulary is sufficient to avoid awkward pauses. 

    · They are able to circumvent linguistic gaps or lapses by “finding another way to say it.”

    · Given time to reflect and revise, they are able to express their ideas completely and interestingly in writing with generally accurate grammar, spelling, vocabulary, accents and punctuation.

    · They comprehend most authentic expository and fictional material produced for contemporary native speakers.

    · Students show almost no pattern of linguistic errors and are able to carry out almost any task that they can execute in English, albeit with less fluency and control of breadth of vocabulary and grammar. They can argue a point effectively and extemporaneously explaining their point of view in detail.

    · In writing, their ideas are well-organized and clearly, completely and interestingly presented with accurate use of the language’s writing system. They can comprehend any non-technical material produced for the general public of native speakers in the standard language. 

    (Summary: Students will read, write, listen, and speak Spanish. They will study culture. They will participate with the 5 C’s of the National Spanish Standards- Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons and Communities)

    MATERIALS REQUIRED:

    · Internet access IS ESSENTIAL at home, school or library.

    · Notebook- a spiral binder just for Spanish class, must leave the notebook on a periodic basis so that the teacher can grade the classwork.

    · Folder- to keep all assignments that will be turned in as a portfolio on a regular basis

    ·Pens or pencils (But not a red pen or pencil)

    ·         I pads

    Grading Policy: academic integrity and strict honesty is expected

     A = 90-100% B = 80-90% C = 70-79% D = 60-69% F = below 60%

     

    World Language Department: Final semester grade is computed with (80% of the grade is based on the term activities (tests, quizzes, projects, classwork, and homework) 20% is the final exam.)

    Term Work: 80% of total grade

    ·         Exams/quizzes/projects 50%   (Tests and Quizzes: There are frequent tests and quizzes. Students are expected to be prepared for each of these. )

    ·         Oral, written & general  classroom participation 25%

    ·         Homework 25%

    District Final exams: (20% of total grade)

    ·         Written portion of final =25%

    ·         Speaking portion of final = 25%

    ·         Objective test (Multiple Choice portion of final)= 50%

    Attendance Policy:

    The rules set forth in the student handbook are followed regarding absences; that is, one day to make up a test/quiz for each day missed.

    Please note that sweep is not an absence.

    Students are expected to make up the quiz after school if they are swept.

    Homework: Homework usually is assigned daily.

    Students are also expected to study their vocabulary and verb tenses daily and to practice speaking Spanish at home as much as possible.

    Watching television in Spanish, reading books or newspapers in Spanish, listening to Spanish music and talking on the telephone with classmates from school in Spanish will greatly help the student to become a success in Spanish.

    NO late work is accepted for credit.

    The rules set forth in the student handbook are followed regarding absences; that is, one day to make up an assignment for each day missed. Long-term assignments are due on the assigned day. Again, please note that sweep is not an absence; homework is due on the assigned day.

    Students are expected to write assignments down. Assignments can be found on the board in class. Assignments will only be accepted for credit when complete and corrected for accuracy.

    Participation: Because it is impossible to participate in class if you are not in class or not prepared for class, points are awarded for contributing, bringing necessary materials/work, and not chewing gum. If you are not in class and have been excused you may make up the points, but if you are unprepared or unexcused you lose the points.

    This class requires active oral participation! Students will participate in class and small group activities such as games, interviews, conversations, and skits.

    Students will also be expected to do written work, which may include map work, grammar and vocabulary exercises, reports, and extended writing.

    Other activities may include watching videos, listening to guest speakers, and participating in cultural events on campus.

     Listed below are several good websites for students:

    www.classzone.com

    www.studyspanish.com

    www.nationalspanishexam.org

    Make-Up Work Policy According to the student handbook, students may make up work for credit if an absence is excused. If the absence is unexcused, no credit will be awarded for work that was done in class or due on that day. Students may make an appointment with the teacher for S.E.T. or after school to make up a missed test or quiz or to get help with missed assignments. Coursework and assessments assigned prior to the absence(s) will still be due on the date assigned.

     Attendance: Daily attendance is a critical part of learning a foreign language. If you must be absent, it is your responsibility to check the assignment calendar and/or call a buddy student in class to make up the work missed. Handouts for the day missed are the responsibility of the student.

    Please speak with teacher before or after class.

    Since no credit is awarded for work done in class or for assignments that are due on the date of an unexcused absence, it is very important for parents to call in when students are absent. Please call 602-467-6899 to report an absence. Upon reaching any combination of 9 excused or unexcused absences, a student may lose credit in this class.

     PowerSchool Access: The PowerSchools site allows parents/guardians and students to access the student’s grades, attendance, and other information. If you need your access information, please stop by the front desk during business hours. Grades will not be posted.

    Classroom Behavior Expectations and Consequences: EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO LEARN; NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO INTERRUPT LEARNING

    Classroom Rules:

    1. Spanish spoken in the classroom will be emphasized

    2. Be prompt

    3. Be prepared daily

    4. Be in Dress Code/No hats

    5. Be technology-savvy: cell phones or any other electronic device may be used with teacher permission for educational purposes only. Any other use will result in immediate confiscation.

    6. Please comply with any specific request of the teacher

    7. Act with Accountability, Integrity, and Respect

    ¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español!

     

    SPA 7H-8H AP, 201-202- Curriculum Map

     (The teacher reserves the right to change the order or to substitute other authentic literature for the specific units based on need or interests)

    1.     La Pensión

    a.     AP texto

    b.     AP e-mail

    c.      AP 2 fuentes

    d.     AP persuasive essay

    e.      AP conversation

    f.       AP Cultural Comparison

    g.     Cultura-Primera casa en Guatemala, Pension en Argentina

    2.     El Décimo

    a.     AP texto

    b.     AP e-mail

    c.      AP 2 fuentes

    d.     AP persuasive essay

    e.      AP conversation

    f.       AP Cultural Comparison

    g.     Cultura-Lotería immigrante, clases sociales

    3.     Nosotros No

    a.     AP texto

    b.     AP e-mail

    c.      AP 2 fuentes

    d.     AP persuasive essay

    e.      AP conversation

    f.       AP Cultural Comparison

    g.     Cultura- Mitos de vacunas, Existen Milagros

    4.     Es Que Somos Muy Pobres

    a.     AP texto

    b.     AP e-mail

    c.      AP 2 fuentes

    d.     AP persuasive essay

    e.      AP conversation

    f.       AP Cultural Comparison

    g.     Cultura-Perder un Perro, Tamarindo

    5.     Los Gallinazos Sin Plumas

    a.     AP texto

    b.     AP e-mail

    c.      AP 2 fuentes

    d.     AP persuasive essay

    e.      AP conversation

    f.       AP Cultural Comparison

    g.     Cultura- dumps, Quizás

    6.     La Llorona

    a.     AP texto

    b.     AP e-mail

    c.      AP 2 fuentes

    d.     AP persuasive essay

    e.      AP conversation

    f.       AP Cultural Comparison

    g.     Cultura- Sobredosis, Chupacabras

    7.     La Misión de Jaime Jaramillo

    a.     AP texto

    b.     AP e-mail

    c.      AP 2 fuentes

    d.     AP persuasive essay

    e.      AP conversation

    f.       AP Cultural Comparison

    g.     Cultura-Papa Jaime con cometa, Los Hijos de la Oscuridad

    8.     Don Quijote de La Mancha

    a.     AP texto

    b.     AP e-mail

    c.      AP 2 fuentes

    d.     AP persuasive essay

    e.      AP conversation

    f.       AP Cultural Comparison

    g.     Cultura-Windmills Video, Man of La Mancha

    9.     Jacinto Contreras Recibe su Paga Extraordinaria

    a.     AP texto

    b.     AP e-mail

    c.      AP 2 fuentes

    d.     AP persuasive essay

    e.      AP conversation

    f.       AP Cultural Comparison

    g.     Cultura-Tapas and Gambas, Camilo Jose Cela Video

    10.                        El Prendimiento de Antoñito

    a.     AP texto

    b.     AP e-mail

    c.      AP 2 fuentes

    d.     AP persuasive essay

    e.      AP conversation

    f.       AP Cultural Comparison

    g.     Cultura- Gitanos and Bullfighting

    11.                        Poemas

    a.     AP texto

    b.     AP e-mail

    c.      AP 2 fuentes

    d.     AP persuasive essay

    e.      AP conversation

    f.       AP Cultural Comparison

                      g. Cultura-Mis Verso Sencillos

    12.                        Cajas de Cartón

    a.     AP texto

    b.     AP e-mail

    c.      AP 2 fuentes

    d.     AP persuasive essay

    e.      AP conversation

    f.       AP Cultural Comparison

    g.     Cultura- Francisco Jimenez pt 1 and pt 2