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Unit 2 Objectives
In this unit you will learn the following:
- To identify and describe places.
- To express existence and location.
- To express habitual actions.
- To express obligation and necessity.
Spanish 1 Syllabus
School Mission Statement – Our mission is to provide all students with quality instruction while stressing the importance of respecting others, sharing responsibility, and embracing the concept of lifelong learning.
Honor Code – On my honor, as a Pace High School student, I will do my own school work, uphold the ideals and rules of Pace High School, and protect the good name of my school.
Objectives of this class are to introduce students to the Spanish language and its culture outlined by the Sunshine State Standards for level 1 of a foreign language. To develop listening, speaking and pronunciation skills, and fostering cross-cultural understanding. Emphasis will be placed on the five curriculum strands: communication, cultures, connections with other disciplines, comparison and experiences.
At the end of this course
Students will develop communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing Spanish.
Students will be able to use the language to communicate and acquire new information and knowledge.
Students will learn about and experience other cultures.
NEEDS AND RESOURCES
It is recommended to successfully complete this course that the student:
English: 90; English Honors: 80; if room permits for 9th and 10th grade students
Is able to focus and participate actively in class.
Understands that memorization and practice are key elements in learning a foreign language.
Understands that reading enhances vocabulary building and retention of foreign language skills.
Is able to stay on task individually and in groups.
To successfully complete this course, you will need:
Español Santillana Level 1
Practice Workbook Level 1
$12.00 Lab Fee - Not required but greatly appreciated.
1” binder with dividers and pockets
Paper, pen (color, for correcting), #2 pencil
Classroom set of textbooks are provided. Personal textbooks may be checked out to take home and returned at the end of the year.
Spanish children’s books
Nook Tablet E-books
(1st and 2nd semester)
Español Santillana 1 Textbook and Workbook
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
1. All classroom disruptions will be handled in accordance with the policies in the student handbook.
2. Roll will be checked in accordance with a seating chart.
3. The Agenda Planner must be brought to class each day and a daily entry made.
4. Expect to work bell to bell every day!! Begin daily warm up as soon as you enter classroom.
5. Chewing gum is not allowed in class during speaking activities.
6. Phone usage will not be allowed in class unless otherwise directed by Mrs. Ortiz.
1. Be kind and respect one and other. Respect thoughts, beliefs, and ideas.
2. Be respectful
3. Follow code of conduct guidelines.
Parents must initiate the email correspondence to establish communication with the teacher and email form completed to respond to emails from parent.
I have an open door policy each morning before classes begin 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.(unless I am on duty) for making up assignments and tests, an appointment must be made.
Tests, quizzes, notebook, projects----------------40%
Class participation and oral proficiency --------- 20%
Reading Activities ---------------------------------- 10%
Tests: Test and quizzes will be given throughout each lesson and at the end of each chapter. Make-up chapter or unit tests will be given upon your return to school.
Daily work: Keep up with your work! If you are absent, check website at computer station in class if you don’t have access to one at home. This should be checked before returning to class. A neat and well-organized notebook will be kept and graded. NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Class participation: Class participation is very important in Spanish class. Occasionally, we will work in cooperative learning groups in which you will have a specific job to do.
You are still responsible for your own work even though you have a support system.
Your agenda planner grade such as syllabus signature and mid-term signatures will count as a participation grade; therefore, parent signatures are necessary for those assignments grades.
EXTRA CREDIT: Extra credit can only be earned by accumulating extra credit points throughout the quarter. A maximum of 15 extra credit points can be used each quarter. Only show me extra credit when I call for it please! Extra credit points will not be added to quarter exams or to your final quarter grade.
Occasionally we will be viewing movies either in Spanish or movies with Spanish culture content. Listed below are movies from which we may choose with their indicated ratings. Your signature in the AGENDA PLANNER gives permission to view these movies. If you object to any movie, please indicate so.
Children’s movies (in Spanish); Rating
Beauty and the Beast G
101 Dalmatians G
Shrek I, II, III G
Lion King G
Toy Story I, II, III G
Monsters Inc. G
The Little Mermaid G
Puss in Boots G
Kung Fu Panda G
Beverley Hills Chihuahua I II G
Over the Hedge G
Man of the Mancha PG
The Mask of Zorro PG13
Selena PG La Bamba PG
Don Quixote not rated
Gloria Estefan –Music video not rated
Take My Lead PG
The mask of Zorro II PG
The Cat in the Hat PG
Nacho Libre PG
Stand and Deliver PG
Goal I,II PG
Under the Same Moon PG13
Don Juan DeMarco PG13
The Book of Life PG
McFarland, USA PG
Dora the Explorer: The lost city of gold PG
Geography Now videos A-Z (Latin America) PG-13
Introduction to Spain PG(Not rated)
Top 10 Latin America countries to live in PG-13
Geography of Latin America PG
The perfect game PG