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SEORA FOSTER 304-743-7400 ext.7035 ROOM C-167 Google Voice # 304-462-9275 CABELL MIDLAND HIGH SCHOOL lafoster@access.k12.wv.

us SPANISH 1 AND 2 SYLLABUS senorafoster@gmail.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Bienvenidos! I am so excited to have you in my Spanish class! If you are willing to put forth the effort and you enjoy active learning, then you will do well in this class. So, welcome to Spanish class and I hope we have a great year! Spanish 1: This class is an introduction to the Spanish language and culture with a focus on reading, speaking, listening, and writing skills. The Spanish language and culture has overwhelmingly become a major influence in the United States. Therefore, it is essential to be familiar and knowledgeable with Spanish in order to be successful in the future. This class will be taught with a variety of traditional and technology-oriented instructional materials and methods. Students will be graded on their overall effort and willingness to learn, as well as their ability to apply their knowledge of the Spanish language and culture in authentic situations. Spanish 2: This class is a continuation of Spanish I, with a further emphasis on advanced grammar, conversation, reading, writing, and culture. The Spanish language and culture has overwhelmingly become a major influence in the United States. Therefore, it is essential to be familiar and knowledgeable with Spanish in order to be successful in the future. This class will be taught with a variety of traditional and technology-oriented instructional materials and methods. Students will be graded on their overall effort and willingness to learn, as well as their ability to apply their knowledge of the Spanish language and culture in authentic situations. COURSE CONTENT I can statements and learning goals will be provided on my website: http://senorafoster.weebly.com. I will also provide additional information, resources, and handouts on my website. I may use other technology resources to supplement instruction and provide students with resources. If so, please check Edline and my website for any additional information regarding the location of my course content and resources. ITEMS NOT ALLOWED IN CLASS 1. Food 2. Open drinks 3. Personal laptops/tablets SUGGESTED MATERIALS Spanish/English Dictionary General Materials (paper, pencil, black/blue ink pen) Spanish Notebook (notebook/folder/binder/etc) Art/Craft Supplies (colored pencils, markers, etc.) Smartphone/Mobile Device (E-Portfolio)

SUGGESTED APPS Wordreference Edmodo Socrative

ATTENDANCE In order to benefit from class instruction and activities, you must be in class for the entire duration of time. MY EXPECTATION is that you be respectful of yourself and others at all times. THE CONSEQUENCES of being disrespectful: 1. Reminder of correct class behavior 2. Conference with Sra. Foster 3. Contact Parent/Guardian 4. Contact Principal / White Card ADVICE FOR SUCCESS Come to class, pay attention, listen, follow directions, and do your best!

DURING CLASS Students are expected to put forth effort in all of their work during class, as well as collaborate positively with classmates. If students finish work early, please have the teacher or possibly another classmate check your work. If you are finished checking your work, you can help other students or finish other work for class. Please do not complete work quickly just to be done, and do not disturb others. Work and assignments that occur during class may be graded the same day it is assigned or it may be graded at a later time. It is recommended that students keep everything in their Spanish notebooks and/or e-portfolios that has been graded and/or completed for Spanish class! Notes, projects, and other assignments will be valuable resources throughout the year and more. HALL PASS Only one student is allowed outside of class at a time, with the hall pass. A student can only leave the classroom if a student has permission from the office or Sra. Foster. Students have plenty of time to use the restroom in between classes; however, if you have an emergency then I will allow you to use the hall pass. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) At CMHS, the administration has given teachers the choice on whether or not to allow students to use their mobile devices for educational purposes during class. I encourage the use of mobile devices for educational purposes in the classroom in order to enhance student learning and academic achievement. However, I do not appreciate students who take advantage of the privilege of being able to use their mobile devices in my classroom. If I believe that a student is using their mobile device inappropriately or not according to my instruction, then I will ask the student for their mobile device and send it to the appropriate principal along with an explanation of the situation. I plan on incorporating mobile devices to enhance my instruction on a daily basis, and I will be encouraging students to use them appropriately to help them reach proficiency of content standards and organize their work for class. If a student does not have a mobile device or smartphone, their success in my class will not be hindered. SCHEDULE Each day I will go over the days agenda, so you will know what we will be doing that day. I will also post the agenda on my website and provide updates on long-term projects and assignments as well. If any changes occur, like in the case of snow days, I will post the changes on my website. I will also provide a link to the Google Calendar that shows events for CMHS and other important events. GRADING - CHECK EDLINE! Each students grade will be based on their proficiency of content standards. See the chart below. Proficiency Level Description Advanced Student adds his/her own ideas, perspective, Intermediate Low (S1) and style into what he/she does. Student is Intermediate Mid (S2) confident and is reaching for the next level of proficiency. Proficient Student consistently meets the target Novice High (S1) proficiency level and is ready to move on. Intermediate Low (S2)
Developing Novice Mid (S1) Novice High (S2) Novice Low (S1) Novice Mid (S2) Novice Low (S1) Novice Low (S2) --Student can meet the target proficiency level in familiar tasks and situations. Student knows what to do to meet the target proficiency level, but needs extra help. Student knows what the target proficiency level is, but is often confused and frustrated. Student needs some help to get started. Student misses opportunities to demonstrate what he/she can do because you are often distracted, not participating, or absent.

Grade A (93% - 100%)

B (85% - (92%)

C (75% - 84%)

Emerging

D (65% - 74%)

Beginning

F (50% - 64%)

No Attempt

F (0% - 49%)

BELLRINGERS or Tapas Each day you will have a Tapa question to answer on the Intelliboard that refers to Spanish language/culture. Keep track of each question/answer in your Spanish notebook, and make sure to write down any extra information that we discuss in class. Bits and pieces from these daily activities will appear on quizzes and other class work. HOMEWORK Students will be expected to practice and review at home what they have learned in class. Most homework will be a result of not finishing work in class, though normally plenty of time is given in class for students to complete their work. Projects may also take extra time outside of class; however, students are given plenty of time in class in order to complete their projects. Please remember to refer to online class resources in order to stay up-to-date on current assignments and projects that are taking place in class. LATE/MAKE-UP WORK It is your responsibility to keep track of your grades and missing work (USE EDLINE/EDMODO!). When you are absent, you should have dependable fellow classmates that can help you catch up on notes, etc. If you have a question about a grade or an assignment, please email me. You are welcome to turn in assignments by emailing me or using online class resources. You may be asked to obtain a parent signature before being allowed to turn in some of your late/make-up work. Quizzes are to be made up before school, during break, or at another time arranged with Sra. Foster. HELP Email is the best way to reach me! I check my email frequently, and I reply as quickly as I can. If you need help, I will be willing to spend some time before school with you, or I can help you find a peer tutor. My website will also have links to a variety of websites that will help you with this class. If you would like to speak with me on the phone, please either leave a message with the office, or you can leave a message using my Google Voice phone number provided on this syllabus. I will return you call as soon as possible. **Changes will occur throughout the year if necessary.

TARGET PROFICIENCY STANDARDS Learning Objectives (from ACTFL and Linguafolio)


Spanish 1 (Intermediate Low) Interpretive (Listening) I can understand the main idea and some details of what I hear in short conversations and oral presentations. I can understand the main idea and some details in messages and announcements on familiar topics. I can identify the main idea and some details on familiar topics presented via media. I can understand more complicated directions and instructions in familiar settings. I can understand the main idea and some details from oral stories on familiar topics. Interpretive (Reading) I can understand messages in which the writer tells or asks me about familiar topics of interest. I can find and use information for practical purposes. I can follow directions in more complicated situations. I can use information from a variety of sources in my studies and work. Interpersonal (Person-to-Person) I can have a simple conversation on a limited number of familiar topics. I can express my reactions and emotions to others. I can exchange information about academic topics familiar to me. I can ask and answer questions on familiar topics to keep a conversation going. I can meet my basic needs in everyday situations. Spanish 2 (Intermediate Mid) Interpretive (Listening) I can understand the main idea and many details of presentations on familiar topics. I can understand the main idea and many details on familiar topics of personal interest presented through media. I can understand the main idea and many details of a short discussion or interview on a familiar topic. I can follow the main idea and many details of a conversation on familiar topics, even when the topic changes. Interpretive (Reading) I can understand the main idea and many details when reading for personal enjoyment. I can understand the main idea and many details when reading familiar articles and texts for information. I can understand the main idea and some details when reading narratives, literary selections, and other fictional writings that contain unfamiliar vocabulary. Interpersonal (Person-to-Person) I can ask and answer a variety of questions about routine personal information in uncomplicated situations. I can discuss and solve problems in uncomplicated situations. I can give and seek personal views and opinions on a variety of familiar topics. I can start, maintain, and end a conversation on a variety of familiar topics. I can discuss familiar topics in other subject areas, such as geography, history, music, art, science, math, language, or literature. Presentational (Speaking) I can describe plans and actions using connected sentences with many details. I can make a presentation on something I have learned using connected sentences with many details. I can state my opinion and give supporting reasons using connected sentences with many details. I can tell or summarize a storyline using connected sentences with many details. I can describe, tell about, and explain personal experiences and give my reaction to them using connected sentences with many details. Presentational (Writing) I can write personal communications on familiar topics using connected sentences with many details. I can state my opinion and give supporting reasons using connected sentences. I can write a short report on a familiar topic using connected sentences with many details. I can write a description or explanation of a familiar topic using connected sentences with many details. I can write about personal experiences and give my reaction to them using connected sentences with many details.

Presentational (Speaking) I can describe something familiar using a series of sentences. I can express my needs, wants, and plans using a series of sentences with some details. I can give a series of instructions. I can present a short skit or dramatic presentation using a series of sentences. I can express my opinion on familiar topics using a series of sentences.

Presentational (Writing) I can describe something I know using a series of sentences with some details. I can express my opinion on familiar topics using a series of sentences with some details. I can compare things using a series of sentences. I can write questions to obtain and clarify information.

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