Spanish 2-S Syllabus

Teacher Name:   Maribel Squibb                              Block: 5th

 

Teacher Email: esquibb@sharylandisd.org  

 

Available Tutoring:                                          Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 – 5:00 pm

                                                                           Other days and times available by appointment.

Conference time:   9:37 – 11:07

 

 

Course Outline/Timeline: Emphasis is on communicating in Spanish through speaking, listening, reading, and writing in various aspects of time. Students also study Hispanic culture, geography, and history. Students will review the Spanish grammar.

 

Students are expected to meet the requirements prescribed by the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Languages Other Than English by developing the four basic language competencies (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) and engaging in the five Cs: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities.

 

This course also supports the Standards for Foreign Language Learning by providing clearly defined objectives, a variety of pair- and group-work activities so that students can use the Spanish in a wide range of settings and contexts, and offering culture-related activities and questions that develop students’ insight and encourage them to develop observational and analytical skills.

 

 

 

Week

Topic

Week 1

Lo Indigena:

-          Los incas y los aztecas

-          Grammar: the preterite of irregular verbs

Week 2

Lo Indigena. El gobierno

- Los regionalismos

- Political terms in Spanish

Week 3

 How Geography affects life in Latin America

- Health and nutrition

- Los regionalismos

- Fables

- Grammar: Stem changing verbs in the present and preterite tense

Week 4

A letter from Cortes to the King of Spain.

     - Computers and the internet

     - Spanish ballads and Mexican corridos

     - Grammar: How to use the imperfect tense

    - Spelling of B and V.

Week 5

Literature: Abenamar. Federico Garcia Lorca.   Elena Poniatowska

- Lectura: El recado

- Grammar: Oraciones compuestas, the imperfect tense.

Compras en España y Latino América

- Zonas urbanas y rurales

Week 6

Mercados municipales, mercados al aire libre, de tiendas, supermercados e hipermercados

       - Comercio y contabilidad

      - Grammar: The preterite and imperfect tenses used together.

Week 7

Pasatiempos culturales.

-           Study hispanic music and dance. Theater and critiques.                       Styles and genres of music and dance in Spain and Latin America.        History of theater in Spain and Latin America.

-    Literature: Mi adorado Juan – Miguel Mihura. Danza Negra – Luis   

     Pales Matos. A Santos Vega, Payador Argentino – Bartolome Mitre.

   -   The future tense.     

   -    Grammar: Comparative and superlative. Spelling: uses of G and J

Week 8

History of Spain

-          The hotel industry

-          Comercio y contabilidad

-          Grammar: The preterite and the imperfect tense together

Week 9

Don Quijote de la Mancha

-          Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.

 

Various projects will be completed throughout the semester. They may include but are not limited to researching a Hispanic country, region and/or city, famous Hispanic painter, etc. Students will also write and perform various skits based on topic studied (i.e., introducing themselves, shopping, ordering food and drinks.) There will be a test after each chapter is completed, as well as quizzes throughout the semester and a semester exam at the end of the semester.

Grades will be based on a variety of assignments, projects, daily work, journals, quizzes, and tests. Minor assignments will count 40% and major assignments (tests and projects) 60%.

Please visit the following link to inform yourself of the new Sharyland ISD Grading Guidelines:

 

Textbooks/Materials: El español para nosotros.  Please refer to the web links.

Classroom expectations:

Course Policies: Policies regarding grading guidelines, late work, and absences can be found on the Sharyland High School website: Refer to the link.

Guidelines for grading, late work, and absences

All students are expected to follow SHS rules. They are also expected to bring a positive attitude to class, be willing to learn, and participate. Foreign languages open up the world, but only to those willing to discover it. Therefore, enthusiasm is key to success.

Statement for Academic Dishonesty:

Academic integrity is fundamental to the activities and principles of our school. No student shall cheat or copy the work of another. Plagiarism, the use of another person’s original ideas or writings as one’s own without giving credit to the true author, will be considered cheating, and the student will be subject to academic discipline that may include loss of credit for the work in question.   

Statement for Academic Dishonesty:

Academic integrity is fundamental to the activities and principles of our school. No student shall cheat or copy the work of another. Plagiarism, the use of another person’s original ideas or writings as one’s own without giving credit to the true author, will be considered cheating, and the student will be subject to academic discipline that may include loss of credit for the work in question.