Spanish 2E

CLASS SYLLABUS

COURSE TITLE

Español 2-E

INSTRUCTOR

Margarita Tamez
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TUTORING TIMES

Tuesday and Wednesday 4:00-4:45 PM

And by appointment

COURSE DESCRIPTION

In this class students will build upon the basic knowledge they already have of the Spanish language. They will continue to develop their vocabulary and grammar skills and they will also begin to use more complex tenses and structures. We will cover present tense, past tense and all of their irregular forms, future tense and conditional tense and all of their irregular forms. The class will focus onspeaking, grammar, reading,and writing. We will be having interactive classes where students will have many opportunities to practice their vocabulary and speaking skills.We will also be incorporating technology into the classroom to enhance participation. Students will be listening tomusic and watching videosin Spanish to hear real accents and dialogue. Students will be expected to participate on a daily basis.Participationand studying outside of the classroomis a huge part of being successful in Spanish 2.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

·One inch binder with 4 dividers

. Pen or pencil, paper

·Textbook- Auténtico Level 2

GRADES

Grades in Spanish 2 will be based on a variety of assignments. Students will have vocabulary quizzes, chapter exams,grammar exercises,and cultural activities that they complete in class, and a few projects they will complete outside of class. They also will be writingbell ringer activitiesin Spanish.

Major assignments-60%

Minor assignments-40%

 

SISD Grading Policy

Parents and students can check grades and progress online at www.sharylandisd.org

Grades will be current every 2 weeks. Please check your grades often, it keeps you aware of where you stand and it keeps me accountable to post your grades on time.

 

PROJECTS

Throughout the year, you will have to completeTWOMajorprojects - they willrequire online research and work outside of class. I willallow ample time for you to work in the computer lab, however you will need to finalize these projects at home. If you do not have access to a computer and a printer at home, pleasemake the necessary arrangementswith time.

 

SOME AREAS OF STUDY

1. Review or pronunciation,vocabulary, basic grammar structures
2. Review common sentence structures (statements, questions, negatives, etc.)

3. Learn and practice more complex grammar structures (past tense forms and uses, futuretense, direct objects, reflexive verbs, etc.)
4. Expand and improve vocabulary
5. Develop and improve reading, writing,and speaking skills
6.Organizational skills
7. In-depth cultural topics

 

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS

 

  1. Be on time to class, remain seated, and begin preparing your materials for the day’s lesson.

 

  1. Bring your materials to classEVERYDAY(binder/pen/pencil).

 

  1. If absent, it isYOURresponsibility to ask for your make-up work from the teacher or a group partner.

 

  1. Always be respectful to your peers, teachers, classroom guests and/or substitutes.Obscene language and bad manners will not be tolerated.

 

  1. You areNOTallowed to leave the classroom, unless you have permission from the teacher or substitute.

 

  1. No food and drinks allowed.

 

  1. Use the following heading on your paper forALL ASSIGNMENTS:

 

Top Right Hand Corner- First & Last Name

Date

Block

*Students may address me as Señora Tamez.

*All the rulesin the student handbook apply to this class, including new B.Y.O.D. policy.

*Please do your best to make sure that all of your actionsin the classroom are appropriate and considerate of others.

*If you are not clear about an activity, assignment or teaching point, please ask right away.

*The classroom needs to beneatandcleanat the end of each period. Please help put books away neatly and help pick up trash, even if it isn't yours. Have pride in your school!