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 COURSE: Spanish I

TEACHER: Mr. Arabit
ROOM: 124
PHONE: 355-8982
E-MAIL ADDRESS:
rarabit@greenville.k12.sc.us  


GENERAL COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES: 

Spanish 1 is designed to prepare students to function at beginning levels of proficiency in a variety of authentic situations.  Consistent with the South Carolina state framework for modern languages, emphasis will be placed on communicating in the target language, building cultural awareness, making interdisciplinary connections, drawing comparisons between languages and cultures, and learning to use the target language within our school community and the broader regional and global communities.

Instruction will be in the target language as much as possible in order to develop listening skills.  The textbook and accompanying tapes and videos will supplement authentic listening and reading activities.  Authentic texts and auditory materials will be a springboard for speaking and writing activities used for Integrated Performance Assessments (IPA’s) designed for each unit.  Other materials will be integrated where desirable.


Thematic Units:

1st Quarter    Introductory Unit:  Classroom Survival                                      

                       Unit 1:  My Friends and I

2nd Quarter   Unit 2:  My School Life

3rd Quarter    Unit 3:  My Free Time      

4th Quarter    Unit 4:  My Community   

Text:

- Textbook "Avancemos 1", Level II, (McDougal Little)    

Materials Needed:

All students must bring the following materials to class each day:

1)  Pen, pencil and eraser.
2)  A separate notebook or binder.  This should be large enough to hold class notes, handouts, and graded assignments.  Notebooks will be graded at least once each quarter.  Students must keep the daily essential questions, class notes plus organizers, and course syllabus within the notebook.
3)  Workbook, "Avancemos I", ($15 for lost workbook)
4)  Target language dictionary 
5)  Any current work
6)  Student Handbook / Agenda


Grading Policy:

A = 93 - 100
B = 85 - 92
C = 77  84
D = 70 - 76
F = 0 - 69 

Quarter grades: 

  • Major Assessments --- 60%
  • Minor Assessments --- 40%

 
Your grade will be based on:  

Your grade will be based on:  Assessment of progress will include interpretive tasks (listening and reading authentic texts), interpersonal tasks (speaking and writing components), and presentational tasks (oral or written).  Any late work, such as projects, original presentations, etc., will be penalized 10 points per day it is overdue; late workbook assignments are accepted at 50% the following day, as these assignments are corrected in class on the day they are due.  Quarterly grades will be determined as follows:


Formal or Major Assessments                                   60%
Integrated Performance Assessments         
Formal Essays/Compositions
Projects    
Talk-Conversation                                                                                               
Tests


Interim or Minor Assessments                                   40%                                        
Short quizzes                                                                                              
Dialogues
Participation                                              
Informal Compositions
Homework assignments


CHEATING AND PLAGIARISM

In accordance with Greenville County School District policy, all cheating and plagiarism will result in a grade of “0” for the assignment.  This includes electronic plagiarism via computer or Internet translators.

 
Attendance and Tardy Policies:

A student may not miss more than ten days from a yearlong course.  Those ten days include parent’s notes, suspensions, unexcused absences, administrative, or late arrival notes.  After ten absences, a doctor’s note or administrative excuse must be provided or the student will not receive credit for the course.

Tardiness begins anew each 9 weeks. Consequences are: 1st through 3rd tardy – verbal warning, 4th and 5th tardy – teacher assigns after school detention and contacts parents, 6th tardy – teacher writes referral, 7th tardy and over - OSS plus Truancy Contract.


Students are expected to be in the classroom before the tardy bell rings.
Hall Passes: Each student will receive three bathroom or water passes per quarter.


What to do if you miss a class:

Excused Absence: If you have an excused absence, you will be allowed to make up work, test, quizzes and proyects with no penalty, if you have an excused note. Provisions for make-up of schoolwork missed is the student’s responsibility and shall be worked out with the teacher(s) at the earliest time possible, but the time by which the work is completed and turned in should not exceed five (5) consecutive school days after you return to school.

Unexcused Absence: Teachers are not required to accept makeup work or provided testing for students with unexcused absences.


Academic and Behavioral Expectations:

- Respect your classmates and teacher.
- Voices are to remain at a comfortable level.
- No singing or  beating on the desk (or anything else) in a rhythmic form.
- Cell phones are not to be visible. If you have one it must be concealed and quite. Texting is not allowed for any reason.
- MP3 players are not allowed in class.
- ID badges must be visible. Badges will be surrendered to teacher if requested.
- No food, gum or drink other than bottled water.


Assessment:
GRADING: Grades are weighted 60/40%. Major grades such as tests, projects, and papers will be 60% of the grade. All other assignments such as daily work, homework, and quizzes will be 40%. These are converted to a letter grade using the SHS handbook.


All minor assessments will be delivered to students before the end of each quarter. It will be the students’ responsibility to keep all of them in their Spanish binder.


If at any time a student wishes to see his/her grade, they may make an appointment to sit down and discuss their grade or let me know at the beginning of the period and I can give you your average before the end of class. 



 COURSE: Spanish II

TEACHER: Mr. Arabit
ROOM: 124
PHONE: 355-8982
E-MAIL ADDRESS: rarabit@greenville.k12.sc.us

GENERAL COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES: 

Spanish 2 is designed to prepare students to function at beginning levels of proficiency in a variety of authentic situations.  Consistent with the South Carolina state framework for modern languages, emphasis will be placed on communicating in the target language, building cultural awareness, making interdisciplinary connections, drawing comparisons between languages and cultures, and learning to use the target language within our school community and the broader regional and global communities.

Instruction will be in the target language as much as possible in order to develop listening skills.  The textbook and accompanying tapes and videos will supplement authentic listening and reading activities.  Authentic texts and auditory materials will be a springboard for speaking and writing activities used for Integrated Performance Assessments (IPA’s) designed for each unit.  Other materials will be integrated where desirable.


Units:

1st  Quarter      Introductory Unit: Classroom Survival: review Spanish I
                         Unit 1: Who Am I?
2nd  Quarter     Unit 2: How Have I Changed?
3rd  Quarter      Unit 3: What Are My Choices?
4th  Quarter      Unit 4: Where Am I Going


Text:

- Textbook "Avancemos 2", Level II, (McDougal Little)


Materials Needed:
 

All students must bring the following materials to class each day:
 
 

1)  Pen, pencil and eraser.
2)  A separate notebook or binder.  This should be large enough to hold class notes, handouts, and graded assignments.  Notebooks will be graded at least once each quarter.  Students must keep the daily essential questions, class notes plus organizers, and course syllabus within the notebook.
3)  Workbook, "Avancemos I", ($15 for lost workbook)
4)  Target language dictionary 
5)  Any current work
6)  Student Handbook / Agenda


Grading Policy:

A = 93 - 100
B = 85 - 92
C = 77  84
D = 70 - 76
F = 0 69


Quarter grades:
 

  • Major Assessments --- 60%
  • Minor Assessments --- 40%


Your grade will be based on:
 

Your grade will be based on:  Assessment of progress will include interpretive tasks (listening and reading authentic texts), interpersonal tasks (speaking and writing components), and presentational tasks (oral or written).  Any late work, such as projects, original presentations, etc., will be penalized 10 points per day it is overdue; late workbook assignments are accepted at 50% the following day, as these assignments are corrected in class on the day they are due.  Quarterly grades will be determined as follows:   


Formal or Major Assessments                                   60%
Integrated Performance Assessments         
Formal Essays/Compositions
Projects 
Talk-Conversation                                                                                                 
Tests


Interim or Minor Assessments                                   40%                                        
Short quizzes                                                                                              
Dialogues
Participation                                              
Informal Compositions
Homework assignments


CHEATING AND PLAGIARISM

In accordance with Greenville County School District policy, all cheating and plagiarism will result in a grade of “0” for the assignment.  This includes electronic plagiarism via computer or Internet translators.  


Attendance and Tardy Policies:

A student may not miss more than ten days from a yearlong course.  Those ten days include parent’s notes, suspensions, unexcused absences, administrative, or late arrival notes.  After ten absences, a doctor’s note or administrative excuse must be provided or the student will not receive credit for the course.


Tardiness begins anew each 9 weeks. Consequences are: 1st through 3rd tardy – verbal warning, 4th and 5th tardy – teacher assigns after school detention and contacts parents, 6th tardy – teacher writes referral, 7th tardy and over - OSS plus Truancy Contract.


Students are expected to be in the classroom before the tardy bell rings.
Hall Passes: Each student will receive three bathroom or water passes per quarter.


What to do if you miss a class:

Excused Absence: If you have an excused absence, you will be allowed to make up work, test, quizzes and proyects with no penalty, if you have an excused note. Provisions for make-up of schoolwork missed is the student’s responsibility and shall be worked out with the teacher(s) at the earliest time possible, but the time by which the work is completed and turned in should not exceed five (5) consecutive school days after you return to school.

Unexcused Absence: Teachers are not required to accept makeup work or provided testing for students with unexcused absences.


Academic and Behavioral Expectations:

- Respect your classmates and teacher.
- Voices are to remain at a comfortable level.
- No singing or  beating on the desk (or anything else) in a rhythmic form.
- Cell phones are not to be visible. If you have one it must be concealed and quite. Texting is not allowed for any reason.
- MP3 players are not allowed in class.
- ID badges must be visible. Badges will be surrendered to teacher if requested.
- No food, gum or drink other than bottled water.


Assessment:

GRADING: Grades are weighted 60/40%. Major grades such as tests, projects, and papers will be 60% of the grade. All other assignments such as daily work, homework, and quizzes will be 40%. These are converted to a letter grade using the SHS handbook.


All minor assessments will be delivered to students before the end of each quarter. It will be the students’ responsibility to keep all of them in their Spanish binder.


If at any time a student wishes to see his/her grade, they may make an appointment to sit down and discuss their grade or let me know at the beginning of the period and I can give you your average before the end of class.