Skip to main content

Miller Grove High School

Dekalb County Schools

Syllabus

Spanish I Course Syllabus

 School Year/Semester 2020-2021

 

Course Name

Spanish I

Course Code

60.071000-4

School Name

Miller Grove High School

Teacher Name

Ms. Yolanda Williams

678-561-6072

School Phone Number

678/875-1102

Teacher Email

Yolanda_J_Williams@.dekalbschoolsga.org

School Website

www.millergrovehs.dekalb.k12.ga.us

Teacher Website

TBA

 

Course Description

Provides opportunities to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in an integrated way. It also provides practice in how to greet and take leave of someone, to ask and respond to basic questions, to speak and read within a range of carefully selected topics and to create an understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures.

 

Curriculum Overview 

The following academic concepts will be covered. THIS IS ONLY A GUIDE AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

 

 

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

Unit 1     – Classroom Survival Skills (two weeks)

ESSENTIAL QUESTION(S):

How can I survive and thrive in a world language classroom?

Greetings, classroom commands, numbers 0-31, days of the week, months, weather and classroom materials.

 

Unit 2 - School (three weeks)

ESSENTIAL QUESTION(S):

How might going to school in another country be different from going to a school in the United States?

Expressions of preference, school subjects, ordinal numbers, locations in the school, and descriptive adjectives.

 

Unit 3 – Self and Leisure Activities (three weeks)

ESSENTIAL QUESTION(S):

How is teen life in the United States different from teen life in another country?

Sports, non-athletic activities, 24-hour clock, health, body parts, and adverbs of frequency.

 

 

Unit 4 – Food and Restaurants (three weeks)

ESSENTIAL QUESTION(S):

How do traditions concerning food, meals and dining in the U.S. differ from those in another country?

Basic food pyramid, ordering a meal, expressions of courtesy and dissatisfaction.

 

 

Unit 5 – Clothing/Shopping/Stores (three weeks)

ESSENTIAL QUESTION(S):

How do shopping and clothing customs in different countries differ from those in the U.S.?

Clothing, colors, directions, idiomatic expressions, and currency.

 

 

Unit 6 - Family and Celebrations (three weeks)

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS(S):

How does family life in another country differ from family life in the U.S? How are important events celebrated?

Family vocabulary, descriptive adjectives, celebrations, and activities.

 

 

BOARD-APPROVED INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

Title

 

 Avancemos I

ISBN

 

ISBN-13: 978-0-554-02531-5 ISBN-10: 0-554-02531-0

Replacement Cost

$70.00

Online book and/or resources

www.classzone.com  

www.studyspanish.com 

Online student access code          (school specific)

Virtual Learning Student Access Sheet is attached.

 

GRADING SYSTEM: The DeKalb County School District believes that the most important assessment of student learning shall be conducted by the teachers as they observe and evaluate students in the context of ongoing classroom instruction. A variety of approaches, methodologies, and resources shall be used to deliver educational services and to maximize each student’s opportunity to succeed. Teachers shall evaluate student progress, report grades that represent the student’s academic achievement, and communicate official academic progress to students and parents in a timely manner through the electronic grading portal. See Board Policy IHA.

 

 

GRADING CATEGORIES

 

*GRADE PROTOCOL

 

Formative and Diagnostic Assessments – 0% 

Assessment Tasks (Skills & Homework) – 25% 

Classwork (Guided, Independent, and Group Practice) – 45% 

Quizzes, Tests, and Projects – 30% 

A          90 – 100                               ~P (pass)

B          80 – 89                                 ~(fail)                

C          71 – 79 

D         70 

F          Below 70

 

Notes:  

*English Learners (ELs) must not receive numerical or letter grades for the core content areas in elementary and middle school during their first year of language development. A grade of CS or CU must be assigned. This rule may be extended beyond the first year with approval from the EL Studies Program. English Learners must receive a grade for ESOL courses.

 

~Elementary schools will utilize P (pass) and F (fail) in Health/Physical Education, Music, World Languages, Visual Arts and Performing Arts. 

 

 

 

DISTRICT EXPECTATIONS FOR SUCCESS

 

 

 

STUDENT PROGRESS

Semester progress reports shall be issued four and a half, nine and thirteen and a half weeks into each semester.  The progress of students shall be evaluated frequently and plans shall be generated to remediate deficiencies as they are discovered. Plans shall include appropriate interventions designed to meet the needs of the students. See Board Policy IH.

 

 

 

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

Students will not engage in an act of academic dishonesty including, but not limited to, cheating, providing false information, falsifying school records, forging signatures, or using an unauthorized computer user ID or password. See the Code of Student Conduct - Student Rights and Responsibilities and Character Development Handbook.

 

 

 

HOMEWORK

Homework assignments should be meaningful and should be an application or adaptation of a classroom experience.  Homework is at all times an extension of the teaching/learning experience.  It should be considered the possession of the student and should be collected, evaluated and returned to the students. See Board Policy IHB.

 

 

MAKE-UP WORK 

DUE TO ABSENCES

When a student is absent because of a legal reason as defined by Georgia law or when the absence is apparently beyond the control of the student, the student shall be given an opportunity to earn grade(s) for those days absent. Make-up work must be completed within the designated time allotted. See Board Policy IHEA.

 

SCHOOL EXPECTATIONS FOR SUCCESS

 

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS

A. Classroom Expectations: Succeed in Spanish Class

1. Attend class daily and on time. 

2. Take class notes daily. 

3. Study your class notes for a minimum of thirty (30) minutes daily (memorize notes)

4. Speak Spanish. 

5. Participate daily. 

6. Watch Spanish television and listen to Spanish radio outside of class. 

7. Complete and turn in all assignments. 

8. Attend virtual tutorial with Ms. Williams.

 

B. Follow the Classroom Rules 

1. Be prepared for class. 

2. No cameras on during virtual class.

3.Respect your teacher and everyone during each virtual presentation.

4. Practice good virtual class etiquette.

5. Stay awake, alert, listen attentively and maximize your time in the virtual classroom at all times.

6. Maintain a positive attitude through the entirety of the virtual lesson.

7. No profanity is allowed during class instructional time.

8. Be aware of your surroundings (background) when participating on camera.

9. Raise your virtual hand for permission to speak.

10. Remain connected throughout the entire class period.

11. Do your best and have fun.

 

C. Follow the School Rules (see virtual student handbook)

 

Consequences: 

• Verbal warning 

• Conference with teacher 

• Parents called 

• Referral

 

 

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

 

1. Electronic Device

2. Composition notebook

3. Index cards

4. Spanish Dictionary 

5. Digital Interactive Notebook

6. Create a duolingo account

7. Headphones

 

 

EXTRA HELP

 

 

Students conferencing (Tutoring, small groups) will be held every Wednesday beginning at 9:00am. Student should schedule time with teacher to avoid interference or confusion. 

 

 

PARENTS AS PARTNERS

 

 

Communication via Infinite Campus, telephone and conferences. THE BEST WAY TO CONTACT MS. WILLIAMS IS BY EMAIL. (Please see email above)

 

 

CLASSROOM POLICIES and PLAGIARISM Agreement

I understand that:

  • the use of translation programs for more than a word or idiomatic expression is not considered to be my own work and is considered plagiarism, 
  • and information gathered from research must be reported in my own words in Spanish,
  • and using material from Spanish publications in any form without citing the source is plagiarism.

The consequence of plagiarism in reports for Spanish class is the same as for English class: a failing grade on the project and disciplinary action.

I, the student, have read and understand the classroom policies described in the course syllabus. I agree to abide by them and to contribute to an orderly and pleasant learning environment and experience.

 

 

PLEASE SIGN BELOW AND RETURN.

 

I have read the syllabus.

 

Student Name (Please Print)___________________________________________________

 

Grade/Class Period_______________________________________

 

Student Signature___________________________________________________________

 

Parent/Guardian Signature____________________________________________________

 

Date_____________________________                                        

 

Additional information to support continued contact:

 

Information

Parent/Guardian

 

Day Time Phone Number

 

 

 

Cellular Phone Number

 

 

 

Home Phone Number

 

 

 

Email Address