COURSE SPANISH III - Syllabus

  • ORANGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Academic Year 2021-2022

    Teacher's Name: Mrs. Milagros Anto

    Office Location: #216A

    Phone: (973) 677-4050/ Ext# 5085

    E-mail: antomila@mail.orange.k12.nj.us

     

    COURSE   SYLLABUS- SPANISH HONORS  III

    1. COURSE INTRODUCCTION/OVERVIEW:

     

    The Spanish III  course has been designed to reflect the philosophy and goals found in both the national standards, Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century (ACTFL,1999) and the New Jersey Student Learning Standards for World Languages (2014). The focus of the course is to provide students with the skills they need to create language for communication. The students continue their study of Spanish from the introduction of new material, through reinforcement, evaluation and review, presentations, exercises and activities, all of which are designed to span all four language skills. The Spanish III Honors course delves more deeply into the nuances of the language, instills in the students an awareness of a powerful culture, discusses economic and political topics, makes a historical connection with the world, offers and analyzes selections from various literary periods and movements related to them, and encourages the students to use their critical thinking skills to make inferences and organize their learning into a coherent “big picture” of today’s world.

    To take Spanish Honors III, you must have a Spanish I and II credit either through taking the course or by placement test. It is highly recommended that you have made at least a final grade of "B" in Spanish II before taking Spanish III.

     

    1. SPANISH III GOALS: 

    Students will be able to:

    1. Talk about themselves and their friends; say what they know how to do; talk about people and places they know; describe their daily routine; make comparisons
    2. Describe a camping trip; talk about what they did with friends; talk about nature; talk about family vacations; discuss activities, skills, and abilities; describe a place and its climate; learn about authentic Mexican culture.
    3. Describe volunteer activities; organize people to do a project; persuade people or influence others; make requests and recommendations; express opinions; talk about media and the community; learn about the Latin culture in the United States
    4. Discuss the impact of technology; express environmental concerns and possibilities; make predictions and discuss causes and effects; discuss obligations and responsibilities; present and support an opinion; express a point of view and make recommendations; learn about the culture in Central American countries
    5. Describe people and things; tell others what to do; express wishes and desires; express doubt, denial and disbelief; express positive and negative emotions;
    6. Talk about personal items; talk about requirements; express what does and does not exist; say what would or would not happen; report what someone said; talk about the day’s activities; learn about Andean culture
    7. Talk about the neighborhood; describe places and things; say what has happened; describe an excursion; express what will have happened; talk about the history of a place; learn about Spain and the Spanish culture
    8. Relate what others wanted to do; express past assumptions and emotions; discuss work and school activities; talk about career possibilities; hypothesize; narrate in the past; learn about Colombian and Venezuelan culture
    9. Discuss and critique literature; talk about what they were doing in the past; link events and ideas; read and interpret a short play; talk about unplanned occurrences; express opinions about a text; learn about South American culture

     

    • Learning Objectives for Spanishs  III

    Students will be able to:

    • Engage in original and spontaneous oral and written communications
    • Demonstrate skills necessary to initiate, sustain, and close oral and written exchanges in Spanish that reflect past, present and future time.
    • Comprehend the spoken and written Spanish language based on new topics in familiar as well as unfamiliar contexts that are presented through a variety of media.
    • Present oral and written information in Spanish that combines level appropriate language structures with increasing accuracy.
    • Produce and present well-organized spoken and written presentations as well as culturally authentic stories, poems, and skits in Spanish.
    • Discuss the interrelationship among the perspectives, practices and products of the Hispanic culture.
    • Reinforce and broaden their knowledge of connections between the Spanish language and culture, and other subject areas including language arts, science, history, social science, mathematics, physical education, health and/or the arts.
    • Discuss in Spanish why similarities and differences exist within the Hispanic culture and among other cultures.
    • Understand and demonstrate that linguistic structures in Spanish and in English differ and do not transfer directly from one language to the other.
    • Improve their Spanish language skills and cultural understanding by accessing information beyond the classroom setting with media, technology and community organizations.

     

    1. Student Outcomes:

    This course will address the three modes of communication: interpretive, interpersonal and presentational. Through these modes students will be able to:
    ● Demonstrate understanding in spoken and written communication within appropriate cultural contexts. At the Spanish III Honors level students will look to move beyond comprehension and begin to interpret in the target language.

    • Engage in direct oral/and or written communication with others.
    • Present orally and/or in writing information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers with no immediate interaction.

     

    Students will also develop:

    • Knowledge of vocabulary
    • Sociolinguistic knowledge
    • Understanding of cultural appropriateness
    • Grasp communication strategies
    • Develop a cultural awareness
    1. COURSE UNITS:
    • Thematic Unit 1: A day in the life
    • Thematic Unit 2: Celebrations
    • Thematic Unit 3: Childhood
    • Thematic Unit 4: Traveling

    Students  will use:

    1. Preterite tense of regular verbs; irregular preterites; imperfect tense; preterite vs. imperfect
    2. Tú commands; ustedes, nosotros commands; polite requests; pronouns with commands; impersonal expressions + infinitive; impersonal expressions with se
    3. Future tense; the prepositions por and para; present subjunctive of regular verbs; subjunctive verb forms.
    4. Subjunctive with ojalá and verbs of hope; subjunctive with verbs of influence; suffixes
    5. Expressions with sea; subjunctive with conjunctions; subjunctive with the unknown; qué and cuál; conditional tense; reported speech
    6. Past participles and adjectives; present perfect; past perfect; future perfect
    7. Imperfect subjunctive; subjunctive of present and past perfect tenses; si clauses; sequence of tenses
    8. Past progressive; conjunctions; se for unintentional occurrences; uses on the subjunctive

    VI .     MATERIALS

    The following materials should be brought to class each day:

    • Composition notebook
    • A three ring binder with loose leaf paper for class assignments and handouts
    • One two pocket folder with three prongs for a writing portfolio.
    • Pencils and/or pens (blue or black ink only, please!)

    VII . GRADING POLICY

    Test and Quizzes

     

    25%

    Class participation (problem solving/discussion)

    20%

    Class work (demonstration/ assignments)

    20%

    Authentic Assessments(portfolios/projects)

    25%

    Homework

    10%

     

     Methods of Assessment

    Assessment in second-language learning needs to operate at a number of different levels because of the many layers of skills and proficiencies that are being acquired, and that thus need to be assessed and evaluated. The types of assessment fall into three major categories:

    • Proficiency Assessment- The emphasis is on performances, what students can do with the language and to what extent they can transfer the language into real-life settings.
    • Achievement Assessment- It requires students to demonstrate retention of previously learned content material, vocabulary and structure, for example.
    • Pro-achievement Assessment- It is a combination of both proficiency and achievement testing. It asks students to demonstrate what they know in a meaningful context.
    • Formal assessment
    • Informal assessment
    • One-on-one assessment
    • Group assessment
    • Portfolio assessment
    • Peer assessment
    • Self-assessment
    • Project based Assessments
    • Benchmark Assessments
    • Listening Comprehension
    • Tests and quizzes
    • Oral Presentations

     
     Homework: We check homework in class. It is a reinforcement activity of what you have previously learned. Expect homework each night. Assignments may not always be written. Students should complete all homework assignments and have them ready to turn in at the beginning of class on the due date. If you are absent on the day that a homework assignment is due (an assignment made on a day that you were present), the assignment is due on the day that you return to class.

    Quizzes: In order to assess how you are progressing, quizzes will be given frequently on material that has been covered in class. Remember, proper preparation prevents a poor performance.

    Tests: A test will be given at the end of each unit. Tests will have a variety of formats including any combination of written, listening, and oral assessment. Oral presentations, written compositions, and/or research projects may also be assigned for a quiz or test grade.

    Class Participation: Speaking is an integral part of learning a foreign language. Although we are in the beginning levels of instruction, students will be expected to use Spanish in class as much as possible. You will not be penalized for incorrect answers, so don’t be shy! A positive attitude, a willingness to learn, and being prepared are also important parts of your class participation grade. Not doing homework, working on materials for other classes during Spanish class, and/or being disrespectful will have a negative effect on your grade. Student success is a direct correlation between good attendance and good grades. Students are expected to be present and participate each day. If a student misses a class or part of a class for any reason, then he/she will be given an opportunity to make up class participation points through a variety of assignments provided by the teacher.

    Make-up Work: A student is expected to make up all work missed regardless of the reason for the absence. The student is responsible to find out from the teacher what work was missed. All assignments missed due to an excused absence must be turned in within three days of returning to school. You must see the teacher on the day you return to make arrangements for missed tests and quizzes.

     

    VIII.   CLASS RULES:  The Expected Behaviors

    1. Be prepared - ready to start, with all materials in class.
    2. Bring a positive attitude with you to class.
    3. Respect others - Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself. Use appropriate

        language.

    1. Each student should be in his/her seat when the bell rings.
    2. Follow directions - no side conversations.
    3. Leave personal grooming and eating outside the classroom.
    4. Keep classroom clean.
    5. Academic honesty is essential! (*see below) 

    *Each student is responsible for his/her own learning. All work should be completed independently unless otherwise notified. Cheating will result in the grade of a zero.

     

    ** CLASSROOM COURTESY

    Turn off all pagers and cell phones while in the class.  Also, please remember to be kind to your fellow classmates since everyone is required to participate during class.  Do not be afraid to make mistakes- it is part of the learning process.

     

    **CLASS PROCEDURE

    The primary focus of Spanish II is to develop your ability to understand native and written Spanish and to increase your skill at expressing yourself in basic situations.  Listening comprehension and reading are the bases for the sound acquisition of a foreign language.  Remember that when you were learning your first language as a child, you had a lot more time to listen before you attempted to speak.  Do not be impatient with yourself when you find that you can understand far more than you can produce- that is NATURAL.  Your speaking and writing abilities will always lag slightly behind your ability to understand.

     

    **ACADEMIC HONESTY

    Cheating is not tolerated on either exams or homework.  Anyone caught copying form others or allowing others to copy their work is subject to receiving an "F".

     

    **GROUP WORK

    Working with other students in study groups is an extremely effective means of studying.  Not everyone in the study group needs to be at the same proficiency level.  Teaching others is a very powerful way to learn material for yourself.  Make sure, however, that you do not simply copy another's homework and turn it in as your own.  When working in groups all participants must vary their work so that each assignment reflects individual work.

     

    1. STUDENT RESOURCES

    * Internet Sites for Independent Practice.

    1. Quia.com (Vocabulary flashcards and practice tests)
    2. http://www.studyspanish.com/tutorial.htm
    3. http://spanish.about.com/library/beginning/bl-beg-index.htm
    4. http://conjuguemos.com (conjugation practice)

     All students should join to my portal in Google Classroom.   

     

     

     

Last Modified on June 14, 2021