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    Spanish 1

    Course Description:

    This course will provide students with the basic grammar and vocabulary skills necessary to communicate in Spanish. Students will learn practical vocabulary related to family, friends, school, social activities, likes, dislikes, and needs. Students will read stories, write compositions, and present dialogues in Spanish. Spelling counts.

     

     

     

    Course Competencies/ LearningObjectives

    Students who successfullycomplete Spanish I will be competent in the following areas:

    • Speaking       • Reading   • Writing   • Listening:

    Greeting and leave takings; school and friends; pass times; family; house and chores; likes and dislikes; time; numbers

    • Comparing and contrasting the target culture to their native culture.

     

    Student Evaluation

    The grading system for the WorldLanguage Department at Academy Park High School is as follows:

     

    Common Tests throughout department

     

    -

     

    15%

    Quizzes

    -

    15%

     

    Attendance

    Class Participation: defined as 1. Present

    2. On time 3. Attentive 4. Active involvement

    -

    -

     

    20% (school wide)

     

    Homework

    -

    10% (school wide)

     Classwork/ Projects: any activity performed in  the classroom

     

     40%

    The above areas will be used asthe basis for 80% of your grade per semester. The midterm and/or final examwill constitute the remaining 20% of your grade per semester.

     

    Attendance Policy

    Regular and prompt classattendance is an essential part of the educational experience. Academy ParkHigh School expects students to exercise good judgment regarding attendance andabsences. Students will accept full responsibility for ensuring their work doesnot suffer because of absences. All students are expected to attend everyscheduled class on time. Exceptions may be made for illness and validemergencies.

     

    Classroom Expectations

    1. Come prepared for class. 

    2. Arrive to class on time- Noexceptions!

    3. Respect for self and others.

    4. Responsibility for actions orlack of action.

    5. Responsible use of technology:i.e. laptops, headphones, flip cameras.

    6. Open your mind to thepossibilities of learning a new language and a new culture.

    7. Students will work cooperatively with others.

    8. Try your best and don’t give up! We’ll have fun.

    Class Requirements

    Students are expected to respondin Spanish as appropriate and use classroom phrases in Spanish to makerequests.

    Students are expected to havewriting instruments and a three ring binder.

    Students are expected to followschool rules according to the student code of conduct.

     

    Plagiarism, Cheating, andAcademic Integrity

    Plagiarism is the practice ofcopying words, sentences, images, or ideas for use in written or oralassessments without giving proper credit to the source. Cheating is defined asthe giving or receiving of illegal help on anything that has been determined bythe teacher to be an individual effort. Both are considered serious offenses andwill significantly affect your course grade. Please refer to the Student Codeof Conduct booklet for additional information.

     

    Methodology

    A combination of lecture, class discussion, presentations,videos, cooperative learning, and problem-based learning will be used in thiscourse. Grades will be determined by the satisfactory and timely completion ofassignments. The grade of each assignment is based on the prerequisite givenfor each assignment. Below is an overview of topic/ units and major assessments/assignmentsfor this course. Please note dates/timeframes are subject to change and are anestimate.

     

    Text: Avancemos 1

    Reader: Lee Conmigo 1

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    Text Box: To access chapter games and review:1.	www.classzone.com2.	High school: world languages3.	Pennsylvania4.	Find your book5.	Avancemos (1, 2, 3)6.	unit (preliminary, 1, 2, etc.)a.	flashcardsb.	grammarc.	etc.To access on-line book:

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    3. Pennsylvania
    4. Find your book
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    6. online book
    7. create a student account
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    Unit/ Topic

    Course Activities

    Assessments/Assignments

    Month/ Timeframe

    Getting to know you Bullfights

    Stereotypes

    skits, dialogs, bingo, songs, maps, pronunciation

    writing prompt, quizzes, online assignments, unit test

    September

    Spending time with friends

    Dictionary usage

    create conversations,

    articulate likes and dislikes, describe self and others, listening activities

     

    Dictionary; interviews; dialogues; writing, Compare activities that teenagers enjoy in the U.S. and Spanish Speaking countries, TPRS, TPR, quizzes, unit test

     

     

    October

    Students and school

    creating a schedule, telling time, expressing feelings, using classroom vocabulary

    skits, dialogues, interviews, writing samples, quizzes, unit test

    November

     Food and family

    quinceañera

     conjugating, questioning, expressing ownership,

     quinceañera writing prompt, interviewing, skits, dialogues, quizzes, writing samples, unit test

     December

    House and chores

    complaining, making requests and demands

    make movies, create floor plans, do skits, make posters, dialogues, interview, quizzes, unit test

    January

     

    Spanish 2

     

    Course Description:

    Students will improve their skills in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing Spanish and move beyond the present tense to the future and past tenses. Students will also study art.  Exploring the Philadelphia Art Museum is possible to see examples of Latin American and Spanish art. 

     

    Course Competencies/ LearningObjectives

    Students who successfully completeSpanish I will be competent in the following areas:

    • Speaking       • Reading   • Writing   • Listening:

    Reflexives, preterite tense, vacationing, clothing, health, sports

    • Comparing and contrasting the target culture to their native culture.

     

    Student Evaluation

    The grading system for the WorldLanguage Department at Academy Park High School is as follows:

     

    Common Tests throughout department

     

    -

     

    15%

    Quizzes

    -

    15%

    Attendance

    Class Participation: defined as 1. Present

    2. On time 3. Attentive 4. Active involvement

     

    -

     

    20% (school wide)

     

    Homework

    -

    10% (school wide)

     Classwork/ Projects: any activity performed in  the classroom

     

     40%

    The above areas will be used asthe basis for 80% of your grade per semester. The midterm and/or final examwill constitute the remaining 20% of your grade per semester.

     

    Attendance Policy

    Regular and prompt classattendance is an essential part of the educational experience. Academy ParkHigh School expects students to exercise good judgment regarding attendance andabsences. Students will accept full responsibility for ensuring their work doesnot suffer because of absences. All students are expected to attend everyscheduled class on time. Exceptions may be made for illness and validemergencies.

     

    Classroom Expectations

    1. Come prepared for class. 

    2. Arrive to class on time- Noexceptions!

    3. Respect for self and others.

    4. Responsibility for actions orlack of action.

    5. Responsible use of technology:i.e. laptops, headphones, flip cameras.

    6. Open your mind to the possibilitiesof learning a new language and a new culture.

    7. Students will work cooperatively with others.

    8. Try your best and don’t give up! We’ll have fun.

    Class Requirements

    Students are expected to respondin Spanish as appropriate and use classroom phrases in Spanish to makerequests.

    Students are expected to havewriting instruments and a three ring binder.

    Students are expected to followschool rules according to the student code of conduct.

     

    Plagiarism, Cheating, andAcademic Integrity

    Plagiarism is the practice ofcopying words, sentences, images, or ideas for use in written or oralassessments without giving proper credit to the source. Cheating is defined asthe giving or receiving of illegal help on anything that has been determined bythe teacher to be an individual effort. Both are considered serious offensesand will significantly affect your course grade. Please refer to the StudentCode of Conduct booklet for additional information.

     

    Methodology

    A combination of lecture, class discussion, presentations,videos, cooperative learning, and problem-based learning will be used in thiscourse. Grades will be determined by the satisfactory and timely completion ofassignments. The grade of each assignment is based on the prerequisite givenfor each assignment. Below is an overview of topic/ units and majorassessments/assignments for this course. Please note dates/timeframes aresubject to change and are an estimate.

     

    Unit/ Topic

    Course Activities

    Assessments/Assignments

    Month/ Timeframe

    Repaso de español I

    skits, dialogs, reading, writing and listening

    writing prompt, quizzes, online assignments, oral/aural exams, unit test

    September

    Travel

    skits, dialogs, reading, writing and listening using realia

    communicate in the preterite

    writing prompt, quizzes, online assignments, oral/aural exams, unit test

    October

    Health

    skits, dialogs, reading, writing and listening using realia

    communicate in the reflexives, body parts

    writing prompt, quizzes, online assignments, oral/aural exams, unit test

    November

     Sports

     skits, dialogs, reading, writing and listening using realia

    communicate in the reflexives, body parts and sports vocabulary

     writing prompt, quizzes, online assignments, oral/aural exams, unit test

     November

    Clothing/Shopping

    skits, dialogs, reading, writing and listening using realia

    communicate in the reflexives, body parts, indirect and direct object pronouns

    writing prompt, quizzes, online assignments, oral/aural exams, unit test

    December

    Food/Restaurant*

    *if time allows

    skits, dialogs, reading, writing and listening using realia

    communicate in the reflexives,indirect and direct object

    writing prompt, quizzes, online assignments, oral/aural exams, unit test

    January

     

     

     Spanish 3
     

     

    Course Description:

    Students will focus on sharpening their grammar skills in Spanish and increase their personal vocabulary by reading literature, writing compositions, and giving oral presentations in Spanish. Emphasis will be placed on talking about events in the past. Future, conditional and perfect tenses and imperatives are also addressed.

     

     

    Course Competencies/ LearningObjectives

    Students who successfullycomplete Spanish I will be competent in the following areas:

    • Speaking       • Reading   • Writing   • Listening:

    In the past: when I was younger, what I used to do, what I would have done; hypothetically: if I were . . . I would; In the future: I will . . .; Actions recently completed and of importance: I have . . .

    • Touring (virtually) Spain.

     

    Student Evaluation

    The grading system for the WorldLanguage Department at Academy Park High School is as follows:

     

    Common Tests throughout department

     

    -

     

    15%

    Quizzes

    -

    15%

     

    Attendance

    Class Participation: defined as 1. Present

    2. On time 3. Attentive 4. Active involvement

    -

    -

     

    20% (school wide)

     

    Homework

    -

    10% (school wide)

     Classwork/ Projects: any activity performed in  the classroom

     

     40%

    The above areas will be used asthe basis for 80% of your grade per semester. The midterm and/or final examwill constitute the remaining 20% of your grade per semester.

     

    Attendance Policy

    Regular and prompt classattendance is an essential part of the educational experience. Academy ParkHigh School expects students to exercise good judgment regarding attendance andabsences. Students will accept full responsibility for ensuring their work doesnot suffer because of absences. All students are expected to attend everyscheduled class on time. Exceptions may be made for illness and validemergencies.

     

    Classroom Expectations

    1. Come prepared for class. 

    2. Arrive to class on time- No exceptions!

    3. Respect for self and others.

    4. Responsibility for actions or lack of action.

    5. Responsible use of technology:i.e. laptops, headphones, flip cameras.

    6. Open your mind to the possibilities of learning a new language and a new culture.

    7. Students will work cooperatively with others.

    8. Try your best and don’t give up! We’ll have fun.

    Class Requirements

    Students are expected to respond in Spanish as appropriate and use classroom phrases in Spanish to make requests.

    Students are expected to have writing instruments and a three ring binder.

    Students are expected to follow school rules according to the student code of conduct.

     

    Plagiarism, Cheating, and Academic Integrity

    Plagiarism is the practice ofcopying words, sentences, images, or ideas for use in written or oralassessments without giving proper credit to the source. Cheating is defined asthe giving or receiving of illegal help on anything that has been determined bythe teacher to be an individual effort. Both are considered serious offensesand will significantly affect your course grade. Please refer to the StudentCode of Conduct booklet for additional information.

     

    Methodology

    A combination of lecture, class discussion, presentations,videos, cooperative learning, and problem-based learning will be used in this course. Grades will be determined by the satisfactory and timely completion of assignments. The grade of each assignment is based on the prerequisite given for each assignment. Below is an overview of topic/ units and major assessments/assignments for this course. Please note dates/time frames are subject to change and are an estimate.

     

    Text: Avancemos 3

    Reader: Lee Conmigo 2

    www.voicethread.com: username: email you provide;password APHS1234

    Text Box: To access chapter games and review:1.	www.classzone.com2.	High school: world languages3.	Pennsylvania4.	Find your book5.	Avancemos (1, 2, 3)6.	unit (preliminary, 1, 2, etc.)a.	flashcardsb.	grammarc.	etc.To access on-line book:

    1. www.classzone.com
    2. High school: world languages
    3. Pennsylvania
    4. Find your book
    5. Avancemos 3
    6. online book
    7. create a student account
    8. type in code: 2649929   -  30

     

     

     

     

    Unit/ Topic

    Course Activities

    Assessments/Assignments

    Month/ Timeframe

    Repaso de español I y II

    Student driven instruction of grammar;

    Teacher responsible for vocabulary

    Songs

    País vascas: video

    Student driven assessments of grammar; Daily quizzes of Spanish I and II vocabulary

     

    Vascas reponses

    September

    De pequeño: imperfecto v. pretérito

    Spontaneous and controlled conversations,

    show and tell

    storybook writing

    then and now

    listening activities

    Songs

    Extra: video

    Quizzes, oral and aural exams

    Writing samples: creative and guided

    Reading/movie clip: Como Agua para Chocolate and response

    Extra responses

     

     

     

    September- October

    Futuro y condicional

    Spontaneous and controlled conversations

    Songs

    Extra: video

     

    Quizzes, oral and aural exams

    Writing samples: creative and guided

    Reading: En la Ocho y la Doce by Roberto G. Fernandez

    Extra responses

     

    October-November

     

     Spanish 4

    Course Description:

    En este curso comunicamos solamente en español.  Leemos y discutimos la literatura, la politica, unos temas universales de la humanidad y las actividades de actualidad.  Preparamos varios proyectos escritos y continuamos a desarollar las habilidades orales.

     

     

     

    Course Competencies/ LearningObjectives

    Students who successfullycomplete Spanish I will be competent in the following areas:

    • Speaking       • Reading   • Writing   • Listening

    Grammar and vocabulary will be addressed through literature, current events in Latin America and Spain and song in Spanish. Subjunctive is a new mode (tense.)

    Themes of class, social justice and machismo and marianismo as found in Latin America and Spain, historically and in modern times will be evaluated. Also magical (mystic) realism as a theme in Latin American literature and film will be analyzed.

     

    Student Evaluation

    The grading system for the WorldLanguage Department at Academy Park High School is as follows:

     

    Common Tests throughout department

     

    -

     

    15%

    Quizzes

    -

    15%

     

    Attendance

    Class Participation: defined as 1. Present

    2. On time 3. Attentive 4. Active involvement

    -

    -

     

    20% (school wide)

     

    Homework

    -

    10% (school wide)

     Classwork/ Projects: any activity performed in  the classroom

     

     40%

    The above areas will be used asthe basis for 80% of your grade per semester. The midterm and/or final examwill constitute the remaining 20% of your grade per semester.

     

    Attendance Policy

    Regular and prompt classattendance is an essential part of the educational experience. Academy ParkHigh School expects students to exercise good judgment regarding attendance andabsences. Students will accept full responsibility for ensuring their work doesnot suffer because of absences. All students are expected to attend everyscheduled class on time. Exceptions may be made for illness and validemergencies.

     

    Classroom Expectations

    1. Come prepared for class. 

    2. Arrive to class on time- Noexceptions!

    3. Respect for self and others.

    4. Responsibility for actions orlack of action.

    5. Responsible use of technology:i.e. laptops, headphones, flip cameras.

    6. Open your mind to thepossibilities of learning a new language and a new culture.

    7. Students will work cooperatively with others.

    8. Try your best and don’t give up! We’ll have fun.

    Class Requirements

    Students are expected to respondin Spanish as appropriate and use classroom phrases in Spanish to makerequests.

    Students are expected to havewriting instruments and a three ring binder.

    Students are expected to followschool rules according to the student code of conduct.

     

    Plagiarism, Cheating, andAcademic Integrity

    Plagiarism is the practice ofcopying words, sentences, images, or ideas for use in written or oralassessments without giving proper credit to the source. Cheating is defined asthe giving or receiving of illegal help on anything that has been determined bythe teacher to be an individual effort. Both are considered serious offensesand will significantly affect your course grade. Please refer to the StudentCode of Conduct booklet for additional information.

     

    Methodology

    A combination of lecture, class discussion, presentations,videos, cooperative learning, and problem-based learning will be used in thiscourse. Grades will be determined by the satisfactory and timely completion ofassignments. The grade of each assignment is based on the prerequisite givenfor each assignment. Below is an overview of topic/ units and majorassessments/assignments for this course. Please note dates/timeframes aresubject to change and are an estimate.

     

    Text: Avancemos 3

    Reader: Lee Conmigo 2 and 3

    www.voicethread.com: username: email you provide;password APHS1234

    Text Box: To access chapter games and review:1.	www.classzone.com2.	High school: world languages3.	Pennsylvania4.	Find your book5.	Avancemos (1, 2, 3)6.	unit (preliminary, 1, 2, etc.)a.	flashcardsb.	grammarc.	etc.To access on-line book:

    1. www.classzone.com
    2. High school: world languages
    3. Pennsylvania
    4. Find your book
    5. Avancemos 3
    6. online book
    7. create a student account
    8. type in code: T2649929   -  30

     

     

     

     

    Unit/ Topic

    Course Activities

    Assessments/Assignments

    Month/ Timeframe

    Repaso de español I y II y III

    Student driven instruction of grammar;

    Teacher responsible for vocabulary

    Songs

     

    Student driven assessments of grammar; Daily quizzes of Spanish I and II vocabulary

     

     

    September

    Subjunctive

    Social justice and the Caribbean

    Spontaneous and controlled conversations,

    listening activities

    Songs

     

    Quizzes, oral and aural exams

    Writing samples: creative and guided

    Lee Conmigo 3

    Avancemos: pp. 228-231 El sueño de América by Esmeralda Santiago

    Avancemos: pp. 254-257 La ñapa by Julia Alvarez (Dominican Republic)

    Avancemos: p. 262-3 Héroes del caribe

    Poetry of Nicolás Guillén (Cuba)

    http://www.poesia-inter.net/indexng.htm

    Juan Ramón Jimenez (Puerto Rico): Novia del campo, Amapola

    http://www.colby.edu/~bknelson/SLC/amapola/index.html

     

     

     October

    Subjunctive

    Social justice; class

    Machismo/marianismo

    Spontaneous and controlled conversations

    Songs

     

    Quizzes, oral and aural exams

    Writing samples: creative and guided

    Reading: La camisa de Margarita

    Vocab: http://www.quia.com/jq/10814.html

     

    November

     imperfect subjunctive, present perfect subjunctive, past perfect subjunctive

     

    Magical realism

    Social justice; class

    Machismo/marianismo

    Spontaneous and controlled conversations; reading, responding, creative writing.

    Songs

     

      Quizzes, oral and aural exams

    Writing samples: creative and guided

    Review: Como agua para chocolate

    Reading: Gabriel Garcia Marquz:

    Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes

    Other possible readings

    Avancemos: pp. 408 Marquez: La luz es como el agua

    Avancemos: pp. 434-437 Evelio Rosero Diago (Colombia) El esqueleto de visita

     

     

     

     

     December

    imperfect subjunctive, present perfect subjunctive, past perfect subjunctive

     

    Magical realism

    Social justice; class

    Machismo/marianismo

    Spontaneous and controlled conversations; reading, responding, creative writing.

    Songs

     

    Spontaneous and controlled conversations; reading, responding, creative writing.

    Reading: Julio Cortázar: El Axolotl

    Chilean myth: El Caleuche

    Sergio Vodanovic (Chile): El Delantal Blanco

     

     

    January

    February

    Present and imperfect subjunctive, present perfect subjunctive, past perfect subjunctive

    conjunctions

     

    Magical realism

    Social justice; class

    Machismo/marianismo

    Spontaneous and controlled conversations; reading, responding, creative writing.

    Songs

     

    Debate: Best examples of mystic realism

    Chart reading from the course:

    How is magical realism used?

    Compare readings

    Contrast readings

    Lee Conmigo 3

     p. 62: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquival

    p. 26 Tiempo Libre by Guillermo Samperio

     

     

    March

    April

    All tenses

     

    Magical realism

    Social justice; class

    Machismo/marianismo

    Spontaneous and controlled conversations; reading, responding, creative writing.

    Songs

     

    Oprah transcript: “If you are a 30 year old woman living in . . . “

    Readings/Charts/ven diagrams: Compare works from the semester treating themes of machismo and marianismo

    The House of Bernarda Alba  by Federico Garcia Lorca

    Who was Lorca?

    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown by Pedro Almódovar

    Who is Pedro Almódovar?

     

    May

    June