Spanish III Pre AP

SPANISH III PRE AP 
2013-2014 SYLLABUS


                                 
TEXTS:   Realidades III Textbook
               Realidades III Workbook
               Authentic Teacher Material

1. REQUIRED SUPPLIES
        English/Spanish Dictionary (For Home Use)
        Notebook Paper
        1inch Binder with 5 Dividers
        Black or Blue Pen (NO PENCILS or COLORED PENS)
           USB FLASHDRIVE
           
 2. COURSE OBJECTIVE
The new Spanish Language and Culture Curriculum Framework presents six primary learning objective areas within the three modes of communication described by the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century: Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational. The six primary learning objective areas identify what students should know and be able to do across the three modes. In the Pre-ADVANCED LEVEL, students can narrate and describe in present, past, and future time frame/aspect, and handle a complicated situation or transaction.

THREE MODES OF COMMUNICATION:
  • Interpersonal – characterized by the active negotiation of meaning among individuals. Participants observe and monitor one another to see how their Meanings and intentions are being communicated. Adjustments and clarifications can be made accordingly.
  • Interpretive – focuses on the appropriate cultural interpretation of meanings that occur in written and spoken form where there is no recourse to the active negotiation of meaning with the writer or the speaker.
  • Presentational – refers to the creation of oral and written messages in a manner that facilitates interpretation by members of the other culture where no direct opportunity for the active negotiation of meaning between members of the two cultures exists.
 
Six Primary Learning Objective Areas:
  • Spoken Interpersonal Communication
  • Written Interpersonal Communication
  • Audio, visual, and audiovisual interpretive communication
  • Written and print interpretive communication
  • Spoken presentational communication
  • Written presentational communication
 
Students in a Pre-AP course who receive a final average of at least 75 will receive five GPA bonus points on their grade point average. The GPA bonus points do not appear on report cards, but are added to the student’s aggregate grade point (GPA)  total only.

3. GRADES

     A. Presentational Writing: Persuasive Essay                          10%
     B. Interpersonal Writing: Email Reply (Formal)/Journal          10%
     C. Interpersonal Speaking: Conversation                              10%
     D. Presentational Speaking Cultural Comparison                 10%
     E.  Participation                                                                      15%
     F.  Homework                                                                          20%
     G. Multiple Choice Tests in the Target Language                 25%

4. TESTS
    Tests are in multiple choice formats. Tests are based on the printed and audio texts covered from the     
    Spanish textbook in addition to teacher notes, authentic material and homework.  Any student(s) caught 
    talking and/or cheating, a ZERO will be given

5. HOMEWORK
    Homework will be done at home and if time allows, in class. Homework will be submitted on 
    a daily basis or at teacher’s discretion. If the homework is late, points may be deducted.

EXTRA CREDIT:  Will be given at teacher’s discretion, according to student’s circumstance/situation. It must be turned in on the due date.

6. CLASSROOM PARTICIPATION
     Class will be conducted in Spanish 75% of the class time. To speak Spanish in class is the    utmost importance part
     of the class.  Participation is required in conversations, oral  presentations, reading, and pair or small group work.   
     A maximum of 100 points will be given weekly for the participation and the least is 70 points. 

7.  ATTENDANCE 
     Classroom attendance is a very important factor in the student’s learning.  If the 
    student is absent and is excused, he/she will be able to make-up the missed 
    classroom assignment(s)/test.  If it is an unexcused absence, the student will
    automatically receive a ZERO for that day.  Students are responsible for clearing 
    their own absences.  Students will be advised when absence is unexcused.
    It is also the student’s responsibility to ask the teacher for any missed homework/       
    assignments.

 8. SCHEDULE OF COURSE CONTENT: (Subject to change)
      Other assignments and/or projects may be assigned during the school year.

 The following will be taught and completed during the school year. The THREE 
      MODES OF COMMUNICATION and the Six Primary Learning Objective Areas 
      will be applied:

TEMA/Theme; Los desafíos mundiales/The World’s Challenges
TEMA/Theme: La ciencia y la tecnologia/Science and Technology
TEMA/Theme: La vida contemporanea/Contemporary Life
TEMA/Theme: Las identidades personales y públicas;Personal and Public Identities
TEMA/Theme: Las familia y las comunidades/The Family and the Communities
TEMA/Theme: La belleza y la estética/Beauty and Aesthetics

IN ADDITION, THESE ARE THE PROJECTED TEXTBOOK CHAPTER ASSIGNMENTS:

1st Nine weeks 3rd Nine Weeks
Chapter 1 Chapter 6
Chapter 2 Chapter 7
Chapter 3 Chapter 8


2nd Nine Weeks 4th Nine Weeks
Chapter 4 Chapter 9
Chapter 5 Chapter 10