FARMERSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
Spanish 3 Honors Syllabus
Instructor : Señor Juan de la Cruz Semesters: Fall 2019/Spring 2020
Subject: Spanish 3 Honors Conference time: 4th period (11:20-12:50)
Room #: 309 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-requisite: Spanish 2 or equivalent Period: 3rd
Texts and Supplementary Materials
Students in each unit of study will practice the following TEKS: Communicate in Spanish, understand and interpret written and spoken Spanish, present concepts and information on a variety of subjects to listeners and readers, and gain knowledge of other cultures. The class will be conducted in both Spanish and English. Student will be presented with exposure to AP sample material in order to facilitate future transition to upper level courses.
Students are expected to:
In addition, Spanish 3 Honors students will: 1) perform additional weekly activities demanding higher level thinking skills or more in-depth, independent work; 2) take expanded quizzes/tests; 3) attempt to speak almost exclusively in Spanish throughout the class period.
Supplies -- Students are responsible to keep up with, and bring to class every day their supplies.
* Students will be penalized if not prepared for class with all materials*
Attendance & Tardies
Students will be evaluated on the four language skills: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Evaluations will be conducted formally (written tests, quizzes) as well as informally (teacher/student interactions, class participation, etc.)
Test/project grades = 50% of overall grade
There will be at least 6 tests each semester (i.e. 2 per 6 weeks), plus additional projects, which will also count as a test grade. District assessments will be given at the end of the first and second semester.
Daily grades = 50% of overall grade
Includes quizzes (quizzes may be announced or unannounced, and weighted as single or double, as teacher determines), homework assignments, ¡Empecemos! (bellwork), class participation, oral presentations, mini-projects, class work/daily assignments, and online assessments.
Daily Grades breakdown:
Quizzes/oral presentations: 30%
Homework/Daily Assignments: 10%
¡Empecemos! (bellwork): 5%
Tutoring: 5% Students are required to tutor lower level students of Spanish for three 25 minute sessions per six weeks grading period (taking advantage of the tutorial schedule is highly recommended to fulfill this requirement). A Spanish teacher must be present to document the required tutoring time. If no lower level students are present, tutorials become a study hall.
LATE WORK POLICY
Student was absent: Students with excused absences will be allowed to make up any missed assignments. Student must request make-up work no later than THE DAY YOU RETURN TO CLASS FOLLOWING AN ABSENCE. It is the student’s responsibility to request missed assignments and find out what they need to make up in the event of an absence. Students will be given one day for each day missed to turn in assignments.
Student was not absent: If the student was not absent and does not turn in an assignment on time (meaning completed at the beginning of the class period), they will receive a 30 point deduction (maximum grade of 70%) if the assignment is submitted one day after the due date. Absolutely no credit will be given after the one day grace period. Parents, please make sure your children are completing homework and daily assignments ON TIME, as it will impact their grade significantly.
Students who fail tests will be allowed to retake them for a maximum grade of 70. Absolutely no other type of assignment may be redone. Students must come in during tutorials to make corrections, then come in to retake a different version of the test within one week.
EXTRA CREDIT PROJECTS/ASSIGNMENTS – I may or may not choose to offer extra credit options in this course; I leave that decision open to my discretion. Extra credit options may be offered to everyone in the class. Extra credit will NOT, however, be offered on an individual basis. Do not come to me the day before grade reports come out and ask if there is anything you can do to raise your grade. The grade you receive is a reflection of the cumulative work and effort you have put out over the grading period. Do not expect to be able to do an extra credit project to compensate for your consistent lack of effort.
CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS AND PROCEDURES
ALL RULES as defined in the STUDENT HANDBOOK are in effect at all times in this classroom and overrule the syllabus for this class. Appropriate disciplinary measures will be enforced at all times. I will enforce district policies concerning tardiness, dress code, restroom privileges, etc. Additionally, here are a few specific rules you must follow at all times in my classroom:
Be positive and work hard! My class is challenging, but not impossible!