• SOUTHLAND COLLEGE PREP CHARTER HS COURSE SYLLABUS SPANISH 2 AND SPANISH 2 HONORES 

     

     

    TEACHER:​  Mr. Serrano                             PHONE​:  708-748-8105  

    ROOM: 320A and 320 B                             E-MAIL:​ rserrano@scphs.org 

     

                    I.          COURSE DESCRIPTION 

    This course will continue to expand the student’s knowledge of the Spanish language.  Vocabulary will be increase, and new verb conjugations will be learned. The students will expand their knowledge of the culture of different Spanish speaking countries.  Priority will be on spoken Spanish, emphasizing correct pronunciation. 

    Students will read for comprehension several readings in Spanish, and demonstrate their comprehension. Correct use of grammar when speaking and writing will also be used.  Class participation is a must; students will be evaluated formally and informally on their effort and behavior in class.  

     

    Spanish 2 (H) is an accelerated course designed to challenge the student who, during his/her school year has actively participated in class, mastered the grammar and vocabulary presented in levels one and two and/or demonstrated the ability to advance more rapidly than the average college preparatory student. The teacher will aid students in acquiring the following skills: increase oral proficiency on a variety of topics, and expanded vocabulary, the ability to read selections appropriate to intermediate level students and increased ability to write essays.  The course materials are designed to stimulate conversation and to perfect that skill, striving to imitate the native speaker’s pronunciation, accent, and rhythm, as the student’s abilities increase.  Students will also become more informed about some of the contemporary problems and difficulties affecting Hispanic communities.  Students will further develop their ability to express themselves in spoken and written Spanish.

    This course will be conducted mainly in Spanish.   

     

    Prerequisite: Spanish 1 or Spanish 2 accelerated or placement by written and oral examination.  

     

    II.         COURSE GOALS 

    1. Learn advanced vocabulary. 
    2. Correctly pronounce sounds and words; 
    3. Create grade level sentences in Spanish that are grammatically correct;
    4. Speak, ask and answer questions with complete sentences in Spanish;
    5. Translate Literature pieces into Spanish. 
    6. Define Spanish verbs and correctly conjugate then pronounce all words, whether alone or in sentences, with little or no error; 
    7. Relate knowledge of the Spanish language into other curriculums; 
    8. Develop an understanding of Spanish speaking countries by learning about the cultures of these countries; 
    9. Compare and contrast the student’s own culture to that of Spanish speaking countries; 
    10. Develop an appreciation and understanding of Hispanic citizens in the United States; K. Practice and become comfortable conversing with native speakers; 

     

     

    III.        MAJOR COURSE PROJECTS AND/OR ASSIGNMENTS 

    1. Class Participation 
    2. Pre and Post Testing (written assessment) 
    3. Written Assignments
    4. Unit/ Lesson Quizzes  
    5. Unit/ Lesson Test.  

     

    IV.        ASSESSMENT PLAN 

    1. Point System  
    2. Grading Scale 

     

    Grad e 

    Scale 

    Description 

    93-100% 

    Exceeds Expectations; Independent learner; superior work; all work completed on time at an exceptional level of quality and effort;  

    87-92% 

    Meets Expectations; Semi-independent learner; above average work; all work completed on time; did quality work with a few flaws;  

    78-86% 

    Passing but does not meet some standards; Dependent learner; average work; most completed on time showing average effort;  

    70-77% 

    Passing but only meets minimum standards; Dependent learner; average work; most completed on time showing average effort;  

    <69% 

    Failing, does not meet minimum standards; Failure; does not meet standards or expectations; 

     

    C.

    Calculation of Semester Grade 

     
     

    1​st quarter grade​

    2nd quarter grade 

    Semester Exam

     40%  

     40% 

     

    20%       

    Final Semester Grade 100% 

     

    1. Re-Do Policy 
    2. Students will be given an opportunity to redo major course projects. 

     

    1. COURSE REQUIREMENTS 

     

    1. Materials: Each student must bring the following to class daily: 
      1. Textbook 
      2. Pen and pencil 

    Recommended materials: One three ring binder with 5 subject tabs to be used for his/her Spanish 2 (H) class ONLY.

     

    TABS ARE THE FOLLOWING:

     

    1-. VOCABULARIO

    2-. GRAMATICA

    3-. TRABAJO DE CAMPANA

    4-. EXAMENES O PRUEBITAS (QUIZES)

    5-. TAREAS/ PROYECTOS

     

    1. Daily Expectations 
    2. Attend class daily and sit in your assigned seats as soon as you enter the class. 
    3. Bring books and materials to class every day. You will lose participation points for not being prepared on any given day.  
    4. CLASS PARTICIPATION IS MANDATORY! It 20% of your grade! 
    5. DO YOUR CLASSWORK! It is a BIG percentage of your grade!  Assigned homework is due at the beginning of the class period.  Any homework handed in after it is collected will be considered late. –NO EXEMPTIONS! Late homework is due the next day for ½ credit only.  
    6. Copying homework is unacceptable! You get a “0” and so do they! Please read Southland College Preparatory High School’s Academic Dishonesty Policy: as it will be fully enforced. 
    7. If you are absent, it is your responsibility to get the homework.  There will be a homework binder in the classroom that you should check for handout and assignments.  Students can make work on an “excused absence” ONLY! 
    8. Please take care of bathroom, locker and other personal matters during passing periods.  
    9. NO FOOD OR DRINKS ARE ALLOWED IN THE CLASSROOM.  
    10. The rules and regulations in your agenda, syllabus and schools’ handbook will be enforced at all times.  
    11. Tutoring will be available by appointment. Please let me know if you need extra help or tutoring at least one day in advance.  

     

     

    VI.        BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS 

    1. Teacher Creed 
      1. As your teacher I will not tolerate any student in this classroom stopping me from teaching for any reason whatsoever. 
      2. As your teacher I will not tolerate any student in this classroom stopping another student from learning for any reason whatsoever. 
      3. As your teacher I will not tolerate any student in this classroom doing anything that is not in the best interest of this class or in your best interest. 

     

     

     

     

    1. Classroom Rules/Consequences 

     

                            SAFETY FIRST-.  1-.Do not bring any electronics (including cellphones) to class.

                                                          2-. No fighting (physically nor verbally)

                                                           3-. Listen carefully and follow instructions

    RESPONSIBILITY IS A MUST:  1-. Respect each other and each other’s property

    2-. Be on time. That means inside the classroom and in your seat when the bell rings).

     

                                                   3-.  Come to class prepared (Pen or pencil and paper).

                                       

    BE RESPECTFUL:   1-. Respect each other’s efforts and do not copy/ cheat.

     

    2-. If you want to express your opinion, be respectful and avoid negativity, always look at the glass half full instead of half empty.

                                       

                                        3-. Keep calm and do your best ALL THE TIME!

     

     NO EATING/ CHEWING

     

    NO FOUL LANGUAGE WILL BE TOLERATED.

     

    ALL OF SOUTHLAND’S HIGH SCHOOL RULES APPLY IN THE SPANISH 2 CLASSROOM. Please see the Student’s Handbook for more information.

     

     

     VIII.  PARENT COMMUNICATION 

    Strong parent-teacher communication is key to student success in the classroom. This syllabus (outlining course requirements and student behavior) is sent home to give a clear view of the expectations and responsibilities in class. Progress and grade reports are sent home and phone, email, or letter when necessary also contacts parents. You may reach me by phone before or after school at 708-748-8105 or by email:  cescalante@scphs.org. 

     

     

     

     

     

    Please sign and return the attached sheet to Mr. Serrano indicating that you have received and read the syllabus/rules for Spanish 2 and Spanish 2/H. 

            

    Mr. Serrano

    Spanish 2 (H)  

    Student Name (print)___________________________________________________________ 

     

    I have read the Spanish 2 Course Syllabus and Rulesand understand the expectations, requirements and behavioral consequences for this class. 

     

    Parent/Guardian 

    Signature________________________________________________________ 

     

    Student 

    Signature_______________________________________________________________ 

     

    Current Home Phone____________________________________________________________ 

     

     

     

    PARENT CONTACT INFORMATION 

     

    What is the best way for me to contact you?  Check and fill out information below indicating the best ways for me to get in touch with you. 

     

    _____e-mail address: ________________________________________

     

    _____Work phone number:       _____________________________________

     

    _____Home phone number:     ________________________________

     

    _____ Cell phone:____________________________________________