Spanish IV IB

Spanish IV IB


Spanish IV IB - Syllabus

Instructor

Bonnie Moss

Phone

269.323.5323

Building and Room number(s)

Portage Central High School, Room #1102

E-mail

bmoss@portageps.org

Course Description: Spanish IV IB

Full year/1.0 credit

This Spanish course is for students with previous experience of learning the language. The main focus of this course is on language acquisition and development in the four primary language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. These skills will be encouraged through the study and use of a range of written and spoken material. Examples of this material include everyday oral exchange, authentic literary texts, and assignments relative to the culture of study. Spanish IV gives students the opportunity to reach a higher degree of competence in the language. The range of purposes for which and in which Spanish is used extends to the domains of work, social relationships, and the discussion of abstract ideas, for example.

Recommended: C average in Spanish III.

Essential Learning Expectations:

Students are expected to demonstrate ability to:

  • communicate clearly and effectively in a range of situations

  • understand and use accurately oral and written forms of the language that are commonly encountered in a range of situations

  • understand and use a range of vocabulary in common usage

  • select a register that is generally appropriate to the situation

  • express ideas with general clarity and some fluency

  • understand and respond appropriately to written and spoken material of average difficulty

  • assess some subtleties of the language in a range of forms, styles and registers

  • show an awareness of, and sensitivity to, some elements of the culture(s) related to the language

II.1.HS.7 TLW derive meaning from visuals, context, and interactions with individuals from other cultures.

III.1.HS.1 TLW communicate effectively for a variety of purposes.

V.1.HS.5 TLW demonstrate comprehension of ideas in a variety of authentic materials including literary and non literary texts.

IX.1.HS.1 TLW identify significant contributions of the target cultures to the arts, music, humanities, social studies, sciences and mathematics in the United States and internationally.

Course Requirements:

Spanish IV Students will need a three-ring binder for the IB packet, notes, readings, and other homework. All students will perform an individual oral presentation formatted to the style of the oral component of the IB Internal Assessment.

Text used and other recommended materials:

Recommended Materials: A Spanish/English dictionary


World Languages Grading Policy

The final grade for each quarter will be determined by categories as follows:

40% - Assessments (tests and quizzes)

20% - Homework (for completeness and/or accuracy)

30% - Special Assignments (essays, presentations, interviews, projects, etc.)

10% - Class Engagement (grade assigned weekly, see rubric below)


    Class Engagement: Involvement and participation is a vital part of learning any language and is worth 10% of the overall grade.

Students will receive an individual grade each week (10 pts) that reflects a student’s maximum involvement and use of the language and concepts in the classroom setting.

Students (and parents) who have questions or concerns about their Class Engagement grade or would like to know ways to improve it are always encouraged to contact the teacher for specific feedback.


CLASS ENGAGEMENT RUBRIC:

EXCELLENT                                                      9               10

Consistently participates and engages in classroom conversation and activities.

Consistent use of target language in appropriate settings.

GOOD                                                               7                 8

Often participates and engages in classroom conversation and activities.

Moderate use of target language in appropriate settings.

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT                                  5                  6

Sometimes participates and engages in classroom conversation and activities.

Inconsistent use of target language in appropriate settings.

POOR                                                               3                  4

Rarely participates and engages in classroom conversation and activities.

Sporadic use of target language in appropriate settings.

VERY POOR                                  0                1                   2

Never participates nor engages in classroom conversation and activities.

Does not use target language in appropriate settings.



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