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Spanish I Room 502 Roberto Clemente Community Academy

Marcey Sorensen, Principal Jamie Crosen, Assistant Principal Robert Hartwig, Assistant Principal

Instructor: Ms. Kaitlyn Kooser Conference Availability: Before or after school; Periods 4, 5, and/or 6 Tutoring Availability: Before or after school E-mail: Main Office: 773-534-4000 Course Materials Avancemos 1
McDougal Little 2007

Realidades 1
Prentice Hall 2004

Additional Supplementary Materials, TBD

Supplies Binder or Notebook for note-taking Pens and/or pencils Highlighter(s) Folder

Classroom Rules & Procedures AttendanceAttendance will be taken as students enter the classroom. Students are expected to be in class when the bell rings and be ready to work. If a student is tardy, they are to enter quietly and begin working. Students will follow-up with me regarding every tardy, usually through a written reflection sheet. Being tardy more than three times will result in a phone call home and an after-school detention.

Late WorkAs a general rule, late work will be accepted, with penalty, up to one week (5 days) after the
assignment is due. For each day the assignment is late, students will lose 2 points from the assignment. After the 5 days is up, late work will not be accepted and will be counted as a zero (0) in the grade book. The only exception to this is if a student has an excused absence on file with the attendance office.

Course Scope & Sequence Spanish II builds on the knowledge students acquired in Spanish I and serves as a foundation for Spanish III. Throughout the year we will be exploring many different topics, themes, ideas, and concepts tied generally to the geography of the Spanish-speaking world, cultural expression, identity, and personal values while developing our Spanish grammar skills and fluency. Please know that the outline below is absolutely subject to change. Course Alignment & StandardsInternational Baccalaureate & Common Core State Standards

International Baccalaureate

The course will specifically reflect and assess the IB Language B (Language Acquisition) objectives, which revolve around four central criterion: oral communication, visual interpretation, reading comprehension, and writing. The oral communication criterion encompasses all aspects of listening and speaking. It refers to enabling the student to construct meaning through the process of internalizing meaning and articulating thoughts using speech in a variety of ways in the target language. The visual interpretation objective involves the student in interpreting and constructing meaning from visual text to understand how images presented with oral and written text interact to convey ideas, values and attitudes.

The reading comprehension objective refers to enabling the student to construct meaning from written text by making inferences and interpretations. Engaging with text requires the student to think creatively and critically about what is read, and to be aware of opinions, attitudes and cultural references presented in the text. The writing criterion, relating to the developmental process of writing, enables students to organize and express thoughts, feelings, ideas, opinions and information in writing, write for specific purposes and develop accuracy when writing in the target language. Targeted Skills/Student Outcomes In addition to applying global contexts to every lesson and driving students to be conscious of the IB Learner Profile, students will improve their performance skills in a number of target areas. These skills will be assessed through in-class and homework assignments, formative assessments, and summative assessments. Target skills come directly from the IB Assessment Criteria and the Common Core State Standards.
IB CRITERIA Spanish 1 Quarter 1 Students will be able to: understand and respond to simple, short spoken texts communicate information in a limited range of everyday situations identify basic messages presented in simple visual texts identify basic facts in simple written texts (all quarters) communicate information in a limited range of everyday situations (all quarters) Students will be able to: request and provide information in a limited range of everyday situations use language appropriate to a very limited range of interpersonal and cultural contexts identify main ideas and supporting details in simple visual texts presented with spoken and/or written text understand and respond to simple written texts Students will be able to: use some aspects of register in formal and informal oral communication use basic vocabulary accurately identify specific information, ideas, opinions and attitudes presented in simple visual text with spoken and/or written text understand and respond to simple written texts use language appropriate to a very limited range of interpersonal and cultural contexts Students will be able to: interact in simple and rehearsed exchanges using comprehensible pronunciation and intonation/correct tone. COMMON CORE SSL: Interpretive Communication (Standard 1.2) Demonstrate comprehension of content from authentic audio and visual resources. SSL: Interpretive Communication (Standard 1.2) Monitor comprehension and use other sources to enhance understanding. SSL: Comparisons: Cultures (Standard 4.2) - Compare and reflect on products, practices, and/or perspectives of the target culture(s) and ones own culture. SSL: Interpretive Communication (Standard 1.2) Derive meaning from expressions found in culturally authentic texts. Cultures: Practices and Products (Standards 2.1 and 2.2) - Compare and reflect on products, practices, and/or perspectives of the target culture(s).

Spanish 1 Quarter 2

Spanish 1 Quarter 3

SSL: Interpretive Communication (Standard 1.2) Identify the distinguishing features (e.g. type of resource, intended audience, purpose) of authentic written and aural texts. SSL: Cultures: Practices and Products (Standards 2.1 and 2.2) - Compare and reflect on products, practices, and/or perspectives of the target culture(s).

Spanish 1 Quarter 4

SSL: Interpretive Communication (Standard 1.2) Understand the purpose of a message and point of view of its author.

understand and respond to simple visual texts. understand and use basic language conventions accurately.

SSL: Cultures: Practices and Products (Standards 2.1 and 2.2) - Compare and reflect on products, practices, and/or perspectives of the target culture(s).

Assignments & Interventions AssignmentsStudents will complete daily and weekly assignments every quarter. We will spend inclass time discussing and preparing for pivotal oral, visually-based, reading, and writing tasks in each quarter. These major graded assignments throughout the year will include individual and group projects, short research projects that yield both spoken and written work, reflections, and oral presentations. Growth on skills will be measured throughout the year and will be included in assessment grades.

Make-up Work Students will have access to make up work, so long as they hold themselves

accountable for following up with me after absences. A tutoring session or one-on-one meeting might be encouraged following a number of absences and a sequence of missed work. Students and parents are encouraged to check Student Portal on a regular basis in order to stay current with assigned work, student grades, and attendance. Students are welcome to conference with their teacher during scheduled tutoring times.

HomeworkHomework will be assigned a number of times throughout the week. Should a student need
assistance, I am available outside of class. Assessment Throughout the unit students will complete assessments that reflect a students standing in all four IB objective areas. Students will complete an assessment near the end of each quarter in which students demonstrate understanding of the unit. Assessments will be graded using the IB Assessment Criterion, before which students will always receive a rubric. Students will also have one-on-one conferences with their teacher every quarter as part of course reflection and goal setting. During the conferences, data from all formative and summative assessments will be tracked and measured to aid in the goal setting segment of the conference. Grading Policy Grades will be based primarily on students performance on IB assessment criteria. Additional credit is given for work completion, improvement and revision, and student reflection. Grades for major assessments will be first awarded on the IB rubric (scaled 0-7), and then converted into percentages for entry into the online Gradebook. Course grades will be broken up into the following categories and percentages: Class Points/Participation 40% Daily/Weekly Assignments 35% Assessments/Projects 25%

Final course grades will be determined using the following scale: IB Rubrics 0 50% 1 57% 2 67% 3 74% 4 80% 5 86% 6 92% 7 96% 8 100%


90-100% 80-89% 70-79% 60-69% 0-59%

Opportunities to recover missing work, submit late work, or revise various assignments are available. Please talk to Ms. Kooser if you are having trouble completing work or need extra time. Each grade-level team also offers after-school tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays in the Learning Centers located on each floor. Parents can check student grades remotely through CPSs Parent Portal at: Please contact the main office to receive your PIN number if you do not already have one. Clemente Expectations & Policies Clemente Tardy PolicyThree tardies in Spanish II will result in a phone call home and an after-school detention. If a student fails to attend the detention, progressive measures will be followed with Saturday detention and the possibility of suspension.

Electronic DevicesCell phones, iPods, CD players, headphones, and other electronic devices are not
allowed in class. Students who have these devices in class will be directed to security staff. Escalating consequences will be issued for repeated infractions or if a student refuses to surrender the electronic device. Secure storage is available in the lobby cell phone lockers. on a school lanyard around their necks. Proper attire prohibits shorts or skirts that are shorter than arms length, pajamas, slippers, open-toed shoes, jackets, and hats/headgear. All General Expectations and Policies will adhere to the CPS Student Code of Conduct.

Attire and IDsIn accordance with Clemente policy, all students must be in proper attire and wear IDs

Spanish I
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