• COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Spanish for Spanish Speakers 3-4 Honors, is the second year of language study for Spanish-speaking students. The Honors level with Ms. Fadel is conducted at a Pre-AP (Advanced Placement) level according to student production of the target language by aligning with AP Spanish Language and Culture curriculum to prepare students for the AP examination the following year.  It also incorporates literature elements in order to expose students with a preliminary practice of the AP Spanish Literature and Culture course. This course is designed to build proficiency at the pre-advanced level using the three modes of communication from the ACTFL standards: Interpersonal, Presentational, and Interpretive communication. Language, literature, and culture will be taught simultaneously and will be disseminated through the following five C’s of World Languages standards:

     

    COMMUNICATION: Communicate in Languages Other Than English

    CULTURE: Gain Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures

    CONNECTIONS: Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information

    COMPARISONS: Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

    COMMUNITIES: Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home & Around the World

     

    MATERIALS REQUIRED                                                

    • Pencils, pens, binder, and a spiral notebook
    • WCP Student Planner
    • ¡Qué chévere! Español avanzado / Abriendo paso Temas y lecturas

     

    GRADING POLICY

    Semester Grade-

    • 20% practice (participation, work completion).
    • 80% performance (unit exams, quizzes, presentations, listening and speaking activities, projects).

    Final semester Grade-          

    • 1st Semester = 80%
    • Final Exams = 20%

    Total= 100%

    Grading Scale-

    90 – 100% =A                    80 – 89% =B                       70 – 79% =C                       60 – 69% =D                       59% and below =F

    • Your grade will consist of in-class work through formative and summative assessments that will be achieved through daily participation, work completion, oral presentations, individual and group collaboration.
    • Daily work completion is required as it will be awarded a grade based on 100% completion. If assignments are not completed 100%, you will not receive full credit.  Overall, completing all assignments is key to your semester grade success.
    • All homework assignments are due at the beginning of class the day after they are assigned unless otherwise announced. Any questions or concerns about a homework assignment need to be discussed with Mrs. Fadel before due time.  If you choose not to discuss this with anticipation, you will accept no credit 

     

    MAKE-UP POLICY

    • Students will inform Ms. Fadel of known future absences. Upon return to class, students will retrieve any make-up work from Ms. Fadel or assigned area, will complete the work, and will place it in corresponding class tray/basket within three school days in order to receive full credit for the work.
    • It is YOUR responsibility to make sure your absent make-up work is completed and turned in by the due time, otherwise at Ms. Fadel’s discretion you will lose the possible points of the assignment.
    • It is also YOUR responsibility to complete and turn in all assignments by the due time, otherwise at Ms. Fadel’s discretion you will lose the possible points of the assignment.
    • Retakes are available on any summative assessment. Students are required to thoroughly prepare before doing the retake by working on corrections of any missed learning targets and within two weeks of initial assessment.
    • Accommodations and modifications will be included according to the needs of any student with an IEP or 504 Plan.
    • There will be limited extra credit opportunities each semester. Students must work on extra credit outside of class.
    • Parents will receive progress reports via parent portal (ParentVue) as well as progress reports via US mail every three weeks. Parents are encouraged to access ParentVue at least once a weekly basis.

     

    TITLE 1 PROGRAM

    Academic tutoring and test preparation is available to all students. Additional support for passing classes and graduating on time is the intent of these services.  Support through Title I funding is available in the areas of: Math, Reading and English.  If interested, please contact Principal Mr. Keoni Dang, for additional information at (602)764-9600.

     

    ATTENDANCE POLICY

    “Absent” is defined as nonattendance in an assigned class or activity for more than one-half of the period. (PUHSD Governing Board Policy J-1561 JHR).  “Tardy” is defined as not being in the assigned class or activity when the tardy bell has finished ringing. (PUHSD Governing Board Policy J-1561 JHR).  Students may fail the class for the semester in any course when reaching a total of 12 excused/unexcused absences and after school documented interventions have been exhausted. (Student Procedures Handbook page 22) 

     

    CELL PHONE POLICY

    This is the policy for all students who are enrolled in a World Language class.  All students will have this form signed by a parent or guardian and return the form by _______________________, 20_____.

    • Cell phones are NOT to be out for ANY reason during class (not even for checking time or responding to parents).
    • A student caught with a cell phone in hand will turn the phone over to the teacher immediately without further distractions to the class.
    • A cell phone that interrupts the learning environment may be turned over to the teacher without further distractions to the class.
    • First offense will result in a verbal and written warning.
    • Second offense will result in the cell phone/electronic device to be turned over to Ms. Fadel immediately without any distractions.  From there after, the student will be obligated to turn in his/her cell phone to Ms. Fadel at the beginning of each daily class and will receive it back at the end of each class for the rest of the semester duration. 
    • Backpacks will remain under desk on the floor or behind desk on the back of chair during class and not on students’ lap or on desk.

     

    ID POLICY

    All students are expected to wear their IDs at all times.  IDs are required to access many school services, including the World Language computer lab.  Students who violate this expectation may be subject to disciplinary action.

     

     

     

    CLASS EXPECTATIONS

    I welcome you and expect you to have a fun and successful year en la clase de español.  I can only hold positive and high expectations for you in class.  For this reason, I have a Pass Only (No Fail) expectation that requires you to pass my class without exceptions.  This will be accomplished by you and me working hard and together every single day.  I will simply not allow you to fail and expect you to come to my class every day on time, participate fully, and work diligently en la clase de español.  Please make a commitment with yourself and plan to do your best. ¡Sí se puede!

    Be and do the best you can.

    Come to my class every single day and on time.

    Participate fully and work diligently. 
    Respect our class by respecting yourself, your peers, your teacher, and your classwork.

     

    CLASS RULES

    1. I respect myself, my teacher, and my peers.
    2. I sit immediately and work diligently until dismissed.
    3. I participate actively and contribute positively.
    4. I withhold my cell phone/device use while I am in class.
    5. I consume food and beverages outside of class.

     

    CLASSROOM PROCEDURES

    • Class begins when the bell rings, you need to be seated and already working on bell work posted on the board.
    • The teacher, NOT the bell, dismisses the class at the end of the period.  Remain seated and work until dismissal.
    • If you need to leave the room or sharpen a pencil while class is in session, please wait for an appropriate moment and ask en español.  At her discretion, Ms. Fadel reserves the right to decline your request to leave.
    • If you are in need of a pen/pencil, you may exchange your ID for one and will return it before leaving class.
    • If you finish your work early, raise your hand and wait quietly for further instructions from Ms. Fadel.

     

    ¡Bienvenido y Bienvenida! We will have an exciting and productive year, I’m happy to have you en la clase de español!  ☺