The curriculum for this course is consistent with the New York State Syllabus:
Modern Languages for Communication: Checkpoint B
In this course, the development of the four essential skills of language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing, continues to be the major objective.
Speaking: Question/Answer activities Prepared presentations Unrehearsed situations Pair/Group work Dialogues/Monologues
Listening: Authentic audio and video segments Conversations Student presentations Classroom directions and explanations.
Reading: Authentic materials (ads, schedules, articles, cultural realia) Short paragraphs, novelettes, stories, etc.
Writing: Letters, essays, paragraphs, homework, class activities, online resources
Particular emphasis is given to the topics of:
- Personal Identification
- Travel (Transportation, Lodging, Camping)
- Community and Neighborhood
- Physical Environment
- Health and Welfare
- Earning a Living
Topics not specifically taught this year are included in discussions, review material, listening comprehension and reading comprehension exercises.
This course will culminate with Checkpoint B level exam.
The textbook covers 8 units:
- Memorable outdoor experiences and competitions.
- Health and nutrition.
- Relationships with friends and family.
- Jobs and volunteer work.
- Careers, professions, and technology.
- Interactions between different cultures.
- Rights and responsibilities at home and in school.
To develop an appreciation and understanding of Spanish language and culture and develop a global awareness, expanding knowledge of other cultures.
To continue to improve skills in the following functions: Socializing, Providing and Obtaining Information, Expressing Feelings and Persuasion.
To further develop the four skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing with the major objective of communicating in Spanish.
To prepare for successful completion of Spanish 3.
Have a POSITIVE attitude and make positive contributions.
Be present and prompt.
Have all materials (workbook, notebook, pen, paper, notes, homework)
Submit all assignments in a timely fashion.
Be on task
Be respectful and responsible to yourself, others and property.
Be quiet and pay attention to announcements.
All school rules apply concerning food/drink, wearing hats and use of cell phones
Meet with me immediately after a class absence to make up all work.
Students will earn grades towards the determination of a quarter grade every ten weeks.
A variety of assignments will be assigned and consist of the following:
Exams - Mid-Term Exam (Cumulative) - 20% of 2nd Quarter Ave.
- Final Regents Exam - 20% of Final Average
Quizzes - on current material, notes, homework, vocabulary
- may be unannounced
Class Participation - being on time, on task and contributing to class
- having all materials for class
- spontaneous speech during class in Spanish
- asking and answering questions in Spanish
Homework - At the end of the week
- late assignments receive half credit