Evelyn Jiménez ap spanish Language



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Evelyn Jiménez

AP Spanish Language

ejimenez1@cps.edu

773-534-8600


Course Description

¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español nivel avanzado en lenguaje!

Spanish AP is an advanced level program that is conducted in Spanish. This class is designed for the student who has mastered the fundamentals of the Spanish language and is ready to apply his or her ability in a wide variety of subject areas. By the end of this course, students will complete a comprehensive study of the Spanish language by strengthening and incorporating Spanish listening, writing, reading, and conversational skills.

This course will prepare the student for the Advance Placement Examination for Spanish Language as well as focus on the Jones College Prep targeted instructional area of critical thinking. Critical thinking is the well reasoned, problem solving process where one examines evidence and decides what to believe, communicate or do.

Course objectives:

• Develop project activities individually and groups

• Review of grammar and assigned readings

• Read selected Spanish and Latin American readings

• Read selected newspaper and magazine articles

• Develop project activities individually and groups

• Development of advanced listening, writing and conversational skills though class expositions and assignments

• Submission of writing activities in a timely manner (assignments must be hand written in blue/black ink)

• Satisfactory completion of given objectives through the duration of the AP course.

• Learning and better understanding of the Spanish language

• Satisfactory completion of the AP Language class

• Students are expected to take the AP Spanish Language exam in May.


Student Textbooks:

Textbook Autors Una vez más James H. Couch, Rebecca D. McCann, Carmel Rodríguez Walter,Angel RubioMaroto

ISBN: 0801309719

Triángulo Barbara Gatski andJohn McMullan

ISBN: 1877653896

Various Readings for Spanish and Latin American Authors, magazines, newspaper articles, internet
Language Lab: Students will be required to complete language lab assignments on a weekly basis.
Quizzes: will be given throughout the year, some will be announced and some will not. Study and be prepared everyday.
Online:

Students will access the following websites throughout the year to help support the curriculum in every aspect of the language.

1. http://www.trinity.e du/mstroud/grammar/

2. http://www.colby.edu/~bknelson/exercises/

3. http://telemundo.yahoo.com/

4. http://latino.aol.com/

5. www.cnn.com/espanol/

6. www.bbcmundo.com

7. www.nacion.com

8. www.un.org/radio/es/

9. www.nuevoshorizontes.org/


Month

Objective

Una Vez Más

Tríangulo

Class Activities

Reading

September

Overview of the

class & expectations

Overview of the

exam format &

rubrics.

Evaluate the level of

every student and

identify their needs

Start review of

grammar


Topic of the month:

El hogar y la

familia


Chapter 1

Complete the

various

activities for



homework

Chapter 1

Complete the

various activities

in class


23

minute


presentation “Mi

familia y yo”

Debate


Los quehaceres

domésticos: ¿De

quién es la

responsabilidad?

La noticia del

día: Bring to

class an current issue in the

media.


Las medias

rojas, Emilia

Pardo Bazán

La condición,

Margarita

Tavera Rivera


October

Focus on Writing

formal and informal

Grammar: The past

tenses


Topic of the month:

La salud y bienestar



Chapter 2

Complete the

various

activities for



homework

Chapter 2

Complete the

various activities

in class


Debate: ¿Quién

recibe el

corazón?

Debate: La

eutanancia

Watch movie, El



mar adentro

Start of journal

entries

Informal writing



assessment

Newspaper

article on the

donation of

organs


Newspaper

article on

euthanasia


November

November


Continued

Continue with

formal and informal

writing

Focus on formal and



informal speaking

Grammar: The future and

conditional

Topic of the month:

El medio ambiente


Chapter 3

Complete the

various

activities for



homework

Chapter 3

Complete the

various activities

in class


Debate: ¿Quién

recibe la

gasoline?

Continue journal

entries

Do simulated conversations in



Language Lab

Formal writing

assessment

Group


presentation on

several topics

relating to El

medio ambiente

1st quarter

grammar


assessment

Baby HP, Juan

José Arreola

Mi caballo

Mago, Sabine

Ulibarrí


December

Continue with

formal and informal

writing & speaking

Grammar: The

rules of accent

marks & El

subjuntivo

Topic of the month:

El turismo


Chapter 4

Complete the

various

activities for



homework

Chapter 4

Complete the

various activities

in class


Individual

presentation on

¿Cómo se hace o

prepara ______?

Using the

subjuntive

Continue with

journal entries

Work on formal

presentations in

the language lab

Informal writing

assessment

Debate: Planear

una estación

turística



Vuelva Usted

mañana,

Mariano José

Larra

Magazine



article, El

turismos en

España

January

Continue with

formal and informal

writing & formal

and informal

speaking

Grammar:

Continue with rules

of accent marks

Focus on the Fill in

with roots

Semester Exam –a

previous AP exam

Topic of the month:

El ocio


Review of

chapter 14

Complete the

various


activities in

class


Chapter 5

Complete the

various activities

in class and some

for homework


Continue with

journal entries

Work on

informal and

formal

presentations in



Lab and record

them for


semester grade

Work on

strategies for

paragraph

completion with

root word

1st semester assessment


Choc Mool,

Carlos Fuentes



February

February


Continued

Continue with

formal and informal

writing & speaking

Focus on formal

paragraph

completion with and

without root words

Focus on Listening

activities

Grammar: articles,

subject/noun

agreements,

pronouns,

demonstratives

Topic of the month:

El próximo y La

inmigración


Chapters 57

Complete the

various

activities in



class

Chapter 9

Complete the

various activities

in class and some

for homework


Continue with

journal entries

Paragraph

completion

assessment

Language Lab

speaking

activities

Language Lab

listening

activities

Start Topic on

immigration

Debate: La

inmigración

Students to start

a project on

immigrants from

various Latin

American


Counties

Cajas de

carton


(students to

read for


homework)

Read a few

newspaper and

magazine


articles

regarding

immigration

issues


March

Continue with all aspects of exam.

Focus on reading

and formal and

formal presentation

Grammar:

exclamations,

questions,

pronouns,

adjectives, adverbs

Topic of the month:

El Deporte


Chapter 912

Complete the

various

activities in



class

Chapter 6

Complete the

various activities

in class and some

for homework


Continue with

journal entries

Students will

present projects

on immigration

Language Lab

listening

assessment

3rd quarter

grammar


assessment

Movie El Norte

Debate: ¿Qué

deporte es

major?


Article:

Students will

read an article

of choice from:

http://deportes

.aol.com/

Reading: Para

vos Atleta,

Miguel


Sánchez

April

Continue with all

aspects of AP exam

Grammar: Review

of all grammar

Topic of the month:

La educación

Understanding the AP exam and the

rubrics


Review all

grammar


(most will be

done by the

student

following a



teacher created study

guide)


Chapter 7

Complete the

various activities

in class and some

for homework


Formal and

informal


speaking

assessment (early

in month)

Journal entry

Debate: ¿Qué programas se

van a eliminar?

AP exam

assessment: Give

a previous exam


Dos palabras,

Isabel Allende

AP style readings

with questions



May

Final review of AP

exam


Take the AP

Spanish Language

Exam May 4th

Topic-TBA






Chapter 8

Complete the

various activities

in class


Final in class

AP

practice activities



Review

transparencies of

various Latin

American Art

Students to start

research project

on selected Latin

American or

Spanish Artist

Students start

presenting


Students will work on projects. And

will read all

necessary material

for their

presentations.


June

Topic: Latin American

Film








Buena Vista Social Club

Students will

read various

movie reviews




Course Evaluation

Grades will be based on the following:

Exams/Quizzes (includes mid and final exams) 25%

Homework 15%

Essays 25%

Participation/Class Activities 25%

Language Lab 10%

Final Exams and Semester Grade

You will receive a midterm exam at the end of your 1st semester and a final exam at the end of your 2nd semester. These exams will be part of your points for the semester grade.
Extra credit will be given but has to be earned! You may earn extra credit by working hard and first completing all of your assigned work.


Classroom Policies:

1. All students are expected to arrive on time to class with their textbook and all required materials. Students will not be permitted to go to their locker during class time. When the bell rings, every student is expected to be in his/her seat and ready for class. Each time a student is tardy, a report will be made for the infraction and points will be deducted from their participation grade. If a class assignment is not completed due to the lack of required materials, you will not be allowed to make it up, you will receive a zero.


2. Homework will be given in class and posted on the Jones website. Even if it is not posted it is your responsibility to write the assignments during class. Homework must be turned in by its due date. Failure to submit homework will result in a zero. Students may not leave the class to get their homework. Every assignment and note taking activity must be labeled and dated clearly. No label no credit this is key to your organization and mine. Please bring your notebook to class everyday.
3. Respect: Please be respectful to yourself, your classmates and your teacher. Speaking out of turn in class is not allowed since it can be disruptive to your classmates and your teacher. Always raise your hand and don’t interrupt your teacher or classmate(s) while they are speaking. You will receive a warning first and if the talking continues, you will receive an infraction and your parents will be notified.

4. Late work will be accepted at 50%, unless you have an excused absence or an arrangement has been made with me. If you have an excused absence, you will be able to make up homework, test, quiz, etc. It is your responsibility to obtain the homework given during your absence from the homework website. Your work is due upon your return to class, this includes homework and projects. In the case of quizzes and tests, it will also be your responsibility to arrange with me the best time for you to make it up. Again I advise you check the homework website since all quizzes and tests will be posted, with the exception of Bell Ringers.

5. Tests and quizzes will always be announced in advance so that you have plenty of time to prepare. You will have pop quizzes which will not be announced and for which you are expected to prepare for. As mentioned above, if you are absent on the day of a scheduled test or quiz, you are expected to make the necessary arrangements with me to make it up.

6. As an Advanced Placement class, you will be expected to not only complete the necessary assignments but to study outside of class. This class will be conducted 100% in Spanish and you are expected to participate on a regular basis, this is how your participation grade is earned. Remember that the only way to become fluent in a language is by using it as much as you can. This will also be the best practice you will receive to achieve success in the AP Spanish Language Exam.

7. No gum, candy, beverages, or food allowed in class, ever. Please refer to the student handbook.

8. Academic Dishonesty is taken very seriously at Jones and in this class. Any plagiarism/cheating on an exam, test, quiz, class or homework assignment will result in a “Zero” and notification will be made to the disciplinarian and parents (see student handbook). Please be aware that the use of the internet is encouraged in this class as a tool, not as your primary source for the completion of an assignment (by this I mean cutting and pasting). You are also not allowed to use an online translator to translate a whole document. This is considered plagiarism. You may only use a translator as a source, on a word to word basis only.

9. Students are expected to keep all electronic devices off and out of sight. Failure to do so will result in confiscation and a call home (see student handbook).

10. As you know, the curriculum in the AP Spanish Language class is extensive. Your attendance is very important.

Please understand that these policies are in your best interest and are designed to help you succeed in this class and on your AP exam.
Grading Scale:

92-100= A

83-94= B

74-87= C


65-80= D

Below 65 = F

Extra credit will be given but has to be earned! You earn extra credit by working hard and doing all your work.
AS A STUDENT IN THIS CLASS:

I know and understand the grading scale and course evaluation

I know and understand that completing all required assignments and daily class participation is required to successfully complete the AP Spanish Language exam in May

I know and understand the classroom policies


Course Evaluation

Grades will be based on the following:

Tests/Quizzes 25%

Homework 15%

Essays 25%

Participation/Class Activities 25%

Language Lab 10%
A: Indicates learning at the highest level. The student not only has demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the material with breadth and depth of understanding. An A indicates work that has gone above and beyond the expectations of an assignment.

B: The student not only has demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the material but also applies to the material. The student will be able, on occasion, to demonstrate an ability to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate the material.

C: The student has demonstrated a basic knowledge and understanding of the material and some ability to apply it.

D: The student has demonstrated a limited knowledge and limited understanding of the material and is not able to apply much of it.

F: The student has not demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the material, and therefore is not able to apply it.

Questions/ Concerns

In order for a student to receive extra help the student must be engaged in class. Students can set up appointment with me in class or via email. Parents may inquire about their child’s grades via email or in writing and I will do my best to respond within 48 school hours.
I have read the Syllabus for my Spanish class and discussed it with my teacher. I have also discussed my responsibilities pertaining to the class with my parent(s).

I will spend this year striving to achieve the best, and am willing to put forth all the effort possible to excel.


Student’s Signature______________________

Date



Parent/Guardian Signature ___________________

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