VICTORY EARLY COLLEGE Spanish III PreAP and IV AP. Room 214 Syllabus 2015-2016 Instructor: Roberto Carlos Jasso Tutorials: Tuesday 2:30-3:30 & 3:45-4:45 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.mrjaymaya2013.com School Phone Number: (281) 810-5675
BOOKS and RESOURCES: TEMAS from Vista Higher Learning ABRIENDO PASO Lectura and Gramática Various web sites related to different themes
EVALUATION: MAJOR GRADES-TESTS AND PROJECTS 60% DAILY WORK- 30% HOMEWORK- 10%
AP Courses are college level rigorous courses that will save you money and time when you attend college. Instead of paying a large amount of money for a college Spanish course, you can prepare yourself for this test and skip this expense and save time. The AP test scores go from 1 – 5 being 5 the highest score. Universities and colleges will accept a score of 3 or above depending on their policies.
YOU NEED TO BE AWARE THAT: 1.You will take the AP test in May. 2.You will have to take a teacher-made midterm and final exam. 3.You will be expected to take an active role towards your own learning. This is a rigorous course that will prepare you to take the AP Exam in May.
ABOUT THE AP TEST: The AP Test will have six parts. 50% of your test will consists of parts 1-5 and the remaining 50% will consist of your written essay. These are the 6 parts:
1.Spoken Interpersonal Communication- The student engages in spoken interpersonal communications. 2.Written Interpersonal Communication- The student engages in written interpersonal communications. 3.Interpretive Communication-The student synthesizes information from a variety of authentic audio, visual, and audiovisual resources. 4.Written and Print Interpretive Communication-The student synthesizes information from a variety of authentic written and print resources. 5.Presentational Communication- The student plans, produces, and presents spoken presentational communications 6.Written Presentational Communication-The student plans and produces written presentational communication. Demonstrate an understanding of the culture(s), incorporate interdisciplinary topics (Connections), make comparisons between the native language and the target language and between cultures (Comparisons), and use the target language in real-life settings (Communities).
COURSE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
The successful AP Spanish Language student will be able to: 1. Identify and summarize the main points and significant details and make appropriate inferences and predictions from a spoken source, such as a broadcast news report or a lecture on an academic or cultural topic related to the Spanish-speaking world.
2. Identify and summarize main points and important details and make appropriate inferences and predictions from a written text such as a newspaper or magazine article or contemporary literary excerpt.
3. Write a cohesive and coherent analytical or persuasive essay in reaction to a text or on a personal, academic, cultural or social issue, with control of grammar and syntax.
4. Describe, narrate, and present information on persuasive arguments on general topics with grammatical control and good pronunciation in an oral presentation of two or three minutes.
5. Use information from sources provided to present a synthesis and express an opinion.
6. Recognize cultural elements implicit in oral and written texts.
7. Interpret linguistic cues to infer social relationships.
8. Initiate, maintain, and close a conversation on a familiar topic.
9. Formulate questions to seek clarification or additional information.
10. Use language that is semantically and grammatically accurate according to a given context
YOU WILL GAIN PROFICIENCY BY DOING
Daily oral activities to build smoother, more spontaneous writing proficiency Daily reading Daily listening Daily speaking/communication with the teacher and fellow students in Spanish
ATTENDANCE It is expected that you attend class EVERYDAY. Attendance will be taken EVERYDAY and all school attendance policies will be adhered to. Excessive absences WILL negatively affect your performance, grade and comprehension of information provided.
MAKE UP WORK Make-up homework and class work will be expected from each student within five school days from the absence.
ABSENCES You are responsible for getting the work ahead of time (or upon your return) and must have the work ready to turn in within the allotted time frame (5 class meetings from the date of your return).
EXPECTATIONS, RULES AND PROCEDURES.
1.Arrive to class BEFORE the TARDY BELL rings EVERYDAY! 2.Express yourself in Spanish throughout the course on a daily basis. 3.READ, THINK, and WRITE extensively in Spanish. 4.Read short stories, news articles, and other works in Spanish. 5.Become proficient in the four language skills tested on the AP Exam: LISTENING COMPREHENSION, SPEAKING, READING, and WRITING. 6.Become familiar with different Spanish /Latin American customs and traditions. 7.Become proficient in using the language to deal with everyday situations. 8.BE SEATED WITH ALL OF YOUR MATERIALS AND BEGIN WORKING AS SOON AS YOU ENTER the CLASSROOM. 9.FOLLOW DIRECTIONS at all times!!! 10.INTEGRATE TECHNOLOGY to create and present projects. You will be given many opportunities to work on projects. 11.Use appropriate voice level to work: 1. Whisper, 2. One- one dialogue and 3. Speak up to address the class. 12.Work towards improving your Spanish. PEER UP with a NATIVE SPEAKER to help you. Your peer will also be your RESOURCE to help you become proficient. So make friends with native speakers and practice outside school every day!
BRING TO CLASS: NOTEBOOKS: Good organization of materials is essential for success in your Spanish class. Organize your binder like this: IN FRONT OF Divider #1: Plan del curso y otros papeles importantes (including papers signed by you, and parent or guardian
1. Evaluaciones 2. Diario y composiciones 3. Vocabulario 4. Gramática 5. Práctica de AP COURSE PLANNER The AP Spanish Language and Culture course is structured around six themes with different articles related to each theme. We will cover three themes each semester.
1. Las familias y las comunidades
2. La ciencia y la tecnología
3. La belleza y la estética
4. La vida contemporánea
5. Los desafíos mundiales
6. Las identidades personales y públicas
- There will be a Unit exam at the completion of each Theme/Unit. - There will be a mid-term exam in January - There will be a final exam in June. - The AP exam is taken in May
IF YOU ARE HAVING DIFFICULTIES WITH THE COURSE LOAD, IT IS YOUR RESPOSIBILITY TO COME SEE ME TO DEVISE A PLAN TO ASSIST YOU. DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK FOR HELP.