• Spanish II Pre AP - Syllabus

     

    Carnegie Vanguard High School

    2020 - 2021

    Description

     

    The Spanish II class provides the students with the opportunity to reinforce and build on the basic skills acquired in Spanish I. Students will strengthen their communicative skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing under everyday life situations. Continuous Spanish learning requires being exposed to large amounts of the new language and getting accustomed to communicate in that language. Students will be expected to make every attempt to communicate in Spanish during class.

    Through the acquisition of the Spanish Language, students will have the chance to explore how they may use Spanish in the future either for personal enjoyment or as a tool to open more professional opportunities.

     

    Goals (*)

    • Communication: The student communicates in Spanish using the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
    • Culture: The student gains knowledge and understanding of Hispanic culture.
    • Connections: The student uses Spanish to make connections with other subject areas and acquired information.
    • Comparisons: The student develops insight into the nature of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture by comparing the student’s own language and culture to another.
    • Communities: The student participates in their own community and around the world using the Spanish language.

     

    (*) These goals are the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) for LOTE (Languages Other Than English) novice level.

     

     

    Grading Categories and Weights:

    IMPORTANT!!! For This course (Spanish II) you must complete your homework, projects, evaluation and class work in order to pass the class and get your credit for Spanish II.

     

     

    CATEGORY

    WEIGHT

     

    Assignments

     

     

    Homework, classwork, etc…

     

     

    50 %

     

     

    Formative assessment

     

     

    Quizzes, presentation etc…

     

    30%

     

    Summative assessment

     

     

    Exams, projects etc..

    20%

     

     

    100 %

     

      

    Class Materials

     

    This is essential in order to ensure you are prepared, organized, and successful in this class!

    • Textbook online “¡AVANCEMOS! 2”
    • Pencil and pen (blue/black)
    • Paper to take notes (notebook, binders, etc.…)
    • Student laptop

     

    Online Resources

     

    • HUB
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Flipgrid, Quizizz, Quizlet, edpuzzle

      

    Class rules

     

    Teacher and students will acknowledge and follow all the guidelines and rules define in the HISD Code of Conduct.

     

    Late Work

    The class will have a two days late work policy with a maximum late grade of 70.

     

    • The two days are school days not calendar days.
    • Zeros will be issued following the two-day period.

     

    Make-up Work

     

    A student will be given the opportunity to make up work missed due to an absence. It is the responsibility of the student to request and complete any missed assignments promptly. If a student will be absent more than three (3) days in a row, a parent or guardian should contact the teachers for assignments. Students have 3 school days for every one (1) day of absence, excluding college visits, to make up work. 

     

     

    Re-take policy

     

    Please refer to the CVHS Retake Policy: http://www.houstonisd.org/Page/96290 and:

     

      • Not to exceed 2 retakes per grading cycle
      • Student must request the retake and complete it within one week of grade posted at the time and day schedule by the teacher.
      • Retakes are ONLY for quizzes and exams: end of lesson quiz and end of chapter exam. No other assignments or assessments could be retaken.
      • Student must fill out a retake form to request it.   The form would be posted on the HUB and Teams.
      • If there are multiple retakes or other academic commitments on the same day, it is the student’s responsibility to reschedule with the teacher in advance
      • No shows count as a taken retake

       

     Questions, Comments, …Need Help?

    You may contact me at:   E-mail: vvence@houstonisd.org 

     

     

    Calendar (Tentative)

     

    Otoño 2020

    SEMANA

    UNIDADES Y CAPÍTULOS

    Semana 1 - 3

    Preliminar: Mis amigos y yo (FLORIDA)

    Review

    • Definite and indefinite articles
    • Subject pronoun
    • Verb Ser
    • Adjectives
    • Verb tener
    • Verb gustar
    • Ir + a + place
    • Verb Ser or Estar
    • Regular present tense verbs
    • Stem change verbs

     

    Semana 4 – 5

    Semana 6 - 8

    UNIDAD 1: ¡A CONOCER NUEVOS LUGARES! (COSTA RICA)

    Capítulo 1: Vamos de viaje

    Capítulo 2: Cuéntame de tus vacaciones

     

    Semana 9 – 10

    Semana 11 - 13

    UNIDAD 2: ¡SOMOS SALUDABLES! (ARGENTINA)

    Capítulo 1: La Copa Mundial

    Capítulo 2: ¿Qué vamos hacer?

     

    Semana 14 – 15

    Semana 16 - 17

    UNIDAD 3: ¡VAMOS DE COMPRAS! (PUERTO RICO)

    Capítulo 1: ¿Cómo me queda?

    Capítulo 2: Filmamos en el mercado

    Semana 18

    Examen Final del Semestre

     

    Primavera 2021

    SEMANA

    UNIDADES Y CAPÍTULOS

     

    Semana 1 – 2

    Semana 3 – 4

    UNIDAD 4: CULTURA ANTIGUA, CIUDAD MODERNA (MEXICO)

    Capítulo 1: Una leyenda mexicana

    Capítulo 2: México antiguo y moderno

     

    Semana 5 – 6

    Semana 7 - 8

    UNIDAD 5: ¡A COMER! (ESPAÑA)

    Capítulo 1: ¡Qué rico!

    Capítulo 2: ¡Buen provecho!

     

    Semana 9 – 10

    Semana 11 - 12

    UNIDAD 6: ¿TE GUSTA EL CINE? (ESTADOS UNIDOS)

    Capítulo 1: ¡Luces, cámara, acción!

    Capítulo 2: ¡Somos estrellas!

    Semana 13 – 14

    Semana 14 - 15

    UNIDAD 7: SOY PERIODISTA (REPUBLICA DOMENICANA)

    Capítulo 1:Nuestro periódico escolar

    Capítulo 2: Somos familia

     Semana 16 – 17

    UNIDAD 8:NUESTRO FUTURO (ECUADOR)

    Capítulo 1: El mundo de hoy

    Capítulo 2: En el futuro

    Semana 18

    Examen Final del Semestre