Ms. Lisette's Middle School Spanish

                                

                                           
                                           
                                           SPANISH CLASS 2016 – 2017

BLESSED SACRAMENT JESUIT PREPARATORY SCHOOL

 Señora Lisette Erazo

lerazo@schoolblessedsacrament.org

School website: www.blessedsacrament school.org

 Hola, I have been teaching Spanish for over 16 years at schools   around Los Angeles, I have had the opportunity to teach children from Pre Kinder through eighth grade. My first degree is in Early Childhood Education. A few years ago, I decided to back to school to earn a second degree in Spanish with a minor in Latin American Culture.

 One of my interests include hiking. I also enjoy Latin Dancing, especially salsa – so much fun! I have two lovely daughters. Wendy, who graduated from Loyola Mary Mount University and Lisette Marie who graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena in now a Chef.

 Course Overiew

¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español! Welcome to the Spanish class! This year we are excited to introduce the Spanish language and culture. Students begin their introduction to Spanish by focusing on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy. Each unit consists of new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices, which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning become familiar with common vocabulary terms and phrase, comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns, participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts, analyze and compare cultural practices, products and of various Spanish-speaking countries, and take frequent assessments where their language progressions can be monitored. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTLF (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

 2. Objectives.

These objectives are based on the World Language Content Standards of the California Department of Education (Stage I and Stage II):

a) Contents: Students will begin and improve their ability to communicate in Spanish, addressing a wide variety of topics.

b) Communication: Students will develop their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Spanish.

c) Cultures: Students will acquire knowledge, appreciation of Latin American Countries, and others.

d) Structures: Students will study Spanish orthography, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics.

e) Settings: Students will understand social linguistic norms in order to communicate in real-world encounters.

4. Classroom Rules.

a. Respect yourself and each other: do not speak while others are speaking and treat others the way you wish to be treated.

b. Demonstrate high quality work: be prepared each and every day and complete all work to the best of your ability.

c. Be an active learner: keep on task, follow directions, and demonstrate enthusiasm for learning and a positive attitude.

5. Grade composition.

The final grade will be determined according to these grading criteria:

Participation: This plays a very important part in getting the most out of this class. Remember the following guidelines: active listening, volunteering for classroom activities, and being on task for all individual or group activities.

25%

Assessment: students will take a test every month (each two units).

25%

Classwork: the teacher will collect regularly activities that will be graded.

20%

Projects: Skits, Spanish Speaking Country Research Project, Family Album, Food Project,

20%

Homework

10%

 6. Grading Policy.

Grades follow the grading system put forth in the Blessed Sacrament grading method, equaling to 100% scale and letter grade.

 Grades are determined by converting percentages values into the corresponding letter grades according to the given scale, according to Blessed Sacrament Jesuit Preparatory Schoo

A

100 – 93 %

B+

92 – 90 %

B

89 - 87

B-

86 - 85

C+

84 - 80

C

79 - 75

C-

74 - 70

D

69 - 65

F

64 and Below

 

 

 Parental Strategies:

I am always available for questions or concerns. My preferred form of communication is email,  lerazo@schoolblessedsacrament.org
All homework, notices and grades will be posted online and in the classroom newsletter. Gradelink will be the most update resource to check grades.

 *As the teacher I reserve the right to add or make adjustments if needed. Students shall be informed in a timely manner if the event arises.

* Red folders is homework and yellow folders are classwork.

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We have reviewed the course syllabus and classroom procedures for Ms. Macias’s Class.

 

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