INMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL
6th GRADE SPANISH
Tutorial for all Spanish learners: Sra. Durán’s students every Monday 4:00 – 4:45 pm. For Sra. Trujillo’s students every Tuesday 7:30-8:15am.
Text: “Avancemos” A & B ( $60 cost to replace book). These books will be used ONLY in class.
The course is designed to introduce the student to foreign language learning. Instruction focuses on comprehensible, written and spoken Spanish. Students will also be exposed to the geography and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world which is increasingly important to the global community.
v Students will be able to understand all forms of greetings in Spanish and will be able to use them.
v Count 1-1,000.000
v Know the colors
v Understand the concept of gender in Spanish grammar, masculine and feminine
v Express likes and dislikes
v Students will have a basic vocabulary covering many action words, body,food, clothing, family, locations in the neighborhood and describing words. They will also learn verbs such as: ser/estar, tener, ir, regular verbs ending in –ar,-er and –ir. The students will also be introduced to irregular stem-changing verbs and direct object pronouns.
v Students will be able to change action words depending on who is doing the action ( I, he/she/we)
v Students will be exposed to common weather conditions, know the days of the week, months, seasons and be able to tell time.
v Students will be able to map the Spanish-speaking countries and know their names and capitals.
You can greatly assist with the student coming to class prepared and organized. You can help your child review for a test, quiz or project, who knows, you might learn some Spanish on the way!! J Acknowledgement of detention, discipline notices and late work will be appreciated.
Assignments will be posted daily at the school website. Please make sure you check this website daily for assignments..
1. 3-ring notebook with 4 dividers labeled :
v Class work
v Culture and class handouts
2. Composition notebook (will be used daily as note taking tool, grammar and other pertinent information).
3. Spanish-English dictionary
4. Pens, pencils, erasers, paper
v 30% CLASSWORK/PARTICIPATION
v 25% TESTS
v 10% QUIZZES
v 25% PROJECTS
v 10% HOMEWORK
Grading scale for the Atlanta Public School System:
v 90-100 A
v 80-89 B
v 70-79 C
v 69 & below F
*An effective and successful class must be based on four essential aspects: RESPECT, HONESTY, EFFORT, and DISCIPLINE (RHED).
Discipline is a must for the sake of the instruction and that of yourself and your classmates: You are a young adult and should behave as one.
*Tardies: Being on time – and that means SEATED when the bell rings – is of the utmost importance. When you are late, you disrupt the class and miss instruction. You will have one freebie, after that, EVERY UNEXCUSED TARDY will result in ONE DETENTION to be served.
*Homework: There will be homework every single day, either a WRITTEN or a STUDY assignment. If home learning is not done on the due date, the student will have a chance to turn in LATE HOMEWORK for 50% which will be averaged with tests, quizzes, class participation, and other grades to determine the final grade.
*All papers must be legible, written in blue or black ink, and headed in the following manner (in the upper right-hand corner): ** If the student’s name is NOT on the paper, student will receive 5pts. Less .
LAST NAME, first name
Date ( in Spanish)
20 de Agosto 2008
***** All other assignments such as class work and projects will adhere to the same criteria as Homework.
TEACHER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY THIS SYLLABUS BASED UPON STUDENTS’ NEEDS.