• Merrillville High School
    Course Scope & Sequence
     
     
    Department:
     World Languages
    Spanish III B
    Instructor: Monica DaCostaGomez

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    Course Expectations, Goals & Routines

    BIENVENIDOS a la clase de Español                               
     
    What will you need?

    ·        A spiral notebook and a folder or a binder with loose leaf paper

    1.        vocabulary lists

    2.      notes (including fill-in notes, and sheets that are half notes/half practice ONLY)

    3.      worksheets (including drills, practice, reviews, ponga, and video worksheets)

    4.      bell work and written book work (for this section, if you choose to use a spiral bound notebook to keep it all, that is PREFERRED)

    ·        Something to write with

    ·        Your Spanish book and workbook

    What will you do?

    ·    Be seated at your own desk by the time the bell rings (or it is a tardy)

    ·    Have your ID on (or it is a detention)

    ·    Have your homework ready for me to check when I walk into the room

    ·    Check the agenda, and get started (there is ALWAYS an opening assignment)

    ·    Come prepared with class materials and homework

    ·    Participate in class activities

    ·    Use the bathroom, visit your locker, etc., during the passing period     

    ·    Only water to drink

    ·    Throw away all garbage and wrappers, but recycle bottles and paper

    ·    If you are absent from class it’s your responsibility make up what you missed

    ·    Respect all school rules:  have homework, be on-time, no cell phones, no coats, etc

    ·    Once everything you need for the day is out, tuck your backpacks away



     

    Homework and other in-class assignments will always be checked for completion.  They will always serve to prepare you for quizzes and tests.  Therefore, they are VERY IMPORTANT.  Please always work diligently on all tasks.  Assignments are collected randomly. 
     

    GUIDING PRINCIPLES

    BE RESPECTFUL, BE ON-TASK, COOPERATE, AND FOLLOW PROCEDURES

    Those are my four basic rules and they are explained in detail below.

     

    BE RESPECTFUL:
    Everyone will have their best chance to learn when you are respectful.  Remain silent while I am talking or if another student is talking/participating in class.  When I need your attention, it should not take more than three seconds for me to silence the class and I should not have to speak over you.  Please raise your hand if you have a question about class material.  Please do not blurt out comments, questions, or answers unless you have been asked to.  Do not blurt out questions or comments that only pertain to you and have nothing to do with the class material.  Please don’t say anything in front of me you would not say in church or that you would not want a two-year-old to repeat. 
     
    Be on-task:  Come in and check the agenda for the day.  Get started on the first task and continue to stay on task during the class.  Be diligent as we transition from task to task.  In class or in the computer lab, you are expected to have your head up and your hands where I can see them (no cell phone or other personal technology use).
     

     

    Cooperate: 
    Follow all school rules and do things the first time you are asked to do them.
     

    Follow Procedures:

    There will be many procedures to make the class run as smoothly as possible.  I will teach these to you as needed.  Some examples of a procedure is how everyone puts their book bag in a designated location and takes their seats, how we turn in quizzes and tests, how I pass out papers, how we do group activities, and how we enter and commence work in the computer lab.

     
     
     
    Course Description
     

    SPANISH    

    Level III world language courses provide instruction, enabling students to understand and appreciate other cultures by comparing social behaviors and values of people using the languages being learned. Students are willing to initiate and participate in discussions concerning these cultures. In addition, students are able to Respond to factual and interpretive questions and interact in a variety of social situations, such as expressing regrets, condolences, and complaints, using more than rote memory formula phrases; Read for comprehension from a variety of authentic materials, such as advertisements in newspapers and magazines and cartoons and personal correspondence; Read short literary selections of poetry, plays and short stories; Complete authentic forms and documents and take notes that require familiar vocabulary and structures; Write paraphrases, summaries, and brief compositions; Describe different aspects of the culture, using the world language where appropriate, including: (1) major historical events, (2) political structures, (3) value systems, (4) visual arts, (5) architecture, (6) literature, and (7) music; and Seek help in a crisis situation and participate appropriately at special family occasions, such as birthdays, weddings, funerals, and anniversaries. (Goals 1-6)

    ·         Grade level:  10 – 12

    ·         Prerequisites:  Level I and II of language being studied

    ·         Credits: 2 trimester for 2 credits

    ·         Fulfills a World Language requirement for the Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma or counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for any diploma

    ·         A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

    ·         Dual College credit available for French III and Spanish III

     
     
    Week
    Standards
    Instructional Content
    Activities, Readings, Labs, Interactive Notes, Assignments, etc.
    Assessments
    Other
     3.1.2
    3.2.3 
    Latin Grammy Week
    Song: TBA each year  
     Latin Grammy Lineup
    Latin Grammy Interviews 
    Choice Assignment for Latin Grammy
    Pronunciation Quiz for Song from Grammy
    Vocabulary Quiz for Grammy song 
     
     3.3.1, 3.2.3, 3.3.3   
     
    Civil War in El Salvador
    Songs: Casas de Carton & Cumbia del Brinquito    
     Movie: Voces Inocentes and movie questions Webquest about El Salvador vs. Estados Unidos   Listening Quiz with movie characters  
     3 3.1.2, 3.4.3   Epilogue: TPRS Novel Vida y Muerte en la Mara Salvatrucha     Epilogue graphic organizer and documentary MS13     
     4 3.1.3, 3.3.3   Vida y Muerte Chapters 1-5     Discussion and comprehension questions Academic notebook, and AUTHRES
    Ch 2 quiz
    Ch 3-4 Quiz 
    Christmas Carols 
     5 3.2.3, 3.1.3, 3.3.3   Vida y Muerte Chapters 6-10 Discussion and comprehension questions Academic notebook, and AUTHRES 
    Ch 5-6 Quiz &
    Essential Question 1 Performance Assessment 
     
     Vida y Muerte Chapters 11-14  Discussion and comprehension questions Academic notebook, and AUTHRESPerformance Assessment  
    7

    3.3.1

    3.2.1

    3.2.2

    3.2.3

    Thematic Unit:  Social Awareness through Muisc

    Subjunctive

    Artist: Juanes

    Song: Mala gente

    Song: A Dios le pido

    Descubre 2 Lesson 9
    Subjunctive  

    Authentic resources (Authres):

    Songs and hands on as well as interpretive assignments, grammar practice, vocabulary practice, quizlet, communications
     
    8

    3.2.1

    3.2.2

    3.2.3

    3.1.1

    Colombia

    Artist: Juanes

    Songs: Minas Piedras, Sueño

    War and Mines, F.A.R.C
    Power Points, communications, interpretive assignments, quizlet practice, articles, video clips,  

    Formative Assessment

    Interpret lyrics from El Costo de la vida and groups present

    9

    3.2.1

    3.2.2

    3.2.3

    3.1.1

        Colombia continued

    Juanes continued

    Songs: Bandera de manos, Odio por amor
    Movie Los colores de la montaña, more video clips, power points, Juanes biography, newspaper article, interpretive assingments
     
     
     
    10

    3.2.1

    3.2.2

    3.2.3

    3.1.1

    3.3.3

    Colombia continued

    Songs: Segovia


    Interpretive assignments, vocabulary practice quizlet, review guide, 
     
    Unit Assessment
    11  

    3.2.1

    3.2.2

    3.2.3

    3.1.1

    3.3.3

    3.4.1



     
    12

    3.4.1

    3.1.1 & 3.1.3

    3.1.5


     
    13           FINALS WEEK