3Tests 50% of nine-weeks grade Unannounced Translation - Target language to EnglishCumulative throughout the yearTest words they knowMost students get A’s or B’s on testsIf 80% don’t get 80% or higher, retest
4Non-test Grades 25% of nine-weeks grade About a grade or two a week QuizzesHomeworkRetell story to an adultWrite out storyDraw the storyWrite a new ending to the story
5Timed writings Count as a homework grade Speed write. Students write for five minutes without editing, or picking up their pen.Relaxed write. Students write for ten minutes. Can stop, edit and ask questions.Both are graded at a point a word. Accuracy is usually not graded on timed writings.Develop class goals so students can write more words per minute as the year progresses.
6Participation 25% of nine-weeks grade Each student starts with 100 points.Students are required to look engaged.Looking engaged means no sleeping, talking or writing.Each infraction costs the student 5 points.When there is an infraction, teacher says the name of the student and “pagame”.
7Pagame Makeups1. Student can make up two pagames (ten points) by giving the teacher a nice card.2. Student can make up two more pagames by shaking the teacher’s hand.3. There is a maximum of one card and one hand shake per nine weeks.4. All other pagames are made up with 100 word essays in the target language.A. Essay can be copied but it must be in the student’s own handwriting.B. Student can only write two 100-word essays per week.