2What are we doing this year? Listening – Podcasts, short dialogues, long narrativesSpeaking – Group discussions, presentations, personal interviewsReading – authentic articles, literature, essaysWriting – messages, letters, note-taking, essaysAll of these activities are designed to mimic the AP exam format
3AP Exam Practice Most classes will begin with exam practice Brief message – interpersonal writingShort Dialogue – followed by multiple choice questions for comprehensionReading – authentic articles, comprehension and note-takingInterpersonal Conversation – Semester 1 in class, Semester 2 in IMMRCLong Narrative – comprehension and note-taking
4Reading List Eduardo Galeano – Selected Excerpts Isabel Allende – Dos palabrasJulio Cortázar – La noche boca arribaGabriel García Márquez – Un día de estosJuan Rulfo – No oyes ladrar los perrosTomás Rivera – Y no se lo tragó la tierra
5Poetry Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz - México Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer – EspañaJosé Martí – CubaAntonio Machado – EspañaPablo Neruda – ChileAlfonsina Storni – ArgentinaRubén Darío – Nicaragua
6What do you need for class A three ring binder with loose leaf paperFive dividersComprensión – Lectura y audioInterpersonal – Oral y escritoPresentación – Oral y escritoMúsicaSuplementosIt is essential that you maintain an organized binder.Please do not throw anything out of your binder. We will revisit material often during the year.
8How will you be evaluated? Comprehension – 30%Interpersonal – 30%Presentational – 30%Participation and Work Habits – 10%
9Attendance You must keep absences to a minimum If you are absent, you have one day per absence to make up the work and must use an “Ausente” tag (It is up to you to know the date of your absence)It is your responsibility to check Share Point and talk to classmates or attend Block 7 for what you missedI will forget you have been absent and will forget the complete agenda if you ask me at the beginning of class!!!!!
10Late WorkYou will lose one “Work Habit” point for each day that the assignment is lateYou may not turn in late work after the due date for the next month’s homework packetEx. If you are late with Sept. assignments, you have until the due date for Oct. for late creditYou will receive one extension per semester, but must have 3 of 6 assignments done
11I want to see your writing, not that of others PlagiarismYou may not copy and paste sources from the internet without citing the sourceYou may not use online translators for whole sentences (single words only)You may not simply translate something that is in English into Spanish and claim it as your workNative speakers may not provide significant helpI want to see your writing, not that of others
12Procedures for leaving the class (bathroom and lockers) Ask permission in Spanish and use one of the hall passes that are hanging by the doorIf leaving class becomes a habit, I will first talk to you and then start to deduct participation pointsYou may not leave class during whole group activities
13Classroom Rules All OCHSA rules apply You must be in the classroom at the bellNo Cell Phones!iPods and other technology will only be allowed when I explicitly say so (otherwise we will have class music playing)Food will be allowed as long as it is not a distraction and no trash is left behind
14Sra. Verdugo’s RulesBe Independent (self-advocate and take responsibility)Work Hard (come to class prepared and participate)Be Nice (respectful and kind to others)
15Syllabus and Plagiarism Letter Both the syllabus and plagiarism letter will be posted on Share PointYou and your parents should read them completelyBoth you and your parents will sign the confirmation sheetYou must turn in the confirmation sheet to me by September 23rd