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1 Back-to-School Night Miss Schlaefli Spanish: 6, 7, and 8

2 Courses  8 th Grade Spanish—Meets every day during Applied Academics (previously called Related Arts) Periods 1 and 2.  7 th Grade Spanish—Meets every other day during Applied Academics Periods 4 and 5.  6 th Grade Spanish—Meets every other day during Applied Academics Periods 6 and 7.

3 Wikispace  My wikispace page is easy to find and has a calendar with assignments posted, handouts and notes for students who missed class or misplaced their copies, and links for students to study and practice Spanish online. 

4 Wiki home page

5 6 th and 7 th Grades

6 Wiki calendar

7 Notes and Handouts

8 8 th Grade

9 Notes and Handouts

10 Wiki calendar

11 Links

12  These are websites available for student review and practice at home.

13 Grading Policy Homework 10% Class Work (Written and Oral) and Participation 30% Quizzes/Mini-projects 25% Assessments (Major tests and projects) 35% As stated in my course expectations, I do not accept late HW. Only students with excused absences from class may turn in late work.

14 Sectionals/Seminars  Several students leave class at various times throughout the quarter.  All students must check in before they leave for Sectionals/Seminars.  All students must copy down any work, get any missed work, and turn in any work that is due before they leave for Sectionals/Seminars.  Please advise your student to check the wikispace for any notes he/she may need and any additional calendar changes.

15 Academic Integrity Cheating is prohibited and will result in a zero. Cheating includes but is not limited to copying others’ assignments, allowing someone to copy work, sharing answers during a test or quiz, copying more than three words directly from another source, textbook, or website (plagiarism), using an online or electronic translator to translate phrases and sentences, or telling other students information after taking a test or quiz.

16 Important Places Around the Room

17 Day Date Objective Homework

18 Textbook and Workbook Cart

19 All work gets turned in here 

20 Portfolios and extra handouts

21 HCPSS World Languages  The World Language Program supports the Bridge to Excellence Master Plan, the implementation of the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum, and the school system's focus on increasing the number of students who graduate ready for college and careers by:  Developing functional proficiency in a world language  Strengthening literacy skills in students' home language and the language under study  Offering a range of world language courses to meet the diversified needs of county students  Promoting respect for and appreciation of differences in cultural practices, products, and perspectives  Providing professional development opportunities for teachers of world languages  Emphasizing the goals of the national standards for learning world languages.

22 Middle School World Language – FAQs  What are world language classes like?  Students learn a world language through a proficiency-based approach. This means that the focus is on what students know and can do in the language. Instruction is primarily in the world language for approximately 90%-100% of the class time—and students are engaged to listening to, speaking, reading, and writing in the language. They are expected to be active participants in and out of class.

23 Middle School World Language – FAQs  What is the workload of the world language class?  Students who opt to take a world language take an additional academic course and they make a three- year commitment to language study in Grades 6-8. The world language class includes tests, quizzes, homework, class work, participation, and projects. It is recommended that time outside of class be dedicated to practicing the language. In addition, there are semester assessments that monitor progress.

24 Middle School World Language – FAQs  How does the world language class count toward high school credit?  Students who successfully pass the class and the end- of-course assessment will have the course recorded as “pass” on the high school transcript. Students must still take two credits of world language at the high school level if they choose the world language option for their Program Choice for graduation (the other three options are American Sign Language, Advanced Technology, or Career Academy).

25 Contact Info  Please feel free to email me if you have any concerns.  Wikispace site:

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