ETOWAH HIGH SCHOOL   BIENVENIDOS  Welcome Señora Claudia Larrotta Teach21    [email_address]   2010-2011     
Course Description <ul><li>This course is designed to help students read, write and communicate orally in Spanish.  The mo...
Course Content <ul><li>A brief review will be done first.  Content will include new and old grammar along with essential v...
GRADING <ul><li>Participation/ Classwork…25%  </li></ul><ul><li>Summative Assessments…….....30%  </li></ul><ul><li>Homewor...
FL CURRICULUM  <ul><li>CONTENT GUIDELINES </li></ul><ul><li>ACTFL Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia Performance Standar...
CLASS RULES <ul><li>1. Be on time every day.  School policy on attendance and tardiness will be enforced. </li></ul><ul><l...
PARENT/TEACHER COMMUNICATION <ul><li>Communication among parents, teachers and students is very important and allows us to...
IMPORTANT INFO <ul><li>ASPEN:  Parents Portal </li></ul><ul><li>Access to the  Online Book : Students created their own lo...
TEACHERS AS ADVISORS <ul><li>T.A.A:  The purpose of advisement is to help students to develop bonds with their peers that ...
What’s going on in Class?
<ul><li>There is a correlation between language learning and… </li></ul><ul><li>Development of cognitive abilities </li></...
ONWARD AND UPWARD THANKS FOR COMING TONIGHT AND DON’T FORGET TO SIGN IN BEFORE YOU LEAVE.
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Curriculum Night

  1. 1. ETOWAH HIGH SCHOOL   BIENVENIDOS Welcome Señora Claudia Larrotta Teach21   [email_address]   2010-2011     
  2. 2. Course Description <ul><li>This course is designed to help students read, write and communicate orally in Spanish. The more complex structures will be taught, emphasizing and stimulating oral proficiency through the use of the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. A greater appreciation and understanding of the Hispanic culture will be gained. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Course Content <ul><li>A brief review will be done first. Content will include new and old grammar along with essential vocabulary. Hispanic culture will be explored through readings, internet, cultural projects and foods . </li></ul><ul><li>Materials : </li></ul><ul><li>Textbook: En Español 3 McDougal Littell </li></ul><ul><li>Notebook: A 3-ring binder, plenty of paper and dividers, pens or pencils. </li></ul>
  4. 4. GRADING <ul><li>Participation/ Classwork…25% </li></ul><ul><li>Summative Assessments…….....30% </li></ul><ul><li>Homework…….. ..……..10% </li></ul><ul><li>Mid-term/Final Exam ………….10% </li></ul><ul><li>Formative Assessments Quizzes/Projects…………25% </li></ul>
  5. 5. FL CURRICULUM <ul><li>CONTENT GUIDELINES </li></ul><ul><li>ACTFL Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia Performance Standards </li></ul><ul><li>LEARNING STRATEGIES </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Focused Schools LFS </li></ul><ul><li>TEACHING APPROACH </li></ul><ul><li>Communicative approach </li></ul><ul><li>Project based learning </li></ul><ul><li>Performance based approach </li></ul><ul><li>ASSESSMENT </li></ul><ul><li>Formative </li></ul><ul><li>Summative </li></ul>
  6. 6. CLASS RULES <ul><li>1. Be on time every day. School policy on attendance and tardiness will be enforced. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Come to class prepared: books, homework, writing utensil, notebook, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Participate. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Sit in the assigned seat daily. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Request extra help – DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE! </li></ul><ul><li>6. Treat others with respect and consideration . Students have to be responsible for their own behavior and actions. </li></ul><ul><li>7. No food, gum or drink in class (except water). </li></ul><ul><li>8. No cell phones, calculators or personal organizers in class </li></ul><ul><li>9. Make up work: guidelines provided in the Students handbook </li></ul>
  7. 7. PARENT/TEACHER COMMUNICATION <ul><li>Communication among parents, teachers and students is very important and allows us to work as a team. Please email me with your questions or concerns. I will make every effort to reply to your email as soon as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul>
  8. 8. IMPORTANT INFO <ul><li>ASPEN: Parents Portal </li></ul><ul><li>Access to the Online Book : Students created their own login. </li></ul><ul><li>Class Resources: Visit our webpage </li></ul><ul><li>NATIONAL SPANISH EXAM </li></ul><ul><li>NSE Website </li></ul><ul><li>Our goal: To have all Spanish 3 students taking the exam. </li></ul><ul><li>Regular Registration (November 1 – January 31) </li></ul><ul><li>Test Administration (March 1 – April 10) </li></ul><ul><li>National Results Sent Out via Email (By May 1) </li></ul><ul><li>Cost per Student: $6.00 </li></ul>
  9. 9. TEACHERS AS ADVISORS <ul><li>T.A.A: The purpose of advisement is to help students to develop bonds with their peers that will continue throughout high school. </li></ul><ul><li>We will be meeting together once a week for a 30 minute session. </li></ul><ul><li>We will focus on academic, career, character education, and social topics. </li></ul>
  10. 10. What’s going on in Class?
  11. 11. <ul><li>There is a correlation between language learning and… </li></ul><ul><li>Development of cognitive abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to hypothesize in science </li></ul><ul><li>Higher scores on standardized tests </li></ul><ul><li>Higher academic performance at the college level </li></ul><ul><li>Increased linguistic awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Attention control on cognitive tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Development of reading skills </li></ul><ul><li>Improvement of verbal and spatial skills </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving ability </li></ul>WHY STUDY FOREIGN LANGUAGES?
  12. 12. ONWARD AND UPWARD THANKS FOR COMING TONIGHT AND DON’T FORGET TO SIGN IN BEFORE YOU LEAVE.

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