Semester: Fall 2010 Queen Anne's County High School
Teacher: Ms. Almengor Prerequisites: Spanish I, II
Department: Foreign Language Credits: 1
Course Web Page: http://www.qacps.k12.md.us/qhs/teachers/AlmengoN/welcome.htm
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org 410-758-0500 (Ext 217)
Availability for Extra Assistance: After school until 3:30 or by appointment
COURSE DESCRIPTION: ¡Bienvenidos al tercer Año!
This course is designed to strengthen the four skills taught in Spanish II (listening, speaking, reading, and
writing) by performing a variety of language functions. Students will be asked to perform activities using
real-life situations at home, in school, at work, while traveling, shopping, etc., with an appropriate level
accuracy. The objective of level III is on communication—written and spoken. It is an integrated approach
using authentic legends and short stories to teach themes, grammar, vocabulary, and culture.
Communicate about a variety of familiar topics
Comprehend spoken and written Spanish in real-life situations
Acquire new vocabulary and grammatical structures
Write narrative and descriptive passages
Demonstrate familiarity with the culture of Spanish-speaking countries, including heritage,
patterns of daily living, values and attitudes
Identify the major geographical features of Spain and Latin America
TEXTBOOKS/MATERIALS: Textbook: ¡Así Se Dice! Level 3
Needed: Notebook Paper and pen/ pencil
Three Ring Binder divided into 5 sections (Grammar, Warm-up, Vocabulary, Tests/Quizzes, and Culture)
Topics/ Unit of Study grammar Assessment(s)
** Review from Spanish 2/First 2 weeks Present, Preterit & imperfect
Units of Instruction:
1. Chapter1 -Cocina Hispana All subjunctive Class participation
2. Chapter 2 -Cuídate bien! All commands Project
3. Chapter 3- Pasajes de la vida Present Perfect Homework
4. Chapter 4- Quehaceres Past perfect Quizzes
5. Chapter 5- ¿ Buenos o malos modales? Condicional Test
6. Chapter 6 –Viajes Por vs. para
7. Chapter 7- Arte y Literatura Future tense
8. Chapter 8 -Latinos en Estados Unidos
9. Chapter 9- Historia de la comida Latina
10. Chapter 10 –Carreras
CLASSROOM REQUIREMENTS/ PROCEDURES: Follow all school rules.
Everyone should show courtesy and respect to others and their property. Spanish class is not the
appropriate place for profanity, insults, or conversation in English.
Be responsible for your actions.
When the bell rings, all students should be seated and remain seated until dismissed by me. An oral or
written calentamiento/drill is the first grade of the day.
School policy states that students should not be in the hall during the first or last 15 minutes of class.
No hats or hoods worn in the room.
No cell phones/ game systems/ music devices visible or audible in the classroom.
Check your desk area before leaving. Desks should be left clean and in order.
It is very important that you be in class everyday. Therefore, lateness and absences will only hurt your
ability to properly learn the language. See me if there are special circumstances.
Because learning a language is a skill, much like learning to play a sport or musical instrument, it is very
important to practice everyday. There will be homework assignments 3 times per week and a quiz/test at
the end of each unit. It is important to study 10 words every night in order to experience success when you
participate in the active learning in class.
GRADING POLICY: Note: New school policy for retake assignments - (Summative Exams) Students
will be allowed to retake or revise summative assessments (with the exception of midterms and final
exams) within 10 school days from the time the test is returned if they score 69% or less and may earn up
to a 70. Teachers may choose to have students redo any formative assessments.
Formative Assessments (quizzes, warm ups, journals, homework) 40%
Summative Assessments (tests, assigned projects, proficiencies) 45%
Final Exam 15%
MAKE-UP WORK It is the student’s responsibility to retrieve all work from absent student binder.
Make-up work can be found in the binder labeled Spanish III on the book shelf at the back of
All make-up quizzes and/or tests MUST be done after school.
Work accepted after the expected time period may be subjected to a lower grade due to lateness.
Textbook Website: With our text book, students and parents now have many resources available online.
Included in this is access to the text book. To access the online text please follow the steps in the guide I
have provided. www.glencoe.com>world languages>maryland>your textbook. Here you can find great
flashcards and practice quizzes.
**YOU WILL NEED AN ONLINE TEXTBOOK ACCESS CODE: ___________________
www.studyspanish.com > Get a free membership> become a member. This website provides
plenty of free tutorials. You should also create an account.
www.spaleon.com >sign in to personalize your training>registration for new users>register. Here
you can take test on verb conjugation and print out your results to bring to class to show me.
¡Bienvenidos a todos!
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