Spanish Exploration Syllabus
Instructor: Sr. Markl Planning: 7:45 – 8:50
Welcome to Spanish with Sr. Markl! This course is designed as an introduction to the Spanish language.
This school year, you will study a number of concepts via the following topics. At the conclusion of the final unit, a culminating project will be assessed.
Unit 1 – Alfabeto
Unit 2 – Common phrases
Unit 3 – Weather and Calendar
Unit 4 – Common foods/Restaurant
Unit 5-- Me gusta/common verbs
Unit 6 -- Clothing/colors
Unit 7 -- Emotions
In Spanish Exploration, you will have the chance to participate in many activities. Some of those activities will be opportunities for you to demonstrate what you have learned, and will be graded. These activities include in-class assignments, homework, quizzes, and a culminating project.
Learning the skills and knowledge of a linguist is essential if you wish to pass Spanish Exploration. If you are struggling with the material and are making low grades, doing extra work is the last thing you need. That is why there will be no extra-credit opportunities. You may have the opportunity to resubmit classwork or homework for additional partial credit to demonstrate your learning.
Total points of the various assessments will determine the grade for this class.
Student work will be completed on their computer and/or on paper. This will include videos, vocabulary, notes, openers, and projects. Review of any instructional materials are available upon request, please call 378-2450 or email email@example.com.
Spanish Exploration Assignment/Assessment Calendar
2017-18 Quarter One
(All dates are subject to change based on school events)
*In addition, there will be various cultural assignments throughout the term which will account for twenty points each.
Me Gusta Quiz
Spanish Speaking Culture Quiz
Last Day to complete Re-takes
John Sevier Middle School
Sr. Kris Markl Español I Room 242
Work Phone: 423-378-2450
Welcome to Español I! The objective in this course is for students to use the Spanish language in practical communication by listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The students will understand vocabulary and grammar appropriate to their level of study. They will also learn about different Spanish speaking countries and their customs.
Our list of Tennessee State Standards can be found at https://www.tn.gov/assets/entities/education/attachments/std_fl_modern_1st_yr.pdf
I would like to inform you of our departmental policies regarding grading, tests, make-ups, and communication.
Materials : We will use a classroom set of textbooks, along with individual workbooks kept in the classroom, and the school-issued laptops. You can access the textbook online by going to each student’s personal Power School page. It is not accessible through parent pages however.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have voice mail if you prefer @ 378-2450. I can respond faster to email but I will try my best to check the voicemail once a day.
Our class will utilize both the Google Apps for Education and Canvas, which are both provided by KCS. The Canvas site will feature our assignment and assessment calendar and can be accessed under the Students tab on the KCS main web site. (www.k12k.com)