Ann Riordan Spanish firstname.lastname@example.org
*Students are to come to class prepared to work, to speak Spanish and to participate.
*Students are expected to have cell phones turned off and in their backpacks.
*Students are expected to check the homework calendar in class and check the homework crate to find out what was missed if they have been absent. It is a student’s responsibility to turn in work after an absence.
Participation counts for 20% of the grade. Participation is based on:
*regularly speaking and contributing in Spanish.
*expressing meaningful and correct answers in Spanish.
*maintaining a classroom presence that contributes to a focused listening and speaking environment for all students.
Homework will count as 15% of the grade. Students will generally have homework every night. It is an expected part of this course. Students can receive a possible 5 points per assignment. One point will be deducted from the original grade each day that an assignment is late.
****An additional 5% of the overall grade will count towards successful completion of quiz and test corrections.
These will account for 60% of the quarter grade. The final exam, taken at the end of the semester will account for 20% of the semester grade. Assessments will be point based. Students will be assessed four different ways – there will be assessments in Reading, Speaking, Writing and Listening – the four domains of language learning. Each domain will be 15% of the overall grade.
The following grading scale will be used to determine grades:
100-97 A+ 98-93 A 92-90 A-
89-87 B+ 87-83 B 82-80 B-
79-77 C+ 77-73 C 72-70 C-
69-67 D+ 67-63 D 62-60 D-
59 and below F
F. Additional Information
Students are encouraged to seek extra help after school from 2:30 until 3:30. They will need to see me to set up an appointment time. The calendar on my desk will display availability.
I generally post out assignments in Skyward so they are visable on a student’s calendar. Assignments are generally posted out on Mondays. Tests and quizzes are posted out in advance as well.
Please feel free to call me if you have any concerns regarding your son or daughter. You can reach me at 351-8288 in the Foreign Language Department. Email generally receives a more immediate response – please note my email address at the top of this page. ¡Gracias!