Course Syllabus

¡Bienvenidos a la Clase de Español!

Welcome to Spanish Class!

Mr. Travers

Room 240

traversm@wellesleyps.org

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What are we studying this year?

Unit 1- Housing (parts of a house, needs vs wants, life when you were stuck at home in quarantine)

Unit 2- The Environment (environmental problems/solutions, Costa Rica)

Unit 3- Health (physical and mental health)

 

How does the grading work in this class?

A+

98%

ADVANCED: Student’s learning shows in-depth inferences and applications for the targeted performance. 

The student can independently create a spoken or written message using above-level language. Rubric

A

94.5%

A-

91%

B+

88%

MEETS STANDARD: Student’s learning meets the targeted performance

The student can independently create a spoken or written message using level appropriate language. Rubric

B

84.5%

B-

81%

C+

78%

APPROACHING STANDARD: Student’s learning shows the simpler aspects of the targeted performance, or has some important errors or omissions

The student can independently create a spoken or written message using some level and some non-level appropriate language. Rubric

C

74.5%

C-

71%

D+

68%

DOES NOT YET MEET STANDARD: Student’s learning demonstrates only partial ability or is incomplete

The student can independently create a spoken or written message using non-level appropriate language. Rubric

D

64.5%

D-

61%

F

59%

Not enough evidence to measureOFFICIAL WL Presentational Performance Feedback Rubric NM-AL 05-12-2022 student learning. Rubric

A+ 97-100 B+ 87-89 C+ 77-79          D+ 67-69

A 93-96          B 83-86 C 73-76          D 63-66

A- 90-92          B- 80-82 C- 70-72          D- 60-62 F 0-59

 

HIGH SCHOOL CATEGORY WEIGHTS

Performance Assessments:

Interpersonal Communication

Interpretive Communication

Presentational Communication

90% - 100%

Achievement on Grammar and Vocabulary:

Vocab quizzes

Grammar check ins

Self-assessment on participation

0% - 10%

HIGH SCHOOL TERM WEIGHTS  

TERM WEIGHTS

TERM

WEIGHT

TERM 1

0.12

TERM 2

0.19

TERM 3

0.26

TERM 4

0.31

Final Exp.

0.12

1.00

 

COMBINED ACP/H GRADING 

Teachers will use the same rubric for H and ACP with the following distinction:

Meets Standard for H is in the B range.

Meets Standard for ACP  is in the A range. 

At beginning of year, we’ll use just one rubric (with the descriptors in the columns: Advanced/ Meets/ Approaches/ NE) and communicate what the grade would for H credit and for ACP credit,  using same language so students can make a decision.

For full year courses, the following deadlines apply (Handbook page 38):

October 15th, 2022- Grades will carry to new class, No new courses can be added, Students cannot move up a level

November 23rd, 2022- Students cannot move down a level  

 

 

What do I do if I need help in class?

 

Option 1: Reach out to me and we can set up a Block A or after school time so we can meet and work on your performance

 

Option 2: Go to the language lab (room 155) for extra help during Block A on days 1, 3, 5 or 6. 

 

Option 3: Let me know if you're interested in a peer tutor

 

Course Summary:

Date Details Due