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Published on 8/19/2016

George Ranch High School

Course Syllabus 2016-2017

Instructor: Sra. Anjanette Marcano

Classroom: 1428



Spanish II




The students will learn about many places around the world where the language you are studying is spoken. Students will learn the mechanics of Spanish, which includes speaking, listening and writing. Grammatical concepts are covered in order to understand the language better. Various cultural topics are discussed and presented though videos, CD and internet resources.



According to the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Languages Other Than English), a student who has successfully completed Spanish II should:

(A) understand short utterances when listening and respond orally with learned material;

(B) produce learned words, phrases, and sentences when speaking and writing;

(C) detect main ideas in familiar material when listening and reading;

(D) make lists, copy accurately, and write from dictation;

(E) recognize the importance in communication to know about the culture; and

(F) recognize the importance of acquiring accuracy of expression by knowing the        components of language, including grammar.


In addition, a student who successfully completes Spanish II Honors will attain the following knowledge and skills, as stated by the TEKS:

(1) Communication: The student communicates in a language other than English using the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

(2) Cultures: The student gains knowledge and understanding of other cultures.            

(3) Connections: The student uses the language to make connections with other subject areas and to acquire information.

(4) Comparisons: The student develops insight into the nature of language and culture by comparing the student's own language and culture to another.

(5) Communities: The student participates in communities at home and around the world by using languages other than English.




First six weeks:   “Repaso”- Present tense –ar verbs, ir, dar, estar. Present tense of ser

                              Chapter 1-The Train Station/Traveling by Train                             

Second six weeks: Chapter 2-Restaurants, eating utensils, Type of food.

                              Chapter 3- Describing the parts of a computer, telling how to use a computer, telling how to use a fax, telephones and answering the phones.

Third six weeks: Chapter 4- Men’s clothing, women’s clothing, shoes, jewelry, shopping for food.

                           Chapter 5- Pastimes and hobbies, the park, amusement parks.

Fourth six weeks: Chapter 6-Staying in a hotel, hotel room.

                             Chapter 7- Inside an airplane, at the airport, geographic terminology.

Fifth six weeks: Chapter 8-Parts of the body, minor medical problems, the emergency room, in the hospital.

                           Chapter 9- The city, transportation in the city, the country, farm animals.

Sixth six weeks: Chapter 10- The Kitchen, cooking, types of food, using a recipe.

                          Chapter 11-Cars, gas stations, driving in the highway, driving in the city.





Grades will be based on the student’s performance on all activities in the course.  This includes, but is not limited to, recorded speaking samples, essays, listening and reading comprehension activities, tests, projects, formal writing assessments, formal speaking assessments, class participation and homework.  Students will be given significant written/and or oral feedback on all their work.  Students will also receive a grade for the quality, quantity and enthusiasm of their class participation.


Grading Scales:             A  =  90% -  100%         Outstanding

B  =   80%  -  89%         Above Average

C =    70%  -  79%         Average

F =     0%   -   69%        Failing



60% for major grades –  A minimum of 4 per six week period.  These will consist of Grammar Exams, Formal Writing Assessments, Formal Speaking Assessment and Projects.


40% for minor grades.  A minimum of 6 per six week period.  These will consist of 20% for quizzes (oral and written), weekly journal entries and class forums, oral presentations, literature assignments and participation.  20% for homework, daily journal entries, daily work, listening and speaking exercises, weekly forums and participation.


*  Class participation is very important and key to the student’s success in the class, thus the reason for it counting in both minor categories.



Assignments:  Assignments must be turned in at the beginning of the class on the day they are due.  If they are not turned in when they are due then they will be considered late.  Late assignments will not receive a grade higher than an 80 percent, if the assignment is one day late and 50 percent if the assignment is two days late.  Therefore, the instructor will accept late assignments for 2 days after the initial due date, after which the student will receive a 0 percent.  It is in the student’s best interest to turn in even a late assignment, as an 80% or a 50% will help a grade much more than a 0%.   In case of extenuating circumstances and more time is needed to complete the assigned work, the student must discuss his or her needs with the instructor prior to the due date to negotiate extended time.

Academic Honesty: The student will be expected to do his/her own work at all times. This means no copying work from public or private sources or using another individual’s work, or presenting another individual’s work as their own. The students may NOT use translation services or programs. All of these constitute acts of dishonesty and will be considered plagiarism. No credit will be awarded for plagiarized work. Students caught plagiarizing will be subjected to the consequences specified in the school handbook’s academic honesty policy.


1.         S how respect for each other at all times.

2.         P olite expressions must be used in the classroom.

3.         A t the bell the class will start, be ready in your seat with all materials

4.         N o food, gum, or drinks are allowed.

5.         I nterruptions to the instruction time will not be accepted.

6.         S tudent handbook regulations  must be followed.

7.         H ave, fun but complete all your work in time.


Any work or item not associated with Spanish or being utilized for the class activity will be confiscated, so put everything away to avoid it being collected.   All electronic devices are to be turned OFF during the entire class period and put in the student’s backpack or purse.  If the electronic device makes a sound or if a student uses the device during the class period, it will be collected by the teacher.

All work must have first and last name, assignment name, date and class period in the header.  Each class will have an assignment binder assigned to it.  When instructed to turn in work, it will be the responsibility of each student to file the class assignment due for the day, in the binder, in alphabetical order.  Any assignment not present in the binder when it is due will constitute as a late assignment.  When assignments are returned, each student is responsible to file it in his/her class binder.  Keep all assignments in your classroom binder.




If a student chooses to break the rules, the following will be the CONSEQUENCES:



2.         First Offence: Warning and teacher conference with the student. 

3.         Second Offence: Phone conference with parent and the student will write a change of behavior plan stating the following three things: what they did wrong, why they did it and what they are going to do different so it will not be repeated.  This plan must be acceptable to the teacher.   The student, parent and teacher will sign this behavior plan. 

4.         Third Offence: Parent/teacher conference and Principal referral


NOTE: Immediate classroom removal and Principal referral will occur for severe offenses.


• !Buen Viaje! Level 1 & 2
Glencoe Publishing 2005
• A class set of the book will be available for use at school or for check out by a student if he/she cannot access the e-book version online.

• Directions to access the textbook on line:

a. Go to www.glencoe.com
b. Scroll down to “Online Learning Center”
c. Select State (Texas), User (Student/Parent) and World Languages

d. Select Spanish

e. Scroll down to “!Buen Viaje! level 1 or 2, 2005 Edition”

f. Click on Student Center

g. Click on Online Student Edition

h. It will ask you for your USER NAME= and your PASS WORD=
User Name Level 2:  BUEVL205       Password Level 2:  gad8gEtr







Use the Textbook Resources provided by the Glencoe site.  These can be accessed using the steps listed above.  You can use the “Media Center” to watch and listed to programs.  Use the “Web Explore” to find internet sites in Spanish.  Use “World News Online” to find sites on the internet that provide news in Spanish.  You can also access “Chapter Activites” for each chapter to get e-games, quizzes and activities using the internet.  In addition, the following websites can provide you with very useful online tutorials:

1)     http://www.colby.edu/~bknelson/exercises/index.html

2)      www.colby.edu/lrc/spanish.html

3)      http://zachary-jones.com/spanish/index.php

4)      http://spanish.about.com/homework/spanish

5)      http://conjuguemos.com/spanish/index.html

6)      http://cvc.cervantes.es

7)      http://www.trentu.ca/academic/modernlanguages/spanish/masarriba/

8)      http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Thebes/6177/spantest/spantest_intro.htm

9)      http://mld.ursinus.edu/~jarana/Ejercicios/

10)   http://audiria.com


Take advantage of these resources!  The student will be able to access audio, video, podcasts, grammar exercises, vocabulary lists and cultural information through these sites.




P ractice, practice, practice!!!

R emember: learning languages is a step-by-step process; the first steps are the base of your future                                


A ll material presented should be review nightly to really learn it, not by cramming the night     


C oncepts and vocabulary words can be memorized faster by using flash cards!

T est your learning with fun computer activities.

I f you don’t understand a concept or have questions, ask for help!

C olor coding vocabulary words according to gender will be a great help when using adjectives!

E njoy learning!


George Ranch High School





Course:  Spanish II Academic 2016 – 2017 School Year

Teacher:  Sra. Anjanette Marcano

Email:  apenzort@lcisd.org

Tel:  832- 223-7652

Tutorials:  Thursday  Before school (7:40– 8:10 AM)  & after school (3:35 – 4:00 PM)



*          Arrive to class on time and be prepared with all required materials

*          Use polite speech and body language

*          Listen to others and participate in class discussions

*          Do your assignments

*          Follow directions and instructions immediately

*          Respect yourself, respect all people and respect all property at all times

*          Always do your best, be your best and take pride in all you do


*          Enter the classroom quickly and quietly

*          Be seated in your assigned seat

*          File assignments in your class file and begin “daily objective activity”

*          Make sure all the area around you and under your seat are clean and your desks are straight before the bell rings

*          Remain in your seats until dismissed by the instructor.  Remember, the bell does not dismiss you, the teacher does

*          Raise your hand when answering/asking questions

*          Do not speak when instruction is being given.  If you have a question or comment, raise your hand

*          Speak in Spanish at all times!  If you need to, use your “Survival List”.  Refer to it

*          Any work or item not associated with Spanish or being utilized for the class activity will be confiscated, so put everything away to avoid it being collected. 




Handling of Assignments:

*          All work must have first and last name, assignment name, date and class period in the header



Late/Make-Up Work:

* Should a student be absent, it will be the responsibility of the student to request missing assignments/handouts from me upon his/her return, and get notes from a classmate.  Per district policy, work assigned prior to the absence(s) is usually due on the first return day, including tests and projects.   Assignments are due on the assigned date unless the student is absent the entire day the assignment is due.  In that case the assignment is due the first day upon returning to school.  Students must make prior arrangements with the teacher for making up missed work when they anticipate being absent (school activity (UIL), doctor/dental appointment, etc.)

* Makeup work will be accepted in accordance to district guidelines

* Late assignments will not receive a grade higher than an 80 percent if returned within one day of the due date and a 50 percent if returned within two days of the due date.  Assignments not turned in before the second school day, will receive a 0%.



Retest Policy:

*          Students have the opportunity to reassess major  failing grade for a maximum of 70%. In order to have this opportunity, the student must schedule and attend a tutorial session with me and complete the reassessment within seven days of receiving his/her non-passing grade. Reassessments will be offered before school from 7:40-8:10 AM on Thursday and after school from 3:35-4:00 PM. You must tell me at least one day in advance on which day you plan to reassess.  Six weeks tests, semester exams are not eligible for reassessment.




*          1 packet of notecards

*          1 Spiral Notebook, Loose paper will not be accepted



*          At least 3 Major grades per six week period, will consist of grammar tests, Formal Writing Assessment, Formal Speaking Assessments and Projects. (60 percent of grade)

*          At least 6 Minor grades will consist of quizzes (oral and written), weekly journal entries and class forums, oral presentations, literature assignments, homework, daily journal entries, daily work, listening and speaking exercises, weekly forums and participation.  (40 percent of grade)



I will be available every Thursday Before (7:40– 8:10 AM)  & after school (3:35 – 4:00 PM)

should you have any questions or concerns.  I may be available at other times by appointment.  Please ask questions and do not wait until the last moment to ask for help!

My goal is for each student to gain a clearer understanding of the Spanish language.  I will apply my professionalism and knowledge in the subject to reach this end, and the student must in turn follow the stated rules and put forth all of his/her effort to be successful.  As a team - student, parent, teacher, we can be successful with regards to his/her Spanish education. I encourage you to contact me via email or telephone.  The George Ranch High School website provides up-to-date, pertinent information.  I look forward to an exceptional year.

 Bienvenidos A Español II!

Sra. Anjanette Marcano



Published on 8/19/2016

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