DeVry Honors Spanish 1 - DeVry University Advantage Academy

DeVry Honors Spanish 1 - DeVry University Advantage Academy

DeVry Spanish 1 Syllabus 2012-2013

Ms. Vazquez

DeVry Advantage Academy High School

Office: 773.697.2216


Course Description:

This course is designed to blend the underlying principles of the five C’s (Communication, Cultures, Connections,

Comparisons, Communities) with features and strategies tailored specifically to build students’ speaking, listening,

reading, and writing skills. As a result, right from the start, students are given the tools to express themselves

articulately, interact meaningfully with others, and become highly competent communicators in Spanish. This

course aligns with ACT College Readiness Standards, Illinois Learning Standards (ILS) and Common Core

Standards. Students can expect at least one major assignment/project for each UNIT.



-to engage in conversation, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and

exchange opinions. (Interpersonal mode)

-to understand and interpret written and spoken language. (Interpretive mode)

-to present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers. (Presentational



-to demonstrate an understanding of relationship between the practices and perspectives of the

cultured studied

-to demonstrate an understanding of relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture



-to reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through Spanish.

-acquire information and recognize distinctive viewpoints only available through Spanish language and



-demonstrate an understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the Spanish

language and their own.

-demonstrate an understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied

and their own.


- use Spanish both within and beyond the school setting.

- show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using Spanish for personal enjoyment and



-DESCUBRE 1 2011 by Vista Higher Learning

- Middlebury Interactive

Required materials

One 2 pocket folder (Spanish ONLY)

Notebook (Spanish only)

Loose-leaf paper (2 pack)

POST its!/sticky notes (keep them in a Ziploc bag in book bag)

Pens and pencils and highlighters

Assignment notebook (DeVry Planner)

Active Library Card

Attendance Policy: The Chicago Board of Education Attendance Policy will be strictly enforced. You will receive

this policy on the first day of school. There will be no exceptions to this policy. If you do not attend class you will

not receive a passing grade.

Attendance will be part of your participation grade, remember if you are not in class you cannot participate and if

you can not participate you will not pass. REMEMBER it is the student’s responsibility to inquire about any

missing assignments the first day back after the absence.


ü Students are expected to be in class and seated as soon as the bell rings.

ü Students will come prepared to class with the appropriate textbooks and supplies at all times. Items needed

will be out and ready after students has entered class.{Sharing is distracting and will not be tolerated.}

ü Homework/Class assignments will be given daily and expected to be completed daily.

ü *Incomplete assignments are unacceptable.* No late assignments will be accepted. If you are absent, it is

your responsibility to approach the teacher immediately when you return to school about missed

assignments and/or tests/quizzes. You have the same number of days to make up the assignment you

missed once you return to school.

ü Students will not be able to make up ANY assignments and/or tests/quizzes if your absence is unexcused.

ü Since this is a language class, you are expected to use the language as much as possible. Points will be given

for appropriate participation.

ü Students are expected to be productive and always on task.

ü Students are expected to be ready to take quizzes and tests.

ü Students should review notes and assignments every day either at home or during their study period.

ü It is the students responsibility to monitor grades and schedule a conference with teacher if they have

concerns about grades as soon as possible.

Assessment Strategies: All aspects of communication will be evaluated, and centered around the Five C’s of

Foreign Language. Folders will be collected twice per chapter to be reviewed. Observations and Daily Participation

are also an important area to focus on.

Class Rules:

ü Students are to be respectful to each other and to the teacher. Any disrespectful actions, language, and/or

behavior will be dealt with appropriate actions such beginning with a phone call home.

ü Electronic devices are not allowed. *Refer to student handbook

ü As discussed in the Expectations section of the syllabus, students are to come to class prepared and ready

to learn.

Course Scope and Sequence

First Quarter: Greetings and In the classroom

Second Quarter: Family and Pastimes

Third Quarter: Vacation/Seasons and Clothing/Shopping

Fourth Quarter: Daily routine, Food, and Celebrations

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