GRADING SYSTEM

 75% will be from:

·  Unit assessments and also mid-unit assessments for long units.

·  Performance and/or District Common assessments

·  Vocabulary quizzes

·  Projects  

·  Live or recorded performances

 

15% will be from:

·  Language Lab activities, Listening and Oral Assessments

10% will be from:

·  Homework activities, online activities and extra credit activities

 ¡SOMOS UN EQUIPO!

 ORAL COMMUNICATION

Oral communication includes many aspects of the class. Oral communication is the active involvement of students in their learning. Each student is expected to be motivated through particpation, discussion, brainstorming, and completion of all classroom assignments and/or activites. Students will be expected to work cooperatively with their peers, as well as independently and appropriately, and employ appropriate problem-solving strategies that demonstrate resepct for the opinions and contributions of others. It is extremely important to be present in class as often as possible to participate in the day’s activities.

  • You are expected to come to class prepared. All items are to be brought to class daily.
  • Individual communication as well as cooperative group activities in the target language gives a positive impact on the assessment grade.

  • Coming to class late, interrupting class, not following classroom guidelines or procedures are all examples of things that can negatively impact your oral communication grade.
  • The teacher may use one of the two following rubrics for the oral assessment grade:

Rubric 1:

 

9/10 pts– (Score variations by teacher’s discretion) Outstanding Level

Students will:

a) Immediately begin activity/assignment.

b) Actively brainstorm and discuss and/or find the appropriate strategies for completing the activity/assignment.

c) Encourage and support the ideas and contributions of other group members, or negate them in an appropriate manner

d) Remain on-task for the duration of the class/assignment/activity.

e) Remain completely engaged in the task and in class, perhaps try to reengage other in their learning.

f) Mostly use Spanish to communicate with other group members and teacher.

7/8 pts– (Score variations by teacher’s discretion) Average

Students will:

a) Immediately begin activity/assignment.

b) Actively brainstorm and discuss and/or find appropriate strategies for completing the activity/assignment.

c) Demonstrate a respectful tone with limited involvement from the teacher to respect the contributions of other group members or negate in an appropriate manner.

d) Remain on-task in class with limited reminders from the teacher to stay focused on the activity/assignment.

e) Ignore the disruption from other group members who may lose focus on activity and continue working diligently.

f) Often use Spanish to communicate with other group members and teacher.

5-6 pts– (Score variations by teacher’s discretion) Needs Improvement

Students will:

a) Initially need reminders and reengagement by the teacher or other students to focus on the objectives of the assignment/activity.

b) Reply on teacher assistance to brainstorm and discuss the core objectives of the class/activity/assignment.

c) Need constant reminders from the teacher to demonstrate respect and tolerance for the contributions of other members of the class.

d) Need constant reminders from the teacher to remain on-task and focus on the activity or in class.

e) Contribute to the disruption of others with little focus on the assignment/activity.

f) Seldom uses Spanish to communicate with other group members and teacher.

0-4 pts– (Score variations by teacher’s discretion)

Students will:

a) Waste the majority of the classroom time before examining the objectives of the activity/assignment.

b) Ignore directives of the teacher, which may result in disciplinary action taken by the teacher at the discretion of the teacher.

c) Use brainstorming time to discuss the matters unrelated to the assignment/activity.

d) Use inappropriate tone, language and behaviors in allotted time that may result in disciplinary action by the teacher and t the teacher’s discretion.

e) Not use given time to complete desired activity.

f) Initiate disruptive behaviors that provoke others and distract others from remaining on-task.

g) Refuses to try to use Spanish to communicate with group members and teacher.

Rubric 2:

EXCELLENT

ACCEPTABLE

NEEDS WORK

Use of Spanish Before and After Class

Student always speaks Spanish once inside the classroom, before and after the actual class period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Student uses some Spanish once inside the classroom; many times student prefers to just not speak to anyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 3

Student continues to use English, whisper in English, or says nothing once inside the classroom (even after a prompt from the teacher).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 1 0

Warm up Conversation and Activities:

Student always speaks Spanish with partner(s). Student uses additional Spanish to go beyond the immediate exercises to expand the conversation.

 

 

 

10 9

Student mostly speaks Spanish with partner(s), but many times resorts to English when faced with difficulties. Student only discusses exercises given and does not attempt to expand the conversation.

 

 

8 7 6

Student frequently uses English either to complete the warm-up or to talk about things unrelated to the exercises given. Student does not complete the assigned exercises.

 

 

5 4 3 2 1 0

Class Time

Involvement:

Student is focused during class. Participates freely in Spanish. Asks questions in Spanish to understand; does not give up when attempting to say something in Spanish (sees it though/circumlocution).

 

 

 

10 9

Student is fairly focused during class. Occasionally participates in Spanish. Attempts to ask questions in Spanish; often gives up when attempting to say something in Spanish (tries but does not see it through).

 

 

8 7 6

Student is not focused during class. Student tries to work on other subjects during class. Only participates in Spanish when called on. Never makes an attempt to ask questions in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

5 4 3 2 1 0

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