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Harrison High School

Course Syllabus for Honors Spanish V

Fall 2017

Teacher Gayla Galuszka
Email gayla.galuszka@cobbk12.org
Phone 678.594.8104 Ext 2117
Textbook and Useful Tools Temas (Provided)
Help Sessions Extended Learning tutoring sessions are available through the World Languages Department. They will be posted on the 300 hallway and online at www.harrisonhigh.org

I also offer tutoring on Thursday and Friday mornings 7:45- 8:05 AM.

Supplies COMPOSITION BOOK for journal writing, 3-ring binder with dividers, loose-leaf paper, #2 pencils with eraser, and black or blue pen.
 (Grading Procedures) Presentational                                                               20%

Interpretive                                                                    25%

Interpersonal                                                                 20%

Vocabulary, Grammar and Participation                20%

Final Exam                                                                     15%

                                                                        TOTAL 100%

Los Recursos


·        VHL Central Supersite

·        Sra. Galuszka’s Quizlet

·        Quia

·        Study Spanish

·        Word Reference

·        Duolingo

·        Univisión

·        CNN en Español

·        National Geographic en Español

·        Radio Nacionales Unidas

·        BBC Mundo

·        Newseum

·        Radio y televisión española

·        Radio caracol- Colombia

Univision (Cable TV) Record/watch Despierta America which begins at 7 a.m.

BLOG & Internet Resources gaylagaluszka.com

Go to the Teacher Blogs “QuickLink” and go to my blog for daily activities and assignments. It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to check the blog on a daily basis, especially when you are absent. Students are responsible for everything posted on the blog. VHL Central will also be used for completing activities, submitting student assignments, communication with the teacher and the class, and accessing notes and quizzes

 Course Description Spanish V is a pre-AP course where you will apply the skills that you have already mastered and vastly improve your reading and writing skills. I conduct this class in Spanish. I expect you to use the language in every aspect of the course (speaking, listening, writing, and reading). While we will review grammar, this will not be the focus of the course. In general, you will do well if you earned at least a B in Spanish IV. Students earning a C may find this course excessively challenging, if not overwhelming. Expect to spend 20-30 minutes per night preparing for class.
Absences & Make-Up Work Absences will affect your participation grade and you will be expected to make-up work missed during your absence. Make-up days and times are the same as the Help Session days and times. The existence of the blog makes it much easier for you to keep up with class assignments and to come to class prepared following an absence. If an illness becomes extended or dire, please contact Admin II immediately and they will set up homebound assignments. You cannot make up work from an unexcused absence unless you have followed school procedures and had the absence pre-approved by Mr. O’Neill.
 References & Citing Work You are expected to cite the source of works which you have consulted in preparation for this class. You may not claim someone else’s work as your own. This includes Internet sources. Please refer to you handbook for plagiarism. You may not use translation programs to translate your work or use family or friends to do your work. If you are suspected of plagiarizing, you will receive a grade of zero and will be disciplined according to Cobb County School Policy. A discipline referral will be placed in your permanent file.
Homework Homework is expected to be 100% completed. Credit will not be given for incomplete work, nor will late work be accepted unless you have an excused absence. Pre-assigned homework is expected to be turned in on the day you return to class. If you miss class for any school event (sports, cheerleading, choir, band, etc.), you are required to turn your homework or any other assignment in to me before you leave the school that day.  You are also required to get the class assignment and homework missed for that day. Both parts should be ready the next class day.
Agreement for Use of Listening and

Computer Labs

  • Gum, food and drink will be left outside of the labs.
  • Students will refrain from changing lab settings such as computer and headset connections.
  •  Students will not load personal software onto computers.
  • Students should assist in the care of the lab and lab equipment.
  • ·It is the responsibility of the student to make the teacher aware of any equipment problems.
  • Students will sit in their assigned seats unless directed otherwise.