• Spanish V

     

    Course Description

    This fifth year course stresses the continued development of the 3 modes:  Interpretive, Interpersonal, and Presentational.  The class will focus on language and cultural studies through advanced conversation.  Students will continue to develop necessary communication skills, both oral and written, within authentic and meaningful scenarios.  This intense course requires that students exhibit disciplined work ethic and apply it to the various facets of the real world.  

     

    General Goals

    The Spanish course of study enables students to interact and communicate with others while gaining a greater understanding of and respect for the cultural perspectives, practices, and products of different cultures and provides an appreciation of state and national responsibilities in the world community.  The study of a language strengthens critical-thinking skills through problem solving, conceptualizing, and reasoning and enhances the ability to see connections between the various disciplines by incorporating visual and performing arts, health and physical education, language arts literacy, mathematics, science and social studies and workplace readiness into the language classroom.  The program’s goal is to enable students to become multilingual and multicultural resources for American and international businesses based in the state of New Jersey.

     

    Materials (may include but are not limited to…):          

    • Reflejos:  Renjilian-Burgy, Mraz, Chiquito, DeDarer; Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004.  Program Series includes multimedia package: Audio CD, CD-ROM, Video, and website (http://college.hmco.com/languages/spanish/students).
    • 501 Spanish Verb Book, Dictionary, Thesaurus
    • Online newspapers:  abc.es &  Hoyinternet.com
    • Films
    • Literature:        Federico Garcia Lorca, La Casa de Bernarda Alba

    Fernando De Rojas, La Celestina

    Etc…

    Assessment: 

    •  (20 %) Interpretive
    •  (20 %) Interpersonal
    •  (20 %) Presentational
    •  (40%)  Class Participation     

    (Includes:  homework, oral participation exclusively in Spanish, preparedness, attendance, etc.)

     

    Extra Help:  I can be reached after school in my classroom. I am very flexible; simply make me aware! 

     

    Contact:  Via email Ramodeo@ridgefieldschools.com

     

    All school policies are strictly enforced (i.e.:  attendance, discipline, etc).

     

     

     

    Spanish 5 Honors

     

    Course Description

    This fifth year course stresses the continued development of the 3 modes of communication:  Interpretive, Interpersonal, and Presentational.  This course includes a broad selection of authentic materials from various written, auditory, and visual resources.  Its goal is to refine speaking, listening, reading and writing abilities.  This intense class requires disciplined work ethic and self-initiative.  Students will be expected to sharpen proficiency skills necessary for overall communication in a variety of authentic situations.  They will write brief essays, short stories, and poems; continue cultural studies via the examination of literature, people, language, history, geography, and customs; and perfect conversational skills through improvisational discussions, on many topics, requiring the spontaneous use of language.

     

    General Goals

    The Spanish course of study enables students to interact and communicate with others while gaining a greater understanding of and respect for the cultural perspectives, practices, and products of different cultures and provides an appreciation of state and national responsibilities in the world community.  The study of a language strengthens critical-thinking skills through problem solving, conceptualizing, and reasoning and enhances the ability to see connections between the various disciplines by incorporating visual and performing arts, health and physical education, language arts literacy, mathematics, science and social studies and workplace readiness into the language classroom.  The program’s goal is to enable students to become multilingual and multicultural resources for American and international businesses based in the state of New Jersey.

     

    Materials (may include but are not limited to…):          

    • Reflejos:  Renjilian-Burgy, Mraz, Chiquito, DeDarer; Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004.  Program Series includes multimedia package: Audio CD, CD-ROM, Video, and website (http://college.hmco.com/languages/spanish/students).
    • 501 Spanish Verb Book, Dictionary, Thesaurus
    • Online newspapers:  abc.es &  Hoyinternet.com
    • Films
    • Literature:        Federico Garcia Lorca, La Casa de Bernarda Alba

    Fernando De Rojas, La Celestina

    Etc.

    Assessment: 

    • (25 %) Interpretive
    • (25%)  Interpersonal 
    • (25%)  Presentational 
    • (25%)  Class Participation      

    (homework, oral participation in target language, preparedness, attendance, etc…)

     

    Extra Help:  I can be reached after school in my classroom.  I am very flexible; simply make me aware! 

     

    Contact:  Via email Ramodeo@ridgefieldschools.com

     

    All school policies are strictly enforced (i.e.:  attendance, discipline, etc).