Course Description:

This course allows Italian IV students to continue developing interpersonal, interpretive and presentational skills at the Intermediate level.

Students convey ideas, judgments and opinions in the target language in an immersion atmosphere. 

Each class is 77 minutes long and meets two to three times a week. Reading, writing, listening, speaking and culture are integrated throughout the year. This course presents the culture of the Italian people through the study of authentic written, audio and video materials .

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Course grading


A - Assessments:

·       Quizzes will be weighed as X2. 2 quizzes equal a test grade. Quizzes will be given frequently and might, on occasion, be unannounced.

·       Tests will be given at the end of each chapter or major unit. They will always be announced in advance. They will be weighed at X4, double the weight of quizzes.

·       Diaries will be completed in class and/or at home. They will be weighed as X3.

·       At least two Common Tasks will be given throughout the year, one per semester. Common tasks will count as X5 (a bit more than tests).

·       Over all, assessments constitute 70% of the quarter grade.


B - Class Participation:

        Students will be evaluated on the basis of their class participation.      Class participation will count as 20% of the quarter grade. Standards for class participation are:

A=Always   B=Usually   C=Sometimes   D=Seldom   F=Never

·       On time

·       Prepared and Organized (book, notebook, pen, homework)

·       Following Directions

·       Focused and Attentive

·       Honest, Respectful and Cooperative

·       Speaking Italian!!!!!!!!! Molto importante!


C - Homework:

Homework will be assigned most evenings. This may include written assignments, reading passages, oral projects and research projects. It will be collected or reviewed during the following class. Homework will count as 10% of the quarter grade.


D - Exams:

There will be a written exam at the end of each semester. Each exam is worth 20% of the semester grade. Each quarter is worth 40% of the semester grade.

NO Final exam if you take the AP exam.




I am available for extra help by appointment. I am available in room 209A right after school or during TASC.


Make-Up Work:

If a student is absent, it is his/her responsibility to make up all the work missed, including homework.


Assessments: If a student is absent for an assessment (quiz, test, diary...)he/she is expected to make it up the day he/she returns to class.


Make-ups of assessments will not be done during class time.


Homework: student will pick up the missing homework the day that he/she returns to class, and hand the homework in (or show it) during the following class.


Any work not completed on time will be counted as a zero.


P.S. Feel free to come and pick up any homework and make up any quizzes or tests the day you come back to school, even if you don’t have my class that day. So you will be sure that you won’t be late!


If an absence is planned, see me to get work in advance.




Narragansett School System Placed on the College Board’s 3rd Annual AP® District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Advanced Placement® Access and Student Performance


A Record 539 School Districts Across the Nation Are Honored

Narragansett School System is one of 539 school districts across 44 of the 50 states in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 3rd Annual AP® District Honor Roll for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement® course work while increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Achieving both of these goals is the ideal scenario for a district’s AP program because it indicates that the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are likely to benefit most from rigorous AP course work. From 2010-2012, Narragansett School System has increased the number of students participating in AP from 57 to 70 while still enabling more than 70% of AP students to earn at least one score of 3 or higher. More than 90 percent of colleges and universities across the U.S. offer college credit, advanced placement or both for a score of 3 or above on an AP Exam — which can potentially save students and their families thousands of dollars in college tuition.


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