DEPARTMENT OF WORLD LANGUAGES
Course description: The level III curriculum follows from the previous level and expands the student’s knowledge of the grammatical structures, vocabulary and expressions of the language. Increased practice in all four skill areas - reading, listening, writing, speaking - is given. Customs and culture are integrated into the course as different themes are explored. Students will be able to express themselves in wider contexts and in more depth as their fluency in the language increases.
Italian III is a precursor of Italian AP. Students can expect to practice their skills in a way that will prepare them well for the AP course and exam which they will be able to take in their senior year.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Italian II
Materials: Teacher generated units following the Level III curriculum of the World Languages Department, videos, movies, songs.
Vocabulary and grammar points will be provided in packets as each unit is taught, however, here is where you can find help:
Grammar: all grammar points are on my website. Here is the link to my website:
Once on my website, click on “Italian I grammar and vocabulary”.
Streaming video : Sentieri.
Portfolio tasks: Two tasks for the graduation portfolio will be completed- one per semester.
I. Course Requirements:It is the responsibility of each student to be on time and prepared for class daily. Students must have a pen/pencil, covered book, completed assignments, a 3 ring binder with paper and a positive attitude.
Daily attendance will be taken. It is crucial that students be in class to learn how
to speak the language. School policies are implemented for tardies and cuts.
See your student handbook or find it on the school’s website for details.
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
Prepared and Organized (book, notebook, pen, homework)
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.
I am available for extra help by appointment. I am available in room 209A right after school and during TASC.
IV- Make-Up Work:
If a student is absent, it is his/her responsibility to make up all the work missed, including homework.
Quizzes/tests: If a student is absent for a quiz or test he/she is expected to make it up by 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!