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    Español 3

    Señor Cotroneo

    El aula – B 4

    Homework Hotline/Voicemail – 296-3656 (Ext. 7052)

    Remind app

    E-mail – cotroneog@dvsd.org


    ¡Bien regreso!  I hope you had an enjoyable and restful, and productive summer!


    1. First and foremost, it is my hope that when the year ends, you will have a better appreciation for Hispanic culture and its people. By being diligent, you will also be speaking, reading and writing more Spanish and better than you thought you could! Learning to speak, read, and write in a world language is the greatest reward you could ever receive!


    1. In Spanish 3, you will:
      • Review grammatical concepts you already learned and learn more complex ones
    • Learn new and recycle previously learned vocabulary used in everyday, real-life situations
    • Be exposed to various facets of Hispanic culture
    • Improve your skills as a Spanish student. In order to do this, you need to be practicing Spanish every night in some form. Use of the @HomeTutor is highly suggested as well as the Flashcards provided in “Student Resources”.


    1. Textbooks are not needed unless you would like one to keep at home during the school year. You must sign the attached sheet (marking your intention) and return to me by Wednesday August 28, 2019). We will be using the online textbooks as much as possible for the following:
    • Take home listening activities for workbook and textbook
    • Video worksheet activities
    • Textbook homework
    • “@HomeTutor” practice
    • “Student Resources” provides vocab practice, videos, listening and graded self-tests. “Conjuguemos” under “Student Resources” provides verb conjugation practice.
    1. Go to hrw.com
    2. Username: espanol34
    3. Password: adios!
    4. Click “Go to the Online Textbook
    5. Select the corresponding “Unidad and Lección” from the drop down menu to the left.
    6. Click “GO”
    7. If you click on the tabs labeled “Book Pages”, “Student Resources” or “Downloads”, you can see many features and advantages for this book series.
    • We will utilize the desktops in the room for online use; therefore, NO CELL PHONES

              may be used during class. In the rare instance that one could be of some help, teacher 

              permission would be required, and is not precedent setting.

    1. PARENTS need to sign up for POWERSCHOOL to see the progress of your children online. Grades are updated daily. In order to sign up for POWERSCHOOL, you must visit the Guidance Office and show Issued ID.


    • Students must achieve a “C-“or higher to progress to the next level. It is recommended by the Guidance Office and many colleges/universities that two or more consecutive years of a world language be taken and successfully completed in high school for college/university admittance.


    1. You should have the following for class:
    2. 3 Ring Binder with loose leaf paper or folder for handouts and notes; these are much better than just a notebook.
    3. PENCILS or PENS

    HS Level 3 Common Grading Scale



    Speaking – 30%

    ·         Presentations

    ·         Speaking performance based activities, assignments, and assessments (Common and teacher selected)

    ·         Speaking portions of Lesson/Unit tests


    Writing – 25%

    ·         Visual aids for presentations, but nothing should be read off of it

    ·         Writing performance based activities, assignments, and assessments (Common and teacher selected)

    ·         Writing portions of Lesson/Unit tests


    Listening and Reading –  20%

    ·         Listening and reading sections of Lesson/Unit tests

    ·         Teacher chosen listening and reading activities (workbook, online, etc.)


    Knowledge Based Assessments – 15%

    ·         Culture Quizzes, if applicable

    ·         Grammar Quizzes

    ·         Vocabulary Quizzes


    Classwork/Participation – 10%

    ·         Workbook/Grammar/Vocabulary practice activities

    ·         Graded assignments (teacher selected)

    ·         Daily Preparation/Active Participation

    ·         Warm ups


    1. One very important thing to remember: I do follow the policy in the student handbook pertaining to behavior, bullying, cheating (this includes the translator policy), and all other school rules.


    If you have any questions or are confused about anything we are doing or did, PLEASE DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK! THAT IS WHAT I AM HERE FOR! If you like what you see, give it a chance, and don’t give up; it will be worth it! J