Spanish Syllabus



    The following materials must be brought to class every day:

    -          Notebook

    -          Pens/ Pencil

    -          Index cards


    -          DRY ERASE MARKERS

    -          Color pencils

    -          Ruler

    -          English/Spanish dictionary

    Class wish list: Sanitizer, copy paper, scissors, tissue

    Teacher Information:

      Señora Juli Whipple

    Class room A7




    This is a high school credit course. Spanish is a broad based course designed to introduce the student to all aspects of a foreign language study. Grammar, reading, writing, and listening skills are included. Cultural information is provided and taught though out the duration of the course. Students will do research on various cultural topics. Emphasis is placed on conversation, vocabulary and correct usage of the language. Correct pronunciation and oral proficiency are the primary goals. This requires a daily emphasis on listening and speaking. The classroom experience will provide an appreciation and development of cultural awareness through various readings, media resources and authentic materials.



    -Conversation about basic personal information, basic objects, activities, preferences and

    Immediate needs.

    -Responses to direct questions or requests of information.

    -Use of formulaic questions


    -Incorporation of learned vocabulary and phrases into sentences.

    -Responses dealing with common elements of daily life.

    -Formation of questions regarding very familiar topics.


    -Comprehension of speech dealing with need.

    -Comprehension of phrases of study.


    -Comprehension of key words, cognates and learned phrases.

    -Comprehension of short and simple texts.

    Source: ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines


    In addition, culture and customs of the Spanish speaking world are taught throughout the year. For

    each unit of study, students will have the opportunity to read about various aspects of culture in the target language.


    Spanish 1:

    Unit 0 – introduce yourself, tell time, count to 100; CULTURE: Geography of Spanish-speaking countries

    Unit 1 – descriptions of people, stereotypes; CULTURE: Hispanic influence in the U.S

    Unit 2- Family and house hold objects; Latino family structures

    Unit 3- classroom objects, school subjects, cognates; CULTURE: Schools in Latin America

    Unit 4 – Food; CULTURE: traditional Latin foods


    Unit 0 – Spanish 1 review; CULTURE: Three Kings Day

    Unit 1 A – Shopping clothing; CULTURE: shopping in Latin America

    Unit 1 B – Shopping food; CULTURE: Currency Exchange

    Unit 2 – Daily Routines; CULTURE:

    Unit 3- Restaurants: CULTURE: Dinning differences

    Unit 4: Holidays: CULTURE: Holidays in Latin America


    Course Grades: Course grades will not be based upon a total accumulation of points. Instead, student grades will be determined based on the following weighted categories:

    Spanish 1

    Practice: 5%    Quizzes: 10 %     Tests: 25 %     Final Exam: 20%     Unit Projects 20%   Final Project 10% Speaking Assessments 10%

    Spanish 2:

    Practice: 5%   Quizzes: 10 %     Tests: 25 %     Final Exam: 20%     Unit Projects 15%     Final Project 15% Speaking Assessments 10%

    Grading Scale: A=100 – 90; B=89 – 80; C=79 – 70; D=69 – 60; F=59.9 and below

    No extra work will be given to improve grades. If the students do their work on time and take the opportunities given to them, they will be very successful in any class. I have multiple opportunities for bonus points built into assignments and test. Students will be able to make up test. See Make up sections for information.



    Spanish 1:

    • Greeting Conversation-
    • Alphabet book -
    • Trabalingua #1- 
    • Hispanic Celebrity Project-
    • Trabalingua #2 -
    • Persuasive Essay -
    • House Project-
    • Que tienes en la mochila – Speaking-TBA
    • Trabalingua #3-
    • Food Final Project


    Spanish 2: Dates TBA in class

    • Currency Project
    • Trabalingua #1
    • Bargining Skit
    • Morning Routine Dialogue
    • Spanish Recipe
    • Trabalingua #2
    • Holiday Project
    • Trabalingua #3
    • Final project with essay ( ALL)-





    Learning a foreign language requires communication. Therefore, students will be expected to participate and practice regularly. The above section labeled “Practice” will will consist of a variety of items such as homework checks, in-class work and practice, participation, mini-projects and (si ustedes tienen suerte) extra credit.

     We will also be completing projects throughout the semester to further our learning. Projects are expected to be turned in on time.


    Each unit will have quizzes through the unit some will be pop quizzes.


    The unit exams are broken down by sections. You may receive between 1 and 3 grades per each exam (interpretation and vocabulary, grammar, and culture) Students are expected to take note of assessment dates, prepare for them and come in for help ahead of time if needed. Students have the opportunity to retake unit exams across the entire semester if they score lower than a 70%. To do so, you must first come in after school for help. Once the unit exam is retaken and scored, it will be averaged with the original test score. The new averaged score will be the new grade and be changed in the gradebook.

    Test Make ups

    A student may retake a test with a failing grade <70 in tutorial. The student must have completed all class work and projects for the unit and attend 2 tutorial sessions for help and a third tutorial to retake a new version of the test. The grade for the new test will be averaged with the grade for the old test. Vocab Man is due at the end of each chapter before each test. A student will not be allowed to retake a test until the vocabulary man is completed and remediation is done.  The date will be on the board along with the dates for the unit test, midterms, finals, etc.



    • Put forth your best effort
    • Be proactive with your learning
    • Listen to directions
    • Speak as much ESPAÑOL as possible!
    • Attend class daily PREPARED with writing utensil, notebook, textbook, and workbook
    • Enthusiastically contribute to class activities EVERY DAY not only by raising your hand to volunteer answers, but also actively working during group work and staying on task
    • RESPECT each other’s individuality, privacy, and differences
    • Act respectfully and appropriately during class · Find out what you missed and make it up promptly
    • Communicate regularly with the teacher, especially if having difficulties - Sign in/out when leaving the room,
    • No Grooming in class
    • No food or drinks in class
    • No electronics in class unless teacher requests for assignments
    • Phones will be put in appropriate place for class- They will not be allowed out unless as a reward

    Phones/ Electronics:

    All phones must be placed in the charging station on a daily basis upon entrance to the class. If a student is caught with their phone during instruction, it will be taken and given back at the end of the day. If the problem persists, a parent will be notified. There will be times when phones are allowed to work on assignments the teacher will notify the students of these times, other wise they should be put in the proper place. No gaming systems or speakers are allowed at any time.


    Students who have a pre-excused absence (field trips/vacations) are allowed to make up work missed during the absence. When assignments are provided by the teacher before the student leaves, the student is required to turn in the assignments upon return to each class. For an excused illness absence, the student is entirely responsible for requesting the make-up work from the teacher(s). Tests/quizzes will be scheduled at an agreed upon time. Students will be given one school day for each day of excused absence to make up assignments and tests. Additional considerations will be given for students with extended illnesses.

     In the matter of disciplinary absences, for the first offense resulting in a suspension longer than 3 days, the Attendance Office will collect and provide homework assignments to the student. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the Main Attendance Office and make arrangements to pick up the homework assignments. For subsequent, external suspensions, it is the responsibility of the student or parent to contact the teacher to obtain homework assignments. It is the suspended student’s responsibility to make up missed work or tests. Work is due on the date of return to school.


    Missing Work:

    It is the student’s responsibility to get any missed work or notes when they come back to school. Any missing work must be turned in within 2 weeks of the original due date or a ZERO will be received. Students will still be expected to take quizzes and test on the specified dates so they need to make sure to get missed notes.

    Tips for learning Spanish

     Learning Spanish requires practice, repetition and motivation. Use the tips below to develop your proficiency:

    • Participate in class, complete homework and ask for help when necessary.
    • Download the DuoLingo app on your phone and create an account. Practice with the app every day for at least 10 minutes.
    • Use the Quizlet links provided in class to stay current on vocabulary covered in class.
    • Watch familiar movies in Spanish.
    • Practice having Spanish conversation outside of the classroom with friends and/or family. · Listen to Spanish radio stations (93.5 FM Latino Mix, 106.7 FM Amor, 107.9 FM La Ley)
    • Watch Spanish TV SMI



    Trabalinguas/ Tongue Twister: Graded on Pronunciation

    You will be expected to learn, memorize, and say these on the due dates for a speaking assessment grade.

    Spanish 1:

     1: Tres tristes tigres tragaban trigo en un trigal en tres tristes trastos.

    En tres tristes trastos tragaban trigo tres tristes tigres.


    2: Erre con erre cigarro,
                erre con erre barril.
                Rápido corren los carros,
                cargados de azúcar del ferrocarril.


    3: Pancha plancha con cuatro planchas.
                ¿Con cuántas planchas Pancha plancha?


    Spanish 2:


    1: El bebé bebe bebidas con burbujas.


    2: Cuando cuentes cuentos, cuenta cuantos cuentos cuentas cuando cuentes cuentos.


    3: Pepe Pecas pica papas con un pico, con un pico pica papas Pepe Pecas.