Welcome to german 3 - White Plains Middle School

Welcome to german 3 - White Plains Middle School

WELCOME TO GERMAN 3 Frau Snell [email protected] Room A-208 Objectives for the class To prepare the students for the Checkpoint B final exam in June. Checkpoint B = Regents level Exam will be given during the Regents Exam period To increase the students proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The syllabus: Topics

Free time activities Family and relatives House and home Celebrations Holidays Physical description and talking about how youre feeling Location and orientation to the city How to make purchases, request services, or visit a doctor or dentist Places in D-A-CH (Germany-Austria-Switzerland) Planning a trip Ordering food, expressing complaints, paying Being a tourist and communicating with hotels, at train stations and airports, in restaurants, at tourist attractions Daily routine Future plans education, career goals and professions How to describe a past event The syllabus: Grammar

Review of present tense Present perfect tense Simple past (Imperfect) tense Future tense Stem-vowel changing verbs Separable-prefix verbs Modal verbs Review of Nominative and Accusative cases Dative and Genitive cases Imperative forms Prepositions with all 4 cases Adverbs of frequency Personal pronouns in all cases Comparison of adjectives The syllabus: Readings Short stories

Poems Popular music texts Skits and plays Articles: Current events in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, German culture and history, traditions and celebrations, cities and vacations places in Germanspeaking countries Textbooks: [email protected] klick A1 & A2 Grading Policy Performance 70% Practice 15% Participation 15% Missed or late assignments will be marked as incomplete [INC] in Infinite Campus until they are completed. At the end of the quarter, any missing work will be given a score of 45%. For each missing assignment, students must fill in a Late, Incomplete or Redo Assignment Form, which I will collect and keep in the students file. PARTICIPATION 1 point

2 points 3 points 4 points 5 points Frequency of participation I rarely participate in class and only when the teacher calls on me. Make little or no effort to help in a group activity. I participate every day in class, but usually only when the teacher calls on me. Go along with group activities, but rarely contribute. I participate voluntarily once each day in class. Will also answer when the teacher calls on me. Participate in most activities in class. Contribute a little

to group activities. I participate voluntarily every day in class a minimum of 2 times per day. Participate in all activities in class. Usually contribute meaningfully to group activities. I participate voluntarily every day in class at least 3 times per day. Participate in all class activities right away. Am usually a leader in group activities. Quality and accuracy of participation I make no effort to practice the target language in class.Speak in English almost all the time. I make little effort to practice the target language. Usually speak English in class, will occasionally try to speak

the target language. I use the target language sometimes in class. Sometimes talk with the teacher in the target language. Usually switch to English without asking permission . I often use class time to practice the target language. Usually communicate with the teacher in the target language. Usually ask permission to speak English. I always use class time to practice the target language. Always communicate with the teacher and my classmates in the target language. Always ask permission to speak English. Behavior in class I almost never have my

materials in class. Have a bad attitude. Treat others without respect. Dont pay attention. Keep my cell phone in my hand. Usually dont have my HW and rarely try to do the DN. Do not take notes. Often distract other students and am often disruptive. I often come to class without my materials and without a positive attitude. Often not focused. Have a minimum of motivation and of respect for others. Sometimes keep my cell phone in view. Have to be reminded to take out HW and do the DN. Often forget to copy the date and the objective. Rarely take notes. Sometimes disruptive. I bring my materials to class some of the time. Have a positive attitude

more than half of the time. Not terribly motivated, but am focused for at least part of each lesson and generally show respect for others. Often have to be reminded to take out HW, do the DN, and to copy the date and the objective. Take notes some of the time. I usually bring my materials to class and have a positive attitude. Am motivated, focused and ready to learn. Am respectful of others. My cell phone is usually turned off and out of view. Usually take out HW and begin DN without being asked, copy the date and the objective from the board, and take notes. I always bring all materials and a positive attitude to class. Am always motivated, focused, ready to learn.

Always respectful of others. Always enter the classroom with cell phone turned off and out of view during class. Always take out HW and begin DN without being asked, copy the date and the objective from the board, and take notes. Attendance and punctuality I am always late to class and/or have many unexcused absenses. Constantly ask to leave the classroom. Im often late to class and often absent. Absences are almost always unexcused. Ask to leave the classroom 3 times per week. I sometimes come late to class. Have a number of unexcused absences. Ask to leave the classroom 2 times a week.

I usually come to class on time. Sometimes absent, but always an excused absence. Ask to leave the classroom no more than once a week. I always come to class on time. Am rarely absent. Any absences are always excused. Rarely ask to leave the classroom for any reason. Extra Help Students who would like to meet with me for extra help or to make up a test or quiz should make an appointment in advance. I am available periods 4, 5, and 7 and am sometimes available at lunch or after school. Contact Information

Please email me at: [email protected] You are also welcome to join my Remind group for your childs class to receive messages and reminders. To join, please text the number 81010 and send the following message: For German 1-2: @8frausnell For German 3: @frausnell2 For German 4H-5H: @frausnell6 Thank you! Danke schn! Please dont hesitate to get in touch with me. I am looking forward to this year with your children!

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