Italian 1,2&3 (grading)
-there might be unannounced quizzes
-they are typically not multiple choice
-they are on grammar and vocabulary
-there will be a test given at the end of each topic (skills based -reading, writing, listening & speaking)
-projects are considered test grades
-there will be some homework given
-it will always be either checked the next day, collected, or checked on line
-missed homework is always accepted late, with-in the time frame of that topic
-ON-LINE ASSIGNMENTS: MUST BE COMPLETED THOROUGLY AND THEY WILL BE GRADED ON LINE.
While working on compositions, and other essays - it is always and still - expected that all students work with diligence and honesty at all times. Although there are numerous sources available on-line for translation, YOU MAY NOT use them to convert your thoughts into Italian. Use of these programs - which use others' words and linguistic terms - is the same as plagiarism!
As approved "dictionary" sources that you are encouraged to consult for vocabulary and phrases is www.wordreference.com , but you MAY NOT have entire sentences or paragraphs translated with such help. If there is ever a question about "authenticity" of your material, disciplinary action will be taken.
Participation/classwork/ speaking (25%)
-informal questions asked on a daily basis to random students
-students asking and responding to questions by raising hands
-students volunteering to come to the board
-attendance (lateness - bathroom use)
-dialogs (informal, formal)
-speaking to teacher in an informal setting 2 times a week on any topic
Cheating : Students will receive a zero on any quiz or test
Students will receive a zero on any homework or composition when google translator is used.