• Italian 1,2&3 (grading)
     
    quizzes  / Tests / compositions (30%)
     
    quizzes
    -given periodically
    -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 if completed at home
     
    compositions - will be done in class
     
    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!
     
    Homework (10%)
    -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, worth 50%
     
    -ON-LINE ASSIGNMENTS: MUST BE COMPLETED THOROUGLY AND THEY WILL BE GRADED ON LINE.
     
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    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 (30%)
     
    -informal questions asked on a daily basis to random students
    -paying attention
    -students volunteering to come to the board
    -active participant
    -attendance (lateness - bathroom use)
    -classroom activities
    -following directions
    -classroom projects 
     
     
     
    Speaking / participation:  (30%)
     
    -dialogues (informal, formal )
    -speak to me in an informal setting 2 times a week on any topic
     - asking and responding to questions 
     
     
    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.