• Italian 1,2&3 (grading)
    quizzes / tests 
    -given periodically
    -there might be unannounced quizzes
    -they are on grammar and vocabulary
    -there might 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 online 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!
    Assignments online & in class ( all work done in class and at home or online) 
    -there will be some homework given
    -it will always be either checked the next day, collected, or checked online
    -missed homework is sometimes accepted late with points taken off.  The deadline is 1 week. 
    An approved "dictionary" source 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 the "authenticity" of your material, disciplinary action will be taken.  
    -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:  
    -dialogues (informal, formal )  
    - Spontaneous speaking situations to be done twice a week in class.  You will be asking and responding to questions
    -speaking activities online
    You will also be graded on how much you participate ( are you going to the bathroom every day, are you listening, are you paying attention, are you being an active participant).
    -group activities 
    Each quarter grade will be calculated by adding the points earned and dividing that number by the "Maximum Points Possible".
     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.