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    Manhasset High School

    Course Descriptions ~ Italian 5

    Teacher: Mrs. Scaldaferri

    Email: Scaldaferri_g@ManhassetSchools.org

    World Languages Department: (516) 267-7688

    Webpage~~ https://www.manhassetschools.org/Domain/322


     

     

     
     
     
     
    Welcome to Italian 5.  Throughout the academic year, students will be involved in a wide range of differentiated activities that will conform to the NYS Learning Standards for World Languages and the National Standards for Foreign Language Education.  The instructional methods will be largely student-oriented, encouraging participation and higher-order thinking.

     

    GOALS

    • Students will be able to develop skills which are essential to communicating effectively in the target language.
    • Students will be able to develop an understanding and an appreciation for other cultures and their influence on our culture.
    • Students will be able to refine the four language skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.

     

    TOPICS

    • Youth & Childhood, City Life, Work, University           Da Capo -Morena, Lazzarino, 7th Edition

     

    LITERATURE

    • Novels- Volevo i pantaloni, Cardella 1969                    
    • Poetry-  La Divina Commedia, Dante Alighieri           

     

    FILM STUDIES      

    • I Cento Passi, Marco Tullio Giordana         
    • Cinema Paradiso, Giuseppe Tornatore      
    • Pane e Tulipani, Silvio Soldini  
    • Il Postino, Patrizia La Trecchia

     

    ROSETTA STONE

    • Rosetta Stone will now be a MANDATORY part of the curriculum for all Level V World Languages students.  Students must complete one unit per quarter which will count as an assessment grade.  Rosetta Stone is a great way to supplement the curriculum, improve communication skills, and increase fluency.

     

    MATERIALS

    • 3-ring binder with loose leaf
    • 3-ring whole puncher
    • Worksheets

     

    CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS

    • CELL PHONES should not be visible and should be turned off within the classroom setting, unless use of the cell phone is directed by the teacher.
    • All Manhasset High School rules.
    • Students are expected to arrive to class each day on time, prepared to work immediately and in their seat before the bell rings.   
    • Classmates and teachers should be treated with RESPECT.
    • If a test is missed, students must make up the test in the Language Lab or in the Testing Center during a free period or before school. 

     

     

    GRADING POLICY

    • Formal Assessment Rubric for Academic Achievement
    • Students are assessed frequently both formally (quizzes, tests, projects) and informally (homework, in-class work, participation)
    • If a test is missed, students must make up the test in the Language Laboratory during a free period or before school.  Arrangements must be made with the teacher.

    HOMEWORK

    • Homework is generally assigned every evening.  If there is no written assignment, students MUST study their notes and vocabulary from that day.  Language learning is cumulative and requires a good basic vocabulary. 
    • Missing homework may not be made up, 2 points will be taken from the student average.

     

    LANGUAGE LAB

    • Students will have class in the Language Laboratory approximately every 12 days. The Tower Foundation provided the funds necessary to provide this wonderful “communicative tool” which enables students to focus on developing aural/oral proficiency in the target language.  The lab is open to all students before school and throughout the school day.

     

    EXTRA HELP

    • Teachers offer extra help on a schedule determined in the beginning of the school year. 
    • Members of the Language Honor Societies provide extra help/support to students in need on designated mornings during each week. Monthly schedules are posted outside the Language Lab and on the Honor Societies’ webpages.

     

    EXAMS

    • Students will complete a Final Video Project to culminate the course.  Video projects will count as their Final Exam Grade.  Students will receive ONE high school credit.

     

    ROSETTA STONE

    • Rosetta Stone will now be a MANDATORY part of the curriculum for all Level 5 World Languages students.  Students must complete one unit per quarter which will count as an assessment grade.  Rosetta Stone is a great way to supplement the curriculum, improve communication skills, and increase fluency.

     

    ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY

    • As written in the student planner and posted on the Manhasset Secondary School website, “To help students achieve their maximum potential, Manhasset Secondary School promotes an environment which fosters integrity and honorable conduct. Administrators, faculty, students, and parents share the responsibility for maintaining an atmosphere in which personal accountability is valued.” With this statement in mind, students must maintain work that is theirs alone and does not violate the Academic Integrity Policy. Please refer to the handbook regarding the consequences and procedures used when an academic integrity violation has occurred.
    • Students are expected to complete all assignments using their own language ability. The use of any electronic or internet translator, friends, or family is regarded as a breach of academic integrity. Suspected use of any of these sources will result in the outlined consequences contained in Manhasset’s Academic Integrity Policy.

     

    *STUDENTS SHOULD KEEP THIS FORM IN THEIR BINDER AT ALL TIMES SO THEY ARE AWARE OF THE COURSE GUIDELINES AND EXPECTATIONS!

     

    Student Name: _______________________           Signature: ___________________________

    Parent/Guardian: _____________________ Signature: ___________________________

    Date: ________________________

     

    *By signing this contract I attest that I have read through the policy thoroughly.  I also give permission for my student to participate in the literature and film studies listed above.