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Characteristics of Students

 Spanish is different from other classes. For most students this is their first exposure to learning a foreign language or culture, unlike history, math or English which have been reinforced since elementary school.  To help you out I have created a profile of student characteristics for each level of success.

 A students:

      Turn in all work on time and completed

      Participate in all class activities, especially oral activities

      Take notes in class

      Study notes, vocabulary and practice pronunciations outside of class

      Do well on quizzes and tests

      Stay organized and keep their binders up to date

      Brings supplies to class every day

      Follow directions carefully on all assignments, projects, tests, etc.

      Make good use of class time to work, stay on task and ask questions

      Seek help immediately when needed.

      Put extra effort into projects and presentations

      Do extra credit assignments when offered

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B students:

      Turn in all work on time and completed

      Participate in class activities, especially oral activities

      Take notes in class

      Study notes and vocabulary outside of class

      Do fairly well on quizzes and tests

      Stay organized and keep their binders up to date

      Brings supplies to class

      Follow directions on all assignments, projects, tests, etc.

      Make use of class time to work, stay on task and ask some questions

      Seek help when needed.

      Do most extra credit assignments when offered

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C students:

      Turn in most work on time and completed, sometimes forget to do it

      Participate an average amount  in class activities and oral activities

      Take some notes in class

      Look over notes and vocabulary, usually right before a quiz or test

      Do okay on quizzes and tests

      Stay some what organized and use their binders

      Forgets to bring supplies to class from time to time

      Follow most of directions on all assignments, projects, tests, etc.

      Usually use class time to work, but sometimes get off task or procrastinate

      Seek help sometimes, usually at the prompting of a parent or teacher

      Occasionally do extra credit assignments when offered

      Are happy with average work or just getting by 

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D students:

      Turn in some work on time and completed, sometimes dont do it at all or leave it unfinished 

      Rarely participate in class activities and oral activities, have to be prompted to do so 

      Rarely take notes in class

      Sometimes look over notes and vocabulary, but only right before a quiz or test

      Do poorly on quizzes and tests

      Are some what disorganized and rarely, if ever, use their binders

      Forget to bring supplies to class

      Follow some of directions on assignments, projects, tests, etc.

      May use class time to work, but get off task or procrastinate

      Seek help rarely, or may even refuse to get help when prompted by others

      Will ask for extra credit assignments if they fear they are failing, usually do not complete the assignments when offered

      Try to depend on others, may try to offer excuses, generally only do enough to keep from failing

 

* It will be difficult for these students to move on to the next level of Spanish without consent

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F students:

      Do not turn in work on time or completed, sometimes dont do it at all or leave it unfinished 

      Do not voluntarily participate in class activities and oral activities, have to be prompted to do so 

      Do not take notes in class

      Never, or hardly ever,  look over notes and vocabulary

      Fail quizzes and tests

      Are disorganized and rarely, if ever, use their binders

      Forget to bring supplies to class

      Follow some directions, if any, on assignments, projects, tests, etc.

      May try to avoid working in class, get off task often and procrastinate

      Will not seek help, or may even refuse to get help when prompted by others

      May ask for extra credit assignments close to report cards, but do not complete the assignments when offered

      Try to depend on others, may try to offer excuses, or may develop an I dont care attitude

* These students will not be able to move on to the next Level of Spanish

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