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Welcome to Solon High School Bienvenidos al colegio de Solon Curriculum Night 2012 So Glad You Are Here. I am Debbie (Litman) Zito, your son or daughter’s Spanish Teacher. About me. I am a 1979 graduate of SHS. I attended BGSU for my undergraduate work and CSU for my Master’s Degree.

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I am debbie litman zito your son or daughter s spanish teacher

Welcome to Solon High SchoolBienvenidos al colegio de SolonCurriculum Night 2012So Glad You Are Here

I am Debbie (Litman) Zito, your son or daughter’s Spanish Teacher.


About me

About me

  • I am a 1979 graduate of SHS.

  • I attended BGSU for my undergraduate work and CSU for my Master’s Degree.

  • I have lived in Spain and have traveled to many Spanish Speaking countries with students and for pleasure.

  • This is my 14th year at SHS. I have taught at Mayfield HS, Highland HS in Medina and Newbury HS prior to Solon.


Add them all up

Add them all up-

  • 30th year of teaching

  • 30th curriculum night


Great story

Great story-

  • In 1998, I applied for a teaching position here at SHS, and was hired by George Steyer.

  • I took the position of a retiring Spanish Teacher, Nancy Khors.

  • She was MY SPANISH TEACHER HERE AT SHS FOR 4 YEARS.


My expectations

My Expectations:

  • Class guidelines, procedures and lesson plans are available on my Web Site at Solon HS in my Class Files.


Mission statement

Mission Statement:

  • To speak/use Spanish daily all the time in class.


I am debbie litman zito your son or daughter s spanish teacher

  • Lesson Plans: My Web Site/Class Files (Lesson Plans) /CometCasts (Listening Practice)

  • Homework Buddies

  • Carpetas

  • Take Home Tutor

  • Classzone.com / On-line Textbook Activities/Many Links to help your student on-line, at home

  • My Links (Dictionary, Verb/Vocabulary Practice, Concordia Language Villages)


My teaching and spanish classroom

My teaching and Spanish Classroom:

  • Lots of doing and speaking. Much more than memorization of a definition. We apply and use daily what the students have learned and what they are learning with me.


I am debbie litman zito your son or daughter s spanish teacher

  • I stress the use of the language daily. Ask your child what they are learning to say in Spanish. More than just words. They are practicing communication.


I am debbie litman zito your son or daughter s spanish teacher

Cosasimportantes

Homework & Preparation

Participation & Volunteering

On-Task

Effort

Use of Spanish


Frases tiles

Frasesútiles

Ayúdame, por favor

Puedoayudarte

No, no, no

Sí, sí, sí


I am debbie litman zito your son or daughter s spanish teacher

Yopuedocontestarla.

Yopuedoayudarte.

The students offer help to other students during class using Spanish the entire class period. Use of English is only permitted when they ask:

¿Puedousaringlés?

Yopuedoayudarte.


I am debbie litman zito your son or daughter s spanish teacher

  • Knowing other languages brings opportunities. You multiply your chances for success in your career if you are able to speak more than one language. Learning a Foreign Language can be a huge advantage to your child.


Everyone can learn a foreign language

Everyone can learn a Foreign Language

Our Strategies:

  • Listening

  • Speaking

  • Reading

  • Writing


Grading system spanish 3

Grading SystemSpanish 3

  • 20 % Reading

  • 20% Writing

  • 20% Listening

  • 20% Speaking

  • 20% Other

    *15% Assignments/Quizzes

    *5% Participation,Homeworkand Daily Effort


I am debbie litman zito your son or daughter s spanish teacher

Español 2: Grading

Writing Skills (20%)

Reading Skills (20%)

Speaking Skills (20%)

Listening Skills (20%)

Other Work(20%)(participation, homework, use of Spanish, effort in class, etc.)

(100%)

Assessments may include but are not limited to: tests, quizzes, class participation and preparedness, other assignments and projects.


Se habla espa ol aqu

SE HABLA ESPAÑOL AQUÍ

  • We speak Spanish for 50 minutes in class. Many students find this difficult at first but with time become more at ease with the language and use the language even out of the classroom.

    ¡Qué Bueno!


Charlemos

¡CHARLEMOS!

  • Every Monday: ¡CHARLEMOS! A 15 minute discussion (in Spanish) where your children tell the class and I what they did, who they saw and where they went over the past weekend. Also what they have to do or are going to do that week. Conversation with NO BOOKS!


I am debbie litman zito your son or daughter s spanish teacher

Everyone learns differently, and there are different ways to achieve a goal. Here at SHS, we have the resources to help all children be successful!

  • Please encourage serious/productive study habits. Foreign Language Study Center is available as well as peer tutors and help from me.


El espa ol est en mi coraz n

El Español está en mi corazón

¡GRACIAS!

¡TenganUds. unabuenanoche!


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