Schmoll, Benjamin

Willkommen in Herr Schmolls Deutschklasse!

CONTACT INFORMATION:

bschmoll@nbtschools.org

Herr Schmoll's 2017-2018 Schedule:

Period 1 - CP German 1
Period 2 - CP German 3
Period 3 - Honors German 4
Period 4 - Prep
Period 5 - Communication 
Period 6 - CP German 3
Period 7 - AP German

Herr Schmoll's Rules for Classroom Behavior -

  1. Be in your assigned seat and prepared to work when the final bell rings. If you are late, you must sign in on the clipboard by the door for late detention.
  2. You are allowed two bathroom visits per week. You must receive a pass from me and then sign out at the door. If you are not back after ten minutes I have to write a cut slip.
  3. Raise your hand and wait to be recognized before speaking. DO NOT interrupt a classmate or the instructor by calling or shouting out an answer. Furthermore, conversing with classmates while instruction is taking place is strictly prohibited.
  4. Abstain from eating, drinking, chewing and grooming in our classroom (water is ok).
  5. Respect the rights and property of others.
  6. Be courteous and respectful to your teacher and your classmates.
  7. At the end of the period, remain in your seat until you are dismissed. NO STANDING BY THE DOOR!
  8. Do not write on the classroom desks or any other school property. This behavior will result in an immediate detention.
  9. Cell phones are strictly prohibited in the classroom unless otherwise stipulated.

Policy for Severe Behavior

Severely disruptive behavior such as repeated disruptions, fighting, cursing, physical assault, or verbal abuse of the teacher or other students will result in immediate removal from the class room.

Consequences for Disruptive Behavior

1st Offense: A verbal warning will be given when a minor classroom or school rule is broken.

2nd Offense: A 2nd verbal warning will be given and may be accompanied by a telephone call to the parent/ guardian.

3rd Offense: If the problem persists after a 2nd verbal warning, the student will be removed from the classroom and receive a referral slip for the infraction, which will be accompanied by a telephone call to the parent/ guardian.

Grading Policies-

Final Course Grade:

Marking Period 1 – 22% Marking Period 3 – 22%

Marking Period 2 –22% Marking Period 4 – 22%

Final Exam – 12%

Marking Period Grade:

Homework – 20%
Participation - 20%
Tests and Marking Period Projects – 30%
Quizzes – 30%

Course Proficiencies -
CP GERMAN I

Course Description

CP German I introduces the student to the language and civilization of Germany.  The course is conducted with a minimal use of English, and stresses first the understanding and speaking of basic German conversational patterns and vocabulary, followed by reading and writing.  Students will also be studying cultural information about German speaking countries.


Course Proficiencies


Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:


  1. Respond to classroom directions given by the instructor in the target language that deal with the topics of everyday discussion, thematic topics, directed dialogues, and homework assignments.

  2. Participate in oral discussions in German by answering oral questions about various topics.

  3. Comprehend and discuss orally in German the content of a reading passage and/or dialogue from the textbook or supplementary material.

  4. Respond accurately to questions based on the reading, grammar, and culture via written homework exercises and discussions.

  5. Compose written paragraphs or simple dialogues in German from cued questions and phrases.

  6. Show understanding of the German, Swiss, and Austrian cultures with particular emphasis on the people and tourist attractions.

  7. Discuss the people, geography, history, and customs of the German speaking countries via oral reports, projects, supplementary readings, and demonstrations.


Course Requirements


Students will be expected to:


  1. Attend class regularly and be on time.  

  2. Bring necessary supplies to class.

  3. Complete all in-class and homework assignments.

  4. Make up all work after any absence within a deadline established by school policy.

  5. Maintain a high degree of class participation and preparation.

  6. Demonstrate a cooperative attitude and contribute to the learning process of the class.

Evaluation Procedures:

Marking period grades will be assigned quarterly and will be determined by the following:

  1. Class Participation 20%

  2. Homework (2/week) 20%

  3. Quizzes 30%

  4. Tests (2CA/MP) 30%


CP GERMAN II


Course Description


CP German II further expands and refines the basic skills introduced in CP German I.  The stress on understanding and speaking the language still receives primary emphasis, but there is an increased stress on reading comprehension through the introduction of supplementary reading material as well.  Students further their study of German culture with the aid of, videos, compact disks and other audio-visual materials.


Course Proficiencies


Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:


  1. Understand intermediate speech by native speakers in the target language which concerns every day conversational topics.

  2. Understand the content of various audio-visual materials in the target language (e.g. cd’s, videos).

  3. Comprehend and discuss the context of reading passages from the text and/or from supplementary reading materials.

  4. Respond accurately to questions based on reading, grammar and culture via homework assignments, in-class exercises, quizzes, and tests.

  5. Write short-guided compositions and/or dialogues on selected topics.  The topics will be based on the vocabulary and structures practiced in class.

  6. Write dictations in German with accuracy.

  7. Demonstrate understanding and mastery of the cultural material presented by the teacher and through student reports, projects, and demonstrations.

  8. Demonstrate mastery of the vocabulary presented by the instructor.

  9. Demonstrate listening comprehension mastery by participating in oral discussions and answering oral questions in German about the text and/or supplementary material.


Course Requirements


Students will be expected to:


  1. Attend class regularly and be on time.  

  2. Bring necessary supplies to class.

  3. Complete all in-class and homework assignments.

  4. Make up all work after any absence within a deadline established by school policy.

  5. Maintain a high degree of class participation and preparation.

  6. Demonstrate a cooperative attitude and contribute to the learning process of the class.


Evaluation Procedures


Marking period grades will be assigned quarterly and will be determined by the following:


  1. Class Participation/Graded classwork 20%

  2. Homework (2/week) 20%

  3. Quizzes 30%

  4. Tests 30%

 

 

CP GERMAN III
Course Description


CP German III is conducted primarily in German and stresses spontaneity and fluency in speaking.  After reviewing the fundamental structures of the language, the student is introduced to advanced grammatical material and simple, authentic German texts.  Written expression in the form of short summaries and compositions assumes greater importance at this level.  Reading comprehension of short stories and magazine articles is highlighted.  It is through this expanded reading material, in addition to numerous and varied audio-visual aids, that students increase their knowledge of German culture.


Course Proficiencies


Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:


  1. Understand formal native speech at a measured pace.

  2. Understand native speech that may be found in such audio-visual devices as cd’s and videos.

  3. Converse in German with the teacher and students exhibiting appropriate pronunciation, intonation, and inflection.

  4. Acquire and use vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and grammatical structures and forms studied and drilled in class.

  5. Respond accurately to questions based on reading, grammar, and culture via homework assignments, in-class exercises, quizzes, and tests.

  6. Comprehend the content of selected reading passages, dialogues, and simple, authentic German texts.

  7. Organize and write guided and creative paragraphs, dialogues, and compositions.

  8. Comprehend and explain selected cultural topics dealing with German speaking countries:  i.e. German history, the environment, and educational systems.


Course Requirements


Students will be expected to:


  1. Attend class regularly and be on time.  

  2. Bring necessary supplies to class.

  3. Complete all in-class and homework assignments.

  4. Make up all work after any absence within a deadline established by school policy.

  5. Maintain a high degree of class participation and preparation.

  6. Demonstrate a cooperative attitude and contribute to the learning process of the class.


Evaluation Procedures


Marking period grades will be assigned quarterly and will be determined by the following:


  1. Class Participation 20%

  2. Homework 20%

  3. Quizzes 30%

  4. Tests/Projects 30%

HONORS GERMAN IV


Course Description


Honors German IV gives students the opportunity to develop facility in spoken and written German and explore contemporary German literature and civilization.  The course is conducted entirely in German.  It includes a study of advanced grammar concepts and thematic readings and video material from authentic sources.  Students will begin to prepare for the Advanced Placement examination in German Language.


Course Proficiencies


Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:


  1. Understand formal speech spoken at a native speaker’s pace and pronunciation as spoken by the teacher and native speakers.

  2. Understand native speech that may be found in audio-visual devices such as compact discs and videos.

  3. Converse actively in the target language with the teacher and other students, exhibiting appropriate pronunciation, intonation, and inflection.

  4. Comprehend and discuss the content and significance of selected authentic German texts, dialogues, essays, and other selected reading passages.

  5. Organize and write guided and creative compositions, summaries, and other types of expository prose on German.

  6. Demonstrate comprehension and mastery of selected cultural topics dealing with people, places, and events in the German-speaking world.

  7. Demonstrate comprehension and mastery of advanced grammar topics, new vocabulary, and idiomatic expressions.


Course Requirements


Students will be expected to:


  1. Attend class regularly and be on time.  

  2. Bring necessary supplies to class.

  3. Complete all in-class and homework assignments.

  4. Make up all work after any absence within a deadline established by school policy.

  5. Maintain a high degree of class participation and preparation.

  6. Demonstrate a cooperative attitude and contribute to the learning process of the class.


Evaluation Procedures


Marking period grades will be assigned quarterly and will be determined by the following:

  1. Class participation 20%

  2. Homework 20%

  3. Quizzes 30%

  4. Tests, Projects 30%

AP GERMAN


Course Description


This course consists of an intensive review of all grammatical structures, considerable vocabulary building and speaking exercises to improve pronunciation and language facility.  In addition to the texts, materials are chosen from German, Austrian and Swiss classical and contemporary literature, magazines, newspapers, and audiovisual materials.  There is practice in expository writing and students are expected to participate actively in class discussions.  Concentrated practice to develop the skills required for the Advanced Placement exam will be an integral part of the course.


Course Proficiencies


Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:


  1. Understand formal and informal spoken German, regardless of the speaker's pace and/or pronunciation.

  2. Converse actively in the target language with the teacher, other students and native speakers using appropriate pronunciation, language structure and vocabulary.

  3. Accurately read selected short stories and related passages and discuss their content and significance in the target language.

  4. Organize and compose expository passages on demand.

  5. Demonstrate mastery of advanced grammar topics.

  6. Understand and actively use a broad vocabulary that includes idiomatic expressions.

  7. Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of selected topics and themes relating to the culture of German-speaking countries.


Course Requirements


Students will be expected to:


  1. Attend class regularly and be on time.  

  2. Bring necessary supplies to class.

  3. Complete all in class and homework assignments.

  4. Make-up all work after any absence within a deadline established by school policy.

  5. Maintain a high degree of class participation and preparation.

  6. Demonstrate a cooperative attitude and contribute to the learning process of the class.

  7. Pass the mid- year and final examinations.

  8. Receive passing grades on all compositions and other writing assignments, which will be organized and written without a dictionary.


Evaluation Procedures


Marking period grades will be assigned quarterly and will be determined by the following:


  1. Class Participation 20%

  2. Quizzes 30%
  3. Tests/Projects 30%

  4. Homework  20%