Señora Debra Karl » Spanish 1

Spanish 1

                             Spanish 1 2018 - 2019

¡Bienvenidos a la clase del español! (Welcome to Spanish class!) I am looking forward to working with your student this year.  He/She will be successful in my class by being on task, following school and class rules, participating in class activities and occasionally completing at-home assignments and projects.


We are very excited to continue our efforts in improving our World Language classes at MISD.  Our program has a high emphasis upon learning to speak Spanish, along with reading and writing skills.  The students will be exposed to comprehensible input that will form a basis for all of their speaking, reading and writing efforts.  We will also study Hispanic culture and take advantage of technology- based activities.


This is a High School credit class and grading guidelines are: Tests 60%, Quizzes / Daily Work / Homework and District Common Assessments 40%.   My conference time is 1:40 – 2:25.   Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns at or (281) 356-6088. I am available for tutoring any morning except Tuesday, and after school by appointment.


Please take the time to fill out my online Google form (attached to my website) with your contact information and have your child complete their personal information so that I can begin to get to know them better.


Please sign up for my class Remind 101 by texting the message @karl1819 to the # 81010.  Through it I can send out group emails and texts with important messages concerning our class.  I urge both you and your child to join. They can also join my Quizlet practice page: BBJH Spanish 1 2018-19 by searching for my user name SraKarl.



Señora Karl

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See below for BBJH Retesting Policy (from Student Handbook)


Working to improve performance on course work is a vital part of the learning process. Learning is an ongoing process and may take additional learning time for skill performance to develop. Teachers will allow an opportunity for students to retest or redo summative assignments/assessments in order for the student to learn more and improve performance.

Prior to a scheduled retest, the student will need to attend any required tutorial and/or meet with the teacher to build competence with the content.  Only one retest/redo opportunity will be provided per summative test or summative assignment and will be scheduled by the teacher.

  • Students do not have to fail a test to retest.
  • If a retest is given, it will be different from the original summative assessment, but the retest will assess the same skills and concepts as the original assessment at a similar level of rigor.
  • The retest grade will only be used if it is higher than the original grade on the previous assessment. The retest will not be an average of the original assessment and the retest. The higher of the two grades will be recorded in the gradebook.
  • Teachers will allow students to choose between retesting for full credit or completing test corrections for half credit.

The following types of assignments are not eligible for redo/retest:

  • District Common Assessments
  • Long term assignments and projects spanning more than 2 weeks
  • Formative assignments