When I have to give that pesky Spanish class again, I will have grades recorded all the time in a gradebook they can see electronically, with comments. Grade structure will be very easy to average at the end, because everything will be worth 10%.
Four quizzes or tests taken online outside class time, that include “objective” questions and an essay graded on one grammar point only, 10% each. The essays will be the ones from the workbook that we did not assign.
Two in-class essays, where they have to read something ahead of time and then come in ready to do reading comprehension exercises on it (vocabulary, short answer, essay), 10% each.
Recitation in class, i.e. quality of spoken Spanish as noted through class participation, 10%
Workbook, 10%. If it is done electronically, the essays will not be assigned, but the videos will.
Reading together in class, week of Thanksgiving.
Oral presentation, 10%, last week of class, on reading.
Final exam, on the format of the in-class essays, on reading just done or a related reading, 10%.