goals and dates

General Class Flow of a 75 minute class:
    15 min topical conversation , cultural stories, writing in free-form part of notebook
    25 min new lesson material based on homework assignment, including some writing practice in lesson part of notebook
    20 min. group activities from text or workbook
    10 min. content review and Q/A, writing/speaking drills
    5 min. reflection on progress, reminders for assignments/lab work
Main Goals and semester grading weights:
1) Independent self-directed learning through text and workbook, and their accompanying sound files, keeping up with or going beyond class due dates. Writing practice and mastery of Katakana, Hiragana and a minimum number of Kanji Characters.  (Workbook and lab recordings are 10% each of final grade).
2) Improvement of study methods in notebook, computer, apps, etc. Improvements should be reflected in daily quiz grades (15% of final grade) and effective use of notebook, (10% of final grade).
3) Self-introduction writing project incorporates and expands on writing assignments from the text and workbook, making up 15% of final grade)
    a. Word document with furigana over kanji -- a series of drafts exchanged with Sayuri and recordings of the resulting dialog with Sayuri including personal interests, typical schedule, family and regional introduction, a trip somewhere, favorite restaurant, description of your winter break, family personalities (lesson 7).
4) There will be a test at the end of every two lessons -- for a total of three tests. The final exam will be the last of three tests. Each test is worth 10% of your final grade. Daily quizzes are averaged to make a total of 20% of your grade.
Summary for semester grading:
A. Daily Quizzes: 15% (regular class preparation, includes                                               occasional bonus questions)
B. Three Tests:    30% (ten percent each)
C. Projects:         15% (process of writing two drafts per testing cycle)
D. Memrise drills:   10% (checked at least every 30 days)
E. Notebook:       10% (checked during tests)
F. Workbook:      10% (checked during tests)
G. Lab Recordings: 10% (checked on due dates)

***Full participation is mandatory except for illness or family emergency. Your penalty will be reflected in your loss of quiz grade points and notebook content.  
1/11 Winter Break conversation and self introductions. Work on Winter break description in notebook.
1/13 Lesson 7 Dialog I quiz and study make all recordings in lab and submit into D2L dropbox by Tuesday, 1/17. Homework: Workbook pp.64-66 Use a family picture(s) on a Word document to describe individuals using as many sentence patterns from this lesson as possible (include in materials at the end of this lesson).
1/18 MLK Day, no physical class meeting, but keep working on dialog recordings to complete no later than 1/20; Homework: Workbook pp.137-138, referring to textbook pp.318-319 for further explanation, and doing exercises A, B, and C on p.320. 
1/20 quiz over last of dialogs, and kanji. Homework: workbook, 67-69.
1/25 quiz over workbook assignment; homework: workbook pp.70-72, textbook, pp.321-322, including exercise III (書く練習)A and B include parts of in journal writing project over the next week
1/27 Review Lesson 7, and present family introductions. Homework: finish all of Lesson 7 workbook and text assignments and make progress on journal writing project, incorporating different writing assignments so far from Lesson 7.
2/1 Quiz on finishing-up lesson 7. Introducing Lesson 8. Homework: Record dialog I. Homework: workbook pp.73-75, learn first six kanji workbook p.139; text p.323.
2/3 Quiz on dialog I. Record dialog II. Homework: workbook pp.76-79, and last eight kanji (workbook 141-142; text pp.323-24).
2/8 Quiz on dialog II and remaining kanji. Homework: workbook pp.80-81.
2/10 Quiz covering workbook-related content. Reading exercises and review for test on Lessons 7 and 8.
2/15 Test over Lessons 7 and 8, first draft of your family introduction using grammar vocab from lessons 7 and 8, and as much info as possible about what your family members think about their work (see text book reading pp. 325-326.
2/17 Homework: first workbook exercise, dialog I practice/recording, first half of the kanji.
2/22 Quiz over dialog I. Homework: Dialog II., workbook exercises 1-3. keep working on first half of kanji for quiz on Wed.  Bring workbooks to Reilly to have them checked! Make an appointment if necessary. (One hour per week, minimum, in lab.)  Practice short form writing in your journal in the Holidays/Weekend/Free Time section, using p.330-331 II as a pattern to write about what you did over a good weekend recently.
2/24 Quiz on first half of kanji. Finish all dialog recordings. Workbook exercises 4-6. Last half of kanji
2/29 Quiz on last two dialogs and last half of kanji. Homework: Last three workbook exercises. Practice short form writing in your journal in the Holidays/Weekend/Free Time section, using p.332 C. as a pattern to write a simple Thank you letter to someone.
3/2 Hinamatsuri (Doll Festival) presentation and Lesson 9 review. Homework: Lesson 10 dialog 1, first workbook exercise, and first half of the kanji.