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Learning Activities (2) Building blocks of a lesson plan that include before, during, and after strategies to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill.


ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [WLAN] WL3 (7-12) 1 :
1) Exchange information on familiar topics with a variety of words, phrases, and simple sentences in a variety of time frames.

a. Exchange basic information about self, others, and special interests.

b. Ask for and provide information on familiar topics.

c. Use language to handle tasks related to personal needs.

[WLAN] WL3 (7-12) 2 :
2) Interpret what is heard, read, or viewed on familiar topics in a variety of time frames.

a. Describe main ideas, identify characters, and state details found in a variety of informational and literary texts.

b. Use background knowledge to understand spoken and written information in the target language.

[WLAN] WL3 (7-12) 9 :
9) Compare products, practices and perspectives of the target culture and the native culture in a variety of time frames.

a. Compare activities and events of the target culture to the native culture.

b. Compare cultural practices in the target culture to the native culture.

Subject: World Languages (7 - 12)
Title: Directions
Description:

In this activity, students will investigate a number of places in Madrid (or any city) and use directional commands to get their partner from place to place. The students will take turns giving directions and tracing their route. The students must also make a comparison about the places they “visited” while in Madrid and a similar location in the U.S.

This activity was created as a result of the World Languages Course of Study Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [WLAN] WL3 (7-12) 3 :
3) Present information on familiar topics in a variety of time frames using varied vocabulary and more complex sentence structure.

a. Express needs, wants, and preferences.

b. Present information based on topics of interest or personal experiences.

c. Give oral presentations using a variety of formats.

[WLAN] WL3 (7-12) 7 :
7) Acquire information related to diverse perspectives in the target culture.

a. Compare how current events are reported in target culture and locally.

b. Compare advertisements from target culture and local media.

[WLAN] WL3 (7-12) 9 :
9) Compare products, practices and perspectives of the target culture and the native culture in a variety of time frames.

a. Compare activities and events of the target culture to the native culture.

b. Compare cultural practices in the target culture to the native culture.

Subject: World Languages (7 - 12)
Title: Current Events
Description:

In this lesson, the students will use authentic websites and digital resources to report on the current events happening in the target culture. The students will read the article in the target language, make a summary of the article, and determine what products, practices, or perspectives of the target culture can be identified in the article. Then, students will make a comparison between the reporting of the current event in the target culture and the same or similar event in the native culture. Students may present their current event in the target language and compare similar events in other target language countries through class or small group discussions.

This activity was created as a result of the World Languages Course of Study Resource Development Summit.




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