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Fast Food in German-Speaking Countries

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Title:

Fast Food in German-Speaking Countries

URL:

https://www.oercommons.org/authoring/53558-fast-food-in-german-speaking-countries/2/view

Content Source:

Other
OER Commons
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

This novice-high to intermediate-high German activity provides resources necessary for completing a series of communicative and interpretive tasks as students explore the world of fast food using a variety of authentic resources. Interpretive reading skills are used as students explore a target language menu. Audio files and video files are included for interpretive listening tasks. Other printable resources (including a menu) are included to assist in interpersonal communicative tasks as students practice ordering food. The resources are carefully chosen to introduce students to a wide variety of authentic foods, introducing them to culturally appropriate products. The included activities can be adapted for a variety of levels in middle school and high school German classes.

Content Standard(s):
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice High Proficiency Range
1) Exchange simple spoken and written information in the target language, utilizing cultural references where appropriate.

a. Communicate and exchange information on familiar topics using simple sentences.

b. Engage in short social interactions with peers.

c. Exchange some personal information with peers.

d. Write simple descriptions and short messages on familiar topics.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpersonal Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • ask and answer questions on familiar topics using some rehearsed and some original questions.
  • interact with others to provide for basic needs related to routine every day activities using simple sentences most of the time.

3-5
Students:
  • ask and answer questions on familiar topics using some rehearsed and some original questions.
  • interact with others to provide for basic needs related to routine every day activities using simple sentences most of the time.

6-8
Students:
  • request information by asking some rehearsed and some original questions on every day familiar topics.
  • provide information by answering practiced and original question on every day familiar topics.
  • interact with others to provide for basic needs related to routine every day activities using simple sentences most of the time.
  • express feelings or opinions on simple topics using simple sentences.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • vocabulary to express opinions.
  • how to communicate with another person.

3-5
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • vocabulary to express opinions.
  • how to communicate with another person.

6-8
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • vocabulary to express opinions.
  • how to communicate with another person.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • use rehearsed and practiced sentences to request or provide information.
  • interact with others in an appropriate manner.
  • express their feelings.
  • use the target language vocabulary related to theme being taught.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • use rehearsed and practiced sentences to request or provide information.
  • interact with others in an appropriate manner.
  • express their feelings.
  • use the target language vocabulary related to theme being taught.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • use rehearsed and practiced sentences to request or provide information.
  • interact with others in an appropriate manner.
  • express their feelings.
  • use the target language vocabulary related to theme being taught.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taughtunderstand others and they can understand me.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice High Proficiency Range
2) Demonstrate an understanding of simple spoken or written language presented through a variety of media resources on familiar topics.

a. Report on content of a brief written or spoken message on familiar topics.

Examples: Emails, personal notes, letters, text messages

b. Identify the main idea in various media such as texts, posters, videos, etc.

c. Identify the main characters of a story.

d. Recall details in simple texts that contain familiar vocabulary.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpretive Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • understand familar questions and statements in a conversation.
  • identify the topic of an informational/fictional text on a familar topic.
  • recognize the main characters in a story.

3-5
Students:
  • understand familar questions and statements in a conversation.
  • identify the topic of an informational/fictional text on a familar topic.
  • recognize the main characters in a story.

6-8
Students:
  • identify the topic of an informational/fictional text.
  • identify some isolated facts from an informational/fictional text.
  • understand familiar questions and statements in a conversation.
  • identify the main characters in a story.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

3-5
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

6-8
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • how to use context clues to understand new vocabulary in context.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • understand familiar questions and statements in a conversation.
  • identify the topic of an informational/fictional text on a familiar topic.
  • recognize the main characters in a story.
  • recognize vocabulary related to theme being taught.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • understand familiar questions and statements in a conversation.
  • identify the topic of an informational/fictional text on a familiar topic.
  • recognize the main characters in a story.
  • recognize vocabulary realted to theme being taught.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • understand familiar questions and statements in a conversation.
  • identify the topic of an informational/fictional text on a familiar topic.
  • recognize the main characters in a story.
  • understand familiar questions and statements.
  • recognize vocabulary related to theme being taught.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice High Proficiency Range
4) Investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship among the products, practices, and perspectives of the target cultures.

a. Use appropriate gestures and etiquette from the target culture.

b. Observe and analyze patterns of behavior typical of the target culture.

c. Draw conclusions about target culture values based on authentic materials.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Cultures
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • identify products from the target culture.
  • identify practices from the target culture.
  • recognize target culture behaviors.

3-5
Students:
  • identify products from the target culture.
  • identify practices from the target culture.
  • recognize target culture behaviors.
  • compare target and native cultures.

6-8
Students:
  • communicate with others from the target culture showing basic cultural awareness.
  • use culturally appropriate rehearsed behaviors.
  • recognize culturally inappropriate behaviors.
  • analyze the target culture's values.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • some tangible products of the target culture.
  • some intangible products of the target culture.
  • some paractices related to teh target culture.
  • how to recognize culturally appropriate behaviors.

3-5
Students know:
  • some tangible products of the target culture.
  • some intangible products of the target culture.
  • some paractices related to teh target culture.
  • how to recognize culturally appropriate behaviors.

6-8
Students know:
  • some tangible products of the target culture.
  • some intangible products of the target culture.
  • some paractices related to teh target culture.
  • how to recognize culturally appropriate behaviors.
  • how to recognize culturally inappropriate behaviors.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • identify products from the target culture.
  • identify practices from the target culture.
  • recognize target culture behaviors.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • identify products from the target culture.
  • identify practices from the target culture.
  • recognize target culture behaviors.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • identify products from the target culture.
  • identify practices from the target culture.
  • recognize target culture behaviors.
  • communicate with others from the target culture while using culturally appropriate behaviors and refraining from using inappropriate behaviors.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better.
  • understanding of my own language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better.
  • understanding of my own language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better.
  • understanding of my own language and culture.
  • the study of a foreign language develops insights into the nature of language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Intermediate Low Proficiency Range
1) Exchange simple spoken and written information in the target language, utilizing cultural references where appropriate.

a. Converse on familiar topics connecting basic sentences to provide information.

b. Ask and answer questions on factual information familiar to the student.

c. Retell information with details about what is read, heard, and seen.

d. Write a series of sentences on familiar topics.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpersonal Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • participate in unrehearsed conversations using simple sentences.
  • ask and answer simple rehearsed and orginal questions on familar topics.
  • express preferences and feelings using simple sentences.

3-5
Students:
  • participate in unrehearsed conversations using simple sentences.
  • ask and answer simple rehearsed and orginal questions on familar topics.
  • express preferences and feelings using simple sentences.

6-8
Students:
  • request information in conversations on familiar topics creating simple original questions.
  • provide information on familiar topics by creating simple sentences.
  • interact with others to meet basic needs in familiar situations by creating simple sentences.
  • express preferences, feelings or opinions by creating simple sentences with some detail.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught (including family).
  • basic sentence structures.

3-5
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • (including family).
  • basic sentence structures.

6-8
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught (including family).
  • basic sentence structures.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • request and provide information in conversation on familiar topics.
  • interact with others.
  • express and react to familiar topics.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • request and provide information in conversation on familiar topics.
  • interact with others.
  • express and react to familiar topics.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • request and provide information in conversation on familiar topics.
  • interact with others.
  • express and react to familiar topics.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Intermediate Low Proficiency Range
2) Demonstrate an understanding of simple spoken or written language presented through a variety of media resources on familiar topics.

a. React to news clips, articles, or reports on current issues.

b. Describe main themes with significant details on topics of current interest.

c. Find basic information in an announcement, article, or other text.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpretive Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • identify the topic in short informational or fictional texts.
  • identify the main idea in a short conversation.

3-5
Students:
  • identify the topic in short informational or fictional texts.
  • identify a few supporting details in an informational or fictional text.
  • identify the main idea in a short conversation.
  • recognize a few details in a conversation.

6-8
Students:
  • identify the topic in short informational or fictional texts.
  • identify supporting deatils in an informational or fictional text.
  • identify the main idea in a short conversation.
  • recognize some details in a conversation.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • previously learned vocabulary.
  • how to identify cognates.
  • extract the main idea from a conversation.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

3-5
Students know:
  • previously learned vocabulary.
  • how to identify cognates.
  • extract the main idea from a conversation.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

6-8
Students know:
  • previously learned vocabulary.
  • how to identify cognates.
  • extract the main idea from a conversation.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • identify topic and related information in texts.
  • identify main idea in short conversations.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • identify topic and related information in texts.
  • identify main idea in short conversations.

  • 6-8
    Students are able to:
    • identify topic and related information in texts.
    • identify main idea in short conversations.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Intermediate Low Proficiency Range
4) Investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship among the products, practices, and perspectives of the target cultures.

a. Engage in conversation demonstrating culturally respectful behavior.

b. Identify and research an area of interest in the target culture.

c. Participate in age-appropriate cultural practices such as games, sports, and entertainment.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Cultures
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • interact appropriately with people from the target culture.
  • identify and participate in culturally authentic practices.

3-5
Students:
  • interact appropriately with people from the target culture.
  • identify and participate in culturally authentic practices.
  • identify and anaylze products and practices of the target and native cultures.

6-8
Students:
  • compare products, practices and perspectives of the target culture related to every day life and personal interests.
  • interact appropriately with people from the target culture.
  • recognize there are significant differences in behavior across cultures.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • how to appropriately interact with others.
  • how to identify and participate in culturally authentic practices.

3-5
Students know:
  • how to appropriately interact with others.
  • how to identify and participate in culturally authentic practices.
  • how to identify and analyze products and practices.

6-8
Students know:
  • how to appropriately interact with others.
  • how to identify and participate in culturally authentic practices.
  • how to identify and analyze products and practices.
  • cultural differences, based on themes taught.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • interact appropriately with people from the target culture.
  • identify and participate in culturally authentic practices.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • interact appropriately with people from the target culture.
  • identify and participate in culturally authentic practices.
  • identify and analyze products and practices of the target language and native cultures.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • interact appropriately with people from the target culture.
  • compare products, practices and perspectives in the target language and native cultures.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better understanding of my own language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better understanding of my own language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better understanding of my own language and culture.
  • the study of a foreign language develops insights into the nature of language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Intermediate Mid Proficiency Range
1) Exchange simple spoken and written information in the target language, utilizing cultural references where appropriate.

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

b. Exchange information about daily activities and personal preferences.

c. Support personal opinions with some details.

d. Exchange information about a topic of special interest to the student.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpersonal Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • participate in unrehearsed conversations on familar topics using sentences and series of sentences.
  • express preferences and needs using sentences and series of sentences.
  • ask and answer original questions on familar and some research topics using sentences and series of sentences.

3-5
Students:
  • participate in unrehearsed conversations on familar topics using sentences and series of sentences.
  • express preferences and needs using sentences and series of sentences.
  • ask and answer original questions on familar and some research topics using sentences and series of sentences.

6-8
Students:
  • exchange information in conversations on familiar topics and some researched topics using sentences and series of sentences.
  • interact with others to meet their needs in a variety of familiar situations.
  • exchange preferences, feelings or opinions and provide basic
  • advice on a variety of familiar topics using sentences and series of sentences.
  • partcipate in spontaneous conversations by creating sentences and series of sentences.
  • ask follow-up questions to gian more information.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • how to participate in unrehearsed conversations.
  • how to express preferences.
  • how to ask and answer questions.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

3-5
Students know:
  • how to participate in unrehearsed conversations.
  • how to express preferences.
  • how to ask and answer questions.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

6-8
Students know:
  • how to participate in unrehearsed conversations.
  • how to express preferences.
  • how to ask and answer questions.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • how to express feelings and opinions.
  • various sentence structures.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • participate in unrehearsed conversations.
  • express preference and needs.
  • ask and answer questions.
  • use vocabulary related to the theme being taught.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • participate in unrehearsed conversations.
  • express preference and needs.
  • ask and answer questions.
  • use vocabulary related to the theme being taught.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • exchange information, preferences, feelings or opinions in conversation on familiar topics.
  • create sentences and series of sentences.
  • use vocabulary related to the theme being taught.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Intermediate Mid Proficiency Range
2) Demonstrate an understanding of simple spoken or written language presented through a variety of media resources on familiar topics.

a. Interpret/retell stories or events in one's own words.

b. Identify principal characters and explain main ideas and themes in selected texts.

c. Determine the main idea of a text with unfamiliar vocabulary.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpretive Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • understand the main idea in short straight-forward informational and fictional texts.
  • understand a few supporting details in short straight-forward informational and fictional texts.
  • understand the main idea in short straight forward conversation.
  • understand a few supporting details in short straight-forward conversations.

3-5
Students:
  • understand the main idea in short straight-forward informational and fictional texts.
  • understand a few supporting details in short straight-forward informational and fictional texts.
  • understand the main idea in short straight forward conversation.
  • understand a few supporting details in short straight-forward conversations.

6-8
Students:
  • understand the main idea in short straight-forward informational and fictional texts.
  • understand a few supporting details in short straight-forward informational and fictional texts.
  • understand the main idea in short straight forward conversation.
  • understand a few supporting details in short straight-forward conversations.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • strategies to understand the main idea of a text.
  • strategies to understand a few supporting details of a text.
  • strategies to understand the main idea of a conversation.
  • strategies to understand a few supporting details of a conversation.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

3-5
Students know:
  • strategies to understand the main idea of a text.
  • strategies to understand a few supporting details of a text.
  • strategies to understand the main idea of a conversation.
  • strategies to understand a few supporting details of a conversation.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

6-8
Students know:
  • how to recognize previously learned content.
  • strategies to understand the main idea of a text.
  • strategies to understand a few supporting details of a text.
  • strategies to understand the main idea of a conversation.
  • strategies to understand a few supporting details of a conversation.
  • how to use context to understand information.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • understand main idea and key information in written and spoken texts.
  • recognize vocabulary related to the theme being taught.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • understand main idea and key information in written and spoken texts.
  • recognize vocabulary related to the theme being taught.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • understand main idea and key information in written and spoken texts.
  • recognize vocabulary related to the theme being taught.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Intermediate Mid Proficiency Range
4) Investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship among the products, practices, and perspectives of the target cultures.

a. Role-play culturally appropriate interactions in a variety of daily activities.

b. Use culturally appropriate verbal and nonverbal behavior among peers or mixed groups.

c. Explore, analyze, and present the how and why of common cultural practices and perspectives.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Cultures
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • interact with peers in a culturally appropriate way.
  • recognize products and practices from the target and native cultures.

3-5
Students:
  • interact with peers in a culturally appropriate way.
  • recognize products and practices from the target and native cultures.
  • compare and contrast products and practices from the target culture to gain insight to to target cultural perspectives.

6-8
Students:
  • analyze products, practices, and perspectives related to every day life and personal interest in the target and native cultures.
  • interact with peers from the target culture in an appropriate manner.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • products from the target culture.
  • practices from target culture.
  • perspectives of the target culture.
  • culturally appropriate behaviors.

3-5
Students know:
  • products from the target culture.
  • practices from target culture.
  • perspectives of the target culture.
  • culturally appropriate behaviors.
  • culturally inappropriate behaviors.

6-8
Students know:
  • products from the target culture.
  • practices from target culture.
  • perspectives of the target culture.
  • culturally appropriate behaviors.
  • culturally inappropriate behaviors.
  • how to analyze products and practices in relation to cultural perspectives.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • interact appropriately at a functional level in the target culture.
  • talk about products, practices, and perspectives in the target culture.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • interact appropriately at a functional level in the target culture.
  • investigate and explain on the relationship between the
  • products and perspectives of the target culture.
  • investigate and explain on the relationship between the
  • practices and perpsectives of the target culture.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • interact appropriately at a functional level in the target culture.
  • investigate, explain and reflect on the relationship between the products and perspectives of the target culture.
  • investigate, explain and refelct on the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the target culture.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better.
  • understanding of my own language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better.
  • understanding of my own language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better.
  • understanding of my own language and culture.
  • the study of a foreign language develops insights into the nature of language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
1) Communicate and share on familiar topics with a variety of words, phrases, and simple sentences in the present time frame.

a. Greet and leave people in a polite way.

b. Exchange basic information about self and others.

c. Exchange basic information about their everyday lives.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpersonal Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Novice Mid Level
Students:
  • greet and leave people in a polite way.
  • introduce themselves and others.
  • answer a variety of simple questions.
  • make some simple statements in a conversation.
  • ask simple questions.
  • list basic descriptions about themselves and people they know.
  • list basic information about their everyday life.

Novice High Level
Students:
  • exchange some personal information.
  • exchange information using texts, graphs, or pictures.
  • ask for and give sample directions.
  • make plans with others.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • culturally appropriate ways to greet and leave others.
  • how to introduce themselves and provide basic information.
  • question words and how to recognize them in conversation.
  • how to describe themselves in first person.
  • how to describe others in third person.
Skills:
Students are able to:
Novice Mid Level
  • use basic greetings.
  • introduce themselves.
  • respond to yes/no questions.
  • respond to either or questions.
  • answer who, what, when where.

Novice High Level students are able to:
  • use basic greetings.
  • introduce themselves.
  • respond to yes/no questions.
  • respond to either or questions.
  • answer who, what, when where.
  • say age.
  • say what one likes/dislikes.
  • talk about places.
  • talk about times and dates.
  • Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    Novice Mid Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    Students understand that:
    Novice High Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    World Languages
    WLAN (2017)
    Grade: 7-12
    Level I
    2) Interpret what is heard, read, or viewed on familiar topics using the present tense.

    a. Identify main characters, themes, and ideas from narrative text.

    b. Recognize words, phrases and simple sentences in an informational text.

    c. Interpret visual and auditory cues.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communication
    Modes Of Communication:
    Interpretive Mode
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Novice Mid Level
    Students:
    • understand a few courtesy phrases when spoken.
    • recognize and sometimes understand basic information in words and phrases that they have memorized. recognize and sometimes understand words and phrases that they have learned for specific purposes. recognize words, phrases, and characters with the help of visuals. recognize words, phrases, and characters when they associate them with things they already know.

    Novice High Level
    Students:
    • sometimes understand written and oral simple questions or statements on familiar topics.
    • understand simple written and oral information when presented with pictures and graphs. sometimes understand the main topic of conversations that they overhear. sometimes understand the main idea of published materials. understand simple everyday notices in public places on topics that are familiar to them.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to recognize the difference between a question and a statement.
    • how to identify who is speaking.
    • how to identify who is being spoken to.
    • how to recognize the topic being discussed.
    • how to rely on pictures, graphs, or charts to aid in comprehension.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    Novice Mid Level
    • identify the key idea presented by a speaker or published work on a familiar topic.
    • differentiate between questions and statements.
    • gather basic information from graphs, charts and pictures.
    • rely on background knowledge to aid in comprehension of difficult or new words.
    • recognize characters and punctuation marks that are unique to the target language.
    Novice High Level students are able to:
    • identify the key idea presented by a speaker or published work on a familiar topic.
    • differentiate between questions and statements.
    • gather basic information from graphs, charts and pictures.
    • rely on background knowledge to aid in comprehension of difficult or new words.
    • recognize characters and punctuation marks that are unique to the target language.
    • locate places on a map.
    • identify purpose of a brochure/advertisement.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    Novice Mid Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    Students understand that:
    Novice High Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    World Languages
    WLAN (2017)
    Grade: 7-12
    Level I
    4) Identify practices of the target cultures.

    a. Use basic appropriate gestures in common interactions.

    b. Identify behaviors in a variety of environments.

    c. Identify typical activities, events, and celebrations of the target cultures.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Culture
    Modes Of Communication:
    presentational
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • recognize practices common to formal and informal interactions.
    • identify products and practices to help understand cultural perspectives.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to appropriately greet and address a variety of people within the target culture.
    • which specific holidays, celebrations and events are important to the target language culture.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    Novice Mid Level
    • address others in a culturally appropriate manner.
    • identify practices associated with specific target language culture events such as celebrations and holidays.
    • identify practices associated with the student's own events, celebrations, and holidays.
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • address others in a culturally appropriate manner.
    • identify practices associated with specific target language culture events such as celebrations and holidays.
    • identify practices associated with the student's own events, celebrations, and holidays.
    • investigate the relationship between cultural practices and perspectives.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better.
    • understanding of my own language and culture.
    • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
    • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.
    World Languages
    WLAN (2017)
    Grade: 7-12
    Level I
    5) Identify products of the target cultures.

    a. Recognize arts, crafts or graphic representations of the target culture.

    b. Identify the cultural elements found in music and short video clips.

    c. Listen to, read, and identify the products from the target culture.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Culture
    Modes Of Communication:
    presentational
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • identify tangible products unique to the target culture.
    • list key cultural products such as paintings, songs, and dances.
    • recognize cultural products referenced in audio and written the target language recources.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • the tangible products that are important to their life and culture.
    • the tangible products that are important to the target language life and culture.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    Novice Mid Level
    • list common target language cultural products such as paintings, songs, and foods.
    • watch video clips or music videos and identify cultural products.
    • describe basic craft products from target language countries.
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • list common target language cultural products such as paintings, songs, and foods.
    • watch video clips or music videos and identify cultural products.
    • describe basic craft products from target language countries.
    • investigate the relationship between cultural products and perspectives.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better.
    • understanding of my own language and culture.
    • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
    • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.
    World Languages
    WLAN (2017)
    Grade: 7-12
    Level II
    1) Communicate and share on familiar topics with a variety of words, phrases, and simple sentences in the past time frame.

    a. Use the language to meet basic survival needs.

    b. Participate in conversations on familiar topics using a variety of phrases and simple sentences.

    c. Ask and answer questions on factual information.

    d. Narrate incidents in the past time frame.

    e. Describe activities and personal preferences in the past time frame.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communication
    Modes Of Communication:
    Interpersonal Mode
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Novice High Level
    Students:
    • exchange some personal information.
    • exchange information using texts, graphs, or pictures.
    • ask for and give sample directions.
    • make plans with others.

    Intermediate Low Level
    Students:
    • have a simple conversation on a number of everyday tasks
    • ask and answer questions on factual information that is familiar to them.
    • can use the target language to meet my basic needs in familiar situations.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • question words and how to recognize and use them in conversation.
    • how to describe themselves in first person.
    • how to describe others in third person.
    • interpret information from texts, graphs, and pictures.
    • utilize the language to express needs.
    Skills:
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • use basic greetings.
    • introduce themselves.
    • respond to yes/no questions.
    • respond to either or questions.
    • answer who, what, when where.
    • say age.
    • say what one likes/dislikes.
    • talk about places.
    • interpret meaning of question words when used in conversation and respond appropriately.
    • collect information using basic question words.
    Intermediate Low Level
    Students are able to:
    • ask and answer questions related to school subjects.
    • have a simple conversation on a variety of concrete topics.
    • relate information using basic informal commands.
    • construct verbs using formations that indicate past actions.
    • interpret meaning of question words when used in conversation and respond appropriately.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    World Languages
    WLAN (2017)
    Grade: 7-12
    Level II
    2) Interpret what is heard, read, or viewed on familiar topics using the past tense.

    a. Restate information from audio and visual documents in the target language.

    b. Locate key information from announcements and messages connected to daily activities in the target culture.

    c. Relate the main themes and significant details on topics from other subjects and products of the cultures.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communication
    Modes Of Communication:
    Interpretive Mode
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Novice High Level
    Students:
    • sometimes understand written and oral simple questions or statements on familiar topics.
    • understand simple written and oral information when presented with pictures and graphs.
    • sometimes understand the main topic of conversations that they overhear.
    • sometimes understand the main idea of published materials.
    • understand simple everyday notices in public places on topics that are familiar to them.

    Intermediate Low Level
    Students:
      • understand the basic purpose of an oral or written message.
      • understand messages related to his/her basic needs.
      • understand questions and simple statements on everyday topics when he/she is a part of the conversation.
      • identify some information from news media.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know: how to:
    • interpret audio and visual documents in the target language
    • identify key information and details from the target language materials
    • explain how the target language is connected to other content areas through geography, history, etc.
    • recognize basic products of the target language culture.
    Skills:
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • identify the key idea presented by a speaker or published work on a familiar topic.
    • differentiate between questions and statements.
    • gather basic information from graphs, charts and pictures.
    • rely on background knowledge to aid in comprehension of difficult or new words.
    • recognize characters and punctuation marks that are unique to the target language.
    Intermediate Low Level
    Students are able to:
    • identify patterns in the contruction of past tense verbs and how this impacts meaning of texts.
    • how to recognize and use descriptors in basic conversations
    • restate key information.
    • use cognates to assist in comprehension of target language materials.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    Novice High Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    Students understand that:
    Intermediate Low Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    World Languages
    WLAN (2017)
    Grade: 7-12
    Level II
    4) Identify perspectives through practices of the target cultures.

    a. Use appropriate gestures in common interactions.

    b. Describe behaviors in a variety of environments.

    c. Describe perspectives related to celebration of traditional religious and national holidays.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Culture
    Modes Of Communication:
    presentational
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • recognize how perspectives are influenced by formal and informal.
    • identify actions unique to the target language culture, especially in typical events, and celebrations.
    • describe how a celebration is viewed by the target language culture.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to appropriately greet and address a variety of people within the target culture.
    • how to explain why specific holidays, celebrations and events are important to the target language culture.
    Skills:
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • address others in a culturally appropriate manner.
    • identify practices associated with specific target language culture events such as celebrations and holidays.
    • identify practices associated with the student's own events, celebrations, and holidays.
    • investigate the relationship between cultural practices and perspectives.
    Intermediate Low Level
    Students are able to:
    • address others in a culturally appropriate manner.
    • dentify and explain practices associated with specific target language culture events, celebrations, and holidays.
    • identify and explain practices associated with the student's own events, celebrations, and holidays.
    • investigate the relationship between cultural practices and perspectives.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
      an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better.
    • understanding of my own language and culture.
    • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
    • similarities and differences in the practices of another culture often stem from the perspective of that culture.
    • other understandings will vary according to theme taught.
    World Languages
    WLAN (2017)
    Grade: 7-12
    Level II
    5) Identify perspectives through products of the target cultures.

    a. Describe products of the target culture.

    b. Describe arts, crafts, or graphic representations of the target culture.

    c. Describe the cultural elements found in music and short video clips.

    d. Listen to, read, and describe the products in a variety of texts.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Culture
    Modes Of Communication:
    presentational
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • recognize how tangible products are shaped by the perspective of a culture.
    • Explain key cultural products such as paintings, songs, dances, music, and videos.
    • Discuss why cultural products are important to a culture based on textual resources.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • a tangible or intangible product is influenced by the target language life and culture.
    • the perspective of a the target language culture is interconnected with the products of the culture.
    Skills:
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • list common target language cultural products such as paintings, songs, and foods.
    • watch video clips or music videos and identify cultural products.
    • describe basic craft products from target language countries.
    • investigate the relationship between cultural products and perspectives.
    Intermediate Low Level
    Students are able to:
    • utilize common target language cultural vocabulary to discuss paintings, songs, foods, etc.
    • investigate and explain the relationship bewtween cultural products and perspectives.
    • investigate and explain the realtion between cultural practices and perspectives.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • similarities and differences in the products of another culture often stem from the perspective of that culture.
    • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better.
    • understanding of my own language and culture.
    • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
    • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.
    World Languages
    WLAN (2017)
    Grade: 7-12
    Level III
    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.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communication
    Modes Of Communication:
    Interpersonal Mode
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Intermediate Low Level
    Students:
      • have simple conversations on everyday topics.
      • ask and answer questions on factual information that is familiar to me.
      • use the language to meet my basic needs in familiar situation.

      Intermediate Mid Level
      Students:
      • start, maintain and end a conversation on a variety of familiar topics.
      • talk about my daily activities and personal preferences.
      • use my language to handle tasks related to personal needs.
      • exchange information about subjects of special interest to me.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • the target language vocab for specific purposes.
    • how to use verbs in a variety of time frames (present, preterit, imperfect, future, conditional.
    Skills:
    Intermediate Low Level
    Students are able to:
    • ask and answer questions related to school subjects
    • have a simple conversation on a variety of concrete topics
    • relate information using basic informal commands
    • construct verbs using formations that indicate past actions
    • interpret meaning of question words when used in conversation and respond appropriately participate in conversations on a number of familiar topics using simple sentence.
    • handle short social interactions in everyday situations.
    Intermediate Mid Level
    Students are able to:
    • participate in a conversation on familiar topics using sentences and series of sentences.
    • handle short social interactions in everyday situations by asking and answreing a variety of questions.
    • usually say what they want to say about self and everyday life.
    Understanding:
    Intermediate-Low Level Students understand that:
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    Intermediate Mid Level studnets understand that:
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    World Languages
    WLAN (2017)
    Grade: 7-12
    Level III
    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.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communication
    Modes Of Communication:
    Interpretive Mode
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Intermediate Low Level
    Students:
    • understand the basic purpose of a message.
    • understand messages related to basic needs.
    • understand questions and simple statements on everyday needs related to self.
    • understands messages that tell or ask about topics of personal interests.
    • identify simple information needed on forms.
    • identify some information from news media.

    • Intermediate Mid Level,
      Students:
      • understand basic information in ads, announcements and other recorded information.
      • understand the main idea of what is listened to for personal enjoyment.
      • understand messages related to everyday life.
      • understand simple personal questions.
      • understand basic information in ads, announcements, and other simple texts.
      • understand the main idea of what is read for personal enjoyment.
      • read simple written exchanges between other people.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • the target language vocabulary for specific purposes including:
      • question words.
      • dates, times.
      • schedules.
      • travel (airport).
      • accepting/rejecting an invitaiton.
      • likes & dislikes.
      • compliments.
      • descriptive words.
      • messages for greeting cards.
      • services being offered on a variety of sitionations.
      • interests and daily routines.
      • sports.
      • jobs.
      • weather.
    • vocabulary related to travel, (customs forms, hotel registrations, information on ID.
    • and can use verbs in a variety of time frames.
    Skills:
    Intermediate Low Level
    Students are able to:
    • understand and determine types of listening sources
    • understand location and time of an event.
    • understand announcements (arrival/departure info, due dates, time and date of messages).
    • understand questions and statements about daily routines, interests, scheudles)
    • understand what is asked for on a form or application.
    • understand basic information in a variety of contexts (weather forcasts, job postings, biographical data).
    Intermediate Mid Level
    Students are able to:
    • understand the main idea and details of advertisements and announcements and messages.
    • understand the main idea and details of literary and non-literary texts.
    • understand questions asked for surveys questionaires and forms across a variety of contexts.
    • understand basic information given in ads, labels, brochures, erc across a variety of contexts
    • understand the who, what, where, when, why & how of literary & non-literary texts.
    Understanding:
    Intermediate-Low Level Students understand that:
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    World Languages
    WLAN (2017)
    Grade: 7-12
    Level III
    4) Investigate perspectives through practices of the target cultures.

    a. Examine how behaviors in the target culture relate to and reflect different types of relationships.

    b. Interact through role-play in a variety of familiar environments.

    c. Participate in hands-on activities related to cultural practices.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Culture
    Modes Of Communication:
    Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational Modes of communication
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • explore the perspectives of the people based on variou practices of a the target language culture.
    • interact, by using the target language in culturally appropriate ways across a variety of familiar situations.
    • create or participate in activities related to cultural practices.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • a variety of the target language specific vocabulary.
    • verb conjugations in a variety of time frames.
    • to incorporate background knowledge of cultural events studied in earlier levels.
    Skills:
    Intermediate Low Level
    Students are able to:
    • address others in a culturally appropriate manner.
    • identify and explain practices associated with specific target language culture events, celebrations, and holidays.
    • identify and explain practices associated with the student's own events, celebrations, and holidays.
    • investigate the relationship between cultural practices and perspectives.
    Intermediate Mid Level
    Students are able to:
    • identify how a culture's beliefs and ideas are demonstrated by how they interact with one another.
    • communicate with one another in culturally appropriate ways in a variety of familiar contexts.
    • investigate, analyze and reflect on the relationship of cultural products to perspectives.
    • investigate, analyze and reflect on the relationship of cultural practices to perspectives.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • language and culture are inextricably linked together.
    • a culture's perspectives will be reflected in their practices and products.
    • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better.
    • understanding of my own language and culture.
    • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
    • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.
    World Languages
    WLAN (2017)
    Grade: 7-12
    Level III
    5) Investigate perspectives through products of the target cultures.

    a. Explain the importance of products of the target culture.

    b. Explain arts, crafts, or graphic representations of the target culture.

    c. Explain the cultural elements of music and short video clips.

    d. Listen to, read, and explain the purpose of products from a target culture.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Culture
    Modes Of Communication:
    Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational Modes of communication
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • explain the importance of products of the target culture.
    • analyze and describe arts, crafts and graphic representations of the target culture.
    • identify and describe cultural influences in music and video analyze the purpose of prodcuts from the target culture through
    • listening and reading activities.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • a variety of the target language specific vocabulary.
    • verb conjugations in a variety of time frames.
    • to incorporate background knowledge of cultural products studied in earlier levels.
    Skills:
    Intermediate Low Level
    Students are able to:
    • utilize common target language cultural vocabulary to discuss paintings, songs, foods, etc.
    • investigate and explain the relationship bewtween cultural products and perspectives.
    • investigate and explain the realtion between cultural practices and perspectives.
    Intermediate Mid Level
    Students are able to:
    • identify how a culture's beliefes and ideas are reflected in their products by describing the target culture's art, crafts, music, dance, etc..
    • analyze and clarify the purpose of the products from a target culture.
    • investigate and explain the relationship bewtween cultural products and perspectives.
    • investigate and explain the realtion between cultural practices and perspectives.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • language and culture are inextricably linked together.
    • a culture's perspectives will be reflected in their pracitces and products.
    • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better.
    • understanding of my own language and culture.
    • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
    • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.
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