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La Oca: Vocabulary Game

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Title:

La Oca: Vocabulary Game

URL:

https://goopenva.org/courseware/lesson/3354/overview

Content Source:

Other
Go Open VA
Type: Interactive/Game

Overview:

This Spanish game board can be used for any level of proficiency (novice low, novice mid, novice high, intermediate low, intermediate mid, intermediate high). This game is based on a Spanish television series and can easily be adapted to use with any vocabulary topic. Instructions are included for how to play and how to assemble the game board. Options for individual and full class (large) game boards are included. When questions and answers are provided in Spanish, students are able to reinforce their interpersonal communication skills.

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

a. Communicate on some very familiar topics using single words or learned phrases.

Examples: likes/dislikes, sports, hobbies

b. Answer simple questions.

Examples: What is your name? What day is today? What is the weather?

c. Greet peers and introduce selves.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpersonal Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • communicate on familiar topics using single words or learned phrases.
  • express likes and dislikes using single words or learned phrases.
  • communicate about sports and hobbies using single words or learned phrases.
  • answer simple questions using single words or learned phrases.
  • greet and introduce themselves using single words or learned phrases.
  • answer "What is your name?"
  • answer "What day is today?"
  • answer "What is the weather?"

3-5
Students:
  • communicate on familiar topics using single words or learned phrases.
  • express likes and dislikes using single words or learned phrases.
  • communicate about sports and hobbies using single words or learned phrases.
  • answer simple questions using single words or learned phrases.
  • greet and introduce themselves using single words or learned phrases.
  • answer "What is your name?"
  • answer "What day is today?"
  • answer "What is the weather?"

6-8
Students:
  • express basic needs using practiced or memorized words and phrases.
  • express basic preferences using practiced or memorized words and phrases.
  • introduce themselves.
  • name very familiar people, places and things using practiced or memorized words and phrases.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • how to answers to simple questions.
  • greetings and introductions in the target language.

3-5
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • how to answers to simple questions.
  • greetings and introductions in the target language.

6-8
Students know:
  • simple words and phrases in the target language
  • basic vocab in the target language (my name is, how are you, etc.)
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • how to answers to simple questions.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • recognize and expand vocabulary.
  • demonstrate comprehension.
  • learn and apply pronunciation rules.
  • use vocabulary to express meaning.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • develop listening skills through continuous aural input.
  • recognize and expand vocabulary.
  • demonstrate comprehension.
  • understand the cultural nuances of meaning in formal and informal settings.
  • learn and apply pronunciation rules.
  • apply intonation patterns.
  • use vocabulary to express meaning.
  • respond in all modes of communication in the target language.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • recognize and expand vocabulary.
  • synthesize grammar and syntax.
  • demonstrate comprehension.
  • understand the cultural nuances of meaning in formal and informal settings.
  • learn and apply pronunciation rules.
  • apply intonation patterns.
  • use vocabulary to express meaning.
  • respond in all modes of communication in the target language.
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 Low 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 oral expressions.

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

Examples: Christmas, Carnival

c. Identify children's songs, poetry and rhymes from the target culture.

d. Observe and imitate simple patterns of behavior.

Examples: Table manners, greetings

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Cultures
Modes Of Communication:
interpersonal, interpretive, presentation
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • investigate and explain the practices and perspectives of the target culture.
  • identify activities and celebrations of the target culture.
  • observe and compare behavior patterns.
  • use gestures appropriately.
  • recognize songs/poetry in the target language.
    3-5
    Students:
    • investigate and explain the practices and perspectives of the target culture.
    • identify activities and celebrations of the target culture.
    • identify songs and poetry in the target language.
    • recognize key words and phrases in the target language.
    • observe and compare behavior patterns.
    • use appropriate gestures.

    6-8
    Students:
    • identify some products and practices of the target culture.
    • identify some basic cultural beliefs and values of the target culture.
    • identify familiar landmarks.
    • recognize some similarities and differences between cultures.
    • greet people with culturally appropriate customs.
    • use appropriate gestures.
    • identify songs/poetry in the target language.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • typical activities and events of the target culture.
  • children's songs, poetry, and rhymes from the target culture.

3-5
Students know:
  • typical activities and events of the target culture.
  • children's songs, poetry, and rhymes from the target culture.

6-8
Students know:
  • landmarks from target language.
  • information from target language.
  • cultural information linked to themes taught.
  • songs, poetry and rhymes from the target culture.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • identify cultural products such as music, art, sports, games, and entertainment.
  • identify cultural practices of the target culture.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • identify cultural products such as music, art, sports, games, and entertainment.
  • identify cultural practices of the targte culture.
  • identify common beliefs and attitudes within the target culture.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • identify patterns of social behavior and interactions typical of the culture.
  • identify cultural products such as music, art, sports, games, and entertainment.
  • identify cultural practices of the target culture.
  • analyze cultural perspectives.
  • identify common beliefs and attitudes within 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: K-8
Novice Mid Proficiency Range
1) Exchange simple spoken and written information in the target language, utilizing cultural references where appropriate.

a. Communicate on very familiar topics using a variety of words and phrases.

b. Make simple statements in a conversation.

c. Recite high-frequency learned words.

d. Ask simple questions.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpersonal Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • communicate on very familiar topics using a variety of words and phrases.
  • ask simple questions (mostly memorized).
  • participate in conversations using words and phrases.

3-5
Students:
  • communicate on very familiar topics using a variety of words and phrases.
  • ask simple questions (mostly memorized).
  • participate in conversations using words and phrases.

6-8
Students:
  • request information by asking a few simple questions on very familiar topics.
  • provide information by answering a few simple questions on very familiar topics.
  • can contribute to a conversation on very familiar topics.
  • express basic needs based on very familiar topics.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • how to ask questions.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

3-5
Students know:
  • basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • how to ask questions.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

6-8
Students know:
  • basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • how to ask questions.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • use basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • ask simple and rehearsed questions.
  • use vocabulary learned in thematic units.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • use basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • ask simple and rehearsed questions.
  • use vocabulary learned in thematic units.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • use basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • ask simple and rehearsed questions.
  • use vocabulary learned in thematic units.
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 I can understand others and they can understand me.
  • 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 I can understand others and they can understand me.
  • 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 I can understand others and they can understand me.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice Mid Proficiency Range
4) Investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship among the products, practices, and perspectives of the target cultures.

a. Name practices observed in festivals, holidays, or daily life.

b. Identify landmarks and symbols of the target culture.

c. Identify similarities and differences between the target and home cultures.

d. Describe tangible products from the target culture.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Cultures
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • list holidays observed in the target culture.
  • identify products from the target culture.
  • compare home and target cultures.
  • use cuturally appropriate rehearsed behaviors.

3-5
Students:
  • list and describe some customs of holidays observed in the target culture.
  • identify products from the target culture to help them understand perspectives.
  • compare home and target cultures.
  • use cuturally appropriate rehearsed behaviors.

6-8
Students:
  • identify products and practices to help them them understand perspectives.
  • use cuturally appropriate rehearsed behaviors.
  • recognize culturally inappropriate behaviors.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • important target culture holidays.
  • how to recognize appropriate target culture behavior.
  • how to recognize inappropriate target culture behavior.
  • some target culture products.

3-5
Students know:
  • important target culture holidays.
  • how to recognize appropriate target culture behavior.
  • how to recognize inappropriate target culture behavior.
  • some target culture products.

6-8
Students know:
  • important target culture holidays.
  • how to recognize appropriate target culture behavior.
  • how to recognize inappropriate target culture behavior.
  • some target culture products.
  • important target culture landmarks.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • list holidays observed in the target culture.
  • identify products from the target culture.
  • compare native and target cultures.
  • use culturally appropriate rehearsed behaviors.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • list holidays observed in the target culture.
  • identify products from the target culture.
  • compare native and target cultures.
  • use culturally appropriate rehearsed behaviors.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • list holidays observed in the target culture.
  • identify products from the target culture.
  • compare native and target cultures.
  • use culturally appropriate rehearsed behaviors.
  • recognize cultural landmarks.
  • recognize and imitate cultural 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 taughtaught.
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
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
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
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: K-8
Intermediate High Proficiency Range
1) Exchange simple spoken and written information in the target language, utilizing cultural references where appropriate.

a. Use language to share events and experiences in various time frames.

b. Synthesize learned material to produce unrehearsed conversations.

c. Use language to complete tasks requiring multiple steps.

d. Narrate a simple story in written or oral form.

e. State a viewpoint on an issue and support opinions.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpersonal Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • participate in spontaneous conversations on familar and some researched topics using sentences and series of sentences.
  • ask and answer original questions with sentences and series of sentences.
  • express preferences and opinions with sentences and series of sentences.
  • describe acitvities and events using present, past and future.

3-5
Students:
  • participate in spontaneous conversations on familar and some researched topics using sentences and series of sentences.
  • ask and answer original questions with sentences and series of sentences.
  • express preferences and opinions with sentences and series of sentences.
  • describe acitvities and events using present, past and future.

6-8
Students:
  • exchange information in conversations and some discussions on a variety of familiar and some concrete researched topics.
  • use connected sentences that may combine to form paragraphs often across time frames.
  • exchange information in conversations and some discussions on a variety of familiar and some concrete researched topics by asking a variety of questions.
  • interact with others to meet their needs in a variety of situations sometimes involving a complication.
  • explain preferences, opinions and emotions and provide advice on a variety of familiar and some concrete researched topic.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • how to ask and answer questions.
  • how to participate in spontaneous conversation.
  • how to express preference and opinion.
  • how to talk about the past, present, and future.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

3-5
Students know:
  • how to ask and answer questions.
  • how to participate in spontaneous conversation.
  • how to express preference and opinion.
  • how to talk about the past, present, and future.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

6-8
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • how to ask and answer questions.
  • how to participate in spontaneous conversation.
  • how to express preference and opinion.
  • how to talk about the past, present, and future.
  • more complex sentence structures.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • participate in conversation.
  • ask and answer questions.
  • express preference and opinion.
  • use past, present, and future tense to describe activities.
  • use the target language vocabulary related to theme being taught.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • participate in conversation.
  • ask and answer questions.
  • express preference and opinion.
  • use past, present, and future tense to describe activities.
  • use the target language vocabulary related to theme being taught.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • interact with others appropriately.
  • explain preferences, opinions and emotions.
  • exchange information.
  • use connected sentences that may combine to paragraph length.
  • 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 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
    9) Identify products, practices, and perspectives of the target culture and the native culture.

    a. Identify daily routines in the target culture and the native culture.

    b. Identify celebrations in the target culture and the native culture.

    c. Identify games, stories, songs, and rhymes from the native culture and those from the target culture.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Comparisons
    Modes Of Communication:
    presentational
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • identify the difference between the terms products, practices, and perspectives.
    • list items or products important to the target language culture.
    • list actions or practices that are important to the target language culture.
    • recognize why these products and practices are important to the target language culture (perspectives).
    • identify celebrations important to the target language culture.
    • identify products and practices associated with celebrations in the target language culture.
    • recognize games, stories, songs, and rhymes that are significant to the target language culture.
    • identify products, practices, and perspectives that are important to their own personal culture.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Student know:
    • how to identify important cultural products, practices, and perspectives that are important within their own personal lives.
    • how to use present tense verbs to describe what people do.
    • how to use adjectives to describe nouns.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    Novice Mid Level
    • identify the products, practices, and perspectives that are unique to native culture.
    • identify the products, practices, and perspectives that are unique to the target language culture including celebrations, music, games, and rhymes.
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • identify the products, practices, and perspectives that are unique to native culture.
    • identify the products, practices, and perspectives that are unique to the target language culture including celebrations, music, games, and rhymes.
    • compare and contrast native and target culture products, practices and perspectives.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • there are similarities and differences in the characteristics of the target culture and their own.
    • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
    • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
    • other understanding will depend on 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
    9) Compare products, practices, and perspectives of the target culture and the native culture.

    a. Compare daily routines in the target culture and the native culture.

    b. Compare celebrations in the target culture and the native culture.

    c. Compare games, stories, songs, and rhymes from the native culture and those from the target culture.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Comparisons
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:

    Students:
    • compare and contrast daily life activities in the target and native cultures.
    • compare and contrast holiday celebrations and traditions in the target and native cultures.
    • compare games, fairy tales, songs, and rhymes from the target and native cultures.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how people in the target culture tend to spend their days.
    • what holidays are celebrated in the target culture and how they are celebrated.
    • a few games, fairy tales, songs, and rhymes in the target culture.
    Skills:
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • identify the products, practices, and perspectives that are unique to native culture.
    • identify the products, practices, and perspectives that are unique to the target language culture including celebrations, music, games, and rhymes.
    • compare and contrast native and target culture products, practices and perspectives.
    Intermediate Low Level
    Students are able to:
    • compare and contrast daily life activities in the target and native cultures, such as schooling, working, freetime activities, and daily routines.
    • compare and contrast holiday celebrations and traditions in the target and native cultures.
    • identify games, fairy tales, songs, and rhymes from the target culture and compare them with those of the native culture.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • daily routines may differ between cultures as a result of several contributing factors.
    • different cultures may celebrate holidays in diverse ways.
    • different cultures may celebrate different holidays.
    • different cultures have original games, stories, songs, and rhymes.
    • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
    • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
    • other understanding will depend on 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
    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.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Comparisons
    Modes Of Communication:
    Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational Modes of communication
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:

    Students:
    • can compare the products, practices and perspectives of the target culture and native culture using the target langauge in a variety of time frames.
    • compare activities and events of the target culture and native culture using the target language.
    • compare cultural practices of the target culture and the native culture using the target language.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • the target language Vocabualry for specific purposes.
    • verb conjugations in a variety of tenses.
    • how to identify the products, practices and perspectives of target and native cultures.
    Skills:
    Intermediate Low Level
    Students are able to:
    • compare and contrast daily life activities in the target and native cultures, such as schooling, working, freetime activities, and daily routines.
    • compare and contrast holiday celebrations and traditions in the target and native cultures.
    • identify games, fairy tales, songs, and rhymes from the target culture and compare them with those of the native culture.
    Intermediate Mid Level
    Students are able to:
    • use the target langauge to identify and compare the products, practices and perspectives of the target culture.
    • use target langauge to compare activities and events of the target culture and native culture.
    • use target langauge to compare the practices of target and native culture.
    • identify games, fairy tales, songs, and rhymes from the target culture and compare them with those of the native culture.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
    • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
    • other understanding will depend on theme being taught.
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