Courses of Study : World Languages

Communication
Interpersonal Mode
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): K - 8
Intermediate Low Proficiency Range
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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.

Insight 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.
Interpretive Mode
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): K - 8
Intermediate Low Proficiency Range
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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.

Insight 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.
Presentational Mode
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): K - 8
Intermediate Low Proficiency Range
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3) Present material in oral and written form.

a. Present information on familiar topics using a variety of simple sentences.

b. Present songs, short skits, or dramatic readings.

c. Write about topics of interests.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Presentational Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • present personal information orally about their lives, activities and events by using simple sentences.
  • express preferences orally on familiar and every day topics.
  • explain their likes/dislikes.
  • write simple sentences about familar topics.

3-5
Students:
  • present personal information orally or in writing about their lives, activities and event by using simple sentences.
  • express preferences orally and in writing on familiar and every day topics.

6-8
Students:
  • present personal information orally or in writing about their lives, activities and event by using simple sentences.
  • express preferences orally and in writing on familiar and every day topics.
  • explain their likes/dislikes.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • previously learned vocabulary.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • how to express needs/wants.

3-5
Students know:
  • previously learned vocabulary.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • how to express needs/wants.

6-8
Students know:
  • previously learned vocabulary.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • how to express needs/wants.
  • how to express opinions.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • present or express (orally or in writing) personnal information or preferences on a familiar topic.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • present or express (orally or in writing) personnal information or preferences on a familiar topic.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • present or express (orally or in writing) personnal information or preferences on a familiar topic.
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.
Cultures
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): K - 8
Intermediate Low Proficiency Range
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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.

Insight 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.
Connections
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): K - 8
Intermediate Low Proficiency Range
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5) Link target language and other content areas to acquire information and diverse cultural perspectives.

a. Acquire, expand, and apply vocabulary related to age-appropriate school content.

b. Use materials intended for same-age speakers of the target language.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Connections
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • use the target language to learn (about) other school topics.
  • use the target language to connect to other disciplines.

3-5
Students:
  • use the target language to learn (about) other school topics.
  • use the target language to connect to other disciplines.

6-8
Students:
  • use the target language to learn (about) other school topics.
  • use the target language to connect to other disciplines.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • how to use knowledge gained in the target language in other subject areas.
  • information taught in the target langauge about other school subjects.

3-5
Students know:
  • how to use knowledge gained in the target language in other subject areas.
  • information taught in the target langauge about other school subjects.

6-8
Students know:
  • how to use knowledge gained in the target language in other subject areas.
  • information taught in the target langauge about other school subjects.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • use information taught in the target language in other aspects of their lives.
  • use the target language to learn information about other subject areas.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • use information taught in the target language in other aspects of their lives.
  • use the target language to learn information about other subject areas.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • use information taught in the target language in other aspects of their lives.
  • use the target language to learn information about other subject areas.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • proficiency in a foreign language is a vehicle to gaining knowledge that can only be acquired through that language and its culture.
  • world language learning offers opportunities to uncover big ideas in and about other disciplines.
  • strategies used to acquire a language are transferable to other areas of learning throughout life.
  • a second language facilitates the acquisition of information about the world outside our experiences.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • proficiency in a foreign language is a vehicle to gaining knowledge that can only be acquired through that language and its culture.
  • world language learning offers opportunities to uncover big ideas in and about other disciplines.
  • strategies used to acquire a language are transferable to other areas of learning throughout life.
  • a second language facilitates the acquisition of information about the world outside our experiences.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • proficiency in a foreign language is a vehicle to gaining knowledge that can only be acquired through that language and its culture.
  • world language learning offers opportunities to uncover big ideas in and about other disciplines.
  • strategies used to acquire a language are transferable to other areas of learning throughout life.
  • a second language facilitates the acquisition of information about the world outside our experiences.
Comparisons
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): K - 8
Intermediate Low Proficiency Range
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6) Investigate and analyze similarities and differences between the target and native languages.

a. Identify words in the target language that have no translation in English.

b. Hypothesize about the similarities of language based on awareness of cognates and idioms.

c. Analyze idiomatic expressions in the target language.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • recognize idiomatic expression in the target and native languages.
  • understand that langauge cannot be translated word for word.
  • recognize similarities and differences in the target and native language systems.

3-5
Students:
  • recognize idiomatic expression in the target and native languages.
  • understand that langauge cannot be translated word for word.
  • recognize similarities and differences in the target and native language systems.

6-8
Students:
  • analyze idiomatic expressions in target and native languages.
  • conclude that language cannot be translated word for word.
  • recognize similarities and differences between language systems.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • various idiomatic expressions based on themes taught.
  • that not all idiomatic expressions can be translated.
  • similarities and differences in the target and native language systems.

3-5
Students know:
  • various idiomatic expressions based on themes taught.
  • that not all idiomatic expressions can be translated.
  • similarities and differences in the target and native language systems.

6-8
Students know:
  • various idiomatic expressions based on themes taught.
  • that not all idiomatic expressions can be translated.
  • similarities and differences in the target and native language systems.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • recognize idiomatic expressions.
  • understand that those expressions cannot always be translated into their native language.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • recognize idiomatic expressions.
  • understand that those expressions cannot always be translated into their native language.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • recognize idiomatic expressions.
    • understand that those expressions cannot always be translated into their native language.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
  • other understandings will depend on theme taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
  • other understanding will depend on theme taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): K - 8
Intermediate Low Proficiency Range
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Learning Activities: 1
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7) Investigate, analyze, and reflect on similarities and differences between the target and native cultures.

a. Compare and contrast verbal and nonverbal behaviors in a variety of activities.

b. Analyze the role of family in the native and target cultures.

c. Critique the role of social networking in the target culture.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • recognize the use of verbal and non verbal behaviors in the target and native cultures.
  • identify similarities and differences on a variety of topics such as family and social media.

3-5
Students:
  • recognize and compare the use of verbal and non verbal behaviors in the target and native cultures.
  • describe similarities and differences on a variety of topics such as family and social media.

6-8
Students:
  • reflect on the use of verbal and non verbal behaviors in the target and native cultures.
  • analyze similarities and differences on a variety of topics such as family and social media.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • various cultural practices.
  • various cultural products (tangible).

3-5
Students know:
  • various cultural practices.
  • various cultural products (tangible/intangible).
  • various cultural perspectives.
  • how to compare cultures.

6-8
Students know:
  • various cultural practices.
  • various cultural products (tangible/intangible).
  • various cultural perspectives.
  • how to compare various cultural products and practices in trlation to cultural perspectives.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • recognize the use of verbal and nonverbal behaviors.
  • identify similarities and differences on a variety of topics.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • recognize and compare verbal and nonverbal behaviors.
  • describe similarities and differences on a variety of topics.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • analyze similarities and differences on a variety of topics.
  • reflect on the use of verbal and nonverbal behaviors.
  • Understanding:
    K-2 Students understand:
    • 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.

    3-5
    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.

    6-8
    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.
    Communities
    World Languages (2017)
    Grade(s): K - 8
    Intermediate Low Proficiency Range
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    8) Acquire the ability to interact in the target culture beyond the classroom and set goals for life- long learning.

    Examples: Travel (real or virtual) to museums to enhance cultural understanding.
    Prepare a group performance for a school or community celebration.
    Participate in world language club activities that benefit the school or community.
    Draw from previously learned material to chart a path of forward progress.
    Analyze reasons for success and failure and consider future actions.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communities
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    K-2
    Students:
    • recognize the use of the target language beyond the classroom.
    • understand that language learning is a lifetime process.

    3-5
    Students:
    • recognize the use of the target language beyond the classroom.
    • understand that language learning is a lifetime process.
    • set their own learning goals.

    6-8
    Students:
    • recognize the use of the target language beyond the classroom.
    • understand that language learning is a lifetime process.
    • set their own learning goals.
    • identify places in their community where the target language is spoken.
    • explore opportunities to use the target language outside the classroom.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    K-2
    Students know:
    • their own proficiency level.
    • where the target language is spoken around the world.
    • where the target language is spoken in the community.
    • how to set their own learning goals.

    3-5
    Students know:
    • their own proficiency level.
    • where the target language is spoken around the world.
    • where the target language is spoken in the community.
    • how to set their own learning goals.

    6-8
    Students know:
    • their own proficiency level.
    • where the target language is spoken around the world.
    • where the target language is spoken in the community.
    • how to set their own learning goals.
    Skills:
    K-2
    Students are able to:
    • recognize their own proficiency level.
    • set their own learning goals.
    • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
    • identify places in thier community where the target language is spoken.

    3-5
    Students are able to:
    • recognize their own proficiency level.
    • set their own learning goals.
    • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
    • identify places in thier community where the target language is spoken.

    6-8
    Students are able to:
    • recognize their own proficiency level.
    • set their own learning goals.
    • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
    • identify places in thier community where the target language is spoken.
    Understanding:
    K-2
    Students understand that:
    • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
    • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
    • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
    • language is a tool to connect with the world.
    • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.

    3-5
    Students understand that:
    • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
    • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
    • language is a tool to connect with the world.
    • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.

    6-8
    Students understand that:
    • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
    • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
    • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
    • language is a tool to connect with the world.
    • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.