Courses of Study : World Languages

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

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

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

a. Present information on familiar topics using connected sentences.

b. Write short reports about learned or researched topics.

c. Make a presentation about personal and social experiences.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Presentational Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • orally tell a story about his/her life using sentences and series of sentences.
  • orally conduct a presentation on a familar topics using sentences and series of sentences.
  • write simple sentences in the target language about familar topics using simple sentences.

3-5
Students:
  • orally tell a story about his/her life using sentences and series of sentences.
  • orally conduct a presentation on a familar topics using sentences and series of sentences.
  • write about familar topics using simple sentences and short series of sentences.

6-8
Students:
  • tell a story orally or in writing about everyday life, activities or other events using sentences a series of sentences.
  • give a presentation orally or in writing on a variety of familar and concrete topics using sentences and series of sentences.
  • express opinions and give reasons for those opinion using sentences and series of sentences.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • previously learned vocabulary.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • sentence structure.

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

6-8
Students know:
  • previously learned vocabulary.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • sentence structures.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • use sentences and series of connected sentences to tell a story about their life, activities and events.
  • use the target language vocabulary related to theme being taught.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • use sentences and series of connected sentences to tell a story about their life, activities and events.
  • use the target language vocabulary related to theme being taught.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • use sentences and series of connected sentences to tell a story about their life, activities and events.
  • express preferences and indicate why.
  • 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.
Cultures
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): K - 8
Intermediate Mid 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. 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.

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

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

b. Use authentic materials intended for native 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 to connect to other disciplines.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • how to use material learned in the target language and apply it to other classes.
  • various information learned about other subject areas.

3-5
Students know:
  • how to use material learned in the target language and apply it to other classes.
  • various information learned about other subject areas.

6-8
Students know:
  • how to use material learned in the target langauge and apply it to other classes.
  • various information learned about other subject areas.
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 Mid Proficiency Range
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6) Investigate, analyze, and reflect on similarities and differences between the target and native languages.

a. Compare how different time frames are expressed.

b. Describe shades of meaning expressed by different time frames.

c. Identify and compare language appropriate to specific social settings.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • recognize formal and informal language.
  • use formal and informal language appropriately.
  • determine if an interaction is in the past of present.

3-5
Students:
  • recognize and use formal and informal language appropriately.
  • recognize langauge used in different social settings.
  • determine if an interaction is in the past of present.

6-8
Students:
  • recognize language appropriate to different social settings.
  • use language appropriate to different social settings.
  • compare how the past is expressed in both target and native languages.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • indicators of formal and informal language.
  • present tense time frame.
  • past tense time frame.

3-5
Students know:
  • indicators of formal and informal language.
  • present tense time frame.
  • past tense time frame.

6-8
Students know:
  • indicators of formal and informal language.
  • present tense time frame.
  • past tense time frame.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • recognize and use formal and informal language appropriately.
  • recognize cognates.
  • recognize similarities and differences in the target and native language.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • recognize and use formal and informal language appropriately.
  • recognize cognates.
  • compare and contrast the target and native language.
  • determine if an action is in the past, present or fulture tense.

6-8
Students are able to:
Students are able to:
  • use formal and informal language appropriately.
  • recognize cognates.
  • analyze the target and native language writing systems.
  • analyze target and native language grammatical structures.
  • determine if an action is in the past, present or fulture tense.
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 Mid Proficiency Range
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7) Investigate, analyze, and reflect on similarities and differences between the target and native cultures.

a. Compare and contrast the preparation for and choice of careers in the native and target cultures.

b. Compare and contrast cultural attitudes toward youth and aging.

c. Identify and analyze the tangible and intangible products of the target culture.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • describe tangible products of the target and native cultures.
  • recognize different cultural attitudes on a variety of topics.
  • talk about careers in the target and native cultures.

3-5
Students:
  • explain similarities and differences in education systems.
  • analyze cultural attitudes on a variety of topics.

6-8
Students:
  • explain similarities and differences in education systems.
  • analyze cultural attitudes on a variety of topics.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • tangible products of the target culture.
  • practices of the target culture.
  • vocabulary related to careers.

3-5
Students know:
  • tangible/intangible products of the target culture.
  • practices of the target culture.
  • perspectives of the target culture.
  • vocabulary related to careers.

6-8
Students know:
  • tangible/intangible products of the target culture.
  • practices of the target culture.
  • perspectives of the target culture.
  • vocabulary related to careers.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • explain similarities and differences in the target and native cultures.
  • compare and contrast education systems in the native and target cultures.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • investigate similarities and differences in the target and native cultures.
  • explain similarities and differences in the target and native cultures.
  • compare and contrast education systems in the native and target cultures.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • investigate similarities and differences in the target and native cultures.
  • explain similarities and differences in the target and native cultures.
  • reflect on the similarities and differences in the target and native cultures.
  • analyze information about education systems in the native and target.
  • cultures.
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 Mid 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: Interpret materials or use media from the target culture for enjoyment.
Write and illustrate short stories to present to others.
Simulate interactions that may take place in a community setting.
Self-evaluate preferences for using target language outside the classroom.
Incorporate reflection upon learning into journals and portfolios.

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.
  • recognize target language use in the professional world.
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 their community.
  • how to set their own learning goals.

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

6-8
Students know:
  • how to recognize proficiency levels.
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.
  • where the target language is spoken in their 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.
  • 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.

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.