Courses of Study : World Languages

Communication
Interpersonal Mode
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level I
All Resources: 3
Learning Activities: 3
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
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.

Insight 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.
    Interpretive Mode
    World Languages (2017)
    Grade(s): 7 - 12
    Level I
    All Resources: 6
    Learning Activities: 6
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
    Unit Plans: 0
    2) Interpret what is heard, read, or viewed on familiar topics using the present tense.

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

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

    c. Interpret visual and auditory cues.

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

    Novice High Level
    Students:
    • sometimes understand written and oral simple questions or statements on familiar topics.
    • understand simple written and oral information when presented with pictures and graphs. sometimes understand the main topic of conversations that they overhear. sometimes understand the main idea of published materials. understand simple everyday notices in public places on topics that are familiar to them.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to recognize the difference between a question and a statement.
    • how to identify who is speaking.
    • how to identify who is being spoken to.
    • how to recognize the topic being discussed.
    • how to rely on pictures, graphs, or charts to aid in comprehension.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    Novice Mid Level
    • identify the key idea presented by a speaker or published work on a familiar topic.
    • differentiate between questions and statements.
    • gather basic information from graphs, charts and pictures.
    • rely on background knowledge to aid in comprehension of difficult or new words.
    • recognize characters and punctuation marks that are unique to the target language.
    Novice High Level students are able to:
    • identify the key idea presented by a speaker or published work on a familiar topic.
    • differentiate between questions and statements.
    • gather basic information from graphs, charts and pictures.
    • rely on background knowledge to aid in comprehension of difficult or new words.
    • recognize characters and punctuation marks that are unique to the target language.
    • locate places on a map.
    • identify purpose of a brochure/advertisement.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    Novice Mid Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    Students understand that:
    Novice High Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    Presentational Mode
    World Languages (2017)
    Grade(s): 7 - 12
    Level I
    All Resources: 3
    Learning Activities: 3
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
    Unit Plans: 0
    3) Present information on familiar topics with a variety of words, phrases, and simple sentences in the present time frame.

    a. Present basic information orally and in writing.

    b. Give simple instructions.

    c. Tell about familiar objects, experiences, and daily routines.

    d. Recite short memorized phrases, poems, and/or rhymes.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communication
    Modes Of Communication:
    Presentational Mode
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Novice Mid Level
    Students:
    • list information and fill out forms about themselves and others using words and phrases.
    • express his/her likes and dislikes using words, phrases, and memorized expressions (in writing and orally).
    • list information about familiar items in his/her immediate environment.
    • describe and list his/her daily activities using words, phrases, and memorized expressions.
    • present simple information about something learned using words, phrases, and memorized expressions (in writing an orally).

    Novice High Level
    Students:
    • recite and write information about his/her daily life using phrases and simple sentences.
    • describe a familiar experience or event and write short notes using phrases and simple sentences.
    • list basic information about a familiar person, place, or thing using phrases and simple sentences.
    • list information about others using phrases and simple sentences.
    • repeat basic instructions on how to make or do something using phrases and simple sentences.
    • retell basic information about things he/she has learned using simple sentences.
    • ask for information in writing.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to appropriately describe themselves using correct noun/adjective agreements.
    • how to organize thoughts into simple sentences.
    • how to differentiate between describing themselve and others.
    • (first person and third person).
    • how to gather information using various traditional and electronic research tools.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    Novice Mid Level
    • recall vocabulary from themes taught.
    • correctly pronounce vowels and key phonetic sounds when presenting orally.
    • correctly write sentences using correct punctuation and diacrytical markings.
    • correctly type special characters, accent marks, or other markings necessary to the target language.
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • recall vocabulary from themes taught.
    • correctly pronounce vowels and key phonetic sounds when presenting orally.
    • correctly write sentences using correct punctuation and diacrytical markings.
    • correctly type special characters, accent marks, or other markings necessary to the target language.
    • differentiate between questions and statements.
    • gather basic information from graphs, charts and pictures.
    • rely on background knowledge to aid in comprehension of difficult or new words.
    • recognize characters and punctuation marks that are unique to the target language.
    • sing songs in the target language.
    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.
    Culture
    World Languages (2017)
    Grade(s): 7 - 12
    Level I
    All Resources: 1
    Learning Activities: 1
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
    Unit Plans: 0
    4) Identify practices of the target cultures.

    a. Use basic appropriate gestures in common interactions.

    b. Identify behaviors in a variety of environments.

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

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Culture
    Modes Of Communication:
    presentational
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • recognize practices common to formal and informal interactions.
    • identify products and practices to help understand cultural perspectives.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to appropriately greet and address a variety of people within the target culture.
    • which specific holidays, celebrations and events are important to the target language culture.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    Novice Mid Level
    • address others in a culturally appropriate manner.
    • identify practices associated with specific target language culture events such as celebrations and holidays.
    • identify practices associated with the student's own events, celebrations, and holidays.
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • address others in a culturally appropriate manner.
    • identify practices associated with specific target language culture events such as celebrations and holidays.
    • identify practices associated with the student's own events, celebrations, and holidays.
    • investigate the relationship between cultural practices and perspectives.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better.
    • understanding of my own language and culture.
    • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
    • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.
    World Languages (2017)
    Grade(s): 7 - 12
    Level I
    All Resources: 9
    Learning Activities: 9
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
    Unit Plans: 0
    5) Identify products of the target cultures.

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

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

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

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Culture
    Modes Of Communication:
    presentational
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • identify tangible products unique to the target culture.
    • list key cultural products such as paintings, songs, and dances.
    • recognize cultural products referenced in audio and written the target language recources.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • the tangible products that are important to their life and culture.
    • the tangible products that are important to the target language life and culture.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    Novice Mid Level
    • list common target language cultural products such as paintings, songs, and foods.
    • watch video clips or music videos and identify cultural products.
    • describe basic craft products from target language countries.
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • list common target language cultural products such as paintings, songs, and foods.
    • watch video clips or music videos and identify cultural products.
    • describe basic craft products from target language countries.
    • investigate the relationship between cultural products and perspectives.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better.
    • understanding of my own language and culture.
    • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
    • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.
    Connections
    World Languages (2017)
    Grade(s): 7 - 12
    Level I
    All Resources: 2
    Learning Activities: 2
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
    Unit Plans: 0
    6) Connect with other disciplines while using the target language.

    a. Use math skills to convert English measurements to metric system and to convert currencies.

    b. Locate cities, states, and countries where the target language is spoken.

    c. Describe weather in different locations around the world.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Connections
    Modes Of Communication:
    interpretive
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • identify the target language speaking countries and capitals on a map.
    • use exchange rates to calculate prices within the target language culture.
    • identify geographical influences on weather patterns in the target language countries.
    • use the metric system to identify measurements within tht the target language culture.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • the importance the metric system plays in measurements throughout the world.
    • that weather patterns are dependant on geographical locations.
    • currency changes from country to country and exchange rates are variable
    • where the target language is spoken.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    Novice Mid Level
    • use map skills to identify countries and geographical features around the world.
    • identify resources needed to calculate exchange rates and measurments.
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • use map skills to identify countries and geographical features around the world.
    • identify resources needed to calculate exchange rates and measurments.
    • investigate other disciplines using the target language language.
    Understanding:
    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.
    World Languages (2017)
    Grade(s): 7 - 12
    Level I
    All Resources: 2
    Learning Activities: 2
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
    Unit Plans: 0
    7) Interpret information related to diverse perspectives in the target culture.

    a. Exchange ideas on various audio and visual documents to interpret content.

    b. Explore authentic websites and materials to interpret topics.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Connections
    Modes Of Communication:
    interpretive
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • identify their own perspective from which topics are viewed.
    • recognize the differences between formal and informal perspectives when interpreting information.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • that a person's culture, background, and previous experiences affect the way they view and interpret information.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    Novice Mid Level
    • access and evaluate information available through the target language and its culture.
    • identify personal perspectives on various topics related to school.
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • access and evaluate information available through the target language and its culture.
    • identify personal perspectives on various topics related to school.
    • investigate other disciplines using the target language language.
    Understanding:
    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): 7 - 12
    Level I
    All Resources: 2
    Learning Activities: 2
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
    Unit Plans: 0
    8) Identify characteristics of the target language and the native language.

    a. Observe formal and informal forms of language.

    b. Identify word order for dates and placement of descriptors.

    c. Identify high-frequency idiomatic expressions.

    d. Identify cognates.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Comparisons
    Modes Of Communication:
    presentational
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • identify letters/characters of the target language alphabet or writing system.
    • recognize diacritical markings important to the target language.
    • recognize the grammatical differences between the formal and
    • informal the target language language use.
    • utilize correct word order in written and spoken conversation.
    • use high-frequence idiomatic expessions in everyday conversation.
    • use cognates to assist in comprension of the target language.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to recognize similarities among root words in order to aid comprehension in the target language.
    • that conjugations can effect the formality/tone of the provided information.
    • that word order varies across langauge and may differ from their native language.
    • that some expressions (ex.
    • idiomatic expressions) may not translate literally from language to language.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    Novice Mid Level
    • use the alphabet or writing system to express ideas.
    • identify appropriate situations in which to use formal and informal structures.
    • memorize common idomatic expressions.
    • match words from the target language to similarly structured words in the native language.
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • use the alphabet or writing system to express ideas.
    • use diacritical markings to clarify meaning when writing.
    • identify appropriate situations in which to use formal and informal structures.
    • memorize common idomatic expressions.
    • match words from the target language to similarly structured words in the native language.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
    • other understandings will depend on theme taught.
    World Languages (2017)
    Grade(s): 7 - 12
    Level I
    All Resources: 2
    Learning Activities: 2
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
    Unit Plans: 0
    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.

    Insight 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.
    Communities
    World Languages (2017)
    Grade(s): 7 - 12
    Level I
    All Resources: 1
    Learning Activities: 1
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
    Unit Plans: 0
    10) Communicate using the target language within the classroom and globally.

    a. Communicate with speakers of the target language in person or virtually.

    b. Identify professions that utilize the target language.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communities
    Modes Of Communication:
    interpersonal
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • communicate basic greetings, descriptions, and needs orally and in writing with speakers of the target language.
    • list a variety of professions that utilize th target language.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to appropriately participate in a variety of basic conversations with the target language speakers.
    • how to describe themselves and others to the target language speakers.
    • how to ask and gather basic information through conversations with the target language speakers.
    • how to recognize opportunities to use the target language beyond the classroom.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    Novice Mid Level
    • identify places aoround the world where the target language is spoken.
    • identify places in the community where the target language is spoken.
    • set own learning goals.
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
    • identify places in the community where the target language is spoken.
    • recognize their own proficiency level.
    • set own learning goals.
    Understanding:
    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.
    World Languages (2017)
    Grade(s): 7 - 12
    Level I
    All Resources: 6
    Learning Activities: 6
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
    Unit Plans: 0
    11) Identify opportunities to use the target language beyond the classroom environment.

    a. Plan real or imaginary travel.

    b. Attend or view cultural events in person or virtually.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communities
    Modes Of Communication:
    interpersonal & presentational
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • participate in and plan real or imaginary travel to the target language locations.
    • recognize how to apply for a passport and complete other travel documents.
    • particpate in and explore cultural events in person or virtually.
    • recognize and evaluate tools that make real and/or virtual exploration of the target language possible.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • the locations of the target language specific countries.
    • the key attractions within the target language specific countries.
    • the key celebrations within the target language specific countries.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    Novice Mid Level
    • access important travel documents and safety information online.
    • use physical and online resources to identify and participate in celebrations within the target language countries.
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • access important travel documents and safety information online.
    • use online resources to evaluate hotels and attractions within target language countries.
    • use physical and online resources to identify and participate in celebrations within the target language countries.
    Understanding:
    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.