Courses of Study : World Languages

Communication
Interpersonal Mode
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level II
All Resources: 2
Learning Activities: 2
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 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.

Insight 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.
Interpretive Mode
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level II
All Resources: 4
Learning Activities: 4
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
2) Interpret what is heard, read, or viewed on familiar topics using the past tense.

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

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

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

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

Intermediate Low Level
Students:
    • understand the basic purpose of an oral or written message.
    • understand messages related to his/her basic needs.
    • understand questions and simple statements on everyday topics when he/she is a part of the conversation.
    • identify some information from news media.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know: how to:
  • interpret audio and visual documents in the target language
  • identify key information and details from the target language materials
  • explain how the target language is connected to other content areas through geography, history, etc.
  • recognize basic products of the target language culture.
Skills:
Novice High Level
Students are able to:
  • identify the key idea presented by a speaker or published work on a familiar topic.
  • differentiate between questions and statements.
  • gather basic information from graphs, charts and pictures.
  • rely on background knowledge to aid in comprehension of difficult or new words.
  • recognize characters and punctuation marks that are unique to the target language.
Intermediate Low Level
Students are able to:
  • identify patterns in the contruction of past tense verbs and how this impacts meaning of texts.
  • how to recognize and use descriptors in basic conversations
  • restate key information.
  • use cognates to assist in comprehension of target language materials.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
Novice High Level
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
Students understand that:
Intermediate Low Level
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
Presentational Mode
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level II
All Resources: 5
Learning Activities: 5
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 past time frame.

a. Present basic information about people and activities.

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

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Presentational Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
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.

Intermediate Low Level
Students:
  • talk and write about people, activities, events, and experiences.
  • express their needs and wants.
  • present information on plans, instructions, and directions prepare and present songs, short skits, or dramatic readings.
  • express their preferences on topics of interest and ask questions of others.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to describe their needs for school or work.
  • how to express thoughts on topics of interest or current events.
  • how to retell or present a short skit, poem, or song.
  • how to describe common activities.
Skills:
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.
Intermediate Low Level
Students are able to:
  • create command forms of verbs to give directions.
  • identify patterns in past tense verb formations.
  • form simple sentences using common idomatic expressions and/or vocabulary focusing on proper word order.
  • recite short songs, skits, or readings from memory.
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.
Culture
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level II
All Resources: 2
Learning Activities: 2
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
4) Identify perspectives through practices of the target cultures.

a. Use appropriate gestures in common interactions.

b. Describe behaviors in a variety of environments.

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

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Culture
Modes Of Communication:
presentational
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • recognize how perspectives are influenced by formal and informal.
  • identify actions unique to the target language culture, especially in typical events, and celebrations.
  • describe how a celebration is viewed by the target language culture.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to appropriately greet and address a variety of people within the target culture.
  • how to explain why specific holidays, celebrations and events are important to the target language culture.
Skills:
Novice High Level
Students are able to:
  • address others in a culturally appropriate manner.
  • identify practices associated with specific target language culture events such as celebrations and holidays.
  • identify practices associated with the student's own events, celebrations, and holidays.
  • investigate the relationship between cultural practices and perspectives.
Intermediate Low Level
Students are able to:
  • address others in a culturally appropriate manner.
  • dentify and explain practices associated with specific target language culture events, celebrations, and holidays.
  • identify and explain practices associated with the student's own events, celebrations, and holidays.
  • investigate the relationship between cultural practices and perspectives.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
    an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better.
  • understanding of my own language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • similarities and differences in the practices of another culture often stem from the perspective of that culture.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme taught.
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level II
All Resources: 4
Learning Activities: 4
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
5) Identify perspectives through products of the target cultures.

a. Describe products of the target culture.

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

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

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

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Culture
Modes Of Communication:
presentational
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • recognize how tangible products are shaped by the perspective of a culture.
  • Explain key cultural products such as paintings, songs, dances, music, and videos.
  • Discuss why cultural products are important to a culture based on textual resources.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • a tangible or intangible product is influenced by the target language life and culture.
  • the perspective of a the target language culture is interconnected with the products of the culture.
Skills:
Novice High Level
Students are able to:
  • list common target language cultural products such as paintings, songs, and foods.
  • watch video clips or music videos and identify cultural products.
  • describe basic craft products from target language countries.
  • investigate the relationship between cultural products and perspectives.
Intermediate Low Level
Students are able to:
  • utilize common target language cultural vocabulary to discuss paintings, songs, foods, etc.
  • investigate and explain the relationship bewtween cultural products and perspectives.
  • investigate and explain the realtion between cultural practices and perspectives.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • similarities and differences in the products of another culture often stem from the perspective of that culture.
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better.
  • understanding of my own language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.
Connections
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level II
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 1
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
6) Connect with other disciplines while using the target language, utilizing the past time frame.

a. Exchange information on patterns of behavior typical of their peer group in the target culture.

b. Examine authentic materials containing current events, social announcements, and classified ads.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Connections
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • identify and describe daily life activities of their peer group in the target language culture.
  • identify and interpret basic information from authentic materials.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how their peers in the target language culture typically spend their freetime.
  • what a typical school day in the target language culture is like.
  • what kinds of media are popular among their peers in the target language culture.
Skills:
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.
Intermediate Low Level
Students are able to:
  • interpret simple statistics on daily life activities of their peers in the target language culture, such as schooling, freetime activities, and social media usage.
  • identify and interpret basic information from authentic sources, such as news articles, event flyers, invitations, and advertisements.
  • identify a few target language news sources and stores.
  • use the target language to learn about other disciplines.
  • use information learned in the target language in other disciplines.
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 II
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 1
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
7) Describe information related to diverse perspectives in the target culture.

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

b. Identify the main idea of information from authentic websites and materials to interpret topics.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Connections
Evidence Of Student Attainment:

Students:
  • ask and answer simple questions about audio and visual documents.
  • identify the main idea and topic of online audio and visual texts.
  • identify diverse perspectives in authentic materials.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to ask simple questions about and describe audio and visual texts.
  • how to find and describe the main idea, theme, and topic of a text.
  • that a person's culture, background, and previous experiences affect the way they view and interpret information.
  • that media sources from the target language culture may show issues from a diverse perspective or mindset.
Skills:
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.
Intermediate Low Level
Students are able to:
  • describe photos, artwork, images, charts, and videos.
  • ask simple questions about photos, artwork, images, charts, and videos.
  • identify the main idea and topic of online articles, videos, advertisements, announcements, and social media posts.
  • recognize target language perspectives on basic cultural topics such as families, holidays, food.
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 II
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 1
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
8) Compare characteristics of the target language and the native language.

a. Use formal and informal forms of language.

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

c. Use high-frequency idiomatic expressions.

d. Use cognates.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Evidence Of Student Attainment:

Students:
  • use formal and informal forms of language appropriately in everyday situations.
  • use correct word order when describing things and dates in writing and speaking.
  • use high-frequency idomatic 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.
  • which pronouns and verb forms to use in formal and informal situations.
  • how to politely ask for assistance or information.
  • how to greet and thank someone formally and informally.
  • that word order varies across langauges and may differ from their native language.
  • that some expressions (ex.
  • idomatic expressions) may not translate literally from language to language.
Skills:
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.
Intermediate Low Level
Students are able to:
  • identify which situations would require formal or informal forms of language.
  • use correct word order when writing and speaking about dates and descriptions.
  • recognize and use very common idomatic expressions.
  • match words from the target language to similarly structured words in the native language.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • languages can show formality and informality in ways different from their native language.
  • cognates and false cognates exist between languages.
  • not every word or phrase has an equivalent translation in another language.
  • word order often differs between languages.
  • 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 II
All Resources: 2
Learning Activities: 2
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
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.

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

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

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communities
Evidence Of Student Attainment:

Students:
  • converse with a native speaker in writing and speech on familiar, daily life topics.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to greet someone and introduce themselves
  • how to ask and answer questions about basic personal information and interests.
  • when to use formal and informal forms of language.
Skills:
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.
Intermediate Low Level
Students are able to:
  • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
  • identify places around the community where the target language is spoken.
  • engage a native speaker in conversation on familiar, daily life topics.
  • ask and answer simpler questions in speech and writing on familiar topics.
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 II
All Resources: 2
Learning Activities: 2
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
11) Describe opportunities to use the target language beyond the classroom environment.

a. Participate in student exchange opportunities locally, globally, or virtually.

b. Explore the internet to find sites of personal interest where they can use the target language.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communities
Evidence Of Student Attainment:

Students:
  • identify opportunities to connect with native speakers in the local community and through exchange, travel abroad, or online.
  • search for, identify, and use websites in the target langauge to explore their interests.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • that there are opportunities to use the target language within our own community and abroad.
  • that there are equivalent media forms in the target language and culture to those in their native language and culture.
  • how to search and locate websites in the target language on a variety of topics.
Skills:
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.
Intermediate Low Level
Students are able to:
  • identify opportunities to connect with native speakers in the local community and through exchange, travel abroad, or online.
  • search for, identify, and navigate websites in the target langauge to explore their interests, such as news, blogs, music, and social media.
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.
  • interacting directly with the target culture and native speakers of the target language speeds up the language learning process and makes people more culturally compentent, open-minded, and tolerant.