Courses of Study : World Languages

Communication
Interpersonal Mode
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level III
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Learning Activities: 2
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1) Exchange information on familiar topics with a variety of words, phrases, and simple sentences in a variety of time frames.

a. Exchange basic information about self, others, and special interests.

b. Ask for and provide information on familiar topics.

c. Use language to handle tasks related to personal needs.

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Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpersonal Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Intermediate Low Level
Students:
    • have simple conversations on everyday topics.
    • ask and answer questions on factual information that is familiar to me.
    • use the language to meet my basic needs in familiar situation.

    Intermediate Mid Level
    Students:
    • start, maintain and end a conversation on a variety of familiar topics.
    • talk about my daily activities and personal preferences.
    • use my language to handle tasks related to personal needs.
    • exchange information about subjects of special interest to me.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • the target language vocab for specific purposes.
  • how to use verbs in a variety of time frames (present, preterit, imperfect, future, conditional.
Skills:
Intermediate Low Level
Students are able to:
  • ask and answer questions related to school subjects
  • have a simple conversation on a variety of concrete topics
  • relate information using basic informal commands
  • construct verbs using formations that indicate past actions
  • interpret meaning of question words when used in conversation and respond appropriately participate in conversations on a number of familiar topics using simple sentence.
  • handle short social interactions in everyday situations.
Intermediate Mid Level
Students are able to:
  • participate in a conversation on familiar topics using sentences and series of sentences.
  • handle short social interactions in everyday situations by asking and answreing a variety of questions.
  • usually say what they want to say about self and everyday life.
Understanding:
Intermediate-Low Level Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
Intermediate Mid Level studnets understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
Interpretive Mode
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level III
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Learning Activities: 2
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2) Interpret what is heard, read, or viewed on familiar topics in a variety of time frames.

a. Describe main ideas, identify characters, and state details found in a variety of informational and literary texts.

b. Use background knowledge to understand spoken and written information in the target language.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpretive Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Intermediate Low Level
Students:
  • understand the basic purpose of a message.
  • understand messages related to basic needs.
  • understand questions and simple statements on everyday needs related to self.
  • understands messages that tell or ask about topics of personal interests.
  • identify simple information needed on forms.
  • identify some information from news media.

  • Intermediate Mid Level,
    Students:
    • understand basic information in ads, announcements and other recorded information.
    • understand the main idea of what is listened to for personal enjoyment.
    • understand messages related to everyday life.
    • understand simple personal questions.
    • understand basic information in ads, announcements, and other simple texts.
    • understand the main idea of what is read for personal enjoyment.
    • read simple written exchanges between other people.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary for specific purposes including:
    • question words.
    • dates, times.
    • schedules.
    • travel (airport).
    • accepting/rejecting an invitaiton.
    • likes & dislikes.
    • compliments.
    • descriptive words.
    • messages for greeting cards.
    • services being offered on a variety of sitionations.
    • interests and daily routines.
    • sports.
    • jobs.
    • weather.
  • vocabulary related to travel, (customs forms, hotel registrations, information on ID.
  • and can use verbs in a variety of time frames.
Skills:
Intermediate Low Level
Students are able to:
  • understand and determine types of listening sources
  • understand location and time of an event.
  • understand announcements (arrival/departure info, due dates, time and date of messages).
  • understand questions and statements about daily routines, interests, scheudles)
  • understand what is asked for on a form or application.
  • understand basic information in a variety of contexts (weather forcasts, job postings, biographical data).
Intermediate Mid Level
Students are able to:
  • understand the main idea and details of advertisements and announcements and messages.
  • understand the main idea and details of literary and non-literary texts.
  • understand questions asked for surveys questionaires and forms across a variety of contexts.
  • understand basic information given in ads, labels, brochures, erc across a variety of contexts
  • understand the who, what, where, when, why & how of literary & non-literary texts.
Understanding:
Intermediate-Low Level Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
Presentational Mode
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level III
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 1
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Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
3) Present information on familiar topics in a variety of time frames using varied vocabulary and more complex sentence structure.

a. Express needs, wants, and preferences.

b. Present information based on topics of interest or personal experiences.

c. Give oral presentations using a variety of formats.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Presentational Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Intermediate Low Level
Students:
  • talk and write about people, activities, events and experiences.
  • express needs and wants.
  • present information on plans, instructions and directions.
  • present songs, short skits, dramatic readings.
  • express preferences on topics of interest.
  • write about topics of interest
  • write questions to obtain information
  • write basic instructions on how to do something
  • prepare materials for a presentation.

  • Intermediate Mid Level
    Students:
  • make presentations about personal & social experiences, something learned or researched, and common interests and issues while stating my viewpoint.
  • write messages and announcements.
  • make short reports about something I have learned or researched.
  • compose communication for public distribution.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • the target language Vocab for specific purposes.
  • verbs in a variety of time frames.
Skills:
Intermediate Low Level
Students are able to:
  • write about and describe verbally appearance and personality traits, school workplace, famous place visted, holidays, vacations, typical celebrations, something learned and plans for future in a variety of time frames.
  • express needs and wants for school, work, or daily life in a variety of time frames.
  • give explanations.
  • give multi-step instructions.
  • describe plans for weekend, summer, holidays or vacations, and future.
  • describe what is needed for holiday or celebration.
  • write notes, outlines and drafts of presentations to be presented orally.
  • write about movies, television, influential figures, proverbs and simple poems.
  • create questions for discussion or reflection.
  • develop os simple questionnaire or survey.
Intermediate Mid Level
Students are able to:
  • make presentations on something learned and/or future plans.
  • make a report on a social event attended.
  • describe childhood or past experiences.
  • write a short article and give a short presentaiton on a current event.
  • write about and present on a topic from an academic subject.
  • describe how to plan an event.
  • give short presentation on influential figures, cultural event or landmarks.
  • write and present about a favorite movie, song, play, book, etc and tell why I like it.
  • give presentation on historical figures or famous people and tell why they are important.
  • create a flyer.
  • compose a letter.
Understanding:
Intermediate-Low Level
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
Intermediate Mid Level 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 III
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Learning Activities: 0
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Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
4) Investigate perspectives through practices of the target cultures.

a. Examine how behaviors in the target culture relate to and reflect different types of relationships.

b. Interact through role-play in a variety of familiar environments.

c. Participate in hands-on activities related to cultural practices.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Culture
Modes Of Communication:
Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational Modes of communication
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • explore the perspectives of the people based on variou practices of a the target language culture.
  • interact, by using the target language in culturally appropriate ways across a variety of familiar situations.
  • create or participate in activities related to cultural practices.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • a variety of the target language specific vocabulary.
  • verb conjugations in a variety of time frames.
  • to incorporate background knowledge of cultural events studied in earlier levels.
Skills:
Intermediate Low Level
Students are able to:
  • address others in a culturally appropriate manner.
  • identify 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.
Intermediate Mid Level
Students are able to:
  • identify how a culture's beliefs and ideas are demonstrated by how they interact with one another.
  • communicate with one another in culturally appropriate ways in a variety of familiar contexts.
  • investigate, analyze and reflect on the relationship of cultural products to perspectives.
  • investigate, analyze and reflect on the relationship of cultural practices to perspectives.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • language and culture are inextricably linked together.
  • a culture's perspectives will be reflected in their practices and products.
  • 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 III
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
5) Investigate perspectives through products of the target cultures.

a. Explain the importance of products of the target culture.

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

c. Explain the cultural elements of music and short video clips.

d. Listen to, read, and explain the purpose of products from a target culture.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Culture
Modes Of Communication:
Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational Modes of communication
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • explain the importance of products of the target culture.
  • analyze and describe arts, crafts and graphic representations of the target culture.
  • identify and describe cultural influences in music and video analyze the purpose of prodcuts from the target culture through
  • listening and reading activities.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • a variety of the target language specific vocabulary.
  • verb conjugations in a variety of time frames.
  • to incorporate background knowledge of cultural products studied in earlier levels.
Skills:
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.
Intermediate Mid Level
Students are able to:
  • identify how a culture's beliefes and ideas are reflected in their products by describing the target culture's art, crafts, music, dance, etc..
  • analyze and clarify the purpose of the products from a target culture.
  • investigate and explain the relationship bewtween cultural products and perspectives.
  • investigate and explain the realtion between cultural practices and perspectives.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • language and culture are inextricably linked together.
  • a culture's perspectives will be reflected in their pracitces and products.
  • 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 III
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6) Connect with other disciplines while using the target language in a variety of time frames.

a. Compare characteristics of countries where target language is spoken.

b. Present information on topics across disciplines.

c. Describe the importance of influential figures from the target culture, past and present.

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

Students:
  • make comparisons of various characteristics of target language countries.
  • are able to talk about topics across disciplines.
  • identify and describe the importance of influential figures to the target culture.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • a variety of the target language specific vocabulary.
  • verb conjugations in a variety of time frames.
  • to incorporate background knowledge of target language countries, influential figures and topics from other disciplines studied in earlier levels.
Skills:
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.
Intermediate Mid Level
Students are able to:
  • 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.
  • use the target language to make comparisons of similarities and differences in countries where target language is spoken.
  • use the target language to converse and present on a variety of topics and other disciplines.
  • use the target language to invesitgate and describe information learned in the target 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 III
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 1
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
7) Acquire information related to diverse perspectives in the target culture.

a. Compare how current events are reported in target culture and locally.

b. Compare advertisements from target culture and local media.

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

Students:
  • research and identify ideas and topics related to diverse perspectives of the target culture.
  • make comparisons of how current events are reported in target culture and locally.
  • make comparisons of similarities and differences of advertisements from target culture and local media.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • a variety of the target language specific vocabulary.
  • verb conjugations in a variety of time frames.
  • are familiar with current events and news across the world.
  • are familiar with the impact of marketing and how it reveals a target culture's perspectives.
Skills:
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.
Intermediate Mid Level
Students are able to:
  • use the target language to find and analyze information on the diverse perspectives of the target culture and make comparisons with the diverse perspectives of their own culture.
  • use the target language to make comparison of current events and how they are reported.
  • use the target language to identify advertisements and compare them with target culture and students'own culture.
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 III
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Learning Activities: 0
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8) Compare characteristics of the target language and the native language in a variety of time frames.

a. Compare idiomatic expressions of the target language and the native language.

b. Compare formal and informal registers of language.

c. Compare the use of different time frames in the target and native cultures.

d. Make connections between target language and native language based on knowledge of cognates.

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

Students:
  • use the target language to make comparisons of the similarities and differences of idiomatic expressions in the target language and native langauge.
  • use the target language to make comparisons of the formal and informal registers of the target language.
  • use the target language to make comparisons of the use of different time
  • frames in the target language and native language.
  • use the target language to make connections from the target language to native langauge based on the knowledge of cognates.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • a variety of the target language specific vocabulary.
  • verb conjugations in a variety of time frames.
  • both high frequency and other common idiomatic expressions from earlier levels.
  • cognates and false cognates.
  • when to use formal and informal langauge in the target culture.
  • uses of various time frames.
Skills:
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.
Intermediate Mid Level
Students are able to:
  • identify and use a variety of target language vocabulary.
  • use correct word order when writing and speaking about dates and descriptions.
  • communicate in present, past, future, etc..
  • use idiomatic expressions to convey thoughts in culturally appropriate ways.
  • compare and connect language similarities and differences using cognates and false cognates.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • culture and language are inextricably linked together.
  • structures and writing systems of the target language and English have similarities and differences.
  • different linguistic structures communicate different meanings.
  • 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 III
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 in a variety of time frames.

a. Compare activities and events of the target culture to the native culture.

b. Compare cultural practices in the target culture to the native culture.

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

Students:
  • can compare the products, practices and perspectives of the target culture and native culture using the target langauge in a variety of time frames.
  • compare activities and events of the target culture and native culture using the target language.
  • compare cultural practices of the target culture and the native culture using the target language.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • the target language Vocabualry for specific purposes.
  • verb conjugations in a variety of tenses.
  • how to identify the products, practices and perspectives of target and native cultures.
Skills:
Intermediate Low Level
Students are able to:
  • compare and contrast daily life activities in the target and native cultures, such as schooling, working, freetime activities, and daily routines.
  • compare and contrast holiday celebrations and traditions in the target and native cultures.
  • identify games, fairy tales, songs, and rhymes from the target culture and compare them with those of the native culture.
Intermediate Mid Level
Students are able to:
  • use the target langauge to identify and compare the products, practices and perspectives of the target culture.
  • use target langauge to compare activities and events of the target culture and native culture.
  • use target langauge to compare the practices of target and native culture.
  • identify games, fairy tales, songs, and rhymes from the target culture and compare them with those of the native culture.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
  • other understanding will depend on theme being taught.
Communities
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level III
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 1
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
10) Interact using the target language within the classroom and globally in a variety of time frames.

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

b. Identify skills necessary to enter different professional fields.

c. Simulate interactions that would occur in the target culture.

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

Students:
  • communicate using the target language both in the classroom and outside of the classroom in a variety of tenses.
  • communicate with speakers of the target langauge in person or virtually.
  • identify skills necessary for various professions.
  • use the target language to participate in situations simulating interactions that would occur in the target culture.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • the target language Vocabualry for specific purposes.
  • verb conjugations in a variety of tenses.
  • how to research and find information on various professional fields.
Skills:
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.
Intermediate Mid Level
Students are able to:
  • use target language vocabulary and grammatical structures to communicate with target language.
  • speak inside and outside of the classroom across a variety of contexts.
  • reseach and identify job skills necessary to enter various professional fields using the target language.
  • use target language vocabulary and verbs in a variety of tenses to simulate real world interactions in the target culture.
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.
  • learning a second language will open doors for you professionally and personally.
  • using the target language to converse with the target language speakers and simulate real world interactions builds confidence for using the langauge globally.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): 7 - 12
Level III
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
11) Explore opportunities to use the target language beyond the classroom environment in a variety of time frames.

a. Investigate authentic materials to learn more about topics studied in class.

b. Explore the internet to find authentic websites on current events.

c. Plan a school event which promotes the target culture.

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

Students:
  • find ways and opportunities to use the target language beyond the clsssroom in a variety of time fames.
  • are able to locate and analyze authentic materials to learn more about topics studied in class.
  • use the target language to explore the Internet to find authentic websites that offer current events.
  • plan a school event promoting the target culture by using the target language langauge.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • the target language Vocabualry for specific purposes.
  • verb conjugations in a variety of tenses.
  • how to use the internet to find authentic resources.
  • how to analyze the target language in authentic resources.
Skills:
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.
Intermediate Mid Level
Students are able to:
  • use the target language to find and analyze authentic materials and websites in a variety of tenses.
  • use the target language to find current events in the target culture.
  • use the target language to plan a school event to promote the target culture.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • language connects people.
  • they can use the target langauge inside and outside of the classroom for a variety of purposes.
  • learning another language helps you to become a better global citizen.