Courses of Study : World Languages

Communication
Interpersonal Mode
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): K - 8
Novice Low Proficiency Range
All Resources: 2
Learning Activities: 2
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
1) Exchange simple spoken and written information in the target language, utilizing cultural references where appropriate.

a. Communicate on some very familiar topics using single words or learned phrases.

Examples: likes/dislikes, sports, hobbies

b. Answer simple questions.

Examples: What is your name? What day is today? What is the weather?

c. Greet peers and introduce selves.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpersonal Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • communicate on familiar topics using single words or learned phrases.
  • express likes and dislikes using single words or learned phrases.
  • communicate about sports and hobbies using single words or learned phrases.
  • answer simple questions using single words or learned phrases.
  • greet and introduce themselves using single words or learned phrases.
  • answer "What is your name?"
  • answer "What day is today?"
  • answer "What is the weather?"

3-5
Students:
  • communicate on familiar topics using single words or learned phrases.
  • express likes and dislikes using single words or learned phrases.
  • communicate about sports and hobbies using single words or learned phrases.
  • answer simple questions using single words or learned phrases.
  • greet and introduce themselves using single words or learned phrases.
  • answer "What is your name?"
  • answer "What day is today?"
  • answer "What is the weather?"

6-8
Students:
  • express basic needs using practiced or memorized words and phrases.
  • express basic preferences using practiced or memorized words and phrases.
  • introduce themselves.
  • name very familiar people, places and things using practiced or memorized words and phrases.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • how to answers to simple questions.
  • greetings and introductions in the target language.

3-5
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • how to answers to simple questions.
  • greetings and introductions in the target language.

6-8
Students know:
  • simple words and phrases in the target language
  • basic vocab in the target language (my name is, how are you, etc.)
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • how to answers to simple questions.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • recognize and expand vocabulary.
  • demonstrate comprehension.
  • learn and apply pronunciation rules.
  • use vocabulary to express meaning.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • develop listening skills through continuous aural input.
  • recognize and expand vocabulary.
  • demonstrate comprehension.
  • understand the cultural nuances of meaning in formal and informal settings.
  • learn and apply pronunciation rules.
  • apply intonation patterns.
  • use vocabulary to express meaning.
  • respond in all modes of communication in the target language.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • recognize and expand vocabulary.
  • synthesize grammar and syntax.
  • demonstrate comprehension.
  • understand the cultural nuances of meaning in formal and informal settings.
  • learn and apply pronunciation rules.
  • apply intonation patterns.
  • use vocabulary to express meaning.
  • respond in all modes of communication in the target language.
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
Novice Low Proficiency Range
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 1
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
2) Demonstrate an understanding of simple spoken or written language presented through a variety of media resources on familiar topics.

a. Recognize key words and phrases in the target language.

Examples: colors, numbers, animals, weather, days of the week

b. Identify people and objects in their environment.

Examples: clothing, classroom items, family members

c. Understand basic instructions.

Examples: turn on lights, look at board

d. Interpret the meaning of gestures, intonation, and other auditory cues.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpretive Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • identify memorized or familiar words in an informational or
  • fictional text when supported by gestures of visuals.
  • understand memorized or familar words in a conversation (example: basic instructions).
  • interpret gestures and auditory clues.

3-5
Students:
  • identify familiar words in an informational or fictional text.
  • understand names and titles when speakers are introduced.
  • understand familar words in a conversation (such as hello and goodbye).
  • interpret gestures and auditory clues.
  • follow simple classroom instructions.

6-8
Students:
  • identify familiar words in an informational or fictional text.
  • follow instructions for simple class routines.
  • understand names and titles when speakers are introduced.
  • recognize numbers when heard or read.
  • recognize familiar words and expressions when heard.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • key words and phrases.
  • how to identify people and objects.
  • vocabulary for basic instructions.
  • how to interpret gestures.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

3-5
Students know:
  • key words and phrases.
  • how to identify people and objects.
  • vocabulary for basic instructions.
  • how to interpret gestures.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

6-8
Students know:
  • key words and phrases.
  • how to identify people and objects.
  • vocabulary for basic instructions.
  • how to interpret gestures.
  • numbers.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • apply and acquire vocabulary.
  • recognize and expand vocabulary.
  • demonstrate comprehension.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • apply and acquire vocabulary.
  • use context and resources to derive meaning.
  • recognize and expand vocabulary.
  • demonstrate comprehension.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • apply and acquire vocabulary.
  • use context and resources to derive meaning.
  • extract specific information by interpreting grammar and syntax.
  • explore a variety of topics and materials for information and pleasure.
  • recognize and expand vocabulary.
  • synthesize grammar and syntax.
  • demonstrate comprehension.
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
Novice Low Proficiency Range
All Resources: 2
Learning Activities: 2
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
3) Present material in oral and written form.

a. Present information about selves with one word or simple learned phrases.

Examples: I'm tired. I have a headache. I'm thirsty, hungry, and sleepy.

b. Sing songs in the target language.

c. Label familiar people, places and objects.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Presentational Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • present information in oral and written form using simple words and memorized phrases.
  • present personal information using simple words and memorized phrases.
  • sing songs in the target language.
  • label familiar people, places, and objects.

3-5
Students:
  • present information in oral and written form using simple words and memorized phrases.
  • present personal information using simple words and memorized phrases.
  • sing songs in the target language.
  • label familiar people, places, and objects.
  • say/write name and age.
  • say/write activities they do.

6-8
Students:
  • introduce themselves orally or in writing using simple words and phrases.
  • say/write name, age, phone number, email address.
  • say/write some activities they do every day.
  • say/write what they do on the weekend.
  • state verbally or in writing physical personnality traits.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • the alphabet and numbers.
  • how to present information about themselves.
  • target language songs.
  • how to label familiar people, places, and objects in the target language.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

3-5
Students know:
  • the alphabet and numbers.
  • how to present information about themselves.
  • target language songs.
  • how to label familiar people, places, and objects in the target language.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

6-8
Students know:
  • the alphabet and numbers.
  • how to present information about themselves.
  • target language songs.
  • how to label familiar people, places, and objects in the target language.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • vocabulary related to every day activities.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • learn and apply pronunciation rules.
  • use vocabulary to express meaning.
  • use language appropriate to audience (formal-informal speech).
  • reproduce the symbols of the language .
  • apply writing process.
  • use resources to enhance writing.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • reproduce the symbols of the language.
  • use vocabulary to convey meaning.
  • apply grammatical forms and structures.
  • apply writing process.
  • use resources to enhance writing.
  • learn and apply pronunciation rules.
  • apply intonation patterns.
  • use vocabulary to express meaning.
  • use language appropriate to audience (formal-informal speech).

6-8
Students are able to:
  • apply grammatical forms and structures.
  • apply the writing process.
  • use a variety of styles appropriate to level (i.e., narrative, descriptive).
  • use resources to enhance writing.
  • learn and apply pronunciation rules.
  • apply intonation patterns.
  • use vocabulary to express meaning.
  • apply grammatical structures to convey meaning.
  • use language appropriate to audience (formal-informal speech).
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
Novice Low Proficiency Range
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 1
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
4) Investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship among the products, practices, and perspectives of the target cultures.

a. Use appropriate gestures and oral expressions.

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

Examples: Christmas, Carnival

c. Identify children's songs, poetry and rhymes from the target culture.

d. Observe and imitate simple patterns of behavior.

Examples: Table manners, greetings

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Cultures
Modes Of Communication:
interpersonal, interpretive, presentation
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • investigate and explain the practices and perspectives of the target culture.
  • identify activities and celebrations of the target culture.
  • observe and compare behavior patterns.
  • use gestures appropriately.
  • recognize songs/poetry in the target language.
    3-5
    Students:
    • investigate and explain the practices and perspectives of the target culture.
    • identify activities and celebrations of the target culture.
    • identify songs and poetry in the target language.
    • recognize key words and phrases in the target language.
    • observe and compare behavior patterns.
    • use appropriate gestures.

    6-8
    Students:
    • identify some products and practices of the target culture.
    • identify some basic cultural beliefs and values of the target culture.
    • identify familiar landmarks.
    • recognize some similarities and differences between cultures.
    • greet people with culturally appropriate customs.
    • use appropriate gestures.
    • identify songs/poetry in the target language.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • typical activities and events of the target culture.
  • children's songs, poetry, and rhymes from the target culture.

3-5
Students know:
  • typical activities and events of the target culture.
  • children's songs, poetry, and rhymes from the target culture.

6-8
Students know:
  • landmarks from target language.
  • information from target language.
  • cultural information linked to themes taught.
  • songs, poetry and rhymes from the target culture.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • identify cultural products such as music, art, sports, games, and entertainment.
  • identify cultural practices of the target culture.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • identify cultural products such as music, art, sports, games, and entertainment.
  • identify cultural practices of the targte culture.
  • identify common beliefs and attitudes within the target culture.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • identify patterns of social behavior and interactions typical of the culture.
  • identify cultural products such as music, art, sports, games, and entertainment.
  • identify cultural practices of the target culture.
  • analyze cultural perspectives.
  • identify common beliefs and attitudes within 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
Novice Low Proficiency Range
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 1
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
5) Link target language and other subject areas to acquire information and develop diverse cultural perspectives.

a. Listen to and acquire vocabulary related to age-appropriate school content.

Examples: Modes of transportation, the planets, and time-telling.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Connections
Modes Of Communication:
Interpersonal, presentational
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • connect target language vocabulary with other subject areas.
  • learn vocabulary related to school content (Example: time, planets, etc.).

3-5
Students:
  • connect target language vocabulary with other subject areas.
  • learn vocabulary related to school content (Example: math, science).

6-8
Students:
  • use the target language to learn (about) other school topics (Example: nutrition, history).
  • connect the target language with other subject areas.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • target language vocabulary as related to age appropriate school content.
  • information related to the school content being taught.

3-5
Students know:
  • target language vocabulary as related to age appropriate school content.
  • information related to the school content being taught.

6-8
Students know:
  • target language vocabulary as related to age appropriate school content.
  • information related to the school content being taught.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • transfer and apply information and skills learned in the target language.
  • transfer and apply information and skills learned from other subject areas.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • transfer and apply information and skills learned in the target language.
  • transfer and apply information and skills from other subject areas.
  • understand markets and varied influences.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • transfer and apply information and skills from other subject areas.
  • synthesize information from resources in the target language to support study in other disciplines.
  • analyze and evaluate points of view found in information in the target language and compare them with their own perspective.
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.
  • a foreign language can be used to learn other school subjects.

3-5
  • proficiency in a foreign language is a vehicle to gaining knowledge that can only be acquired through that language and its culture.
  • a foreign language can be used to learn other school subjects.

6-8
  • proficiency in a foreign language is a vehicle to gaining knowledge that can only be acquired through that language and its culture.
  • a foreign language can be used to learn other school subjects.
Comparisons
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): K - 8
Novice Low Proficiency Range
All Resources: 2
Learning Activities: 2
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
6) Investigate, analyze, and reflect on similarities and differences between the target and native languages.

a. Identify cognates.

b. Differentiate formal and informal forms of language.

c. Compare sound systems of the native and target languages.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Modes Of Communication:
interpersonal Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • identify cognates.
  • recognize formal and informal language.
  • begin to notice similarities and differences in the target and native languages.

3-5
  • identify cognates.
  • recognize formal and informal language.
  • begin to notice similarities and differences in target and native languages.

6-8
Students:
  • compare pronunciation of different languages.
  • differentiate formal and informal forms of language.
  • recognize cognates.
  • discuss similarities and differences between the target and native languages.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • what cognates are.

3-5
Students know:
  • what cognates are.
  • how to recognize formal and informal language.

6-8
Students know:
  • proper target language pronunciation.
  • how to recognize formal and informal language.
  • various tangible products.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • recognize and use simple cognates.
  • recognize formal and informal language.
  • use formal and informal language.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • recognize and use simple cognates.
  • recognize formal and informal language.
  • use formal and informal language.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • recognize and use simple cognates.
  • recognize formal and informal language
  • use formal and informal language.
  • use proper pronunciation.
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
Novice Low Proficiency Range
All Resources: 2
Learning Activities: 2
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
7) Investigate, analyze, and reflect on similarities and differences between the target and native cultures.

a. Compare gestures used to greet family, friends, and acquaintances.

b. Compare and contrast tangible products of the native and target cultures.

Examples: Food, clothing, toys, and children's stories

c. Compare simple behavior patterns in the native and target cultures.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • compare gestures used in the home and target cultures.
  • compare and contrast tangible products (food, clothing, etc.).
  • compare behavior patterns of the home and target cultures.

3-5
Students:
  • compare and contrast gestures used in the home and target cultures.
  • compare and contrast tangible products (food, clothing, etc.).
  • compare and contrast behavior patterns of the home and target cultures.

6-8
Students:
  • compare gestures used in the home and target cultures.
  • compare and contrast tangible products (food, clothing, etc.).
  • compare behavior patterns of the home and target cultures.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • what tangible products are associated with target and native cultures.

3-5
Students know:
  • what tangible products are associated with target and native cultures.

6-8
Students know:
  • what tangible products are associated with target and native cultures.
  • what intangible products are associated with target and native cultures.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • recognize tangible products.
  • recognize culturally appropriate behaviors.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • recognize tangible products.
  • recognize intangible products.
  • recognize cultural practices of the target and native cultures.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • recognize tangible products.
  • recognize intangible products.
  • recognize cultural practices of the target and native cultures.
  • analyze cultural perspectives of the target and native 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
Novice Low Proficiency Range
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 1
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
8) Acquire the ability to interact in the target culture beyond the classroom and set goals for life- long learning.

Examples: Foster a student-centered learning process by creating can-do statements with the help of their teachers.
Collect evidence to demonstrate achievement of goals such as self-assessment checklists, portfolios.
Perform for school or community celebrations.
Identify places in the community where the target language is used.
Listen to music and sing songs from the target culture.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communities
Modes Of Communication:
interperetive, presentation, interpersonal
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.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • how to recognize cognates and borrowed words.
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.

3-5
Students know:
  • how to recognize cognates and borrowed words.
  • proficiency levels.
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.

6-8
Students know:
  • proficiency levels.
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.
  • where the target language is spoken in the community.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • use cognates.
  • use borrowed words.
  • use background knowledge to aid comprehension.
  • use gestures and body language appropriately.
  • present information about themselves with one word or simple learned phrases.
  • sing songs in the target language.
  • label familiar words.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • use cognates.
  • use borrowed words.
  • use background knowledge to aid comprehension.
  • use gestures and body language appropriately.
  • present information about themselves with one word or simple learned phrases.
  • sing songs in the target language.
  • label familiar words.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • use cognates.
  • use borrowed words.
  • use background knowledge to aid comprehension.
  • use gestures and body language appropriately.
  • present information about themselves with one word or simple learned phrases.
  • sing songs in the target language.
  • label familiar words.
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.