Courses of Study : World Languages

Communication
Interpersonal Mode
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): K - 8
Novice Mid Proficiency Range
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1) Exchange simple spoken and written information in the target language, utilizing cultural references where appropriate.

a. Communicate on very familiar topics using a variety of words and phrases.

b. Make simple statements in a conversation.

c. Recite high-frequency learned words.

d. Ask simple questions.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpersonal Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • communicate on very familiar topics using a variety of words and phrases.
  • ask simple questions (mostly memorized).
  • participate in conversations using words and phrases.

3-5
Students:
  • communicate on very familiar topics using a variety of words and phrases.
  • ask simple questions (mostly memorized).
  • participate in conversations using words and phrases.

6-8
Students:
  • request information by asking a few simple questions on very familiar topics.
  • provide information by answering a few simple questions on very familiar topics.
  • can contribute to a conversation on very familiar topics.
  • express basic needs based on very familiar topics.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • how to ask questions.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

3-5
Students know:
  • basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • how to ask questions.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

6-8
Students know:
  • basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • how to ask questions.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • use basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • ask simple and rehearsed questions.
  • use vocabulary learned in thematic units.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • use basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • ask simple and rehearsed questions.
  • use vocabulary learned in thematic units.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • use basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • ask simple and rehearsed questions.
  • use vocabulary learned in thematic units.
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 I can understand others and they can understand me.
  • 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 I can understand others and they can understand me.
  • 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 I can understand others and they can understand me.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
Interpretive Mode
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): K - 8
Novice Mid Proficiency Range
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2) Demonstrate an understanding of simple spoken or written language presented through a variety of media resources on familiar topics.

a. Recognize everyday words and phrases on topics related to personal experiences.

Examples: Places to go, careers, leisure time activities

b. Identify cognates.

c. Categorize vocabulary in predictable topic areas.

d. Differentiate among statements, questions, and exclamations.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpretive Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • identify some basic facts in spoken or written language.
  • identify words and phrases in captions of pictures in books.
  • recognize statement and questions.

3-5
Students:
  • identify some basic words in spoken or written language.
  • identify words and phrases in captions of pictures in books, magazines or newspapers.
  • recognize statements and questions.

6-8
Students:
  • identify some basic facts in spoken or written language.
  • identify words and phrases in informational and fictional texts.
  • recognize statements, questions and exclamations.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • how to ask questions.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

3-5
Students know:
  • basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • how to ask questions.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

6-8
Students know:
  • basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • how to ask questions.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • use basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • ask simple and rehearsed questions.
  • use vocabulary learned in thematic units.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • use basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • ask simple and rehearsed questions.
  • use vocabulary learned in thematic units.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • use basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • ask simple and rehearsed questions.
  • use vocabulary learned in thematic units.
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 Mid Proficiency Range
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3) Present material in oral and written form.

a. Present information about selves using a variety of words and phrases.

b. Write about daily activities.

c. Create posters on familiar topics.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Presentational Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • present information about themselves orally using simple words and phrases.
  • talk about their interest and daily activities using simple words or phrases.
  • copy target language words.

3-5
Students:
  • present information about themselves orally using simple words or phrases.
  • talk about their interests and daily activities using simple words or phrases.
  • write simple words/phrases in the target language.

6-8
Students:
  • present information about themselves orally or in writing using simple words or phrases.
  • present information about their interest orally or in writing using simple words or phrases.
  • present information about their activities orally or in writing using simple words or phrases.
  • express their likes and dislikes on very familiar topics using simple words or phrases.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • how to ask questions.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

3-5
Students know:
  • basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • how to ask questions.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

6-8
Students know:
  • basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • how to ask questions.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • use basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • ask simple and rehearsed questions.
  • use vocabulary learned in thematic units.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • use basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • ask simple and rehearsed questions.
  • use vocabulary learned in thematic units.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • use basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • ask simple and rehearsed questions.
  • use vocabulary learned in thematic units.
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 Mid Proficiency Range
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4) Investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship among the products, practices, and perspectives of the target cultures.

a. Name practices observed in festivals, holidays, or daily life.

b. Identify landmarks and symbols of the target culture.

c. Identify similarities and differences between the target and home cultures.

d. Describe tangible products from the target culture.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Cultures
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • list holidays observed in the target culture.
  • identify products from the target culture.
  • compare home and target cultures.
  • use cuturally appropriate rehearsed behaviors.

3-5
Students:
  • list and describe some customs of holidays observed in the target culture.
  • identify products from the target culture to help them understand perspectives.
  • compare home and target cultures.
  • use cuturally appropriate rehearsed behaviors.

6-8
Students:
  • identify products and practices to help them them understand perspectives.
  • use cuturally appropriate rehearsed behaviors.
  • recognize culturally inappropriate behaviors.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • important target culture holidays.
  • how to recognize appropriate target culture behavior.
  • how to recognize inappropriate target culture behavior.
  • some target culture products.

3-5
Students know:
  • important target culture holidays.
  • how to recognize appropriate target culture behavior.
  • how to recognize inappropriate target culture behavior.
  • some target culture products.

6-8
Students know:
  • important target culture holidays.
  • how to recognize appropriate target culture behavior.
  • how to recognize inappropriate target culture behavior.
  • some target culture products.
  • important target culture landmarks.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • list holidays observed in the target culture.
  • identify products from the target culture.
  • compare native and target cultures.
  • use culturally appropriate rehearsed behaviors.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • list holidays observed in the target culture.
  • identify products from the target culture.
  • compare native and target cultures.
  • use culturally appropriate rehearsed behaviors.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • list holidays observed in the target culture.
  • identify products from the target culture.
  • compare native and target cultures.
  • use culturally appropriate rehearsed behaviors.
  • recognize cultural landmarks.
  • recognize and imitate cultural behaviors.
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 taughtaught.
Connections
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): K - 8
Novice Mid Proficiency Range
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5) Link target language and other subject areas to acquire information and begin to develop diverse cultural perspectives.

a. Acquire vocabulary related to age-appropriate school content.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Connections
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • use the target language to learn (about) other school topics.
  • use the target language to connect to other disciplines.

3-5
Students:
  • use the target language to learn (about) other school topics.
  • use the target language to connect to other disciplines.

6-8
Students:
  • use the target language to learn (about) other school topics.
  • use the target language to connect to other disciplines.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • information specific to theme taught.

3-5
Students know:
  • information specific to theme taught.

6-8
Students know:
  • information specific to theme taught.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • use information taught in the target language in other aspects of their lives.
  • use the target language to learn information about other subject areas.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • use information taught in the target language in other aspects of their lives.
  • use the target language to learn information about other subject areas.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • use information taught in the target language in other aspects of their lives.
  • use the target language to learn information about other subject areas.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • proficiency in a foreign language is a vehicle to gaining knowledge that can only be acquired through that language and its culture.
  • world language learning offers opportunities to uncover big ideas in and about other disciplines.
  • strategies used to acquire a language are transferable to other areas of learning throughout life.
  • a second language facilitates the acquisition of information about the world outside our experiences.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • proficiency in a foreign language is a vehicle to gaining knowledge that can only be acquired through that language and its culture.
  • world language learning offers opportunities to uncover big ideas in and about other disciplines.
  • strategies used to acquire a language are transferable to other areas of learning throughout life.
  • a second language facilitates the acquisition of information about the world outside our experiences.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • proficiency in a foreign language is a vehicle to gaining knowledge that can only be acquired through that language and its culture.
  • world language learning offers opportunities to uncover big ideas in and about other disciplines.
  • strategies used to acquire a language are transferable to other areas of learning throughout life.
  • a second language facilitates the acquisition of information about the world outside our experiences.
Comparisons
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): K - 8
Novice Mid Proficiency Range
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6) Investigate, analyze, and reflect on similarities and differences between the target and native languages.

a. Identify cognates and hypothesize about why languages might need to borrow words.

b. Compare word order of native and target languages.

c. Compare patterns of spoken communication such as intonation and pronunciation.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • recognize word order of the target language.
  • recognize similarities in pronunciation.
  • identify cognates.

3-5
Students:
  • recognize and compare word order of the target and native languages.
  • recognize similarities and differences in pronunciation.
  • identify cognates.

6-8
Students:
  • conpare and contrast word order of the target and native languages.
  • recognize similarities and differences in intonation and pronunciation.
  • identify cognates.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • syntax of the target language.
  • how to identify cognates in the target language.

3-5
Students know:
  • syntax of the target language.
  • how to identify cognates in the target language.

6-8
Students know:
  • language proficiency levels.
  • syntax of the target language.
  • how to identify cognates in the target language.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • duplicate word order in sentences from target language.
  • mimic intonation in the target language.
  • identify cognates.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • duplicate word order in sentences from target language.
  • mimic intonation in the target language.
  • identify cognates.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • duplicate word order in sentences from the target language.
  • mimic intonation in the target language.
  • identify cognates.
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 Mid Proficiency Range
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7) Investigate, analyze, and reflect on similarities and differences between the target and native cultures.

a. Compare and contrast intangible products of the native and target cultures.

Examples: Songs, rhymes, folktales

b. Analyze the daily routines and celebrations (holidays) of the native and target cultures.

c. Observe and identify cultural patterns of meal times.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • recognize similarities and differences in products of the target and native cultures.
  • compare/contrast the daily routines of the target and native cultures.

3-5
Students:
  • identify similarities and differences in products and practices of the target and native cultures.
  • compare/contrast the daily routines of the target and native cultures.

6-8
Students:
  • analyze similarities and differences between native and target culture litterature.
  • identify and analyze cultural patterns in every day life in the target and native cultures.
  • analyze cultural behavior patterns in the target and native cultures.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • facts related to the target culture based on themes taught.

3-5
Students know:
  • facts related to the target culture based on themes taught.

6-8
Students know:
  • facts related to the target culture based on themes taught.
  • how to recognize appropriate cultural behaviors.
  • how to recognize inappropriate cultural behaviors.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • recognize similarities and differences in products from the target and native cultures.
  • compare and contrast daily routines.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • recognize similarities and differences in products from the target and native cultures.
  • compare and contrast daily routines.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • discuss differences between the target and native cultures.
  • understand cultural behavior patterns.
  • analyze cultural products, practices and perspectives.
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.
  • ther 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 Mid Proficiency Range
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8) Acquire the ability to interact in the target culture beyond the classroom and set goals for life- long learning.

Examples: Interact with speakers of the target language.
Attend or use media to view cultural events in the target culture.
Consider realistic and responsible use of media to further target language learning.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communities
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • recognize the use of the target language beyond the classroom.
  • understand that language learning is a lifetime process.

3-5
Students:
  • recognize the use of the target language beyond the classroom.
  • understand that language learning is a lifetime process.
  • set their own learning goals.

6-8
Students:
  • recognize the use of the target language beyond the classroom.
  • understand that language learning is a lifetime process.
  • set their own learning goals.
  • identify places in their community where the target language is spoken.
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:
  • how to recognize cognates and borrowed words.
  • 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:
  • set their own learning goals.
  • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
  • identify places in their community where the target language is spoken.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • set their own learning goals.
  • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
  • identify places in their community where the target language is spoken.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • set their own learning goals.
  • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
  • identify places in their community where the target language is spoken.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
  • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
  • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
  • language is a tool to connect with the world.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
  • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
  • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
  • language is a tool to connect with the world.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
  • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
  • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
  • language is a tool to connect with the world.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.

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.