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.
Communication
Interpersonal Mode
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): K - 8
Novice Mid Proficiency Range
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
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 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
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 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
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
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
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. 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
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 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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Learning Activities: 0
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 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
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
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 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
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
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: 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.
Communication
Interpersonal Mode
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): K - 8
Novice High Proficiency Range
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
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 and exchange information on familiar topics using simple sentences.

b. Engage in short social interactions with peers.

c. Exchange some personal information with peers.

d. Write simple descriptions and short messages on familiar topics.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpersonal Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • ask and answer questions on familiar topics using some rehearsed and some original questions.
  • interact with others to provide for basic needs related to routine every day activities using simple sentences most of the time.

3-5
Students:
  • ask and answer questions on familiar topics using some rehearsed and some original questions.
  • interact with others to provide for basic needs related to routine every day activities using simple sentences most of the time.

6-8
Students:
  • request information by asking some rehearsed and some original questions on every day familiar topics.
  • provide information by answering practiced and original question on every day familiar topics.
  • interact with others to provide for basic needs related to routine every day activities using simple sentences most of the time.
  • express feelings or opinions on simple topics using simple sentences.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • vocabulary to express opinions.
  • how to communicate with another person.

3-5
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • vocabulary to express opinions.
  • how to communicate with another person.

6-8
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • vocabulary to express opinions.
  • how to communicate with another person.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • use rehearsed and practiced sentences to request or provide information.
  • interact with others in an appropriate manner.
  • express their feelings.
  • use the target language vocabulary related to theme being taught.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • use rehearsed and practiced sentences to request or provide information.
  • interact with others in an appropriate manner.
  • express their feelings.
  • use the target language vocabulary related to theme being taught.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • use rehearsed and practiced sentences to request or provide information.
  • interact with others in an appropriate manner.
  • express their feelings.
  • use the target language vocabulary related to theme being taught.
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 taughtunderstand 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 High Proficiency Range
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
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. Report on content of a brief written or spoken message on familiar topics.

Examples: Emails, personal notes, letters, text messages

b. Identify the main idea in various media such as texts, posters, videos, etc.

c. Identify the main characters of a story.

d. Recall details in simple texts that contain familiar vocabulary.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpretive Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • understand familar questions and statements in a conversation.
  • identify the topic of an informational/fictional text on a familar topic.
  • recognize the main characters in a story.

3-5
Students:
  • understand familar questions and statements in a conversation.
  • identify the topic of an informational/fictional text on a familar topic.
  • recognize the main characters in a story.

6-8
Students:
  • identify the topic of an informational/fictional text.
  • identify some isolated facts from an informational/fictional text.
  • understand familiar questions and statements in a conversation.
  • identify the main characters in a story.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

3-5
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

6-8
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • how to use context clues to understand new vocabulary in context.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • understand familiar questions and statements in a conversation.
  • identify the topic of an informational/fictional text on a familiar topic.
  • recognize the main characters in a story.
  • recognize vocabulary related to theme being taught.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • understand familiar questions and statements in a conversation.
  • identify the topic of an informational/fictional text on a familiar topic.
  • recognize the main characters in a story.
  • recognize vocabulary realted to theme being taught.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • understand familiar questions and statements in a conversation.
  • identify the topic of an informational/fictional text on a familiar topic.
  • recognize the main characters in a story.
  • understand familiar questions and statements.
  • recognize vocabulary related to theme being taught.
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 High Proficiency Range
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
3) Present material in oral and written form.

a. Present basic information of familiar topics using simple sentences.

b. Write information about daily life in a letter, blog, or email.

c. Write basic information about learned material.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Presentational Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • present personal information orally using simple sentences most of the time.
  • present information about their activities orally and using simple sentences most of the time.
  • describe themselves orally using complete sentences.
  • copy/write target language vocabulary words.

3-5
  • present personal information orally and in writing using simple sentences most of the time.
  • present information about their activities and interests orally and in writing using simple sentences most of the time.
  • describe themselves orally and in writing using complete sentences.

6-8
Students:
  • present personal information orally and in writing using simple sentences most of the time.
  • present information about their activities and interests orally and in writing using simple sentences most of the time.
  • express their preferences on familiar and every topics orally and in writing using simple sentences most of the time.
  • describe themselves orally and in writing using complete sentences.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • simple sentence structures.

3-5
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • simple sentence structures.

6-8
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • simple sentence structures.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • describe themselves orally.
  • copy and write target language vocabulary.
  • present personal information orally.
  • use the target language vocabulary related to theme being taught.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • describe themselves orally.
  • copy and write target language vocabulary.
  • present personal information orally and in writing.
  • use the target language vocabulary related to theme being taught.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • describe themselves and their lifes orally and in writing using complete sentences.
  • express preferences on various themes taught.
  • present personal information orally and in writing.
  • use the target language vocabulary related to theme being taught.
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 High 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. Use appropriate gestures and etiquette from the target culture.

b. Observe and analyze patterns of behavior typical of the target culture.

c. Draw conclusions about target culture values based on authentic materials.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Cultures
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • identify products from the target culture.
  • identify practices from the target culture.
  • recognize target culture behaviors.

3-5
Students:
  • identify products from the target culture.
  • identify practices from the target culture.
  • recognize target culture behaviors.
  • compare target and native cultures.

6-8
Students:
  • communicate with others from the target culture showing basic cultural awareness.
  • use culturally appropriate rehearsed behaviors.
  • recognize culturally inappropriate behaviors.
  • analyze the target culture's values.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • some tangible products of the target culture.
  • some intangible products of the target culture.
  • some paractices related to teh target culture.
  • how to recognize culturally appropriate behaviors.

3-5
Students know:
  • some tangible products of the target culture.
  • some intangible products of the target culture.
  • some paractices related to teh target culture.
  • how to recognize culturally appropriate behaviors.

6-8
Students know:
  • some tangible products of the target culture.
  • some intangible products of the target culture.
  • some paractices related to teh target culture.
  • how to recognize culturally appropriate behaviors.
  • how to recognize culturally inappropriate behaviors.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • identify products from the target culture.
  • identify practices from the target culture.
  • recognize target culture behaviors.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • identify products from the target culture.
  • identify practices from the target culture.
  • recognize target culture behaviors.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • identify products from the target culture.
  • identify practices from the target culture.
  • recognize target culture behaviors.
  • communicate with others from the target culture while using culturally appropriate behaviors and refraining from using inappropriate 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 taught.
Connections
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): K - 8
Novice High Proficiency Range
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5) Link target language and other subject areas to acquire information and develop diverse cultural perspectives.

a. Acquire and expand 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 about other school subjects can be learned in the target language.
  • how to apply material learned in the target language to other classes.

3-5
Students know:
  • information about other school subjects can be learned in the target language.
  • how to apply material learned in the target language to other classes.

6-8
Students know:
  • information about other school subjects can be learned in the target language.
  • how to apply material learned in the target language to other classes.
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 High Proficiency Range
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6) Investigate, analyze, and reflect on similarities and differences between the target and native languages.

a. Compare similarities and differences in writing systems of native and target languages.

b. Recognize idiomatic expressions in the target and native languages.

c. Compare and contrast patterns of spoken communication such as intonation and register.

d.Compare and contrast patterns of written communication such as style, syntax, and audience.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • recognize similarities in writing systems.
  • compare and contrast patterns in both written and spoken communication.

3-5
Students:
  • recognize similarities and differences in writing systems.
  • recognize idiomatic expressions.
  • compare and contrast patterns in both written and spoken communication.

6-8
Students:
  • analyze similarities and differences in writing systems.
  • recognize and compare idiomatic expressions.
  • compare and contrast patterns in both written and spoken communication.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • similarities between target and native language writing systems.
  • some idiomatic expressions.
  • simliarities and differences between target and native language pronunciation.

3-5
Students know:
  • similarities between target and native language writing systems.
  • some idiomatic expressions.
  • simliarities and differences between target and native language pronunciation.

6-8
Students know:
  • similarities between target and native language writing systems.
  • some idiomatic expressions.
  • simliarities and differences between target and native language pronunciation.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • recognize idiomatic expressions.
  • compare idiomatic expressions.
  • compare and contrast similarities and differences in the target and native language writing systems.
  • compare and contrast similarities and differences of the spoken language.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • recognize idiomatic expressions.
  • compare idiomatic expressions.
  • compare and contrast similarities and differences in the target and native language writing systems.
  • compare and contrast similarities and differences of the spoken language.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • recognize idiomatic expressions.
  • compare idiomatic expressions.
  • analyze the target and native language writing systems.
  • analyze the spoken language.
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 High Proficiency Range
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7) Investigate, analyze, and reflect on similarities and differences between the target and native cultures.

a. Hypothesize about relationships between cultural practices and cultural perspectives.

b. Identify cultural patterns of behavior in a variety of settings.

c. Speculate as to why certain products originate in a particular culture.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • identify on similarities and differences between products and practices in the target and native cultures.
  • identify cultural behavior patterns in target and native cultures.

3-5
Students:
  • identify similarities and differences between products and practices in the target and native cultures.
  • compare and contrast products and practices in the target and native cultures.
  • identify cultural behavior pattern in target and native cultures.

6-8
Students:
  • reflect on similarities and differences between products, practices and perpectives in their target and native cultures.
  • identify cultural behavior pattern in target and native cultures.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • similarities and differences between target and native cultural products.
  • similarities and differences between target and native cultural practices.
  • similarities and differences between target and native cultural perspectives.

3-5
Students know:
  • similarities and differences between target and native cultural products.
  • similarities and differences between target and native cultural practices.
  • similarities and differences between target and native cultural perspectives.
  • appropriate cultural behaviors.

6-8
Students know:
  • similarities and differences between target and native cultural products.
  • similarities and differences between target and native cultural practices.
  • similarities and differences between target and native cultural perspectives.
  • appropriate cultural behaviors.
  • inappropriate cultural behaviors.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • identify cultural behavior patterns in the target and native cultures.
  • identify similarities and differences between the cultures.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • identify cultural behavior patterns in the target and native cultures.
  • identify similarities and differences between the cultures.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • identify cultural behavior patterns in the target and native cultures.
  • reflect on similarities and differences between the 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 High 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: Conduct research and report on a cultural topic.
Identify professions that require proficiency in another language.
Determine the "what" and "how" of their future 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.
  • recognize target language use in the professional world.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.
  • where the target language is spoken in the community.

3-5
Students know:
  • where the target language is spoken in the community.
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.
  • proficiency level descriptions.

6-8
Students know:
  • where the target language is spoken in the community.
  • where the target language is spoken around the world.
  • proficiency level descriptions.
  • what proficiency level is needed for certain professions.
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 thier community where the target language is spoken.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • recognize their own proficiency level.
  • set their own learning goals.
  • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
  • identify places in thier community where the target language is spoken.
  • make changes in studying habits to reach their goals.
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.
Communication
Interpersonal Mode
World Languages (2017)
Grade(s): K - 8
Intermediate Low Proficiency Range
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1) Exchange simple spoken and written information in the target language, utilizing cultural references where appropriate.

a. Converse on familiar topics connecting basic sentences to provide information.

b. Ask and answer questions on factual information familiar to the student.

c. Retell information with details about what is read, heard, and seen.

d. Write a series of sentences on familiar topics.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpersonal Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • participate in unrehearsed conversations using simple sentences.
  • ask and answer simple rehearsed and orginal questions on familar topics.
  • express preferences and feelings using simple sentences.

3-5
Students:
  • participate in unrehearsed conversations using simple sentences.
  • ask and answer simple rehearsed and orginal questions on familar topics.
  • express preferences and feelings using simple sentences.

6-8
Students:
  • request information in conversations on familiar topics creating simple original questions.
  • provide information on familiar topics by creating simple sentences.
  • interact with others to meet basic needs in familiar situations by creating simple sentences.
  • express preferences, feelings or opinions by creating simple sentences with some detail.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught (including family).
  • basic sentence structures.

3-5
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • (including family).
  • basic sentence structures.

6-8
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught (including family).
  • basic sentence structures.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • request and provide information in conversation on familiar topics.
  • interact with others.
  • express and react to familiar topics.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • request and provide information in conversation on familiar topics.
  • interact with others.
  • express and react to familiar topics.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • request and provide information in conversation on familiar topics.
  • interact with others.
  • express and react to familiar topics.
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
Intermediate Low Proficiency Range
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Learning Activities: 1
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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. React to news clips, articles, or reports on current issues.

b. Describe main themes with significant details on topics of current interest.

c. Find basic information in an announcement, article, or other text.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpretive Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • identify the topic in short informational or fictional texts.
  • identify the main idea in a short conversation.

3-5
Students:
  • identify the topic in short informational or fictional texts.
  • identify a few supporting details in an informational or fictional text.
  • identify the main idea in a short conversation.
  • recognize a few details in a conversation.

6-8
Students:
  • identify the topic in short informational or fictional texts.
  • identify supporting deatils in an informational or fictional text.
  • identify the main idea in a short conversation.
  • recognize some details in a conversation.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • previously learned vocabulary.
  • how to identify cognates.
  • extract the main idea from a conversation.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

3-5
Students know:
  • previously learned vocabulary.
  • how to identify cognates.
  • extract the main idea from a conversation.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

6-8
Students know:
  • previously learned vocabulary.
  • how to identify cognates.
  • extract the main idea from a conversation.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • identify topic and related information in texts.
  • identify main idea in short conversations.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • identify topic and related information in texts.
  • identify main idea in short conversations.

  • 6-8
    Students are able to:
    • identify topic and related information in texts.
    • identify main idea in short conversations.
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
Intermediate Low Proficiency Range
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3) Present material in oral and written form.

a. Present information on familiar topics using a variety of simple sentences.

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

c. Write about topics of interests.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Presentational Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • present personal information orally about their lives, activities and events by using simple sentences.
  • express preferences orally on familiar and every day topics.
  • explain their likes/dislikes.
  • write simple sentences about familar topics.

3-5
Students:
  • present personal information orally or in writing about their lives, activities and event by using simple sentences.
  • express preferences orally and in writing on familiar and every day topics.

6-8
Students:
  • present personal information orally or in writing about their lives, activities and event by using simple sentences.
  • express preferences orally and in writing on familiar and every day topics.
  • explain their likes/dislikes.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • previously learned vocabulary.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • how to express needs/wants.

3-5
Students know:
  • previously learned vocabulary.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • how to express needs/wants.

6-8
Students know:
  • previously learned vocabulary.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • how to express needs/wants.
  • how to express opinions.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • present or express (orally or in writing) personnal information or preferences on a familiar topic.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • present or express (orally or in writing) personnal information or preferences on a familiar topic.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • present or express (orally or in writing) personnal information or preferences on a familiar topic.
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
Intermediate Low 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. Engage in conversation demonstrating culturally respectful behavior.

b. Identify and research an area of interest in the target culture.

c. Participate in age-appropriate cultural practices such as games, sports, and entertainment.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Cultures
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • interact appropriately with people from the target culture.
  • identify and participate in culturally authentic practices.

3-5
Students:
  • interact appropriately with people from the target culture.
  • identify and participate in culturally authentic practices.
  • identify and anaylze products and practices of the target and native cultures.

6-8
Students:
  • compare products, practices and perspectives of the target culture related to every day life and personal interests.
  • interact appropriately with people from the target culture.
  • recognize there are significant differences in behavior across cultures.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • how to appropriately interact with others.
  • how to identify and participate in culturally authentic practices.

3-5
Students know:
  • how to appropriately interact with others.
  • how to identify and participate in culturally authentic practices.
  • how to identify and analyze products and practices.

6-8
Students know:
  • how to appropriately interact with others.
  • how to identify and participate in culturally authentic practices.
  • how to identify and analyze products and practices.
  • cultural differences, based on themes taught.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • interact appropriately with people from the target culture.
  • identify and participate in culturally authentic practices.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • interact appropriately with people from the target culture.
  • identify and participate in culturally authentic practices.
  • identify and analyze products and practices of the target language and native cultures.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • interact appropriately with people from the target culture.
  • compare products, practices and perspectives in the target language and native cultures.
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
Intermediate Low Proficiency Range
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
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5) Link target language and other content areas to acquire information and diverse cultural perspectives.

a. Acquire, expand, and apply vocabulary related to age-appropriate school content.

b. Use materials intended for same-age speakers of the target language.

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:
  • how to use knowledge gained in the target language in other subject areas.
  • information taught in the target langauge about other school subjects.

3-5
Students know:
  • how to use knowledge gained in the target language in other subject areas.
  • information taught in the target langauge about other school subjects.

6-8
Students know:
  • how to use knowledge gained in the target language in other subject areas.
  • information taught in the target langauge about other school subjects.
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
Intermediate Low Proficiency Range
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6) Investigate and analyze similarities and differences between the target and native languages.

a. Identify words in the target language that have no translation in English.

b. Hypothesize about the similarities of language based on awareness of cognates and idioms.

c. Analyze idiomatic expressions in the target language.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • recognize idiomatic expression in the target and native languages.
  • understand that langauge cannot be translated word for word.
  • recognize similarities and differences in the target and native language systems.

3-5
Students:
  • recognize idiomatic expression in the target and native languages.
  • understand that langauge cannot be translated word for word.
  • recognize similarities and differences in the target and native language systems.

6-8
Students:
  • analyze idiomatic expressions in target and native languages.
  • conclude that language cannot be translated word for word.
  • recognize similarities and differences between language systems.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • various idiomatic expressions based on themes taught.
  • that not all idiomatic expressions can be translated.
  • similarities and differences in the target and native language systems.

3-5
Students know:
  • various idiomatic expressions based on themes taught.
  • that not all idiomatic expressions can be translated.
  • similarities and differences in the target and native language systems.

6-8
Students know:
  • various idiomatic expressions based on themes taught.
  • that not all idiomatic expressions can be translated.
  • similarities and differences in the target and native language systems.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • recognize idiomatic expressions.
  • understand that those expressions cannot always be translated into their native language.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • recognize idiomatic expressions.
  • understand that those expressions cannot always be translated into their native language.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • recognize idiomatic expressions.
    • understand that those expressions cannot always be translated into their native language.
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
Intermediate Low Proficiency Range
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 1
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 and contrast verbal and nonverbal behaviors in a variety of activities.

b. Analyze the role of family in the native and target cultures.

c. Critique the role of social networking in the target culture.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • recognize the use of verbal and non verbal behaviors in the target and native cultures.
  • identify similarities and differences on a variety of topics such as family and social media.

3-5
Students:
  • recognize and compare the use of verbal and non verbal behaviors in the target and native cultures.
  • describe similarities and differences on a variety of topics such as family and social media.

6-8
Students:
  • reflect on the use of verbal and non verbal behaviors in the target and native cultures.
  • analyze similarities and differences on a variety of topics such as family and social media.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • various cultural practices.
  • various cultural products (tangible).

3-5
Students know:
  • various cultural practices.
  • various cultural products (tangible/intangible).
  • various cultural perspectives.
  • how to compare cultures.

6-8
Students know:
  • various cultural practices.
  • various cultural products (tangible/intangible).
  • various cultural perspectives.
  • how to compare various cultural products and practices in trlation to cultural perspectives.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • recognize the use of verbal and nonverbal behaviors.
  • identify similarities and differences on a variety of topics.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • recognize and compare verbal and nonverbal behaviors.
  • describe similarities and differences on a variety of topics.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • analyze similarities and differences on a variety of topics.
  • reflect on the use of verbal and nonverbal behaviors.
  • 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
    Intermediate Low Proficiency Range
    All Resources: 1
    Learning Activities: 1
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    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: Travel (real or virtual) to museums to enhance cultural understanding.
    Prepare a group performance for a school or community celebration.
    Participate in world language club activities that benefit the school or community.
    Draw from previously learned material to chart a path of forward progress.
    Analyze reasons for success and failure and consider future actions.

    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.
    • explore opportunities to use the target language outside the classroom.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    K-2
    Students know:
    • their own proficiency level.
    • where the target language is spoken around the world.
    • where the target language is spoken in the community.
    • how to set their own learning goals.

    3-5
    Students know:
    • their own proficiency level.
    • where the target language is spoken around the world.
    • where the target language is spoken in the community.
    • how to set their own learning goals.

    6-8
    Students know:
    • their own proficiency level.
    • where the target language is spoken around the world.
    • where the target language is spoken in the community.
    • how to set their own learning goals.
    Skills:
    K-2
    Students are able to:
    • recognize their own proficiency level.
    • set their own learning goals.
    • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
    • identify places in thier community where the target language is spoken.

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

    6-8
    Students are able to:
    • recognize their own proficiency level.
    • set their own learning goals.
    • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
    • identify places in thier 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.
    • 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.
    Communication
    Interpersonal Mode
    World Languages (2017)
    Grade(s): K - 8
    Intermediate Mid Proficiency Range
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    1) Exchange simple spoken and written information in the target language, utilizing cultural references where appropriate.

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

    b. Exchange information about daily activities and personal preferences.

    c. Support personal opinions with some details.

    d. Exchange information about a topic of special interest to the student.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communication
    Modes Of Communication:
    Interpersonal Mode
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    K-2
    Students:
    • participate in unrehearsed conversations on familar topics using sentences and series of sentences.
    • express preferences and needs using sentences and series of sentences.
    • ask and answer original questions on familar and some research topics using sentences and series of sentences.

    3-5
    Students:
    • participate in unrehearsed conversations on familar topics using sentences and series of sentences.
    • express preferences and needs using sentences and series of sentences.
    • ask and answer original questions on familar and some research topics using sentences and series of sentences.

    6-8
    Students:
    • exchange information in conversations on familiar topics and some researched topics using sentences and series of sentences.
    • interact with others to meet their needs in a variety of familiar situations.
    • exchange preferences, feelings or opinions and provide basic
    • advice on a variety of familiar topics using sentences and series of sentences.
    • partcipate in spontaneous conversations by creating sentences and series of sentences.
    • ask follow-up questions to gian more information.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    K-2
    Students know:
    • how to participate in unrehearsed conversations.
    • how to express preferences.
    • how to ask and answer questions.
    • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

    3-5
    Students know:
    • how to participate in unrehearsed conversations.
    • how to express preferences.
    • how to ask and answer questions.
    • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

    6-8
    Students know:
    • how to participate in unrehearsed conversations.
    • how to express preferences.
    • how to ask and answer questions.
    • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
    • how to express feelings and opinions.
    • various sentence structures.
    Skills:
    K-2
    Students are able to:
    • participate in unrehearsed conversations.
    • express preference and needs.
    • ask and answer questions.
    • use vocabulary related to the theme being taught.

    3-5
    Students are able to:
    • participate in unrehearsed conversations.
    • express preference and needs.
    • ask and answer questions.
    • use vocabulary related to the theme being taught.

    6-8
    Students are able to:
    • exchange information, preferences, feelings or opinions in conversation on familiar topics.
    • create sentences and series of sentences.
    • use vocabulary related to the theme being taught.
    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
    Intermediate Mid Proficiency Range
    All Resources: 0
    Learning Activities: 0
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
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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. Interpret/retell stories or events in one's own words.

    b. Identify principal characters and explain main ideas and themes in selected texts.

    c. Determine the main idea of a text with unfamiliar vocabulary.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communication
    Modes Of Communication:
    Interpretive Mode
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    K-2
    Students:
    • understand the main idea in short straight-forward informational and fictional texts.
    • understand a few supporting details in short straight-forward informational and fictional texts.
    • understand the main idea in short straight forward conversation.
    • understand a few supporting details in short straight-forward conversations.

    3-5
    Students:
    • understand the main idea in short straight-forward informational and fictional texts.
    • understand a few supporting details in short straight-forward informational and fictional texts.
    • understand the main idea in short straight forward conversation.
    • understand a few supporting details in short straight-forward conversations.

    6-8
    Students:
    • understand the main idea in short straight-forward informational and fictional texts.
    • understand a few supporting details in short straight-forward informational and fictional texts.
    • understand the main idea in short straight forward conversation.
    • understand a few supporting details in short straight-forward conversations.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    K-2
    Students know:
    • strategies to understand the main idea of a text.
    • strategies to understand a few supporting details of a text.
    • strategies to understand the main idea of a conversation.
    • strategies to understand a few supporting details of a conversation.
    • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

    3-5
    Students know:
    • strategies to understand the main idea of a text.
    • strategies to understand a few supporting details of a text.
    • strategies to understand the main idea of a conversation.
    • strategies to understand a few supporting details of a conversation.
    • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

    6-8
    Students know:
    • how to recognize previously learned content.
    • strategies to understand the main idea of a text.
    • strategies to understand a few supporting details of a text.
    • strategies to understand the main idea of a conversation.
    • strategies to understand a few supporting details of a conversation.
    • how to use context to understand information.
    • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
    Skills:
    K-2
    Students are able to:
    • understand main idea and key information in written and spoken texts.
    • recognize vocabulary related to the theme being taught.

    3-5
    Students are able to:
    • understand main idea and key information in written and spoken texts.
    • recognize vocabulary related to the theme being taught.

    6-8
    Students are able to:
    • understand main idea and key information in written and spoken texts.
    • recognize vocabulary related to the theme being taught.
    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
    Intermediate Mid Proficiency Range
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    Learning Activities: 0
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    3) Present material in oral and written form.

    a. Present information on familiar topics using connected sentences.

    b. Write short reports about learned or researched topics.

    c. Make a presentation about personal and social experiences.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communication
    Modes Of Communication:
    Presentational Mode
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    K-2
    Students:
    • orally tell a story about his/her life using sentences and series of sentences.
    • orally conduct a presentation on a familar topics using sentences and series of sentences.
    • write simple sentences in the target language about familar topics using simple sentences.

    3-5
    Students:
    • orally tell a story about his/her life using sentences and series of sentences.
    • orally conduct a presentation on a familar topics using sentences and series of sentences.
    • write about familar topics using simple sentences and short series of sentences.

    6-8
    Students:
    • tell a story orally or in writing about everyday life, activities or other events using sentences a series of sentences.
    • give a presentation orally or in writing on a variety of familar and concrete topics using sentences and series of sentences.
    • express opinions and give reasons for those opinion using sentences and series of sentences.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    K-2
    Students know:
    • previously learned vocabulary.
    • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
    • sentence structure.

    3-5
    Students know:
    • previously learned vocabulary.
    • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
    • sentence structure.

    6-8
    Students know:
    • previously learned vocabulary.
    • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
    • sentence structures.
    Skills:
    K-2
    Students are able to:
    • use sentences and series of connected sentences to tell a story about their life, activities and events.
    • use the target language vocabulary related to theme being taught.

    3-5
    Students are able to:
    • use sentences and series of connected sentences to tell a story about their life, activities and events.
    • use the target language vocabulary related to theme being taught.

    6-8
    Students are able to:
    • use sentences and series of connected sentences to tell a story about their life, activities and events.
    • express preferences and indicate why.
    • use the target language vocabulary related to theme being taught.
    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
    Intermediate Mid Proficiency Range
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    Learning Activities: 0
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    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. Role-play culturally appropriate interactions in a variety of daily activities.

    b. Use culturally appropriate verbal and nonverbal behavior among peers or mixed groups.

    c. Explore, analyze, and present the how and why of common cultural practices and perspectives.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Cultures
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    K-2
    Students:
    • interact with peers in a culturally appropriate way.
    • recognize products and practices from the target and native cultures.

    3-5
    Students:
    • interact with peers in a culturally appropriate way.
    • recognize products and practices from the target and native cultures.
    • compare and contrast products and practices from the target culture to gain insight to to target cultural perspectives.

    6-8
    Students:
    • analyze products, practices, and perspectives related to every day life and personal interest in the target and native cultures.
    • interact with peers from the target culture in an appropriate manner.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    K-2
    Students know:
    • products from the target culture.
    • practices from target culture.
    • perspectives of the target culture.
    • culturally appropriate behaviors.

    3-5
    Students know:
    • products from the target culture.
    • practices from target culture.
    • perspectives of the target culture.
    • culturally appropriate behaviors.
    • culturally inappropriate behaviors.

    6-8
    Students know:
    • products from the target culture.
    • practices from target culture.
    • perspectives of the target culture.
    • culturally appropriate behaviors.
    • culturally inappropriate behaviors.
    • how to analyze products and practices in relation to cultural perspectives.
    Skills:
    K-2
    Students are able to:
    • interact appropriately at a functional level in the target culture.
    • talk about products, practices, and perspectives in the target culture.

    3-5
    Students are able to:
    • interact appropriately at a functional level in the target culture.
    • investigate and explain on the relationship between the
    • products and perspectives of the target culture.
    • investigate and explain on the relationship between the
    • practices and perpsectives of the target culture.

    6-8
    Students are able to:
    • interact appropriately at a functional level in the target culture.
    • investigate, explain and reflect on the relationship between the products and perspectives of the target culture.
    • investigate, explain and refelct on the relationship between the practices and perspectives of 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
    Intermediate Mid Proficiency Range
    All Resources: 0
    Learning Activities: 0
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
    Unit Plans: 0
    5) Link target language and other subject areas to acquire information and to begin to develop diverse cultural perspectives.

    a. Acquire, expand, and apply, vocabulary related to age-appropriate school content in simple sentence.

    b. Use authentic materials intended for native speakers of the target language.

    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 to connect to other disciplines.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    K-2
    Students know:
    • how to use material learned in the target language and apply it to other classes.
    • various information learned about other subject areas.

    3-5
    Students know:
    • how to use material learned in the target language and apply it to other classes.
    • various information learned about other subject areas.

    6-8
    Students know:
    • how to use material learned in the target langauge and apply it to other classes.
    • various information learned about other subject areas.
    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
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    Grade(s): K - 8
    Intermediate Mid Proficiency Range
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    6) Investigate, analyze, and reflect on similarities and differences between the target and native languages.

    a. Compare how different time frames are expressed.

    b. Describe shades of meaning expressed by different time frames.

    c. Identify and compare language appropriate to specific social settings.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Comparisons
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    K-2
    Students:
    • recognize formal and informal language.
    • use formal and informal language appropriately.
    • determine if an interaction is in the past of present.

    3-5
    Students:
    • recognize and use formal and informal language appropriately.
    • recognize langauge used in different social settings.
    • determine if an interaction is in the past of present.

    6-8
    Students:
    • recognize language appropriate to different social settings.
    • use language appropriate to different social settings.
    • compare how the past is expressed in both target and native languages.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    K-2
    Students know:
    • indicators of formal and informal language.
    • present tense time frame.
    • past tense time frame.

    3-5
    Students know:
    • indicators of formal and informal language.
    • present tense time frame.
    • past tense time frame.

    6-8
    Students know:
    • indicators of formal and informal language.
    • present tense time frame.
    • past tense time frame.
    Skills:
    K-2
    Students are able to:
    • recognize and use formal and informal language appropriately.
    • recognize cognates.
    • recognize similarities and differences in the target and native language.

    3-5
    Students are able to:
    • recognize and use formal and informal language appropriately.
    • recognize cognates.
    • compare and contrast the target and native language.
    • determine if an action is in the past, present or fulture tense.

    6-8
    Students are able to:
    Students are able to:
    • use formal and informal language appropriately.
    • recognize cognates.
    • analyze the target and native language writing systems.
    • analyze target and native language grammatical structures.
    • determine if an action is in the past, present or fulture tense.
    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
    Intermediate 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 the preparation for and choice of careers in the native and target cultures.

    b. Compare and contrast cultural attitudes toward youth and aging.

    c. Identify and analyze the tangible and intangible products of the target culture.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Comparisons
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    K-2
    Students:
    • describe tangible products of the target and native cultures.
    • recognize different cultural attitudes on a variety of topics.
    • talk about careers in the target and native cultures.

    3-5
    Students:
    • explain similarities and differences in education systems.
    • analyze cultural attitudes on a variety of topics.

    6-8
    Students:
    • explain similarities and differences in education systems.
    • analyze cultural attitudes on a variety of topics.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    K-2
    Students know:
    • tangible products of the target culture.
    • practices of the target culture.
    • vocabulary related to careers.

    3-5
    Students know:
    • tangible/intangible products of the target culture.
    • practices of the target culture.
    • perspectives of the target culture.
    • vocabulary related to careers.

    6-8
    Students know:
    • tangible/intangible products of the target culture.
    • practices of the target culture.
    • perspectives of the target culture.
    • vocabulary related to careers.
    Skills:
    K-2
    Students are able to:
    • explain similarities and differences in the target and native cultures.
    • compare and contrast education systems in the native and target cultures.

    3-5
    Students are able to:
    • investigate similarities and differences in the target and native cultures.
    • explain similarities and differences in the target and native cultures.
    • compare and contrast education systems in the native and target cultures.

    6-8
    Students are able to:
    • investigate similarities and differences in the target and native cultures.
    • explain similarities and differences in the target and native cultures.
    • reflect on the similarities and differences in the target and native cultures.
    • analyze information about education systems in the native and target.
    • 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
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    Grade(s): K - 8
    Intermediate 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: Interpret materials or use media from the target culture for enjoyment.
    Write and illustrate short stories to present to others.
    Simulate interactions that may take place in a community setting.
    Self-evaluate preferences for using target language outside the classroom.
    Incorporate reflection upon learning into journals and portfolios.

    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.
    • recognize target language use in the professional world.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    K-2
    Students know:
    • their own proficiency level.
    • where the target language is spoken around the world.
    • where the target language is spoken in their community.
    • how to set their own learning goals.

    3-5
    Students know:
    • where the target language is spoken around the world.
    • where the target language is spoken in their community.
    • how to set their own learning goals.

    6-8
    Students know:
    • how to recognize proficiency levels.
    • where the target language is spoken around the world.
    • where the target language is spoken in their community.
    • how to set their own learning goals.
    Skills:
    K-2
    Students are able to:
    • recognize their own proficiency level.
    • set their own learning goals.
    • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
    • identify places in thier community where the target language is spoken.

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

    6-8
    Students are able to:
    • recognize their own proficiency level.
    • set their own learning goals.
    • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
    • identify places in thier 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.
    Communication
    Interpersonal Mode
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    Grade(s): K - 8
    Intermediate High Proficiency Range
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    1) Exchange simple spoken and written information in the target language, utilizing cultural references where appropriate.

    a. Use language to share events and experiences in various time frames.

    b. Synthesize learned material to produce unrehearsed conversations.

    c. Use language to complete tasks requiring multiple steps.

    d. Narrate a simple story in written or oral form.

    e. State a viewpoint on an issue and support opinions.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communication
    Modes Of Communication:
    Interpersonal Mode
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    K-2
    Students:
    • participate in spontaneous conversations on familar and some researched topics using sentences and series of sentences.
    • ask and answer original questions with sentences and series of sentences.
    • express preferences and opinions with sentences and series of sentences.
    • describe acitvities and events using present, past and future.

    3-5
    Students:
    • participate in spontaneous conversations on familar and some researched topics using sentences and series of sentences.
    • ask and answer original questions with sentences and series of sentences.
    • express preferences and opinions with sentences and series of sentences.
    • describe acitvities and events using present, past and future.

    6-8
    Students:
    • exchange information in conversations and some discussions on a variety of familiar and some concrete researched topics.
    • use connected sentences that may combine to form paragraphs often across time frames.
    • exchange information in conversations and some discussions on a variety of familiar and some concrete researched topics by asking a variety of questions.
    • interact with others to meet their needs in a variety of situations sometimes involving a complication.
    • explain preferences, opinions and emotions and provide advice on a variety of familiar and some concrete researched topic.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    K-2
    Students know:
    • how to ask and answer questions.
    • how to participate in spontaneous conversation.
    • how to express preference and opinion.
    • how to talk about the past, present, and future.
    • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

    3-5
    Students know:
    • how to ask and answer questions.
    • how to participate in spontaneous conversation.
    • how to express preference and opinion.
    • how to talk about the past, present, and future.
    • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

    6-8
    Students know:
    • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
    • how to ask and answer questions.
    • how to participate in spontaneous conversation.
    • how to express preference and opinion.
    • how to talk about the past, present, and future.
    • more complex sentence structures.
    Skills:
    K-2
    Students are able to:
    • participate in conversation.
    • ask and answer questions.
    • express preference and opinion.
    • use past, present, and future tense to describe activities.
    • use the target language vocabulary related to theme being taught.

    3-5
    Students are able to:
    • participate in conversation.
    • ask and answer questions.
    • express preference and opinion.
    • use past, present, and future tense to describe activities.
    • use the target language vocabulary related to theme being taught.

    6-8
    Students are able to:
    • interact with others appropriately.
    • explain preferences, opinions and emotions.
    • exchange information.
    • use connected sentences that may combine to paragraph length.
    • use the target language vocabulary related to theme being taught.
    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
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    Grade(s): K - 8
    Intermediate High 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. Restate information from short texts.

    b. Relate main ideas and significant details on unfamiliar topics.

    c. Use knowledge acquired in other settings to comprehend texts in the target language.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communication
    Modes Of Communication:
    Interpretive Mode
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    K-2
    Students:
    • usually follow the main message in straigh-forward and sometimes descriptive paragraph length informational and fictional texts.
    • usually understand the main idea expressed in conversations and discussions.

    3-5
    Students:
    • usually follow the main message in various timeframes in straight-forward and sometimes descriptive paragraph length informational and fictional texts.
    • usually understand the main idea and flow of events expressed in various timeframes in conversations and discussions.

    6-8
    Students:
    • usually follow the main message in various timeframes in straight-forward and sometimes descriptive paragraph length informational and fictional texts.
    • usually understand the main idea and flow of events expressed in various timeframes in conversations and discussions.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    K-2
    Students know:
    • strategies for comprehending the main idea in a straight forward text.
    • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

    3-5
    Students know:
    • strategies for comprehending the main idea in a straight forward text.
    • strategies for recognizing the various timeframes (although they can't use them with accuracy).
    • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

    6-8
    Students know:
    • how to follow the thread of a conversation.
    • strategies for comprehending the main idea in a straight forward text.
    • strategies for recognizing the various timeframes (although they can't use them with accuracy).
    • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
    Skills:
    K-2
    Students are able to:
    • usually understand the main message of a text.
    • usually understand the main idea expressed in conversations and discussions.
    • use the target language vocabulary related to theme being taught.

    3-5
    Students are able to:
    • usually understand the main message of a text in various time frames>
    • usually understand the main idea expressed in conversations and discussions.
    • use the target language vocabulary related to theme being taught.

    6-8
    Students are able to:
    • usually understand the main message of a text in various timeframes.
    • usually understand the main idea and flow of conversation.
    • use the target language vocabulary related to theme being taught.
    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
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    Grade(s): K - 8
    Intermediate High Proficiency Range
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    3) Present material in oral and written form.

    a. Present information in an organized manner on a variety of topics in various time frames.

    b. Write about community topics, entertainment, or social events.

    c. Present a viewpoint and support opinions.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communication
    Modes Of Communication:
    Presentational Mode
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    K-2
    Students:
    • tell stories orally about familiar and researched topics using short paragraphs.
    • write paragraph length stories using various time frames.
    • express preferences and opinions along with reasons to support them.

    3-5
    Students:
    • tell stories orally or in writing about familiar and researched topics using short paragraphs.
    • express preferences and opinions along with reasons to support them.
    • give detailed presentations on familar and research topics using parahgraphs across various time frames.

    6-8
    Students:
    • tell stories orally and in writing about school and community events and personal experiences.
    • use short paragraphs across various timeframes.
    • state their viewpoint on familiar or researched topics and provide reasons to support it.
    • give detailed presentations orally and in writing on a variety of familiar topics and some concrete research topics.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    K-2
    Students know:
    • how to express themselves orally and in written form.
    • how to manipulate (with various degrees of accuracy) various timeframes.
    • how to express preference and opinion.
    • vocabulary related to theme taught.

    3-5
    Students know:
    • how to express themselves orally and in written form.
    • how to manipulate (with various degrees of accuracy) various timeframes.
    • how to express preference and opinion.
    • how to present information.
    • vocabulary related to theme taught.

    6-8
    Students know:
    • how to express themselves in paragraphs.
    • how to manipulate (with various degrees of accuracy) various timeframes.
    • vocanulary related to theme taught.
    • how to express preferences and opinions.
    • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
    Skills:
    K-2
    Students are able to:
    • tell stories (orally and in writing) about familiar topics.
    • use short paragraphs across various timeframes.
    • state their viewpoint on familiar topics.
    • use the target language vocabulary related to theme being taught.

    3-5
    Students are able to:
    • tell stories (orally and in writing) about familiar topics.
    • use short paragraphs across various timeframes.
    • state their viewpoint on familiar topics.
    • use the target language vocabulary related to theme being taught.

    6-8
    Students are able to:
    • tell stories (orally and in writing) about school.
    • use short paragraphs across various timeframes.
    • state their viewpoint on familiar and researched topics.
    • use the target language vocabulary related to theme being taught.
    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
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    Grade(s): K - 8
    Intermediate High 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. Connect perspectives to associated products and practices.

    b. Adapt language and behavior to the culture of the audience.

    c. Analyze connections among products, practices, and perspectives based on research on a topic of interest.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Cultures
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    K-2
    Students:
    • interact with peers in a culturally appropriate way.
    • talk about products and practices of the target culture.
    • talk about perspectives of the target culture.

    3-5
    Students:
    • interact with peers in a culturall appropriate way.
    • identify perspectives of the target culture as they relate to products and paractices of the target culture.

    • 6-8
      Students:
      • interact at a functional level in the target culture.
      • relate cultural perspectives to the products and practices of the target culture.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    K-2
    Students know:
    • products from the target culture.
    • practices from target culture.
    • perspectives of the target culture.
    • culturally appropriate behaviors.

    3-5
    Students know:
    • products from the target culture.
    • practices from target culture.
    • perspectives of the target culture.
    • culturally appropriate behaviors.
    • culturally inappropriate behaviors.

    6-8
    Students know:
    • products from the target culture.
    • practices from target culture.
    • perspectives of the target culture.
    • culturally appropriate behaviors.
    • culturally inappropriate behaviors.
    • how to analyze products and practices in relation to cultural perspectives.
    Skills:
    K-2
    Students are able to:
    • interact appropriately at a functional level in the target culture.
    • talk about products, practices, and perspectives in the target culture.

    3-5
    Students are able to:
    • interact appropriately at a functional level in the target culture.
    • investigate and explain on the relationship between the
    • products and perspectives of the target culture.
    • investigate and explain on the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the target culture.

    6-8
    Students are able to:
    • interact appropriately at a functional level in the target culture.
    • investigate, explain and reflect on the relationship between the products and perspectives of the target culture.
    • investigate, explain and refelct on the relationship between the practices and perspectives of 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
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    Grade(s): K - 8
    Intermediate High Proficiency Range
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    5) Link target language and other subject areas to acquire information and diverse cultural perspectives.

    a. Acquire, expand, and apply vocabulary related to age-appropriate school content using complex sentence structures.

    b. Use materials intended for same-age speakers of the target language.

    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:
    • target language vocabulary as related to the content areas being studied.
    • information about other subject areas learned in the target language.

    3-5
    Students know:
    • target language vocabulary as related to the content areas being studied.
    • information labout other subject areas learned in the target language.

    6-8
    Students know:
    • target language vocabulary as related to the content areas being studied.
    • information labout other subject areas learned in the target language.
    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
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    Grade(s): K - 8
    Intermediate High Proficiency Range
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    6) Investigate, analyze, and synthesize similarities and differences between the target and native language.

    a. Compare syntax functions.

    b. Explain discrepancies between sound and writing systems in the target and native languages.

    c. Hypothesize about the origins of idioms.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Comparisons
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    K-2
    Students:
    • compare word order of the target and native languages.
    • compare and contrast written and spoken language.
    • recognize and use idiomatic expressions.

    3-5
    Students:
    • compare word order of the target and native languages.
    • compare and contrast written and spoken language.
    • recognize and use idiomatic expressions.

    6-8
    Students:
    • compare and contrast sentence structures in the target and native languages.
    • hypothesize and research reasons why language structures differ.
    • recognize and use idiomatic expressions.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    K-2
    Students know:
    • sentence syntax in the target and native languages.
    • differences and similarities in written and spoken language.
    • some idiomatic expressions.

    3-5
    Students know:
    • sentence syntax in the target and native languages.
    • differences and similarities in written and spoken language.
    • some idiomatic expressions.

    6-8
    Students know:
    • sentence syntax in the target and native languages.
    • differences and similarities in written and spoken language.
    • some idiomatic expressions.
    • how to hypothesize on differences between languages.
    Skills:
    K-2
    Students are able to:
    • compare word order of native and target language.
    • compare and contrast written and spoken language.
    • recognize and use idiomatic expressions.

    3-5
    Students are able to:
    • compare word order of native and target language.
    • compare and contrast written and spoken language.
    • recognize and use idiomatic expressions.

    6-8
    Students are able to:
    • recognize and use idiomatic expressions.
    • compare and contrast sentence structures in target and native languages.
    • hypothesize and research reasons why languages are different.
    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
    Intermediate High Proficiency Range
    All Resources: 0
    Learning Activities: 0
    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. Weigh the importance placed on individual needs versus community needs in native and target cultures.

    b. Investigate products, practices, or perspectives of the target culture through research.

    c. Critique social, economic, and political institutions of the target culture.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Comparisons
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    K-2
    Students:
    • compare and contrast cultural products, parctices and perspectives.
    • identify political institutions of target culture countries.

    3-5
    Students:
    • compare and contrast cultural products, parctices and perspectives.
    • identify political institutions of target culture countries.
    • research the role of the individual vs community in the native and target cultures.

    6-8
    Students:
    • analyze socio-economic political institutions through investigation of the target culture product, practices and perspectives.
    • reflect on the role of the individual vs community in the native and target cultures.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    K-2
    Students know:
    • products of the target and native cultures.
    • practices of the target and native cultures.
    • perspectives of the target and native cultures.
    • how to compare cultural products, pratices and perspectives.
    • political institutions of the target culture.

    3-5
    Students know:
    • products of the target and native cultures.
    • practices of the target and native cultures.
    • perspectives of the target and native cultures.
    • how to compare cultural products, pratices and perspectives.
    • political institutions of the target culture.

    6-8
    Students know:
    • products of the target and native cultures.
    • practices of the target and native cultures.
    • perspectives of the target and native cultures.
    • how to compare cultural products, pratices and perspectives.
    • political institutions of the target culture.
    Skills:
    K-2
    Students are able to:
    • compare and contrast cultural products, practices, and perspectives.
    • identify political institutions of target language culture countries .

    3-5
    Students are able to:
    • compare and contrast cultural products, practices, and perspectives.
    • identify political institutions on target language culture countries.
    • research the role of the individual vs community in the native and target cultures.

    6-8
    Students are able to:
    • compare and contrast cultural products, practices, and perspectives.
    • analyze socio-economic political institutions through investigation of the target culture product, practices and perspectives.
    • reflect on the role of the individual vs community in the native and target cultures.
    Understanding:
    K-2
    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.

    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
    Intermediate High Proficiency Range
    All Resources: 0
    Learning Activities: 0
    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: Seek out authentic materials in the target culture related to student interest.
    Play games or sports from the culture.
    Complete Web Quests and report on a cultural event.
    Reflect upon student's personal investment in the target language.
    Consider tangible uses outside the classroom for learned material in the target language.

    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.
    • recognize target language use in the professional world.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    K-2
    Students know:
    • where the target language is spoken around the world.
    • where the target language is spoken in the community.
    • their own proficiency level.
    • how to set their own learning goals.

    3-5
    Students know:
    • where the target language is spoken around the world.
    • where the target language is spoken in the community.
    • their own proficiency level.
    • how to set their own learning goals.

    6-8
    Students know:
    • where the target language is spoken around the world.
    • where the target language is spoken in the community.
    • their own proficiency level.
    • how to set their own learning goals.
    Skills:
    K-2
    Students are able to:
    • recognize their own proficiency level.
    • set their own learning goals.
    • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
    • identify places in thier community where the target language is spoken.

    3-5
    Students are able to:
    • recognize their own proficiency level.
    • set their own learning goals.
    • make changes in studying habits to reach their goals.
    • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
    • identify places in thier community where the target language is spoken.

    6-8
    Students are able to:
    • recognize their own proficiency level.
    • set their own learning goals.
    • make changes in studying habits to reach their goals.
    • identify places around the world where the target language is spoken.
    • identify places in thier 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.
    Communication
    Interpersonal Mode
    World Languages (2017)
    Grade(s): 7 - 12
    Level I
    All Resources: 3
    Learning Activities: 3
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
    Unit Plans: 0
    1) Communicate and share on familiar topics with a variety of words, phrases, and simple sentences in the present time frame.

    a. Greet and leave people in a polite way.

    b. Exchange basic information about self and others.

    c. Exchange basic information about their everyday lives.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communication
    Modes Of Communication:
    Interpersonal Mode
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Novice Mid Level
    Students:
    • greet and leave people in a polite way.
    • introduce themselves and others.
    • answer a variety of simple questions.
    • make some simple statements in a conversation.
    • ask simple questions.
    • list basic descriptions about themselves and people they know.
    • list basic information about their everyday life.

    Novice High Level
    Students:
    • exchange some personal information.
    • exchange information using texts, graphs, or pictures.
    • ask for and give sample directions.
    • make plans with others.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • culturally appropriate ways to greet and leave others.
    • how to introduce themselves and provide basic information.
    • question words and how to recognize them in conversation.
    • how to describe themselves in first person.
    • how to describe others in third person.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    Novice Mid Level
    • use basic greetings.
    • introduce themselves.
    • respond to yes/no questions.
    • respond to either or questions.
    • answer who, what, when where.

    Novice High Level students are able to:
  • use basic greetings.
  • introduce themselves.
  • respond to yes/no questions.
  • respond to either or questions.
  • answer who, what, when where.
  • say age.
  • say what one likes/dislikes.
  • talk about places.
  • talk about times and dates.
  • Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    Novice Mid Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    Students understand that:
    Novice High Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    Interpretive Mode
    World Languages (2017)
    Grade(s): 7 - 12
    Level I
    All Resources: 6
    Learning Activities: 6
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
    Unit Plans: 0
    2) Interpret what is heard, read, or viewed on familiar topics using the present tense.

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

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

    c. Interpret visual and auditory cues.

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

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

    a. Present basic information orally and in writing.

    b. Give simple instructions.

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

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

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

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

    a. Use basic appropriate gestures in common interactions.

    b. Identify behaviors in a variety of environments.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    c. Describe weather in different locations around the world.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Connections
    Modes Of Communication:
    interpretive
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • identify the target language speaking countries and capitals on a map.
    • use exchange rates to calculate prices within the target language culture.
    • identify geographical influences on weather patterns in the target language countries.
    • use the metric system to identify measurements within tht the target language culture.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • the importance the metric system plays in measurements throughout the world.
    • that weather patterns are dependant on geographical locations.
    • currency changes from country to country and exchange rates are variable
    • where the target language is spoken.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    Novice Mid Level
    • use map skills to identify countries and geographical features around the world.
    • identify resources needed to calculate exchange rates and measurments.
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • use map skills to identify countries and geographical features around the world.
    • identify resources needed to calculate exchange rates and measurments.
    • investigate other disciplines using the target language language.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • proficiency in a foreign language is a vehicle to gaining knowledge that can only be acquired through that language and its culture.
    • world language learning offers opportunities to uncover big ideas in and about other disciplines.
    • strategies used to acquire a language are transferable to other areas of learning throughout life.
    • a second language facilitates the acquisition of information about the world outside our experiences.
    World Languages (2017)
    Grade(s): 7 - 12
    Level I
    All Resources: 2
    Learning Activities: 2
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
    Unit Plans: 0
    7) Interpret information related to diverse perspectives in the target culture.

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

    b. Explore authentic websites and materials to interpret topics.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Connections
    Modes Of Communication:
    interpretive
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • identify their own perspective from which topics are viewed.
    • recognize the differences between formal and informal perspectives when interpreting information.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • that a person's culture, background, and previous experiences affect the way they view and interpret information.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    Novice Mid Level
    • access and evaluate information available through the target language and its culture.
    • identify personal perspectives on various topics related to school.
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • access and evaluate information available through the target language and its culture.
    • identify personal perspectives on various topics related to school.
    • investigate other disciplines using the target language language.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • proficiency in a foreign language is a vehicle to gaining knowledge that can only be acquired through that language and its culture.
    • world language learning offers opportunities to uncover big ideas in and about other disciplines.
    • strategies used to acquire a language are transferable to other areas of learning throughout life.
    • a second language facilitates the acquisition of information about the world outside our experiences.
    Comparisons
    World Languages (2017)
    Grade(s): 7 - 12
    Level I
    All Resources: 2
    Learning Activities: 2
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
    Unit Plans: 0
    8) Identify characteristics of the target language and the native language.

    a. Observe formal and informal forms of language.

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

    c. Identify high-frequency idiomatic expressions.

    d. Identify cognates.

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

    a. Identify daily routines in the target culture and the native culture.

    b. Identify celebrations in the target culture and the native culture.

    c. Identify games, stories, songs, and rhymes from the native culture and those from the target culture.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Comparisons
    Modes Of Communication:
    presentational
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • identify the difference between the terms products, practices, and perspectives.
    • list items or products important to the target language culture.
    • list actions or practices that are important to the target language culture.
    • recognize why these products and practices are important to the target language culture (perspectives).
    • identify celebrations important to the target language culture.
    • identify products and practices associated with celebrations in the target language culture.
    • recognize games, stories, songs, and rhymes that are significant to the target language culture.
    • identify products, practices, and perspectives that are important to their own personal culture.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Student know:
    • how to identify important cultural products, practices, and perspectives that are important within their own personal lives.
    • how to use present tense verbs to describe what people do.
    • how to use adjectives to describe nouns.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    Novice Mid Level
    • identify the products, practices, and perspectives that are unique to native culture.
    • identify the products, practices, and perspectives that are unique to the target language culture including celebrations, music, games, and rhymes.
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • identify the products, practices, and perspectives that are unique to native culture.
    • identify the products, practices, and perspectives that are unique to the target language culture including celebrations, music, games, and rhymes.
    • compare and contrast native and target culture products, practices and perspectives.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • there are similarities and differences in the characteristics of the target culture and their own.
    • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
    • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
    • other understanding will depend on theme being taught.
    Communities
    World Languages (2017)
    Grade(s): 7 - 12
    Level I
    All Resources: 1
    Learning Activities: 1
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
    Unit Plans: 0
    10) Communicate using the target language within the classroom and globally.

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

    b. Identify professions that utilize the target language.

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

    a. Plan real or imaginary travel.

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

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communities
    Modes Of Communication:
    interpersonal & presentational
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • participate in and plan real or imaginary travel to the target language locations.
    • recognize how to apply for a passport and complete other travel documents.
    • particpate in and explore cultural events in person or virtually.
    • recognize and evaluate tools that make real and/or virtual exploration of the target language possible.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • the locations of the target language specific countries.
    • the key attractions within the target language specific countries.
    • the key celebrations within the target language specific countries.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    Novice Mid Level
    • access important travel documents and safety information online.
    • use physical and online resources to identify and participate in celebrations within the target language countries.
    Novice High Level
    Students are able to:
    • access important travel documents and safety information online.
    • use online resources to evaluate hotels and attractions within target language countries.
    • use physical and online resources to identify and participate in celebrations within the target language countries.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • the target language is used around the world every day in many different contexts.
    • the target language can help one better understand the world around them.
    • the study of world languages expands one's opportunities.
    • language is a tool to connect with the world.
    • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.
    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.
    Communication
    Interpersonal Mode
    World Languages (2017)
    Grade(s): 7 - 12
    Level III
    All Resources: 2
    Learning Activities: 2
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
    Unit Plans: 0
    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.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    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
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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
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    Grade(s): 7 - 12
    Level III
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    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
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    Level III
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    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.
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    Grade(s): 7 - 12
    Level III
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    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
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    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.
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    Grade(s): 7 - 12
    Level III
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    Learning Activities: 1
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    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
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    Level III
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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.
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    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
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    Grade(s): 7 - 12
    Level III
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    Learning Activities: 1
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    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.
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    Grade(s): 7 - 12
    Level III
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    Learning Activities: 0
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
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    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.
    Communication
    Interpersonal Mode
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    Grade(s): 7 - 12
    Level IV
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    Learning Activities: 2
    Lesson Plans: 0
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    1) Communicate and share on familiar and new topics in various time frames and moods.

    a. Initiate, maintain, and conclude a conversation on various topics.

    b. Use the target language to communicate about subjects of particular interest to students.

    c. Use the target language to handle tasks that may contain a complication.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communication
    Modes Of Communication:
    Interpersonal Mode
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Intermediate Mid Level
    Students:
    • start, maintain and end a conversation on a variety of topics.
    • talk about my daily activities and personal preferences.
    • use my language to handle tasks related to my pesonal needs.
    • exchange information about subjects of special interest.

    Intermediate Mid High Level:
    Students:
    • exchange information related to areas of mutual interest
    • use language to do a task that requires multiple steps.
    • use language to handle a situation that may have a complication.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • the target language vocabulary for specific topics.
    • a variety of time frames and moods.
    Skills:
    Intermediate Mid Level
    Students are able to:
    • start, maintain and end a conversation on a variety of topics.
    • talk about daily activities and personal preferences.
    • use language to handle tasks related to personal needs.
    • exchange information about subjects of special interest.
    • Intermediate high level students are able to:
      • exchange information related to areas of mutual interest.
      • use language to do a task that requires multiple steps.
      • use language to handle a situation that may have a complication.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    Intermediate Mid Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    Intermediate High:
    • 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
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    Grade(s): 7 - 12
    Level IV
    All Resources: 2
    Learning Activities: 2
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
    Unit Plans: 0
    2) Interpret, restate, and react to what is heard, read, or viewed on familiar and new topics.

    a. Give main ideas, supporting details, and justify inferences in selected texts.

    b. Identify themes, settings, characters, and plot lines found in literary texts.

    c. Use background knowledge from other disciplines 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 Mid Level
    Students:
    • understand basic information in ads, announcements and other simple recordings.
    • understand the main idea of what they listen 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 they read for personal enjoyment.
    • read simple exchanges between other people.

    At the intermediate high level,
    Students:
    • easily understand straightforward information or interactions.
    • understand a few details in ads, announcements and other simple recordings.
    • sometimes understand situations with complicating factors.
    • understand accounts of personal events or experiences.
    • sometimes follow short, written instructions when supported by visuals.
    • understand the main idea and a few supporting facts about famous people and historic events.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • the target language vocabulary for specific topics.
    • how to communicate in a variety of tenses and moods.
    Skills:
    Intermediate Mid Level
    Students are able to:
    • understand basic information from advertisments and announcements, audio or print.
    • understand the main idea(s) of voice messages and videos
    • understand basic statements and questions in an interview.
    • understand questions in a survey or questionnaire.
    • understand information in a variety of print formats (ex: brochures, magazines, labels, etc.).
    • understand information in interpersonal communication.
    • understand main ideas, supporting details, themes, settings, characters and plot lines in literary texts.
    Intermediate High Level
    Students are able to:
    • understand basic information from advertisments and announcements, audio or print.
    • understand interpersonal exchanges, spoken or in print.
    • understand information in a variety of print formats (ex: brochures, magazines, labels, etc.).
    • understand main ideas, supporting details, themes, settings, characters and plot lines in literary texts.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    Intermediate Mid Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    Intermediate High:
    • 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 IV
    All Resources: 2
    Learning Activities: 2
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
    Unit Plans: 0
    3) Present information on familiar and new topics in various time frames and aspects using varied vocabulary and more complex sentence structure.

    a. Express needs, wants and preferences with supporting reasons.

    b. Present information on academic and work-related topics.

    c. Present information about common age-appropriate issues.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communication
    Modes Of Communication:
    Presentational Mode
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Intermediate Mid Level
    Students:
    • write messages and announcements.
    • write short reports and make presentations about something they have learned or researched.
    • compose communication for public distribution.
    • make presentations about personal and social experiences
    • make presentations about common issues and state their viewpoint.

    • Intermediate High Level
      Students:
      • write or present about school and academic topics.
      • write about work and career topics.
      • write about community topics and events.
      • write about entertainment or social events.
      • present their point of view and give supporting reasons.
      • present about events, activities or topics of interest.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • the target language vocabulary for specific topics.
    • how to communicate in a variety of tenses and moods.
    Skills:
    Intermediate Mid Level
    Students are able to:
    • describe past experiences and events.
    • create announcements for upcoming events.
    • present or write about academic topics.
    • describe steps needed to complete a task.
    • write emails, letters, blog posts, etc. on a variety of topics.
    • present or write about current or past events/issues.
    • present or write about entertainment topics.
    Intermediate High Level
    Students are able to:
    • write emails, letters, blog posts, etc. on a variety of topics.
    • describe past experiences and events.
    • summarize information from academic topics.
    • describe steps needed to complete a task.
    • explain point of view on a topic or issue.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    Intermediate Mid Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    Intermediate High Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    Culture
    World Languages (2017)
    Grade(s): 7 - 12
    Level IV
    All Resources: 2
    Learning Activities: 2
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
    Unit Plans: 0
    4) Investigate perspectives through practices of the target cultures.

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

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

    c. Plan hands-on activities related to cultural practices.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Culture
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • explore perspectives related to cultural practices.
    • model realistic situations that would occur in the target culture based on prior knowledge of the cultural perspectives and inferences for unknown situations.
    • recreate cultural practices based on what they have learned.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to communicate in a variety of tenses and moods.
    • the target language vocabulary for specific purposes.
    • background knowledge of the target culture.
    Skills:
    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.
    Intermediate High Level
    Students are able to:
    • interact appropriately in various contexts with members of the target culture.
    • 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 extricalble linked.
    • 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 IV
    All Resources: 2
    Learning Activities: 2
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
    Unit Plans: 0
    5) Investigate perspectives through products of the target cultures.

    a. Analyze the importance of products of the target culture, related to arts, crafts, and graphic representations.

    b. Analyze the cultural elements of music and short video clips.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Culture
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • Analyze the importance and impact of products of the target culture in the contexts of arts, crafts, and graphic representations.
    • Analyze cultural products in the context of music and short videos.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to communicate in a variety of tenses and moods.
    • the target language vocabulary for specific purposes.
    • background knowledge of the target culture.
    Skills:
    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.
    Intermediate High Level
    Students are able to:
    • investigate the products and perspetives of a target culture.
    • investigate the beliefs (perspectives) associated with the target culture's products in the contexts of arts, crafts, graphic representations, music, and short videos.
    • 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.
    • 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 IV
    All Resources: 0
    Learning Activities: 0
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
    Unit Plans: 0
    6) Connect with other disciplines while using the target language in a variety of time frames and moods.

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

    b. Present information on topics across disciplines in a variety of time frames and moods.

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

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Connections
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • describe aspects of the countries included in the target language.
    • make connections between the study of the target language/culture and other subject areas.
    • investigate and explain the impact prominent figures from the target culture have made/are making.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to communicate in a variety of tenses and moods.
    • the target language vocabulary for specific purposes.
    • background knowledge of the target culture.
    Skills:
    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.
    Intermediate High 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 investigate, explain, and present connections made with other disciplines.
    • use the target language to present to and interact with others for a variety of purposes in a variety of time frames and moods.
    • make oral or written presentations in the target language on topics being studied in other classes.
    • describe and compare key characteristics of countries where the target language is spoken.
    • research and compare how countries where the target language is spoken deal with current global issues (i.e., environment, economic crisis, migration, etc.).
    • research and report on contributions of the cultures that use the target language to science, medicine, and government.
    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 IV
    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 in a variety of time frames and moods.

    a. Explain how current events are reported in target culture and at home.

    b. Compare and contrast advertisements from target culture and local media.

    c. Explain the importance of influential figures from the perspective of the target culture.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Connections
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • investigate and identify topics related to the perspectives of the target culture in a variety of time frames and moods.
    • compare and contrast current events and advertisements from the target culture to a student's own culture.
    • explain how prominent figures are viewed from the perspective of the target culture.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to communicate in a variety of tenses and moods.
    • the target language vocabulary for specific purposes.
    • how perspectives of a target culture are portrayed through media and advertising.
    Skills:
    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.
    Intermediate High Level
    Students are able to:
    • use the target language to investigate, compare, and contrast current events and advertisements from the target culture to a student's own culture.
    • identify and explain the diverse perspectives of the target culture through the lens of a culture's perspectives.
    • communicate in the target language in a variety of time frames and moods.
    • 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.
    • research how a major figure from history, science, or the arts is described in the target language and use it to expand what they already know.
    • compare how products are marketed in the target culture versus the United States.
    • compare news articles on front pages of newspapers from countries where the target language is spoken.
    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 IV
    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 in a variety of time frames and moods.

    a. Explain idiomatic expressions appropriately.

    b. Compare and contrast formal and informal registers of language.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Comparisons
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • make comparisons of idiomatic expressions commonly used by native speakers of the target language with idioms common in their own language.
    • compare and contrast the formal and informal registers of language.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • common idiomatic expressions in the target language.
    • formal and informal forms of address and language.
    • the target language vocabulary for specific purposes.
    • how to communicate in a variety of tenses and moods.
    Skills:
    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.
    • Intermediate High Level
      Students are able to:
      • differentiate between when to use formal and informal register.
      • recognize and understand idiomatic expressions in listening and reading.
      • use idiomatic expressions appropriately in speaking and writing.
      • communicate in the target language in a variety of time frames and moods.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • formal and informal registers of language are indicative of the practices and perspectives of the target culture.
    • 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 IV
    All Resources: 1
    Learning Activities: 1
    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 and moods.

    a. Compare and contrast personal experiences of the target culture to the native culture.

    b. Explain cultural practices in the target culture.

    c. Compare products in the target culture to the native culture.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Comparisons
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • make comparisons between the products, practices and perspectives of the target culture of the target culture and their native culture.
    • explain practices of the target culture.
    • compare and contrast their own experiences within the target and native culture.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to communicate in a variety of tenses and moods.
    • the target language vocabulary for specific purposes.
    • how to identify and distinguish between products, practices and perspectives of culture.
    Skills:
    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.
    Intermediate High Level
    Students are able to:
    • compare and contrast the products, practices and perspectives of the target culture to their native culture in a variety of time frames and moods in the target language.
    • communicate in the target language in a variety of time frames and moods.
    • 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.
    • identify and use borrowed words and cognates in the language they are learning and their own, and hypothesize about their origins.
    • compare and analyze idiomatic expressions in the language they are learning and their own, and hypothesize about their origins.
    • compare language appropriate to specific social groups and situations in the language they are learning and their own. compare syntax functions (e.g., word order and inflections) to express meaning in the target language and in English).
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • the products, practices and perspectives of culture are intertwined.
    • a culture's perspectives are present in its products and practices.
    • 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 IV
    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 in a variety of time frames and moods.

    a. Exchange information with speakers of the target language in person or virtually in a variety of time frames and moods.

    b. Simulate interactions and personal experiences that would occur in the target culture.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communities
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • use the target language inside and outside the classroom in a variety of time frames and moods, either in person or virtually.
    • role-play interactions and experiences that would likely occur with native speakers of the target language.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to communicate in a variety of tenses and moods.
    • the target language vocabulary for specific purposes.
    • the cultural practices and perspectives related to communication in the target language.
    Skills:
    Intermediate Mid Level
    Students are able to:
    • use target language vocabulary and grammatical structures to communicate with target language.
    • speakers 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.
    Intermediate High Level
    Students are able to:
    • use target language vocabulary and grammatical structures to communicate with target language.
    • speakers inside and outside of the classroom across a variety of contexts.
    • use target language vocabulary and verbs in a variety of tenses to simulate real world interactions in the target culture.
    • communicate with native speakers of the target language or role-play interactions.
    • communicate in the target language in a variety of time frames and moods.
    • compare and contrast the role and importance of family in the target cultures to their own.
    • compare and contrast school schedules, course offerings, and attitudes toward school in the target cultures to their own.
    • compare and contrast career choices and preparation in the target cultures to their own.
    • compare and contrast entertainment and leisure options in the target cultures and their own.
    • interact with members of the local community or with contacts made electronically to hear how they use the language in their various fields of work.
    • participate in language club activities which benefit the school or community.
    • write and illustrate stories to present to others.
    • perform for a school or community celebration.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • proficiency in another language bridges cultures and people.
    • there are a multitude of real-world implications for target language proficiency and cultural awareness.
    • 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 IV
    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 and moods.

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

    b. Explore the internet to find authentic websites of current events and cultural interests.

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

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communities
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Students:
    • explore ways to use the target language for real-world purposes in a variety of time frames and moods.
    • use the internet to find and analyze authentic materials.
    • plan a community event based on the target culture.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to communicate in a variety of tenses and moods.
    • the target language vocabulary for specific purposes.
    • how to navigate digital resources in the target language.
    • cultural products, practices and perspectives related to events.
    Skills:
    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.
    Intermediate High Level
    Students are able to:
    • interpret authentic materials.
    • use digital tools in the target language to search for materials.
    • identify and plan authentic experiences involving the target language and culture.
    • consult various sources in the language to obtain information on topics of personal interest.
    • exchange information around topics of personal interest.
    • use various media from the language and culture for entertainment.
    • attend or use media to view cultural events and social activities.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • there are a multitude of real-world implications for target language proficiency and cultural awareness.
    • 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.
    Communication
    Interpersonal Mode
    World Languages (2017)
    Grade(s): 7 - 12
    Level V
    All Resources: 1
    Learning Activities: 1
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
    Unit Plans: 0
    1) Communicate and share on familiar and new topics in various time frames and moods using varied vocabulary and more complex sentence structure.

    a. Talk about daily activities and personal preferences in various time frames and moods using varied vocabulary and more complex sentence structure.

    b. Complete a task that requires multiple steps.

    c. Exchange information about areas of mutual interest.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communication
    Modes Of Communication:
    Interpersonal Mode
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Intermediate High Level
    Students:
    • exchange information related to areas of mutual interest.
    • use language to do a task that requires multiple steps.
    • use language to handle a situation that may have a complication.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • the target language vocabulary for specific topics.
    • a variety of time frames and moods.
    • how to ask and answer questions.
    Skills:
    Intermediate Mid & High Level
    Students are able to:
    • exchange information related to areas of mutual interest.
    • use language to do a task that requires multiple steps.
    • use language to handle a situation that may have a complication.
    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 V
    All Resources: 0
    Learning Activities: 0
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
    Unit Plans: 0
    2) Understand the main idea and a few details in texts on a variety of topics related to everyday life and personal interests in various time frames and moods using varied vocabulary and more complex sentence structure.

    a. Relate main themes and significant details in ads, reports, or announcements presented on TV, radio, video, or in live presentations.

    b. Describe the main themes and significant details on topics found in print media.

    c. Follow short instructions to complete a task.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communication
    Modes Of Communication:
    Interpretive Mode
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Intermediate High Level
    Students:
    • easily understand straightforward information or interactions.
    • understand a few details in ads, announcements and other simple recordings.
    • understand situations with complicating factors.
    • understand accounts of personal events or experiences.
    • sometimes follow short, written instructions when supported by visuals.
    • understand the main idea and a few supporting facts about famous people and historic events.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • variety of time frames.
    • the target language vocabulary for specific topics.
    • the target language vocabulary for various types of documents (written or audio/video) (i.e., literary texts, newspapers, magazines, websites, radio/tv ads, announcements, or live presentations).
    Skills:
    Intermediate Mid & High Level
    Students are able to:
    • relate the main themes and significant details on topics from other subjects and products of the cultures as presented on TV, radio, video, or live presentations.
    • describe the main themes and significant details on topics from other subjects and products of the cultures as found in printed sources for target language audiences.
    • identify the principal characters and discuss the main ideas and themes in selected literary texts.
    • comprehend spoken and written messages in the target language.
    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.
    Presentational Mode
    World Languages (2017)
    Grade(s): 7 - 12
    Level V
    All Resources: 2
    Learning Activities: 2
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
    Unit Plans: 0
    3) Present information on a wide variety of both familiar and new topics using varied vocabulary and more complex sentence structure in various time frames and moods.

    a. Present information about personal and social events, experiences, and activities.

    b. Present information on a topic studied or researched.

    c. Present points of view and provide reasons to support them.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communication
    Modes Of Communication:
    Presentational Mode
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Intermediate High Level
    Students:
    • write or present about school and academic topics.
    • write about work and career topics.
    • write about community topics and events.
    • write about entertainment or social events .
    • present their point of view and give supporting reasons.
    • present about events, activities or topics of interest.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • the target language vocabulary for specific topics.
    • how to communicate in a variety of tenses and moods.
    Skills:
    Intermediate Mid & High Level
    Students are able to:
    • create materials about their community for visitors from the target culture.
    • prepare stories or brief written reports about personal experiences, events, or other school subjects to share with others.
    • create and narrate a presentation on a current global concern.
    • prepare an oral or written summary of the plot and characters in selected pieces of literature.
    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 V
    All Resources: 0
    Learning Activities: 0
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
    Unit Plans: 0
    4) Analyze perspectives through practices of the target cultures.

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

    b. Interact through simulated real-world situations in a variety of familiar and unfamiliar environments.

    c. Design hands-on activities related to cultural practices.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Culture
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Intermediate High Level
    Students:
    • analyze how behaviors in the target culture relate to and reflect different types of relationships.
    • interact through simulated real-world situations in a variety of familiar and unfamiliar environments.
    • design hands-on activities related to cultural practices.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to communicate in a variety of tenses and moods.
    • the target language vocabulary for specific purposes.
    • background knowledge of the target culture.
    Skills:
    Intermediate High Level
    Students are able to:
    • interact appropriately in various contexts with members of the target culture.
    • investigate, analyze and reflect on the relationship of cultural products to perspectives.
    • investigate, analyze and reflect on the relationship of cultural practices to perspectives.
    • use culturally appropriate verbal and nonverbal behavior in daily activities among peers or mixed groups.
    • present to others how (and why) common cultural practices and procedures are carried out.
    • role play a variety of situations from the target culture, using culturally appropriate behaviors and expressions.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • language and culture are inextricably linked.
    • 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.
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    Grade(s): 7 - 12
    Level V
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    Learning Activities: 2
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    Classroom Resources: 0
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    5) Analyze perspectives through products of the target cultures.

    a. Analyze the importance of products of the target culture, related to government, education, religion, and economics.

    b. Interact with music and short video clips.

    c. Listen to, read, and analyze the function of products used in selected texts.

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    Goals:
    Culture
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Intermediate High Level
    Students:
    • analyze the importance of products of the target culture, related to government, education, religion, and economics.
    • interact with music and short video clips.
    • listen to, read, and analyze the function of products used in selected texts.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to communicate in a variety of tenses and moods.
    • the target language vocabulary for specific purposes.
    • background knowledge of the target culture.
    Skills:
    Intermediate High Level
    Students are able to:
    • nvestigate the products and perspetives of a target culture.
    • investigate the beliefs (perspectives) associated with the target culture's products in the contexts of arts, crafts, graphic representations, music, and short videos.
    • investigate and explain the relationship bewtween cultural products and perspectives.
    • investigate and explain the realtion between cultural practices and perspectives.
    • analyze the function of everyday objects produced in the culture.
    • compare and analyze perspectives reflected in news reports, social media, pamphlets, advertisements, etc.
    • discuss perspectives reflected in creative works of the culture.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • language and culture are inextricably linked.
    • 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
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    Level V
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    Learning Activities: 1
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    Classroom Resources: 0
    Unit Plans: 0
    6) Connect with other disciplines in the target language using complex sentence structure in a variety of time frames and aspects.

    a. Write a critical analysis of audio or visual media.

    b. Report on contributions of the culture in science, government, or medicine.

    c. Describe the importance of historical events from the target culture, past and present.

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    Goals:
    Connections
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Intermediate High Level
    Students:
    • describe aspects of the countries included in the target language.
    • make connections between the study of the target language/culture and other subject areas.
    • investigate and explain the impact prominent figures from the target culture have made/are making.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to communicate in a variety of tenses and moods.
    • the target language vocabulary for specific purposes.
    • background knowledge of the target culture.
    Skills:
    Intermediate High 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 investigate, explain, and present connections made with other disciplines.
    • use the target language to present to and interact with others for a variety of purposes in a variety of time frames and moods.
    • make oral or written presentations in the target language on topics being studied in other classes.
    • describe and compare key characteristics of countries where the target language is spoken.
    • research and compare how countries where the target language is spoken deal with current global issues (i.e., environment, economic crisis, migration, etc.).
    • research and report on contributions of the cultures that use the target language to science, medicine, and government.
    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.
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    Grade(s): 7 - 12
    Level V
    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 using varied vocabulary and more complex sentence structure.

    a. Evaluate the importance of current events in target culture.

    b. Present a concept studied in another academic subject.

    c. Debate global issues as represented in target language news sources.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Connections
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Intermediate High Level
    Students:
    • investigate and identify topics related to the perspectives of the target culture in a variety of time frames and moods.
    • compare and contrast current events and advertisements from the target culture to a student's own culture.
    • explain how current global issues are viewed from the perspective of the target culture.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to communicate in a variety of tenses and moods.
    • the target language vocabulary for specific purposes.
    • how perspectives of a target culture are portrayed through media and advertising.
    Skills:
    Intermediate High Level
    Students are able to:
    • use the target language to investigate, compare, and contrast current events and advertisements from the target culture to a student's own culture.
    • identify and explain the diverse perspectives of the target culture through the lens of a culture's perspectives.
    • communicate in the target language in a variety of time frames and moods.
    • 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.
    • research how a major figure from history, science, or the arts is described in the target language and use it to expand what they already know.
    • compare how products are marketed in the target culture versus the United States.
    • compare news articles on front pages of newspapers from countries where the target language is spoken.
    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
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    Level V
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    Learning Activities: 0
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    8) Compare characteristics of the target language and the native language using complex sentence structure in a variety of time frames and aspects.

    a. Compare choice and use of prepositions.

    b. Analyze elements of the target language related to time and tense.

    c. Compare the writing system of the target language and the native language.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Comparisons
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Intermediate High Level
    Students:
    • make comparisons of idiomatic expressions commonly used by native speakers of the target language with idioms common in their own language.
    • compare and contrast the formal and informal registers of language.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • common idiomatic expressions in the target language.
    • formal and informal forms of address and language.
    • the target language vocabulary for specific purposes.
    • how to communicate in a variety of tenses and moods.
    Skills:
    Intermediate High Level
    Students are able to:
    • compare and contrast the products, practices and perspectives of the target culture to their native culture in a variety of time frames and moods in the target language.
    • communicate in the target language in a variety of time frames and moods.
    • 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.
    • identify and use borrowed words and cognates in the language they are learning and their own, and hypothesize about their origins.
    • compare and analyze idiomatic expressions in the language they are learning and their own, and hypothesize about their origins.
    • compare language appropriate to specific social groups and situations in the language they are learning and their own. compare syntax functions (e.g., word order and inflections) to express meaning in the target language and in English.
    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.
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    Grade(s): 7 - 12
    Level V
    All Resources: 1
    Learning Activities: 1
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
    Unit Plans: 0
    9) Compare products, practices, and perspectives of the target culture and the native culture using varied vocabulary and more complex sentence structure.

    a. Compare and contrast customs and traditions of the target culture to the native culture.

    b. Compare and contrast behaviors related to health and wellness.

    c. Compare and contrast the importance placed on individual needs versus community needs.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Comparisons
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Intermediate High Level
    Students:
    • make comparisons between the products, practices and perspectives of the target culture of the target culture and their native culture.
    • analyze practices of the target culture.
    • compare and contrast their own experiences within the target and native culture.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to communicate in a variety of tenses and moods.
    • the target language vocabulary for specific purposes.
    • how to identify and distinguish between products, practices and perspectives of culture.
    Skills:
    Intermediate High Level
    Students are able to:
    • differentiate between when to use formal and informal register.
    • ecognize and understand idiomatic expressions in listening and reading.
    • use idiomatic expressions appropriately in speaking and writing.
    • communicate in the target language in a variety of time frames and moods.
    • compare and contrast the role and importance of family in the target cultures to their own.
    • compare and contrast school schedules, course offerings, and attitudes toward school in the target cultures to their own.
    • compare and contrast career choices and preparation in the target cultures to their own.
    • compare and contrast entertainment and leisure options in the target cultures and their own.
    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
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    Level V
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    10) Interact using the target language within and beyond the classroom using complex sentence structure.

    a. Use community resources to research a topic related to culture and/or language study.

    b. Write and illustrate stories to present to others.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communities
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Intermediate High Level
    Students:
    • use the target language inside and outside the classroom in a variety of time frames and moods, either in person or virtually.
    • role-play interactions and experiences that would likely occur with native speakers of the target language.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to communicate in a variety of tenses and moods.
    • the target language vocabulary for specific purposes.
    • the cultural practices and perspectives related to communication in the target language.
    Skills:
    Intermediate High Level
    Students are able to:
    • use target language vocabulary and grammatical structures to communicate with target language.
    • speakers inside and outside of the classroom across a variety of contexts.
    • use target language vocabulary and verbs in a variety of tenses to simulate real world interactions in the target culture.
    • communicate with native speakers of the target language or role-play interactions.
    • communicate in the target language in a variety of time frames and moods.
    • interact with members of the local community or with contacts made electronically to hear how they use the language in their various fields of work.
    • participate in language club activities which benefit the school or community.
    • write and illustrate stories to present to others.
    • perform for a school or community celebration.
    Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • 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.
    • 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.
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    Grade(s): 7 - 12
    Level V
    All Resources: 1
    Learning Activities: 1
    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 contexts.

    a. Research target language resources for personal enrichment and entertainment.

    b. Create or join school, community, or international groups that organize cultural events and/or social activities.

    c. Explore the internet to find sites of personal interest where they can use the target language to maintain and increase communication skills.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communities
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Intermediate High Level
    Students:
    • explore ways to use the target language for real-world purposes in a variety of time frames and moods.
    • use the internet to find and analyze authentic materials.
    • plan a community event based on the target culture.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to communicate in a variety of tenses and moods.
    • the target language vocabulary for specific purposes.
    • how to navigate digital resources in the target language
    • cultural products, practices and perspectives related to events.
    Skills:
    Intermediate High Level
    Students are able to:
    • interpret authentic materials.
    • use digital tools in the target language to search for materials.
    • identify and plan authentic experiences involving the target language and culture.
    • consult various sources in the language to obtain information on topics of personal interest.
    • exchange information around topics of personal interest.
    • use various media from the language and culture for entertainment.
    • attend or use media to view cultural events and social activities.
    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.
    • 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.