Modern Languages Level IV Version: GPS 08-09

Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Foreign Language

Strand: Connections, Comparisons, Communities

Students will reinforce and broaden knowledge of connections between the target language and other subject areas including language arts, science, history, social science, mathematics, physical education, health, and/or the arts.
Element: MLIV.CCC1.a
Report on the role of major contemporary and historical figures and events from the cultures studied.
Element: MLIV.CCC1.b
Identify and discuss how topics studied in other subject areas relate to those studied in the target language class.
Element: MLIV.CCC1.c
Discuss how the viewpoints of people in countries where the target language is spoken are reflected in their practices and products, such as political systems, art, architecture, music, and literature.

Students will investigate the similarities and differences that exist within and among the cultures studied.
Element: MLIV.CCC2.a
Discuss the influences of events and issues of the relationships between countries where the target language is spoken and the students‚€™ own culture.
Element: MLIV.CCC2.b
Discuss how members of the target culture(s) view the United States.
Element: MLIV.CCC2.c
Recognize and discuss local, regional, and national differences in the countries where the target language is spoken.

Students will expand knowledge of the English language through the study and analysis of linguistic elements of the target language.
Element: MLIV.CCC3.a
Recognize basic differences between target language pronunciation, vocabulary, and colloquial usage in countries and regions.
Element: MLIV.CCC3.b
Compare linguistic elements of the target language and English, such as the different structures used to express time, tense, and mood.

Students will apply language skills and expand cultural understanding by accessing information beyond the classroom setting for recreational, educational, and occupational purposes.
Element: MLIV.CCC4.a
Discuss information acquired through the use of media, entertainment, and technology in the target language.
Element: MLIV.CCC4.b
Locate and use resources in the target language, such as individuals and organizations accessible through the community or the Internet, to reinforce cultural understanding.

Strand: Cultural Perspectives,Practices and Products

Students will understand, describe, and discuss perspectives, practices, and products of the cultures studied and how they are interrelated.
Element: MLIV.CU1.a
Participate in real or simulated cultural events.
Element: MLIV.CU1.b
Discuss cultural patterns of behavior.
Element: MLIV.CU1.c
Research and report on some aspect of the history and development of the target culture(s).

Strand: Communication (Interpersonal)

Students will exchange a variety of oral and written information and ideas in the target language on topics related to contemporary events and issues, utilizing cultural references where appropriate.
Element: MLIV.IP1.a
Express needs and desires.
Element: MLIV.IP1.b
Share emotions and preferences.
Element: MLIV.IP1.c
Elicit and express opinions and information.
Element: MLIV.IP1.d
Exchange personal reactions to spoken and written information related to the target culture(s).

Students will initiate, sustain, and close oral and written exchanges in the target language, applying familiar vocabulary and structures to new situations.
Element: MLIV.IP2.a
Participate in extended oral and written activities reflecting the present, with some usage of past and future tenses.
Element: MLIV.IP2.b
Exchange ideas clearly using level-appropriate material.
Element: MLIV.IP2.c
Use paraphrasing, circumlocution, body language, and other creative means to convey and comprehend messages.
Element: MLIV.IP2.d
Use self-correction.
Element: MLIV.IP2.e
Demonstrate Intermediate-Low to Intermediate-Mid proficiency in oral and written exchanges with respect to proper pronunciation, intonation, and writing mechanics.

Strand: Communication (Interpretive)

Students will comprehend spoken and written language on new and familiar topics presented through a variety of media in the target language, including authentic materials.
Element: MLIV.INT1.a
Identify main ideas, supporting details and various elements, such as plot, theme, setting, and characters, from a variety of texts.
Element: MLIV.INT1.b
Understand some subtleties of meaning, such as intent, humor, and tone, in a variety of level-appropriate works in the target language that are culturally authentic, such as radio and television segments or literary passages.
Element: MLIV.INT1.c
Comprehend and react to current events and issues presented through print and electronic media.
Element: MLIV.INT1.d
Understand simple connected discourse.
Element: MLIV.INT1.e
Demonstrate Intermediate-Low to Intermediate-Mid proficiency in listening and reading comprehension.

Strand: Communication (Presentational)

Students will present information orally and in writing using familiar and new vocabulary, phrases, and patterns in increasingly complex sentences and strings of sentences.
Element: MLIV.P1.a
Summarize and communicate main ideas and supporting details from a variety of authentic language materials.
Element: MLIV.P1.b
Produce brief oral presentations (minimal errors in present tense, some errors with past and future tenses), using visual and technological support as appropriate.
Element: MLIV.P1.c
Write short, organized compositions (minimal errors in present tense, some errors with past and future tenses), using visual and technological support as appropriate.
Element: MLIV.P1.d
Give prepared presentations (near full control of present, past and future tenses), using visual and technological support as appropriate.
Element: MLIV.P1.e
Demonstrate Intermediate-Low to Intermediate-Mid proficiency in oral and written presentations with respect to proper pronunciation, intonation, and writing mechanics.

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