Modern Languages Level VIII Version: GPS 08-09


 
Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Foreign Language

Strand: Connections, Comparisons, Communities


 
MLVIII.CCC1
Students will expand their knowledge of connections between the target language and other subject areas including language arts, science, history, social science, mathematics, physical education, health, arts, and career/technical education.
Element: MLVIII.CCC1.a
Share opinions about the role of major figures and events related to social and ideological issues.
Element: MLVIII.CCC1.b
Share opinions about readings, works, or people related to regionalisms and traditions.
Element: MLVIII.CCC1.c
Analyze and discuss how topics studied in other subject areas relate to those studied in the target language class.
Element: MLVIII.CCC1.d
Research, discuss, and analyze how the perspectives of the target culture(s) are reflected in their practices and products, such as social issues, philosophy, regionalisms, and traditions.
 

 
MLVIII.CCC2
Students will examine and compare the similarities and differences that exist within and among the cultures studied.
Element: MLVIII.CCC2.a
Analyze the influences of social and philosophical issues on the relationships between the students‚€™ own culture(s) and the culture(s) of the countries where the target language is spoken.
Element: MLVIII.CCC2.b
Identify the influences of regionalisms and traditions on the relationships between the students‚€™ own culture(s) and the culture(s) of the countries where the target language is spoken.
Element: MLVIII.CCC2.c
Analyze and explain local, regional, and national differences in the countries where the target language is spoken.
 

 
MLVIII.CCC3
Students will expand their knowledge of the English language through the study and analysis of linguistic elements of the target language.
Element: MLVIII.CCC3.a
Examine regional differences in pronunciation, vocabulary, and colloquialisms where the target language is spoken.
Element: MLVIII.CCC3.b
Compare linguistic elements of the target language and English, such as the different structures used to express time, tense, and mood.
 

 
MLVIII.CCC4
Students will apply interpreting skills and expand cultural understanding by accessing information beyond the classroom setting for recreational, educational, and occupational purposes.
Element: MLVIII.CCC4.a
Organize and present information acquired through the use of media, entertainment, and technology.
Element: MLVIII.CCC4.b
Apply interpreting skills to oral and written language in the target language.
Element: MLVIII.CCC4.c
Compare and contrast literary texts, such as poetry, folktales, and proverbs in the target language with English language versions.
Element: MLVIII.CCC4.d
Supplement their cultural knowledge and linguistic skills through contact with individuals and organizations accessible through the community or the Internet, to reinforce cultural understanding.
 

Strand: Cultural Perspectives,Practices and Products


 
MLVIII.CU1
Students will understand, describe, and discuss perspectives, practices, and products of the culture(s) studied and how they are interrelated on topics related to philosophy, social issues, regionalisms, and traditions.
Element: MLVIII.CU1.a
Research, plan, and participate in cultural events.
Element: MLVIII.CU1.b
Recognize target culture influences on the products and practices of the target culture(s).
Element: MLVIII.CU1.c
Recognize the target culture‚€™s influences on the products and practices of culture(s).
 

Strand: Communication (Interpersonal)


 
MLVIII.IP1
Students will exchange oral and written information and ideas in the target language on topics related to philosophy, social issues, regionalisms, and traditions.
Element: MLVIII.IP1.a
Define and discuss philosophical issues.
Element: MLVIII.IP1.b
Express and defend social views and opinions.
Element: MLVIII.IP1.c
Define and discuss aspects of regionalisms.
Element: MLVIII.IP1.d
Recognize and discuss the role of tradition in society.
 

 
MLVIII.IP2
Students will produce original extended oral and written discourse.
Element: MLVIII.IP2.a
Participate in extended oral and written activities reflecting the past, present, and future tenses with increasing accuracy.
Element: MLVIII.IP2.b
Participate in sustained oral and written activities expressing hypothetical outcomes.
Element: MLVIII.IP2.c
Use effective paraphrasing, body language, an increased ability to circumlocute, and other creative means to convey and comprehend messages.
Element: MLVIII.IP2.d
Use effective self-correction techniques in communicative exchanges.
Element: MLVIII.IP2.e
Demonstrate Intermediate-Mid to Intermediate-High proficiency in oral and written exchanges with respect to proper pronunciation, intonation, and writing mechanics.
 

Strand: Communication (Interpretive)


 
MLVIII.INT1
Students will comprehend level-appropriate spoken and written communication in the target language on topics related to philosophy, social issues, regionalisms, and traditions presented through a variety of media, including authentic materials.
Element: MLVIII.INT1.a
Recognize and discriminate among subtleties of meaning in a variety of level- appropriate texts, including proverbs, folktales, idiomatic expressions, and colloquialisms.
Element: MLVIII.INT1.b
Exhibit understanding of spoken and written texts.
Element: MLVIII.INT1.c
Understand connected discourse presented through print and electronic media in the target language.
Element: MLVIII.INT1.d
Show understanding of extended conversations and speech, such as dialogues, monologues, and lectures.
Element: MLVIII.INT1.e
Demonstrate an awareness of tone, style, and author perspective.
Element: MLVIII.INT1.f
Demonstrate Intermediate-Mid to Intermediate-High proficiency in listening and reading comprehension.
 

Strand: Communication (Presentational)


 
MLVIII.P1
Students will present information on topics relates to philosophy, social issues, regionalisms, and traditions using vocabulary, phrases, and patterns in extended oral and written discourses.
Element: MLVIII.P1.a
Summarize and outline main ideas and supporting details from a variety of authentic language materials.
Element: MLVIII.P1.b
Create oral and written presentations in the past, present, and future with an increasing degree of accuracy, using visual and technological support as appropriate.
Element: MLVIII.P1.c
Demonstrate Intermediate-Low to Intermediate-High proficiency in oral and written presentations with respect to proper pronunciation, intonation, and writing mechanics.
 

 
MLVIII.P2
Students will present stories, poems, skits, short plays, and/or speeches in the target language.
Element: MLVIII.P2.a
Research, produce and prepare well-organized projects appropriate to the audience and the purpose in the target language.
Element: MLVIII.P2.b
Use appropriate verbal and non-verbal presentational techniques with visual and/or technological support.
Element: MLVIII.P2.c
Participate in debates and deliver extemporaneous speeches.
Element: MLVIII.P2.d
Report on a regional aspect or tradition of the target culture(s).
Element: MLVIII.P2.e
Report on an event, idea, or person related to social or philosophical issues.
 

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