Modern Languages Level VI 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, arts, and career/technical education.
Element: MLVI.CCC1.a
Express opinions about the role of major contemporary historical and literary figures and events from the culture(s) studied.
Element: MLVI.CCC1.b
Express opinions about level-appropriate readings.
Element: MLVI.CCC1.c
Discuss how topics studied in other subject areas relate to those studied in the target language class.
Element: MLVI.CCC1.d
Research, discuss, and analyze how the perspectives of the target culture(s) are reflected in their practices and products, such as political systems, art, architecture, and music.

Students will examine the similarities and differences that exist within and among the cultures studied.
Element: MLVI.CCC2.a
Analyze the influences of current issues and historical events on the relationships between the studentsā€™ own culture and the countries where the target language is spoken.
Element: MLVI.CCC2.b
Explain local, regional, and national differences in the countries where the target language is spoken.

Students will expand their knowledge of the English language through the study and analysis of linguistic elements of the target language.
Element: MLVI.CCC3.a
Examine regional differences in pronunciation, vocabulary, and colloquialisms where the target language is spoken.
Element: MLVI.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: MLVI.CCC4.a
Organize and present information acquired through the use of media, entertainment, and technology.
Element: MLVI.CCC4.b
Apply interpreting skills to oral and written language.
Element: MLVI.CCC4.c
Supplement 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

Students will understand, describe, and discuss perspectives, practices, and products of the culture(s) studied and how they are interrelated.
Element: MLVI.CU1.a
Research, plan, and participate in cultural events.
Element: MLVI.CU1.b
Analyze and differentiate between cultural patterns of behavior.
Element: MLVI.CU1.c
Report on important personages of the target culture(s).
Element: MLVI.CU1.d
Recognize the target cultureā€™s influence on the products and practices of the culture.

Strand: Communication (Interpersonal)

Students will exchange oral and written information and ideas in the target language on topics related to current events, cultural references, history, and literature.
Element: MLVI.IP1.a
React to a variety of social situations.
Element: MLVI.IP1.b
Express and elicit personal views and opinions.
Element: MLVI.IP1.c
Discuss and react to historical and literary events and issues.

Students will communicate original thoughts and react to conversational input using sentences and strings of sentences.
Element: MLVI.IP2.a
Participate in extended oral and written activities reflecting the past, present,and future.
Element: MLVI.IP2.b
Use effective paraphrasing, body language, and increase their ability to circumlocute, and use other creative means to convey and comprehend messages.
Element: MLVI.IP2.c
Use effective self-correction techniques in communicative exchanges.
Element: MLVI.IP2.d
Demonstrate Intermediate-Mid proficiency in oral and written exchanges with respect to proper pronunciation, intonation, and writing mechanics.

Strand: Communication (Interpretive)

Students will understand complex spoken and written communication in the target language presented through a variety of media, including authentic materials.
Element: MLVI.INT1.a
Understand subtleties of meaning in a variety of level-appropriate texts, including idiomatic expressions and figurative language.
Element: MLVI.INT1.b
Demonstrate comprehension of current and historical events.
Element: MLVI.INT1.c
Demonstrate comprehension of selected level-appropriate literary works.
Element: MLVI.INT1.d
Understand connected discourse presented through print and electronic media in the target language.
Element: MLVI.INT1.e
Comprehend extended conversations and speech, such as dialogues, monologues, and lectures.
Element: MLVI.INT1.f
Demonstrate Intermediate-Mid to Intermediate-High proficiency in listening and reading comprehension.

Strand: Communication (Presentational)

Students will present information using complex sentences and short paragraphs.
Element: MLVI.P1.a
Summarize and outline main ideas and supporting details from a variety of authentic language materials.
Element: MLVI.P1.b
Create oral and written presentations incorporating the past, present and future tenses with minimal errors, using visual and technological support as appropriate.
Element: MLVI.P1.c
Demonstrate Intermediate-Mid proficiency in oral and written presentations with respect to proper pronunciation, intonation, and writing mechanics.

Students will present student-created, as well as culturally authentic, stories, poems, skits, and/or short plays in the target language.
Element: MLVI.P2.a
Research, produce and present well-organized projects appropriate to the audience and the purpose.
Element: MLVI.P2.b
Use appropriate verbal and non-verbal presentational techniques, including visual and/or technological support.

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