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									                                  New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards
                               Classroom Application Document – World Languages
                                          Interpersonal – Novice-High

Standard 7.1 World Languages: All students will be able to use a world language in             Proficiency
addition to English to engage in meaningful conversation, to understand and interpret          Level:
spoken and written language, and to present information, concepts, and ideas, while also Novice-High
gaining an understanding of the perspectives of other cultures. Through language study,
they will make connections with other content areas, compare the language and culture
studied with their own, and participate in home and global communities.
Strand B. Interpersonal
    Essential Questions                                  Enduring Understandings
K-5:                           K-5:
What can I do to keep the      I can talk with others about topics that I have practiced. I attempt to use
conversation going?            knowledge, skills and strategies I have already learned to keep the
                               conversation going.

6-12:                     6-12:
What can I do to keep the If I ask the right questions and give thoughtful responses, I can keep
conversation going?       someone talking to me.

                                  I can talk around words that I do not know by using circumlocution (Use of
                                  alternate words and expressions to convey meaning or express an idea that is
                                  beyond my current ability.) For example, “The place where I buy stamps”
                                  for “post office.”

Content and Cumulative                               Classroom Applications
Progress Indicators (CPIs)
Content                    Instructional Guidance
                           To assist in meeting this CPI, students may:

Human and animal                     After researching animal migration in their science class, connect with
migration are often related           a target language class using SKYPE or a similar application and
to the availability of                exchange information related to animals that live in both places. (4-8)
resources and the ability to
adapt to the environment.            Connect with a target language class using SKYPE or a similar
                                      application and exchange information related to technology tools that
Due to globalization and              students use in both schools. Examine how the tools have evolved over
advances in technology, the           time and how they have impacted practices. (6-12)
products and practices of a
culture change over time,
and these changes may
impact cultural perspectives.

CPI                               Sample Assessments
                                  To show evidence of meeting this CPI, students may complete the following
7.1.NH.B.1                        performance assessments:
Use digital tools to
exchange basic information        1. In order to prepare for a presentation about animals and habitats in
                              New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards
                           Classroom Application Document – World Languages
                                      Interpersonal – Novice-High

by recombining memorized          different parts of the world, post and respond to voicethread postings
words, phrases, and               asking students in your class and in your sister school class to observe
sentences on topics related       animals in their backyard and post observations and comments for a
to self and targeted themes.      week. (4-8)

                               2. In order to gather information for a presentation about the impact of
                                  technology on the behavior of youths in the home culture and the target
                                  culture, post and respond to voicethread postings that ask participants to
                                  chart their use of technology for a week. (6-12)

                               Resources
                                 www.epals.com
                                   This site will allow teachers to search for a classroom connection
                                   throughout the world or to post a request for a specific type of classroom
                                   connection. There are several collaborative projects that allow students
                                   to explore global issues. Communication can take place student to
                                   student or classroom to classroom.
                                 http://www.skype.com/
                                   Teachers may download free software that allows them to make free talk
                                   and video calls and to chat with classrooms across the world.
                                 www.edmodo.com
                                   Teachers may use this website to encourage student responses to
                                   presentations. For example, if one student is talking to the class about
                                   what he likes to do during his free time, the other students may post
                                   their reactions to his comments. They may state that they have the same
                                   preference, a different preference, or that they have a friend or family
                                   member who enjoys the same type of activities. Students may also
                                   respond to the comments left by their classmates.
                                 www.voicethread.com
                                   Teachers may post questions related to the target theme and ask students
                                   to post responses or to react to responses left by others.
                                 http://www.google.com/educators/p_apps.html
                                   Google Message Security is being offered free of charge to schools that
                                   enroll prior to July 2010. Visit Free enrollment for additional
                                   information.
                                 http://www.wikispaces.com/
                                   Wikispaces provide a venue for students and teachers to collaborate.
                                   There is a mechanism in place for discussion. Teachers may choose to
                                   post questions and have students respond to these questions and to other
                                   students’ responses. There is a blog associated with wikispaces where
                                   users share how they have incorporated their use in the classroom:
                                   http://blog.wikispaces.com/2009/08/cool-tools-for-school-and-getting-
                                   tricky-with-wikis-two-exceptional-resources.html
                                Click Teaching Foreign Languages K-12 Workshop to view a video on
                                   the Interpersonal Mode. Scroll down to video #2.

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                                  New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards
                               Classroom Application Document – World Languages
                                          Interpersonal – Novice-High

                                      Click Wisconsin Project: Modes of Communication for information
                                       related to the modes of communication.

                                        Notes:
                                         o Digital recorders allow students to record interpersonal and
                                            presentational tasks. Teachers may upload the completed tasks
                                            for evaluation at a later time.

                                          o Many cell phones have a voice memo application. This
                                            application can be used to record interpersonal and presentational
                                            tasks. Students may e-mail the file to the teacher for evaluation at
                                            a later time.

Content and Cumulative                                       Classroom Applications
Progress Indicators (CPIs)
Content                           Instructional Guidance
                                  To assist in meeting this CPI, students may:

Human and animal                      Complete a graphic organizer in which they place pictures of animals of
migration are often related            the rainforest in categories based on written or oral descriptions of the
to the availability of                 animals and their habitat. (4-8)
resources and the ability to
adapt to the environment.             Complete a graphic organizer in which they match pictures of animals to
                                       their food source based on oral or written input. (K-8)

                                        Note: Prior to allowing students to work independently, teach
                                         students how to ask for and give confirmation.

Personal preferences and              After examining a document such as the one found at
skills are key factors to              http://openseminar.flacso.edu.mx/loja/wp-
consider when making                   content/uploads/2008/04/mapa_conceptual2.JPG, exchange
decisions about                        recommendations for preparing to live and work in the 21st century in
postsecondary plans.                   the target culture and the home culture. (6-12)

                                        Notes:
                                         o The above website was found by doing a Google search limited to
                                            Mexico and inserting the Spanish words for “Competencies for
                                            the 21st Century.”

                                          o The following website provides information on the life skills
                                            highlighted by The Partnership for 21st Century Skills:
                                            http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/index.php?option=com_content
                                            &task=view&id=266&Itemid=120



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                               New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards
                            Classroom Application Document – World Languages
                                       Interpersonal – Novice-High

CPI                             Sample Assessments
                                To show evidence of meeting this CPI, students may complete the following
7.1.NH.B.2                      performance assessments:
Give and follow a series of
oral and written directions,    1. Complete an information gap activity in which two students are given
commands, and requests for         an envelope with pictures of animals and a description of an animal
participating in age- and          and its habitat. Working together, record their conversations as they
level- appropriate classroom       fill in the map by deciding which animal should be matched with each
and cultural activities.           description and placing the animals’ pictures in the correct habitat.
                                   (4-8)

                                     Note: Students use the target language to tell where to place each
                                      animal. For example, “Put the elephant in Asia.”

                                2. Discuss with a classmate your career plans and exchange
                                   recommendations that should lead you to be better prepared for your
                                   career choices. (6-12)

                                     Note: Students should use the knowledge gained from previous
                                      readings and discussions to inform the conversation.

                                Resources
                                 Click Teaching Foreign Languages K-12 Workshop to view a video on
                                    the Interpersonal Mode. Scroll down to video #2.
                                 Click Wisconsin Project: Modes of Communication for information
                                    related to the modes of communication.

Content and Cumulative                                    Classroom Applications
Progress Indicators (CPIs)
Content                         Instructional Guidance
                                To assist in meeting this CPI, students may:

The study of another               Work with a partner to match oral and written language to gestures.
language and culture                (4-12)
deepens understanding of
where and how people live          Work with a partner to match idiomatic expressions to a visual
and why events occur.               representation of them. (4-12)

                                   Incorporate learned gestures and common idiomatic expressions while
                                    exchanging information with classmates. (4-12)

CPI                             Sample Assessments
                                To show evidence of meeting this CPI, students may complete the following
7.1.NH.B.3                      performance assessment:
Imitate appropriate gestures,

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                                New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards
                             Classroom Application Document – World Languages
                                        Interpersonal – Novice-High

intonation, and common           1. You and your classmates are exchanging information with your sister
idiomatic expressions of the        school in (country). When appropriate, use culturally authentic gestures
target culture(s)/language          and/or idiomatic expressions that help bring meaning to the
during daily interactions.          conversation. (4-12)

                                Resources
                                  Click Teaching Foreign Languages K-12 Workshop to view a video on
                                    the Interpersonal Mode. Scroll down to video #2.
                                  Click Wisconsin Project: Modes of Communication for information
                                    related to the modes of communication.

Content and Cumulative                                    Classroom Applications
Progress Indicators (CPIs)
Content                         Instructional Guidance
                                To assist in meeting this CPI, students may:

Current trends and issues          Compare items found in target language ads with those found in ads in
influence popular culture.          the United States after examining ads for clothing, (4-8)

                                   Exchange information with classmates related to what they wear, listen
                                    to, purchase, and do while examining how advertisement influences
                                    their decisions. Exchange information related to how advertisement is
                                    similar and different among cultures. (6-12)


CPI                             Sample Assessments
                                To show evidence of meeting this CPI, students may complete the following
7.1.NH.B.4                      performance assessments:
Ask and respond to
questions, make requests,        1. You are interested in finding out about children’s television shows in
and express preferences in          (country). Have a conversation with a classmate to decide which
various social situations.          questions you will ask during your next SKYPE call with a class in the
                                    target culture. (4-8)

                                 2. A student from your sister school has posted a question on your class
                                    wiki. He is interested in knowing how a typical middle school or high
                                    school student spends his free time. Have a conversation with a
                                    classmate to decide which information you will share on the post. (6-12)
                                Resources
                                  Click Teaching Foreign Languages K-12 Workshop to view a video on
                                    the Interpersonal Mode. Scroll down to video #2.
                                  Click Wisconsin Project: Modes of Communication for information
                                    related to the modes of communication.



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                              New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards
                           Classroom Application Document – World Languages
                                      Interpersonal – Novice-High

Content and Cumulative                                     Classroom Applications
Progress Indicators (CPIs)
Content                         Instructional Guidance
                                To assist in meeting this CPI, students may:

Learning about age- and           Compare and contrast works of art from the target culture in various
developmentally appropriate        mediums that use the same art elements and principles of design. (4-8)
content that is of high
interest to students and has a    Collaborate with students from the target culture and home culture to
direct connection to the           exchange information related to historical and present-day inequalities
cultural contexts of the           within both cultures (e.g., treatment of women, racial minorities, age
target language cultivates an      discrimination). (6-12)
awareness of the shared
human experience.                   Note: Asking students to brainstorm words and phrases needed to
                                     engage in the conversation and posting the results of the brainstorm
                                     activity may help students to construct appropriate questions.

CPI                             Sample Assessments
                                To show evidence of meeting this CPI, students may complete the following
7.1.NH.B.5                      performance assessments:
Converse on a variety of
familiar topics and/or topics   1. Your teacher has posted a series of paintings from the target culture on a
studied in other content           voicethread. Share a comment about the artists that has not yet been
areas.                             shared, describe the paintings, and respond to other postings by your
                                   classmates. (4-8)

                                2. After reading articles and viewing video clips related to the founding
                                   fathers in the target culture, record a conversation in which you discuss
                                   the qualities found in early leaders in the target culture and home culture.
                                   (6-12)

                                Resources
                                  Click Teaching Foreign Languages K-12 Workshop to view a video on
                                    the Interpersonal Mode. Scroll down to video #2.
                                  Click Wisconsin Project: Modes of Communication for information
                                    related to the modes of communication.




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