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					Learning targets
…are clear, understandable versions of standards broken down into smaller chunks and
expressed in student-friendly language

Language objectives address
       cognitive functions correlated to specific learning targets;
       language functions students use to comprehend and to express their learning, such as
            o sequence
            o compare/contrast
            o cause/effect
            o describing
            o elaboration
       signal academic words to be deliberately taught and used in reading, writing, speaking
        and listening, and practiced in sentence frames and charts
       content-specific vocabulary to be explicitly taught in a specific lesson/unit

Content-Specific Examples

I will be able to use (a grammatical form, content-specific or target-specific academic
vocabulary) in order to (a language function) by (a specific task of R, W, S, L)


Learning Target                                   Language Objective
 Identify the issues debated at the              Orally and in writing, students will use the
   Constitutional Convention and evaluate         following signal words to describe problems
   their importance to the emergence of the       and their solutions in the creation of the
   United States.                                 Constitution:
 Identify specific aspects of an event, issue,    Problem
   or problem                                      Solution
 Explain the significance of an event, issue,     Position
   or problem                                      View
                                                   Issue
                                                   Compromise

Key Vocabulary                                    Sentence Frames
                   academic
Give examples of                                  ____________ was a problem for the framers
Explain                                           of the Constitution because
State                                             __________________.
Identify
Select                                            The framers of the Constitution solved the
Agree                                             problem of ___________________ by
Disagree                                          ________________________.
                    content
Articles of Confederation
US Constitution
Sovereignty
Federal/Federalist
Electoral College
Ratify
James Madison
Shays’ Rebellion
Compromise
Constitutional Convention

				
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