Consejos para mantener una ciudad limpia

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					                                          Glennysha Jurado-Moran
                                      Edison Township Public Schools
                                  Glennysha.Jurado-Moran@edison.k12.nj.us

                              THEMATICALLY ORGANIZED ASSESSMENT
                                           SPANISH

TOA Title:            Advice for Keeping a City Clean

Theme:                The Environment

Level:                Intermediate-Low

TOA Overview:

Interpretive

         You are with your mother at City Hall. You are bored out of your mind. “What could possibly be
taking her so long? Doesn’t she know I have plans?” You start reading the announcements on the wall in order
to kill time. The one in front of you has some pictures. You think to yourself, “O.k., I’ll read that one. Oh...
It’s in Spanish. “Alright...fine!” you think to yourself. “I guess since I have been taking Spanish, I should be
able to read it.

Interpersonal
        It’s Monday after school and you are at a Spanish club meeting. Something about Earth Day, cleaning
the school, blah, blah, blah. You’re not really paying attention. You are grounded and can only attend school
related activities. (Your mother didn’t appreciate the “slowpoke” remark you made on Saturday while you were
at City Hall.) You are trying to find ways to stay at school so you don’t have to be confined to your room.
What was that? Did they just say that they need someone to be in charge of the Earth Day project? And that it
requires spending time after school every day for the next week to get the job done. Immediately your hand
shoots up. You blurt out eagerly, “I’ll do it! I’ll do it! Can we start today?” You and three others make up the
Earth Day committee. Discuss what you should do to clean up the school. Keep your suggestions realistic.
Your final goal is to come up with 5 suggestions for cleaning up your school. Remember, this is Spanish club.
Of course the conversation will take place in Spanish

Presentational
        Oral option: As chairperson of the Earth Day committee, your Spanish club advisor has just informed
you that during the month of April there will be 15 exchange students from Mexico visiting the school. Your
school is traditionally very supportive of Earth Day participating in a strong campaign to clean up the
environment. Since the exchange students will be visiting during this time, you decide to focus on the Earth
Day campaign related to cleaning up the school. You decide to make a short commercial for the school T.V.
station...of course in Spanish!

        Written option: As chairperson of the Earth Day committee, your Spanish club advisor has just informed
you that during the month of April there will be 15 exchange students from Mexico visiting the school. Your
school is traditionally very supportive of Earth Day participating in a strong campaign to clean up the
environment. Since the exchange students will be visiting during this time, you decide to write them a letter
introducing yourself and telling them about your school’s Earth Day campaign.



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                                           Glennysha Jurado-Moran
                                       Edison Township Public Schools
                                   Glennysha.Jurado-Moran@edison.k12.nj.us




Consejos para mantener una ciudad limpia

1.-Cerciórate de que las bolsas y tarros de basura estén bien cerradas, y no olvides
que si separas los desechos sólidos de los orgánicos se podrán reciclar y
convertirlos en nuevos productos.

2.- Coloca en recipientes especiales, como cajas de madera y metal, los desechos cortopunzantes y
                                  contaminantes, como vidrios, hojas de afeitar, agujas, latas, baterías eléctricas
                                  implementos sanitarios usados, para que tanto tú como quienes recogen la
                                  basura no sufran accidentes.

                                  3.- Averigua los días y horarios en que el carro recolector pasa por tu casa para
                                  que saques oportunamente la basura. Si lo sacas fuera de horario de
                                  recolección, ocasionarás la formación de basureros y la presencia de
                                  indeseables visitantes como las ratas y moscas.

                                  4.- Nunca quemes la basura, esta puede producir humos tóxicos

5.- Mantén siempre limpio el frente de tu casa, especialmente si tienes una rejillas del alcantarillado debe estar
siempre limpia.

6.- No arrojes basura en ríos, quebradas, parques, vías públicas ni zonas verdes. Utiliza los tarros cercanos a
estos lugares si las hay, afortunadamente muchos almacenes regalan fundas pequeñas para la basura, acumula
ahí la basura hasta que encuentres un tarro.

7.- Aplica el truco del bolsillo cuando estés en la calle y tengas un papel para botar, guárdalo en tu bolsillo y
cuando llegues a casa bótalo en el recipiente respectivo.

8.- Cuéntale a mamá que los desechos biodegradables como frutas, cáscaras, pan, etc. Puede utilizarle como
abono para el jardín.

9.- Ten siempre presente que el planeta es muy pequeño y que si no manejamos bien la basura, terminaremos
viviendo y muriendo entre ellas.

10.- Enséñales estos mandamientos a tus amigos y a vecinos.




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                                           Glennysha Jurado-Moran
                                       Edison Township Public Schools
                                   Glennysha.Jurado-Moran@edison.k12.nj.us

TOA Title:             Advice for Keeping a City Clean

Task Title:            Advice for Keeping a City Clean

Theme:                 The Environment

Level:                 Intermediate-Low                                  Focus Age Group: 12 - 15

National Standards Goals:             Communication          Connections

Communicative Mode:                   Interpretive

Time Frame: One class period (approx.45 minutes) or 1.5 Class periods


Preparation Phase:

1) You are with your mother on the way to City Hall. You’re listening to your favorite radio station.
   Ugh! There is that annoying commercial. Why are people so obsessed with the environment?
   It’s so simple...just recycle. Well, Earth Day is coming up soon. Your mind wanders and you
   think about the following.

         a) Why is saving the environment important?

         b) What are some general things that people do to help the environment?

         c) What are some general things you and your family do to help the environment?



Comprehension Phase:

Description of Task:
You are with your mother at City Hall. You are bored out of your mind. “What could possibly be taking her so
long? Doesn’t she know I have plans?” You start reading the announcements on the wall in order to kill time.
The one in front of you has some pictures. You think to yourself, “O.k., I’ll read that one. Oh... It’s in Spanish.
“Alright...fine!” you think to yourself. “I guess since I have been taking Spanish, I should be able to read it.
And if I can’t...well then I’ll have to talk to that Spanish teacher of mine. This is “real” Spanish. Not like that
Spanish in the text book. Let’s see...argh! There are a lot of words. Maybe I’ll start with the ones I know and
piece the meaning together that way. It’s not like I’m in any kind of rush”




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                                          Glennysha Jurado-Moran
                                      Edison Township Public Schools
                                  Glennysha.Jurado-Moran@edison.k12.nj.us


     A. Important Words and Phrases
           Match the vocabulary words to the correct picture


♦Una ciudad

              ♦Hojas de afeitar
♦El jardín
               ♦La basura

♦Carro recolector
                                      1)                                  2)




3)                                    4)                                  5)

     B. Supporting Details
            Using the article determine if each statement is true or false
            Write the number of where you found that information
            Change the false statements to true (Please answer in English)

             T F      1) You should burn garbage. # ______
                      ________________________________________________________________
                      ________________________________________________________________

             T F      2) Biodegradable garbage can be used as fertilizer for the garden. # ______
                      ________________________________________________________________
                      ________________________________________________________________

             T F      3) The front of your house should be kept clean. # ______
                      ________________________________________________________________
                      ________________________________________________________________

             T F      4) Make sure garbage bags are securely tied. # ______
                      ________________________________________________________________
                      ________________________________________________________________

             T F      5) Burning garbage can produce toxic chemicals. # ______
                      ________________________________________________________________
                      ________________________________________________________________

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                                  Edison Township Public Schools
                             Glennysha.Jurado-Moran@edison.k12.nj.us
       T F        6) Garbage can not be recycled into new products. # ______
                  ________________________________________________________________
                  ________________________________________________________________

       T F        7) Find out the schedule so that you can take out garbage ahead of time. # ____
                  ________________________________________________________________
                  ________________________________________________________________

       T F        8) Department stores do not give out small garbage bags. # ______
                  ________________________________________________________________
                  ________________________________________________________________


C. Main Ideas
     Using information from the article, provide the main idea(s) of the article in English
     _________________________________________________________________________________
     _________________________________________________________________________________
     _________________________________________________________________________________


D. Meaning From Context
     Using this article write what the following bold faced words or expressions probably mean in
     English

                1) Cerciórate de que las bolsas y tarros de basura estén bien
                   cerradas(#1)
                   _______________________________________________________
                   _______________________________________________________

                2) ...esta puede producir humos tóxicos (#4)
                   _______________________________________________________
                   _______________________________________________________

                3) Ten siempre presente que el planeta es muy pequeño (#9)
                   _______________________________________________________
                   _______________________________________________________

                4) Cuéntale a mamá que los desechos biodegradables como... (#8)
                   _______________________________________________________
                   _______________________________________________________

                5) ...para que tanto tú como quienes recogen la basura no sufran accidentes. (#2)
                   _______________________________________________________
                   _______________________________________________________




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                                          Glennysha Jurado-Moran
                                      Edison Township Public Schools
                                  Glennysha.Jurado-Moran@edison.k12.nj.us




   E. Open Ended Question

           This article appears in a children’s magazine. Why do you think this appeared in a children’s
           magazine? Support your answer with details from the article Consejos para mantener una ciudad
           limpia.
           ________________________________________________________________________________
           _________________________________________________________________________________
           _________________________________________________________________________________
           _________________________________________________________________________________
           _________________________________________________________________________________
           _________________________________________________________________________________
           _________________________________________________________________________________
           _________________________________________________________________________________
           _________________________________________________________________________________
           _________________________________________________________________________________
           _________________________________________________________________________________
           _________________________________________________________________________________


Materials Needed:
  1) Copy of article Consejos para mantener una ciudad limpia.
  2) Pen or pencil

Teacher Notes:
Depending on your students, you may do the preparation and interpretive segments in one period or 1.5 classes.
One class period should be sufficient time to complete both segments. However, if you choose to use 1.5
classes, leave ½ a class for preparation and a full period for interpretive. You could spend ½ a period answering
the preparation questions independently, then pair/share, followed by a class discussion. Then the following
day complete the interpretive segment.

Adaptations: Depending on the needs of your students, you may read article out loud as they read along.




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                                        Glennysha Jurado-Moran
                                    Edison Township Public Schools
                                Glennysha.Jurado-Moran@edison.k12.nj.us




                                Intermediate-Low Interpretive Rubric
                                     Advice for Keeping a City Clean



                            EXCEEDS                         MEETS                   DOES NOT MEET
                          EXPECTATIONS                   EXPECTATIONS               EXPECTATIONS
 Can I identify the              I identify the main ideas of the text.           I do not identify the main
    main idea?                                                                    ideas of the text.

    (Main Idea)
  Can I understand     I understand most              I understand some           I understand few
 supporting details?   supporting details of the      supporting details.         supporting details.
                       text.
  (Comprehension)

                     I infer the meaning of           I infer the meaning of      I infer the meaning of
                     most cognates and word           some cognates and word      few cognates and word
Can I infer meaning? families.                        families.                   families.

   (Interpretation)    I derive the meaning of        I derive the meaning of a   I do not derive the
                       some new words from            few new words from          meaning of new words
                       context.                       context.                    from context.

                       I infer the author’s intent.   Infers and interprets       Does not infer and
                                                      some of the author’s        interpret the author’s
                                                      intent                      intent




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                                           Glennysha Jurado-Moran
                                       Edison Township Public Schools
                                   Glennysha.Jurado-Moran@edison.k12.nj.us


TOA Title:             Advice for Keeping a City Clean

Task Title:            Earth Day

Theme:                 The Environment

Level:                 Intermediate-Low                                    Focus Age Group: 12 - 15

National Standards Goals:            Communication

Communicative Mode:                  Interpersonal

Time Frame: Two or three class periods (approx. 45 min.)

Description of Task:

   1) It’s Monday after school and you are at a Spanish club meeting. Something about Earth Day, cleaning
      the school, blah, blah, blah. You’re not really paying attention. You are grounded and can only attend
      school related activities. (Your mother didn’t appreciate the “slowpoke” remark you made on Saturday
      while you were at City Hall.) You are trying to find ways to stay at school so you don’t have to be
      confined to your room. What was that? Did they just say that they need someone to be in charge of the
      Earth Day project? And that it requires spending time after school every day for the next week to get
      the job done. Immediately your hand shoots up. You blurt out eagerly, “I’ll do it! I’ll do it! Can we
      start today?”

   2) You and three others make up the Earth Day committee. However, only you and Danny are able to stay
      and plan. You remember the article you read at City Hall and decide to clean up the school. Discuss
      what you should do to clean up the school. Keep your suggestions realistic. Your final goal is to come
      up with 5 suggestions for cleaning up your school. Remember, this is Spanish club. Of course the
      conversation will take place in Spanish.

Teacher Notes: Be sure to introduce rubric prior to assessment.
The following guideline may be useful in preparing the students while keeping the conversation spontaneous.

         Give the students the interpersonal task
         Brainstorm what the conversation might sound like. Allow students to brainstorm ideas as a class.
          Ask them to generate some questions and expressions you might hear during the conversation. (But,
          do not spend too much time on this.)
          Then practice in groups of 2 or 3 for a few minutes. Students should not script out dialogue.
         When you assess students use random partners to create a spontaneous conversation.
          Random partners: During the assessment the partners should be randomly picked. The students may
          rehearse with one known partner but should NOT know who their assessment partner will be ahead of
          time (although the teacher may know who the partners will be )

Scoring Criteria: Interpersonal Task Rubric

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                                           Glennysha Jurado-Moran
                                       Edison Township Public Schools
                                   Glennysha.Jurado-Moran@edison.k12.nj.us

                                  Intermediate-Low Interpersonal Rubric
                                        Advice for Keeping a Clean City
                        EXCEEDS                     MEETS EXPECTATIONS                            DOES NOT MEET
                      EXPECTATIONS                STRONG       LESS STRONG                        EXPECTATIONS


  How well do I       I create language by    I create language by     I create language by      I create language by
  communicate?        using strings of        using simple             using some simple         using few simple
    (Text Type)       sentences.              sentences and some       sentences and few         sentences, isolated words
                                              sentence strings.        sentence strings.         and memorized phrases.
Are my vocabulary     I use a variety of      I use appropriate        I mostly use              I use vocabulary words
     choices          vocabulary words.       vocabulary words.        appropriate vocabulary    that may not have
  appropriate?        My vocabulary           My vocabulary            words.                    expressed my ideas
                      choices expressed my    choices usually          At times my vocabulary    clearly. I use basic
 (Vocabulary Use)     ideas clearly.          expressed my ideas.      choices expressed my      vocabulary and resort to
                                                                       ideas.                    English when I am unable
                                                                                                 to communicate my
                                                                                                 message.
     Can I be         a) I am easily          a) Generally             a) At times I was         a) It was VERY difficult
understood? How       understood **           understood me (with      difficult to understand   to understand me
hard does listener    b) My ideas were        minimal                  b) At times ideas were    b) My ideas are not clear
have to work to get   clear                   difficulty)**.           unclear                   c) My accuracy interferes
what I am saying?     c) Accuracy does not    b) Most ideas clear      c) Accuracy does          with comprehension
                      impede                  c) Accuracy does not     interfere with
(Comprehensibility)   comprehension           interfere with           comprehension
                                              comprehension
Do I understand       My responses reflect    Responses reflect        Responses generally       Responses generally do
what is being said    comprehension;          comprehension            reflect comprehension     not reflect comprehension
     to me?           responses are           and/or most              and/or usually            and/or responses may not
                      appropriate to          responses are            responses are             be appropriate to
 (Comprehension)      topic/content and       appropriate to           appropriate to            topic/content or logical.
                      logical.                topic/content and        topic/content and
                                              generally logical.       usually logical.
How do I move the     I ask & answer          I maintain a simple      I maintain a simple       I respond to a limited
  conversation        simple questions to     conversation by          conversation by asking    number of basic direct
     along?           maintain the            asking some              a few questions, at       questions; able to ask a
                      conversation and        questions, I repeat      times I repeat words if   limited amount of
  (Conversational
                      clarify. At times       words when unsure        unsure of meaning.        questions; I don’t ask for
      Skills)
                      Iparaphrase to make     of meaning.                                        clarification.
                      myself understood.

  How well do I       I use some culturally   I occasionally use       At times I use            I barely use culturally
  demonstrate         appropriate             culturally appropriate   culturally appropriate    appropriate vocabulary
    cultural          vocabulary and          vocabulary and           vocabulary and            and idiomatic
 understanding?       idiomatic               idiomatic                idiomatic expressions.    expressions.
    (Cultural         expressions.            expressions.
   Awareness)


**by those accustomed to working with language learners.
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                                           Glennysha Jurado-Moran
                                       Edison Township Public Schools
                                   Glennysha.Jurado-Moran@edison.k12.nj.us




TOA Title:             Advice for Keeping a City Clean

Task Title:            Earth Day

Theme:                 The Environment

Level:                 Intermediate-Low                                    Focus Age Group: 12 - 15

National Standards Goals:          Communication

Communicative Mode:                Presentational

Time Frame:     One class period (45 min. approx.)

Presentational Phase        ORAL OPTION

Description of Task:
   1) As chairperson of the Earth Day committee, your Spanish club advisor has just informed you that during
       the month of April there will be 15 exchange students from Mexico visiting the school. Your school is
       traditionally very supportive of Earth Day participating in a strong campaign to clean up the
       environment. Since the exchange students will be visiting during this time, you decide to focus on the
       Earth Day campaign related to cleaning up the school. You decide to make a short commercial for the
       school T.V. station...of course in Spanish!


   2) Create an Earth Day commercial that gives advice on keeping the school clean. Your commercial
      should include 6 different suggestions.

Teacher Notes:
You can brainstorm as a class using the rubric “What makes a good presentation?” This does not need to be a
long elaborate process, just a quick class discussion.

Scoring Criteria/Rubric: Presentational Oral Task




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                                                Glennysha Jurado-Moran
                                            Edison Township Public Schools
                                        Glennysha.Jurado-Moran@edison.k12.nj.us


  Presentational       EXCEEDS                            MEETS EXPECTATIONS                           DOES NOT MEET
   Oral Rubric         EXPECTATIONS                    STRONG         LESS STRONG                      EXPECTATIONS

Are my vocabulary      I use a wide variety      I use some variety of     I use some variety of       I use little variety with
choices appropriate    of vocabulary both        vocabulary with few       vocabulary with some        many repetitions.
   and effective?      old and new.              repetition.               repetition.
 (Vocabulary Use)
     Can I be          a) I am easily            a) I am generally         a) I am understood with     a) I am understood with
    understood?        understood **             understood with           some difficulty**.          difficulty**
 How clear are my      b) my ideas are clear     minimal difficulty**.     b) ideas are unclear at     b) my ideas are not
       ideas?                                    b) most ideas are clear   times                       clear
(Comprehensibility)
 How do I put my       I create with the         I create with the         I use memorized phrases     Most of my language
  words together?      language using            language using simple     and occasionally attempt    consists of memorized
    (Text Type)        sentences and strings     sentences with some       to create with language     phrases; I include some
                       of sentences.             attempts to connect       using simple sentences,     simple sentences.
                                                 sentences.                making few attempts to
                                                                           connect sentences.
How accurate is my     I am highly accurate      I am generally accurate   I am moderately accurate    I am mostly accurate
    language?          when producing            when producing simple     but accuracy doesn’t        with memorized
(Language Control)     simple sentences in       sentences. Accuracy       interfere with              phrases. Accuracy may
                       the present tense.        may decrease when         comprehension               decrease when
                       Accuracy may              language becomes          Accuracy may decrease       attempting to create
                       decrease as language      more complex.             when creating with          with language.
                       becomes more                                        language.                   Accuracy interferes
                       complex.                                                                        with comprehension.
How well do I take     I inspire exchange        Exchange students are     Exchange students are       Exchange students are
risks, use humor,      students to join the      somewhat inspired and     somewhat inspired and       not inspired and avoid
 appeal to my age      SAVE THE                  think about joining the   ask themselves “¿Dónde      me in the hall.
      group?           ENVIRONMENT               SAVE THE                  están los recycling         I don’t take any risks,
     (Impact)          CLUB during their         ENVIRONMENT               bins?” I take few risks,    don’t use humor, do not
                       stay. I take risks, use   CLUB. I take some         use little humor, little    appeal to my age group.
                       humor, appeal to my       risks, use some humor,    appeal to my age group.
                       age group.                appeal somewhat to my
                                                 age group.
How organized and      I organize my             I organize my             I mostly organize my        I focus mostly on the
   fluent is my        commercial in a           commercial in a logical   commercial in a logical     completion of the task;
  presentation?        logical manner.           manner. Generally has     manner. May lack            I do not pay much
 (Communication        Opening and closing       opening and closing.      opening and/or closing      attention to
    Strategies)        Logical progression       Organization evident,     Attempts to organize,       organization and flow
                       of ideas Well             ideas generally           ideas loosely connected.    of my presentation.
                       organized, ideas          connected.
                       connected.
   How well do I       I use some culturally     I occasionally use        At times I use culturally   I barely use culturally
   demonstrate         appropriate               culturally appropriate    appropriate vocabulary      appropriate vocabulary
      cultural         vocabulary and            vocabulary and            and idiomatic               and idiomatic
  understanding?       idiomatic                 idiomatic expressions.    expressions.                expressions.
(Cultural Awareness)   expressions.

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                             Glennysha Jurado-Moran
                         Edison Township Public Schools
                     Glennysha.Jurado-Moran@edison.k12.nj.us




                     COMMERCIAL-BROCHURE-POSTER
                         GRAPHIC ORGANIZER

                  USE THIS PAPER TO ORGANIZE YOUR IDEAS


SUGGESTION/ADVICE FOR EARTH      COMMERCIAL- Props needed
DAY                              BROCHURE/POSTURE - Illustration to go with
                                 suggestion/advice
1                                1



2                                2



3                                3



4                                4



5                                5



6                                6




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                                         Glennysha Jurado-Moran
                                     Edison Township Public Schools
                                 Glennysha.Jurado-Moran@edison.k12.nj.us




Presentational Phase     WRITTEN OPTION

Description of Task:
         1) As chairperson of the Earth Day committee, your Spanish club advisor has just informed you that
            during the month of April there will be 15 exchange students from Mexico visiting the school.
            Your school is traditionally very supportive of Earth Day participating in a strong campaign to
            clean up the environment. Since the exchange students will be visiting during this time, you
            decide to write them a letter introducing yourself and telling them about your school’s Earth Day
            campaign.

         2) Write a pen pal style letter. Introduce and talk about yourself. Include information about the Earth
            Day campaign at your school and explain several of the things your school does during this
            campaign. Perhaps let them know of some things they can do while they are visiting in order to
            participate. (Remember, Earth Day may not be celebrated in their country). Since these students
            will be visiting your school, feel free to ask questions in order to get to know them.




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                                             Glennysha Jurado-Moran
                                         Edison Township Public Schools
                                     Glennysha.Jurado-Moran@edison.k12.nj.us




   Presentational           EXCEEDS                           MEETS EXPECTATIONS                              DOES NOT MEET
   Written Rubric         EXPECTATIONS                   Strong            Less Strong                        EXPECTATIONS

  Are my vocabulary     I use a wide variety of     I use some variety of       I use some variety of       I use little variety with
  choices appropriate   vocabulary both old and     vocabulary with few         vocabulary with some        many repetitions.
     and effective?     new.                        repetitions.                repetition.
   (Vocabulary Use)
 Can I be understood?   a) I am easily              a) I am generally           a) I am understood with     a) I am understood with
   How clear are my     understood **               understood with             some difficulty**.          difficulty**
         ideas?         b) my ideas are clear       minimal difficulty**.       b) ideas are unclear at     b) My ideas are not clear
  (Comprehensibility)                               b) most ideas are clear     times
How do I put my words   I create with the           I create with the           I use memorized             Most of my language
       together?        language using              language using simple       phrases and                 consists of memorized
                        sentences and strings of    sentences with some         occasionally attempt to     phrases; I include some
     (Text Type)        sentences.                  attempts to connect         create with language        simple sentences.
                                                    sentences.                  using simple sentences,
                                                                                making few attempts to
                                                                                connect sentences.
 How accurate is my     I am highly accurate        I am generally accurate     I am moderately             I am mostly accurate
     language?          when producing simple       when producing simple       accurate but accuracy       with memorized phrases.
 (Language Control)     sentences in the present    sentences. Accuracy         doesn’t interfere with      Accuracy may decrease
                        tense. Accuracy may         may decrease when           comprehension               when attempting to
                        decrease as language        language becomes more       Accuracy may decrease       create with language.
                        becomes more                complex.                    when creating with          Accuracy interferes with
                        complex.                                                language.                   comprehension.
  How well do I take    I inspire exchange          Exchange students are       Exchange students are       Exchange students are
  risks, use humor,     students to join the        somewhat inspired and       somewhat inspired and       not inspired and avoid
   appeal to my age     SAVE THE                    think about joining the     ask themselves              you in the hall.
        group?          ENVIRONMENT CLUB            SAVE THE                    “¿Dónde están los           I don’t take any risks,
       (Impact)         during their sta.y          ENVIRONMENT                 recycling bins?”            don’t use humor, do not
                        I take risks, use humor,    CLUB.                       I take few risks, use       appeal to my age group.
                        appeal to my age group.     I take some risks, use      little humor, little
                                                    some humor, appeal          appeal to my age group.
                                                    somewhat to my age
                                                    group.
 How organized and      I organize my letter in a   I organize my letter in a   I mostly organize my        I focus mostly on the
    fluent is my        logical manner.             logical manner.             letter in a logical         completion of the task; I
   presentation?        Opening and closing         Generally has opening       manner. May lack            do not pay much
  (Communication        Logical progression of      and closing.                opening and/or closing.     attention to organization
     Strategies)        ideas Well organized,       Organization eviden,        Attempts to organize,       and flow of my
                        ideas connected.            ideas generally             ideas loosely               presentation.
                                                    connected.                  connected.
    How well do I       I use some culturally       I occasionally use          At times I use culturally   I barely use culturally
 demonstrate cultural   appropriate vocabulary      culturally appropriate      appropriate vocabulary      appropriate vocabulary
   understanding?       and idiomatic               vocabulary and              and idiomatic               and idiomatic
 (Cultural Awareness)   expressions.                idiomatic expressions.      expressions.                expressions.




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                                            Glennysha Jurado-Moran
                                        Edison Township Public Schools
                                    Glennysha.Jurado-Moran@edison.k12.nj.us


                                             PEN PAL LETTER
                                           GRAPHIC ORGANIZER

                           USE THIS PAPER TO ORGANIZE YOUR IDEAS

                                             INTRODUCTION
                          Tell about yourself.....Give a good amount of information




                               EARTH DAY CAMPAIGN INFORMATION
           Explain Earth day.....Give examples.....Explain what your school does.....Give examples




                                   CLOSING REMARKS-QUESTIONS
            Wrap up your letter. Is there anything you want to know about this exchange student?




                                                               Don’t forget to sign your letter
                                                                   ! BUENA SUERTE !


Teacher Notes:
There are two options available. You may choose one or allow the students to choose.

Adaptations:
Oral and written options provided




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                                      Edison Township Public Schools
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                 THE FOLLOWING DITTOS ARE ALREADY STUDENT FRIENDLY

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Preparation Phase:                                      NAME___________________
                                                        DATE __________ PER. ____




DESCRIPTION OF TASK:
1) You are with your mother on the way to City Hall. You’re listening to your favorite radio station.
   Ugh! There is that annoying commercial. Why are people so obsessed with the environment?
   It’s so simple...just recycle. Well, Earth Day is coming up soon. Your mind wanders and you
   think about the following.


       a) Why is saving the environment important?
       ____________________________________________________________________________________
       ____________________________________________________________________________________


       b) What are some general things that people do to help the environment?
       ____________________________________________________________________________________
       ____________________________________________________________________________________


       c) What are some general things you and your family do to help the environment?
       ____________________________________________________________________________________
       ____________________________________________________________________________________


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                                     Edison Township Public Schools
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This rubric will be used to evaluate the interpretive phase.

   INTERPRETIVE                  EXCEEDS                   MEETS            DOES NOT MEET
                             EXPECTATIONS             EXPECTATIONS           EXPECTATIONS
    Word recognition       Can read and             Uses cognates to       Recognizes key words
                           understand without       determine meaning of   imbedded in familiar
                           relying on previously    unfamiliar words       context
                           learned vocabulary
   Main idea detection     Identifies the main      Identifies the main    Does not identify the
                           ideas                    ideas                  main idea of the
                                                                           intermediate-level text
    Supporting detail      Identifies most          Identifies some        Identifies few
       detection           supporting details       supporting detail      supporting details
    Word inferences        Infers meaning of a      Infers meaning from    Is unable to infer
                           few unfamiliar words     cognates only          meaning from cognates
                           in new context




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                                       Edison Township Public Schools
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Comprehension Phase:                                             NAME_______________________
                                                                 DATE_____________PER. ______

Description of Task:
You are with your mother at City Hall. You are bored out of your mind. “What could possibly be taking her so
long? Doesn’t she know I have plans?” You start reading the announcements on the wall in order to kill time.
The one in front of you has some pictures. You think to yourself, “O.k., I’ll read that one. Oh... It’s in Spanish.
Where is the English version?” (It happens to have water damage. All the ink has run making it illegible.)
“Alright...fine!” you think to yourself. “I guess since I have been taking Spanish, I should be able to read it.
And if I can’t...well then I’ll have to talk to that Spanish teacher of mine. This is “real” Spanish. Not like that
Spanish in the text book. Let’s see...argh! There are a lot of words. Maybe I’ll start with the ones I know and
piece the meaning together that way. It’s not like I’m in any kind of rush”

     A. Important Words and Phrases
           Match the vocabulary words to the correct picture


♦Una ciudad

              ♦Hojas de afeitar
♦El jardín
               ♦La basura

♦Carro recolector
                                       1)                                      2)




3)                                     4)                                      5)

     B. Supporting Details
           a. Using the article determine if each statement is true or false
           b. Write the number of where you found that information
           c. Change the false statements to true (Please write in English)

             T F       1) You should burn garbage. # ______
                       ________________________________________________________________
                       ________________________________________________________________

             T F       2) Biodegradable garbage can be used as fertilizer for the garden. # ______
                       ________________________________________________________________
                       ________________________________________________________________
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       T F        3) The front of your house should be kept clean. # ______
                  ________________________________________________________________
                  ________________________________________________________________

       T F        4) Make sure garbage bags are securely tied. # ______
                  ________________________________________________________________
                  ________________________________________________________________

       T F        5) Burning garbage can produce toxic chemicals. # ______
                  ________________________________________________________________
                  ________________________________________________________________

       T F        6) Garbage can not be recycled into new products. # ______
                  ________________________________________________________________
                  ________________________________________________________________

       T F        7) Find out the schedule so that you can take out garbage ahead of time. # ____
                  ________________________________________________________________
                  ________________________________________________________________

       T F        8) Department stores do not give out small garbage bags. # ______
                  ________________________________________________________________
                  ________________________________________________________________


C. Main Ideas
     Using information from the article, provide the main idea(s) of the article in English
     _________________________________________________________________________________
     _________________________________________________________________________________
     _________________________________________________________________________________


D. Meaning From Context
     Using this article write what the following bold faced words or expressions probably mean in
     English

      1) Cerciórate de que las bolsas y tarros de basura estén bien
                   cerradas(#1)
                   _______________________________________________________
                   _______________________________________________________

      2) ...esta puede producir humos tóxicos (#4)
                     _______________________________________________________
                     _______________________________________________________

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     3) Ten siempre presente que el planeta es muy pequeño (#9)
                  _______________________________________________________
                  _______________________________________________________

     4) Cuéntale a mamá que los desechos biodegradables como... (#8)
                   _______________________________________________________
                   _______________________________________________________

     5) ...para que tanto tú como quienes recogen la basura no sufran accidentes. (#2)
                    _______________________________________________________
                    _______________________________________________________


E. Open Ended Question
     This article appears in a children’s magazine. Why do you think this article appeared in a children’s
     magazine? Support your answer with details from the article Consejos para mantener una ciudad
     limpia.
     _________________________________________________________________________________
     _________________________________________________________________________________
     _________________________________________________________________________________
     _________________________________________________________________________________
     _________________________________________________________________________________
     _________________________________________________________________________________
     _________________________________________________________________________________
     _________________________________________________________________________________
     _________________________________________________________________________________
     _________________________________________________________________________________




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Interpersonal Phase                                        NAME_________________________
                                                           DATE____________PER. _________

Description of Task:

   1) It’s Monday after school and you are at a Spanish club meeting. Something about Earth Day, cleaning
      the school, blah, blah, blah. You’re not really paying attention. You are grounded and can only attend
      school related activities. (Your mother didn’t appreciate the “slowpoke” remark you made on Saturday
      while you were at City Hall.) You are trying to find ways to stay at school so you don’t have to be
      confined to your room. What was that? Did they just say that they need someone to be in charge of the
      Earth Day project? And that it requires spending time after school every day for the next week to get
      the job done. Immediately your hand shoots up. You blurt out eagerly, “I’ll do it! I’ll do it! Can we
      start today?”

   2) You and three others make up the Earth Day committee. However, only you and Danny are able to stay
      and plan. You remember the article you read at City Hall and decide to clean up the school. Discuss
      what you should do to clean up the school. Keep your suggestions realistic. Your final goal is to come
      up with 5 suggestions for cleaning up your school. Remember, this is Spanish club. Of course the
      conversation will take place in Spanish.




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                                         Edison Township Public Schools
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Scoring Criteria: Interpersonal Task Rubric
INTERPERSONAL                  EXCEEDS                     MEETS EXPECTATIONS                         DOES NOT MEET
                           EXPECTATIONS               Strong                Less Strong                EXPECTATIONS
   How well do I          I create language by    I create language by I create language by         I create language by
   communicate?           using strings of        using simple         using some simple            using few simple
     (Text Type)          sentences.              sentences and some   sentences and few            sentences, isolated
                                                  sentence strings.    sentence strings.            words and memorized
                                                                                                    phrases.
 Are my vocabulary        I use a variety of      I use appropriate        I mostly use             I use vocabulary words
choices appropriate?      vocabulary words.       vocabulary words.        appropriate              that may not have
  (Vocabulary Use)        My vocabulary           My vocabulary            vocabulary words.        expressed my ideas
                          choices expressed my    choices usually          At times my              clearly. I use basic
                          ideas clearly.          expressed my ideas.      vocabulary choices       vocabulary and resort
                                                                           expressed my ideas.      to English when Iam
                                                                                                    unable to communicate
                                                                                                    my message.
Can I be understood?      a) I am easily          a) Generally             a) At times I am         a) It was VERY
    How hard does         understood **           understood me (with      difficult to             difficult to understand
listener have to work     b) My ideas are clear   minimal                  understand               me.
   to get what I am       c) Accuracy does not    difficulty)**.           b) At times ideas        b) My ideas are not
        saying?           impede                  b) Most ideas clear      were unclear             clear.
  (Comprehensibility)     comprehension.          c) Accuracy does not     c) Accuracy does         c) My accuracy
                                                  interfere with           interfere with           interferes with
                                                  comprehension.           comprehension.           comprehension.
 Do I understand          My responses reflect    Responses reflect        Responses generally      Responses generally do
what is being said to     comprehension;          comprehension            reflect                  not reflect
        me?               responses are           and/or most              comprehension            comprehension
 (Comprehension)          appropriate to          responses are            and/or usually           and/or responses may
                          topic/content and       appropriate to           responses are            not be appropriate to
                          logical.                topic/content and        appropriate to           topic/content or logical.
                                                  generally logical.       topic/content and
                                                                           usually logical.
 How do I move the        I ask & answer          I maintain a simple      I maintain a simple      I respond to a limited
conversation along?       simple questions to     conversation by          conversation by          number of basic direct
                          maintain the            asking some              asking a few             questions; able to ask a
(Conversational Skills)
                          conversation and        questions, I repeat      questions, at times I    limited amount of
                          clarify. At times I     words when unsure        repeat words if          questions; I don’t ask
                          paraphrase to make      of meaning.              unsure of meaning.       for clarification.
                          myself understood.

   How well do I          I use some culturally   I occasionally use       At times I use           I barely use culturally
demonstrate cultural      appropriate             culturally appropriate   culturally appropriate   appropriate vocabulary
  understanding?          vocabulary and          vocabulary and           vocabulary and           and idiomatic
(Cultural Awareness)      idiomatic               idiomatic                idiomatic                expressions.
                          expressions.            expressions.             expressions.

**by those accustomed to working with language learners.



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                                     Edison Township Public Schools
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Presentational Phase                                                NAME__________________
 ORAL OPTION                                                         DATE__________PER.____




Description of Task:
   1) As chairperson of the Earth Day committee, your Spanish club advisor has just informed you that during
       the month of April there will be 15 exchange students from Mexico visiting the school. Your school is
       traditionally very supportive of Earth Day participating in a strong campaign to clean up the
       environment. Since the exchange students will be visiting during this time, you decide to focus on the
       Earth Day campaign related to cleaning up the school. You decide to make a short commercial for the
       school T.V. station...of course in Spanish!


   2) Create an Earth Day commercial that gives advice on keeping the school clean. Your commercial
      should include 6 different suggestions.




                                THINGS TO THINK ABOUT...
                                         CHECKLIST
                         variety of vocabulary

                         spelling and accents


                         noun-adjective agreement
                          - masculine / feminine
                          - singular / plural

                         subject-verb agreement


                         general organization
                          - introduction
                          - transitional words
                          - closing


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                                          Edison Township Public Schools
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Scoring Criteria/Rubric: Presentational Oral Task

    Presentational             EXCEEDS                          MEETS EXPECTATIONS                          DOES NOT MEET
         Oral              EXPECTATIONS                   Strong                 Less Strong                EXPECTATIONS
 Are my vocabulary     I use a wide variety of      I use some variety of I use some variety of          I use little variety with
 choices appropriate   vocabulary both old and      vocabulary with few   vocabulary with some           many repetitions.
    and effective?     new.                         repetition.           repetition.
  (Vocabulary Use)
Can I be understood?   a) I am easily understood.   a) I am generally          a) I am understood with   a) I am understood with
  How clear are my     **                           understood with            some difficulty**.        difficulty**
        ideas?         b) My ideas are clear.       minimal difficulty**.      b) Ideas are unclear at   b) My ideas are not clear.
 (Comprehensibility)                                b) Most ideas are clear.   times.
  How do I put my      I create with the language   I create with the          I use memorized           Most of my language
   words together?     using sentences and          language using simple      phrases and               consists of memorized
                       strings of sentences.        sentences with some        occasionally attempt to   phrases; I include some
    (Text Type)                                     attempts to connect        create with language      simple sentences.
                                                    sentences.                 using simple sentences,
                                                                               making few attempts to
                                                                               connect sentences.
How accurate is my     I am highly accurate when    I am generally accurate    I am moderately           I am mostly accurate
    language?          producing simple             when producing simple      accurate but accuracy     with memorized phrases.
(Language Control)     sentences in the present     sentences. Accuracy        doesn’t interfere with    Accuracy may decrease
                       tense. Accuracy may          may decrease when          comprehension.            when attempting to
                       decrease as language         language becomes more      Accuracy may decrease     create with language.
                       becomes more complex.        complex.                   when creating with        Accuracy interferes with
                                                                               language.                 comprehension.
 How well do I take    I inspire exchange           Exchange students are      Exchange students are     Exchange students are
 risks, use humor,     students to join the SAVE    somewhat inspired and      somewhat inspired and     not inspired and avoid
  appeal to my age     THE ENVIRONMENT              think about joining the    ask themselves            you in the hall.
       group?          CLUB during their stay.      SAVE THE                   “¿Dónde están los         I don’t take any risks,
      (Impact)         I take risks, use humor,     ENVIRONMENT                recycling bins?”          don’t use humor, do not
                       appeal to my age group.      CLUB. I take some          I take few risks, use     appeal to my age group.
                                                    risks, use some humor,     little humor, little
                                                    appeal somewhat to my      appeal to my age group.
                                                    age group.

                       I organize my commercial     I organize my              I mostly organize my      I focus mostly on the
How organized and      in a logical manner.         commercial in a logical    commercial in a logical   completion of the task; I
   fluent is my        Opening and closing          manner. Generally has      manner. May lack          do not pay much
  presentation?        Logical progression of       opening and closing.       opening and/or closing.   attention to organization
 (Communication        ideas, well organized,       Organization evident,      Attempts to organize,     and flow of my
    Strategies)        ideas connected.             ideas generally            ideas loosely             presentation.
                                                    connected.                 connected.
   How well do I       I use some culturally        I occasionally use         At times I use            I barely use culturally
demonstrate cultural   appropriate vocabulary       culturally appropriate     culturally appropriate    appropriate vocabulary
  understanding?       and idiomatic                vocabulary and             vocabulary and            and idiomatic
(Cultural Awareness)   expressions.                 idiomatic expressions.     idiomatic expressions.    expressions.
**by those accustomed to working with language learners.




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                         Edison Township Public Schools
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                              STUDENT COPIES

                     COMMERCIAL-BROCHURE-POSTER
                         GRAPHIC ORGANIZER

                  USE THIS PAPER TO ORGANIZE YOUR IDEAS

SUGGESTION/ADVICE FOR EARTH      COMMERCIAL- Props needed
DAY                              BROCHURE/POSTER - Illustration to go with
                                 suggestion/advice
1                                1




2                                2




3                                3




4                                4




5                                5




6                                6




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Presentational Phase                                                     NAME__________________
WRITTEN OPTION                                                           DATE__________PER.____




Description of Task:

   1) As chairperson of the Earth Day committee, your Spanish club advisor has just informed you that during
      the month of April there will be 15 exchange students from Mexico visiting the school. Your school is
      traditionally very supportive of Earth Day participating in a strong campaign to clean up the
      environment. Since the exchange students will be visiting during this time, you decide to write them a
      letter introducing yourself and telling them about your school’s Earth Day campaign.


   2) Write a pen pal style letter. Introduce and talk about yourself. Include information about the Earth Day
      campaign at your school and explain several of the things your school does during this campaign.
      Perhaps let them know of some things they can do while they are visiting in order to participate.
      (Remember, Earth Day may not be celebrated in their country). Since these students will be visiting
      your school, feel free to ask questions in order to get to know them.




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                                           Edison Township Public Schools
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                          EXCEEDS                        MEETS EXPECTATIONS                             DOES NOT MEET
                        EXPECTATIONS                  STRONG         LESS STRONG                        EXPECTATIONS

Are my vocabulary      I use a wide variety     I use some variety of        I use some variety of     I use little variety with
choices appropriate    of vocabulary both       vocabulary with few          vocabulary with some      many repetitions.
   and effective?      old and new.             repetitions.                 repetitions.
 (Vocabulary Use)
     Can I be          a) I am easily           a) I am generally            a) I am understood with   a) I am understood with
    understood?        understood **            understood with minimal      some difficulty**.        difficulty**
 How clear are my       b) my ideas are clear   difficulty**.                b) ideas are unclear at   b) My ideas are not
       ideas?                                   b) most ideas are clear      times                     clear
(Comprehensibility)
 How do I put my       I create with the        I create with the language   I use memorized           Most of my language
  words together?      language using           using simple sentences       phrases and               consists of memorized
    (Text Type)        sentences and strings    with some attempts to        occasionally attempt to   phrases; I include some
                       of sentences.            connect sentences.           create with language      simple sentences.
                                                                             using simple sentences,
                                                                             making few attempts to
                                                                             connect sentences.
How accurate is my     I am highly accurate     I am generally accurate      I am moderately           I am mostly accurate
    language?          when producing           when producing simple        accurate but accuracy     with memorized
(Language Control)     simple sentences in      sentences. Accuracy          doesn’t interfere with    phrases. Accuracy may
                       the present tense.       may decrease when            comprehension .           decrease when
                       Accuracy may             language becomes more        Accuracy may decrease     attempting to create
                       decrease as language     complex.                     when creating with        with language.
                       becomes more                                          language.                 Accuracy interferes
                       complex.                                                                        with comprehension.
How well do I take     I inspire exchange       Exchange students are        Exchange students are     Exchange students are
risks, use humor,      students to join the     somewhat inspired and        somewhat inspired and     not inspired and avoid
 appeal to my age      SAVE THE                 think about joining the      ask themselves            me in the hall.
      group?           ENVIRONMENT              SAVE THE                     “¿Dónde están los         I don’t take any risks,
     (Impact)          CLUB during their        ENVIRONMENT CLUB.            recycling bins?”          don’t use humor, do not
                       stay.                    I take some risks, use       I take few risks, use     appeal to my age group.
                       I take risks, use        some humor, appeal           little humor, little
                       humor, appeal to my      somewhat to my age           appeal to my age group.
                       age group.               group.
How organized and      I organize my letter     I organize my letter in a    I mostly organize my      I focus mostly on the
   fluent is my        in a logical manner.     logical manner.              letter in a logical       completion of the task;
  presentation?        Opening and closing      Generally has opening        manner. May lack          I do not pay much
 (Communication        Logical progression      and closing                  opening and/or closing.   attention to
    Strategies)        of ideas, well           Organization evident,        Attempts to organize,     organization and flow
                       organized, ideas         ideas generally              ideas loosely             of my presentation.
                       connected.               connected.                   connected.
   How well do I       I use some culturally    I occasionally use           At times I use            I barely use culturally
   demonstrate         appropriate              culturally appropriate       culturally appropriate    appropriate vocabulary
      cultural         vocabulary and           vocabulary and idiomatic     vocabulary and            and idiomatic
  understanding?       idiomatic                expressions.                 idiomatic expressions.    expressions.
(Cultural Awareness)   expressions.
  **by those accustomed to working with language learners.
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               Edison Township Public Schools
           Glennysha.Jurado-Moran@edison.k12.nj.us



                         STUDENT COPIES


           WRITER’S CHECKLIST

 variety of vocabulary

 spelling and accents


 noun-adjective agreement
  - masculine / feminine
  - singular / plural

 subject-verb agreement


 general organization
  - introduction
  - transitional words
  - closing




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                         Edison Township Public Schools
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                               STUDENT COPIES

                               PEN PAL LETTER
                             GRAPHIC ORGANIZER

                USE THIS PAPER TO ORGANIZE YOUR IDEAS

                                  INTRODUCTION
               Tell about yourself.....Give a good amount of information




                    EARTH DAY CAMPAIGN INFORMATION
Explain Earth day.....Give examples.....Explain what your school does.....Give examples




                       CLOSING REMARKS-QUESTIONS
Wrap up your letter. Is there anything you want to know about this exchange student?




                                                    Don’t forget to sign your letter
                                                        ! BUENA SUERTE !

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