WORLD LANGUAGES CURRICULUM MAP
The suggested activities and assessments listed for each topic within the curriculum map reflect
the best practices in foreign language instructions. With these performance tasks students are
actively engaged in the learning process leading to achieving proficiency goals of listening,
speaking, reading and writing in the target language. Culture is systematically embedded into
instruction. Therefore, in order to achieve the above proficiency goals, the following best
practices are incorporated in instruction in foreign language classes in the Union-Endicott
Central School District.
A few examples of these practices are listed below, however, a more complete list of best
practices can be found by accessing the “Suggested Activities” and “Assessment Plan” sections
of each topic area within the curriculum map.
1. Performance-based instruction/learning
• Write a biographical sketch. Read to class. Students guess whom the sketch is about.
2. Cooperative learning activities
• Paired activities where student describes an alien to another student and then has to draw it.
3. Problem solving tasks
• Create a conversation with a peer about repairing a broken item.
4. Creation of written artifacts
• Slide/Powerpoint presentations
• Prepare a collage of favorite foods, categories of foods, daily meals, beverages, etc with a
5. Oral communication
• Oral Presentations
• Role-play a shopping trip to but furniture for your new home.
6. TPRS (storytelling techniques)
• Use appropriate gestures to supplement the spoken word.
7. Internet activities/research and CD Rom activities
• Research newspaper and magazines and internet to describe the physical environment and
climate of the target countries and the impact on human life, w/rubric.
8. Student reflection/self-assessment
• Student goal-setting
9. Continuous assessment and monitoring of student progress
• Local and Stage assessments
• Student/teacher conferences
• Parent/teacher conferences
• Class participation
• Progress reports
• Student feedback
10. Adjustment of instruction based on student needs and teacher reflection
• Re-teaching using a variety of techniques and strategies
• Reinforcement of key concepts of lessons
• Teachable moments
• Time flexibility
• Collaborations with colleagues
• Professional development