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									                                                                                                                                       Carmen Ortiz

“Essential Questions/Enduring Understandings and Classroom Applications”                                                              South Brunswick



                                                     Content Area: Personal identity and Home

                                                       Grade: 8 Spanish Level 1 Novice Mid

Standard 7: Communication & Culture for the 21st Century

All students will be able to communicate, to understand and be understood in real world contexts, in at least one world language in addition to English.

Descriptive Statement:

Students will use language to understand and interpret spoken and written language (interpretive), engage in meaningful conversation and negotiate
meaning (interpersonal), and present information, concepts and ideas (presentational) as they gain understanding of the perspectives of the
culture(s)while experiencing its products and practices, make connections with other content areas, compare the language/culture studied with their
own, and participate in home and global communities in or outside a school setting.

Strand: Interpretive Interpersonal Presentational

                          Essential Questions                                                        Enduring Understanding




You may leave this space blank.                                             You may leave this space blank.


The essential questions can be taken directly from the standards            The enduring understandings can be taken directly from the standards
document. First determine the proficiency level of your students. Then      document. First determine the proficiency level of your students. Then
select the appropriate grade level band. Next, select the questions that    select the appropriate grade level band. Next, select the questions that are
are appropriate for each of the three tasks: interpretive, interpersonal,   appropriate for each of the three tasks: interpretive, interpersonal, and
and presentational. Copy and paste the appropriate questions in this        presentational. Copy and paste the appropriate questions in this space.
space.
                                Content                                                      Cumulative Progress Indicators (CPIs)

You may leave this space blank.                                           Interpretive:               Interpersonal:                Presentational:




Personal Identity self, friends, family, pets and home.
                                                                          N-M 3: Identify familiar    N-M 4: Exchange               N-M 3: Present orally or
                                                                          people, places, and         information using words,      in writing information
                                                                          objects based on oral       phrases, and short            from age-appropriate,
                                                                          and/or simple written       sentences practiced in        culturally authentic
                                                                          descriptions.               class on familiar topics or   selections
                                                                                                      topics studied in other
                                                                          N-M T: View a podcast, core content areas.                 N-M T: Create a
                                                                          video clip, on-line video,                                podcast, videocast, video
                                                                          on-line audio clip, or      N-M T: Exchange               clip, multimedia
                                                                          other emerging on-line      information through a         presentation, electronic
                                                                          vehicle; or, read a blog, a video/phone/on-line           poster, or use other
                                                                          social networking site, or conference, texting,           emerging technologies to
                                                                          an on-line site related to IMing, e-pal, or other         create a product for
                                                                          targeted themes.            emerging on-line              posting on a social
                                                                                                      vehicles.                     network, educational, or
                                                                                                                                    personal webpage, or to
                                                                                                                                    be sent to a target
                                                                                                                                    language audience via e-
                                                                                                                                    mail.




Instructional focus

Students experience the opportunity of living as an exchange student in Spain. They have to talk about their trip and experiences on their first day of
school. Their task is to create a presentation of the family that they live with and their house. They can choose a power point or voice thread if
available to create their presentation.

To do this they need the vocabulary pertaining to the house and family. Verbs ser to express origin, nationality, relationship, physical appearance .
Interpretive mode: Show a video clip of a Spanish-speaking family event. Show a power point with pictures of famous people and their families.



Interpersonal mode: Students will talk about family photos, describe their appearance, personality , origin and in what part of the house are in the
house, also how are they related.



Presentational mode: Student will bring two pictures of their families and put them on a power point to present them to the class.



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Interdisciplinary/Assessment Implementation Strategies



       Interdisciplinary Connections




       Technology Integration Students can present different family members members to the class using power point . Presentation will include
        captions and sound.


       Global Perspectives
Summative:

Here you should indicate what your three final assessments will be. Your interpretive task should lead to
an interpersonal task which should lead to a final presentational task. Keep in mind that there should be a
real-life purpose for the communication.


Interpretive mode: Students read about the Royal family and identify family members. They complete a worksheet identifying name, age, origin and
relationship. Teacher will use a power point presentation to present vocabulary and students will watch a video to present vocabulary.

Use pictures from the royal family to describe their likes and dislikes



Interpersonal mode:     Students have te opportunity to travel to Spain and to Interview some members of the royal family. They will ask basic
questions to obtain, name, age, origin, personality, likes and dislike. Favorite room of the house and description of the room.



One student play the role of a reporter another student the role of a member of the royal family. Pictures can be taken.



Presentational mode: Students will use pictures to create a story using voice tread and present it to the class family member about the




You may leave this section blank or you may provide some “along the way” assessment strategies that you
will employ to make sure that your students are “getting it.”
Formative:



Interpretive:



Interpersonal:



Presentational:




                                                          Content Area: World Languages

                                                           Grade: Novice Mid Proficiency

Standard 7: Communication & Culture for the 21st Century

All students will be able to communicate, to understand and be understood in real world contexts, in at least one world language in addition to English.

Descriptive Statement:



Students will use language to understand and interpret spoken and written language (interpretive), engage in meaningful conversation and negotiate
meaning (interpersonal), and present information, concepts and ideas (presentational) as they gain understanding of the perspectives of the
culture(s)while experiencing its products and practices, make connections with other content areas, compare the language/culture studied with their
own, and participate in home and global communities in or outside a school setting.

Strand: Interpretive Interpersonal Presentational
                          Essential Questions                                                         Enduring Understanding

K-5:                                                                        K-5:

                                                                            I will understand that…



How can I better understand when I do not know everything?                  Listening for familiar words and watching the speaker for clues may help me
                                                                            figure out what the speaker is saying.



                                                                            Even though I don’t know all the words that are written, I can figure out the
                                                                            main idea by paying attention to titles, pictures, and familiar expressions.



                                                                            6-12:

                                                                            I will understand that…

6-12:

How do I understand what I hear and read when I am just beginning to        Actively thinking about what I already know helps me better understand.
learn a new language?


                                                                            When listening, watching the speaker closely or examining other visual clues
                                                                            help me to understand more.



                                                                            When reading, looking at pictures, charts, titles and other visual cues will
                                                                            help me to better understand.

                                 Content                                                       Cumulative Progress Indicators (CPIs)

Content includes: Personal Identity (self, friends, family, pets), Home and Interpretive:              Interpersonal:             Presentational:
Community, Basic Needs, Geography and Climate (Social Studies and
Science Connection), Wellness and Leisure Activities (Health Connection)
within the context of the home and target cultures.                     NM 4 - Comprehend         N-M 3: Ask and respond    N-M 3: Present orally or
                                                                        brief oral and written    to simple questions,      in writing information
                                                                        messages on familiar      make requests, and        from age-appropriate,
                                                                        topics.                   express preferences       culturally authentic
                                                                                                  using memorized words     selections.
                                                                                                  and phrases.




Instructional Focus



Interpretive mode: Comprehensible input prepares students for the summative assessment.



       Set the context for the unit by coming to class dressed as a traveler complete with sunglasses, a camera, passport and a packed suitcase.
        Use multimedia presentation tool to showcase what students will do and the places they will visit during the trip.
       Scaffold activities so that students acquire the vocabulary and language functions.


Interpersonal mode: Information Gap activities and Role Plays prepare students for summative assessment.



You and your brother are packing your suitcases to go to summer camp. To check that you each have what you will need, compare what you have put
in your suitcases.




Presentational mode: Graphic Organizers prepare students for the summative assessment task.



            Use a KWHL chart as students work through the unit. This will help them to organize what they are learning throughout the unit.


Interdisciplinary/Assessment Implementation Strategies
       Interdisciplinary Connections


         Geography (locations, map skills)

         Science (weather, temperature)

         Math (Currency conversion)

         Language Arts Literacy (Comprehension & Communication strategies)



       Technology Integration
         Internet searches (interpretive)

         Digital voice recording (interpersonal)

         Pod-cast and/or Multimedia presentation tools (Presentational)



       Global Perspectives
        Take a virtual trip

        Research products and practices of target culture (food, meal times, schedules, 24 hour clock)



Sample Assessment Items




Summative:



Interpretive:

You have traveled to the target country and are getting ready to decide what to do for the day. In order to help you decide, you will look at the
weather forecast on the Internet to help you decide how you should dress and where you will go. (Teacher provides students with an authentic
weather forecast from a target language country – this can be in either print or audio-visual format.)



Interpersonal:

While traveling from one city to another, you leave your suitcase in the train. You go to the police station to file a report. The officer asks you very
specific questions about yourself and the contents of your suitcase.



Presentational:

Create a Podcast, or any type of multimedia presentation for posting on your social networking site. Describe what you now know about the people,
places, and things to do in the target language culture.




Formative:



Interpretive:

           Name the person/Point to the person who has a picture, manipulative of…


           Signaling Thumbs up if the answer is ‘yes’; thumbs down if the answer is ‘no’.


           Cover your eyes. I will remove a picture/item. Open your eyes. What is missing?


Interpersonal:

           Teacher circulates and monitors students’ completion of task by having a rubric for assessing students’ participation in this activity.


Presentational:

        Teacher periodically checks students’ organizers to assess student learning.

								
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