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And Miles to Go Before I Sleep

Thematic Unit Title:

 

And Miles To Go Before I Sleep

Subject:

Travel

Goals:

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English

Standards:

1.2 Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.

Contexts\Outcomes:

Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on travel, and convey information to listeners and readers about traveling in the target culture.

Progress Indicators Goal 1:

 

Progress Indicators Goal 2:

 

1.2A Respond appropriately to directions, instructions, and commands.
Respond appropriately to a series of directions, instructions, and commands.
1.2B Make an identification based on simple oral and/or written descriptors.
Respond appropriately to complex oral and/or written descriptors.
1.2C Read and respond to developmentally appropriate material.
Derive meaning from selected authentic materials.
1.2E Identify aural, visual, and context clues.
Use aural, visual, and context clues to derive meaning.
1.2F Comprehend and respond to simple personal written communications; such as, notes, invitations, and letters.
1.2G Identify main ideas and key words in oral and written material.
Comprehend speech on familiar topics with some repetition.
1.3A Give directions, commands, and instructions.
1.3B Give a description orally and in writing using simple phrases.
Give a description orally and in writing using complex sentences.
1.3C Write a personal communication; such as, a note, letter, or invitation.

Progress Indicators Goal 3:

 

Progress Indicators Goal 4:

 

Progress Indicators Goal 5:

 

Essential Skills\Knowledge:

 

Topic specific vocabulary (relating to travel, directions, names, places, maps)
Command form of verbs relevant to travel
Geographical background knowledge

Assessments:

Written Project:
Students research maps from the target culture meeting specified criteria.
Students give written directions to the teacher meeting specified criteria.
Oral Presentations:
Students sing or act out a direction song meeting rubric criteria.
Students give oral directions to a partner meeting checklist criteria. 

Instructional Strategies:

 

Research:
Students use available resources, including the Internet, to research geography and maps in the target culture.
Cooperative Learning:
Students give written directions to the teacher to get from school to their home for a parent visit/conference.
Students sing or act out a direction song.
Pair Activity:
Students give oral directions to a partner who traces the route given on a map from the target country.

Resources:

Textbook
Internet
Library resources
Realia

Other Resources:

Maps