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Cool, Bad, or Phat?

  

Thematic Unit Title:

 

Cool, Bad, or Phat

Subject:

Shopping

Goals:

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information

Standards:

1.1 Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
1.3 Students convey information, concepts, and ideas to listeners and readers for a variety of purposes.
3.2 Students acquire information and perspectives through authentic materials in the foreign languages and within the cultures.

Contexts\Outcomes:

Students engage in conversations, express feelings, convey information, and acquire information and perspectives of shopping through authentic materials in the target language and within the target culture.

Progress Indicators Goal 1:

 

Progress Indicators Goal 2:

 

1.1A Express basic needs.
Elaborate on needs.
1.1B Express basic courtesies.
Incorporate appropriate gestures into conversations.
Converse using language and behaviors that are appropriate to the setting
1.1D Express likes and dislikes.
Qualify likes and dislikes.
1.1E Express agreement and disagreement.
Support opinions.
1.1F Respond to one-on-one interactions.
1.1G Ask and answer simple questions.
Provide and request clarification.
1.1H Make and respond to simple requests.
Give and follow directions in a familiar context.
1.3B Give a description orally and in writing using simple phrases.
Give a description orally and in writing using complex sentences.
1.3E Present prepared material to an audience.

Progress Indicators Goal 3:

 

3.2B Use authentic sources to identify the perspectives of the target cultures.
Use authentic sources to analyze the perspectives of the target cultures.

Progress Indicators Goal 4:

 

Progress Indicators Goal 5:

 

Essential Skills\Knowledge:

 

Topic specific vocabulary (clothing, colors, adjectives, numbers, money, patterns)
Topic specific verbs (like/dislike, help, price, etc.)
Question words
Cultural background information

Assessments:

Vocabulary Quiz
Written Project:
Each student keeps a journal of clothing worn by each member of their family for one week meeting rubric criteria.
Oral Presentation:
Student groups prepare and present a skit about a shopping trip depicting interaction between student, mom and clerk, and meeting specified criteria including self assessment and peer assessment. 

Instructional Strategies:

 

Vocabulary:
Students practice and reinforce verb forms, negation, question words, etc.
Students view and discuss a videotape of a fashion show.
Each student keeps a journal of clothing worn by each member of his/her family for one week.
Research:
Students gather information about clothing styles, shopping, prices, etc. by accessing target culture magazines, ads, etc. on the Internet or in actual available copies.
Graphic Organizer:
Student pairs use a comparison chart to compare, contrast, and analyze clothing styles, prices, budgets, closet space, etc. in the target culture and the U.S.

Resources:

Textbook
Internet
Library resources
Library research
Realia
Videotapes

Other Resources:

Magazines