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Do You Know “Smelly Cat”?

  

Thematic Unit Title:

 

Do You Know “Smelly Cat”?

Subject:

Friends

Goals:

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English

Standards:

1.1 Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.

Contexts\Outcomes:

Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions about friendship.

Progress Indicators Goal 1:

 

Progress Indicators Goal 2:

 

1.1B Express basic courtesies.
Incorporate appropriate gestures into conversations.
Converse using language and behaviors that are appropriate to the setting
1.1C Express state of being.
1.1D Express likes and dislikes.
Qualify likes and dislikes.
1.1F Respond to one-on-one interactions.
Exchange information with peers and others.
1.1G Ask and answer simple questions.
Provide and request clarification.

Progress Indicators Goal 3:

 

Progress Indicators Goal 4:

 

Progress Indicators Goal 5:

 

Essential Skills\Knowledge:

 

Topic specific vocabulary (relating to greetings, likes/dislikes, family, activities, descriptive adjectives)
Relevant verbs
Asking and responding to questions

Assessments:

Written Project:
Students depict basic social and conversational skills meeting specified checklist criteria.
Students invent invent a written description of an ideal friend meeting specified criteria.
Oral Presentations:
Students record an interview with a friend meeting portfolio criteria.
Students write and perform a song about a friend meeting specified criteria.
Students plan and perform a dialogue between friends meeting rubric criteria. 

Instructional Strategies:

 

Individual Activity:
Students depict basic social and conversational skills such as greetings, exchanging likes/dislikes, school/leisure activities, etc.
Pair Activities:
Students invent a written description of an ideal friend and describe this friend to a partner who must draw a picture to represent this friend.
Students record an interview with a friend and view the recording for self-assessment.
Cooperative Learning:
Students write and perform a song about a friend that fits a given melody such as Happy Birthday, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, etc.
Students plan and perform a dialogue between friends.

Resources:

Textbook
Videotapes

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