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Thematic Unit Title:
1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information
1.1 Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
1.2 Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.
1.3 Students convey information, concepts, and ideas to listeners and readers for a variety of purposes.
2.1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the perspectives and practices of cultures studied and use this knowledge to interact effectively in cultural contexts.
2.2 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the perspectives and products/contributions of the cultures studied.
3.1 Students reinforce and further knowledge of other disciplines through foreign languages.
3.2 Students acquire information and perspectives through authentic materials in the foreign languages and within the cultures.
Students provide, obtain and convey information about fairy tales, demonstrate an understanding of fairy tales from target cultures, and apply this knowledge to their own culture.
Progress Indicators Goal 1:
Progress Indicators Goal 2:
1.1E Express agreement and disagreement.
1.1F Respond to one-on-one interactions.
1.1G Ask and answer simple questions.
1.2A Respond appropriately to directions, instructions, and commands.
1.2B Make an identification based on simple oral and/or written descriptors.
1.2C Read and respond to developmentally appropriate material.
1.2D Respond to speech of peers and familiar adults on a given topic.
1.2E Identify aural, visual, and context clues.
1.2G Identify main ideas and key words in oral and written material.
1.3B Give a description orally and in writing using simple phrases.
1.3D Summarize main idea of selected authentic and/or contextualized material.
1.3E Present prepared material to an audience.
2.1A Identify and react to cultural perspectives and practices in the culture studied.
2.1B Recognize and interpret language and behaviors that are appropriate to the target culture.
2.1C Identify some commonly-held generalizations about the culture studied.
2.1D Identify social and geographic factors that affect cultural practices.
2.1E Identify common words, phrases, and idioms that reflect the culture.
2.2A Identify the relationship between cultural perspectives and products/contributions as represented in expressive forms of the culture studied; such as, art, literature, music, dance, etc.
2.2C Identify the expressive forms of the target culture.
2.2D Identify objects, images and symbols of the target culture.
2.2E Recognize the contributions of the target culture.
Progress Indicators Goal 3:
3.1A Identify and apply, within a familiar context, information and skills common to the foreign language classroom and other disciplines.
3.1B Identify, through foreign language resources, information for use in other disciplines.
3.2A Extract information from sources intended for native speakers of the language.
3.2B Use authentic sources to identify the perspectives of the target cultures.
Progress Indicators Goal 4:
Progress Indicators Goal 5:
Topic specific vocabulary (related to narratives and fairy tales)
Narrative verb forms
Cultural background information
Students receive participation points for reading, discussion, and comparison of fairy tales meeting specific checklist criteria.
Students perform their favorite target culture fairy tale meeting specific rubric criteria.
Students read fairy tales from the target culture.
Students discuss fairy tales from the target culture.
Students use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast themes, settings, characters, etc. of fairy tales from the target culture.
Students use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast common versions of the same story in various cultures.
Student pairs create a fairy tale dialog and practice depicting the roles.
Student groups perform their favorite target culture fairy tale depicting theme, setting, characters, etc. Rubric might include sets, props, performance, written dialogue, costumes, creativity, self-evaluation.