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Gentlemen Start Your Engines

  

Thematic Unit Title:

 

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

Subject:

Automobile

Goals:

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information
4. Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

Standards:

1.1 Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
3.1 Students reinforce and further knowledge of other disciplines through foreign languages.
4.1 Students recognize that different languages use different patterns to communicate and can apply this knowledge to their own language.
4.2 Students recognize that cultures use different patterns of interaction and can apply this knowledge to their own culture.

Contexts\Outcomes:

Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions regarding automobile vocabulary.

Progress Indicators Goal 1:

 

Progress Indicators Goal 2:

 

1.1A Express basic needs.
Elaborate on needs.
Interact in basic survival situations.
1.1B Express basic courtesies.
Incorporate appropriate gestures into conversations.
1.1D Express likes and dislikes.
Qualify likes and dislikes.
1.1E Express agreement and disagreement.
Support opinions.
Describe a problem.
Make suggestions and recommendations.
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:

 

3.1A Identify and apply, within a familiar context, information and skills common to the foreign language classroom and other disciplines.
Transfer and apply, within a limited context, information and skills common to the language classroom and other disciplines.

Progress Indicators Goal 4:

 

4.1B Identify the structural patterns of the target language and compare them to the student’s own language.
Apply, within limited contexts, the structural patterns of the target language.
4.1C Identify the idiomatic expressions of the target language.
Compare and contrast idiomatic expressions of the target language and the student’s own language.
4.2B Identify similar and different behavioral patterns between the target culture(s) and the student’s own culture.
Compare and contrast similar and different behavioral patterns between the target culture(s) and the student’s own culture.

Progress Indicators Goal 5:

 

Essential Skills\Knowledge:

 

Automobile vocabulary
Greetings
Command forms of verbs (singular)
Numbers
Gestures
Adjectives
Interrogatives
Idiomatic expressions

Assessments:

Traditional-
Written Quiz
Checklist
Performance-
Skit with rubric assessment
Portfolio-
Create advertisement or brochure

Instructional Strategies:

 

Concentration game (Using parts of the automobile)
Visual Imagery (Oral or written description of pictures of cars)
TPR Commands (Total physical response in which students give and respond to commands showing the parts of a car)
Cooperative Learning:
Student groups write and perform a song in which they have taken an existing car song and plugged in their own words in the target language.
Pair Activities:
Students work in pairs to write and perform a dialog in which they are either bargaining for a car or needing to have their car fixed. 

Resources:

Textbook
Realia
Videotapes
Posters

Other Resources:

Pictures of automobiles
Access to an automobile
Notecards with car parts