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Lights! Action! Camera!

  

Thematic Unit Title:

 

Lights! Action! Camera!

Subject:

TV Entertainment

Goals:

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
2. Gain knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures

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.
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.

Contexts\Outcomes:

Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between perspectives and practices of Television entertainment and use this knowledge to interact effectively in cultural contexts.

Progress Indicators Goal 1:

 

Progress Indicators Goal 2:

 

1.1D Express likes and dislikes.
Qualify likes and dislikes.
Exchange personal feelings and ideas for the purpose of persuading others.
1.1E Express agreement and disagreement.
Support opinions.
Make suggestions and recommendations.
Express individual perspectives and defend opinions.
1.3C Write a personal communication; such as, a note, letter, or invitation.
Produce formal and informal written communication.
Produce a written sample to convey a mood, implied meaning, or abstract idea.
1.3D Summarize main idea of selected authentic and/or contextualized material.
Interpret information from authentic material to an audience.
Create an analysis of authentic media or literary samples and present it to an audience.
Formulate and defend a position on a researched issue.
1.3E Present prepared material to an audience.
Speak or write spontaneously.
Elaborate on present, past, and future events.
Describe and analyze cultural characteristics and behaviors of everyday life.
2.1B Recognize and interpret language and behaviors that are appropriate to the target culture.
Produce language and behaviors that are appropriate to the target culture.
Apply language and behaviors that are appropriate to the target culture in an authentic situation.
2.1D Identify social and geographic factors that affect cultural practices.
Discuss social and geographic factors that affect cultural practices.
Analyze social and geographic factors that affect cultural practices.
2.1E Identify common words, phrases, and idioms that reflect the culture.
Integrate culturally embedded words, phrases, and idioms into everyday communication.

Progress Indicators Goal 3:

 

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Progress Indicators Goal 5:

 

Essential Skills\Knowledge:

 

Topic specific vocabulary
Question words
Verbs – present and past tense
Knowledge of cultural differences

Assessments:

Vocabulary Quiz
Written and Oral Presentations:
Student groups write and perform a commercial meeting checklist criteria.
Student groups write a script or do a story board for a TV program meeting specified criteria.
Student groups find or write and perform a theme song meeting rubric criteria.
Student groups design, perform, and tape a video program showing examples of TV programs from different cultures. (Video – 3-5 minutes per team member . Create a rubric for pronunciation, grammar, fluency, creatively, originality.)

Instructional Strategies:

 

Class Activity:
Students watch and discuss TV examples from the target culture. Use a graphic organizer to compare programs from the target culture with American TV programs.
Pair Activity:
Students use a graphic organizer to classify programs from TV listings into categories.
Cooperative Learning:
Student groups write and perform a commercial.
Student groups write a script or do a story board for a TV program.
Student groups find or write and perform a theme song.
Final Project:
Student groups design, perform, and tape a video program showing examples of TV programs from different cultures.

Resources:

Internet
Library resources
Realia
Videotapes

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