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Nice Pants!

  

Thematic Unit Title:

 

Nice Pants!

Subject:

Clothing and Shopping

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.
1.2 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.

Contexts\Outcomes:

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

Progress Indicators Goal 1:

 

Progress Indicators Goal 2:

 

1.1A Express basic needs.
Elaborate on needs.
1.1B Express basic courtesies.
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.
1.2E Identify aural, visual, and context clues.
Use aural, visual, and context clues to derive meaning.
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.
Speak or write spontaneously.
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.

Progress Indicators Goal 3:

 

Progress Indicators Goal 4:

 

Progress Indicators Goal 5:

 

Essential Skills\Knowledge:

 

Vocabulary for clothing and shopping expressions.
Noun/adjective agreement
Present tense of the verbs: to want, to need, to have, to like
Cultural information about shopping
Understanding of currency from the target culture
Understanding of clothing sizes
Knowledge of multiple intelligences

Assessments:

Vocabulary Quiz
Project:
Students create a clothing store meeting criteria in the rubric.
Oral Presentations:
Students create and perform a skit that depicts shopping in the store meeting required criteria from the rubric.

Instructional Strategies:

 

Students view and discuss video of shopping scenes in the target country or countries.
Textbook Activities:
Students do practice exercises to reinforce knowledge of key verbs and adjectives.
Pair Activities:
Students work in pairs to create games using clothing vocabulary.
Comparison Chart:
Student groups chart currency rates and clothing sizes.
Cooperative Learning:
Student groups create a clothing store designed to meet requirements of multiple intelligences (i.e. must provide experiences in the store for the musically inclined, bodily-kinesthetic, etc.)
Students groups role-play possible situations encountered in the multiple intelligences clothing store.

Resources:

Textbook
Internet
Realia
Videotapes

Other Resources:

Flashcards
Catalog