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Show Me the Money

  

Thematic Unit Title:

 

Show Me the Money

Subject:

Careers/Professions

Goals:

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English
3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information

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.
3.1 Students reinforce and further knowledge of other disciplines through foreign languages.

Contexts\Outcomes:

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

Progress Indicators Goal 1:

 

Progress Indicators Goal 2:

 

1.1A Express basic needs.
Elaborate on needs.
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.
Create simple descriptions within a context.
Create detailed oral descriptions within a context.
1.1D Express likes and dislikes.
Qualify likes and dislikes.
1.1E Express agreement and disagreement.
Support opinions.
Make suggestions and recommendations.
Express individual perspectives and defend opinions.
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.
Use different ways to express the same idea (circumlocution).
Ask and respond to open-ended questions.
1.2B Make an identification based on simple oral and/or written descriptors.
Respond appropriately to complex oral and/or written descriptors.
1.2C Read and respond to developmentally appropriate material.
Derive meaning from selected authentic materials.
1.2D Respond to speech of peers and familiar adults on a given topic.
Respond to speech of persons sympathetic to second-language learners.
1.2E Identify aural, visual, and context clues.
Use aural, visual, and context clues to derive meaning.
Apply diverse strategies to derive meaning and detail from unfamiliar material.
1.3B Give a description orally and in writing using simple phrases.
Give a description orally and in writing using complex sentences.
1.3C Write a personal communication; such as, a note, letter, or invitation.
1.3D Summarize main idea of selected authentic and/or contextualized material.
Interpret information from authentic material to an audience.
1.3E Present prepared material to an audience.
Speak or write spontaneously.

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:

 

Progress Indicators Goal 5:

 

Essential Skills\Knowledge:

 

Career specific vocabulary
Research techniques
Verbs of preference – future tense
Question words
Formal use

Assessments:

Vocabulary Quizzes
Written Projects:
Students research a career and use the Concept Ladder to organize information about a career meeting specified criteria.
Job Applications Peer Evaluation:
Students evaluate a partner’s job application.
Portfolio Project:
Students design a career brochure meeting checklist criteria.
Students interview a professional from the career of his/her choice meeting specified criteria.
Students give an oral presentation to the class in the target language on chosen career.
Final Class Project:
Students plan and do a Career Fair in the target culture meeting rubric criteria.

Instructional Strategies:

 

Individual Projects:
Students research a career.
Graphic Organizers-Students use the Concept Ladder to organize information about a career.
Interview-Students interview a professional from the career of their choice.
Oral Career Presentation
Students design a career brochure.
Pair Activities:
Each student fills out a job application, exchange with a partner, and do a peer evaluation.
Cooperative Learning:
The class plans and implements a Career Fair.

Resources:

Textbook
Internet
Library resources
Library research
Guest Speakers
Community resources
Teachers from other disciplines

Other Resources: