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To Skip or Not to Skip

  

Thematic Unit Title:

 

To Skip or Not To Skip

Subject:

Daily Routines

Goals:

1. Communicate in Languages Other than English

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.

Contexts\Outcomes:

Students engage in conversations, express feelings, and convey information concepts and ideas about daily routines to listeners for a variety of purposes.

Progress Indicators Goal 1:

 

Progress Indicators Goal 2:

 

1.1D Express likes and dislikes.
Qualify likes and dislikes.
1.1F Respond to one-on-one interactions.
Exchange information with peers and others.
1.3B 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.

Progress Indicators Goal 3:

 

Progress Indicators Goal 4:

 

Progress Indicators Goal 5:

 

Essential Skills\Knowledge:

 

Topic specific vocabulary (school, leisure activities, adjectives)
Topic specific verbs (like/dislike, I and You forms)
Question words
Cultural background information on schools
Videotaping basics

Assessments:

Vocabulary Quizzes (to check for comprehension)
Written Project:
Each student keeps a journal of school and leisure activities meeting specified criteria.
Oral Presentation:
Student groups prepare and videotape a skit about “To Skip or Not To Skip” including deciding if it takes place in the U.S. or the target culture, interaction between student and friends, pros and cons of attending class or skipping out, ramifications of their decision and meeting rubric criteria. 

Instructional Strategies:

 

Research:
Students use available resources to gather information about schools and leisure activities in the target culture.
Graphic Organizer:
Students use a graphic organizer to organize, compare, and analyze research information about schools and leisure activities in the target culture and in the U.S.
Individual:
Each student keeps a journal of school and leisure activities meeting specified criteria.
Each student makes a collage of their school and leisure activities meeting specified criteria.
Pair Activities:
Students work in pairs to interview each other about school and leisure activities.
Students work in pairs to compare and contrast their school and leisure activities using a Venn Diagram.
Students work in pairs to make a mobile using the information from the Venn Diagram.
Cooperative Learning:
Student groups prepare and perform pantomimes portraying a school or leisure activity.
Student groups prepare and videotape a skit about “To Skip or Not To Skip” including interaction between student and friends, pros and cons of attending class or skipping out, ramifications of their decision. Class members view the videotape and must decide whether the skit takes place in the U.S. or in the target culture.

Resources:

Textbook
Internet
Library resources
Library research
Realia
Videotapes

Other Resources:

Magazines
Photographs