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Skills available for North Dakota Level 1 Spanish standards

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1 Communicating in languages other than English

2 Gaining knowledge and understanding of other cultures

3 Connecting with other disciplines and acquiring new information

  • 3.1 Students reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language.

    • 3.1.1 Recognize and transfer concepts learned in other disciplines when used in the foreign language classroom (i.e., social studies--weather, geographical terms; math--measurement, money; science--animals, food; music--instruments).

    • 3.1.2 Recognize and transfer concepts presented in the foreign language classroom for use in other disciplines (e.g., geography specific to the target culture, borrowed words and phrases: coup d'état, rodeo, Kindergarten, ipso facto).

    • 3.1.3 Present short reports in English, orally and/or in writing, on topics studied in other disciplines (i.e., report on countries where the target language is spoken; discuss and demonstrate of musical instruments from the target culture).

    • 3.1.4 Recognize basic vocabulary and concepts on familiar topics from other disciplines when presented in the target language (e.g., food pyramid, Spanish commercials or magazine advertising).

  • 3.2 Students acquire information and recognize and access the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its cultures.

    • 3.2.1 Read, listen to, and discuss age-appropriate material of the target cultures, such as songs, adapted folk tales, and short stories written for native speakers of the target language.

    • 3.2.2 Use authentic sources and media to gather information from the target cultures (e.g., use media to gather information about teen movie and rock stars; collect headlines to learn what the French public is interested in related to a U.S. issue).

    • 3.2.3 Use authentic sources and media to identify the perspectives of the target cultures (e.g., create a collage that illustrates the German concept of bread; create a description of an ideal pet or partner, based on information from authentic media sources; prepare an authentic meal).

4 Developing Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

5 Participating in multilingual communities at home and around the world.

  • 5.1 Students use foreign languages both within and beyond the school setting.

    • 5.1.1 Write simple stories based on a model or create imaginary situations to present to others (e.g., create booklet using illustrations to describe a trip to the grocery store; create cartoons).

    • 5.1.2 Perform or present information about the language and culture to others (e.g., teach phrases, games, songs, foreign language week activities).

    • 5.1.3 Identify the target language in their daily lives (e.g., cognates, borrowed words).

    • 5.1.4 Communicate on a personal level with speakers of the language (e.g., letters, e-mail, personal contact, videotapes).

    • 5.1.5 Identify professions that require proficiency in another language (e.g., create career posters, collages, mobiles).

  • 5.2 Students show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using foreign languages for personal enjoyment and enrichment.

    • 5.2.1 Use language and knowledge of cultures to explore career opportunities in diverse and changing economies (e.g., conduct internet research, create collages or mobiles).

    • 5.2.2 Use pen pal/e-pal relationship for personal enrichment and enjoyment.

    • 5.2.3 View via media or attend cultural events and social activities related to the target culture (i.e., Oktoberfest, Pow Wows, Cinco de Mayo, Høstfest).

    • 5.2.4 Play or become interested spectators of target-culture sports and games.

    • 5.2.5 Perform or participate in music in the classroom (e.g., sing, play, and listen to music and songs of the target culture; bring favorite target language music to share with class).

    • 5.2.6 Become familiar with pop culture elements from the target culture (e.g., check the "Top Ten" list on the Internet).

    • 5.2.7 Read and/or memorize simple stories or rhymes written in the target language.

  • 5.3 Students value native and heritage languages and show interest in efforts to preserve those that are endangered.

    • 5.3.1 Attend community activities pertaining to language or culture (i.e., Language camps, PowWow, Oktoberfest, markets, worship services, concerts).

    • 5.3.2 Investigate and share information on cultural activities (e.g., reports, peer teaching).

    • 5.3.3 Interact with native speakers; attend presentations given by and for them (e.g., interview immigrants, refugees, guest speakers; attend worship services in the target language).