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Skills available for Vermont Spanish standards

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  • NNL9-10:1 Students show skill development in interpersonal communication by

    • NNL9-10:1.1 Participating in conversations, improvised dialogues, interviews, etc.

    • NNL9-10:1.2 Asking clarifying questions.

    • NNL9-10:1.3 Expressing self on various topics using a variety of transitions, sentence structures and time frames.

    • NNL9-10:1.4 Describing and comparing self with others, using details.

    • NNL9-10:1.5 Creating oral and written texts, using familiar vocabulary, oral and written texts to obtain information or reply to requests, (e.g., emails, personal letters, telephone messages, invitations, and cards).

  • NNL9-10:2 Students show skill development in presentational communication by

    • NNL9-10:2.1 Performing short skits, plays, recitations.

    • NNL9-10:2.2 Narrating, with some precision, events and stories using a variety of structures and details.

    • NNL9-10:2.3 Using a greater number of characters.

    • NNL9-10:2.4 Creating a variety of presentations (e.g., a short report, journal entry, letter) using a variety of structures, and details.

    • NNL9-10:2.5 Applying writing and speaking strategies.

  • NNL9-10:3 Students show skill development in interpretive communication by

    • NNL9-10:3.1 Recognizing more sound/symbol/meaning relationships.

    • NNL9-10:3.2 Answering and generating questions and making detailed responses and statements about presented material.

    • NNL9-10:3.3 Giving simple personal reactions to events, actions, attitudes, situations.

    • NNL9-10:3.4 Applying reading strategies for comprehension of the main idea (e.g., guessing words from context, using prior knowledge, using format and illustrations, scanning and skimming).

    • NNL9-10:3.5 Analyzing presented material on various topics by ranking, giving a personal response, categorizing, identifying causes and effects.

Cultures and Communities

  • NNL9-10:4 Students demonstrate understanding of the customs, beliefs, cultural differences, and traditions by

    • NNL9-10:4.1 Comparing and contrasting products and practices in target culture and own culture by asking and answering questions (e.g., dating, family relationships, special foods).

    • NNL9-10:4.2 Identifying and describing the meaning (aspects) of cultural practices and symbols of cultural expression (e.g., education, weddings, mourning).

    • NNL9-10:4.3 Recognizing and using acronyms and abbreviations.

  • NNL9-10:5 Students demonstrate skills representative of the customs, beliefs, and traditions of another culture by

    • NNL9-10:5.1 Identifying aspects of culture in different media (e.g., TV, films, advertisements ,literature, songs).

    • NNL9-10:5.2 Using authentic words and gestures in cultural games, role plays and skits, including folktales and proverbs.

    • NNL9-10:5.3 Raising questions and obtaining information about difference and various aspects of the culture.

Connections and Comparisons

Curiosity, Cooperation and Challenge—Approach to Learning

  • NNL9-10:8 Students show understanding of how knowing another language and culture influences lifelong choices by

    • NNL9-10:8.1 Participating in authentic activities (e.g., music, crafts, reading comics, magazines, shopping), attending or viewing a cultural event, exploring international websites, communicating with individual(s) from target culture, to foster enjoyment of learning the language.

    • NNL9-10:8.2 Responding creatively to learning challenges (e.g., art, music, re-enactments, poems, etc.).

    • NNL9-10:8.3 Appreciating and accepting challenges inherent in the learning, (e.g. trying multiple times, using different methods, recognizing frustration as a component of learning, persevering when not understood or understanding taking risks, examining ethnocentrism).

    • NNL9-10:8.4 Using a variety of strategies/techniques to address those challenges (e.g., using technology, reading and writing, categorizing, classifying, observing associations, roots, synonyms, antonyms).

    • NNL9-10:8.5 Applying problem solving skills (e.g., using words that are familiar, accessing prior knowledge, consulting authentic resources; communicating directly in target langu age).

    • NNL9-10:8.6 Taking responsibility for setting and adjusting goals for self (e.g., managing time, meeting deadlines, prioritizing responsibilities).

  • NNL9-10:9 Students employ appropriate social strategies in language learning by

    • NNL9-10:9.1 Using peers and advanced or native speakers to practice and validate language use.

    • NNL9-10:9.2 Cooperating in a group or partnership to maintain an environment of safety, confidence, mutual esteem, and support.

    • NNL9-10:9.3 Responding and collaborating constructively as members of a partnership, group and audience.