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7.1 World Languages All students will be able to use a world language in addition to English to engage in meaningful conversation, to understand and interpret spoken and written language, and to present information, concepts, and ideas, while also gaining an understanding of the perspectives of other cultures. Through language study, they will make connections with other content areas, compare the language and culture studied with their own, and participate in home and global communities.
A. Interpretive ModeThe mode of communication in which students demonstrate understanding of spoken and written communication within the appropriate cultural context. Examples of one-way reading or listening include cultural interpretations of print, video, and online texts, movies, radio and television broadcasts, and speeches. Interpretation beyond the Novice level differs from comprehension because it implies the ability to read or listen( between the lines And beyond the lines. )
Novice-Mid Novice-High Intermediate-Low Intermediate-Mid Intermediate-High Advanced-Low
7.1.NM.A.1
Recognize familiar spoken or written words and phrases contained in culturally authentic materials using electronic information sources related to targeted themes.
7.1.NH.A.1
Recognize familiar words and phrases, understand the main idea, and infer the meaning of some highly contextualized, unfamiliar spoken or written words contained in culturally authentic materials using electronic information sources related to targeted themes.
7.1.IL.A.1
Identify the main idea and most supporting details contained in culturally authentic materials using electronic information sources related to targeted themes.
7.1.IM.A.1
Compare and contrast information contained in culturally authentic materials using electronic information sources related to targeted themes.
7.1.IH.A.1
Analyze and critique information contained in culturally authentic materials using electronic information sources related to a variety of familiar and some unfamiliar topics.
7.1.AL.A.1
Analyze and critique the validity of culturally authentic materials using electronic information sources related to targeted themes.
7.1.NM.A.2
Demonstrate comprehension of simple, oral and written directions, commands, and requests through appropriate physical response.
7.1.NH.A.2
Demonstrate comprehension of a series of oral and written directions, commands, and requests through appropriate physical response.
7.1.IL.A.2
Demonstrate comprehension of oral and written instructions connected to daily activities through appropriate responses.
7.1.IM.A.2
Demonstrate comprehension of oral and written instructions connected to daily activities and to some unfamiliar situations through appropriate responses.
7.1.IH.A.2
Demonstrate comprehension of spoken and written language, as expressed by speakers of the target language in formal and informal settings, through appropriate responses.
7.1.AL.A.2
Demonstrate comprehension of spoken and written language and nuances of culture, as expressed by speakers of the target language, in informal and some formal settings.
7.1.NM.A.3
Recognize a few common gestures and cultural practices associated with the target culture(s).
7.1.NH.A.3
Recognize some common gestures and cultural practices associated with target culture(s).
7.1.IL.A.3
Compare and contrast the use of verbal and non-verbal etiquette (i.e., the use of gestures, intonation, and cultural practices) in the target culture(s) and in one’s own culture.
7.1.IM.A.3
Analyze the use of verbal and non-verbal etiquette (i.e., gestures, intonation, and cultural practices) in the target culture(s) to determine the meaning of a message.
7.1.IH.A.3
Compare and contrast the use of verbal and non-verbal etiquette to perform a variety of functions (such as persuading, negotiating, or offering advice) in the target culture(s) and in one’s own culture.
7.1.AL.A.3
Analyze the use of verbal and non-verbal etiquette in the target culture(s) and in one’s own culture to develop an understanding of how cultural perspectives are reflected in cultural products and cultural practices.
7.1.NM.A.4
Identify familiar people, places, and objects based on simple oral and/or written descriptions.
7.1.NH.A.4
Identify people, places, objects, and activities in daily life based on oral or written descriptions.
7.1.IL.A.4
Use the target language to describe people, places, objects, and daily activities learned about through oral or written descriptions.
7.1.IM.A.4
Use target language to paraphrase what is heard or read in oral or written descriptions of people, places, objects, and daily activities.
7.1.IH.A.4
Analyze historical and political contexts that connect or have connected famous people, places, and events from the target culture(s) with the United States.
7.1.AL.A.4
Evaluate, from multiple cultural perspectives, the historical, political, and present-day contexts that connect or have connected famous people, places, and events from the target culture(s) with the United States.
7.1.NM.A.5
Demonstrate comprehension of brief oral and written messages using age- and level-appropriate, culturally authentic materials on familiar topics.
7.1.NH.A.5
Demonstrate comprehension of short conversations and brief written messages on familiar topics.
7.1.IL.A.5
Demonstrate comprehension of conversations and written information on a variety of topics.
7.1.IM.A.5
Comprehend conversations and written information on a variety of familiar and some unfamiliar topics.
7.1.IH.A.5
Synthesize information from oral and written discourse dealing with a variety of topics.
7.1.AL.A.5
Evaluate information from oral and written discourse dealing with a variety of topics.
  7.1.NH.A.6
Identify the main idea and other significant ideas in readings from age- and level-appropriate, culturally authentic materials.
7.1.IL.A.6
Identify the main idea, theme, and most supporting details in readings from age- and level-appropriate, culturally authentic materials.
7.1.IM.A.6
Compare and contrast the main idea, theme, main characters, and setting in readings from age- and level-appropriate, culturally authentic materials.
7.1.IH.A.6
Analyze and critique readings from culturally authentic materials.
7.1.AL.A.6
Analyze and critique readings on less familiar topics using a variety of culturally authentic texts and genres.
    7.1.IL.A.7
Infer the meaning of a few unfamiliar words in some new contexts.
7.1.IM.A.7
Infer the meaning of some unfamiliar words in some new contexts.
7.1.IH.A.7
Infer the meaning of some unfamiliar words and phrases in new formal and informal contexts.
7.1.AL.A.7
Infer the meaning of some unfamiliar words and phrases in academic and formal contexts.
    7.1.IL.A.8
Compare and contrast unique linguistic elements in English and the target language.
7.1.IM.A.8
Use knowledge of structures of the target language to deduce meaning of new and unfamiliar structures.
7.1.IH.A.8
Analyze structures of the target language and comparable linguistic structures in English.
7.1.AL.A.8
Analyze elements of the target language that do not have a comparable linguistic element in English.

Cultural :

»Personal identity is developed through experiences that occur within one’s family, one’s community, and the culture at large. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: self, friends, family, pets, physical/personality descriptions, school, likes/dislikes, and pastimes.)

»Observing and participating in culturally authentic activities contribute to familiarization with cultural products and practices. (Topics and activities that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: authentic celebrations, songs, and dances.)

»Healthy eating habits and fitness practices may vary across cultures. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: foods, shopping, eating at home or in restaurants, and wellness practices.)

»Many products and practices related to home and community are shared across cultures; others are culture-specific. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: home life, places in the community, activities within the community, and travel.)

»What is perceived as “basic needs” varies among and within cultures. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: safety, food, shelter, and purchase and sale of goods such as toys, games, travel, and luxury items.)

»Maps, graphs, and other graphic organizers facilitate understanding of information on a wide range of topics related to the world and global issues. They make complex concepts more accessible to second-language learners who have limited proficiency in the language. (Content areas that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: history, economics, science, and geography.)

»Learning about age- and developmentally appropriate content that is of high interest to students and has a direct connection to the cultural contexts of the target language cultivates an awareness of the shared human experience. (Content that assists in the development of this understanding should include, but is not limited to: all content areas and popular culture.)

Cultural:

»Immigration changes both the community of origin and the new community. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: current and past immigration patterns, the impact of immigration on society, and related issues.)

»The study of another language and culture deepens understanding of where and how people live and why events occur. (Content areas that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: history, science, economics, and geography.)

»Due to globalization and advances in technology, the products and practices of a culture change over time, and these changes may impact cultural perspectives. (Content areas that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: science, technology, history, social sciences, the visual and performing arts, and world literature.)

»Human and animal migration are often related to the availability of resources and the ability to adapt to the environment. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: habitats, animals, weather, science, geography, social sciences, and distribution of resources.)

»Personal preferences and skills are key factors to consider when making decisions about postsecondary plans. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: personal likes/dislikes, subject-area preferences, academic record, and career awareness, exploration, and preparation.)

»The amount of leisure time available and how it is spent varies among cultures. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: likes/dislikes, pastimes, schedules, and travel.)

»Wellness practices may vary across cultures. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: sports and physical fitness activities and common health conditions/problems and remedies.)

»Online newspapers, magazines, blogs, wikis, podcasts, videos, and government websites provide current information on perspectives of the target culture on local, national, and global problems/issues. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: current events and contemporary and emerging global issues, problems, and challenges [e.g., population growth and migration; environmental degradation and protection; discrimination and other conflicts; and the allocation of scarce resources].)

»Current trends and issues influence popular culture. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: fashion, style, popular music, art, and pastimes.)

Cultural:

»Immigration changes both the community of origin and the new community. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: current and past immigration patterns, the impact of immigration on society, and related issues.)

»The study of another language and culture deepens understanding of where and how people live and why events occur. (Content areas that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: history, science, economics, and geography.)

»Due to globalization and advances in technology, the products and practices of a culture change over time, and these changes may impact cultural perspectives. (Content areas that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: science, technology, history, social sciences, the visual and performing arts, and world literature.)

»Human and animal migration are often related to the availability of resources and the ability to adapt to the environment. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: habitats, animals, weather, science, geography, social sciences, and distribution of resources.)

»Personal preferences and skills are key factors to consider when making decisions about postsecondary plans. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: personal likes/dislikes, subject-area preferences, academic record, and career awareness, exploration, and preparation.)

»The amount of leisure time available and how it is spent varies among cultures. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: likes/dislikes, pastimes, schedules, and travel.)

»Wellness practices may vary across cultures. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: sports and physical fitness activities and common health conditions/problems and remedies.)

»Online newspapers, magazines, blogs, wikis, podcasts, videos, and government websites provide current information on perspectives of the target culture on local, national, and global problems/issues. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: current events and contemporary and emerging global issues, problems, and challenges [e.g., population growth and migration; environmental degradation and protection; discrimination and other conflicts; and the allocation of scarce resources].)

»Current trends and issues influence popular culture. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: fashion, style, popular music, art, and pastimes.)

Cultural :

»Immigration changes both the community of origin and the new community. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: current and past immigration patterns, the impact of immigration on society, and related issues.)

»The study of another language and culture deepens understanding of where and how people live and why events occur. (Content areas that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: history, science, economics, and geography.)

»Due to globalization and advances in technology, the products and practices of a culture change over time, and these changes may impact cultural perspectives. (Content areas that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: science, technology, history, social sciences, the visual and performing arts, and world literature.)

»Human and animal migration are often related to the availability of resources and the ability to adapt to the environment. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: habitats, animals, weather, science, geography, social sciences, and distribution of resources.)

»Personal preferences and skills are key factors to consider when making decisions about postsecondary plans. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: personal likes/dislikes, subject-area preferences, academic record, and career awareness, exploration, and preparation.)

»The amount of leisure time available and how it is spent varies among cultures. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: likes/dislikes, pastimes, schedules, and travel.)

»Wellness practices may vary across cultures. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: sports and physical fitness activities and common health conditions/problems and remedies.)

»Online newspapers, magazines, blogs, wikis, podcasts, videos, and government websites provide current information on perspectives of the target culture on local, national, and global problems/issues. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: current events and contemporary and emerging global issues, problems, and challenges [e.g., population growth and migration; environmental degradation and protection; discrimination and other conflicts; and the allocation of scarce resources].)

»Current trends and issues influence popular culture. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: fashion, style, popular music, art, and pastimes.)

Cultural :

»Collecting, sharing, and analyzing data related to global issues, problems, and challenges lead to an understanding of the role cultural perspectives play in how these issues are perceived and how they are addressed. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: current events and contemporary and emerging global issues, problems, and challenges [e.g., population growth and migration; environmental degradation and protection; discrimination and other conflicts; and the allocation of scarce resources].)

»Being able to view one’s own culture through the lens of others assists in understanding global issues. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: freedom of speech and other civil, international, and human rights, as they relate to a variety of issues.)

»Observing and/or participating in the four art forms, across and within cultures, lead to an understanding of the shared human experience. (Topics/activities that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: aesthetics and the creation and performance of dance, music, theater, and visual arts.)

»Citizens who can communicate in more than one language have unprecedented career opportunities, marketability, and earning potential. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: career awareness, exploration, and preparation and business, financial, economic, and entrepreneurial literacy.)

»Modifying a Personalized Student Learning Plan requires an understanding of one’s own skill set and preferences, knowing one’s proficiency level in a second language, and developing transfer skills to prepare for careers. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: career awareness, exploration, and preparation and business, financial, economic, and entrepreneurial literacy.)

»Examination of the roles of race, ethnicity, gender, and religion through world history and across cultures assists in understanding the current sociopolitical landscape. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: history, social sciences, and world literatures.)

Cultural :

»Collecting, sharing, and analyzing data related to global issues, problems, and challenges lead to an understanding of the role cultural perspectives play in how these issues are perceived and how they are addressed. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: current events and contemporary and emerging global issues, problems, and challenges [e.g., population growth and migration; environmental degradation and protection; discrimination and other conflicts; and the allocation of scarce resources].)

»Being able to view one’s own culture through the lens of others assists in understanding global issues. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: freedom of speech and other civil, international, and human rights, as they relate to a variety of issues.)

»Observing and/or participating in the four art forms, across and within cultures, lead to an understanding of the shared human experience. (Topics/activities that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: aesthetics and the creation and performance of dance, music, theater, and visual arts.)

»Citizens who can communicate in more than one language have unprecedented career opportunities, marketability, and earning potential. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: career awareness, exploration, and preparation and business, financial, economic, and entrepreneurial literacy.)

»Modifying a Personalized Student Learning Plan requires an understanding of one’s own skill set and preferences, knowing one’s proficiency level in a second language, and developing transfer skills to prepare for careers. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: career awareness, exploration, and preparation and business, financial, economic, and entrepreneurial literacy.)

»Examination of the roles of race, ethnicity, gender, and religion through world history and across cultures assists in understanding the current sociopolitical landscape. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: history, social sciences, and world literatures.)


7.1 World Languages All students will be able to use a world language in addition to English to engage in meaningful conversation, to understand and interpret spoken and written language, and to present information, concepts, and ideas, while also gaining an understanding of the perspectives of other cultures. Through language study, they will make connections with other content areas, compare the language and culture studied with their own, and participate in home and global communities.
B. Interpersonal Mode The mode of communication in which students engage in direct oral and/or written communication with others (e.g., conversing face-to-face, participating in online discussions or videoconferences, instant messaging and text messaging, exchanging personal letters or e-mail messages).
Novice-Mid Novice-High Intermediate-Low Intermediate-Mid Intermediate-High Advanced-Low
7.1.NM.B.1
Use digital tools to exchange basic information at the word and memorized-phrase level related to self and targeted themes.
7.1.NH.B.1
Use digital tools to exchange basic information by recombining memorized words, phrases, and sentences on topics related to self and targeted themes.
7.1.IL.B.1
Use digital tools to participate in short conversations and to exchange information related to targeted themes.
7.1.IM.B.1
Use digital tools to participate in short conversations and to exchange information related to a variety of familiar topics and some unfamiliar topics.
7.1.IH.B.1
Use digital tools to participate in extended conversations using a variety of timeframes to exchange information.
7.1.AL.B.1
Use digital tools to participate in extended conversations on topics of a personal, academic, or social nature using a variety of timeframes to exchange information.
7.1.NM.B.2
Give and follow simple oral and written directions, commands, and requests when participating in age-appropriate classroom and cultural activities.
7.1.NH.B.2
Give and follow a series of oral and written directions, commands, and requests for participating in age- and level- appropriate classroom and cultural activities.
7.1.IL.B.2
Give and follow a series of oral and written directions, commands, and requests for participating in age- and level-appropriate classroom and cultural activities.
7.1.IM.B.2
Give and follow a series of oral and written directions, commands, and requests for participating in age- and level-appropriate classroom and cultural activities in familiar and some unfamiliar situations.
7.1.IH.B.2
Give, respond to, and ask for clarification on detailed oral and written directions, commands, and requests.
7.1.AL.B.2
Give, respond to, and ask for clarification on detailed and complex oral and written directions, commands, and indirect requests.
7.1.NM.B.3
Imitate appropriate gestures and intonation of the target culture(s)/language during greetings, leave-takings, and daily interactions.
7.1.NH.B.3
Imitate appropriate gestures, intonation, and common idiomatic expressions of the target culture(s)/language during daily interactions.
7.1.IL.B.3
Use appropriate gestures, intonation, and common idiomatic expressions of the target culture(s)/language in familiar situations.
7.1.IM.B.3
Use appropriate gestures, intonation, and common idiomatic expressions of the target culture(s)/language in familiar and some unfamiliar situations.
7.1.IH.B.3
Interact in a variety of familiar situations using culturally appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication strategies.
7.1.AL.B.3
Interact in a variety of familiar and a few unfamiliar situations using culturally appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication strategies.
7.1.NM.B.4
Ask and respond to simple questions, make requests, and express preferences using memorized words and phrases.
7.1.NH.B.4
Ask and respond to questions, make requests, and express preferences in various social situations.
7.1.IL.B.4
Ask and respond to factual and interpretive questions of a personal nature or on school-related topics.
7.1.IM.B.4
Ask and respond to factual and interpretive questions of a personal nature, on school-related topics, and on some unfamiliar topics and situations.
7.1.IH.B.4
Ask and respond to questions as part of a group discussion of topics and situations of a personal, academic, or social nature.
7.1.AL.B.4
Ask and respond to questions as part of a group discussion on topics of a personal, academic, or social nature in informal and some formal settings.
7.1.NM.B.5
Exchange information using words, phrases, and short sentences practiced in class on familiar topics or on topics studied in other content areas.
7.1.NH.B.5
Converse on a variety of familiar topics and/or topics studied in other content areas.
7.1.IL.B.5
Engage in short conversations about personal experiences or events and/or topics studied in other content areas.
7.1.IM.B.5
Engage in short conversations about personal experiences or events, topics studied in other content areas, and some unfamiliar topics and situations.
7.1.IH.B.5
Engage in oral and/or written discourse in a variety of timeframes on topics of personal or social interest or on topics studied in other content areas.
7.1.AL.B.5
Engage in oral and/or written discourse in a variety of timeframes on topics of personal or social interest, topics studied in other content areas, and some unfamiliar topics.
        7.1.IH.B.6
Use language in a variety of settings to further personal and/or academic goals.
7.1.AL.B.6
Use language in a variety of settings to further personal, academic, and career goals.

Cultural :

»Personal identity is developed through experiences that occur within one’s family, one’s community, and the culture at large. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: self, friends, family, pets, physical/personality descriptions, school, likes/dislikes, and pastimes.)

»Observing and participating in culturally authentic activities contribute to familiarization with cultural products and practices. (Topics and activities that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: authentic celebrations, songs, and dances.)

»Healthy eating habits and fitness practices may vary across cultures. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: foods, shopping, eating at home or in restaurants, and wellness practices.)

»Many products and practices related to home and community are shared across cultures; others are culture-specific. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: home life, places in the community, activities within the community, and travel.)

»What is perceived as “basic needs” varies among and within cultures. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: safety, food, shelter, and purchase and sale of goods such as toys, games, travel, and luxury items.)

»Maps, graphs, and other graphic organizers facilitate understanding of information on a wide range of topics related to the world and global issues. They make complex concepts more accessible to second-language learners who have limited proficiency in the language. (Content areas that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: history, economics, science, and geography.)

»Learning about age- and developmentally appropriate content that is of high interest to students and has a direct connection to the cultural contexts of the target language cultivates an awareness of the shared human experience. (Content that assists in the development of this understanding should include, but is not limited to: all content areas and popular culture.)

Cultural :

»Immigration changes both the community of origin and the new community. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: current and past immigration patterns, the impact of immigration on society, and related issues.)

»The study of another language and culture deepens understanding of where and how people live and why events occur. (Content areas that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: history, science, economics, and geography.)

»Due to globalization and advances in technology, the products and practices of a culture change over time, and these changes may impact cultural perspectives. (Content areas that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: science, technology, history, social sciences, the visual and performing arts, and world literature.)

»Human and animal migration are often related to the availability of resources and the ability to adapt to the environment. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: habitats, animals, weather, science, geography, social sciences, and distribution of resources.)

»Personal preferences and skills are key factors to consider when making decisions about postsecondary plans. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: personal likes/dislikes, subject-area preferences, academic record, and career awareness, exploration, and preparation.)

»The amount of leisure time available and how it is spent varies among cultures. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: likes/dislikes, pastimes, schedules, and travel.)

»Wellness practices may vary across cultures. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: sports and physical fitness activities and common health conditions/problems and remedies.)

»Online newspapers, magazines, blogs, wikis, podcasts, videos, and government websites provide current information on perspectives of the target culture on local, national, and global problems/issues. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: current events and contemporary and emerging global issues, problems, and challenges [e.g., population growth and migration; environmental degradation and protection; discrimination and other conflicts; and the allocation of scarce resources].)

»Current trends and issues influence popular culture. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: fashion, style, popular music, art, and pastimes.)

Cultural :

»Immigration changes both the community of origin and the new community. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: current and past immigration patterns, the impact of immigration on society, and related issues.)

»The study of another language and culture deepens understanding of where and how people live and why events occur. (Content areas that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: history, science, economics, and geography.)

»Due to globalization and advances in technology, the products and practices of a culture change over time, and these changes may impact cultural perspectives. (Content areas that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: science, technology, history, social sciences, the visual and performing arts, and world literature.)

»Human and animal migration are often related to the availability of resources and the ability to adapt to the environment. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: habitats, animals, weather, science, geography, social sciences, and distribution of resources.)

»Personal preferences and skills are key factors to consider when making decisions about postsecondary plans. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: personal likes/dislikes, subject-area preferences, academic record, and career awareness, exploration, and preparation.)

»The amount of leisure time available and how it is spent varies among cultures. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: likes/dislikes, pastimes, schedules, and travel.)

»Wellness practices may vary across cultures. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: sports and physical fitness activities and common health conditions/problems and remedies.)

»Online newspapers, magazines, blogs, wikis, podcasts, videos, and government websites provide current information on perspectives of the target culture on local, national, and global problems/issues. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: current events and contemporary and emerging global issues, problems, and challenges [e.g., population growth and migration; environmental degradation and protection; discrimination and other conflicts; and the allocation of scarce resources].)

»Current trends and issues influence popular culture. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: fashion, style, popular music, art, and pastimes.)

Cultural :

»Immigration changes both the community of origin and the new community. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: current and past immigration patterns, the impact of immigration on society, and related issues.)

»The study of another language and culture deepens understanding of where and how people live and why events occur. (Content areas that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: history, science, economics, and geography.)

»Due to globalization and advances in technology, the products and practices of a culture change over time, and these changes may impact cultural perspectives. (Content areas that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: science, technology, history, social sciences, the visual and performing arts, and world literature.)

»Human and animal migration are often related to the availability of resources and the ability to adapt to the environment. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: habitats, animals, weather, science, geography, social sciences, and distribution of resources.)

»Personal preferences and skills are key factors to consider when making decisions about postsecondary plans. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: personal likes/dislikes, subject-area preferences, academic record, and career awareness, exploration, and preparation.)

»The amount of leisure time available and how it is spent varies among cultures. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: likes/dislikes, pastimes, schedules, and travel.)

»Wellness practices may vary across cultures. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: sports and physical fitness activities and common health conditions/problems and remedies.)

»Online newspapers, magazines, blogs, wikis, podcasts, videos, and government websites provide current information on perspectives of the target culture on local, national, and global problems/issues. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: current events and contemporary and emerging global issues, problems, and challenges [e.g., population growth and migration; environmental degradation and protection; discrimination and other conflicts; and the allocation of scarce resources].)

»Current trends and issues influence popular culture. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: fashion, style, popular music, art, and pastimes.)

Cultural :

»Collecting, sharing, and analyzing data related to global issues, problems, and challenges lead to an understanding of the role cultural perspectives play in how these issues are perceived and how they are addressed. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: current events and contemporary and emerging global issues, problems, and challenges [e.g., population growth and migration; environmental degradation and protection; discrimination and other conflicts; and the allocation of scarce resources].)

»Being able to view one’s own culture through the lens of others assists in understanding global issues. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: freedom of speech and other civil, international, and human rights, as they relate to a variety of issues.)

»Observing and/or participating in the four art forms, across and within cultures, lead to an understanding of the shared human experience. (Topics/activities that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: aesthetics and the creation and performance of dance, music, theater, and visual arts.)

»Citizens who can communicate in more than one language have unprecedented career opportunities, marketability, and earning potential. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: career awareness, exploration, and preparation and business, financial, economic, and entrepreneurial literacy.)

»Modifying a Personalized Student Learning Plan requires an understanding of one’s own skill set and preferences, knowing one’s proficiency level in a second language, and developing transfer skills to prepare for careers. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: career awareness, exploration, and preparation and business, financial, economic, and entrepreneurial literacy.)

»Examination of the roles of race, ethnicity, gender, and religion through world history and across cultures assists in understanding the current sociopolitical landscape. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: history, social sciences, and world literatures.)

Cultural :

»Collecting, sharing, and analyzing data related to global issues, problems, and challenges lead to an understanding of the role cultural perspectives play in how these issues are perceived and how they are addressed. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: current events and contemporary and emerging global issues, problems, and challenges [e.g., population growth and migration; environmental degradation and protection; discrimination and other conflicts; and the allocation of scarce resources].)

»Being able to view one’s own culture through the lens of others assists in understanding global issues. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: freedom of speech and other civil, international, and human rights, as they relate to a variety of issues.)

»Observing and/or participating in the four art forms, across and within cultures, lead to an understanding of the shared human experience. (Topics/activities that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: aesthetics and the creation and performance of dance, music, theater, and visual arts.)

»Citizens who can communicate in more than one language have unprecedented career opportunities, marketability, and earning potential. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: career awareness, exploration, and preparation and business, financial, economic, and entrepreneurial literacy.)

»Modifying a Personalized Student Learning Plan requires an understanding of one’s own skill set and preferences, knowing one’s proficiency level in a second language, and developing transfer skills to prepare for careers. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: career awareness, exploration, and preparation and business, financial, economic, and entrepreneurial literacy.)

»Examination of the roles of race, ethnicity, gender, and religion through world history and across cultures assists in understanding the current sociopolitical landscape. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: history, social sciences, and world literatures.)


7.1 World Languages All students will be able to use a world language in addition to English to engage in meaningful conversation, to understand and interpret spoken and written language, and to present information, concepts, and ideas, while also gaining an understanding of the perspectives of other cultures. Through language study, they will make connections with other content areas, compare the language and culture studied with their own, and participate in home and global communities.
C. Presentational Mode The mode of communication in which students present, through oral and/or written communications, information, concepts and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers with whom there is no immediate interaction. Examples of this one-to-many mode of communication are making a presentation to a group, posting an online video or webpage, creating and posting a podcast or videocast, and writing an article for a newspaper.
Novice-Mid Novice-High Intermediate-Low Intermediate-Mid Intermediate-High Advanced-Low
7.1.NM.C.1
Use basic information at the word and memorized-phrase level to create a multimedia-rich presentation on targeted themes to be shared virtually with a target language audience.
7.1.NH.C.1
Recombine basic information at the word and sentence level related to self and targeted themes to create a multimedia-rich presentation to be shared virtually with a target language audience.
7.1.IL.C.1
Use knowledge about cultural products and cultural practices to create a multimedia-rich presentation on targeted themes to be shared virtually with a target language audience.
7.1.IM.C.1
Synthesize information related to the cultural products, cultural practices, and cultural perspectives associated with targeted culture(s) to create a multimedia-rich presentation on targeted themes to be shared virtually with a target language audience.
7.1.IH.C.1
Explain and compare how a cultural perspective led to the development of a cultural product or cultural practice in the target culture(s) and in one’s own culture, through a multimedia-rich presentation to be shared virtually with a target language audience.
7.1.AL.C.1
Create a research-based multimedia-rich presentationto be shared virtually with a target language audience.
7.1.NM.C.2
Imitate, recite, and/or dramatize simple poetry, rhymes, songs, and skits.
7.1.NH.C.2
Create and present brief messages, poems, rhymes, songs, short plays, or role-plays using familiar vocabulary orally or in writing.
7.1.IL.C.2
Present student-created and/or authentic short plays, skits, poems, songs, stories, or reports.
7.1.IM.C.2
Dramatize student-created and/or authentic short plays, skits, poems, songs, stories, or reports.
7.1.IH.C.2
Create and perform stories, poems, short plays, or oral reports based on personal experiences and/or that reflect cultural perspectives associated with the target culture(s).
7.1.AL.C.2
Create a research-based analysis of a current global problem/issue showing cultural perspectives associated with the target culture(s) and another world culture.
7.1.NM.C.3
Copy/write words, phrases, or simple guided texts on familiar topics.
7.1.NH.C.3
Describe in writing people and things from the home and school environment.
7.1.IL.C.3
Use language creatively to respond in writing to a variety of oral or visual prompts.
7.1.IM.C.3
Use language creatively to respond in writing to a variety of oral or visual prompts about familiar and some unfamiliar situations.
7.1.IH.C.3
Use language creatively in writing for a variety of purposes.
7.1.AL.C.3
Use language creatively in writing for personal, career, or academic purposes.
7.1.NM.C.4
Present information from age- and level-appropriate, culturally authentic materials orally or in writing.
7.1.NH.C.4
Tell or retell stories from age- and level-appropriate, culturally authentic materials orally or in writing.
7.1.IL.C.4
Compare and contrast age- and level-appropriate culturally authentic materials orally and in writing.
7.1.IM.C.4
Synthesize information found in age- and level-appropriate culturally authentic materials.
7.1.IH.C.4
Explain the structural elements and/or cultural perspectives found in culturally authentic materials.
7.1.AL.C.4
Compare and contrast the structural elements and/or cultural perspectives found in culturally authentic materials with those found in selections in English.
7.1.NM.C.5
Name and label tangible cultural products and imitate cultural practices from the target culture(s).
7.1.NH.C.5
Tell or write about cultural products associated with the target culture(s), and simulate common cultural practices.
7.1.IL.C.5
Compare and contrast cultural products and cultural practices associated with the target culture(s) and one’s own culture, orally, in writing, or through simulation.
7.1.IM.C.5
Compare the cultural perspectives of the target culture(s) with those of one’s own culture, as evidenced through the cultural products and cultural practices associated with each.
7.1.IH.C.5
Explain cultural perspectives associated with the target culture(s), as evidenced by the cultural products and cultural practices associated with the target culture(s), and compare these perspectives with those of one’s own culture.
7.1.AL.C.5
Analyze how cultural perspectives about a specific cultural product or cultural practice associated with the target culture(s) change over time, and compare with changing perspectives in one’s own culture.
    7.1.IL.C.6
Summarize requirements for professions/careers that require proficiency in a language other than English based on exploration of the 16 Career Clusters.
  7.1.IH.C.6
Explain/demonstrate cross-cultural skills needed for a variety of professions and careers within the global workforce.
7.1.AL.C.6
Create an electronic portfolio in the target language with artifacts documenting language proficiency, cross-cultural awareness and experiences, and other qualifications that support the goals of the Personalized Student Learning Plan.
Cultural :

»Personal identity is developed through experiences that occur within one’s family, one’s community, and the culture at large. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: self, friends, family, pets, physical/personality descriptions, school, likes/dislikes, and pastimes.)

»Observing and participating in culturally authentic activities contribute to familiarization with cultural products and practices. (Topics and activities that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: authentic celebrations, songs, and dances.)

»Healthy eating habits and fitness practices may vary across cultures. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: foods, shopping, eating at home or in restaurants, and wellness practices.)

»Many products and practices related to home and community are shared across cultures; others are culture-specific. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: home life, places in the community, activities within the community, and travel.)

»What is perceived as “basic needs” varies among and within cultures. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: safety, food, shelter, and purchase and sale of goods such as toys, games, travel, and luxury items.)

»Maps, graphs, and other graphic organizers facilitate understanding of information on a wide range of topics related to the world and global issues. They make complex concepts more accessible to second-language learners who have limited proficiency in the language. (Content areas that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: history, economics, science, and geography.)

»Learning about age- and developmentally appropriate content that is of high interest to students and has a direct connection to the cultural contexts of the target language cultivates an awareness of the shared human experience. (Content that assists in the development of this understanding should include, but is not limited to: all content areas and popular culture.)

Cultural :

»Immigration changes both the community of origin and the new community. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: current and past immigration patterns, the impact of immigration on society, and related issues.)

»The study of another language and culture deepens understanding of where and how people live and why events occur. (Content areas that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: history, science, economics, and geography.)

»Due to globalization and advances in technology, the products and practices of a culture change over time, and these changes may impact cultural perspectives. (Content areas that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: science, technology, history, social sciences, the visual and performing arts, and world literature.)

»Human and animal migration are often related to the availability of resources and the ability to adapt to the environment. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: habitats, animals, weather, science, geography, social sciences, and distribution of resources.)

»Personal preferences and skills are key factors to consider when making decisions about postsecondary plans. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: personal likes/dislikes, subject-area preferences, academic record, and career awareness, exploration, and preparation.)

»The amount of leisure time available and how it is spent varies among cultures. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: likes/dislikes, pastimes, schedules, and travel.)

»Wellness practices may vary across cultures. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: sports and physical fitness activities and common health conditions/problems and remedies.)

»Online newspapers, magazines, blogs, wikis, podcasts, videos, and government websites provide current information on perspectives of the target culture on local, national, and global problems/issues. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: current events and contemporary and emerging global issues, problems, and challenges [e.g., population growth and migration; environmental degradation and protection; discrimination and other conflicts; and the allocation of scarce resources].)

»Current trends and issues influence popular culture. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: fashion, style, popular music, art, and pastimes.)

Cultural :

»Immigration changes both the community of origin and the new community. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: current and past immigration patterns, the impact of immigration on society, and related issues.)

»The study of another language and culture deepens understanding of where and how people live and why events occur. (Content areas that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: history, science, economics, and geography.)

»Due to globalization and advances in technology, the products and practices of a culture change over time, and these changes may impact cultural perspectives. (Content areas that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: science, technology, history, social sciences, the visual and performing arts, and world literature.)

»Human and animal migration are often related to the availability of resources and the ability to adapt to the environment. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: habitats, animals, weather, science, geography, social sciences, and distribution of resources.)

»Personal preferences and skills are key factors to consider when making decisions about postsecondary plans. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: personal likes/dislikes, subject-area preferences, academic record, and career awareness, exploration, and preparation.)

»The amount of leisure time available and how it is spent varies among cultures. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: likes/dislikes, pastimes, schedules, and travel.)

»Wellness practices may vary across cultures. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: sports and physical fitness activities and common health conditions/problems and remedies.)

»Online newspapers, magazines, blogs, wikis, podcasts, videos, and government websites provide current information on perspectives of the target culture on local, national, and global problems/issues. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: current events and contemporary and emerging global issues, problems, and challenges [e.g., population growth and migration; environmental degradation and protection; discrimination and other conflicts; and the allocation of scarce resources].)

»Current trends and issues influence popular culture. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: fashion, style, popular music, art, and pastimes.)

Cultural :

»Immigration changes both the community of origin and the new community. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: current and past immigration patterns, the impact of immigration on society, and related issues.)

»The study of another language and culture deepens understanding of where and how people live and why events occur. (Content areas that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: history, science, economics, and geography.)

»Due to globalization and advances in technology, the products and practices of a culture change over time, and these changes may impact cultural perspectives. (Content areas that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: science, technology, history, social sciences, the visual and performing arts, and world literature.)

»Human and animal migration are often related to the availability of resources and the ability to adapt to the environment. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: habitats, animals, weather, science, geography, social sciences, and distribution of resources.)

»Personal preferences and skills are key factors to consider when making decisions about postsecondary plans. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: personal likes/dislikes, subject-area preferences, academic record, and career awareness, exploration, and preparation.)

»The amount of leisure time available and how it is spent varies among cultures. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: likes/dislikes, pastimes, schedules, and travel.)

»Wellness practices may vary across cultures. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: sports and physical fitness activities and common health conditions/problems and remedies.)

»Online newspapers, magazines, blogs, wikis, podcasts, videos, and government websites provide current information on perspectives of the target culture on local, national, and global problems/issues. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: current events and contemporary and emerging global issues, problems, and challenges [e.g., population growth and migration; environmental degradation and protection; discrimination and other conflicts; and the allocation of scarce resources].)

»Current trends and issues influence popular culture. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: fashion, style, popular music, art, and pastimes.)

Cultural :

»Collecting, sharing, and analyzing data related to global issues, problems, and challenges lead to an understanding of the role cultural perspectives play in how these issues are perceived and how they are addressed. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: current events and contemporary and emerging global issues, problems, and challenges [e.g., population growth and migration; environmental degradation and protection; discrimination and other conflicts; and the allocation of scarce resources].)

»Being able to view one’s own culture through the lens of others assists in understanding global issues. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: freedom of speech and other civil, international, and human rights, as they relate to a variety of issues.)

»Observing and/or participating in the four art forms, across and within cultures, lead to an understanding of the shared human experience. (Topics/activities that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: aesthetics and the creation and performance of dance, music, theater, and visual arts.)

»Citizens who can communicate in more than one language have unprecedented career opportunities, marketability, and earning potential. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: career awareness, exploration, and preparation and business, financial, economic, and entrepreneurial literacy.)

»Modifying a Personalized Student Learning Plan requires an understanding of one’s own skill set and preferences, knowing one’s proficiency level in a second language, and developing transfer skills to prepare for careers. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: career awareness, exploration, and preparation and business, financial, economic, and entrepreneurial literacy.)

»Examination of the roles of race, ethnicity, gender, and religion through world history and across cultures assists in understanding the current sociopolitical landscape. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: history, social sciences, and world literatures.)

Cultural :

»Collecting, sharing, and analyzing data related to global issues, problems, and challenges lead to an understanding of the role cultural perspectives play in how these issues are perceived and how they are addressed. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: current events and contemporary and emerging global issues, problems, and challenges [e.g., population growth and migration; environmental degradation and protection; discrimination and other conflicts; and the allocation of scarce resources].)

»Being able to view one’s own culture through the lens of others assists in understanding global issues. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: freedom of speech and other civil, international, and human rights, as they relate to a variety of issues.)

»Observing and/or participating in the four art forms, across and within cultures, lead to an understanding of the shared human experience. (Topics/activities that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: aesthetics and the creation and performance of dance, music, theater, and visual arts.)

»Citizens who can communicate in more than one language have unprecedented career opportunities, marketability, and earning potential. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: career awareness, exploration, and preparation and business, financial, economic, and entrepreneurial literacy.)

»Modifying a Personalized Student Learning Plan requires an understanding of one’s own skill set and preferences, knowing one’s proficiency level in a second language, and developing transfer skills to prepare for careers. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: career awareness, exploration, and preparation and business, financial, economic, and entrepreneurial literacy.)

»Examination of the roles of race, ethnicity, gender, and religion through world history and across cultures assists in understanding the current sociopolitical landscape. (Topics that assist in the development of this understanding should include, but are not limited to: history, social sciences, and world literatures.)