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Content Area: World Languages
Content Area World Languages
Standard 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.
Strand A. Interpretive Mode
Proficiency Level Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Novice-Mid
Linguistic:
  • The Novice-Mid language learner understands and communicates at the word level and can independently identify and recognize memorized words and phrases that bring meaning to text.

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.)
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.NM.A.2 Demonstrate comprehension of simple, oral and written directions, commands, and requests through appropriate physical response.                                                                                                              
7.1.NM.A.3 Recognize a few common gestures and cultural practices associated with the target culture(s).                                                                                                              
7.1.NM.A.4 Identify familiar people, places, and objects based on simple oral and/or written descriptions.                                                                                                              
7.1.NM.A.5 Demonstrate comprehension of brief oral and written messages using age- and level-appropriate, culturally authentic materials on familiar topics.                                                                                                              
Strand A. Interpretive Mode
Proficiency Level Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Novice-High
Linguistic:
The Novice-High language learner has progressed from understanding and communicating at the word level to understanding and communicating at the sentence level and can use words, lists, and simple sentences independently to:
  • Identify the main idea and some supporting details when reading.

  • Understand the gist and some supporting details of conversations dealing with everyday life.

  • Infer the meaning of some unfamiliar words when used in familiar contexts.

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.)
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.NH.A.2 Demonstrate comprehension of a series of oral and written directions, commands, and requests through appropriate physical response.                                                                                                              
7.1.NH.A.3 Recognize some common gestures and cultural practices associated with target culture(s).                                                                                                              
7.1.NH.A.4 Identify people, places, objects, and activities in daily life based on oral or written descriptions.                                                                                                              
7.1.NH.A.5 Demonstrate comprehension of short conversations and brief written messages on familiar topics.                                                                                                              
7.1.NH.A.6 Identify the main idea and other significant ideas in readings from age- and level-appropriate, culturally authentic materials.                                                                                                              
Strand A. Interpretive Mode
Proficiency Level Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Intermediate-Low
Linguistic:
The Intermediate-Low language learner understands and communicates at the sentence level and can use simple sentences independently to:
  • Identify the main idea and some supporting details when reading.

  • Understand the gist and some supporting details of conversations dealing with everyday life.

  • Infer the meaning of some unfamiliar words when used in familiar contexts.

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.)
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.IL.A.2 Demonstrate comprehension of oral and written instructions connected to daily activities through appropriate responses.                                                                                                              
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.IL.A.4 Use the target language to describe people, places, objects, and daily activities learned about through oral or written descriptions.                                                                                                              
7.1.IL.A.5 Demonstrate comprehension of conversations and written information on a variety of topics.                                                                                                              
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.IL.A.7 Infer the meaning of a few unfamiliar words in some new contexts.                                                                                                              
7.1.IL.A.8 Compare and contrast unique linguistic elements in English and the target language.                                                                                                              
Strand A. Interpretive Mode
Proficiency Level Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Intermediate-Mid
Linguistic:
The Intermediate-Mid language learner understands and communicates at the sentence level and can use strings of sentences independently to:
  • Identify the main idea and some supporting details when reading.

  • Understand the gist and some supporting details of conversations dealing with everyday life.

  • Infer the meaning of some unfamiliar words when used in familiar contexts.

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.)
7.1.IM.A.1 Compare and contrast information contained in culturally authentic materials using electronic information sources related to targeted themes.                                                                                                              
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.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.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.IM.A.5 Comprehend conversations and written information on a variety of familiar and some unfamiliar topics.                                                                                                              
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.IM.A.7 Infer the meaning of some unfamiliar words in some new contexts.                                                                                                              
7.1.IM.A.8 Use knowledge of structures of the target language to deduce meaning of new and unfamiliar structures.                                                                                                              
Strand A. Interpretive Mode
Proficiency Level Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Intermediate-High
Linguistic:
The Intermediate-High language learner has progressed from understanding and communicating at the sentence level to understanding and communicating at the paragraph level and can use connected sentences and paragraphs independently to:
  • Analyze written and oral text.

  • Synthesize written and oral text.

  • Identify most supporting details in written and oral text.

  • Infer meaning of unfamiliar words in new contexts.

  • Infer and interpret author’s intent.

  • Identify some cultural perspectives.

  • Identify the organizing principle in written and oral text.

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.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.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.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.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.IH.A.5 Synthesize information from oral and written discourse dealing with a variety of topics.                                                                                                              
7.1.IH.A.6 Analyze and critique readings from culturally authentic materials.                                                                                                              
7.1.IH.A.7 Infer the meaning of some unfamiliar words and phrases in new formal and informal contexts.                                                                                                              
7.1.IH.A.8 Analyze structures of the target language and comparable linguistic structures in English.                                                                                                              
Strand A. Interpretive Mode
Proficiency Level Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Advanced-Low
Linguistic:
The Advanced-Low language learner understands and communicates at the paragraph level and can use paragraph-level discourse independently to:
  • Analyze written and oral text.

  • Synthesize written and oral text.

  • Identify most supporting details in written and oral text.

  • Infer meaning of unfamiliar words in new contexts.

  • Infer and interpret author’s intent.

  • Identify some cultural perspectives.

  • Identify the organizing principle in written and oral text.

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.AL.A.1 Analyze and critique the validity of culturally authentic materials using electronic information sources related to targeted themes.                                                                                                              
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.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.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.AL.A.5 Evaluate information from oral and written discourse dealing with a variety of topics.                                                                                                              
7.1.AL.A.6 Analyze and critique readings on less familiar topics using a variety of culturally authentic texts and genres.                                                                                                              
7.1.AL.A.7 Infer the meaning of some unfamiliar words and phrases in academic and formal contexts.                                                                                                              
7.1.AL.A.8 Analyze elements of the target language that do not have a comparable linguistic element in English.                                                                                                              

Content Area World Languages
Standard 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.
Strand B. Interpersonal Mode
Proficiency Level Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Novice-Mid
Linguistic:
The Novice-Mid language learner understands and communicates at the word level and can use memorized words and phrases independently to:
  • Respond to learned questions.

  • Ask memorized questions.

  • State needs and preferences.

  • Describe people, places, and things.

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.)
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.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.NM.B.3 Imitate appropriate gestures and intonation of the target culture(s)/language during greetings, leave-takings, and daily interactions.                                                                                                              
7.1.NM.B.4 Ask and respond to simple questions, make requests, and express preferences using memorized words and phrases.                                                                                                              
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.                                                                                                              
Strand B. Interpersonal Mode
Proficiency Level Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Novice-High
Linguistic:
The Novice-High language learner has progressed from understanding and communicating at the word level to understanding and communicating at the sentence level and can use words, lists, and simple sentences independently to:
  • Ask and answer questions related to everyday life.

  • Handle simple transactions related to everyday life:

    • Initiate, maintain, and end a conversation.

    • Ask for and give permission.

    • Express needs.

    • Give reasons.

    • Request, suggest, and make arrangements.

    • Extend, accept, and decline an invitation.

    • Express an opinion and preference.

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.)
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.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.NH.B.3 Imitate appropriate gestures, intonation, and common idiomatic expressions of the target culture(s)/language during daily interactions.                                                                                                              
7.1.NH.B.4 Ask and respond to questions, make requests, and express preferences in various social situations.                                                                                                              
7.1.NH.B.5 Converse on a variety of familiar topics and/or topics studied in other content areas.                                                                                                              
Strand B. Interpersonal Mode
Proficiency Level Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Intermediate-Low
Linguistic:
The Intermediate-Low language learner understands and communicates at the sentence level and can use simple sentences independently to:
  • Ask and answer questions related to everyday life.

  • Handle simple transactions related to everyday life:

    • Initiate, maintain, and end a conversation.

    • Ask for and give permission.

    • Express needs.

    • Give reasons.

    • Request, suggest, and make arrangements.

    • Extend, accept, and decline an invitation.

    • Express an opinion and preference.

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.)
7.1.IL.B.1 Use digital tools to participate in short conversations and to exchange information related to targeted themes.                                                                                                              
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.IL.B.3 Use appropriate gestures, intonation, and common idiomatic expressions of the target culture(s)/language in familiar 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.IL.B.5 Engage in short conversations about personal experiences or events and/or topics studied in other content areas.                                                                                                              
Strand B. Interpersonal Mode
Proficiency Level Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Intermediate-Mid
Linguistic:
The Intermediate-Mid language learner understands and communicates at the sentence level and can use strings of sentences independently to:
  • Ask and answer questions related to everyday life.

  • Handle simple transactions related to everyday life:

    • Initiate, maintain, and end a conversation.

    • Ask for and give permission.

    • Express needs.

    • Give reasons.

    • Request, suggest, and make arrangements.

    • Extend, accept, and decline an invitation.

    • Express an opinion and preference.

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.)
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.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.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.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.IM.B.5 Engage in short conversations about personal experiences or events, topics studied in other content areas, and some unfamiliar topics and situations.                                                                                                              
Strand B. Interpersonal Mode
Proficiency Level Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Intermediate-High
Linguistic:
The Intermediate-High language learner has progressed from understanding and communicating at the sentence level to understanding and communicating at the paragraph level and can use connected sentences and paragraphs independently to:
  • Infer meaning of unfamiliar words in new contexts.

  • Identify some cultural perspectives.

  • Narrate and describe across a wide-range of topics.

  • Compare and contrast.

  • Offer and support opinions.

  • Persuade someone to change a point of view.

  • Make and change plans.

  • Offer advice.

  • Handle a situation with a complication.

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.IH.B.1 Use digital tools to participate in extended conversations using a variety of timeframes to exchange information.                                                                                                              
7.1.IH.B.2 Give, respond to, and ask for clarification on detailed oral and written directions, commands, and requests.                                                                                                              
7.1.IH.B.3 Interact in a variety of familiar situations using culturally appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication strategies.                                                                                                              
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.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.IH.B.6 Use language in a variety of settings to further personal and/or academic goals.                                                                                                              
Strand B. Interpersonal Mode
Proficiency Level Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Advanced-Low
Linguistic:
The Advanced-Low language learner understands and communicates at the paragraph level and can use paragraph-level discourse independently to:
  • Infer meaning of unfamiliar words in new contexts.

  • Identify some cultural perspectives.

  • Narrate and describe across a wide-range of topics.

  • Compare and contrast.

  • Offer and support opinions.

  • Persuade someone to change a point of view.

  • Make and change plans.

  • Offer advice.

  • Handle a situation with a complication.

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.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.AL.B.2 Give, respond to, and ask for clarification on detailed and complex oral and written directions, commands, and indirect requests.                                                                                                              
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.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.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.AL.B.6 Use language in a variety of settings to further personal, academic, and career goals.                                                                                                              

Content Area World Languages
Standard 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.
Strand C. Presentational Mode
Proficiency Level Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Novice-Mid
Linguistic:
The Novice-Mid language learner understands and communicates at the word level and can use memorized words and phrases independently to:
  • Make lists.

  • State needs and preferences.

  • Describe people, places, and things.

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.)
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.NM.C.2 Imitate, recite, and/or dramatize simple poetry, rhymes, songs, and skits.                                                                                                              
7.1.NM.C.3 Copy/write words, phrases, or simple guided texts on familiar topics.                                                                                                              
7.1.NM.C.4 Present information from age- and level-appropriate, culturally authentic materials orally or in writing.                                                                                                              
7.1.NM.C.5 Name and label tangible cultural products and imitate cultural practices from the target culture(s).                                                                                                              
Strand C. Presentational Mode
Proficiency Level Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Novice-High
Linguistic:
The Novice-High language learner has progressed from understanding and communicating at the word level to understanding and communicating at the sentence level and can use words, lists, and simple sentences independently to:
  • Handle simple transactions related to everyday life:

    • Express needs.

    • Give reasons.

    • Express an opinion and preference.

    • Request and suggest.

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.)
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.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.NH.C.3 Describe in writing people and things from the home and school environment.                                                                                                              
7.1.NH.C.4 Tell or retell stories from age- and level-appropriate, culturally authentic materials orally or in writing.                                                                                                              
7.1.NH.C.5 Tell or write about cultural products associated with the target culture(s), and simulate common cultural practices.                                                                                                              
Strand C. Presentational Mode
Proficiency Level Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Intermediate-Low
Linguistic:
The Intermediate-Low language learner understands and communicates at the sentence level and can use simple sentences independently to:
  • Handle simple transactions related to everyday life

    • Express needs.

    • Give reasons.

    • Express an opinion and preference.

    • Request and suggest.

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.)
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.IL.C.2 Present student-created and/or authentic short plays, skits, poems, songs, stories, or reports.                                                                                                              
7.1.IL.C.3 Use language creatively to respond in writing to a variety of oral or visual prompts.                                                                                                              
7.1.IL.C.4 Compare and contrast age- and level-appropriate culturally authentic materials orally and in writing.                                                                                                              
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.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.                                                                                                              
Strand C. Presentational Mode
Proficiency Level Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Intermediate-Mid
Linguistic:
The Intermediate-Mid language learner understands and communicates at the sentence level and can use strings of sentences independently to:
  • Handle simple transactions related to everyday life

    • Express needs.

    • Give reasons.

    • Express an opinion and preference.

    • Request and suggest.

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.)
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.IM.C.2 Dramatize student-created and/or authentic short plays, skits, poems, songs, stories, or reports.                                                                                                              
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.IM.C.4 Synthesize information found in age- and level-appropriate culturally authentic materials.                                                                                                              
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.                                                                                                              
Strand C. Presentational Mode
Proficiency Level Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Intermediate-High
Linguistic:
The Intermediate-High language learner has progressed from understanding and communicating at the sentence level to understanding and communicating at the paragraph level and can use connected sentences and paragraphs independently to:
  • Synthesize written and oral text.

  • Identify some cultural perspectives.

  • Narrate and describe across a wide-range of topics.

  • Compare and contrast.

  • Offer and support opinions.

  • Persuade someone to change a point of view.

  • Offer advice.

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.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.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.IH.C.3 Use language creatively in writing for a variety of purposes.                                                                                                              
7.1.IH.C.4 Explain the structural elements and/or cultural perspectives found in culturally authentic materials.                                                                                                              
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.IH.C.6 Explain/demonstrate cross-cultural skills needed for a variety of professions and careers within the global workforce.                                                                                                              
Strand C. Presentational Mode
Proficiency Level Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Advanced-Low
Linguistic:
The Advanced-Low language learner understands and communicates at the paragraph level and can use paragraph-level discourse independently to:
  • Synthesize written and oral text.

  • Identify some cultural perspectives.

  • Narrate and describe across a wide-range of topics.

  • Compare and contrast.

  • Offer and support opinions.

  • Persuade someone to change a point of view.

  • Offer advice.

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.AL.C.1 Create a research-based multimedia-rich presentation to be shared virtually with a target language audience.                                                                                                              
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.AL.C.3 Use language creatively in writing for personal, career, or academic purposes.                                                                                                              
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.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.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.