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Curriculum for Spanish - Level 5

 

© 2013 by Kevin Cessna

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Standard:  Interpersonal Communication

Measurment Category 1.1:  Conversations

Year 5 - Advanced

While engaged in tasks involving interpersonal communication, the student engages in detailed conversations to demonstrate level appropriate language in culturally authentic situations by being able to correctly:

·         make requests and ask different types of questions in a variety of social situations

·         exchange detailed information and opinions on a variety of topics

·         debate controversial topics

·         discuss cultural and political events

·         separate fact from fiction

·         discriminate between recommendations and requests

·         justify reasons for agreement or disagreement

·         use extended circumlocution using a variety of synonyms and antonyms

 

Standard:  Interpersonal Communication

Measurement Category 1.2:  Written or Oral Response

Year 5

While engaged in tasks involving interpersonal communication, the student demonstrates the ability to correctly write a level appropriate response based on a culturally authentic stimulus such as:

Stimulus

Response

·         painting or photograph

·         advanced narrative

·         literary text

·         film

·         news broadcast

·         debating controversial topics

·         separating fact from fiction

·         justifying reason for agreement or disagreement

·         analyzing

·         critiquing

·         predicting an ending

 

Standard:  Interpersonal Communication

Measurement Category 1.3:  Paraphrasing

Year 5

While engaged in tasks involving interpersonal communication, the student demonstrates the ability to correctly:

·         paraphrase by interpreting author’s intent in own words

 

Standard:  Interpretive Communication

Measurement Category 2.1:  Reading Comprehension

Year 5 - Advanced

While engaged in tasks involving interpretive communication, the student demonstrates the ability to:

·         understand central messages (1)

·         extract details (2)

·         combine elements (3)

·         make an inference (5)

·         make a prediction (5)

·         make a judgment (6)

·         respond to the text (6)

from reading authentic literary or informational texts such as those found in Appendix A.

 

Standard:  Interpretive Communication

Measurement Category 2.2:  Listening Comprehension

Year 5 - Advanced

While engaged in tasks involving interpretive communication, the student demonstrates the ability to

·         understand central messages (1)

·         extract details (2)

·         combine elements (3)

·         make an inference (5)

·         make a prediction (5)

·         make a judgment (6)

·         respond to the text (6)

from listening to authentic works such as those found in Appendix B.

 

Standard:  Presentational Communication

Measurement Category 3.1:  Sentence Development

Year 5

While engaged in tasks involving presentational communication, the student generates level appropriate sentences in both writing and speaking including:

·         complex structures with phrases

·         complex structures with subordinate clauses

·         more complex transitions within sentences

·         idiomatic expressions

 

Standard:  Presentational Communication

Measurement Category 3.2:  Paragraph Development

Year 5

While engaged in tasks involving presentational communication, the student demonstrates level appropriate paragraph development:

By generating:

Such as:

  • extensively integrated descriptive paragraphs
  • integrated narrative paragraphs
  • extensive expository paragraphs
  • extensive persuasive paragraphs
  • formal letters
  • literary critiques
  • speeches
  • character descriptions
  • reviews of books, films, and plays

 

Standard:  Culture

Measurement Category 4.1:  Cultural Products and Practices

Year 5

While engaged in tasks involving culture, the student demonstrates knowledge of cultural products and practices by being able to correctly:

·         analyze (4) cultural practices

·         analyze (4) products, practices, perspectives and symbols

·         make predictions (5) about factors that influence culture (such as technology, immigration, emigration, government and political systems, international markets)

·         explain (2) the interrelations among the practices, products and perspectives of Hispanic cultures

·         analyze (4) the origin and impact of contributions from other cultures

·         analyze (4) conflicts that occur within the target culture and between the target and other cultures

·         explain (2) significant historical and political events in the target culture

 

Standard:  Comparisons

Measurement Category 5.2:  Thematic Vocabulary

Level 5

 

While engaged in tasks involving comparisons, the student demonstrates the ability to correctly use level appropriate vocabulary as found in cultural contexts including:

Everything from Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 plus:

World

·         environment and green issues

·         basic biology terms

·         basic chemistry terms

·         basic physics terms

Leisure Time

·         cultural entertainment (advanced expressions)

·         pastimes (advanced expressions)

Family and Home

·         description of things (advanced expressions)

·         categories of color

·         words used to describe regional origin in Spain

·         words used to describe regional origin in Latin America

School and Education

·         education and learning (advanced expressions)

Travel and Transportation

·         travel and transportation (advanced terms and expressions)

Meeting
personal needs

·         culinary terms (advanced expressions)

·         medical terms and terminology

·         treatments for medical issues

·         pharmacy (basic expressions)

·         hospital

World of Work

·         communication media (expanded)

·         actions associated with using computers

·         the Internet and virtual communities

·         terms associated with advertising and marketing

History, Politics, and Social Issues

·         history and historical terms (advanced terms)

·         law and justice

·         crime and punishment

·         global problems and social issues (expanded)

·         war and peace

·         employment and unemployment

·         addictions

·         immigration

·         poverty

·         violence

Fine Arts

·         fine arts (advanced terms)

·         musical notation

·         aspects of literature

·         journalism (sections of a newspaper)

 

Standard:  Comparisons

Measurement Category 5.3:  Contextual Vocabulary

Year 5

While engaged in tasks involving comparisons, the student demonstrates the ability to determine meaning of level appropriate vocabulary as found in authentic texts, such as:

·         fiction (short stories, plays, novels, modern poetry, lyrics)

·         non-fiction texts (interviews, editorials, biographies, debates, news stories, correspondence)

·         visual text (cartoon, comic strip)

 

Standard:  Comparisons

Measurement Category 5.4:  Translation

Year 5

While engaged in tasks involving comparisons, the student demonstrates the ability to translate level appropriate texts from one language into another, including:

·         complex structures

·         longer passages from literary texts (fiction and non-fiction)

 

Standard:  Comparisons

Measurement Category 5.5:  Grammar

Year 5

While engaged in tasks involving comparisons, the student demonstrates the ability to correctly apply, analyze, reorganize and compose using advanced grammatical concepts.  Topics at this level include everything from the previous four levels presented in a more complex form through more sophisticated and idiomatic contexts.

 

 


Appendix A:  Authentic Materials as Sources for Reading Comprehension

 

The following list gives examples of sources where teachers can find authentic materials for reading comprehension texts.

 

Informational Texts

 

A sign posted in

a (bakery, restaurant)

A schedule

A personal note, letter, postcard

Instructions / directions  (games)

Menus

Recipes

Receipts ( a series of check stubs)

Tickets

Manuals  (driver’s, safety, instructional, product, games)

An online survey

A prescription

Labels (medical, food, nutritional, price, etc.)

A job application form (resumes, curriculum vitae)

Maps

A list of words or phrases

A poster (movie)

A narrative

A brochure

An excerpt from (excerpted from) or a passage from

an article

            on nutrition

            in a (hotel, cultural, entertainment) magazine

            from a (local, national, international) newspaper

            in a (health) digest

a letter to a friend

an essay

a (monthly, popular, science, airline) magazine

a (a short section in a) book or novel

a (international) newspaper

an editorial

An ad (advertisement) or notice

            in a neighborhood newspaper

            for a website (for television, a movie)

            in a newspaper (online or published)

            personal (that appeared in a Spanish publication in the US)

on a bulletin board

for travelers (such as an announcement on a plane)

the (food, movie, music) section of a newspaper

A website

A blog

 

Literary Texts

 

An excerpt from (excerpted from) or a passage from

a short story

a fable

a poem

song lyrics

a legend

a fable

a fairy tale

a novel

a play


Appendix B:  Authentic Materials as Sources for Listening Comprehension

 

The following list gives examples of sources where teachers can find authentic materials for audio clips for listening comprehension texts.

 

A conversation

in a (bakery, restaurant, airport, classroom, etc….)

between (two friends, a mother and her son, a teacher and a student, etc….)

A description of (a person, a thing, a place, an event)

A voice mail

An announcement

            (airport, train station, school, emergency)

A set of instructions / directions

A film, a television program or a video clip

A narrative

An excerpt or a passage from

a news bulletin

a radio broadcast

            (traffic, weather, sports, interview, commercials)

an audio clip on the Internet

an article

a letter

a magazine

a book

a novel

a play

a newspaper

an editorial

a short story

a poem

a legend

a fable

a fairy tale

a website

a podcast

a weather report

a popular song