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Unit 17: On the air!
Cultural values, current events, target-language news broadcasts; conducting and comprehending oral interviews; review of news vocabulary, commands, expressing feelings and opinions, providing and obtaining information orally; target-language web and print media research. The unit lasts for 8-10 days.
Students will be able to:
- Participate in conversations
- Exchange information
- Express feelings
- Exchange opinions
- Work in groups
- Present a television talk show
- Gain insight into patterns of behavior of culture being studied
- Make connections between skills they are learning and current social issues
- Compare the life of a young person in the culture being studied and their own
Meeting the ACTFL national standards
- Interpersonal: discuss, express, exchange work in groups
- Interpretive: comprehend information, listen to presentations
- Presentational: participate, prepare, present
- Gain insight
- Understand cultural practices
- Reinforce content of language being studied with current social practices
- Discuss the point of view of the culture being studied and their own
- Participate in an activity
- Interact with classmates and perform
- Consult resources to obtain information
Meeting the World Language Content Standards for California Public Schools
- Content Stage III:
- Students acquire information, recognize viewpoints.
- Students address concrete and factual topics, including social norms, community issues, environmental concerns, media, internet, television, radio, film, effects of technology in the modern world.
- Communication Stage III:
- Students use planned language (paragraphs and strings of paragraphs.)
- Students engage in oral conversations, present to an audience of listeners or viewers.
- Functions Stage III:
- Students state and explain an opinion.
- Students demonstrate understanding of main ideas and key details.
- Students produce an oral product in a culturally authentic way.
- Cultures Stage III:
- Students determine appropriate responses to situations with complications.
- Students describe similarities and differences within the target cultures
and among students' own cultures.
- Structures Stage III:
- Students use paragraph-level discourse (text structure) to produce formal
- Settings Stage III:
- Students use language in informal and some formal settings.
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