Office of Bilingual Education & World Languages

World Languages

Modern Languages

Standard 1: Students will be able to use a language other than English for communication.

Key Idea: READING & WRITING are used in languages other than English for the purposes of socializing, providing and acquiring information, expressing personal feelings and opinions, and getting others to adopt a course of action.

Performance Indicators--Students will:

  • Checkpoint A
    • understand the main idea and some details of simple informative materials written for native speakers
    • compose short, informal notes and messages to exchange information with members of the target culture
  • Checkpoint B
    • read and comprehend materials written for native speakers when the topic and language are familiar
    • use cognates and contextual and visual cues to derive meaning from texts that contain unfamiliar words, expressions, and structures
    • read simple materials independently, but may have to guess at meanings of longer or more complex material
    • write short notes, uncomplicated personal and business letters, brief journals, and short reports
    • write brief analyses of more complex content when given the opportunity for organization and advance preparation, though errors may occur more frequently
    • produce written narratives and expressions of opinion about radio and television programs, newspaper and magazine articles, and selected stories, songs, and literature of the target language
  • Checkpoint C
    • comprehend the content of most texts of interest to native speakers
    • draw on a broad range of learned vocabulary, idioms, and structures, including the full range of time frames, as well as language acquired through independent reading
    • write multiparagraphed essays, journals, personal and business letters, anDecember 10, 2014esented in an organized fashion; errors in form may occur, particularly when the students are writing about complex themes or issues requiring the expression of opinions, or when the topic is outside their realm of experiences
    • use culturally appropriate learned vocabulary and structures associated with a broad range of topics, and structures such as simple and complex sentences to communicate through the full range of time frames
Last Updated: December 10, 2014