Native American Languages
Standard 1: Students will be able to use a language other than English for communication.
Key Idea: WRITING, systems and therefore READING, are recent introduction to Native languages and are used primarily to encourage functional communication in the listening and speaking skills.
Performance Indicators--Students will:
- Checkpoint A
- comprehend the main ideas of materials containing simple structure and syntax
- compose short messages on familiar topics or to express basic personal needs
- Checkpoint B
- understand simple narrative and descriptive authentic materials and edited texts within a familiar context
- read Native texts or stories aloud with accurate pronunciation and attention to dialogue
- write short communications that are comprehensible to Native speakers used to dealing with students. Difficulties still occur when expressing more complex thoughts
- Checkpoint C
- understand most factual information in nontechnical prose as well as some informative and descriptive texts on topics related to areas of special interest
- compose unified and organized texts on everyday topics