Office of Bilingual Education & World Languages

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
Last Updated: December 10, 2014