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World Language Intermediate-Low Capacity Matrices


Communication in Languages Other Than English

Measurement Topic: WL.IL.I11 Initiate, sustain, and conclude conversations (written or oral) on a variety of familiar topics, using familiar vocabulary and learned grammatical structures (interpersonal mode) Capacity Matrix WL.IL.I11

WL.IL.I11.01.02 Engage in oral, visual or written exchanges to obtain and provide information related to target language cultures or topics from other content areas (interviews, conversations). (CAS: IL.1.1.a)

WL.IL.I11.02.02 Give and follow a series of directions, instructions, and requests. (CAS: IL.1.1.b)

WL.IL.I11.03.02 Meet practical writing needs such as short letters, blogs or notes by recombining learned vocabulary and structures. (CAS: IL.1.1.c)

Measurement Topic: WL.IL.I12 Comprehend spoken or written language in a variety of situations based on familiar vocabulary and learned grammatical structures (interpretive mode) Capacity Matrix WL.IL.I12

WL.IL.I12.01.02 Use listening and reading strategies (e.g., applying prior knowledge) to make inferences and draw conclusions. (CAS: IL.1.2.a)

WL.IL.I12.02.02 Identify the purpose, main idea, characters, setting, and important events in age-appropriate media. (CAS: IL.1.2.b)

WL.IL.I12.03.02 Interpret meaning through knowledge of grammatical structures, cognates, and context (prefixes, suffixes, root words, cognates, intonation, word order). (CAS: IL.1.2.c)

Measurement Topic: WL.IL.I13 Present (written or oral) on a variety of familiar topics, using familiar vocabulary and learned grammatical structures (presentational mode) Capacity Matrix WL.IL.I13

WL.IL.I13.01.02 Use information acquired from target language sources to solve everyday problems and situations (such as using media to make plans to see a movie). (CAS: IL.1.3.a)

WL.IL.I13.02.02 Summarize, explain, and critique information from a variety of oral, written, and visual sources. (CAS: IL.1.3.b)

WL.IL.I13.03.02 Narrate orally, visually, or in writing with relevant details, an event, or personal experience comprehensible to a sympathetic audience. (CAS: IL.1.3.c)

WL.IL.I13.04.02 Produce and publish informal and formal communication comprehensible to a sympathetic audience. (CAS: IL.1.3.d)

Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures

Measurement Topic: WL.IL.I21 Draw conclusions using a personal understanding of the perspectives and practices of the cultures studied Capacity Matrix WL.IL.I21

WL.IL.I21.01.02 Examine simple patterns of behavior, gestures, and social courtesies in a variety of informal and formal social situations. (CAS: IL.2.1.a)

WL.IL.I21.02.02 Compare daily practices of people in the target culture(s) with their own. (CAS: IL.2.1.b)

WL.IL.I21.03.02 Interpret and explain the cultural relevance or historical context of traditions and celebrations. (CAS: IL.2.1.c)

Measurement Topic: WL.IL.I22 Examine how the perspectives of people who speak the target language are reflected in their products Capacity Matrix WL.IL.I22

WL.IL.I22.01.02 Analyze and assess factors (education, economics, history, religion, climate, geography) that impact cultural products. (CAS: IL.2.2.a)

Connections with Other Disciplines and Information Acquisition

Measurement Topic: WL.IL.I31 Assess the usefulness of information gathered from target language resources for application in other content areas Capacity Matrix WL.IL.I31

WL.IL.I31.01.02 Analyze resources connected to other content areas in the target language (literature, people of importance, environment). (CAS: IL.3.1.a)

WL.IL.I31.02.02 Use concepts, information, and vocabulary from other content areas to further comprehend oral and written selections in target language. (CAS: IL.3.1.b)

Measurement Topic: WL.IL.I32 Examine information and viewpoints present in authentic resources Capacity Matrix WL.IL.I32

WL.IL.I32.01.02 Extract information and decipher meaning, including inferences, from authentic resources. (CAS: IL.3.2.a)

WL.IL.I32.02.02 Use new knowledge to evaluate and synthesize a variety of viewpoints from authentic resources. (CAS: IL.3.2.b)

Comparisons to Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

Measurement Topic: WL.IL.I41 Recognize how the significance of the similarities and differences between the target language and the student's own language provides insight into the structures of their own language Capacity Matrix WL.IL.I41

WL.IL.I41.01.02 Expand their understanding and apply complex structural patterns in both the native language and their own language to make comparisons. (CAS: IL.4.1.a)

WL.IL.I41.02.02 Demonstrate their understanding of the relationship between languages based on complex grammatical structures. (CAS: IL.4.1.b)

WL.IL.I41.03.02 Understand that pronunciation and intonation may vary according to region or country. (CAS: IL.4.1.c)

WL.IL.I41.04.02 Compare and contrast features of their native and target language such as prefixes, suffixes, word roots, idioms, and sentence structure to derive meaning. (CAS: IL.4.1.d)

Measurement Topic: WL.IL.I42 Compare the similarities and differences between the target culture(s) and the student's own culture Capacity Matrix WL.IL.I42

WL.IL.I42.01.02 Compare the relationship between cultural perspectives and expressive products (music, visual arts, age-level forms of literature) of the target culture(s) and their own. (CAS: IL.4.2.a)

WL.IL.I42.02.02 Compare the form, meaning, and importance of certain practices in the target culture (s) and their own. (CAS: IL.4.2.b)

WL.IL.I42.03.02 Compare and contrast tangible products as well as simple intangible products of the target culture(s) to those of their own. (CAS: IL.4.2.c)

WL.IL.I42.04.02 Analyze the impact of the contributions of the target cultures to the student's culture and vice versa. (CAS: IL.4.2.d)