SBS:World Language Level Novice-High

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World Language Novice-High Capacity Matrices


Communication in Languages Other Than English

Measurement Topic: WL.NH.N11 Participate in exchanges (written or oral) on a variety of familiar topics using familiar vocabulary and learned grammatical structures Capacity Matrix WL.NH.N11

WL.NH.N11.01.02 Exchange written communication. (CAS: NH.1.1.a)

WL.NH.N11.02.02 Ask and answer questions to clarify information about familiar topics. (CAS: NH.1.1.b)

WL.NH.N11.03.02 State and follow a short sequence of oral or written requests. (CAS: NH.1.1.c)

Measurement Topic: WL.NH.N12 Comprehend exchanges (written or oral) on a variety of familiar topics using both high-frequency vocabulary, new vocabulary, and learned grammatical structures (interpretive mode) Capacity Matrix WL.NH.N12

WL.NH.N12.01.02 Identify main ideas from oral, visual, or written sources. (CAS: NH.1.2.a)

WL.NH.N12.02.02 Identify the meaning of unfamiliar words using decoding skills (such as prefixes and suffixes, root words, knowledge or recognition of word or characters in character-based languages). (CAS: NH.1.2.b)

WL.NH.N12.03.02 Interpret meaning using oral, visual, and contextual clues. (CAS: NH.1.2.c)

Measurement Topic: WL.NH.N13 Present (written or oral) on a variety of familiar topics using both high-frequency vocabulary, new vocabulary, and learned grammatical structures (presentational mode) Capacity Matrix WL.NH.N13

WL.NH.N13.01.02 Write or tell briefly about an event or personal experience. (CAS: NH.1.3.a)

WL.NH.N13.02.02 Create texts incorporating some description and detail. (CAS: NH.1.3.b)

WL.NH.N13.03.02 Apply age-appropriate writing process strategies (prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, publishing). (CAS: NH.1.3.c)

Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures

Measurement Topic: WL.NH.N21 Examine common practices and perspectives within the cultures studied Capacity Matrix WL.NH.N21

WL.NH.N21.01.02 Use appropriate, gestures, and social courtesies in a variety of structured, everyday situations. (CAS: NH.2.1.a)

WL.NH.N21.02.02 Investigate common social practices in relevant situations. (CAS: NH.2.1.b)

WL.NH.N21.03.02 Examine major traditions and celebrations and the practices associated with them. (CAS: NH.2.1.c)

Measurement Topic: WL.NH.N22 Examine familiar products of the cultures studied Capacity Matrix WL.NH.N22

WL.NH.N22.01.02 Examine how the contributions of people from the target culture have impacted such areas as advanced science, technology, and the arts. (CAS: NH.2.2.a)

Connections with Other Disciplines and Information Acquisition

Measurement Topic: WL.NH.N31 Examine information gathered from target language resources connected to other content areas Capacity Matrix WL.NH.N31

WL.NM.N31.01.02 Evaluate resources connected to other content areas in the target languages (such as fine arts, music, and media). (CAS: NH.3.1.a)

WL.NM.N31.02.02 Apply the concepts, information, and vocabulary in target-language resources that are connected to knowledge in other content areas. (CAS: NH.3.1.b)

Measurement Topic: WL.NH.N32 Relate information acquired from authentic resources to individual perspectives and experiences Capacity Matrix WL.NH.N32

WL.NH.N32.01.02 Extract and decipher meaning from authentic resources. (CAS: NH.3.2.a)

WL.NH.N32.02.02 Compare and contrast new information with previous knowledge. (CAS: NH.3.2.b)

Comparisons to Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

Measurement Topic: WL.NH.N41 Describe the similarities and differences between structural patterns of the target language through comparisons of the student's own language and the language studied Capacity Matrix WL.NH.N41

WL.NH.N41.01.02 Demonstrate their understanding of and apply structural patterns in both the native language and their own language to make comparisons. (CAS: NH.4.1.a)

WL.NH.N41.02.02 Demonstrate their understanding of the relationship between languages based on grammatical structures. (CAS: NH.4.1.b)

WL.NH.N41.03.02 Recognize that pronunciation and intonation may vary according to region or country. (CAS: NH.4.1.c)

WL.NH.N41.04.02 Describe features of their native and target language such as prefixes, suffixes, word roots, idioms, and sentence structure. (CAS: NH.4.1.d)

Measurement Topic: WL.NH.N42 Describe the nature of culture through comparisons of the target culture(s) and the student's own culture and how the two cultures interact Capacity Matrix WL.NH.N42

WL.NH.N42.01.02 Strengthen knowledge of the relationship between cultural perspectives and expressive products (music, visual arts, age-level forms of literature) of the target cultures and their own. (CAS: NH.4.2.a)

WL.NH.N42.02.02 Demonstrate an understanding of the form, meaning, and importance of certain practices in different cultures and their own. (CAS: NH.4.2.b)

WL.NH.N42.03.02 Differentiate and compare tangible products (toys, sports equipment, food) as well as simple intangible products of the target culture (concept of time, daily routine, peer relationships, holidays, traditions) from those of their own. (CAS: NH.4.2.c)

WL.NH.N42.04.02 Describe the contributions of the target cultures to the student's culture and vice versa. (CAS: NH.4.2.d)