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Students examine their own family history of languages and investigate local and regional resources available to immerse themselves in a foreign language and culture. They write applications seeking an imaginary grant to fund their endeavors.
Students practice their foreign language skills through the creation of film highlighting a visual tour through their school to be produced in the language that they are studying. The film can be sent to pen pals in another country.
First graders communicate and respond to specific information they have gleaned from a narrated story about music instruments in the target language. The lesson plan is also meant to reinforce listening skills essential for foreign language learning.
Students identify Spanish words used in English, study the definitions of these words, and develop an understanding about the inclusion of words from foreign languages into spoken and written English.
Pupils access an online resource to study how to say hello in Spanish, Japanese, and Arabic. They complete a worksheet telling how to say hello in these three languages before practicing the proper pronunciation of each.
Students distinguish between questions, statements, and formality as dictated by the instructor in a targeted foreign language: French or German. On a provided worksheet, students classify statements according to their vocabulary and sentence structures.
Students complete sentences using appropriate family names and terms in a target foreign language: French, German, or Spanish. Using a fill in the blank worksheet, students give the appropriate noun to complete a sentence about familial relationships.
High schoolers complete a worksheet on a historical figure of their choice. Using this information, they write an appropriate obituary of the person in German or other foreign language. They present the obituary to the class to end the lesson plan.
Students write social letter to friend or penpal in target foreign language to demonstrate knowledge of vocabulary and complex language structures, write with understanding and facility, and use appropriate presentational strategies to accomplish purpose of letter.
Fourth graders see that in the mid 1800s large numbers of European immigrants began settling in Wisconsin, bringing with them their cultures and languages. They experience a lesson given in a foreign language, then write about their impressions.
Students use the internet to research careers that use foreign languages. Focusing on one career, they discover which jobs play an important role in society. They complete a worksheet on the careers they find and share their information with the class.
Students in a foreign language class examine the geography of a country that speaks the language. In groups, they use a template of a map to locate each geographical features. They also practice saying the new vocabulary in the foreign language.
Learners investigate a foreign language. Then by looking at a map they identify ten major geographic features. Students conduct research to find information. The geographical area is then presented in the foreign language as a project.
Students plan the route of a proposed bicycle race. They indicate the passage through or around regional landmarks. The goal is for students to translate information into a primary language as part of learning a foreign language.
Students review the types of media from a previous activity. In groups, they practice saying the new words in a foreign language. They complete a worksheet and review their answers as a class. They also match a picture of the media to the correct word.
Students engage in a study of geography while studying a foreign language. They write complete sentences to identify and describe geographical features. Students also use a map in order to use the key to find geographic features that are natural and manmade.
Students investigate different types of media and the uses found in society. They match the form of media and fill out the worksheet that is written in the foreign language. The lesson plan includes a student work sample. The scoring is also included with the rubric.
Students participate in a role play of being a waiter or waitress while studying a foreign language. They ask and answer questions to obtain a food order. This is done using the language of study. Assessment is provided by teacher observation using the rubric included in the lesson.
Students investigate the use of proverbs in the study of a foreign language. They translate the proverbs for ease of understanding. Then students explain the use of the proverb after conducting research in the context of the language.
Learners investigate the meaning of objects and characters found in a film in the target language of a Foreign Language Class. They use a graphic organizer to look at information and sort into categories. Then students give a summary of the video clip.