Illinois Learning Standards

Stage E - Foreign Language



Descriptors



28A —

 Students who meet this standard can understand oral communication in the target language.
  1. Demonstrate comprehension (e.g., sequence events, illustrate, dramatize) of simple stories, dialogues, and other presentations containing significant visual cues.
  2. Follow instructions in the target language given one step at a time for selected activities (e.g., craft project, daily life activities, puzzles, games).

28B —

Students who meet this standard can interact in the target language in various settings.
  1. Ask questions spontaneously in some new contexts.
  2. Respond spontaneously to questions.
  3. Demonstrate improved pronunciation, intonation, and inflection.
  4. Demonstrate comprehension of gestures and body language often used in everyday interaction in the target language culture.

28C —

Students who meet this standard can understand written passages in the target language.
  1. Follow written classroom instructions.
  2. Summarize a simple passage.
  3. Use cognates and loan words to infer meaning of unfamiliar material.
  4. Infer meaning using contextual clues and drawing on known roots, words, and phrases.

28D  —

Students who meet this standard can use the target language to present information, concepts and ideas for a variety of purposes to different audiences.
  1. Combine and recombine learned material to write a paragraph on a familiar topic using appropriate punctuation, grammar, and capitalization.
  2. Present a simple age- and stage-appropriate report on a familiar topic.
  3. Use known vocabulary and grammatical structures to write and present a simple production or media presentation (e.g., skit, commercial, ad, song).

29A —

Students who meet this standard can understand manners and customs of various target language societies.
  1. Demonstrate a wider range of culturally authentic activities following target language instructions.
  2. Role-play situations that demonstrate knowledge of activities popular in target language cultures (e.g., customs, leisure time, holiday practices).

29B —

Students who meet this standard can understand music, dance, folk art, visual art, drama, and architecture related to the target language societies.
  1. Name selected art works associated with a target language culture.
  2. Present a short report on a selected work of art and its creator.
  3. Identify some characteristics of selected art forms using arts vocabulary in the target language.

29C —

Students who meet this standard can understand literature and various media of target language societies.
  1. Read, paraphrase, and summarize selected literary works.
  2. Rewrite selected media presentations in the target language to include the main points.
  3. Associate sample literary works with their authors.

29D —

Students who meet this standard can understand history of areas where the target language is spoken.
  1. Use basic vocabulary to identify historical events and concepts.

29E —

Students who meet this standard can understand geography of various target language societies.
  1. Use maps, digital images, graphs, or other geographical representations to describe and discuss the geographical environment (e.g., a scarcity of water, the ocean warming the coast, sites of interest, the best routes to use) of an area where the target language is spoken.

30A —

Students who meet this standard can use the target language to reinforce and further knowledge of other disciplines.
  1. Present information about products that originate in countries where the target language is spoken and that are used in the United States.
  2. Use the target language to estimate measurements (e.g., train schedules, metric distances, purchases).
  3. Describe basic earth and life science content.
  4. Use target language expressions to describe or participate in games, dances, and sports (e.g., encourage others, keep score).

30B —

Students who meet this standard can use the target language to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a variety of career options.
  1. Describe activities and characteristics of selected occupations and work places.
  2. Explore general career choices in which the target language can be used.

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