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Teaching Foreign Languages K-12 : A Library of Classroom Practices
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Standards and the Five C's [electronic resource]

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Introduces and illustrates the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning. Shows how teachers can use the standards to help their students advance in foreign language proficiency.
Online
2003
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Assessment Strategies [electronic resource]

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Offers a detailed look at efforts to improve assessment in the foreign language classroom. Presents three case studies that feature foreign language teachers using innovative assessment methods such as the Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA) model, Performance Tasks, and Backward Design. Follows each teacher as she works through the process with her students, from setting guidelines and modeling to giving immediate and helpful feedback on performances.
Online
2003
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Chicken Pox [electronic resource]

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Demonstrates teaching French I in kindergarten. Features Jai Scott's French immersion class that uses the topic of chicken pox from an Arthur book, a French song and total physical response (TPR) movements to learn new vocabulary for the parts of the body. Follows the class as it practices emerging literacy skills by matching vocabulary labels to a drawing of a person.
Online
2003
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Mapping Planet Earth [electronic resource]

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Highlights teaching French I in grade 2. Demonstrates how Stephanie Appel connects her French lessons to content and teaching materials in the general classroom curriculum. She employs Total Physical Response (TPR) movements and map activities to practice vocabulary for the planets, continents, and oceans.
Online
2003
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Family and Home [electronic resource]

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Illustrates teaching French I in grade 5. show how Debra Terry's students integrate vocabulary about the family by creating an imaginary family tree. Then they develop more complex ideas by describing the location of family members in different rooms of the home. For homework, students write about activities that take place in each room.
Online
2003
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Holidays and Seasons [electronic resource]

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Demonstrates teaching German I for grade 3 by showing Margita Haberlen's lesson which combines the topics of seasons and German holidays to reinforce basic reading skills, build cultural knowledge, and introduce more abstract thinking. Uses a Venn diagram, students compare aspects of Fasching and Halloween.
Online
2003
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Sports Stats [electronic resource]

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Shows how in German I, grade 5, Amy Garcia's students write in journals, listen as classmates share their sports preferences, take a poll on sports likes and dislikes, and record the class results on a graph. Using a chart showing the favorite sports of young Germans, Ms. Garcia makes connections to math by having students analyze the data.
Online
2003
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Daily Routines [electronic resource]

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In Japanese I for grade 5, the lesson focuses on the daily routines of individuals in Japan and the U.S. Margaret Dyer uses a variety of activities including total physical response (TPR), modeling, paired practice, and student-led charades to introduce and review new vocabulary and concepts.
Online
2003
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Fruits of the Americas [electronic resource]

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In Spanish I for grade 4, teacher Carina Rodriguez combines visual media and multisensory activities in a vocabulary-building lesson about familiar and new fruit. Students learn what country the fruit comes from, try to identify the fruit solely through touch, and taste the fruit to categorize it as sweet or sour.
Online
2003
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Communicating About Sports [electronic resource]

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For Chinese I, grade 6 demonstrates how Jie Gao's students develop interpersonal communication skills as they state their sports likes and dislikes, in paris and in small groups. They practice writing Chinese characters for an ongoing activity, a letter they are composing and sending to Chinese students. At the end of the lesson, the students create skits to perform for their classmates.
Online
2003
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A Cajun Folktale and Zydeco [electronic resource]

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Demonstrates French I for grade 8. After preparing her students for new vocabulary, Paris Granville retells a Cajun folktale while students act out the story. Students then create a story map to delve into the different story elements. Ms. Granville introduces zydeco music and the instruments typically used to create it, such as the washboard, accordion, and spoons.
Online
2003
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Touring a French City [electronic resource]

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Shows a lesson plan for French I, grade 8. Prior to this lesson, Robin Neuman's students researched French architecture and constructed a model of a French city on the classroom floor. During the lesson, students take turns role-playing tourists asking for directions and tourist bureau agents giving directions and describing the buildings and the city.
Online
2003
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Hearing Authentic Voices [electronic resource]

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For Spanish I, grade 8, Davita Alston's class engages in mock phone conversations, brainstorms about how American teenagers occupy their time and reviews a video of Spanish-speaking youths discussing their leisure activities. Later, two native Mexican students visit the class and answer questions about how they spend their free time in Mexico.
Online
2003
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Food Facts and Stories [electronic resource]

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For Spanish I in grade 8, students use math and science skills as they interpret nutritional information in a Spanish-language McDonald's menu. John Pedini's lesson integrates authentic materials, makes connections to other academic areas, and develops interpretive and interpersonal communication skills.
Online
2003
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Exploring New Directions [electronic resource]

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In the lesson for Chinese II-IV, grades 9-12, Haiyan Fu's multilevel class explores direction, both literally and metaphorically. While Chinese IV students practice reciting Chinese cultural poems, students in Chinese II and III work on mapping the locations of nearby restaurants and providing directions to them.
Online
2003
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Comparing Communities [electronic resource]

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In French III, grades 9-12, Ghislaine Tulou's students work in pairs to discuss aspects of their own community. They also discuss a Canadian community that they had read about and plan what they would do if they were to visit. Through individual and group-centered activities, students learn to express conditional statements about personal preferences.
Online
2003
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Interpreting la Belle et la Bete [electronic resource]

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For French IV, grade 11, Michel Pasquier focuses his class on interpreting and adapting film, literature, and music by using the classic tale Beauty and the Beast. The students work in groups to find moral meaning in the 1945 Jean Cocteau classic film and compare the film to the original story and a French rap song.
Online
2003
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Performing With Confidence [electronic resource]

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The lesson for French IV-V, grades 10-12 focuses on advanced conversation proficiency with connections to social, political, and pop culture. Yvette Heno's students play word games, discuss French politics, and stage a mock press conference with students portraying celebrities and journalists.
Online
2003
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Sports in Action [electronic resource]

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In German I for grades 9-11, Denise Tanner guides her students through graduated activities including a total physical response (TPR) vocabulary review of the body, a grammar segment teaching the German structure gefallen, and a discussion of the German medals won at the 2002 Winter Olympics. As a culminating activity, students act out a TPR story in front of the class.
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2003
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U.S. And Italian Homes [electronic resource]

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In the lesson for Italian II, grade 9, Marylee DiGennaro's students compare American homes with typical dwellings in Italy. The class learns new vocabulary words, then practices them during a line dance and a card game. For homework, the students compose letters describing their homes, which they will email to students in Italy.
Online
2003