Illinois Learning Standards

Stage D - Foreign Language



Descriptors



28A —

 Students who meet this standard can understand oral communication in the target language.
  1. Show comprehension (e.g., match illustration to a story, complete a guided written activity) of illustrated stories, audio-visual programs, or websites.
  2. Follow simple directions for classroom routines.
  3. Follow directions given one step at a time using common classroom vocabulary.

28B —

Students who meet this standard can interact in the target language in various settings.
  1. Ask learned questions spontaneously in familiar contexts.
  2. Respond spontaneously with simple answers to questions using acquired language.
  3. Produce age- and stage-appropriate pronunciation, inflection, and intonation patterns.
  4. Exchange basic information (e.g., greetings, leave-takings, common courtesy expressions) using culturally appropriate gestures.

28C —

Students who meet this standard can understand written passages in the target language.
  1. Follow simple written classroom instructions.
  2. Read a simple passage and complete comprehension activities and exercises.
  3. Infer meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary using contextual clues.

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. Compose a simple report about family members, friends, objects, or common school and home activities using appropriate punctuation and capitalization.
  2. Dramatize sentences containing new vocabulary (e.g., charades).
  3. Give a short presentation supported by visuals regarding family members, friends, objects, or common school and home activities.
  4. Use learned material to write or present original dialogues.

29A —

Students who meet this standard can understand manners and customs of various target language societies.
  1. Demonstrate culturally authentic activities (e.g., sing a song, play a game, prepare a food) following simple target language instructions.
  2. Role-play simple situations that demonstrate knowledge of activities popular in target language cultures (e.g., home and school activities, holiday customs).

29B —

Students who meet this standard can understand music, dance, folk art, visual art, drama, and architecture related to the target language societies.
  1. Recognize selected art works and identify their creators.
  2. List simple arts vocabulary for selected art forms from the target language culture.

29C —

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

29D —

Students who meet this standard can understand history of areas where the target language is spoken.
  1. Identify key historical figures and events associated with areas where the target language is spoken. Sequence historical events using acquired language.

29E —

Students who meet this standard can understand geography of various target language societies.
  1. Use maps and other available geographical representations to identify physical characteristics of a target language country (e.g., locations, roads, regions, bodies of water).

30A —

Students who meet this standard can use the target language to reinforce and further knowledge of other disciplines.
  1. Show an awareness of products that originate in countries where the target language is spoken and that are used in the United States.
  2. Use target language terms to make measurements (e.g., time, linear, monetary, clothing sizes).
  3. Identify target language vocabulary for basic earth science content terms (e.g., mountains, coast, desert, river) and life forms.
  4. Use target language terms to identify games, dances, and sports.

30B —

Students who meet this standard can use the target language to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a variety of career options.
  1. Identify various work places. Describe some career choices in which the target language can be used.

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