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Foreign Language

Standard 3.Presents information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   1. Presents simple oral reports or presentations about family members and friends, objects present in the everyday environment, and common school and home activities
   2. Recites poetry, songs, proverbs, or short anecdotes or narratives that are commonly known by same-age members of the target culture
   3. Writes in a variety of forms (e.g., short, informal notes or messages, lists, letters, e-mail) to describe or provide information about oneself, friends and family, or school activities
   4. Uses audio tapes and video tapes to present information about family, school events, and celebrations
   5. Uses language conventions and style (e.g., phrases, structures, grammar, spelling, mechanics, commands, vocabulary, dialect, slang, idioms, humor, pronunciation, intonation, tone, stress) appropriate for different audiences (e.g., peers, adults) and settings (e.g., formal, informal, social, academic)
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   1. Presents information in the target language on topics of shared personal interest in one’s daily life at home or school (e.g., brief reports to the class, tape or video recorded messages)
   2. Presents cultural and literary works in the target language that are appropriate at this developmental level (e.g., presents short plays and skits, recites selected poems and anecdotes, performs songs)
   3. Writes in the target language in a variety of formats (e.g., notes, short letters, e-mail, business letters, thank you letters, descriptions, narrations, personal essays, poems, short stories, plays, songs, journals)
   4. Writes to peers on topics of shared personal interest (e.g., everyday events, activities at home or in school)
   5. Summarizes the plot and provides brief descriptions of characters in selected poems, short stories, folk tales, and anecdotes
   6. Uses repetition, rephrasing, and gestures effectively to assist in presenting oral reports or presentations
   7. Uses language conventions and style (e.g., complex grammatical structures, slang, humor, idioms, small talk, polite forms and status indicators, vernacular dialects, content area vocabulary) appropriate to different audiences and settings (e.g., formal, informal, social, academic, ceremonial)
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   1. Writes in the target language in a variety of forms (e.g., personal essays, poems, plays, shorts stories, songs, dialogue, business and personal letters, invitations, drama, journals, e-mail, articles for student publications, factual reports)
   2. Writes in the target language for a variety of audiences (e.g., pen-pals, peers, friends, adults, native speakers of the target language) on different topics (e.g., current events of mutual interest)
   3. Summarizes orally or in writing the content of various expository texts appropriate at this developmental level (e.g., feature magazine or newspaper articles) on topics of current or historical interest to members of the target culture
   4. Presents cultural and literary works in the target language that are appropriate at this developmental level (e.g., performs scenes from plays, recites poems or excerpts from short stories)
   5. Presents information orally or in writing on literary and cultural topics that are appropriate at this developmental level (e.g., presents the plot, character descriptions and development, and themes found in authentic literary works; expresses opinions and appreciation for various forms of literature, radio programs, songs, films, visual works)
   6. Uses a dictionary or thesaurus written entirely in the target language to select appropriate words for use in preparing written and oral reports
   7. Uses language, content, and style of speech (e.g., advanced grammatical structures; specialized vocabulary, including political concepts, historical concepts, environmental terms; humor; sarcasm; irony; idiomatic speech) appropriate to different purposes (e.g., job interview, debate, formal meeting, business and friendly transactions)