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Topic: Critical listening 

Foreign Language

 Standard 1.  Uses the target language to engage in conversations, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions and information
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   Benchmark 6.Gives and follows oral and written directions in the target language (e.g., for travel, for other tasks, for a recipe, for a word maze)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Gives oral directions in the target language
     2.Follows oral directions in the target language
     3.Gives written directions in the target language
     4.Follows written directions in the target language
     5.Gives and follows oral directions for travel situations
     6.Gives and follows written directions for travel situations
     7.Gives and follows oral directions for tasks
     8.Gives and follows written directions for tasks
     9.Gives and follows oral directions for a recipe
     10.Gives and follows written directions for a recipe
     11.Gives and follows oral directions for a word maze
     12.Gives and follows written directions for a word maze
 Standard 2.  Understands and interprets written and spoken language on diverse topics from diverse media
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the basic ideas of oral messages and short conversations based on simple or familiar topics appropriate at this developmental level (e.g., favorite activities, personal anecdotes, simple instructions)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the basic ideas of oral messages based on simple or familiar topics appropriate at this developmental level
     2.Understands the basic ideas of short conversations based on simple or familiar topics appropriate at this developmental level
     3.Understands the basic ideas of oral messages and short conversations based on favorite activities
     4.Understands the basic ideas of oral messages and short conversations based on personal anecdotes
     5.Understands the basic ideas of oral messages and short conversations based on simple instructions
   Benchmark 3.Understands the main ideas of ability-appropriate video or television programs on familiar topics
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the main ideas of ability-appropriate videos on familiar topics
     2.Understands the main ideas of ability-appropriate television programs on familiar topics
   Benchmark 6.Understands common phrase groupings and voice inflection in simple spoken sentences
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands common phrase groupings in simple spoken sentences
     2.Understands common voice inflection in simple spoken sentences
   Benchmark 7.Understands common cognates and borrowed words in the target and native languages
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands common cognates in the target and native languages
     2.Understands common expressions in the target and native languages
   Benchmark 8.Understands oral and written descriptions of people and objects in the environment
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands oral descriptions of people and objects in the environment
     2.Understands written descriptions of people and objects in the environment
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the main ideas, themes, and basic details from diverse, authentic, ability-appropriate spoken media (e.g., radio, television, film, live presentation) on topics of personal interest or interest to peers in the target culture
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the main ideas from ability-appropriate spoken media on topics of personal interest or interest to peers in the target culture
     2.Understands the themes from ability-appropriate spoken media on topics of personal interest or interest to peers in the target culture
     3.Understands the basic details from ability-appropriate spoken media on topics of personal interest or interest to peers in the target culture
     4.Understands the main ideas, themes, and basic details from television programs
     5.Understands the main ideas, themes, and basic details from films
     6.Understands the main ideas, themes, and basic details from live presentations
   Benchmark 3.Understands spoken announcements and messages from peers and adults on a variety of familiar topics or topics of personal interest (e.g., favorite activities, popular events, school subjects)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands spoken announcements from peers and adults on a variety of familiar topics or topics of personal interest
     2.Understands spoken messages from peers and adults on a variety of familiar topics or topics of personal interest
     3.Understands spoken announcements and messages about favorite activities
     4.Understands spoken announcements and messages about popular events
     5.Understands spoken announcements and messages about school subjects
   Benchmark 4.Understands nonverbal and verbal cues when listening to or observing a user of the target language
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands nonverbal cues when listening to a user of the target language
     2.Understands verbal cues when listening to a user of the target language
     3.Understands nonverbal cues when observing a user of the target language
     4.Understands verbal cues when observing a user of the target language
   Benchmark 5.Understands various phrase groupings and structures in spoken forms of the target language (e.g., expressions, questions, polite commands)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands various phrase groupings in spoken forms of the target language
     2.Understands various structures in spoken forms of the target language
     3.Understands various expressions in the target language
     4.Understands various questions in the target language
     5.Understands various polite commands in the target language
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the main ideas and significant details of extended discussions, lectures, formal presentations, and various forms of media (e.g., radio or television programs, movies) that are appropriate at this developmental level
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the main ideas and significant details of extended discussions that are appropriate at this developmental level
     2.Understands the main ideas and significant details of lectures that are appropriate at this developmental level
     3.Understands the main ideas and significant details of formal presentations that are appropriate at this developmental level
     4.Understands the main ideas and significant details of various forms of media that are appropriate at this developmental level
   Benchmark 5.Understands the main ideas and significant details of culturally significant songs, folk tales, comedy, and anecdotes in the target culture
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the main idea of culturally significant songs in the target culture
     2.Understands the significant details of culturally significant songs in the target culture
     3.Understands the main idea of culturally significant folk tales in the target culture
     4.Understands the significant details of culturally significant folk tales in the target culture
     5.Understands the main idea of culturally significant comedies in the target culture
     6.Understands the significant details of culturally significant comedies in the target culture
     7.Understands the main idea of culturally significant anecdotes in the target culture
     8.Understands the significant details of culturally significant anecdotes in the target culture
   Benchmark 6.Understands cultural nuances of meaning (e.g., word choice, idioms, intonation, inflection, formal and informal usage) in written and spoken language and in expressive products of the culture (e.g., literary genres, visual arts)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands cultural nuances of meaning in written language
     2.Understands cultural nuances of meaning in spoken language
     3.Understands cultural nuances of meaning in expressive products of the culture
     4.Understands word choice in written and spoken language and in expressive products of the culture
     5.Understands idioms in written and spoken language and in expressive products of the culture
     6.Understands intonation in spoken language and in expressive products of the culture
     7.Understands inflection in spoken language and in expressive products of the culture

Language Arts

 Standard 8.  Uses listening and speaking strategies for different purposes
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   Benchmark 11.Listens for a variety of purposes (e.g., to gain and share information, to perform a task, for enjoyment, to learn what happened in a story, to converse with an adult or peer)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Listens to gain and share information
     2.Listens to perform a task
     3.Listens for enjoyment
     4.Listens to learn what happened in a story
     5.Listens to converse with an adult or peer
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 6.Gives and responds to oral directions
    Knowledge/skill statements
     2.Responds to oral directions
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 11.Listens for specific information in spoken texts (e.g., plot details or information about a character in a short story read aloud, information about a familiar topic from a radio broadcast)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Listens for plot details in short story read aloud
     2.Listens for information about character in short story read aloud
     3.Listens for information about familiar topic from radio broadcast
   Benchmark 12.Understands the main ideas and supporting details in spoken texts (e.g., presentations by peers or quest speakers, a current affairs report on the radio)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands main ideas in spoken texts
     2.Understands supporting details in spoken texts
     3.Understands presentations given by peers
     4.Understands presentations given by guest speakers
     5.Understands current affairs given on radio
   Benchmark 13.Listens to and understands persuasive messages (e.g., television commercials, commands and requests, pressure from peers)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands persuasive messages in television commercials
     2.Understands persuasive messages that use commands
     3.Understands perusasive messages that use requests
     4.Understands persuasive messages that use peer pressure
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 3.Uses strategies to enhance listening comprehension (e.g., takes notes; organizes, summarizes, and paraphrases spoken ideas and details)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Takes notes to enhance listening comprehension
     2.Organizes spoken ideas to enhance listening comprehension
     3.Summarizes spoken ideas to enhance listening comprehension
     4.Paraphrases spoken ideas to enhance listening comprehension
     5.Organizes spoken details to enhance listening comprehension
     6.Summarizes spoken details to enhance listening comprehension
     7.Paraphrases spoken details to enhance listening comprehension
   Benchmark 4.Listens in order to understand topic, purpose, and perspective in spoken texts (e.g., of a guest speaker, of an informational video, of a televised interview, of radio news programs)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Listens to guest speaker
     2.Listens to informational video
     3.Listens to televised interview
     4.Listens to radio news programs
     5.Understands the topic of a spoken text
     6.Understands the purpose of a spoken text
     7.Understands the perspectives in a spoken text
   Benchmark 10.Understands elements of persuasion and appeal in spoken texts (e.g., purpose and impact of pace, volume, tone, stress, music; images and ideas conveyed by vocabulary)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the purpose of pace in spoken texts
     2.Understands the purpose of tone in spoken texts
     3.Understands the purpose of stress in spoken texts
     4.Understands the purpose of music in spoken texts
     5.Understands the impact of pace in spoken texts
     6.Understands the impact of tone in spoken texts
     7.Understands the impact of stress in spoken texts
     8.Understands the impact of music in spoken texts
     9.Understands images conveyed by vocabulary
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Uses a variety of strategies to enhance listening comprehension (e.g., focuses attention on message, monitors message for clarity and understanding, asks relevant questions, provides verbal and nonverbal feedback,notes cues such as change of pace or particular words that indicate a new point is about to be made; uses abbreviation system to record information quickly; selects and organizes essential information; summarizes points of agreement and disagreement in discussion)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Focuses attention on message
     2.Monitors message for clarity
     3.Monitors message for understanding
     4.Asks relevant questions
     5.Provides verbal feedback
     6.Provides nonverbal feedback
     7.Notes cues as change of pace
     8.Notes cues as particular words that indicated new point
     9.Uses abbreviation system to record information
     10.Selects essential information
     11.Organizes essential information
     12.Summarizes points of agreement in discussion
     13.Summarizes points of disagreement in discussion