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Topic: Conversational vocabulary 

Foreign Language

 Standard 1.  Uses the target language to engage in conversations, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions and information
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   Benchmark 1.Uses the target language to express likes, dislikes, and personal preferences (e.g., objects, people, events, favorite activities, food, celebrations) in everyday environments
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses the target language to express likes
     2.Uses the target language to express dislikes
     3.Uses the target language to express personal preferences
     4.Uses the target language make expressions about objects
     5.Uses the target language to make expressions about people
     6.Uses the target language to make expressions about events
     7.Uses the target language to make expressions about activities
     8.Uses the target language to make expressions about food
     9.Uses the target language to make expressions about celebrations
   Benchmark 2.Uses basic vocabulary to describe assorted objects (e.g., toys, dress, types of dwellings, foods) in everyday environmentsci
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses basic vocabulary to describe different toys
     2.Uses basic vocabulary to describe types of dress
     3.Uses basic vocabulary to describe types of dwellings
     4.Uses basic vocabulary to describe different foods
   Benchmark 3.Uses vocabulary for a wide range of topics (e.g., basic subject area terms, such as story elements, animals, weather, geographical concepts; categories such as numbers, shapes, colors, size)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses basic subject area terms, such as story elements, in simple discussions
     2.Uses basic subject area terms, such as story animals, in simple discussions
     3.Uses basic subject area terms, such as weather, in simple discussions
     4.Uses basic subject area terms, such as geographical concepts, in simple discussions
     5.Uses basic number vocabulary in simple discussions
     6.Uses basic shape vocabulary in simple discussions
     7.Uses basic color vocabulary in simple discussions
     8.Uses basic vocabulary related to size in simple discussions
   Benchmark 4.Gives and follows simple instructions in the target language (e.g., in games, with partners or groups, giving commands suggested by a picture)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Gives simple instructions in the target language
     2.Follows simple instructions in the target language
     3.Gives and follows simple instructions in games
     4.Gives and follows simple instructions with partners or groups
     5.Gives commands suggested by a picture
   Benchmark 6.Uses the target language to exchange information about general events (e.g., classes, meetings, concerts, meals) and transportation (e.g., place, date, time)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses the target language to exchange information about general events
     2.Uses the target language to exchange information about classes
     3.Uses the target language to exchange information about meetings
     4.Uses the target language to exchange information about concerts
     5.Uses the target language to exchange information about meals
     6.Uses the target language to exchange information about transportation
     7.Uses the target language to exchange details about transportation, such as place, date, and time
   Benchmark 7.Uses appropriate vocabulary, gestures, and oral expressions for greetings, introductions, leave takings, and other common or familiar interactions (e.g., exchanging name, address, phone number, place of origin, general health/state of being; giving and asking for permission; using the telephone; making and responding to requests)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses appropriate vocabulary, gestures, or oral expressions for greetings
     2.Uses appropriate vocabulary, gestures, or oral expressions for introductions
     3.Uses appropriate vocabulary, gestures, or oral expressions for leave takings
     4.Uses appropriate vocabulary, gestures, and oral expressions for a variety of familiar interactions
     5.Uses appropriate vocabulary, gestures, or oral expressions to exchange one’s name
     6.Uses appropriate vocabulary, gestures, or oral expressions to exchange one’s address
     7.Uses appropriate vocabulary, gestures, or oral expressions to exchange one’s phone number
     8.Uses appropriate vocabulary, gestures, or oral expressions to exchange one’s place of origin
     9.Uses appropriate vocabulary, gestures, or oral expressions to exchange one’s general health or state of being
     10.Uses appropriate vocabulary, gestures, or oral expressions to give and ask for permission
     11.Uses appropriate vocabulary, gestures, or oral expressions when using the telephone
     12.Uses appropriate vocabulary, gestures, or oral expressions to make and respond to requests
   Benchmark 8.Uses the target language to express needs, feelings, and ideas related to everyday situations (e.g., enjoyment while playing a game, personal response to a movie, agreement or disagreement on a topic)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses the target language to express needs to everyday situations
     2.Uses the target language to express feelings related to everyday situations
     3.Uses the target language to express ideas related to everyday situations
     4.Uses the target language to express enjoyment while playing a game
     5.Uses the target language to express personal response to a movie
     6.Uses the target language to express agreement or disagreement on a topic
   Benchmark 9.Asks and answers questions in the target language (e.g., clarifies word meaning, asks for assistance, answers questions about self or family)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Asks questions in the target language
     2.Answers questions in the target language
     3.Clarifies word meaning in the target language
     4.Asks for assistance in the target language
     5.Answers questions about self or family in the target language
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   Benchmark 1.Uses verbal and written exchanges to share personal data, information, and preferences (e.g., events in one’s life, past experiences, significant details related to topics that are of common interest, preferred leisure activities, likes, dislikes, needs)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses verbal exchanges to share personal data, information, and preferences
     2.Uses written exchanges to share personal data, information, and preferences
     3.Uses verbal exchanges to share events in one’s life
     4.Uses written exchanges to share events in one’s life
     5.Uses verbal exchanges to share past experiences
     6.Uses written exchanges to share past experiences
     7.Uses verbal exchanges to share significant details related to topics that are of common interest
     8.Uses written exchanges to share significant details related to topics that are of common interest
     9.Uses verbal exchanges to share preferred leisure activities
     10.Uses written exchanges to share preferred leisure activities
     11.Uses verbal exchanges to share likes and dislikes
     12.Uses written exchanges to share likes and dislikes
     13.Uses verbal exchanges to share needs
     14.Uses written exchanges to share needs
   Benchmark 2.Uses the target language to plan events and activities with others (e.g., using authentic schedules, budgets)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses the target language to plan events with others
     2.Uses the target language to plan activities with others
     3.Uses the target language to make plans with others using authentic schedules
     4.Uses the target language to make plans with others using budgets
   Benchmark 3.Uses vocabulary and cultural expressions to express the failure to understand the message or to request additional information (e.g., requests that the speaker restate the message, asks appropriate questions for clarification)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses vocabulary to express the failure to understand the message
     2.Uses cultural expressions to express the failure to understand the message
     3.Uses vocabulary to request additional information
     4.Uses cultural expressions to request additional information
     5.Requests that the speaker restate the message
     6.Asks appropriate questions for clarification
   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
   Benchmark 7.Uses appropriate vocabulary to acquire goods and services through basic negotiation of procedures and exchange of monies (e.g., shopping in a supermarket)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses appropriate vocabulary to acquire goods and services through basic negotiation of procedures
     2.Uses appropriate vocabulary to acquire goods and services through exchange of monies
     3.Uses appropriate vocabulary in tasks to acquire goods and services, such as shopping in a supermarket
   Benchmark 8.Uses verbal and written exchanges to express opinions in the target language (e.g., concerning current events, about topics of personal or community interest)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses verbal exchanges to express opinions in the target language
     2.Uses written exchanges to express opinions in the target language
     3.Expresses opinions concerning current events, in both verbal and written forms, in the target language
     4.Expresses opinions concerning topics of personal or community interest, in both verbal and written forms, in the target language
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Uses the target language to express one’s point of view through the exchange of personal feelings and ideas with members of the target culture
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses the target language to express one’s point of view
     2.Expresses one’s point of view through the exchange of feelings with members of the target culture
     3.Expresses one’s point of view through the exchange of ideas with members of the target culture
   Benchmark 2.Uses appropriate vocabulary to exchange information about national and international topics (e.g., information from newspaper or magazine articles; programs on television, radio, or video)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses appropriate vocabulary to exchange information about national topics
     2.Uses appropriate vocabulary to exchange information about international topics
     3.Uses appropriate vocabulary to exchange information about information from newspaper or magazine articles
     4.Uses appropriate vocabulary to exchange information about programs on television, radio, or video
   Benchmark 3.Uses appropriate vocabulary (e.g., literary terms such as setting, character, plot, conflict, resolution, theme) to express personal reactions and feelings about authentic literary texts (e.g., poems, plays, short stories, novels)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses appropriate vocabulary to express personal reactions to authentic literary texts, such as poems, plays, short stories, or novels
     2.Uses appropriate vocabulary to express personal feelings about authentic literary texts, such as poems, plays, short stories, or novels
     3.Uses literary terms, such as setting, character, plot, conflict, resolution, or theme to discuss authentic literary texts
   Benchmark 4.Uses appropriate vocabulary to exchange opinions and perspectives on issues of contemporary and historical interest in the target and native cultures
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses appropriate vocabulary to exchange opinions about issues of contemporary interest in the target culture
     2.Uses appropriate vocabulary to exchange perspectives on issues of contemporary interest in the target culture
     3.Uses appropriate vocabulary to exchange opinions about issues of historical interest in the target culture
     4.Uses appropriate vocabulary to exchange perspectives on issues of historical interest in the target culture
   Benchmark 7.Uses appropriate vocabulary to acquire goods and services in the target language for personal needs and leisure (e.g., locating items in a pharmacy, finding a hotel or train station, repairing a tape recorder, asking for information)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses appropriate vocabulary to acquire goods and services in the target language for personal needs
     2.Uses appropriate vocabulary to acquire goods and services in the target language for leisure
     3.Uses appropriate vocabulary in the target language for locating items in a pharmacy
     4.Uses appropriate vocabulary in the target language for finding a hotel or train station
     5.Uses appropriate vocabulary to acquire goods and services in the target language for repairing a tape recorder
     6.Uses appropriate vocabulary in the target language to ask for information related to personal needs and leisure
   Benchmark 8.Uses appropriate cultural responses in diverse exchanges (e.g., expressing gratefulness, extending and receiving invitations, apologizing, communicating preferences, making an appointment, closing a conversation, negotiating solutions to problems)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses appropriate cultural responses when expressing gratefulness
     2.Uses appropriate cultural responses when extending or receiving invitations
     3.Uses appropriate cultural responses when apologizing
     4.Uses appropriate cultural responses when communicating preferences
     5.Uses appropriate cultural responses when making an appointment
     6.Uses appropriate cultural responses when closing a conversation
     7.Uses appropriate cultural responses when negotiating solutions to problems
   Benchmark 9.Uses the target language to exchange information about current or past events and aspirations in one’s personal life and in those of family, friends, and community
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses the target language to exchange information about current or past events
     2.Uses the target language to exchange information about aspirations in one’s personal life
     3.Uses the target language to exchange information about aspirations of family, friends, and community members