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Topic: Oral presentations 

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)
   Benchmark 1.Presents simple oral reports or presentations about family members and friends, objects present in the everyday environment, and common school and home activities
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Presents simple oral reports or presentations about family members and friends
     2.Presents simple oral reports or presentations about objects present in the everyday environment
     3.Presents simple oral reports or presentations about common school and home activities
   Benchmark 2.Recites poetry, songs, proverbs, or short anecdotes or narratives that are commonly known by same-age members of the target culture
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Recites poetry that is commonly known by same age members of the target culture
     2.Recites songs that are commonly known by same age members of the target culture
     3.Recites proverbs that are commonly known by same age members of the target culture
     4.Recites anecdotes or narratives that are commonly known by same age members of the target culture
   Benchmark 4.Uses audio tapes and video tapes to present information about family, school events, and celebrations
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses audio or video tapes to present information about family
     2.Uses audio or video tapes to present information about school events
     3.Uses audio or video tapes to present information about celebrations
   Benchmark 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)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses phrases appropriate for different audiences or settings
     2.Uses structures appropriate for different audiences or settings
     3.Uses grammar appropriate for different audiences or settings
     4.Uses spelling appropriate for different audiences or settings
     5.Uses mechanics appropriate for different audiences or settings
     6.Uses commands appropriate for different audiences or settings
     7.Uses vocabulary appropriate for different audiences or settings
     8.Uses dialect appropriate for different audiences or settings
     9.Uses slang appropriate for different audiences or settings
     10.Uses idioms appropriate for different audiences or settings
     11.Uses humor appropriate for different audiences or settings
     12.Uses pronunciation appropriate for different audiences or settings
     13.Uses intonation appropriate for different audiences or settings
     14.Uses tone appropriate for different audiences or settings
     15.Uses stress appropriately for different audiences or settings
     16.Uses appropriate language conventions and style for a peer audience
     17.Uses appropriate language conventions and style for an adult audience
     18.Uses appropriate language conventions and style for a formal setting
     19.Uses appropriate language conventions and style for an informal setting
     20.Uses appropriate language conventions and style for a social setting
     21.Uses appropriate language conventions and style for an academic setting
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   Benchmark 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)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Presents information in the target language on topics of shared personal interest
     2.Presents brief reports to the class on topics of shared personal interest
     3.Presents tape or video recorded messages on topics of shared personal interest
   Benchmark 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)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Presents cultural works in the target language that are appropriate at this developmental level
     2.Presents literary works in the target language that are appropriate at this developmental level
     3.Presents developmentally appropriate plays and skits
     4.Recites developmentally appropriate poems and anecdotes
     5.Performs developmentally appropriate songs
   Benchmark 6.Uses repetition, rephrasing, and gestures effectively to assist in presenting oral reports or presentations
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses repetition effectively to assist in presenting oral reports or presentations
     2.Uses rephrasing effectively to assist in presenting oral reports or presentations
     3.Uses gestures effectively to assist in presenting oral reports or presentations
   Benchmark 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)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses complex grammatical structures appropriate to different audiences and settings
     2.Uses small talk appropriate to different audiences and settings
     3.Uses polite forms appropriate to different audiences and settings
     4.Uses status indicators appropriate to different audiences and settings
     5.Uses vernacular dialects appropriate to different audiences and settings
     6.Uses content area vocabulary appropriate to different audiences and settings
     7.Uses appropriate language conventions and style for ceremonial settings
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 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
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Summarizes orally the content of various expository texts appropriate at this developmental level
     2.Summarizes in writing the content of various expository texts appropriate at this developmental level
     3.Summarizes orally feature magazine or newspaper articles
     4.Summarizes in writing feature magazine or newspaper articles
   Benchmark 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)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Presents cultural works in the target language that are appropriate at this developmental level
     2.Presents literary works in the target language that are appropriate at this developmental level
     3.Performs scenes from plays that are appropriate at this developmental level
     4.Recites poems or excerpts from short stories that are appropriate at this developmental level
   Benchmark 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)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Presents information orally on literary topics that are appropriate at this developmental level
     2.Presents information orally on cultural topics that are appropriate at this developmental level
     3.Presents information in writing on literary topics that are appropriate at this developmental level
     4.Presents information in writing on cultural topics that are appropriate at this developmental level
     5.Presents information about authentic literary works, such as the plot, character descriptions and development, and themes
     6.Expresses opinions and appreciation for various forms of literature, radio programs, songs, films, and visual works
   Benchmark 6.Uses a dictionary or thesaurus written entirely in the target language to select appropriate words for use in preparing written and oral reports
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses a dictionary written entirely in the target language to prepare written reports
     2.Uses a thesaurus written entirely in the target language to prepare written reports
     3.Uses a dictionary written entirely in the target language to prepare oral reports
     4.Uses a thesaurus written entirely in the target language to prepare oral reports
   Benchmark 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)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses language appropriate to different purposes
     2.Uses content appropriate to different purposes
     3.Uses style of speech appropriate to different purposes
     4.Uses advanced grammatical structures appropriate to purpose
     5.Uses specialized vocabulary appropriate to purpose
     6.Uses humor appropriate to purpose
     7.Uses sarcasm appropriate to purpose
     8.Uses irony appropriate to purpose
     9.Uses idiomatic speech appropriate to purpose
     10.Uses appropriate language, content, and style of speech for job interviews
     11.Uses appropriate language, content, and style of speech for debates
     12.Uses appropriate language, content, and style of speech for formal meetings
     13.Uses appropriate language, content, and style of speech for business transactions
     14.Uses appropriate language, content, and style of speech for friendly transactions