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Author Blaz, Deborah

Title Bringing the Standards for Foreign Language Learning to Life
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013


Description 1 online resource (157 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; About the Author; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; 1 The ACTFL Standards: A Discussion; The National Standards; Basic Truths About the Standards; Thinking About Implementation: A Story; Implementing the Standards in Your Classroom; Step 1: Set Goals; Step 2: Plan Activities; Step 3: Complement or Supplement to Include More Standards; Step 4: List Available Resources; Step 5: Evaluate and Prune; Communication is the Cornerstone; Involve the Students in Implementation; A Few Final Comments; An Example; 2 Standard 1: Communication
Important Factors to ConsiderComprehensible, Interesting, Relevant, and Motivating; Increase Students' Comfort Levels; Place Students in Small Groups; Use Variety; Looking at Standard 1 in Depth; Standard 1.1: Interpersonal Communication; Beginner-Level Activities; Intermediate-Level Activities; Advanced Interpersonal Communication Activities; Standard 1.2: Interpretive Communication; Beginner-Level Activities; Intermediate-Level Activities; Advanced-Level Activities; Standard 1.3: Presentational Communication; Beginner-Level Activities; Intermediate-Level Activities
Advanced-Level Activities3 Standard 2: Cultures; How to Inject Culture into Communication Projects; Standard 2.1: Practices and Perspectives; Start Small; Standard 2.2:; Products and Perspectives; A Few Comments on Rubrics for Grading Projects; New Twists on the Usual Projects; Famous People; Music; Music Resources; Food; Holidays; Literature; Geography; Perspectives; 4 Standard 3: Connections; Standard 3.1: Other Disciplines; Standard 3.2: Acquire Information; 5 Standard 4: Comparisons; Standard 4.1: Comparing languages; Strategy 1: Concept Deduction; Strategy 2: Memory Model
Standard 4.2: Comparing CulturesStrategy 3: Venn Diagrams; Strategy 4: Performance; Strategy 5: Personalize!; 6 Standard 5: Communities; Two Words to Remember; Standard 5.1; Within the School Walls; Within the Community; Abroad; Standard 5.2; A Final Encouragement; 7 Textbook Evaluation; Standard 1: Communication; Standard 2: Cultures; Standard 3: Connections; Standard 4: Comparisons; Standard 5: Communities; Totaling the Scores; Bibliography
Summary What does a student-centered social studies classroom really look like? Renowned educator Bil Johnson reveals how to teach social studies so that your students become engaged, active, and responsible learners. This book demonstrates how student-centered strategies can be applied in your classroom. It shows you how to make students' work the focus of what occurs in your classroom, prepare lesson plans based on what students should know and be able to do, and create a classroom environment revolving around rigorous and creative student activity. Also included are classroom examples of socratic s
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Subject National Standards in Foreign Language Education Project (U.S.)
SUBJECT National Standards in Foreign Language Education Project (U.S.) fast (OCoLC)fst00722377
Subject Language and languages -- Study and teaching -- United States
Language and languages -- Study and teaching.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781317923725