General Course Information and Notes
General NotesMajor Concepts/Content:
The purpose of this course is to enable students whose heritage language is Spanish to develop, maintain, and enhance proficiency in their heritage language by reinforcing and acquiring skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. Language Arts Standards are also included in this course to enable students to become literate in the Spanish language and gain a better understanding of the nature of their own language as well as other languages to be acquired.
The course content will reflect the cultural values of Spanish language and societies.
Special Note. Course content requirements for the two-course sequence M/J Spanish for Spanish Speakers, Beginning (0709000) and Intermediate (0709010) are equivalent to Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1 (0709300). Course content requirements for the three-course sequence that includes M/J Spanish for Spanish Speakers, Beginning (0709000), Intermediate (0709010), and Advanced (0709020) may be equivalent to the two-course sequence Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1 (0709300) and Spanish for Spanish Speakers 2 (0709310). It is each district school board's responsibility to determine high school world languages placement policies for those students who complete the M/J Spanish for Spanish Speakers sequence in middle school.
The standards and benchmarks listed for this course are aligned with the expected levels of language proficiency rather than grade levels.
English Language Development ELD Standards Special Notes Section:
Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link: https://cpalmsmediaprod.blob.core.windows.net/uploads/docs/standards/eld/si.pdf
Original Student Tutorials
Learn how arguments are formed with claims, reasons, and evidence. In this interactive tutorial, you'll read several short speeches from students hoping to be elected president of the Student Council. We'll trace the claim made by each student and the reasons and evidence they use to support it.
Type: Original Student Tutorial
Learn what genetic engineering is and some of the applications of this technology. In this interactive tutorial, you’ll gain an understanding of some of the benefits and potential drawbacks of genetic engineering. Ultimately, you’ll be able to think critically about genetic engineering and write an argument describing your own perspective on its impacts.
Type: Original Student Tutorial
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