M/J Exploratory Spanish, Intermediate, is a continuation of M/J Exploratory Spanish, Beginning, and expands on students' knowledge of the target language and its culture. Students will be able to engage in basic skills in listening and speaking activities. Students will also continue learning basic skills in reading and writing. Also, culture, connections, comparisons, and communities are included in this semester course.
This course shall integrate the Goal 3 Student Performance Standards of the Florida System of School Improvement and Accountability as appropriate to the content and processes of the subject matter. It also must reflect appropriate state academic standards (SAS) for English/Language Arts and Mathematics.
The standards and benchmarks listed for this course are aligned with the expected levels of proficiency, rather than grade levels.
This course is a one semester intermediate exploratory course that will ideally be offered in seventh grade and will be the second in a series of three to introduce students to Spanish language and culture. Together with M/J Exploratory Spanish, Beginning, and M/J Exploratory Spanish, Advanced, it will provide students with the option of taking an exploratory language course each year in middle school.
Florida’s Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) Standards:
This course includes Florida’s B.E.S.T. ELA Expectations (EE) and Mathematical Thinking and Reasoning Standards (MTRs) for students. Florida educators should intentionally embed these standards within the content and their instruction as applicable. For guidance on the implementation of the EEs and MTRs, please visit https://www.cpalms.org/Standards/BEST_Standards.aspx and select the appropriate B.E.S.T. Standards package.
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 information, ideas and concepts for academic success in the content area of Social Studies. 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/ss.pdf.