M/J Spanish, Intermediate   (#0708010)

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Course Standards

General Course Information and Notes

General Notes

Major Concepts/Content:
M/J Spanish Intermediate is a continuation of M/J Beginning Spanish. Students will expand their knowledge of the language and its culture. Students will be able to engage in basic listening and speaking activities. Basic skills in reading and writing, and culture, connections, comparisons, and communities are included in this one-year 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 Next Generation Sunshine State Standards benchmarks and Florida Standards for English language arts and mathematics.

Special Note. This is a one-year course. Course content requirements for the two-course sequence M/J Spanish, Beginning (0708000) and Intermediate (0708010) are equivalent to Spanish 1 (0708340). Course content requirements for the three-course sequence that includes M/J Spanish Beginning (0708000), Intermediate (0708010), and Advanced (0708020) may be equivalent to the two-course sequence Spanish 1 (0708340) and Spanish 2 (0708350).

It is each district's school board's responsibility to determine high school world languages placement policies for those students who complete the M/J Spanish sequences 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: http://www.cpalms.org/uploads/docs/standards/eld/SI.pdf

General Information

Course Number: 0708010
Course Path:
Abbreviated Title: M/J SPANISH INTERM
Course Length: Year (Y)
Course Level: 2
Course Status: Course Approved
Grade Level(s): 6,7,8

Educator Certifications

One of these educator certification options is required to teach this course.

Student Resources

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Original Student Tutorials

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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

Analyzing the Declaration of Independence :

Learn how to analyze the ideas, complaints, and language found in the Declaration of Independence, one of the most important documents in the history of the United States with this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Arguing Mars :

Learn how to identify explicit evidence and understand implicit meaning in a text.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to identify a speaker’s argument or claim. You will also learn how to evaluate the evidence and reasoning presented in a speech.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

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Note: Connections, Comparisons and Communities are combined here under one standard. However, teachers may divide this standard into three separate ones to align them with the national standards.