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Please see information below regarding the upcoming state testing schedule.

Foreign Language Department

There are 4 standards in the state of Ohio for all World Languages. These will remain the same standards throughout your child’s Spanish classes, be it Spanish I, II, III or AP Spanish. Each level will delve deeper into each standard set by the state of Ohio.
Here are the standards.  You can use this as a guideline for conversations with your child about Spanish class and the progress they are making.
Interpretive Communication (Reading; Listening/Viewing):
  Competency 1 - Derive meaning from messages and texts using listening, reading and viewing strategies
  Competency 2 - Identify how authentic sources convey viewpoints and use authentic sources critically
  Competency 3 - Comprehend and interpret information in authentic messages and informational text
  Competency 4 - Comprehend and interpret information about the main idea and relevant details in authentic literary texts
Interpersonal Communication (Speaking/Signing, Listening/Viewing, Reading and Writing):
  Competency 1 - Negotiate meaning using requests, clarifications and conversation strategies
  Competency 2 - Interact with others using culturally appropriate language and gestures on familiar and some unfamiliar topics
  Competency 3 - Express preferences, feelings, emotions and opinions about familiar and some unfamiliar topics
Presentational Communication (Speaking and Writing)
  Competency 1 - Convey meaning using writing processes and presentation strategies
  Competency 2 - Present information, concepts and viewpoints on familiar and some unfamiliar topics from across disciplines
  Competency 3 - Present a range of literary, creative and artistic endeavors to audiences near or far
Cultures Standard (Gain and use knowledge and understanding of other cultures)
  Competency 1 - Analyze and describe relationships among products, practices and perspectives and compare them across cultures
  Competency 2 - Experience the target language and culture(s) and share information and personal reactions with others
7th graders will begin learning their colors Tuesday, January 24th.  We will spend approximately 2 days on these before they are assessed in a written format.
The next topic we will be learning will be numbers from 0-1,000,000.
Standards we will be working on for both topics are Interpretive Communication and Presentational Communication.
8th graders just finished conjugating AR verbs & on Tuesday, January 24th they will be using their knowledge to apply it in actual conversation with each other. The standard we will be working on is Interpersonal Communication.
Students have 1 more work day in class, this Wednesday, January 25th to work on their country presentation and they need to turn in the written portion that same day.  The 3-D map will need to be done on their own time.  The rubrics are posted on Google Classroom. They will be presenting their 3-D maps in Spanish on Wednesday, February 1st showing the topography of their countries.  They are not to cost a lot of money to make, so students can use a variety of items to create their maps. They should be practicing their verbal descriptions (lasting 30 seconds) at home.
The standard for this project is Presentational Communication and Cultures.
We encourage conversations about these standards so you can monitor your child's progress and understanding more effectively. Should you have any questions, please select the staff icon (to the right) for access to teacher e mail.