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Grading by the Standards. Carrie Toth NBCT World Languages other than English Carlyle High School. somewheretoshare.com [email protected] @ senoraCMT on Twitter. Language Acquisition vs. Language Learning. Acquisition and Memorization take place in different parts of the brain.

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Grading by the standards

Grading by the Standards

Carrie Toth

NBCT World Languages other than English

Carlyle High School

somewheretoshare.com

[email protected]

@senoraCMT on Twitter


Language acquisition vs language learning
Language Acquisition vs. Language Learning

  • Acquisition and Memorization take place in different parts of the brain.



Actfl standards
ACTFL Standards our students can learn within the time constraints that we have.


Standards based assessment
Standards Based Assessment our students can learn within the time constraints that we have.

  • Grading includes ONLY those activities that reflect students’ proficiency in language.




Summative vs formative assessments
Summative vs. Formative assessments all skills.

  • Formative assessments should not penalize students for not having acquired the current structures. They should be used as a guide for future instruction.



Are we expecting the right things
Are we expecting the right things? that 80% of students are at an 80% proficiency on current material.

  • http://opi-adrenaline2012.wikispaces.com/My+OPI+Top+Ten


Standards
Standards that 80% of students are at an 80% proficiency on current material.

  • Reading

  • Writing

  • Speaking

  • Listening

  • Culture

  • Vocabulary

  • Grammar/Structures


  • Homework? that 80% of students are at an 80% proficiency on current material.

  • Participation?


Percentages may vary but
Percentages may vary but: that 80% of students are at an 80% proficiency on current material.

  • Reading and Listening reflect students’ understanding of the language and are important skills so I value them at 25% each in level one, 20% each in level 2, and 15% each in levels 3 and 4.



  • Grammar and language and are the highest level skills so I value them at Vocabulary knowledge are less important but essential parts of language learning so I value them at 5% each.



Ideas for assessment
Ideas for assessment value it at 10%

  • Listening:

    • Songs

    • Podcasts

    • Commercials

    • Re-tells of class stories

    • Audio books

    • Newscasts

      • www.zachary-jones.com/zambombazo

    • Music videos

    • Stories using current vocabulary


Reading
Reading value it at 10%

  • News stories (appropriately adapted by level)

  • Chapters of novels

  • Classroom stories

  • Articles from student magazines like Scholastic’s

  • Articles from People or other Spanish magazines

  • Cartoons

  • Websites with train schedules, menus, and other authentic resources.



Shameless plug tprs publishing novels
(shameless plug) students read it. Circle as you go.TPRS Publishing Novels


Speaking
Speaking students read it. Circle as you go.

  • Google voice

  • Re-tells

  • Classroom discussions

  • Debates

  • PechaKuchas

  • AUTHENTIC tasks with the current vocabulary.

  • Stolen from Paul Sandrock… Diagram of 4 squares as discussion prompt.


Writing
Writing students read it. Circle as you go.

  • Re-tells

  • Summaries

  • Captions

  • Persuasive- Express your opinion on a given topic.

  • Informative

  • Story to storybook

  • Comparative

  • Write a letter, email, blog post, tweet a friend


Structures vocabulary and culture
Structures Vocabulary and Culture students read it. Circle as you go.

  • Look at these three as part of the other assessments.



Use novels as a curriculum
Use novels as a curriculum writing assignment of telling a story based on pictures. Grade categories include use of new vocabulary, correctness of structures, and ease of expression.

  • Develop cultural units with novels as the center.

    • Choose structures based on the grammar introduced in the novel.

    • Pre-teach all vocabulary and cultural knowledge needed to get students invested in the novel study.

    • Vary activites as you read because brains crave novelty!


Studying the novel
STUDYING THE NOVEL writing assignment of telling a story based on pictures. Grade categories include use of new vocabulary, correctness of structures, and ease of expression.

  • Front load grammar and culture.

    • Ask a lot of personalized questions with the vocabulary.

    • Use the vocab in class discussions.

    • Cultural lessons.

    • Film studies.



  • Stop and talk about how students feel! just want to read it for enjoyment. If you test, aim for performance based assessments rather than reading comprehension quizzes.

  • Act out scenes

  • Connect to the characters.


About me contact me
About me/Contact me just want to read it for enjoyment. If you test, aim for performance based assessments rather than reading comprehension quizzes.

  • [email protected]

  • somewheretoshare.wordpress.com

  • Follow me on Twitter @senoraCMT


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