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SWCOLT Presentation April 2014. Presenter: Kurstin Bush. Q) Where do Content-Based Instruction, Teaching to Proficiency and Culture collide ?. A) The newly designed AP World Language and Culture Exam. Objectives:.

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swcolt presentation april 2014

SWCOLT PresentationApril 2014

Presenter: Kurstin Bush

q where do content based instruction teaching to proficiency and culture collide
Q) Where do Content-Based Instruction, Teaching to Proficiency and Culture collide?
  • A) The newly designed AP World Language and Culture Exam.
objectives
Objectives:

Using the Scoring Guidelines of each task, I propose to offer:

  • activity and pacing suggestions for teaching interpersonal writing/ speaking from level 1 through AP
  • activity and pacing suggestions for presentational writing/speaking from level 1 through AP
  • how to incorporate culture at each level as well. (Examples will be given in English and German.)
write discuss planning questions
Write & Discuss Planning Questions
  • On the “whiteboard” provided, please write at least one question you have about planning your German/ World Language courses.

Suggestion:

  • What do you hope to come away with today?
form conversation groups
Form Conversation Groups

1. Are you a newbie or a veteran?

2. Newbies Together

3. Veterans Together

4. Now please form heterogenous groups based on years of teaching experience.

fundamental questions
Fundamental Questions
  • Whether you are a first year teacher or veteran of many years, at the start of every school year, we ask ourselves: “What am I going to cover and in what order?”
  • Backwards Design
  • Three Modes of Communication:
      • Interpretive
      • Interpersonal
      • Presentational

(see Supporting Documents - ACTFL Performance Guidelines + ACTFL Description of Intermediate Mid Writing & Speaking)

interpersonal writing scoring guidelines ap exam
Interpersonal Writing Scoring Guidelines: AP Exam
  • (see handout – Scoring Guidelines AP Exam 2013)

Just looking at the 5 level, what attributes do we want to see in a successful END product?

  • Discuss Bullet Points
  • What activities do we need to plan in order for students to become proficient?
interpersonal writing activities

General Examples

Interpersonal Writing Activities

A Formal or Informal Email or letter

A journal entry

Commentary on other students postings (voicethread, discussion thread, etc., posters in class – museum walk)

A note to parent, teacher, etc. explaining where and why, etc.

Role-play letter (perspective of parent, Gov’t official, neighbor, etc.)

RAFT essay (for more info – see supporting documents)

http://literacyteacher.com/creative-writing-activity-incorporating-raft-writing-strategy/

A survey; interview

An ad for an apartment, a Craigslist item, etc.

Create a chart

specific examples
Specific Examples
  • (See Supporting Documents for level appropriate examples: Interpersonal Writing)
  • Start with essential questions and that can give you the content for the activity – you just decide what format or mode students should perform in.
  • The AP Test is Thematically Organized around 6 global Themes (see below)
  • Activities and Assessments incorporate culture based on Global Themes and invite comparisons across subtopics.
  • Examples of level 4 Interpersonal Writing Activities: My Chart + Group Discussion
  • Examples of level 3 Interpersonal Writing Activities: My Chart + Group Discussion
  • Examples of level 2 Interpersonal Writing Activities: My Chart + Group Discussion
  • Examples of level 1 Interpersonal Writing Activities: My Chart + Group Discussion
  • (Discuss pacing and how often in a grading period to practice and assess this task)
interpersonal speaking scoring guidelines ap exam
Interpersonal Speaking Scoring Guidelines: AP Exam
  • (see handout – Scoring Guidelines AP Exam 2013)

Just looking at the 5 level, what attributes do we want to see in a successful END product?

  • Discuss Bullet Points
  • What activities do we need to plan in order for students to become proficient?
interpersonal speaking activities

General Examples

Interpersonal Speaking Activities

Partner discussion (about article / chart/ etc.)

Listen and respond to voicethread / poster / etc.

Debate

Dialog / Skit

Interview

Respond appropriately to specific situation cards (agree / disagree / show empathy, etc.)

Puppetshow

Answer questions about text / movie, etc.

specific examples1
Specific Examples
  • (See Supporting Documents for level appropriate examples: Interpersonal Speaking)
  • Start with essential questions and that can give you the content for the activity – you just decide what format or mode students should perform in.
  • The AP Test is Thematically Organized around 6 global Themes (see below)
  • Activities and Assessments incorporate culture based on Global Themes and invite comparisons across subtopics.
  • Examples of level 4 Interpersonal Speaking Activities: My Chart + Group Discussion
  • Examples of level 3 Interpersonal SpeakingActivities: My Chart + Group Discussion
  • Examples of level 2 Interpersonal SpeakingActivities: My Chart + Group Discussion
  • Examples of level 1 Interpersonal SpeakingActivities: My Chart + Group Discussion
  • (Discuss pacing and how often in a grading period to practice and assess this task)
presentational writing scoring guidelines ap exam
Presentational Writing Scoring Guidelines: AP Exam
  • (see handout – Scoring Guidelines AP Exam 2013)

Just looking at the 5 level, what attributes do we want to see in a successful END product?

  • Discuss Bullet Points
  • What activities do we need to plan in order for students to become proficient?
presentational writing activities

General Examples

Presentational Writing Activities

Formal essays

Summaries

Story from another character’s perspective

Create a flyer for a community project

Creative writing topics

Essay-long answer questions

specific examples2
Specific Examples
  • (See Supporting Documents for level appropriate examples: Presentational Writing)
  • Start with essential questions and that can give you the content for the activity – you just decide what format or mode students should perform in.
  • The AP Test is Thematically Organized around 6 global Themes (see below)
  • Activities and Assessments incorporate culture based on Global Themes and invite comparisons across subtopics.
  • Examples of level 4 Presentational Writing Activities: My Chart + Group Discussion
  • Examples of level 3 Presentational Writing Activities: My Chart + Group Discussion
  • Examples of level 2 Presentational Writing Activities: My Chart + Group Discussion
  • Examples of level 1 Presentational Writing Activities: My Chart + Group Discussion
  • (Discuss pacing and how often in a grading period to practice and assess this task)
presentational speaking scoring guidelines ap exam
Presentational Speaking Scoring Guidelines: AP Exam
  • (see handout – Scoring Guidelines AP Exam 2013)

Just looking at the 5 level, what attributes do we want to see in a successful END product?

  • Discuss Bullet Points
  • What activities do we need to plan in order for students to become proficient?
presentational speaking activities

General Examples

Presentational Speaking Activities

Persuasive idea/ ad

Show and Tell (describe an object or picture)

Presentation based on research with visual aids

Presentation comparing two aspects

Speech (graduation / end of life / receive an award for community actions, etc.)

Public Service announcement

Present a chapter from a book/story

Give a “How to…” speech

specific examples3
Specific Examples
  • (See Supporting Documents for level appropriate examples: Presentational Speaking)
  • Start with essential questions and that can give you the content for the activity – you just decide what format or mode students should perform in.
  • The AP Test is Thematically Organized around 6 global Themes (see below)
  • Activities and Assessments incorporate culture based on Global Themes and invite comparisons across subtopics.
  • Examples of level 4 Presentational Speaking Activities: My Chart + Group Discussion
  • Examples of level 3 Presentational Speaking Activities: My Chart + Group Discussion
  • Examples of level 2 Presentational Speaking Activities: My Chart + Group Discussion
  • Examples of level 1 Presentational Speaking Activities: My Chart + Group Discussion
  • (Discuss pacing and how often in a grading period to practice and assess this task)
digital resources
Digital Resources

Scoring guidelines link

http://media.collegeboard.com/digitalServices/pdf/ap/apcentral/ap13_german_lang_scoring_guidelines.pdf

AP Central Pacing Guides

http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/teachers_corner/2257.html

Supporting Documents for this Presentation:

http://kbush-swcoltpresentation.wikispaces.com/