M/J Exploratory Spanish, Beginning (#0708100) 


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Course Standards

Name Description
WL.K12.NM.1.1: Demonstrate understanding of basic words, phrases, and questions about self and personal experiences, through gestures, drawings, pictures, and actions.
WL.K12.NM.1.2: Demonstrate understanding of everyday expressions dealing with simple and concrete daily activities and needs presented in a clear, slow, and repeated speech.
WL.K12.NM.1.3: Demonstrate understanding of basic words and phrases in simple messages and announcements on familiar settings.
WL.K12.NM.1.4: Demonstrate understanding of simple information supported by visuals through a variety of media.
WL.K12.NM.1.5: Demonstrate understanding of simple rhymes, songs, poems, and read aloud stories.
WL.K12.NM.1.6: Follow short, simple directions.
WL.K12.NM.2.1: Demonstrate understanding of written familiar words, phrases, and simple sentences supported by visuals.
WL.K12.NM.2.2: Demonstrate understanding of short, simple literary stories.
WL.K12.NM.2.3: Demonstrate understanding of simple written announcements with prompting and support.
WL.K12.NM.2.4: Recognize words and phrases when used in context on familiar topics.
WL.K12.NM.3.1: Introduce self and others using basic, culturally-appropriate greetings.
WL.K12.NM.3.2: Participate in basic conversations using words, phrases, and memorized expressions.
WL.K12.NM.3.3: Ask simple questions and provide simple responses related to personal preferences.
WL.K12.NM.3.4: Exchange essential information about self, family, and familiar topics.
WL.K12.NM.3.5: Understand and use in context common concepts (such as numbers, days of the week, etc.) in simple situations.
WL.K12.NM.3.6: Use appropriate gestures, body language, and intonation to clarify a message.
WL.K12.NM.3.7: Understand and respond appropriately to simple directions.
WL.K12.NM.3.8: Differentiate among oral statements, questions, and exclamations in order to determine meaning.
WL.K12.NM.4.1: Provide basic information about self and immediate surroundings using words and phrases and memorized expressions.
WL.K12.NM.4.2: Present personal information about self and others.
WL.K12.NM.4.3: Express likes and dislikes.
WL.K12.NM.4.4: Provide an account of daily activities.
WL.K12.NM.4.5: Role-play skits, songs, or poetry in the target language that deal with familiar topics.
WL.K12.NM.4.6: Present simple information about a familiar topic using visuals.
WL.K12.NM.5.1: Provide basic information in writing using familiar topics, often using previously learned expressions and phrases.
WL.K12.NM.5.2: Fill out a simple form with basic information.
WL.K12.NM.5.3: Write simple sentences about self and/or others.
WL.K12.NM.5.4: Write simple sentences that help in day-to-day life communication.
WL.K12.NM.5.5: Write about previously acquired knowledge and experiences.
WL.K12.NM.5.6: Pre-write by drawing pictures to support ideas related to a task.
WL.K12.NM.5.7: Draw pictures in sequence to demonstrate a story plot.
WL.K12.NM.6.1: Recognize basic practices and perspectives of cultures where the target language is spoken (such as greetings, holiday celebrations, etc.)
WL.K12.NM.6.2: Recognize common patterns of behavior (such as body language, gestures) and cultural practices and/or traditions associated with the target culture(s).
WL.K12.NM.6.3: Participate in age-appropriate and culturally authentic activities such as celebrations, songs, games, and dances.
WL.K12.NM.6.4: Recognize products of culture (e.g., food, shelter, clothing, transportation, toys).
WL.K12.NM.7.1: Identify key words and phrases in the target language that are based on previous knowledge acquired in subject area classes.
WL.K12.NM.7.2: Identify (within a familiar context and supported by visuals), basic information common to the world language classroom and other disciplines.
WL.K12.NM.8.1: Demonstrate basic knowledge acquired in the target language in order to compare words that are similar to those in his/her own language.
WL.K12.NM.8.2: Recognize true and false cognates in the target language and compare them to own language.
WL.K12.NM.8.3: Identify celebrations typical of the target culture and one’s own.
WL.K12.NM.9.1: Use key words and phrases in the target language to participate in different activities in the school and community settings.
WL.K12.NM.9.2: Participate in simple presentations, activities, and cultural events in local, global, and/or online communities.
LAFS.6.SL.1.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  1. Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.
  2. Follow rules for collegial discussions, set specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.
  3. Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.
  4. Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.
LAFS.6.SL.1.3: Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.
LAFS.6.SL.2.4: Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
LAFS.68.RH.1.2: Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
LAFS.68.WHST.1.1: Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
  1. Introduce claim(s) about a topic or issue, acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
  2. Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant, accurate data and evidence that demonstrate an understanding of the topic or text, using credible sources.
  3. Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
  4. Establish and maintain a formal style.
  5. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
LAFS.68.WHST.1.2: Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.
  1. Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories as appropriate to achieving purpose; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
  2. Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
  3. Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
  4. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
  5. Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone.
  6. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.



General Course Information and Notes

GENERAL NOTES

The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities for improvement in student self-development through the study of Spanish language and culture. The content includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • exploration of basic principles of Spanish language;
  • cultural concepts related to the Spanish-speaking world, and
  • comparisons between the students' own language and culture and that of Spanish-speaking countries.

Major Concepts/Content:

M/J Exploratory Spanish introduces students to the target language and its culture. Students will learn beginning skills of listening and speaking and be introduced to basic skills in reading and writing in Spanish. Also, culture and comparisons are included in this one-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 reflects and includes appropriate Florida Standards benchmarks.

The standards and benchmarks listed for this course are aligned with the expected levels of proficiency, rather than grade levels.


General Information

Course Number: 0708100 Course Path: Section: Grades PreK to 12 Education Courses > Grade Group: Grades 6 to 8 Education Courses > Subject: World Languages > SubSubject: Spanish >
Abbreviated Title: M/J EXPLOR SPAN BEG
Course Attributes:
  • Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) Required
  • Florida Standards Course
Course Type: Elective Course Course Level: 2
Course Status: Course Approved
Grade Level(s): 6,7,8



Educator Certifications

Spanish (Secondary Grades 7-12)
Spanish (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12)


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