M/J Spanish for Spanish Speakers,Intermediate (#0709010) 

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Course Standards

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.
Name Description
WL.K12.IL.1.1: Use context cues to identify the main idea and essential details on familiar topics expressed in short conversations, presentations, and messages.
WL.K12.IL.1.2: Demonstrate understanding of the main idea and essential details of short conversations and oral presentations.
WL.K12.IL.2.1: Use context clues and background knowledge to demonstrate understanding of the main idea and essential details in texts that contain familiar themes.
WL.K12.IL.2.2: Interpret written literary text in which the writer tells or asks about familiar topics.
WL.K12.IL.2.3: Determine the meaning of a message and identify the author’s purpose through authentic written texts such as advertisements and public announcements.
WL.K12.IL.2.4: Demonstrate understanding of vocabulary used in context when following written directions.
WL.K12.IL.3.1: Initiate and engage in a conversation on familiar topics.
WL.K12.IL.3.2: Interact with others in everyday situations.
WL.K12.IL.3.3: Express and react to feelings and emotions in real life situations.
WL.K12.IL.3.4: Exchange information about familiar academic and social topics including participation in an interview.
WL.K12.IL.3.5: Initiate a conversation to meet basic needs in everyday situations both in and outside the classroom.
WL.K12.IL.4.1: Present information on familiar topics using a series of sentences with sufficient details.
WL.K12.IL.4.2: Describe people, objects, and situations using a series of sequenced sentences.
WL.K12.IL.4.3: Express needs, wants, and plans using a series of sentences that include essential details.
WL.K12.IL.4.4: Provide a logical sequence of instructions on how to make something or complete a task.
WL.K12.IL.5.1: Write on familiar topics and experiences using main ideas and supporting details.
WL.K12.IL.5.2: Describe a familiar event or situation using a variety of sentences and with supporting details
WL.K12.IL.5.3: Express and support opinions on familiar topics using a series of sentences.
WL.K12.IL.5.4: Compare and contrast information, concepts, and ideas.
WL.K12.IL.6.1: Recognize similarities and differences in practices and perspectives used across cultures (e.g., holidays, family life) to understand one’s own and others’ ways of thinking.
WL.K12.IL.6.2: Demonstrate awareness and appreciation of cultural practices and expressions in daily activities.
WL.K12.IL.6.3: Examine significant historic and contemporary influences from the cultures studied such as explorers, artists, musicians, and athletes.
WL.K12.IL.6.4: Identify products of culture (e.g., food, shelter, clothing, transportation, toys, music, art, sports and recreation, language, customs, traditions).
WL.K12.IL.7.1: Access information in the target language to reinforce previously acquired content area knowledge.
WL.K12.IL.7.2: Access new information on historic and/or contemporary influences that underlie selected cultural practices from the target language and culture to obtain new knowledge in the content areas.
WL.K12.IL.8.1: Recognize language patterns and cultural differences when comparing own language and culture with the target language and culture.
WL.K12.IL.8.2: Give examples of cognates, false cognates, idiomatic expressions, and sentence structure to show understanding of how languages are alike and different.
WL.K12.IL.8.3: Discuss familiar topics in other subject areas, such as geography, history, music, art, science, math, language, or literature.
WL.K12.IL.9.1: Use the target language to participate in different activities for personal enjoyment and enrichment.
WL.K12.NH.1.3: Demonstrate understanding of short, simple messages and announcements on familiar topics.
WL.K12.NH.1.4: Demonstrate understanding of key points on familiar topics presented through a variety of media.
WL.K12.NH.1.5: Demonstrate understanding of simple stories or narratives.
WL.K12.NH.1.6: Follow directions or instructions to complete a task when expressed in short conversations.
WL.K12.NH.2.3: Demonstrate understanding of signs and notices in public places.
WL.K12.NH.2.4: Identify key detailed information needed to fill out forms.
WL.K12.NH.3.5: Exchange information about meeting someone including where to go, how to get there, and what to do and why.
WL.K12.NH.3.6: Use basic language skills supported by body language and gestures to express agreement and disagreement.
WL.K12.NH.3.7: Ask for and give simple directions to go somewhere or to complete a task.
WL.K12.NH.3.8: Describe a problem or a situation with sufficient details in order to be understood.
WL.K12.NH.4.3: Describe familiar experiences or events using both general and specific language.
WL.K12.NH.4.4: Present personal information about one’s self and others.
WL.K12.NH.4.5: Retell the main idea of a simple, culturally authentic story in the target language with prompting and support.
WL.K12.NH.4.6: Use verbal and non verbal communication when making announcements or introductions.
WL.K12.NH.5.3: Write a description of a familiar experience or event.
WL.K12.NH.5.4: Write short personal notes using a variety of media.
WL.K12.NH.5.5: Request information in writing to obtain something needed.
WL.K12.NH.5.6: Prepare a draft of an itinerary for a personal experience or event (such as for a trip to a country where the target language is spoken).
WL.K12.NH.5.7: Pre-write by generating ideas from multiple sources based upon teacher- directed topics.
WL.K12.NH.6.3: Recognize different contributions from countries where the target language is spoken and how these contributions impact our global society (e.g., food, music, art, sports, recreation, famous international figures, movies, etc.)
WL.K12.NH.6.4: Identify cultural artifacts, symbols, and images of the target culture(s).
WL.K12.NH.7.2: Use maps, graphs, and other graphic organizers to facilitate comprehension and expression of key vocabulary in the target language to reinforce existing content area knowledge.
WL.K12.NH.8.1: Distinguish similarities and differences among the patterns of behavior of the target language by comparing information acquired in the target language to further knowledge of own language and culture.
WL.K12.NH.8.2: Compare basic sound patterns and grammatical structures between the target language and own language.
WL.K12.NH.8.3: Compare and contrast specific cultural traits of the target culture and compare to own culture (typical dances, food, celebrations, etc.)
WL.K12.NH.9.1: Use key target language vocabulary to communicate with others within and beyond the school setting.
WL.K12.NH.9.2: Use communication tools to establish a connection with a peer from a country where the target language is spoken.
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.
LAFS.7.SL.1.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  1. Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; 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, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.
  3. Pose questions that elicit elaboration and respond to others’ questions and comments with relevant observations and ideas that bring the discussion back on topic as needed.
  4. Acknowledge new information expressed by others and, when warranted, modify their own views.
LAFS.7.SL.1.3: Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
LAFS.7.SL.2.4: Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1: English language learners communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting.

General Course Information and Notes


Major Concepts/Content:
The purpose of this course is to enable students whose heritage language is Spanish to develop, maintain, and enhance proficiency in their heritage language by reinforcing and acquiring skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. Language Arts Standards are also included in this course to enable students to become literate in the Spanish language and gain a better understanding of the nature of their own language as well as other languages to be acquired.

The course content will reflect the cultural values of Spanish language and societies.

Special Note. Course content requirements for the two-course sequence M/J Spanish for Spanish Speakers, Beginning (0709000) and Intermediate (0709010) are equivalent to Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1 (0709300). Course content requirements for the three-course sequence that includes M/J Spanish for Spanish Speakers, Beginning (0709000), Intermediate (0709010), and Advanced (0709020) may be equivalent to the two-course sequence Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1 (0709300) and Spanish for Spanish Speakers 2 (0709310). It is each district school board's responsibility to determine high school world languages placement policies for those students who complete the M/J Spanish for Spanish Speakers sequence 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: https://cpalmsmediaprod.blob.core.windows.net/uploads/docs/standards/eld/si.pdf

General Information

Course Number: 0709010 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 SPANISH SPEAKS I
Course Attributes:
  • Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) Required
  • Florida Standards 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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