Subject/Level: Italian, Level 1 Unit: Education Prior Learning: Students are familiar with describing themselves, expressing likes and dislikes, providing biographical information and academic subject areas.
Project Objectives: Students will demonstrate the ability to: 1. describe themselves 2. express academic preferences and interests 3. provide biographical information about themselves 4. plan and structure a composition for college entrance 5. set goals and maintain timelines
Standards: Communication, Connections L1: Demonstrate command of conventions and grammar when writing and speaking. L2: Demonstrate command of conventions of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. L4: Extract meaning from unknown words and phrases using context clues, word parts, and appropriate references. L5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative expression, word relationships, and nuances in language. L6: Acquire and apply general academic and specific vocabulary necessary for college and career readiness; use language independently to increase fluency. R10: Use acquired techniques and strategies to read complex texts independently. W2: Write a sequential, organized text to inform. W3: Write a sequential, organized narrative. W4: Present information clearly demonstrating consideration of perspective, purpose, and audience. W5: Develop and strengthen writing through planning, revising, editing, rewriting or trying a new approach. W10: Write frequently on a variety of topics for a variety of purposes.
Materials Used: anticipatory set, project description and instructions, college application, academic interests survey, college essay worksheet, grading rubric
Assessment Overview: 1. Students examine the college application process.
2. Students indicate academic interests through an in-depth survey.
3. Students present their findings by composing a college entrance essay in Italian.