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Subject/Level: Russian, 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.
L3: Apply knowledge of language functions in order to affect comprehension and expression across contexts.
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.
W2: Write a sequential, organized text to inform.
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.
W6: Use a variety of media to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
W7: Conduct research in order to answer focused questions and demonstrate understanding of the subject under investigation.
W10: Write frequently on a variety of topics for a variety of purposes.
SL2: Evaluate and use information from diverse media to understand and communicate.
SL3: Evaluate a speaker’s perspective, purpose and audience by the use of rhetoric, tone, and non-verbal cues.
SL4: Present information in a clear, organized fashion appropriate to task and culture.
R1: Read closely and state meaning of text. Give specific examples from text to support conclusions.
R2: Identify the main idea of the text and provide supporting details.
R4: Interpret words in a culturally authentic document to determine type of text or resource, through tone, technical and figurative language.
R5: Use structure of text, text components, and formatting to assist in understanding the text.
R10: Use acquired techniques and strategies to read complex texts independently.
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 Russian
Total Pages
17 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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