Subject/Level: Russian, Level 1
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
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