Subject/Level: Italian, Level 1
Prior Learning: Students are familiar with places in the community and modes of transportation.
Learning Objectives: Students will be able to research and write about famous landmarks and points of interest using authentic Italian-language websites.
Standards: Communication, Cultures, 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. R2: Identify the main idea of the text and provide supporting details. R3: Analyze culture through history, media, and culturally informative texts. R5: Use structure of text, text components, and formatting to assist in understanding the text. R7: Combine and evaluate information from different sources, including media. Use media in various forms to enhance comprehension. R9: Use two or more texts or cross-media materials to compare and contrast or build knowledge. R10: Use acquired techniques and strategies to read complex texts independently. W1: State and support opinions using evidence from a text. 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. W8: Gather and analyze information from various resources, assess credibility, and incorporate information to develop original works. W10: Write frequently on a variety of topics for a variety of purposes.
Materials Used: anticipatory set, web quest documents, reflection/article
Estimated Time: 60 minutes
1. Students explore popular landmarks and points of interest in Florence, Italy.
2. Students narrow investigations in order to research and write a brief travel article advising readers on whether or not each location is worth visiting.