Subject/Level: Russian, Level 1
Prior Learning: Students are familiar with school subjects and school supplies.
Learning Objectives: Students will be able to research and purchase school supplies using an authentic Russian website.
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.
R1: Read closely and state meaning of text. Give specific examples from text to support conclusions.
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.
R10: Use acquired techniques and strategies to read complex texts independently.
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.
SL1: Participate effectively in a range of conversations demonstrating the ability to understand the ideas of others and clearly express your own.
SL2: Evaluate and use information from diverse media to understand and communicate.
SL4: Present information in a clear, organized fashion appropriate to task and culture.
SL6: Adapt speech to a variety of contexts, audiences, and situations using the culturally appropriate registers and conventions.
Materials Used: anticipatory set, web quest documents, closure/reflection
Estimated Time: 60 Minutes
1. Students imagine they are exchange students in Russia and complete an authentic web quest in which they will “buy” the school supplies needed for their classes.
2. Students are introduced to the Ruble.