Students will demonstrate the ability to:
1. identify and understand vocabulary for weather and climate
2. identify and understand vocabulary for physical land features
3. identify and understand basic physical descriptions of the environment
L3: Apply knowledge of language functions in order to affect comprehension and expression across contexts.
L5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative expression, word relationships, and nuances in language.
R1: Read closely and state meaning of text. Give specific examples from text to support conclusions.
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.
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.
SL3: Evaluate a speaker’s perspective, purpose and audience by the use of rhetoric, tone, and non-verbal cues.
Materials Used: assessment documents, listening script, answer key
Estimated Time: 30 minutes
Students demonstrate proficiency through listening and reading comprehension.