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2  Poughkeepsie High School  Spanish Level 1 › Checkpoint A  9-12 grade students who need Foreign Language credit

3  Authentic materials  Authentic writing (List a few examples)

4  Authentic Materials › Resources, both written and oral, created by native speakers of the target language for native speakers of the target language. › Items not created or edited expressly for language learners › (Nunan and Miller, 1995).

5  Authentic writing is …. “Defined as writing on topics of one’s choice, which can take the form of a personal narrative or story.” (Duke, Purcell-Gates, Hall & Tower, 2008)

6  Personal ID  Leisure  Personality traits  School  Food  House & Home  Health…….

7  You will create a 2 page family album › Make sure you include the following:  Name  Age  Likes /dislikes  Personality traits  Physical description

8  How was this experience for you with the limited vocabulary provided?  Is the format of the assignment too restricting?

9  What strategies can be used to help students expand their writing?

10  emphasizes simple, selected sentence structures, not necessarily limited to the present tense;  sets the stage for oral and written communication for the beginning language learner;  fosters cultural understandings;  includes age-appropriate communicative activities, strategies, and goals that address  the particular needs and interests of middle school students;  encourages interdisciplinary connections; and  is the first step on the pathway to linguistic proficiency.

11 Checkpoint A is not intended to fully develop linguistic proficiency or grammatical accuracy.  It is an introductory-level curriculum that lays the groundwork for future studies. The expected linguistic growth can be demonstrated over time. It is hoped that this document, with its focus on Checkpoint A instruction, will be used in connection with the syllabus and the learning standards.

12 Strengths Challenges

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14  What strategies can be used to help students expand their writing?  How does this assignment relate to checkpoint A?

15  Duke, N., Purcell-Gates, V., Hall, L., & Tower, C. (2008). Authentic literacy activities fordeveloping comprehension and writing. Retrieved from acy_activities_for_developing_comprehension_an d_writing


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