All resources in Nebraska K-12 World Language

WL Self-Assessment Checklist - Intermediate High

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Research shows that engaging students in self-assessment positively impacts language learning, motivation, and learner autonomy. To help World Language Educators accomplish this, the Nebraska Department of Education invited experienced world language teachers across the state to create student-friendly assessments in the form of can-do statements in the summer of 2022. This document is a student-friendly self-assessment activity for Intermediate High world language learners created based on the 2019 Nebraska World Language Standards. The language use described in all can-do statements is meant for the target language, except for the second for standard 3.1 and the first for standard 4.2. It is recommended that word language teachers engage students with this document three times in an academic year: pre-course, mid-course, and post-course. Engaging students with this self-assessment activity will help students see growth over time and hopefully attribute growth to effective learning practices. Please feel free to contact chrystal.liu@nebraska.gov for any questions and concerns. 

Material Type: Assessment

Authors: Shanna Held, Deborah (Debbie) Buchholz

WL Self-Assessment Circles - Intermediate High

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Research shows that engaging students in self-assessment positively impacts language learning, motivation, and learner autonomy. To help World Language Educators accomplish this, the Nebraska Department of Education invited experienced world language teachers across the state to create student-friendly assessments in the form of can-do statements in the summer of 2022.  This document is a student-friendly self-assessment activity for _____ world language learners created based on the 2019 Nebraska World Language Standards. The language use described in all can-do statements is meant for the target language, except for the second for standard 3.1 and the first for standard 4.2.  It is recommended that word language teachers engage students with this document three times in an academic year: pre-course, mid-course, and post-course. Engaging students with this self-assessment activity will help students see growth over time and hopefully attribute growth to effective learning practices. Please feel free to contact chrystal.liu@nebraska.gov for any questions and concerns.  

Material Type: Assessment

Authors: Deborah (Debbie) Buchholz, Shanna Held

WL Self-Assessment Circles - Intermediate Mid

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Research shows that engaging students in self-assessment positively impacts language learning, motivation, and learner autonomy. To help World Language Educators accomplish this, the Nebraska Department of Education invited experienced world language teachers across the state to create student-friendly assessments in the form of can-do statements in the summer of 2022. This document is a student-friendly self-assessment activity for intermediate-mid world language learners created based on the 2019 Nebraska World Language Standards. The language use described in all can-do statements is meant for the target language, except for the second for standard 3.1 and the first for standard 4.2. It is recommended that word language teachers engage students with this document three times in an academic year: pre-course, mid-course, and post-course. Engaging students with this self-assessment activity will help students see growth over time and hopefully attribute growth to effective learning practices. Please feel free to contact chrystal.liu@nebraska.gov for any questions and concerns. 

Material Type: Assessment

Authors: Danielle Fulcher, Micah Ringlein, Matthew Friedel, Stephanie Call

WL Self-Assessment Circles--Novice High

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Research shows that engaging students in self-assessment positively impacts language learning, motivation, and learner autonomy. To help World Language Educators accomplish this, the Nebraska Department of Education invited experienced world language teachers across the state to create student-friendly assessments in the form of can-do statements in the summer of 2022.  This document is a student-friendly self-assessment activity for novice high world language learners created based on the 2019 Nebraska World Language Standards. The language use described in all can-do statements is meant for the target language, except for the second for standard 3.1 and the first for standard 4.2.  It is recommended that word language teachers engage students with this document three times in an academic year: pre-course, mid-course, and post-course. Engaging students with this self-assessment activity will help students see growth over time and hopefully attribute growth to effective learning practices. Please feel free to contact chrystal.liu@nebraska.gov for any questions and concerns. 

Material Type: Assessment

Authors: Pat Branson, Dequan Jiang, Kelly Garcia

SpinTX Video Archive

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The SpinTX video archive provides a convenient web interface to search hundreds of short video clips from the Spanish in Texas Corpus. The collection includes hundreds of video clips culled from interviews of native and heritage speakers of Spanish living in Texas. Each video is accompanied by synchronized closed captions and a transcript that has been annotated with thematic, grammatical, functional and metalinguistic information. All materials available on the site can be freely used, copied, and distributed under a Creative Commons license.

Material Type: Lesson

Authors: Almeida Jacqueline Toribio, Barbara E. Bullock

Foreign Languages and the Literary in the Everyday (FLLITE)

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The FLLITE website contains a collection of lessons in second language literacy for various languages. The website is the focal point of the FLLITE Project, which takes the creative moments found in everyday language use as the basis for lessons in second language literacy. By emphasizing language play as central to communication, FLLITE lessons aim to develop language awareness as well as communicative abilities through the integration of speaking, reading, listening, and writing tasks. The goal of the FLLITE Project is the publication of classroom-tested lessons based on authentic texts in different languages, for example, blogs, Internet memes, YouTube videos, slam poetry, and so forth. All FLLITE lessons carry an open license that allows you the teacher to… …access, adapt, and re-use any lesson; and …contribute a lesson for editorial feedback and publication.

Material Type: Lesson

Authors: Center for Educational Resources in Culture Language and Literacy (CERCLL), Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL)

OER: Curso de escritura en Español

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The materials in this project are specifically designed for a third-year Spanish Writing course, offering guidance to instructors on how to develop each of the four modules that constitute the course: Description, narration, argumentation, and exposition. For each of the modules, a variety of resources are presented, including peer review training sessions, classroom activities, handouts to guide students’ writing processes, and peer review guidelines. These resources follow the methodology of writing through workshops (“Talleres”) and may be used in support of the current course materials (i.e., textbook “Taller de Escritores”). The OER resources are also helpful for students, because they provide clear guidance on how to write and peer review each of the essays, and they further specify the assessment rubrics according to the curricular contents of the of the Spanish Writing course.

Material Type: Assessment, Homework/Assignment, Lesson, Reading, Student Guide, Unit of Study

Authors: Alejandro Pérez Belda, Emilia Illana-Mahiques

Remix

Problem-Based Units for Advanced Students of Spanish

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The purpose of these PBL units is to provide advanced students of Spanish (generally 3rd and 4th year college students) a series of compelling problems from Spanish culture and society. Each unit introduces a problem that students must solve collaboratively in small teams (4-6) over the course of approximately four weeks, assuming 2-3 class meetings per week. The instructor coaches the teams as they seek to fill gaps in understanding, revise hypotheses to incorporate new knowledge, and craft solutions that recognize various perspectives on the problem. Each unit is based on particular objectives, but the skills and processes students will exercise are the same across all units: collaborative problem solving, self-directed research and synthesis of information, argumentation based on sound evidence, and communication in Spanish. 

Material Type: Lesson, Unit of Study

Author: Janet Eckerson

¡Listos!

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¡Listos! is a series of units for Heritage Spanish learners in grades 6-12. Three lessons aligned to the K12 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) form four thematic clusters. Relevant scenarios related to personal life, college tasks, career readiness and civic participation frame each lesson and increase student engagement by making learning authentic and relevant to real issues that students face. Each lesson identifies an intermediate or advanced proficiency target that supports language acquisition in the interpersonal, interpretive and presentational modes. The project also provides teachers with a replicable approach to lesson design for adapting or creating their own materials.

Material Type: Lesson, Unit of Study

Authors: José Sologuren, Meredith Clark

IPA Spanish Travel (intermediate proficiency)

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This Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA) is designed to assess students at an intermediate proficiency level. It includes tasks to assess students in the three modes of communication: interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational. The authentic resources included in this IPA address the themes of travel and geography.Suggested rubrics can be found in ACTFL Implementing Integrated Performance Assessment (2013) by Bonnie Adair-Hauck, Eileen W. Glisan, Francis J. Troyan.  Adapted from Howard County Public SchoolsImage source: "Luggage" by stux on Pixabay.com

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Authors: Heather Sherrow, Rebecca Ahearn, Brandon Morfoot, Bonnie Pechulis, MSDE Admin

Spanish, Música en Español, Intermediate-Mid

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In this activity, students will be exposed to a variety of music genres and artists from the Spanish-speaking world. Students will work on becoming more informed about different types of music and backgrounds of various artists. Through listening to snippets of songs and a JIGSAW activity, students will collect information about a singer and share it with each other.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Mimi Fahnstrom, Camille Daw, Alejandra Garcia, Amber Hoye

La narración

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This is a unit to teach about narration in Spanish. OBJETIVOS DE APRENDIZAJE:  1. Puedo explicar lo que es una narración. 2. Puedo reconocer las partes principales de una narración y sus componentes básicos. 3. Puedo imaginar usos de una narración más allá del salón de clase. 4l Puedo escribir una narración efectiva con expresiones útiles.

Material Type: Unit of Study

Author: Alegría Ribadeneira

Destrucción de Hábitats

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Spanish translation of CK-12 Conceptos de Ciencias de la Vida - Grados 6-8 - en Español. This segment describes the destruction of habits. The following concepts are evident: participles used as adjectives, present perfect, impersonal se, use of mente to create adverbs. Vocabulary used includes scientific cognates and ecology.

Material Type: Reading

Author: CK-12 Foundation

Spanish Level 2, Activity 09: ¿Qué comes? / What Do You Eat? (Online)

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In this activity, students will use vocabulary to describe what they eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Students will also be able to identify whether or not the meal is nutritious and healthy. Students will learn more about how to describe food and health. Students will also learn more about reading and understanding nutrition facts. 

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Ashley Johnson, Amber Hoye

Spanish for the Professions

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This online resource which is designed as a highly interactive alternative to a textbook for a full-semester course to help beginning students gain or increase Spanish skills that are useful for their career, daily life, academics and travel. The emphasis will be in language output for daily life and professional purposes, and there is very little emphasis on grammar as this will be acquired naturally through exposure to the language.Students will find activities to build speaking, listening, writing and reading skills as well as explore Spanish, Hispanic and Latin American culture.All sources in this resource are Open Educational Resources which are free and available to all users.

Material Type: Full Course, Textbook

Author: Vanessa Botts