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World Languages
Professional Development Institute 2000

Assessment Tasks

Children's Literature/WL Lesson Plans

Technology/WL Lessons Plans
Title Topic Print
A Trip to the Zoo animals printer-friendly version
Around the Mexican Town maps/ directions printer-friendly version
Can You Describe Me? wild animals printer-friendly version
Can You Find the Color? colors printer-friendly version
Diez amigos van al mercado
  (Ten Friends Go to the Market)
shopping printer-friendly version
¿Dónde está?
   (Where is it?)
locations printer-friendly version
Eyewitness personal description printer-friendly version
Finding a Job reading ads/ writing letters printer-friendly version
First Aid Squad basic questions printer-friendly version
Le Bonhomme Sandwich
  (The Sandwich Man)
body parts printer-friendly version
Let's Make Paella food printer-friendly version
My Home Town giving directions printer-friendly version
¿Qué vas a hacer?
  (What are you going to do?)
weekend plans printer-friendly version
Title Topic Print
Anuncios comerciales
persuading others printer-friendly version
Having a Bad Day self expression/ persuading printer-friendly version
Title Topic Print
A Conversation in a Restaurant foods/ descriptions printer-friendly version
Aclarando malentendidos
  (Conflict resolution)
self expression printer-friendly version
Dangerous Weather vacations/ weather printer-friendly version
Frida Kahlo: Mi interpreptaci Mexican art printer-friendly version
The Incompetent Doctor health printer-friendly version
Las Meninas art descriptions printer-friendly version
Letter to a Friend expressing thoughts and emotions printer-friendly version
Problem in the Emergency Room health printer-friendly version
Problems at the Airport traveling printer-friendly version
Un Nouveau Parfum creating/ describing printer-friendly version
Vive La France Libre DeGaulle/ French Resistance printer-friendly version
Vive le Francais! relationship of language and culture printer-friendly version
Ferris French's Day Off! health, excuses printer-friendly version

Lesson plans and assessments contributed by Central Jersey World Languages Professional Development Institute 2000.

Title: Eyewitness

Topic: Personal Description

Level: Novice

Focus Age Group: 10 - 14 years

National Standards Goals:

Communication   Cultures   Connections   Comparisons   Communities

Communicative Mode:

Interpersonal   Interpretive   Presentational

New Jersey Cumulative Progress Indicators:

  • 7.1.8    Create and respond to simple phrases, questions, and sentences
  • 7.1.9    Describe people, places, things, and events with some detail
  • 7.1.14  Organize thoughts into coherent oral speech

Timeframe: One 40 - 50 minute period

Description of task:

  • You are eating lunch with your family at a sidewalk cafe when a stranger runs up, steals the enchiladas off your plate, and runs away.
  • You will draw a full-figure color picture of the enchilada thief, including all details on the attached chart.
  • You will describe the enchilada thief to a "police artist" (a student partner), who will draw exactly what you describe. The artist may ask questions to clarify or to obtain additional information.
  • Your teacher will use the detail checklist to assess your communication with the police artist, as well as to assess your partner's understanding of your oral description.

Materials: Drawing paper, colored pencils, crayons, or markers.

Teacher Notes:
Required vocabulary preceding this activity includes personal description, colors, and articles of clothing. During this activity, the teacher should circulate around the room, monitoring the use of the target language.

Scoring Criteria:

3 Exceeds expectations Every detail accurately described/drawn
2 Meets expectations Twelve to fifteen details accurately described/drawn
1 Does not meet expectations Fewer than twelve details accurately described/drawn

Robyn Apffel
Clinton Public School
10 School Street
Clinton, NJ 08809

Eyewitness Checklist

_____  Gender

_____  Height

_____  Body Type

_____  Hair, length

_____  Hair, style

_____  Hair, color

_____  Eye color

_____  Facial Hair

_____  Glasses

_____  Braces

_____  Clothing (minimum 3 items named, described)





_____  Accessories (minimum 2 items named, described)



Teacher will place a check mark for each detail accurately described/drawn; X for each detail inaccurately described/drawn; 0 for details omitted in description or drawing.


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