Second Languages — Grade 1
All questions and comments about this curriculum should be directed to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION - The learner will engage in conversation and exchange information and opinions orally and in writing in the target language.
Interact using greetings, farewells, and expressions of courtesy.
Use basic words and short memorized phrases during oral interactions.
Ask and answer simple questions orally.
Share likes and dislikes, feelings and emotions orally.
Exchange personal information orally with the teacher.
INTERPRETIVE COMMUNICATION - The learner will understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics in the target language.
Demonstrate understanding of every day spoken words and phrases when accompanied by visual clues and/or props.
Demonstrate understanding of statements about the immediate environment and needs.
Follow oral directions and commands.
Demonstrate understanding of spoken key words in a variety of materials (e.g., songs, short narratives, simple poems, rhymes, cartoons).
Interpret phrases presented with accompanying gestures, intonations, and other visual or auditory cues.
PRESENTATIONAL COMMUNICATION -The learner will present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics in the target language.
Name people, places, and things using simple words and phrases.
Recite simple poetry and sing songs.
Give oral commands.
CULTURES - The learner will gain knowledge and demonstrate understanding of the relationship among practices, products, and perspectives, of cultures other than his/her own.
Recognize and use learned everyday greetings, gestures, and behaviors of the target cultures.
Learn age-appropriate songs, rhymes, dances, and games of children in the target cultures.
Participate in activities related to major holidays, festivals, and special dates celebrated by children of the target cultures.
Demonstrate understanding of children's stories, poetry, and folktales of the target cultures.
Explore practices and perspectives of contemporary life in the target cultures through print, non-print, and/or electronic materials and cultural artifacts.
COMPARISONS - The learner will develop insight into the nature of language and culture by comparing his/her own language(s) and culture(s) to others.
Demonstrate an awareness that behaviors such as gestures and greetings may differ among cultures.
Identify similarities and differences of tangible products (e.g., toys, sports equipment, food) of the target cultures and his/her own.
Identify similarities and differences of intangible products (e.g., songs, rhymes, folktales) of the target cultures and his/her own.
CONNECTIONS - The learner will acquire, reinforce, and further his/her knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language.
Demonstrate understanding and apply information and skills that are common to foreign language instruction and the kindergarten class.
Recognize and apply learning strategies and processes from other disciplines.
Develop learning strategies in the target language which can be used in other disciplines.
COMMUNITIES - The learner will use language and/or demonstrate cultural knowledge and understanding within and beyond the school setting for personal, educational, and professional growth and enrichment.
Perform and/or participate in a school or community celebration.
Share knowledge of the target language and cultures with others.
Greet people of other cultures in the target language using culturally appropriate behaviors.
Visit places in person or via technology which provide opportunities to use the target language and/or experience the target cultures.
View and listen to various forms of media that utilize the target language and reflect the target cultures.