World-Readiness Standards for Learning World Languages
- Interpersonal Communication: Learners interact and negotiate meaning in spoken, signed, or written conversations to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
- Interpretive Communication: Learners understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.
- Presentational Communication: Learners present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics using appropriate media and adapting to various audiences of listeners, readers, or viewers.
- Making Connections: Learners build, reinforce, and expand their knowledge of other disciplines while using the language to develop critical thinking and to solve problems creatively
- Acquiring Information and Diverse Perspectives: Learners access and evaluate information and diverse perspectives that are available through the language and its cultures
In terms of the World Language Standards, the communication and connections strands are the ones most associated with this unit. Using comparative images to teach grammar in only the target language allows for students to practice their interpretative communication and make connections between different types of verbs. The section on the brain addresses the connection standard again by teaching something from another discipline, and allows students to think meta-cognitively about what they are learning.