Education Curriculum and SLO

Language Arts: Vernacular Curriculum


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National Standards and Benchmarks - Language Arts: Vernacular
 
Language Arts: Vernacular Standards
 
Standard 1:  Listening & Speaking
Students will be competent speakers, listeners, and Students will be competent speakers, listeners and viewers in the vernacular, able to construct literal and interpretive meaning from what they hear and view and to communicate effectively for a variety of purposes and to different audiences.
 
Standard 2:  Reading
Students will demonstrate competence in the application of relevant skills and strategies to read a variety of printed materials in the vernacular for social, academic and career-related purposes.
 
Standard 3:  Writing
Students will demonstrate the ability to write, applying the general skills and strategies of the writing process, to communicate effectively for a variety of purposes and to different audiences.
 
Standard 4:  Literature Response
Students will study oral and written literature from their own culture as well as selected literary works from other cultures and will develop the ability to gain insights into their own culture while understanding and relating to others.
Grade 3
By the end of grade 3, students will be able to:
 
1. Vernacular Listening and Speaking
 
VLA.1.3.1 Listen and respond to comments and questions with appropriate explanation and ask questions to clarify meanings.
 
VLA.1.3.2 Listen to and follow instructions and directions.
 
VLA.1.3.3 Interpret and describe the meaning of posters and signs.
 
VLA.1.3.4 Listen to and paraphrase the content of brief messages.
 
VLA.1.3.5 Actively participate in and contribute to group discussions.
 
VLA.1.3.6 Use information to solve problems.
 
VLA.1.3.7 Use oral language in storytelling and counting including honorific language as appropriate.
 
VLA.1.3.8 Prepare and present simple oral reports to classmates.
 
 
2. Vernacular Reading
 
VLA.2.3.1 Read the alphabet and whole numbers in vernacular. (For example, students will be able to distinguish between letter names and phonemes and count up to 1000.)
 
VLA.2.3.2 Use a variety of skills to decode vernacular texts.
 
VLA.2.3.3 Use vocabulary development skills to build meaning in vernacular. (For example, students will be able to use context clues, word origin and root to understand new words.)
 
VLA.2.3.4 Demonstrate and understand the purpose of reading, identifying main ideas and significant details. (For example, students will be able to read for personal enjoyment and enrichment.)
 
VLA.2.3.5 Connect information presented in reading with real life experiences and situations.
 
VLA.2.3.6 Use tools and techniques to locate information. (For example, students will be able to find words in a dictionary by using alphabetical order or find information in a book by using the index.)
 
VLA.2.3.7 Apply different reading strategies to aid transition from ‘learn to read’ to ‘read to learn’.
 
VLA.2.3.8 Read a variety of simple texts fluently.
 
 
3. Vernacular Writing
 
VLA.3.3.1 Write paragraphs of at least 5 sentences or short compositions that show some attempt to use descriptive language to clarify and enhance ideas.
 
VLA.3.3.2 Write for an intended audience and purpose.
 
VLA.3.3.3 Write with a command of the grammatical and mechanical conventions appropriate to the level.
 
VLA.3.3.4 Use revising and editing skills to improve clarity of writing.
 
VLA.3.3.5 Demonstrate the ability to use appropriate vocabulary in describing a variety of activities.
 
 
4. Vernacular Literature
 
VLA.4.3.1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the stories read.
 
VLA.4.3.2 Demonstrate understanding that people respond differently to stories read.
 
VLA.4.3.3 Demonstrate the ability to compare contents of a story read to personal experience and real-life situations.
VLA.4.3.4 Read fiction and non-fiction from a variety of genres. (For example, students will be able to read fiction and non-fiction including fairy tales, fables, legends, myths, poems, dramas, information books and biographies.)
 
VLA.4.3.5 Recognize basic literary elements including setting, characters, plot, dialogue and themes.
 
VLA.4.3.6 Make inferences regarding the motives of characters and the consequences of their actions.
 
VLA.4.3.7 Read and identify specific parts of a story and share responses with peers.
 
VLA.2.5.5 Make inferences from information read.
 
 
Grade 5
By the end of grade 5, students will be able to:
 
1. Vernacular Listening and Speaking
 
VLA.1.5.1 Use information presented orally in the vernacular to solve problems and make decisions.
 
VLA.1.5.2 Listen and respond to comments and questions with appropriate clarity.
 
VLA.1.5.3 Prepare and present oral reports to classmates and other audiences.
 
VLA.1.5.4 Actively participate in and contribute to group discussions.
 
VLA.1.5.5 Use oral language in storytelling, the counting system and honorific language to strengthen oral traditions.
 
VLA.1.5.6 Interpret oral communication, such as plays, skits and debates.
 
 
2. Vernacular Reading
 
VLA.2.5.1 Recognize and comprehend words and sentence structures.
 
VLA.2.5.2 Read a variety of reference materials.
 
VLA.2.5.3 Identify the elements of a story, including setting, characters, plot, dialogue, theme and use of figurative language. 
 
VLA.2.5.4 Read and interpret information from graphs and charts.
 
VLA.2.5.5 Make inferences from information read.
 
 
3. Vernacular Writing
 
VLA.3.5.1 Take notes in local languages.
 
VLA.3.5.2 Write letters and short compositions in local languages.
 
VLA.3.5.3 Identify and use grammatical patterns of language appropriate to grade level.
 
VLA.3.5.4 Use precise words to convey meanings.
 
VLA.3.5.5 Revise and edit their own writing and the writing of others.
 
 
4. Vernacular Literature
 
VLA.4.5.1 Understand that people respond differently to literature.
 
VLA.4.5.2 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the importance of the literature read.
 
VLA.4.5.3 Identify specific aspects of a piece of literature and relate the actions of characters to their own experience.
 
VLA.4.5.4 Understand plot development. (For example, students will be able to identify and describe cause and effect and conflict and resolution.)
VLA.4.5.5 Understand the characteristics of a variety of genres. (For example, students will be able to distinguish the characteristics of fiction and non-fiction including fairy tales, fables, legends, myths, poems, dramas, information books and biographies.)
 
 
Grade 8
By the end of grade 8, students will be able to:
 
1. Vernacular Listening and Speaking
 
VLA.1.8.1 Prepare and present oral reports, based on collected data, to a variety of audiences.
 
VLA.1.8.2 Use oral language in storytelling the counting system and honorific language to strengthen oral traditions at the appropriate place or occasion.
 
VLA.1.8.3 Use information for problem solving and decision-making.
 
VLA.1.8.4 Perform the role of panelists in panel discussions.
 
VLA.1.8.5 Do simple role playing and “student take over”.
 
 
2. Vernacular Reading
 
VLA.2.8.1 Recognize and comprehend words and sentence structure.
 
VLA.2.8.2 Read and make inferences from information read from a variety of reference materials.
 
VLA.2.8.3 Identify the elements of a complex story, including setting, characters, plot, dialogue, theme and use of figurative language and literary devices such as irony.
 
VLA.2.8.4 Read and interpret information from graphs and charts.
 
VLA.2.8.5 Conduct research or surveys on assigned topics, using primary and secondary sources of information.
 
 
3. Vernacular Writing
 
VLA.3.8.1 Take notes in meetings and other important activities in local language.
 
VLA.3.8.2 Write compositions and reports in local language.
 
VLA.3.8.3 Identify and use grammatical patterns of language appropriate to grade level.
 
VLA.3.8.4 Use precise words to convey meanings.
 
VLA.3.8.5 Revise and edit their own writing and the writing of others.
 
VLA.3.8.6 Conduct research or surveys on assigned topics, using primary and secondary sources of information, and write a report.
 
 
4. Vernacular Literature
 
VLA.4.8.1 Understand that people respond differently to literature.
 
VLA.4.8.2 Identify specific questions from personal experience and seek to answer them through materials written in the vernacular.
 
VLA.4.8.3 Explain how the motives of characters in fiction are similar to and different from those in their own life.
 
VLA.4.8.4 Understand complex, extended dialogues and how they relate to a story.
 
VLA.4.8.5 Recognize cultural similarities and differences between a piece of literature and their own cultural perspective.
 
VLA.4.8.6 Recognize complex elements of plot in vernacular literature. (For example, students will be able to identify crisis, conflict, climax and resolution as well as the inciting force and foreshadowing.)
 
VLA.4.8.7 Identify the main and subordinate characters in complex vernacular literature.
Benchmarks for All High Schools
By the end of high school, all students will be able to:
 
 
1. Vernacular Listening and Speaking
 
VLA.l.hs.1 Demonstrate the skills needed to participate in real-life situations such as interviews, community activities, panel discussions and negotiations.
 
VLA.1.hs.2 View a variety of presentations, recall important information and critique from a cultural perspective.
 
 
2. Vernacular Reading
 
VLA.2.hs.1 Read and research to acquire understanding, knowledge and skills.
 
VLA.2.hs.2 Analyze and evaluate context to see how the author’s message was influenced by real-life situations in society and culture.
 
VLA.2.hs.3 Demonstrate the ability to use skills and strategies for reading and comprehending informational texts.
 
 
3. Vernacular Writing
 
VLA.3.hs.1 Use vocabulary that stimulates the imagination of the reader.
 
VLA.3.hs.2 Write compositions that use a variety of transitional devices. (For example, students will be able to use words and phrases as connectives to make possible a smooth transition from one idea to the next.)
 
VLA.3.hs.3 Use technology to collect information through research analyze information and write a composition that demonstrates effective use of descriptive language to clarify and
enhance ideas.
4. Vernacular Literature
 
VLA.4.hs.1 Relate personal response to the text with that intended by the author.
 
VLA.4.hs.2 Make abstract connections between their own life and the characters, events, motives and causes of conflict in text.
 
VLA.4.hs.3 Analyze the effectiveness of complex elements of plot. (For example, students will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of crisis, conflict, climax and resolution as well as the inciting force and foreshadowing in a complex plot.)
 
VLA.4.hs.4 Practice a reader’s right and responsibility to bring personal and cultural values to bear on the study of literature.
 
VLA.4.hs.5 Recognize that cultures view situations from varying perspectives and evolve different patterns of interaction.
 
VLA.4.hs.6 Identify the simple and complex interactions between main and subordinate characters.
 
VLA.4.hs.7 Identify and explain literary elements, including alliteration, allusion, characterization, exaggeration, hyperbole and figurative language.