Getting Started

We’ve created these units and lessons to have a cultural focus as a way to increase communication in the World Language class. We believe in measuring their language abilities with a proficiency-based rubric that includes lots of feedback. Even if you don’t use it with your students, read through the “Introduction to Proficiency” lessons to understand more about what we believe is important in the WL class.

Watch the video for a 5-minute overview of AdiosTextbook.

 


Planning with the 5 C’s

Teachers

Every unit has a planning page that includes all 5 C’s from ACTFL. If you don’t plan for it, it won’t happen. These are our WL standards, so we want to give you lots of ideas to incorporate them in every unit.


Let them know what they will be learning with “stamp sheets” with unit objectives.

Click for Ideas to use this sheet

This was originally called a “stamp sheet” by Kara, and now it’s so much more. We believe one step to turning “students” into “learners” is to let them know what they will be learning and letting them track their progress.


Including homework experiences to let them see the language is real while covering additional standards.

Students

Click for Ideas for how to use this as homework

This was originally called the “Real World Homework” because we want to include as many real experiences as possible.


Assess with performance assessments with a scenario.

Assessment

This is what it all leads to… let’s put them in a real world scenario and see what they can do. These open-ended assessments focus on the reason they are taking our World language class – they want to communicate for a real purpose.

Proficiency Rubric

el Día de la Evaluación

Include time for them to reflect on their progress.

el Día de la Reflexión