3rd Grade students in my program are in their second year of language learning, however after approximately 50 hours of instruction in Kindergarten, they are still working primarily at the NOVICE LOW level of proficiency. Given the intense focus on the development of English in the regular school day, much of the focus of the language program is on the aural/oral aspect and during the first two units, and as such, the language teacher is usually the one doing the writing, while students "narrate" or tell what it is that they see. It is not until the third and fourth units that students are asked to write/copy words on a more regular basis.

NOTE: At this level, when students are asked to "describe" the expectation is that they will produce a list of isolated words to describe and not use phrases or sentences in their descriptions.


Unit 1 - The World Around Us: geography, landforms, origins and locations
Prompt
Painting










Unit 2 - Animals of the Galapagos: animals, physical characteristics and body parts, movement, color and description
Prompt
Painting










Unit 3 - Chocolate Grows on Trees: plants and trees, foods
Prompt
Painting