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  1. page Collaboration edited This page is dedicated to collaboration and the sharing of images and prompts! Upload your prompt…
    This page is dedicated to collaboration and the sharing of images and prompts!
    Upload your prompts and links to images here!

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Monday, September 19

  1. page Grade 3 edited 3rd Grade students in my program are in their second year of language learning, however after appro…
    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 My Life at Home: extended family members, houses, rooms in a house, activities- The World Around Us: geography, landforms, origins and locations
    Prompt
    Painting
    Unit 2 Visiting- Animals of the Farm: farmGalapagos: animals, physical characteristics and colors, farm productsbody parts, movement, color and description
    Prompt
    Painting
    You are the farmer in this painting. Tell the farm animals you have.
    Coloquio pastoril (Teniers)
    List the farm animals in this painting. Name any other animals you know.
    La entrada de los animales (Bassano) (R)
    Unit
    Unit 3 the City that Surrounds Me: community helpers, city locations- Chocolate Grows on Trees: plants and trees, foods
    Prompt
    Painting
    Unit 4 At the Market: market places, fruits and vegetables, shopping
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  2. page Grade 3 edited 3rd Grade students in my program are in their second year of language learning, however after appr…
    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 My Life at Home: extended family members, houses, rooms in a house, activities
    Prompt
    Painting
    Unit 2 Visiting the Farm: farm animals, characteristics and colors, farm products
    Prompt
    Painting
    You are the farmer in this painting. Tell the farm animals you have.
    Coloquio pastoril (Teniers)
    List the farm animals in this painting. Name any other animals you know.
    La entrada de los animales (Bassano) (R)
    Unit 3 the City that Surrounds Me: community helpers, city locations
    Prompt
    Painting
    Unit 4 At the Market: market places, fruits and vegetables, shopping

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  3. page Grade 1 edited !st 1st Grade students NOTE: At this level, when students are asked to "describe" the…
    !st1st Grade students
    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 My Life at Home: extended family members, houses, rooms in a house, activities
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Thursday, July 21

  1. page home edited ... This wikispace is an outgrowth of my participation in a 2011 National Endowment for the Humani…
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    This wikispace is an outgrowth of my participation in a 2011 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar entitled "Authors in the Prado: Spanish Painting and the Literature it Inspired." The premise of the seminar was to read six dramas and novels which were all inspired by or connected to famous works of art by artists including Velázquez, Goya, and Picasso. If art could be an inspiration to authors such as Antonio Buero-Vallejo, Rafael Albertí, and Fernando Arrabal, among others, then it makes sense for these and other works of art to become inspiration for my own students in their presentational writing as well.
    The purpose of the wiki is twofold. First to serve as an curricular resource where I can house links to specific works of art correlated to my own curricular units and also links to museums throughout the Spanish-speaking world where resources can be located with the click of a mouse. Second, to serve as an instructional tool for teachers to learn more about proficiency itself and how to create their own writing prompts as they being to incorporate art in a way that encourages students to produce the language they are learning.
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    continues to grow.grow as I find additional materials, revise existing materials and reflect on how the process works in my own program and in those of others. The wiki
    Navigating the Wiki
    The wiki contains several primary pages that lead to additional resources and provide teachers with information about how I´ve gone about incorporating works of art into the curriculum and creating presentational writing prompts. You can return to this home page from anywhere within the wiki by simply clicking on the "Painting to Proficiency" logo in the upper left corner of the page. In the sidebar, you can also access
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  2. page Paintings as Promtps edited ... Choosing which pieces of art to use in your curriculum is completely up to you. I tend to look…
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    Choosing which pieces of art to use in your curriculum is completely up to you. I tend to look for images which have the potential to be reused throughout the year and recycled from one grade level to another based on my curriculum. I try to show students the entire work at once but sometimes focus on only one section of a painting if that helps focus student attention on the task at hand.
    Prompting Language
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    specific level. I tend to write short prompts for my students since they are at lower proficiency levels, however as they progress in proficiency and grade level, the prompts can become longer.
    Verbs and Language Prompts
    ..........Novice..........
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  3. page Paintings as Promtps edited Paintings as Prompts Choosing Images Choosing which pieces of art to use in your curriculum is…

    Paintings as Prompts
    Choosing Images
    Choosing which pieces of art to use in your curriculum is completely up to you. I tend to look for images which have the potential to be reused throughout the year and recycled from one grade level to another based on my curriculum. I try to show students the entire work at once but sometimes focus on only one section of a painting if that helps focus student attention on the task at hand.

    Prompting Language
    Trying to prompt students to produce language at a specific proficiency level is a difficult task since students will produce language at their own level, however, keeping in mind the language characteristics of each of the levels listed at the bottom of the Proficiency Primer, it is possible to write prompts that encourage language at a specific level. Below is a list of some verbs and words that can be included in prompts to encourage students to produce language at a specific level.
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  4. page Images Online edited Images Online ... high resolution photographs. photographs in some museums. When I Most mu…

    Images Online
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    high resolution photographs.photographs in some museums. When I
    Most museums today have some sort of online presence and many of them offer a digital gallery through their site that is searchable by author or title. I have found that typing a topic or vocabulary word into the search box produces good results and allows me to choose from many paintings that relate to my curriculum. A search on the Prado web site for the term "familia," for example, yeilds 60 paintings. Once you select the paintings that you want, most museum sites will allow you to download materials for educational purposes. However, each site is different and it is important to observe all copyright laws when using works of art or any other materials created by someone else.
    This list is just in its infancy and I continue to add resources as I find them. Please feel free to send links to me via email at fulton.lynn@gmail.com so that I can add them here.
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  5. page Images Online edited Images Online During the creation of this wiki, I was fortunate to be spending the summer in M…

    Images Online

    During the creation of this wiki, I was fortunate to be spending the summer in Madrid and have access to many museums where I was allowed to take my own high resolution photographs. When I saw a work that I knew would be useful in my program, I simply snapped a picture of it and took closeups of any particular parts of the work that would benefit my students. Those photographs reside in my flickr account. However visiting museums isn't always possible so we turn to the internet.
    Most museums today have some sort of online presence and many of them offer a digital gallery through their site that is searchable by author or title. I have found that typing a topic or vocabulary word into the search box produces good results and allows me to choose from many paintings that relate to my curriculum. A search on the Prado web site for the term "familia," for example, yeilds 60 paintings. Once you select the paintings that you want, most museum sites will allow you to download materials for educational purposes. However, each site is different and it is important to observe all copyright laws when using works of art or any other materials created by someone else.
    This list is just in its infancy and I continue to add resources as I find them. Please feel free to send links to me via email at fulton.lynn@gmail.com so that I can add them here.
    Museum Web Sites
    Red Digital de Colecciones de Museos de España (database of 188,000 images from 72 museums in Spain)
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