Stories for Sarah by Barbara Bird derived from Literacy: a recursive process between teaching and learning.

created on Sep 01, 2015 modified on Jun 24, 2016 08:26

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In this project, community college students enrolled in 2nd semester Italian will create stories for a young Italian girl being raised in the U.S. This project will support students in exploring cultural topics of their own choosing, and increasing their writing proficiency.

publisher:
National Foreign Language Resource Center
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None
contributors:
Barbara Bird
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Language: Italian


Subject Area(s): lifestyles, communities, creativity, education, emigration/immigration, family, fashion, food, geography, heroes, history, language and literature, national identity, restaurant, traditions, travel, visual arts


Instructional Context


Target Audience Description:
Students enrolled in 2nd semester Italian classes at a large urban community college will create stories for Sarah, a 5 year old Italian girl who lives in their city and is being raised in a bilingual environment. Her parents will also participate in the project since she is a minor.

Audience Role:
Sarah and her Italian parents will visit the class to be interviewed, her parents may be consulted during the production of the stories, and they will return to the class at the end of the semester when student present Sarah with their stories.

Product Description:
Students will create stories on a cultural topic of their own choosing. The format of the final product is expected to be varied and include items such as physical books, short videos, websites, and board games.

Product Target Culture:
Italian

Audience Location:
Las Vegas, NV

Heritage Learners:
mixed

Language Proficiency


ILR Scale Writing:
1

ILR Scale Speaking:
1 2

ILR Scale Reading:
2

ACTFL Scale:
4

ILR Scale Reading:
1

ACTFL Scale:
3

ILR Scale Listening:
1 2

ILR Scale Writing:
2

World Readiness Standards


Comparisons
Cultural comparisons
Language comparisons

Connections
Making Connections
Acquiring Information and Diverse Perspectives

Communities
Lifelong Learning
School and Global

Cultures
Relating Cultural Products to Perspectives
Relating Cultural Practices to Perspectives

Communication
Interpersonal
Interpretive
Presentational

21st Century Skills


Life and Career Skills
Productivity and Accountability
Leadership and responsibility

Information, Media, and Technology Skills
Media Literacy
Communication
Collaboration
Creativity and Innovation

Life and Career Skills
Flexibility and adaptability

Interdisciplinary Themes
Global Awareness

Information, Media, and Technology Skills
Technology Literacy

Life and Career Skills
Initiative and Self-Direction
Social and Cross Cultural Skills

Project Sequence Overview

Preparing for the Project

1. Reading children's stories in Italian - Students will read children's books in Italian, write short book reviews, and discuss the elements of a good story. more detail

2. Drafting interview questions for Sarah - Student groups plan questions for both Sarah and her parents. more detail

Launching the Project

1. Entry event: Chi è Sarah? - Students will watch a short recorded greeting from Sarah to the class. more detail

2. Interview with Sarah - Students interview Sarah in class. more detail