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NCSSFL-ACTFL Can Do Statements: How Proficiency are your students?

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Explains what are NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements are, describes their role in identifying language proficiency and gives suggestions for their use based on author's class experience

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NCSSFL-ACTFL Can Do Statements: How Proficiency are your students?

  1. 1. NCSSFL-ACTFL Can Do Statements: How Proficient are Your Students? by Harry G. Tuttle, Ed. D. http://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/ncssfl-actfl-can-do-statements
  2. 2. ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 1986, 1999, 2001, 2012 http://www.aatsp.org/?page=RESOURCPUB
  3. 3. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BO1Z8Sd8Llc/UoDa3wmKjAI/AAAAAAAACWY/k5rmliWcba8/s1600/original_kids-rule-height-chart-mid-oak.jpg Objective Assessment Measure
  4. 4. Proficiencies described for teachers
  5. 5. Search the web for “ACTFL Can Do” to get the 44 page document or click http://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/Can-Do_Statements.pdf http://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/ncssfl-actfl-can-do-statements *
  6. 6. Can-Do Statements Include: - Interpersonal (Person-to-Person) Communication - Presentational Speaking (Spoken Production) - Presentational Writing (Written Production) - Interpretive Listening - Interpretive Reading
  7. 7. Covers all levels
  8. 8. Novice Low – single memorized words/ phrases Novice Mid - variety of memorized words phrases Novice High – short social interactions Intermediate Low -conversations with simple sentences Intermediate Mid – conversation using sentences and a series of sentences Intermediate High – conversation in various time frames and with an unexpected complication
  9. 9. http://ingridsnotes.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/spiral-structure-image.jpg Superior Advanced Intermediate Novice Spiral Can-Do Proficiency with topics repeated with different functions.
  10. 10. Function Based, not Topic or Grammar Based Novice Low – Answer Simple Questions – I can respond to Yes/ No questions Novice Mid – Communicate basic info- I can say or write something abut friends Novice High – Make Plans – I can exchange information such as where to go
  11. 11. href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/82795201@N00/270800047/">BrittneyBush</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses Pick one Can-Do area such as Interpersonal Communication for your starting focus.
  12. 12. http://www.councilforeconed.org/resource/common-core-state-standards/ * Can-Do becomes our Common Core
  13. 13. CAN-DO: Speaking Interpersonal Novice Mid: I can communicate on very familiar topics using a variety of words or phrases that I have practiced and memorized. I can introduce myself and others: I can introduce myself and provide basic personal information. I can introduce someone else. I can respond to an introduction. * http://i.huffpost.com/gen/840336/thumbs/o-INTRODUCE-KID-TO-NEW-LOVE-facebook.jpg
  14. 14. http://tsdwlstandards.wikispaces.com/Proficiency-How+is+it+defined%3F++What+are+the+descriptors%3F 9-12 Intermediate Novice 9-10 7-12 Can-Do Levels reached
  15. 15. http://monsieurdoehla.wikispaces.com/file/view/ACTFL+Proficiency+Levels+Overview.pdf
  16. 16. Vague Purpose Practical Real World Skills General Language Goals → Can -Do
  17. 17. Proficiencies described for teachers
  18. 18. ... Can-Do Proficiencies for students, described for them.
  19. 19. http://ronenews92fm.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/spanish-teacher.jpg%3Fw%3D491%26h%3D327 http://www.gru.edu/finaid/images/students-notebooks.png Focus on what students do, not on what the teacher does.
  20. 20. http://www.alcgeorgetown.org/communities/1/004/007/438/931/images/4530078429.jpg Can-Do guides all modern language learning.
  21. 21. http://www.statemapsonline.com/images/usa/USA-Map-With-Color-States.jpg Can-Do has the same meaning in every state!
  22. 22. Does NY State Checkpoint A mean anything in Georgia?
  23. 23. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/72/World_Map_WSF.svg.png Can-Do has the same meaning in every country!
  24. 24. http://blog.edmentum.com/sites/blog.edmentum.com/files/styles/blog_image/public/images/World%20Languages%20blog%20pic.jpg?itok=sSF7SnDL Can-Do gives a common proficiency language.
  25. 25. http://neiuinfo.org/librarynews/2013/08/26/does-the-library-have-my-textbook-2/g Can-Do transcends individual textbooks, helps assess textbook.
  26. 26. http://www.eurocentres.com/sites/default/files/styles/ec_header_image/public/course_conversation_plus_panorama.jpg? itok=Qp4tdnj9 Performance based, spontaneous
  27. 27. http://moparent.com/Websites/moparent/images/never-mistake-activity-for-achievement.jpg
  28. 28. Language Proficiency? http://losangeles.bitter-lemons.com/files/2013/04/thumbs-up.jpg NOT Vocabulary, grammar
  29. 29. Communicative Proficiency! http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_t6GVSZPkwAw/TBtI5lnnI9I/AAAAAAAAAaM/WMB-HGdrf_g/s400/conversation5.jpg
  30. 30. Each proficiency category has several parts CAN-DO: Speaking Interpersonal Novice Mid: I can communicate on very familiar topics using a variety of words or phrases that I have practiced and memorized. - I can introduce myself and others: - I can introduce myself and provide basic personal information. - I can introduce someone else. - I can respond to an introduction. * http://i.huffpost.com/gen/840336/thumbs/o-INTRODUCE-KID-TO-NEW-LOVE-facebook.jpg
  31. 31. For Interpersonal Speaking at Novice level Novice Low - 3 subsections – 5 total statements Novice Mid - 7 subsections – 25 total statements Novice High - 5 subsections – 17 total statements For all of Novice – 47 statements
  32. 32. Suggestions: Assess entering students (5-10 minutes for them to self-report on Novice & Intermediate levels). http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fwJRqERPhfs/UQbXHAy1YFI/AAAAAAAAAVs/jmqm_R77qRk/s400/foot_in_door.jpg *
  33. 33. Suggestions for how to use Can-Do: - Use to create final, unit tests, and quizzes. Name __ Class 101-_ CB1.2 NL1and2, NM1and2 Circle the correct response to the statement. ___1. What is your name? (A – Well B- Pleased to meet you C- And You? D- Ana )
  34. 34. - Assess where each Can-Do shows up in the textbook and what might have to be added to or re-arranged in the textbook. Novice Mid: I can answer a variety of questions. __I can answer questions about what I like and dislike. Chapter 4.1 __I can answer questions about what I am doing and what I did. Chapter 7.2 __I can answer questions about where I 'm going and where I went. Chapter 7.2 __I can answer questions about something I have learned. Chapter 11.1
  35. 35. For the instructor: What Can-Do proficiency do the students achieve as a result of this lesson? http://www.flickr.com/photos/7729940@N06/6530383401/">Daniel Kulinski "http://creativecommons.org
  36. 36. Set a class year goal such as 85% of Novice. http://www.flickr.com/photos/33217210@N02/3855710610/">Grzegorz Jereczek
  37. 37. - Monitor success 85% or your choice of each sub-section = success. "http://www.flickr.com/photos/28451398@N02/2656648032/">Melody Campbell creativecommons
  38. 38. Award Can-Do Certificates at each part of each level.
  39. 39. Concerns about Can-Do: - Novice Mid Level expects students to respond to past and future tense questions. Assumes teacher will use advanced language with even beginners. __I can answer questions about what I am doing and what I did. (Notice past tense!)
  40. 40. Concerns about Can-Do: - Has little criteria as to how much or how well at higher levels: Novice High: I can handle short social interactions in everyday situations by asking and answering simple questions. http://iameduard.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/conversation.jpg *
  41. 41. Concerns about Can-Do: - Would like official abbreviated codes such as IP.NM.1.myage to use in lesson plans and tests instead of having to write out: Interpersonal Communication. Novice Mid. I can greet and leave people in a polite way. I can say hello and goodbye to someone my age or younger.
  42. 42. - What Can-Do Statements can your students do now? - What Can- Do Statements will they be able to do by the end of the year? http://ladyleet.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/successjumpingup.jpg
  43. 43. Available at http://bit/ly/tsmash
  44. 44. http://bit.ly/90mlact Improve your students’ modern language communication and culture awareness through mobile learning tools and apps. Engage your students in in-class and out-of-class learning in fourteen different categories of mobile learning. Have them participate in authentic culture through these mobile activities. Easy to integrate activities. Ebook or pdf $6.99 Harry Grover Tuttle
  45. 45. Available at http://bit.ly/tpthtuttle for a nominal fee Modern Languages Speaking Activities - Multiple Sentence Visual Board Game (no words, just drawings) - Role Playing 10 frame stories- city, beach, restaurant, school - Spontaneous Speaking Visual Game Spanish spontaneous speaking activities (25+) - Structured Speaking (Students substitute in or select words to communicate in pairs), - Modified Speed Dating (Students ask one question from a card- whole class), - In-depth Speed Dating (Students ask their partners 10 questions about each part of the topic), - Speaking Mats (Students talk using a wide variety of nouns, verbs and adjectives to express their ideas- pairs or SG) - Spontaneous Speaking (Students talk based on visuals or topics in pairs), - Grammar speaking games (pairs or small group).
  46. 46. http://www.eyeoneducation.com/prodinfo.asp?number=7096-9 Eye on Education http://bit.ly/tuttlebks Based on ACTFL Proficiencies Has a way to assess the speaking of all students in your classroom in 3 minutes. Identifies 15+ language functions For each language function, provides 10+ strategies for students to use to improve. Help your students go from crawlers to runners in their target language speaking.
  47. 47. Harry Grover Tuttle, Ed. D. htuttlebs@gmail.com Modern Language Proficiency: Can-Do Strategies and 90 Mobile Mod Lang Activities http://bit.ly/tsmash Blog: http://bit.ly/imprml Twitter: http://twitter.com/HarryGTuttle Spontaneous speaking activities: http://bit.ly/tpthtuttle Cultural activities: http://bit.ly/tpthtuttle Improve FL Speaking through Formative Assessment: http://bit.ly/tuttlebks

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