Welcome to my Virtual Classroom!
Week of June 1st, 2020

Dear Students and Parents, 

I hope that you all are safe and well. 

Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020, the Instructional Time for World Languages from 10:30 am to 12 pm will be focused on Culture.  

There will be no live meeting and no recorded video lesson this week. 

Students should go to Teams and to their corresponding class team P1AIntrotoWL, P1BIntrotoWL, or P2BIntrotoWL. Under the Assignments tab, students can find a Cultural Practices Comparison Assignment” which will have students to read about and compare the cultural practices of three French-speaking countries of their choice with practices in the United States.   

They can turn in the completed activity in Teams for my feedback.  

If you have any questions, or concerns, I will be available through email and in the Teams Posts. Students can also call me in Teams by clicking on the camera icon at the bottom. 

My last Office Hours for this school year are on Monday, June 8th1:30 pm- 3:00 pm. During that time, I will be available to answer promptly your questions if you send me an email. I will still be available to answer to your emails during any other time, Monday- Friday, 8am- 3pm, but it may take a little longer.   

Take care! 

Mrs. Sharova 

  Virginia Foreign Language Standards of Learning: Modern World Languages Roman-Alphabet, Level 1

 Interpersonal Communication

WI.1  The student will exchange simple spoken and written information in the target language.

WI.2  The student will sustain brief oral and written exchanges in the target language, using familiar phrases and sentences.

 Interpretive Communication: Listening and Reading for Understanding

WI.3 The student will understand simple spoken and written target language presented through a variety of media and based on familiar topics.

WI.4  The student will use verbal and nonverbal cues to understand simple spoken and written messages in the target language.

 Presentational Communication: Speaking and Writing

WI.5  The student will present information orally and in writing in the target language, using a variety of familiar vocabulary, phrases, and structural patterns.

WI.6  The student will present rehearsed material in the target language, including brief narratives, monologues, dialogues, poetry, and songs.

 Cultural Perspectives, Practices, and Products

WI.7  The student will develop an awareness of common perspectives, practices, and products of the cultures in which the target language is spoken.

WI.8  The student will recognize that perspectives, practices, and products of the cultures studied are interrelated.

 Making Connections through Language

WI.9  The student will connect information about the target language and culture(s) with concepts studied in other subject areas.

 Linguistic and Cultural Comparisons

WI.10  The student will compare basic elements of the target language to those of English and other languages.

WI.11  The student will demonstrate understanding of the significance of culture through comparisons between the cultures studied and the cultures of the United States.

 Interacting in School and Global Communities

WI.12  The student will explore situations in which to use target-language skills and cultural knowledge beyond the classroom setting for recreational, educational, and occupational purposes.