Spanish for Native Speakers

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Plase evaluate the textbook using the folowing rubric:

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EVALUATING ACCORDING TO THE FIVE C’s


Communication

1.Are students introduced to appropriate vocabulary?

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2.Is the vocabulary functional, thematic, authentic, and practical?

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3.Do the activities move from controlled to transitional to communicative? Is there a balance between listening, speaking, reading, and writing?

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4. Are there a variety of meaningful activities that provide opportunities for individual, paired, cooperative learning, and information gap activities?

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5. Are the activities set in an age-appropriate context and are they level-appropriate?

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6. Is there continuity in the presentation of concepts that builds in a constant review of vocabulary?

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7. Are grammatical concepts presented in a meaningful manner?

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8. Is grammar presented in an appropriate way?

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Cultures

    

1. Are there are wide variety of authentic, up-to-date visual images of the Spanish-speaking cultures?

 

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2.Is the cultural information student-centered to stimulate interest?

 

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3.Is a broad range and diverse representation of countries presented?

 

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4. Does the teaching of the Spanish-speaking culture encourage the learners to explore their own culture?

 

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5. Are both "Little c" and "Big C" culture represented?

 

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Connections

 

1. Are the students afforded opportunities to utilize the target language in the community?

 

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2. Are there themes that encourage projects outside the classroom?

 

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Comparisons

 

1.Are students asked to look at their own native language and compare it to other varieties of Spanish?

 

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2. Are students asked to compare their own culture and make comparisons with the other cultures to discover similar and different cultural concepts and patterns?

 

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Communities

 

1.Are students provided with role models or individuals from their community that speaks Spanish?

 

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2.Are students given examples of ways they can use their Spanish in the future beyond the school experience?

 

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EVALUATING ACCORDING TO THE SEVEN CURRICULAR COMPONENTS

Language Systems

1. Is there sufficient oral and written practice of the grammar concepts that lead to meaningful usage of the language?

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2. Is there grammar summary tables in appendices?

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Cultural Knowledge

1. Is the cultural content accurate and current? 

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2. Are the cultural notes/readings interesting, significant, and appropriate for the age level?

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3. Coverage of all Spanish-speaking regions in USA as well Hispanics countries.?

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4. Is there an appropriate coverage of the Spanish-speaking countries?

 

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Learning Strategies

1. Does the text provide the learners with strategies at point of use to help them be successful listeners, speakers, readers, and writers of the language? 

 

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2. Are pair and cooperative learning activities plentiful and meaningful? 

 

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3. Are the multiple intelligences (such as visual, musical, and kinesthetic) utilized so as to support the variety of learner types in the classroom?

 

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Critical Thinking Skills

1. Are students asked to do more than rote memorization and recall?

 

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2. Are the students asked to utilize the higher order thinking skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in every chapter and are expectations reasonable?

 

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Technology

1. Does the program have a video that is integrated with the text?

 

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2. Does the program have a CD-ROM that provides meaningful and interactive practice?

 

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3. Does the program have a website?

 

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4. Does the program suggest engaging, worthwhile Internet activities?

 

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Other Features

1. Is the general appearance of the text and accompanying ancillaries attractive and inviting?

 

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2. Are the chapters/units well organized and offer easy progression?

 

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3. Is the teacher's edition well organized with practical teaching suggestions at the point of need?

 

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4. Is the program easily adaptable to fit different teaching situations or schedule configurations?

 

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5. Does it offer native speaker placements evaluations?

 

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Inclusion/Equity/Diversity Issues Criteria

1. Subject matter covers a spectrum of accomplishments and contributions by all sexes, ethics groups and physical conditions

 

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2. Pronouns and descriptors of both sexes are used equally Nouns, adjectives, terms and illustrations are non-stereotypical and non-prejudicial

 

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3. Students of both sexes and various cultures and physical conditions will use the materials without feeling excluded, estranged or diminished

 

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