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WL2730: DL Vietnamese Language Culture 8

Course Description

Explore how writers communicate messages about important social issues through fiction- non-fiction- and investigative journalism. Build Vietnamese literacy and language skills by interpreting- analyzing- and discussing texts and writing narrative- informational- and argumentative pieces for a range of audiences.

Essential Standards

  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard Vietnamese grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (L.8.1.V)
  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard Vietnamese capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. (L.8.2.V)
  • Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision. (RL.8.3.V)
  • Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. (RL/RI.8.1.V)
  • Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text. (RL/RI.8.2.V)
  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts. (RL/RI.8.4.V )
  • Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly. (SL.8.1.V)
  • Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation. (SL.8.4.V)
  • Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. (W.8.1.V)
  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. (W.8.2.V)
  • Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (W.8.4.V)