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Wesley International Academy MYP Language Acquisition Novice-High Curriculum Map

Unit 1

Topic

Language
Content

Unit 2

Unit 3

Unit 4

Unit 5

Unit 6

Talking About the


People We Know

Meeting Friends &


Making
Appointments

Geography,
Nationalities,
Politics

My Responsibilities

Protecting Our
Environment

Modern
Technology &
Communication

Vocabulary:
Description of
loved ones and
acquaintance's
physical and
personal
characteristics
using unit
vocabulary.
Grammar:

Vocabulary:
Using unit
vocabulary to
discuss and plan,
events, dates,
appointments,
canceling and
rescheduling.

Vocabulary:
Using unit
vocabulary to
discuss location,
climate, politics,
geography and
economy of other
nations.
Asking questions,
making statements:

Vocabulary:
Description of ones
responsibilities:
school, home,
community,
descriptions:
personal hygiene,
healthy and
unhealthy habits,
state of health,
exercise habits, etc.
Grammar:

Vocabulary:
Using unit
vocabulary to
describe
environmental
conditions, and to
describe prevention
and conservation.
Grammar:

Vocabulary:
Using vocabulary to
discuss the use of
modern technology
in our daily lives;
means of
communication,
shopping, record
keeping , and

SVOV+ + adj,

entertainment.

SOV + adj

+ V, + MW
+ Noun, Subject +

Using
,
when
expressing ones
opinion on a
matter.
Expressing ones

Grammar: , ,
... ,
(dei), to explain
situation allowing
one to join in an
even or refuse an
invitation.
Location & action:

Talking about
culture, population:

,

expressing needs rhetorical- ...


verb
......
expressing not
only but also

+ +verb+

verb+
/ ,
stating
quantity,
negative/imperative
Using adverbs to
self: ()
Differences in
express opinion:

stating
how
describing event:
(location), and
similarities:
something is done
adj+adj+
V++ADJ
(present action)
...
emphasizing an
adj+
time:
emphasizing
action has taken

, , manipulation of an
place
Result & Reason:

object: , once this


including:
sub
is done, then

O+V+

... ...

,
Explaining
differences and

() + Verb +
, adverbs with
adjectives- N1 +
+ N2 + Adj + /
, + Adj,
Sentence patterns ...
,
+ V,
,
+ Measure Word
+ (Noun.) + / +
Verb

Wesley International Academy MYP Language Acquisition Novice-High Curriculum Map


Standards

MLII.P2A
Demonstrate
Novice-Mid to
Novice-High
proficiency in
pronunciation and
intonation when
presenting
material. MLII.P2B
Demonstrate
comprehension of
material. MLII.P1B
Give brief,
organized oral
presentations,
using visual and
technological
support as
appropriate.
MLII.P1C Write
short, organized
compositions,
using visual and
technological
support as
appropriate.

MLII.IP1D Give
descriptions.,
MLII.P2A
Demonstrate
Novice-Mid to
Novice-High
proficiency in
pronunciation when
presenting.,
MLII.INT1A Identify
main ideas and
essential details
when reading and
listening., MLII.P2B
Demonstrate
comprehension of
material. MLII.P1
The students
present information
orally and in writing
using familiar and
newly-acquired
vocabulary, phrases,
and patterns.

MLII.CU1C Examine
the influence of the
geography of the
countries studied on
cultural elements
such as food,
clothing, dwellings,
transportation,
language, and art.
MLII.CCC1A Give
examples of the
influence of the
target language and
culture(s) on other
subject areas, such
as foreign words in
the English
language.
MLII.CCC1B Relate
information
acquired in other
subjects discussed in
the language class,
such as use of the
metric system.
MLII.CCC2A
Compare and
contrast traditions,
such as holidays,
foods, and
celebrations.

MLII.INT1D
Demonstrate
Novice-Mid to
Novice-High
proficiency in
listening, viewing,
and reading
comprehension.
MLII.INT2A
Differentiate
among
increasingly
complex
statements,
questions, and
exclamations.

MLII.CCC3B Use
level-appropriate
idiomatic
expressions in the
target language.
MLII.INT2B
Interpret basic
gestures, body
language, and
intonation that
clarify a message.
*when describing*
MLII.IP2A Initiate,
participate in, and
close an oral or
written exchange.

MLII.P2A
Demonstrate
Novice-Mid to
Novice-High
proficiency in
pronunciation and
intonation when
presenting
material. MLII.P2B
Demonstrate
comprehension of
material. MLII.P1B
Give brief,
organized oral
presentations,
using visual and
technological
support as
appropriate.
MLII.P1C Write
short, organized
compositions, using
visual and
technological
support as
appropriate

Wesley International Academy MYP Language Acquisition Novice-High Curriculum Map


EQs

Who are the


people that we
interact with
everyday? What do
we look for in a
friend or
teammate? Do my
friends influence
my decision
making, my likes?

What is the
importance of
making an
appointment? How
do I make plans with
friends? What are
the cultural
differences in being
a guest? How late is
too late to cancel or
change plans?

How has Chinas


inventions, and
culture influenced
the rest of the
world? How has
trade, invention,
and government
affected
development?What
is the most
important part of
learning about other
cultures, their
government,
customs, and have
we learned that
location affects
development?

What are my
responsibilities as a
student, child, and
community
member?
What kind of
responsibilities do I
have to my personal
health? What are
my responsibilities
in organizing my
time, staying
balanced, and
committing myself
socially and nonacademically?

What kind of
environment do I
live in ? Is it a clean
environ- ment?
Polluted? Does it
affect me? What are
things that are good
for our
environment? How
can we help take
care of our
environment? How
are we hurting our
environment? What
are things that are
harmful to our
environment?

What do I use
modern technology
for when
communicating?
What is the best
most effective way
to communicate
with others near
and far? How has
the use of
technology hanged
my life How has the
use of technology
changed
relationships?
What type of
communication is
preferred around
the world?

Interdisplinary

Identities &
Relationships

Identities &
Relationships

Personal &
Cultural Expression

Orientation in
Space & Time

Globalization &
Sustainability

Scientific &
Technical
Innovation

Are the
responsibilities as
a friend the same
in other countries?
What are the
differences
between friends &
classmates in other
nations?

Is it impolite in
other countries to
not make an
appointment? Is
stopping in on a
friend at work or
home acceptable in
other countries?

How have
inventions from
around the world
impacted our lives
today? How have
international laws
affected us
personally? Why do
you think the US
draws so much
talent from other
countries?

Comparison
between Chinese
and US teenagers, school
responsibilities,
home duties,
community roles,
and different eating
habits. How do
students in other
places treat their
surroundings?

Do you think
governments across
the world are
protecting their
lands or do you
think they are more
concerned about
making money?
How does our
pollution affect
nearby countries?

How do children in
different countries
use technology?
Are they more
advanced in
different countries?
Does the
government censor
use of social
media? What is the
etiquette for
technology in other
countries?

Connection

Cultrual Studies

Wesley International Academy MYP Language Acquisition Novice-High Curriculum Map


Learning Activities responsibility

telephone game/
student made
videos/
podcasts/peer
groups/schedule
making/ event
planning

Big Giant Map,


Geography games/
silk road
study/Foods, Flags,
Festivals
Jeopardy/independe
nt culture study

Jeopardy/Jigsaw/Inf
ormation Gap/
Games/Sentence
mash-up/Grammar
cards/List review/
Text discussion

peer PPT, pollution


research (animals,
people, illnesses,
economy)/matching
word
game/unscramble
sentences

Skype with China/


exploring Chinese
social networks/
research on
cellphones/tablets,
texting with
Chinese characters,
emoticons

PPT/vocabulary
lists/flashcards/qui
zlet/chinese.cn/
posters/IC video

IC video/ flashcards/
texts/
youtube/movie
clips/ vocabulary
lists/ podcasts

Big Giant Map/


Classroom maps/
Geography
websites/
flashcards/flags/PPT

PPT/Flashcards/
Podcast/
Handouts/
Reading dialogue/
Smart boards/
Quizlet

youtube, pollution
videos, flashcards,
advertisements and
propaganda tools,
texts, PPT, games

blogs, cell phone,


tablet, websites,
podcasts, student

End of Unit
Project/
Final Written
Exam/Dictation/
Grammar
Mix/Classroom
Participation

End of Unit Project/


Final Written
Exam/Dictation/
Grammar Puzzles/
Classroom
Participation

End of Unit Project/


Final Written
Exam/Dictation/
Grammar Puzzles/
Classroom
Participation

End of Unit Project/


Final Written
Exam/Dictation/
Grammar Puzzles/
Classroom
Participation

End of Unit Project/


Final Written
Exam/Dictation/
Grammar Guessing
Game/ Classroom
Participation

End of Unit
Project/ Blog
development/
Final Written
Exam/Dictation/
Grammar Guessing
Game/ Classroom
Participation

comparison/ guesswho game & text/


peer description
flashcards/radical
hunt

Materials &
Resources

Assessment

news, OMG
Pleco, Google
pinyin, online
tools,WeChat