RigorAs you interact with students, check to see if they are fulfilling the requirements of Interpersonal Communication. It isn’t a “participation grade”, it’s an academic grade based on demonstrated performance in the areas of culturally appropriate listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and signing.
* Are they actively negotiating meaning in the target language, or are they passive or even working against the negotiation of meaning?
*Are they observing and monitoring the teacher (not just each other) for understanding in the target language?
*Are they indicating the need for clarification and adjustments?
*Do they attempt to participate in a genuine conversation and interaction in the target language – or do they speak in their native language?
I cannot emphasize it enough: this is not the traditional “participation grade”; it is an academically rigorous assessment based on the emphasis in the Standards on the Three Modes of Communication of ACTFL.
[Credit: Robert Harrell]