Linking Tasks to Standards
The Cognitive and Linguistic Links between
Reading Tasks and the Standards
Goals: Units 4-8
Part 1 of this presentation has looked at what makes texts readable in terms of the Standards. Part 2 discusses and demonstrates how learning strategies and reading scenarios are implemented according to the Standards. Texts can be read so that students engage in activities appropriate for their age, years of learning German, and school curriculum. The five sets of standards --
-- provide a set of cognitive and linguistic guidelines
that direct how a German curriculum K-16 can develop,
spiraling reading activities throughout. By
implementing texts in age-appropriate ways, then, the tasks
illustrated in the Units of Part 2 will implement criteria
that teachers can apply as a checklist that guides how
exercises link to direct progress between grades.
The Standards can be used as guides to link the levels in a curriculum, when they are implemented in tasks that are age-appropriate, that is, manageable by that group both linguistically and cognitively. Click on each grade level for an explanation of what "age-appropriate" tasks may be.
Grade 4: Tasks and Learner Outcomes