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i am teaching english in mexico to 3rd and 5 th gradres do you like the rosetta stone ?? i have heard it is great please give me your opinion my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
How does that program work? I have taught middle school but never used Rosetta Stone. Do they give you all the SLO's or do you have to get them from the state standards?
Greetings Ms. Rivera
The program itself is online and uses an a total immersion approach to learning. It uses visual, sound, listening, and writing so as to cover most if not all possible learning abilities. The student go at their own pace. there are lessons, units and levels at which they progress. There are student workbooks and a facilitator's CD (teacher's guide and answer resource). However because it is more of a commercial product I have not seen the common cores or standards added to the program yet or I have not seen them used. What I have been doing is taking the student workbook and quiz and test CDs. and aligning them with the lessons. For example
I used the 6-8 grade cc (6-8 WHST 7 ) which relates to conducting short research project to answer a question, using literacy writing in social studies and tried it with Spanish vocabulary words related to a science project 'growing seeds.'.
I guess to be more specific to your question I have not seen any of the standards included in the rosettastone program but they may have added them since I began using the course at my particular school or they may be considering it I have not spoken to the sales representative from Rosettastone
yet this year but I have reached out, I am still waiting for a response. it may seem like a lot of extra work but it seems to be working for now. I just thought that there may be someone in the network who has had more experience with this concern or question, who could shed more light. hope this helps a little it a very good program overall I have had many of my eighth graders graduated from our middle school speaking Spanish and making a great transition to high school Spanish courses. Thank you for your response, respectfully , I. Rivera
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