Robert’s email discussing Scope and Sequence with his district World Languages representative continues:
Rigor and Relevance are addressed at all levels by empowering students to discuss things that relate to them, connect to real life, and are novel, engaging and involving (Relevance), and then pursue those things in depth with integrity and sustained focus (Rigor).
[ed. note: for more on Rigor, click on the Rigor category on this page to the right. It defines Rigor as we see it in comprehension based instruction.]