French B

La Rentrée — 7th grade is back!

French B student in 7th grade have been working on the names of family members using riddles to describe the family.  They started the week completing a puzzle requiring them to solve riddles such as: “C’est le fils de mon père et ma belle-mère”.  Mon demi-frère!

 

Jenga Exam Review

French B students reviewed vocabulary for our final exam today while playing Jenga.  Each Jenga block has a French number corresponding to a question they must answer to score a point.  Teams could win in two ways: by getting the most points in a round or when the other team toppled the game.

La météo

French B students were recently working on weather vocabulary and reviewing a variety of activities with the verb FAIRE.  Here are some skits that they performed before Spring Break.

 

Météo Skit 1 https://youtu.be/KjJa43LPP6U

Météo Skit 2 https://youtu.be/ZcVvBq4sBDI

Météo Skit 3 https://youtu.be/Rp-9tr7Q9N0

Météo Skit 4 https://youtu.be/ERhnhiMi2VA

Météo Skit 5 https://youtu.be/kzgJT5wewMA

Météo Skit 6 https://youtu.be/foSk-dVZCx4

Different modalities in Stations

French B students review for a quiz by working through different modalities (speaking, listening, reading, writing…plus some culture) in 3 different groups today.  Some students are correcting their own homework practice from a key I’ve given them and then doing a short reading about Provence and Marseille and comparing their own city in a chart,  a second group is reviewing vocab from this lesson (mettre le couvert) and mettre in the present tense with a game of Battleship, and the third group is reading a crazy place setting description while their partner draws and then switching roles.  Those finished the activity early practice asking and answering questions about their houses and meals by drawing cards from the bag at their station.

 

French A students also worked in stations to practice telling time and talking about the courses.  There stations included a grammar station, an interactive performance station where they worked with clocks, and a game station.

Honors French C students have had two days of stations, working on and presenting skits,completing some listening activities with a laptop station, practicing some speaking prompts, and reviewing vocabulary reflexive verbs in all tenses with the games of WAR and EIFFEL TOWER.

We all enjoyed a change of pace at the end of January!

 

mettre le couvert TPR practice

French B students practice vocabulary for setting the table and review prepositions by telling each other which objects to place where.

Paper Bears

French B students are learning vocabulary for shopping and clothing this week.  They’ve been practicing with a paper bear and his/her wardrobe.

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Learning about Adjectives in French B

French B 7th graders worked through how adjectives change and agree with their noun by putting them in categories the old fashioned way…scissors & glue.

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And we’re off! Getting going with some review WORD TENNIS.

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Météo: French B Weather Reports

Speed Dating

French B students practiced new vocabulary about shopping for clothing and recycled old vocab with an activity we call “speed dating”. Students spend 1-2 minutes facing a partner before moving to another desk, in a circular pattern.  On each desk they find a card that matches the card their partner has, giving them a task to accomplish through negotiation with their partner and practice. The next day, students were quizzed on one of the card sets, chosen at random.

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