Grammar Review

Défilé de Mode — Un-fashion show

7th graders ended their lesson on describing clothing with an un-fashion show.  Each team selected a theme and then each team member wrote a paragraph to describe his/her outfit and then another member of the team read the description as he/she modeled.

 

 

 

 

Negative Sculptures

French A 6th graders collaborated to create sculptures illustrating the proper way to make verbs negative using “ne…pas”.  They had 30 minutes to complete the project and were required to attach 6 examples with different subjects and verbs to their creation.

Recherché! Wanted!

French B students practiced describing people using a variety of adjectives, hair and eye colors, likes, and languages spoken by creating imaginary WANTED posters.  They all did a great job.  Here are some cute ones along with their instructions.

 

 

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!

 

AVOIR BESOIN DE: Board Game Practice

6th grade French A students practice school supply vocabulary learned last semester, our new verb: AVOIR, and talking about what they need (avoir besoin de) with a lively board game.

Tofuburgers! Learning the negative in French A.

My 6th graders have gotten very creative with their sculptures depicting the 3 parts of a negative verb: NE/N’ + conjugated verb + PAS.

We have a carrousel, a map of North America, a bed, a basketball hoop, dynamite, a French flag, a butterfly with leaves attached, a Pace castle, and more!

 

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Chasse au Trésor

French C students have been practicing asking for and giving directions this week.  After splitting them into groups and sending them on a treasure hunt as an example, I asked them to imagine where they could hide a treasure in our school and then write directions for finding it.  Students brought in their “trésor”, hid it, and then exchanged their set of directions for another group’s set.   It took between 5-10 minutes for groups to come back, treasure in hand.  We enjoyed some treats while working with a partner on a project about superlative adjectives.

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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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Monsieur Anderson drops by for some French

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French B students practiced vocabulary, grammar, and geography of French-speaking West Africa today with an activity designed to have them work together in teams to think about French in context as they solved a puzzle we call “Le Serpent”.

 

Fall Semester 2014

I haven’t had a great deal of time to update the blog regularly this semester….busy schedule this year!  But that doesn’t mean we haven’t been having fun and learning a lot in French class so far!  Here are a few pictures…French 1 Upper Schoolers playing a vocab game where they have to grab the card I call out before the other people in their group, French B 7th graders doing some “color by number” sheets I picked up in Montréal over Fall Break, and French A 6th graders working with partners to practice the subject pronouns with a “tic tic boom” game and also working cooperatively to practice correct word order by reassembling different mixed-up sentences on their desks.

 

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