Grammar Review

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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les Requins/Shark Game

French B and Honors French C played the Shark Game to review material last week.  Here are some pictures of the classes.

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Sport Ilustrated Photo Shoot Project in French C

French C had some fun with Photoshop as they practiced their Sports vocabulary, adjectives, and verbs.  One student featured, with hilarious results, one of his classmates as the “famous athlete” in his photo shoot and another student focused on a variety of Middle School teachers to create some unexpected athletes.  They all did an excellent job on this project.

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La Tour Eiffel Review Game

Honors French C reviewed for our Unit 4 test today with a round of the Eiffel Tower Game.

Each group has a Game Board with steps to climb on the tower.  Each student gets a game piece, usually a plastic animal like a zebra or a hippo to make it more fun.  They place their critter at the bottom. One person in the group is the leader and has a separate sheet of questions and answers to vocabulary, questions, conjugations, etc. from the unit. The players all answer the question on a whiteboard and if they are correct, they move up one spot.  If nobody gets the right answer, the leader moves up.  First person to the top wins!Screen Shot 2013-10-31 at 1.38.35 PM Screen Shot 2013-10-31 at 1.38.46 PM Screen Shot 2013-10-31 at 1.38.55 PM

WANTED POSTERS: RECHERCHÉ!

French B students practiced using a variety of adjectives and reviewed how to give someone’s name, age, hair and  eye colors by imagining WANTED posters for French characters they created.  I also provided them with a list of fun “new” adjectives to use as a reference for now and in future assignments.  Their posters, designed with a partner, turned out great!

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Comment vas-tu? Enquête

Each student was given a “smiley-type face” that indicated how they were feeling (Je vais bien, mal, pas mal…J’ai faim etc.). Then students went around the room asking each other “Comment vas-tu?”, listening for the answer, and then recording it on their answer sheet next to each student’s (and teacher’s) name.

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TOFUBURGER ALTERNATIVES in French A

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Collaborative, Kinesthetic Practice: Adjectives

French C worked with a partner or in a small group to work through 40 trios (in 10 sets) of articles/nouns/adjectives in a race against the other team.  They had to understand how to make the adjectives agree with the nouns and the correct position of different adjectives in relation to the noun.Screen Shot 2013-10-02 at 2.46.38 PM Screen Shot 2013-10-02 at 2.46.56 PM Screen Shot 2013-10-02 at 2.47.17 PM Screen Shot 2013-10-02 at 2.58.49 PM