Honors French C


We have spent some time over the course of several class periods working through a speaking challenge I’m calling GRIDS/LES GRILLES.  It has been a lot of fun and it has been an effective method to encourage students to use circumlocution if they don’t know a certain word.

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Students were given a grid with 9 squares, a set of crayons, and a folder to hide their paper.  I then described to them in detail what should go in each box of their grid, using various prepositions of location and adjectives to describe each item.

After modeling this example for the students where they had a blank grid and I had a completed grid (with the same picture in the center), I put them in partners and gave each partner one complete grid and one empty grid.  The empty grids had the same picture in the center as their partner’s completed grid.  They had to work through each grid together SPEAKING ONLY FRENCH.

As their homework assignment, I then asked each student to create a new set using vocabulary we have learned over the past two year.  They were to email me their work.  I then matched them into sets of two so that we could accomplish two each day with a partner.  I think the students enjoyed the creativity and looked forward to the day we did their grids.  It definitely got them back into the swing of French and served as a great vocab review too.




Art Lesson

In Honors French we are beginning a lesson on how to talk about art in French, so we invited Mrs. Sibley to come in and give us an introduction on how to read a painting. She also taught us about the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, and Beaubourg and got us up to speed on the different types of art found in the Louvre vs. Orsay and how you recognize an Impressionist painting.  Merci, Mrs. Sibley!

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Mardi Gras Masks & Crêpes 2014

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Serpents & Echelles: Honors French Review Activity

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