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Where is France? Interest young learners in exploring France, French language, and French culture. They identify similarities and differences between French and American families, speak the French words for family members, analyze maps, and explore various websites. Get them started by learning vocabulayr words in context.
Create a Tour de France for your French speakers! The class breaks into teams, chooses a country to represent, and takes turns participating in fun games and challenges. They review vocabulary, what they know about francophone countries, and work together to win the medal! Several activities are provided here, and you could easily add more of your own if you want to tailor the activities to what your class is currently learning.
Play a game! In groups, learners try to brainstorm as many examples as possible for each of six parts of speech. Then, independently, learners create a presentation about a particular part of speech of their choosing. Unfortunately, while the activity is outlined, the links to the rubric and assessment sheets are no longer functioning.
Bien sûr this is a great app! Your French language learners will want to snatch up a tablet and practice their vocabulary all the time. With nine entertaining games, the app will teach pupils necessary vocabulary and phrases in a jiffy.
Follow the development of the English language from its Anglo-Saxon roots. Various Germanic, Roman, and French words helped form our English vocabulary and are incorporated into this quiz. See how well you know the beginnings of English words with 10 multiple-choice questions.
Healthcare varies from one country to the next. Introduce your high schoolers to the healthcare system in France and some of the vocabulary words used to describe one's health. There are several activities detailed in these pages. You could play "Simon Says" with your class, practice the dialogue provided, or create voodoo-like dolls to practice identifying the correct illness according to location. Since sewing an actual voodoo doll is probably not a possibility (as the lesson plan suggests), use paper forms instead.
Although this vocabulary strategy would work in the context of any text, it's a piece of cake if you're reading Judi Barrett's book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Go over the terms they will hear so pupils are ready to raise their hands when the words come up in the story. The focus words for this text are: abandon, consisted, frequently, incident, prediction, and temporary. Encourage personal connections using the engaging comprehension questions for each term. The vocabulary graphic organizers are an excellent option for visual learners, and you can find this text online if you don't have it.
Note: This is the teacher's guide to Pimsleur's French lesson called "Describe & Compare." The guide discusses the lesson's purpose, objectives, and designed learning outcomes. It presents information on each of the activities the class is asked to complete in their packet. It doesn't actually have the answers for the exercises in their packets, but it does give some helpful reminders for the teacher.
Welcome to the café! Introduce beginning French speakers to food-related vocabulary and using the conditional tense to place an order. This plan gets your kids up and moving. They look at French menus, identify quantity expressions (like de la and du), and then play a game using their new vocabulary words. There's also a fun role-play activity that has learners step into the place of a presenter on a TV cooking show.
Work a few of these activities into your unit on jobs and professions for beginning French speakers. This teacher's guide focuses on feminine and masculine word endings, and introduces the teacher to different opportunities for oral practice. Example dialogues are included.
Here's the teacher guide to a unit on family and family vocabulary. Sift through the ideas (a pre-test, lesson activity, and closing activity are all included), and include them in your own unit. Since visual connections are a great way to reach beginning language learners, definitely encourage your class to bring in family portraits, as suggested. This will help them recognize the French word(s) for each family member.
High school freshmen search for examples of justice, kindness, peace, and tolerance in news media, and brainstorm how they can promote these attributes in their school, community, and world. Directions for a role-play activity, a vocabulary list, and cross-curriculum extensions are included.