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French Definite articles Teacher Resources
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Study a variety of words that begin with cad/cas/cid, coming from the Latin verb, cadere. Then, look at some other words that use the roots cis and hom. The word's definition and a sentence using each word is displayed on each of 16 slides. All in all, 12 new words are introduced.
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.
Arguably one of the most famous novels, A Tale of Two Cities is a tough read for many learners. Help your readers understand the first chapters of the text by offering this vocabulary guide. Twenty new words are introduced, and two practice opportunities encourage a deeper understanding of the words. Example words include tremulous, incumbent, and demur.
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.
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.
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 suggests), use paper forms instead.
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.
Developing linguists use written and spoken French to explore cooking, food, and the necessary components for making crepes. After learning relevant vocabulary, class members model the imperative form of verbs in their instructions for making crepes and a PowerPoint of the instructions. While the lesson incorporates resources from a specific textbook, it can be adapted for any French class. The extension activity suggests they then make crepes for their family.
Écrivez une histoire! Gather your beginning and intermediate Francophones for this group lesson plan. Start by reading a well-known fairy tale (in French). Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs, or Hansel and Gretel would all be safe choices. Then, after discussing stories and what verb tense they're usually written in, have the class write circle stories. Each person starts with a sheet of paper and, after one minute, shifts their paper to the person on their right. By the time the paper returns to them, a whole story should be written!