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How many different hobbies can you name in French? Using this question, French classes are asked to list as many hobbies as they can. Although the activities themselves are not included in this teacher guide, you could create them yourself using the descriptions. There are two game choices worth looking at. The most interesting one has learners guess the names of sports and hobbies based on a who am I? game where only yes-or-no answers are permitted.
Oú est la cuisine? Several activities are suggested here to develop and further vocabulary acquisition for your beginning French speakers. They draw pictures of different rooms in a house and place objects around the room. Then, using prepositions, they describe where the objects are located. There is a series of questions and answers for partner pairs to practice, and there are websites with additional materials. Great activities to create or supplement your unit!
Students explore language arts by reading a children's story in class. In this three tier vocabulary lesson, students read the book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and identify the specific use for several vocabulary words. Students define the vocabulary terms and complete a word play activity in with their classmates.
Seventh graders identify in French various farm animals while playing a game of charades. After creating their own sets of flashcards with pictures of the animals on one side and the word in French on the other, they use them in a variation of the game, "Seven Up." As part of their assessment, groups of students invent vocabulary-oriented board games.
Teach your American Sign Language class how to sign basic food items like pizza, apple, and orange. Lots of graphics (included) are used to play a game of concentration. Note: You'll have to be familiar with the signs themselves before you begin because no description of the signs is provided.
Kids fight obesity by comparing the USDA food intake suggestions to what they personally consume throughout the day. They watch a video, read texts, and explore related vocabulary which they use as they compose an oral presentation. Hand outs and video links are included.
Students explain the purpose of cave paintings and rock art, identify some of the animals that roamed France in prehistoric times, appreciate the methods used by ancient civilization to create cave and rock art, and use appropriate French words related to cave exploration.
The panda returns again to give early elementary learners a peak into French nouns, verbs, and phrases related to eating and drinking, playtime, and household items. Easy to play with plenty of verbal cues, it provides a safe, supportive platform for learning basic vocabulary.
Bilateral suborbital hematoma? Call an audible? 404? Have fun with “the twittering or warbling of birds,” or as 14th century French speakers would say, have fun with “jargon.” Groups match specialized jargon with plain speech, decode elevated jargon (Coruscate, coruscate, minuscule nuclear explosion/How I ponder the nature of your existence) or translate song lyrics into standard English. The final discussion focuses on the advantages of using slang or jargon.