French Spelling Teacher Resources
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In this spelling unit based on the theme of family, students learn 10 words to spell. Students complete many activities with these words, then take a test.
How much do your learners know about Francophone countries? Invite pupils to research different countries and teach one another about the different regions though a brochure and presentation. French language learners can work together or with a partner to research a country, put together a brochure with images and words, and present the information to the whole class. Useful materials are included.
How much do your French language learners know about famous francophones? Require your pupils to research and create PowerPoint presentations about well-known French people. This assignment page lays out requirements for a PowerPoint about a French person and includes research questions for student reference as well as a point breakdown.
Students study reviews of French movies. They research French movies on the Internet, identify key vocabulary used in movie reviews and design a promotion for a movie based on its reviews.
Pupils discover French letter sound combinations. They read a French poem in which they discover different combinations that rhyme. They continue the rhyming pattern by adding their own lines to the poem. They read their poem to the class to practice pronunciation.
Students identify rhyming words in the French language. In this French rhyming words lesson, students participate in a shared reading of the poem "J'adore la pizza" by Karen Kransky. Students complete a cloze activity on the poem, break the rhyming words into syllables, and write an expansion of the poem.
Quel temps fait-il? Have small groups prepare a weather forecast to illustrate their understanding of French weather-related vocabulary. Provide your scholars with specific vocabulary to use to ensure vocabulary development and expansion.
In this Time For Kids: spelling bees and detail search worksheet, students read the April 9, 2004 issue and answer 16 questions about spelling strategies and 9 questions about searching for details.
Students correctly use weather related vocabulary, numbers, and days of the week to prepare a weather forecast and present it as if they were on a television news program. The forecast is entirely in French.
Explore rhyming in this phonemic awareness and French lesson plan. Listen to the poem "J'Adore la Pizza" by Karen Kransky and identify rhyming words. Compare grapheme spelling patterns with like phonemes, and sort word cards according to rhyming patterns. Finally, complete a related worksheet.
After viewing this slide show, which goes over the mosts common reasons for misspellings, students take a short quiz. They must choose the correct version of the underlined word in each sentence, or choose option D; which means "no change necessary. A good, solid teaching tool.
Eleventh and twelfth graders research and create language-immersion Web-based presentations. They choose a particular theme (family, travel, etc.) to create a webpage on the Internet. They are given a rubric to check their grammar and structure against. While a website is given to help in the creation of student webpages, I don't think it's free (as it once was).
For this Mardi Gras worksheet, students complete activities such as read the passage, match the phrases, fill in the blanks, choose the correct word, multiple choice fill in, correct the spelling, put text in correct order, unscramble the sentences, take a survey, and write all about Mardi Gras. Students complete 12 activities.
Commonly misspelled words are featured in this activity. Learners have to identify the correct spelling for various words, such as business and jewelry, in this 10 questions worksheet.
Students use the poem "Le Cameleon" to increase his/her French vocabulary in previously learned categories. They are introduced to use of certain verbs in the command form. They learn to creatively write in French following the pattern of the poem.
Seventh graders match alphabet letters to their corresponding French sound. In this beginning French lesson, 7th graders recite the letters of the alphabet in French, touch the corresponding letter when the teacher pronounces a sound, and find words spelled by the teacher in the French dictionary.
Students are introduced to the French language. Individually, they are given an index card in which they fill out their information and then introduce themselves to their classmates using key phrases. They also identify their family members and what types of housing they reside in. In groups, they review the numbers and the alphabet.
Students study color words in English, French, and Spanish. They examine the spelling and pronunciation before they practice saying them. Next, they make a matching game using art supplies. For each color word they write, they use the proper color writing implement. Finally, they play the matching game.
Students investigate the concept of Haitian Creole. They first fill out a worksheet asking for prior knowledge. Then students compare and contrast the languages of English, French, and Haitian Creole. They define Creole and discuss its use in modern society.