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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.
Many classic tales, like "Cinderella," can be found worldwide. Bacis events are similar, but each retelling is molded by the culture in which it exists. Present your class with several version of tale (links provided) and have them discuss the unique qualities of each. Pupils then write their own ultra-modern version of the Cinderella tale and present it along with a critique of how it compares to the French one composed by Charles Perrault.
Young scholars 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.
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).
Explore rhyming in this phonemic awareness and French lesson. 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.
Create a flyer and act as a restaurant owner! In small groups, French language learners will create a flyer or brochure to advertise a particular restaurant. If you're looking for an abbreviated version of this instructional activity, consider providing different restaurant profiles to assign each group.
In 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.
In this Canada Day worksheet, students complete activities such as reading a passage, phrase matching, fill in the blanks, correct words, multiple choice, spelling, sequencing, scrambled sentences, writing questions, survey, and writing. Students complete 12 activities on Canada Day.