Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Portrait Chinois

As part of our poetry unit, we wrote Chinese Portraits. I have no idea why they are called that. Anywho, my students enjoyed making them. It's also pretty advanced grammatically speaking. We used the the 5 steps of the neurolinguistic approach to practice the phrases/ sentence structures orally before writing these. If you aren't familiar with this approach, you should be. It's a little bit of language learning magic. I will write a post about it at another time, but do a Google, and read up on it if you get a chance. 

Quick Lesson Plan: If I was an animal, I would be a... DON'T WRITE THE WORDS ON THE BOARD! Just show them a picture (of what you would be) and say the sentence aloud. Ask one student the question, "si tu etais un animal, tu serais quel animal?", and model your answer. Correct their mistakes ASAP. Ask Another student, and another. You can play a game at this point so they can practice this sentence structure. For example, they answer the question, they take a shot at the basketball hoop, etc. Divide the class into teams, assign points to each shot. Whatever it takes to get them saying the same thing, again and again :) Next class, let them see it written. They will have practiced saying it so many times, they should read it correctly. You will be amazed! Pick another topic. If you were a color, what color would you be? and so on. When they have practiced many of the structures, have them write their own poem and present it to the class. Voila!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Les Calligrammes

Students created Calligramme poems using words based on a particular theme. They were asked to identify nouns, verbs, and adjectives and turn them into a poem. 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Adjective Silhouettes

One of my favorite projects every year. After we learn about using French adjectives (placement, agreement, etc.), we create beautiful silhouette cutouts of our faces and write as many French adjectives as we can to describe ourselves. They are always such beautiful works of art.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

La Chambre

la chambre

Pink lamp
$8.00 -

LaMont bath rug

Twin bedding

Window treatment

Mirrored furniture

Round table

Monday, March 2, 2015

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Bûche de Noël

We've been taking about French Christmas Traditions in our classes, and we've been looking at delicious recipes for the classic Christmas cake! Here is one of my favorite videos with directions and ingredients.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Grade 8 devoirs

Page 47 exercise 5
Read page 48

Friday, December 5, 2014

French 6

Find the missing food group from each meal and add something from that group. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Third Grade

Qu'est-ce qu'il y a dans la soupe?

Il y a...

du poulet
de l'eau
deux carottes
deux brances de celeri
un oignon
du sel
du poivre

Practice memorizing the ingredients of our soup!