French 1: Tue/Wed December 4-5 2012 Lesson Plan

Note: shortened periods on Wednesday!
Les Devoirs: Write 10 original sentences expressing need for something. 5 sentences should use the besoin de construction; 5 should use the il me faut construction. At least six of the sentences should use  school supply vocab words from list 4.2. Examples (students may not use these sentences for their homework!):
  1. J'ai besoin de mon crayon bleu ("I need my blue pencil.")
  2. Tu as besoin d'un parapluie? ("Do you need an umbrella?")
  3. Ils ont besoin des pantalons verts! ("They need some green pants!")
  4. Il me faut un grand sac à dos. ("I need a big backpack.")
  5. Il me faut manger. ("I need to eat.")
[10 minutes] Vocabulary Practice: Each student gets a chance to ask "Qu'est-ce que c'est?" while holding up an object from his/her backpack (preferably objects on the current vocab list!). The next student must then answer, "C'est un/une..." and give the right noun and at least one color describing it.
[30 minutes] Homework Review: need!
  • Students pair up, read, translate, and correct each other's sentences.
  • CAH checks homework during this time.
  • Each student puts one of his/her sentences on board. (In larger sections, maybe just half?)
  • We review each sentence together.
  • Around the room: ask each student to say "Now I need X." 
  • Expand: show students all six forms of avoir besoin de and il ... faut (note that il lui faut and il leur faut are reaches!).
  • Ask students to revise the sentences on the board: change to say someone else needs the thing mentioned.
The University of Minnesota offers a really good explanation of what's happening with this accent shift, with audio samples!
[30 minutes] Grammar: Verbs with changing accents—préférer and acheter! p. 128!
  • Memorize these verbs: 
    • préférer, espérer, répéter
    • acheter, amener, emmener, lever, promener
  • e or é in last syllable of conjugated verb turns to è.
  • regular -er conjugation, but with -è- in all three singular forms and the third person plural:
  • je préfèrenous préférons
    tu préfères vous préférez
    il préfèreils préfèrent

    j'achètenous achetons
    tu achètesvous achetez
    elle achèteelles achètent
  • In other words, this accent shift happens in the je, tu, il/elle, and ils/elles forms of these verbs.
  • In other words, change to è in the 1, the 2, the 3, and the 6!
  • Do pp. 128–129 Exs. 27, 28, and maybe 29 together in class.
Les Devoirs: Write out conjugations for the following verbs:
  1. préférer
  2. entendre
  3. manger
  4. espérer
  5. attendre
  6. placer
  7. répéter
  8. perdre
  9. échanger
  10. acheter
  11. répondre
  12. prononcer
  13. amener
  14. vendre
  15. corriger
  16. emmener
  17. rendre
  18. avancer
  19. lever
  20. promener

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