French 1: Tue/Wed October 30/31 2012 Lesson Plan

DUE: rien!

[30 minutes] Vocab Quiz 3.1!

[50 minutes] Quarter 1 Oral Quiz!

Les Devoirs: Vocab 3.2 writing practice: Write all vocab words and phrases on pp. 90–93, including Exprimons-nous and Entre copains, four times.

French 2: Tuesday October 30 2012

DUE: rien!

[30 minutes] Vocab Quiz 3.1: les fruits et les légumes!

[45 minutes] Quarter 1 Oral Quiz!

Les Devoirs: Vocab 3.2 Writing and Drawing!
  1. Write all vocab words and phrases on pp. 94–97, including Exprimons-nous and Déjà vu direction expressions, four times.
  2. Make five shop signs representing five of the shops included in this list! Signs should include the word for the shop and at least one image clearly representing what the shop sells.

French 3: Wednesday October 31 2012 Lesson Plan

DUE: Les Devoirs: Tense Practice! Translate these 15 sentences, paying attention to the proper use of the past, imperfect, and future!
  1. I drove my car to Rapid City.
  2. I was driving my car to Rapid City when I saw the bus.
  3. I will drive my car to Rapid City.
  4. Liselle translated the book.
  5. Liselle was translating the book when she heard the bus.
  6. Liselle will translate the book tomorrow.
  7. We produced excellent presentations.
  8. We were producing excellent presentations when Mr. Morford entered the room.
  9. We will produce excellent presentations.
  10. The Egyptians built (constructed) the Pyramids.
  11. The Egyptians were building the Pyramids when extraterrestrials arrived.
  12. We will build new Pyramids.
  13. Did you roast (cuire!) some beef?
  14. Were you roasting some beef when I called?
  15. Will you roast some beef Saturday?
Also DUE: Any remaining Musician Presentations!
  • students pick a French/francophone musician from those featured on the the liste des artistes d'RFI Musique.
  • Students have entered their names and their chosen musician on the French Shared Google Doc.
  • For Wednesday, October 24, each student/pair prepares a seven- to ten-minute presentation on his/her/their chosen artist.
  • Students should speak for at least five minutes of the presentation.
  • If working in a pair, one student must speak exclusively in French, while the other offers English translation.
  • Presentation should include slides with French text only.
  • Presentation should include at least one classroom-appropriate musical clip of the artist (video or audio).
  • Voici la partie difficile: Students may use notes written in French. (In other words, you get no script for your English translation.)
[20–30 minutes] Students present!

CAH scores these presentations according to the following grid:

CriterionPoints
present video/audio clip
2
speak for at least 5 minutes
5
speak French well
9
translate reasonably into English
9
Total
20

[20 minutes] Grammar Review! Students share and review 15 past/imperfect/future sentence translations on Shared Google Doc!

[30–40 minutes] Reading/Pronunciation Practice: Le travail en France! Chroniques pp. 80–81.
  • Give students five minutes to read and translate p. 80 on their own.
  • Then have students read aloud, first the title and intro, then Les loisirs et la vie de famille and la protection sociale.
  • Work on translation on the fly: what do we understand? What can we divine from context?
  • Proceed to p. 81, Les jobs d'été and Les stages en enterprise if time allows.
Les Devoirs: Écrivez vos réponses aux questions "Après la lecture" p. 81.

French 3: Monday October 29 2012 Lesson Plan

DUE: Continue Musician Presentations!
  • students pick a French/francophone musician from those featured on the the liste des artistes d'RFI Musique.
  • Students have entered their names and their chosen musician on the French Shared Google Doc.
  • For Wednesday, October 24, each student/pair prepares a seven- to ten-minute presentation on his/her/their chosen artist.
  • Students should speak for at least five minutes of the presentation.
  • If working in a pair, one student must speak exclusively in French, while the other offers English translation.
  • Presentation should include slides with French text only.
  • Presentation should include at least one classroom-appropriate musical clip of the artist (video or audio).
  • Voici la partie difficile: Students may use notes written in French. (In other words, you get no script for your English translation.)
[90 minutes] Students present!

CAH scores these presentations according to the following grid:

CriterionPoints
present video/audio clip
2
speak for at least 5 minutes
5
speak French well
9
translate reasonably into English
9
Total
20

We finished three presentations last time. We will likely finish three or four today, then hear the remainder on Wednesday.

Les Devoirs: Tense Practice! Translate these 15 sentences, paying attention to the proper use of the past, imperfect, and future!
  1. I drove my car to Rapid City.
  2. I was driving my car to Rapid City when I saw the bus.
  3. I will drive my car to Rapid City.
  4. Liselle translated the book.
  5. Liselle was translating the book when she heard the bus.
  6. Liselle will translate the book tomorrow.
  7. We produced excellent presentations.
  8. We were producing excellent presentations when Mr. Morford entered the room.
  9. We will produce excellent presentations.
  10. The Egyptians built (constructed) the Pyramids.
  11. The Egyptians were building the Pyramids when extraterrestrials arrived.
  12. We will build new Pyramids.
  13. Did you roast (cuire!) some beef?
  14. Were you roasting some beef when I called?
  15. Will you roast some beef Saturday?

French 1: Thu/Mon October 25/29 2012 Lesson Plan

DUE: p. 87 Exs. 18 & 20

[30 minutes] Grammar Practice!
  • Students read answers to Exs. 18 & 20 to each other, practice pronunciation, check spelling.
  • CAH checks papers at this time.
  • Students practice new adjectives on Shared Spreadsheet!
[20 minutes] Vocabulary Practice face à face! Students for drill lines, quiz each other on vocabulary words. Remember: Vocab Quiz 3.1 takes place next class!

[40 minutes] Oral Quiz Practice! Students practice Quarter 1 Oral Quiz questions, including practice at asking CAH questions and translating his responses!

Les Devoirs: rien sauf etudier pour l'examen de vocabulaire et l'examen oral!

French 2: Thursday October 25 2012 Lesson Plan

DUE: Les Devoirs: Recipe Skits!
  • Prepare a brief skit in which you and an assistant prepare a meal.
  • Each student must present his her own recipe (en français, bien sûr!) and assist another student in preparing another recipe.
  • Each student must bring at least five clearly labeled (en français, bien sûr!) visual representations of the food items involved in the recipe. Other non-hazardous props are welcome.
  • Present skits in class Thursday!
  • Note to Mrs. Langer: contrary to whatever Tory tells you, students are not required to bring actual foodstuffs for this assignments.
[10 minutes] Practice Oral Quiz Questionspréparez pour l’examen la prochaine fois, mardi, le 30 octobre 

[50 minutes] Les sketchs des recettes! Recipe Skits!
  • When finished, organize pictures of food on shelves as grocery store.
[20 minutes] Grammar Practice: more partitive!
  • Do p. 87 Exs. 9 & 10 in class
Les Devoirs: rien... mais vous avez deux examens à préparer!

French 3: Wednesday October 24 Lesson Plan

DUE: Musician Presentations!
  • students pick a French/francophone musician from those featured on the the liste des artistes d'RFI Musique.
  • Students have entered their names and their chosen musician on the French Shared Google Doc.
  • For Wednesday, October 24, each student/pair prepares a seven- to ten-minute presentation on his/her/their chosen artist.
  • Students should speak for at least five minutes of the presentation.
  • If working in a pair, one student must speak exclusively in French, while the other offers English translation.
  • Presentation should include slides with French text only.
  • Presentation should include at least one classroom-appropriate musical clip of the artist (video or audio).
  • Voici la partie difficile: Students may use notes written in French. (In other words, you get no script for your English translation.)
[90 minutes] Students present!

CAH scores these presentations according to the following grid:

CriterionPoints
present video/audio clip
2
speak for at least 5 minutes
5
speak French well
9
translate reasonably into English
9
Total
20

Project should take entire period, and next period!

Les Devoirs: rien!

French 1: Tue/Wed October 23-24 2012 Lesson Plan

DUE: Les Devoirs: p. 83 Ex. 8 & 9; p. 85 Ex. 14

[15 minutes] Practice Oral Exam Questions!

[15 minutes] Grammar Practice: "to be"
  • Review answers to p. 83 Exs. 8 & 9
[20 minutes] Grammar Practice! Adjectives!
  • First practice listening with p. 85 Ex. 12.
  • Students write pp. 84-85 Exs. 11 and 13.
  • Then review answers to p. 85 Ex. 14.
[20 minutes] Tricky adjectives: beau, nouveau, vieux! p. 86
Les Devoirs: p. 87 Ex. 18 & 20

Also be studying for Vocab Quiz 3.1 and Oral Quiz, both of which happen not next time, but time after (Oct. 30-31!).

French 2: Tuesday October 23 2012 Lesson Plan

DUE: Vocab Writing Practice! pp. 82–85 (Don't forget Entre Copains and Exprimons-nous!)
  • Handwrite each of these vocab words three times.
  • Then, on a new page, make at least four columns for categories into which you will place each of the foods in this list. Possible categories:
    1. Dans la salade
    2. Dans le potage
    3. Sur la pizza
    4. Sur le sandwich
    5. Je ne le mange jamias! (I never eat it!)
    6. ...others of your own creation!
  • You may use some nouns more than once.
  • When I check the homework, I expect to see at least 25 items across the columns/categories you make.
[5 minutes] Show students Quarter 1 Oral Interview Quiz practice video; remind students Q1OIQ happens October 30!

[10 minutes] Oral Vocab Practice: Students ask each other questions relevant to Vocab List 3.1:
  • Quel est ton fruit préféré?
  • Quel est ton légume préféré?
  • Tu aimes faire cuire?
CAH checks homework during this time.

[15 minutes] Written Vocab Practice: Students write in class p. 84 Exs. 1 & 2.

[30 minutes] Grammar Practice: The Partitive! p. 86
  • Remember, this is how the French say "some" or "not a specific thing or things."
  • Use du, de la, de l', or des in affirmative sentences.
  • Use just de with no other article in negative sentences saying we don't have any of the thing in question.
  • Practice with pp. 86–87 Ex. 6 (write!) Ex. 7 (listen!), Ex. 8 (write!).
Les Devoirs: Recipe Skits!
  • Prepare a brief skit in which you and an assistant prepare a meal.
  • Each student must present his her own recipe (en français, bien sûr!) and assist another student in preparing another recipe.
  • Each student must bring at least five clearly labeled (en français, bien sûr!) visual representations of the food items involved in the recipe. Other non-hazardous props are welcome.
  • Present skits in class Thursday!
  • Note to Mrs. Langer: contrary to whatever Tory tells you, students are not required to bring actual foodstuffs for this assignments.

French 3: Monday October 22 2012 Lesson Plan

DUE: rien! Mais vous avez étudiez fort pour...

[25 minutes] Vocab Quiz 2.2! Les conversations téléphonique, les lettres de motivation (pp. 56–59

[65 minutes] Work time for musician presentations... and you'll need every moment to practice your audiovisuals and your English translations.

Les Devoirs: Musician Presentations en direct mercredi!

  • students pick a French/francophone musician from those featured on the the liste des artistes d'RFI Musique.
  • Students have entered their names and their chosen musician on the French Shared Google Doc.
  • For Wednesday, October 24, each student/pair prepares a seven- to ten-minute presentation on his/her/their chosen artist.
  • Students should speak for at least five minutes of the presentation.
  • If working in a pair, one student must speak exclusively in French, while the other offers English translation.
  • Presentation should include slides with French text only.
  • Presentation should include at least one classroom-appropriate musical clip of the artist (video or audio).
  • Voici la partie difficile: Students may use notes written in French. (In other words, you get no script for your English translation.)

French 1: Fri/Mon October 19/22 2012

DUE: Les Devoirs! Write Vocab List 3.1, pp. 78–80, four times.

[10 minutes] New Vocab Practice!
  • Students travel the room, have brief exchanges with as many students as possible, where they say to each other one of the following sentences:
    • Tu es... [choisis un adjectif!].
    • Les cheveux sont....
    • Les yeux sont....
  • CAH checks homework at this time.
[25 minutes] New Grammar Practice: être! (p. 82)
  • je suisnous sommes
    tu esvous êtes
    il/elle estils/elles sont
  • Practice with p. 82 Exs. 6, 7
  • Then practice with making statements about other people in the room!
[25 minutes] Grammar Practice: Adjective Agreement (p. 84)
  • Highlight rules on p. 84.
  • Mention word order: BAGS (beauty, age, goodness, size) adjectives go before noun; other adjectives go after!
  • Practice together with Exs. 11, 12, 13.
Les Devoirs: p. 83 Ex. 8 & 9; p. 85 Ex. 14

French 3: Thursday October 18 2012 Lesson Plan

DUE: Les Devoirs!
  1. p. 59 Ex. 24: Rewrite Alexandra's letter as a formal business letter. 
  2. You and a partner (or two!) prepare a phone skit using our vocab phone phrases. Each student should deliver at least five lines.
  3. By end of period, enter your presentation musician on the French Shared Google Doc.
[15 minutes] Le lettre de motivation!
  • Students pair up, read each other their lettres de motivation (p. 59 Ex. 24), listen for differences.
  • CAH checks homework during this time.
  • Paste and review one model student letter on French Shared Google Doc.
[20 minutes] Phone skits!
  • Students present; one conversant may call from the hall or from Mrs. Gusso's room!
[55 minutes] Work time on musician presentations!

Les Devoirs: Vocab Quiz 2.2 on Monday; Musician Presentations on Wednesday!
  • students pick a French/francophone musician from those featured on the the liste des artistes d'RFI Musique.
  • By end of day today (Thursday October 18), students enter their names and their chosen musician on the French Shared Google Doc.
  • For Wednesday, October 24, each student/pair prepares a seven- to ten-minute presentation on his/her/their chosen artist.
  • Students should speak for at least five minutes of the presentation.
  • If working in a pair, one student must speak exclusively in French, while the other offers English translation.
  • Presentation should include slides with French text only.
  • Presentation should include at least one classroom-appropriate musical clip of the artist (video or audio).
  • Students may use notes written in French. (In other words, you get no script for your English translation.)

French 1: Quarter 1 Oral Interview Quiz

CAH meets students individually in the hall. Students will respond in complete French sentences to the following questions:
  1. Quel âge as-tu?
  2. Qu’est-ce que tu aimes faire?
  3. Où est-ce que tu aimes étudier?
  4. Qui est ton meilleur ami/ta meilleure amie? Il/elle est comment?
  5. Comptez jusqu’à 100 par dizaines (count to 100 by tens!).
Students will then ask CAH one question in French. (CAH will reject Ça va, comment tu t'appelles, and other simple, obvious questions.) CAH will answer in French, and students will translate that answer back to English to prove they understood what he said.
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French 2: Quarter 1 Oral Interview Quiz!

CAH meets students individually in the hall. Students will respond in complete French sentences to the following questions:
  1. Comment est ton père/ta mère?
  2. Qu’est-ce que tu aimes faire après l’école?
  3. Quelle est ta fête préférée… et pourquoi?
  4. De quoi tu as besoin pour une bonne fête?
  5. Quel est ton fruit/légume préféré?
Students will then ask CAH one question in French. (CAH will reject Ça va, comment tu t'appelles, and other simple, obvious questions.) CAH will answer in French, and students will translate that answer back to English to prove they understood what he said.

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French 2: Friday October 19 2012 Lesson Plan

DUE: rien! Mais vous avez étudié fort pour...

[30 minutes] Chapter 2 Grammar Quiz! Be ready to translate sentences from English to French, focusing on the correct use of the following grammar points:
  1. Direct Object Pronouns (le, la, les, me, te, nous, vous: p. 46)
  2. Indirect Object Pronouns (lui, leur, me, te, nous, vous: p. 48)
  3. Past tense with avoir (p. 58)
  4. Past tense with être (p. 60)
[35 minutes] Au marché! New Vocab Practice, Chap. 3, pp. 82-83
  • Display various fruits, veggies, and other ingredients from pp. 82-83.
  • "Pour faire une salade/omelette/tarte/un potage, j'ai besoin de...?"
  • "Oui, vous avez besoin de... / Non, vous n'avez pas besoin de...."
  • "Si je veux un potage/une omelette/salade/tarte, j'ai besoin d'acheter...?""Oui, achetez... / Non, n'achetez pas de...."
  • "Oui, vouz pouvez acheter...."
Les Devoirs: Vocab Writing Practice! pp. 82–85 (Don't forget Entre Copains and Exprimons-nous!)
  • Handwrite each of these vocab words three times.
  • Then, on a new page, make at least four columns for categories into which you will place each of the foods in this list. Possible categories:
    1. Dans la salade
    2. Dans le potage
    3. Sur la pizza
    4. Sur le sandwich
    5. Je ne le mange jamias! (I never eat it!)
    6. ...others of your own creation!
  • You may use some nouns more than once.
  • When I check the homework, I expect to see at least 25 items across the columns/categories you make.
Also, start preparing for the Quarter Oral Interview Quiz to be given October 30!

French 1: Wed/Thu October 17/18 2012 Lesson Plan

DUE: rien! But surely you studied diligently for the...

[30 minutes] Chapter 2 Grammar Quiz! You will translate some sentences from English to French, with a focus on the following grammar points:
  • Definite articles (p. 44)
  • Conjugation of -er verbs (p. 46)
  • Contractions with à (p. 56)
  • Conjunctions mais, et, and ou (p. 58)
[50 minutes] Oral Practice: Vocab 3.1 + être!
  • Introduce and practice the personal description vocab on pp. 78–80.
  • Don't forget the face parts (les cheveux, les yeux, le nez, les oreilles, la bouche, la tête)!
  • Work in je suis, tu es, il est, elle est...
Les Devoirs: write Vocab List 3.1, pp. 78–80, four times.

French 2: Wednesday October 17 2012 Lesson Plan

DUE: Translate 16 sentences assigned Monday!

[30 minutes] Put 16 sentences on Smart Board Shared Google Doc!

[30 minutes] Oral practice! Ask "Qu'est-ce que tu as fait hier soir?" and be ready for follow-up questions?

Les Devoirs: rien!  But study pp. 46, 48, 58, and 60 for Friday's Chapter 2 Grammar Quiz!

French 3: Tuesday October 16 2012 Lesson Plan

DUE: Everybody writes vocab phrases pp. 56–59 three times, including Exprimons-nous!


[15 minutes] Kelby and Trevor give France map presentations!

[20 minutes] Vocab Practice: Telephone!
  • First warm up with p. 58 Ex. 23: write out all sentences [5 minutes]
  • Then CAH "calls" each student, they must respond with Vocab 2.2 phrases!
  • Then hand off to students, who call each other and stage brief conversations. 
  • Expect Vocab Quiz 2.2 lundi, le 22 octobre!
[55 minutes] Student work time for three assignments!

Les Devoirs: beaucoup!
  1. Due next time: p. 59 Ex. 24: Rewrite Alexandra's letter as a formal business letter. 
  2. Also due next time: you and a partner (or two!) prepare a phone skit using our vocab phone phrases. Each student should deliver at least five lines.
  3. Due next week Wednesday: Presentation on French Musician!
    • In pairs or individually, students pick a French/francophone musician from those featured on the the liste des artistes d'RFI Musique.
    • By next time (Thursday October 18), students enter their names and their chosen musician on the French Shared Google Doc.
    • For Wednesday, October 24, each student/pair prepares a seven- to ten-minute presentation on his/her/their chosen artist.
    • Students should speak for at least five minutes of the presentation.
    • If working in a pair, one student must speak exclusively in French, while the other offers English translation.
    • Presentation should include slides with French text only.
    • Presentation should include at least one classroom-appropriate musical clip of the artist (video or audio).
    • Students may use notes written in French. (In other words, you get no script for your English translation.)

French 1: Mon/Tue October 15/16 2012 Lesson Plan

DUE: rien... but surely you studied assiduously for...

[25 minutes] Vocab Quiz 2.2!

[20 minutes] Vocab/Grammar: Conjunctions: et, mais, ou (p. 58)
  • Note! ou is not !
  • Practice with Exercises 32, 34, 35
[20 minutes] Conjugation practice! Each students picks an -er verb, writes conjugation on board.

[20 minutes] Contraction practice! Each student makes a statement about where he/she likes to go or likes to do something. The sentence must thus include au, à la, à l', or aux.

Les Devoirs: rien encore! But be ready for a grammar quiz next time!

French 2: Monday October 15 2012 Lesson Plan

DUE:  p. 61 Exs. 33 & 34 (yes, of course you write out complete sentences!)

[30 minutes] Vocab Quiz 2.2!

[20 minutes] Practice passé composé with être!
  • Students write sentences from Exs. 33 and 34 on board.
  • CAH checks homework and takes quiz scores at this time.
  • Do Exercise 32 together out loud!
  • Review Exs. 33 & 34.
[30 minutes] Practice avoir and être forms together!
  • Oral Practice: Où est-ce que tu es allé(e) hier? Expand to ask where other people went.
  • Negation: put ne-pas around the helping verb! For example:
    1. Je n'ai pas étudié pour l'examen.
    2. Nous n'avons pas envoyé les invitations.
    3. Marie n'est pas allée à la fête.
    4. Ils ne sont pas morts!
  • Practice changing p. 58 Ex. 28 and p. 61 Ex. 33 to negative past tense.
Les Devoirs: Study for the Chapter 2 Grammar Quiz, which we will take on Friday, and which will cover direct object pronouns (p. 46), indirect object pronouns (p. 48), past tense with avoir (p. 58), and past tense with être (p. 60). Enhance your studying by translating the following sentences (the sentences come in pairs):
  1. I bought a cake.
  2. I am eating it.
  3. Did you send the invitations?
  4. No, I am sending them today.
  5. She watched a movie.
  6. She likes it.
  7. We wrapped a present for Mom.
  8. We are giving her the present today.
  9. Jean and Élise gave some candy to Bob.
  10. They are giving me a bouquet of flowers.
  11. We didn't go to the party.
  12. We stayed at home.
  13. Bob tidied the house.
  14. Mary did not do the dusting.
  15. Louise and Sylvie didn't prepare snacks.
  16. They went to the store and bought pizza.

French 3: Friday October 12 2012 Lesson Plan

DUE: Les Devoirs: Writing Practice! p. 53 Exs 18 & 19
  1. Ex. 18: Do what the instructions say.
  2. Ex. 19: Interview another student! Get that student's answers to these questions in French!
No presentations today, but Kelby and Trevor will present next time!

[30 minutes] Practice Reading and Writing!
  • First students compare each other's answers in pairs.
  • CAH checks writing homework during this time.
  • Go over answers together.
[10 minutes] conduire and related verbs! p. 52
  • Practice basic conjugation pattern: je conduis, tu conduis, elle, conduit, nous conduisons, vous conduisez, ils conduisent.
  • Note past participle conduit.
  • Note related verbs: produire, traduire, construire.
  • Note -uire roughly correlates to -uce.
  • Oral practice: Où est-ce que tu conduis ce soir?
  • Do p. 52 Ex. 17 together.
[20 minutes]: Une lettre de motivation (p. 57)
  • Read cover letter (letter explaining motivation) aloud, translate together.
  • Note really long closing!
[20 minutes]: Introduce Vocab List 2.2 pp. 56–59: Lisez, écoutez, et répétez!

Les Devoirs:
  1. Kelby and Trevor wrap up presentations Tuesday!
  2. Everybody writes vocab phrases pp. 56–59 three times, including Exprimons-nous!

Jonathan Coulton: Je Suis Rick Springfield

What could be better than teaching French to turn-of-the-century kids with an American singing about an Australian pop icon from the early 1980s?



Jonathan Coulton, "Je Suis Rick Springfield," Artificial Heart, 2011. Mr. Coulton posts his lyrics here!


And the live version, world premiere from 2011:

French 1: Thu/Fri October 11-12 2012 Lesson Plan

DUE: Les Devoirs! Contractions with à: Write pp. 56–57, Exs. 27, 28, and 29. Yes, write complete sentences!

[5 minutes] Finish Oral Number Quizzes!
  • Maroon 2: Garvin 
  • White 2: Jorgensen, Matson, Owens
  • White 4: Bond, Borbely, Bullock, Burditt M, Butcher, DuFloth, Dunn, Irion, Reman, VanFleet, Vukota
  • While CAH finishes quizzes, students work on...
[30 minutes] Oral Practice: Get-to-Know-You Skits!
  • Students pair up (trio if necessary), prepare skit! Meet, ask "get to know you" questions about what each other likes: "Tu aimes...?" "Oui, j'aime/je n'aime pas...."
  • Use our vocab 2.2 terms in each sentence!
  • CAH checks homework while students rehearse.
  • Students present to class!
[25 minutes] Grammar Practice: Contractions with à
  • Review rules on p. 56
  • Review vocab terms: where do we see contractions?
  • Have students write sentences on board (all three exercises!)
  • Note that accent grave (à)... and note that it disappears in the contractions.
[20 minutes] Vocab/Grammar: Conjunctions: et, mais, ou (p. 58)
  • Note! ou is not !
  • Practice with Exercises 32, 34, 35
Les Devoirs: rien! But study like crazy for Vocab Quiz 2.2 next time!

French 2: Thursday October 11 2012 Lesson Plan

DUE: Les Devoirs: pp. 58–59, Exs. 28 & 29

[15 minutes] Review passé composé!
  • Students share and check answers on Shared Google Doc!
  • Be sure to include those accents aigus (-é at ends of -er verb past participles)! Use the Insert>Special characters... menu.
  • CAH checks homework during this time.
[30 minutes] Oral Vocabulary Practice: Party Prep Skit!
  • In pairs or trios, students prepare a skit about getting ready for a party.
  • Each participants must say five sentences!
  • Use as much of Vocab List 2.2 as you can; we are reviewing for the quiz next time!
  • 15 minutes to prepare, 15 minutes to present.
[40 minutes] passé composé with être! p. 60
  • Review: most French verbs use avoir for the past tense helping verb
  • Some French verbs take être for the past tense helping verb.
  • There are numerous ways to memorize these verbs (see, for example, DR & MRS VANDERTRAMP or Mon Prof VAN DER SMART; or la maison d'être).
  • CAH recommends just thinking "Verbs of Motion... sort of!"
  • Oral Practice: Où est-ce que tu es allé(e) hier? Expand to ask where other people went.
  • Writing: note that with être as helping verb, participle must agree in gender (add -e for ladies) and number (add -s for plural).
  • Practice with Ex. 32
Les Devoirs: 
  1. p. 61 Exs. 33 & 34 (yes, of course you write out complete sentences!)
  2. Study like crazy for Vocab Quiz 2.2 on lundi, le 15 octobre! La prochaine fois!

French 3: Wednesday October 10 2012 Lesson Plan

DUE: Les Devoirs!
  • Vocab/Gender Practice! pp. 50–51, Exs. 11, 12, 13. Oui, écrivez les phrases complètes!
  • Étudiez/Révisez comme fou pour l'examen de vocabulaire 2.1!
[10 minutes] Review Homework!
  • Students put homework sentences on Shared Google Doc!
  • Be sure to highlight the profession terms!
  • CAH checks homework while students publish answers.
[25 minutes] Vocab Quiz 2.1! 

[30 minutes] Remaining Presentations! (Rachel, Lacey, Trevor, Kelby?)

[10 minutes] conduire and related verbs! p. 52
  • Practice basic conjugation pattern: je conduis, tu conduis, elle, conduit, nous conduisons, vous conduisez, ils conduisent.
  • Note past participle conduit.
  • Note related verbs: produire, traduire, construire.
  • Note -uire roughly correlates to -uce.
  • Oral practice: Où est-ce que tu conduis ce soir?
  • Do p. 52 Ex. 17 together.
Les Devoirs: Writing Practice! p. 53 Exs 18 & 19
  1. Ex. 18: Do what the instructions say.
  2. Ex. 19: Interview another student! Get that student's answers to these questions in French!

French 2: Tuesday October 9 2012 Lesson Plan

DUE: Write all new Vocab 2.2 (pp. 54–57, pix, both Exprimons-nous, and Entre copains) quatre fois!

[40 minutes] Heavy Vocab 2.2 Practice! pp. 54–57
  • Imaginez: Nous organisons une teuf!
  • CAH asks "Tu peux m'aider...?" Students respond, "Oui, pas de problème, D'accord, où Désolé(e), je n'ai pas le temps.
  • Then students ask each other!
  • Now, Quelles amuse-gueules nous voulons?
  • Do p. 56, Exs. 1, 2, & 3 together!
  • Expect Vocab Quiz not next time, but time after, lundi, le 15 octobre!
[30 minutes] Passé Composé: The Past Tense! p. 58
  • Basic formula: conjugate avoir, then add past participle (remember: passé composé is a compound form!)
  • Basic participle rules: 
    1. -er --> -é
    2. -ir --> -i
    3. -re --> -u
  • Note the irregular forms!
  • Practice with manger, parler, commencer, finir, choisir, attendre, vendre, boire, avoir, dire...
Les Devoirs: pp. 58–59, Exs. 28 & 29

French 3: Friday October 5 2012 Lesson Plan

DUE: Translate 15 future tense sentences!

[15 minutes] Students share homework translations on Shared Google Doc!
  • CAH checks homework while students complete Shared Doc
  • Read through final answers together.
[40 minutes] More Student Presentations of French Map-Texts!

[20 minutes] Vocabulary 2.1 Practice!
  • Go over p. 50 on feminine forms
  • Students each say what another student will do for job/profession and why, report to class! (yes, silly as it is, for practice's sake, you must use terms in this vocab list!)
Les Devoirs:
  • Vocab/Gender Practice! pp. 50–51, Exs. 11, 12, 13. Oui, écrivez les phrases complètes!
  • Étudiez/Révisez comme fou pour l'examen de vocabulaire 2.1 mercredi, le 10 octobre!

French 1: Tue/Wed October 9/10 2012 Lesson Plan

DUE: Write all vocab terms on pp. 52-55 four times!

[15 minutes] Verb Conjugation Practice! Students write on the board their translations of the eleven sentences from last time (everybody does one sentence; repeats will happen!):
  1. I adore French.
  2. She sings.
  3. Lucas dances.
  4. They are eating.
  5. We hate the homework.
  6. I am drawing.
  7. Are you drawing?
  8. Jean-Claude speaks French.
  9. Rufus and Helga speak English.
  10. We are surfing the Internet.
  11. Are you surfing in Hawaii?
  • CAH checks vocab homework during this time.
[5 minutes] New Vocab: Add these words from Homegrown Vocab List!
  • l'amour (m)
  • la maison
  • le sourire
  • la fleur
  • heureux/heureuse vs. triste
  • le déjeuner (le petit déjeuner, le dîner!)
  • CAH will include these words on the Vocab 2.2 Quiz!
[30 minutes] Practice Vocab 2.2
  • CAH leads practice: "Tu aimes...?" Students respond "Oui, j'aime..." or "Non, je n'aime pas...."
  • Include Entre copains!: bouquiner, zapper, tchatcher
  • Drill time phrases: souvent, de temps en temps, rarement, jamais... and add toujours!
  • Student survey! Students circulate, ask others "Tu aimes... régulièrement?" with ref. to some specific activity.
  • Enter data in Google Docs Shared Spreadsheet!
  • Students report their data: Six élèves aiment aller au parc souvent, quatre aiment aller au parc de temps en temps, deux aiment aller au parc rarement, et un n'aime jamais aller au parc."
[20 minutes] Oral Quiz on Numbers 1–30!
  • Each student comes out to the hall individually to recite the numbers 1 through 30 in French to CAH (15 points: half point for each number).
  • Then CAH flips five quasi-random number cards, students must say each number in French (1 point for each number).
While CAH gives oral quiz on numbers, students work on Les Devoirs!
  • Read box on p. 56 explaining Contractions with à.
  • Write pp. 56–57, Exs. 27, 28, and 29. Yes, write complete sentences!
  • Exercise 28: remember to conjugate the verb!

French 1: Thu/Fri October 4/5 2012 Lesson Plan

DUE:
  1. p. 47 Ex. 15. As always, write complete sentences.
  2. Study for Vocab Quiz 2.1 (all vocab on pp. 40–42, plus eight words from the Homegrown list)
[25 minutes] Vocab Quiz 2.1!

[30 minutes] Review -er verb conjugation!
  • Students read answers to p. 47 Ex. 15
  • Students drill conjugation on Shared Google Spreadsheet!
  • Students practice translating these sentences on paper in class!
  1. I adore French.
  2. She sings.
  3. Lucas dances.
  4. They are eating.
  5. We hate the homework.
  6. I am drawing.
  7. Are you drawing?
  8. Jean-Claude speaks French.
  9. Rufus and Helga speak English
  10. We are surfing the Internet.
  11. Are you surfing in Hawaii?
[20 minutes] New Vocab Practice! Pronounce all words pp. 52-55

Les Devoirs:
  • Write all vocab terms on pp. 52-55 four times!
  • Practice for Number Quiz! Be ready to say the numbers 1–30; then read five numbers at random from CAH's cards!

French 2 Thursday October 4 2012 Lesson Plan

DUE: Les Devoirs!
  1. pp. 48–49 Exs. 10 & 12 (yes, write complete sentences)
  2. Study for Vocab Quiz 2.1, which happens today!
[25 minutes] Vocab Quiz 2.1!

[30 minutes] Grammar Practice! Indirect Objects and Direct Objects
  1. I'm giving her a book.
  2. I'm watching her.
  3. Are you giving us homework?
  4. You are not listening to us.
  5. Catherine's grandparents are sending her a gift.
  6. Catherine's grandparents love her a lot.
  7. She is sending them a greeting card.
  8. She is sending it with a drawing.
  9. The teacher is giving them cake.
  10. The teacher watches them [the students] carefully.
[20 minutes] New Vocab Practice! Vocab 2.2! Practice pronunciation on pp. 54, 55, 56, and 57

Les Devoirs: Write all new Vocab 2.2 (pp. 54-57, pix, both Exprimons-nous, and Entre copains) quatre fois!

French 3: Wednesday October 3 2012 Lesson Plan

Shortened Period! 11:30–12:45!

DUE: Les Devoirs! New Vocab! List 2.1, p. 75 (also shown on pp. 44-46)
  • Write each job once; then write a sentence (en français!!!) about a person who does that job.
  • Par exemple: "Un professeur de français: il aime les élèves et les verbes!"
  • Write other verbs/phrases in vocab list four times.
  • Don't forget the jobs listed on p. 46!
[30 minutes] More Presentations (as many as fit in this time frame!)

[20 minutes] Vocab 2.1 Practice!
  • Everyone reads job sentences out loud! CAH offers questions wherever possible.
  • Practice with p. 46 Exs. 2 & 3
  • Vocab 2.1 Quiz next week, Wed. Oct. 10!
[20 minutes] Grammar Review: Future Tense! (p. 48)
  • Recall the basic formula: infinitive plus -ai/-as/-a/-ons/-ez/-ont
  • Note that -re verbs drop -e first.
  • Endings never change, but some verbs have irregular future stems:
    aller
    ir-
    être
    ser-
    venir
    viendr-
    avoir
    aur-
    faire
    fer-
    voir
    verr-
    devoir
    devr-
    pouvoir
    pourr-
    vouloir
    voudr-
    savoir
    saur-
    envoyer
    enverr-
    recevoir
    recevr-
  • Practice with p. 49, Ex. 8
Les Devoirs: Translate the following future-tense sentences into French!
  1. I will wait for the bus.
  2. Will you wait for the train?
  3. He will read Les Misérables.
  4. We will read War and Peace.
  5. Mr. H, you will love our presentation!
  6. Mom will make "crusty-mister" sandwiches, and the boys will love them.
  7. The girls will study for the test.
  8. The boys will work on Fred's car.
  9. We will watch a movie; then we'll go to sleep.
  10. The weather's nice today, but tomorrow it will be cold.
  11. Will you go to Harvard?
  12. No, I will go to Stanford.
  13. The students will leave for France after Christmas.
  14. Our vacation will be great!
  15. My grandparents will send me my socks.

Google Translate Freaks Out: Some Odd Translations

In French 1 today, we stumbled upon some interesting quirks in how Google Translate translates some verb phrases from English to French. The discovery inspired me to create a Google Doc to catalog some of the stranger online translations.

You can access the document through this link. Or you can see the document embedded below:



If you find any strange Google translations, send them my way, and I'll add them to the catalog!

French 2: Tuesday October 2 2012

DUE: Translate the following sentences. Et faites attention: you do not have to translate the helping verbs! They are included in the normal French present tense: e.g., "I am reading" translates as "Je lis," not "Je suis* lire*" or some other un-French compounded verb monstrosity!

  1. I'm eating a sandwich. I like it.
  2. Are you eating an ice cream? Do you like it?
  3. That's Bob. Élise is watching him.
  4. That's Élise. Bob is watching her.
  5. We are waiting for y'all.
  6. Are y'all waiting for us?
  7. Where are Bob and Élise? I am waiting for them.
  8. Where are Élise and Émilie? Jean is waiting for them.
  9. My mom loves me.
  10. I love her.
  11. We love you, Sébastien!
  12. Victor loves you, Julienne!
  13. My friends! The teacher is listening to y'all!

[25 minutes] Vocab 2.1 Drill and Skit
  • 5 minutes: students drill each other in pairs or trios on Vocab on pp. 42–45
  • CAH checks homework during this time
  • Then students prepare brief skit revolving around preparing for a party or holiday.
  • Each student must say four lines.
  • Use the vocab!
  • Each team presents in class after ten minutes prep/practice.
[10 minutes] Set up Smart Board Sharing Doc for French 2!

[15 minutes] Review Direct Object Pronouns! p. 46
  • Students enter their sentences from les devoirs on Smart Board Sharing Doc.
  • Highlight all direct object pronouns!
  • Review correct translations.
  • Ask students to reword sentences for different direct objects.
[25 minutes] Indirect Object Pronouns! p. 48
  • Review English grammar: indirect object receives the action: I am baking her a cake!
  • Note same forms as direct object pronouns in first and second person (me, te, nous, vous)
  • Different in third person: lui and leur
  • Order: dictated by form, not function! me-te-nous-vous first, then le-le-l'-les, then lui-leur.
  • Practice with CAH sentences on board.
Les Devoirs:
  1. pp. 48–49 Exs. 10 & 12 (yes, write complete sentences)
  2. Study for Vocab Quiz 2.1, which happens Thursday!

French 1: Tue/Wed October 2-3 2012 Lesson Plan

Note: Wednesday classes short due to 2 p.m. early release!
  • White Block 2: 09:35–10:50
  • White Block 4: 12:50–14:00
DUE:
  1. p. 43 Ex. 5: write a response to Noémie!
  2. p. 45 Ex. 10: write complete sentences!
[25 minutes] Oral Practice! Read messages to Noémie!
  • First practice in trios reading aloud (CAH checks homework during this time)
  • Then each student reads aloud to class; CAH works on pronunciation
[10 minutes] Vocabulary Practice: CAH drills students on Vocab List 2.1, including the eight words from the Homegrown list!
  • Note masculine/feminine on nouns!
[10 minutes] Definite Article Review!
  • Review p. 45 Ex. 10
  • compare definite and indefinite!
[30 minutes] Practice -er verb conjugation (pp. 46–47)
  • Review -er verb conjugation pattern ("Every French verb has a six-part chart!")
  • Practice together with Exs. 12 and 14
Les Devoirs:
  1. p. 47 Ex. 15. As always, write complete sentences.
  2. Study for Vocab Quiz 2.1 (all vocab on pp. 40–42, plus eight words from the Homegrown list)