French 1: Wednesday March 13 2013 Lesson Plan

DUE: Les Devoirs! Write all vocab words and phrases from List 6.2, pp. 196–200, four times, except...
  • Food and drink nouns: Write these words three times and draw a picture that will help you remember them!
  • Four prendre verbs on p. 200: write the infinitive form, then the six-part conjugation chart for each verb.
  • Folks who missed breakfast skit last week present on Wednesday! Be ready! Practice during Spartan Time Tuesday!
[20 minutes] Grammar Warm-up: -ir verb conjugation! Translate the following ten sentences:
  1. My dog is growing.
  2. Their dogs are growing.
  3. Your cat is gaining weight.
  4. My cats are gaining weight.
  5. My parents are losing weight.
  6. Is her dad losing weight?
  7. Are you (familiar) choosing the fish?
  8. No, we are choosing the pasta.
  9. I am finishing my grilled ham-and-cheese sandwich for which the French are renowned.
  10. Liselle always finishes her vegetables.
  • CAH checks les devoirs de vocabulaire for completeness during this time!
[5 minutes] Perform any remaining breakfast skits!

[25 minutes] Oral Vocab Practice!
  • CAH asks "Qu'est-ce que tu aimes manger/boire?" Students respond, CAH follows up as possible.
[15 minutes] Review the slightly irregular prendre verbs (p. 200)
  • Do p. 200 Ex. 29 together.
  • Students write short sentences on board: mix and match subjects with these four verbs, plus appropriate direct objects (food for prendre/reprendre, language for apprendre/comprendre)
Les Devoirs!
  1. For next time (vendredi, le 15 mars): pp. 200–201 Exs. 30 & 31. Write the prompts and your responses!
  2. For the meeting after that (mardi, le 19 mars): Prepare le théâtre du restaurant—a restaurant skit!
    • Students may work in pairs or trios (no quartets! no quintets! Pas de plus!).
    • One student plays a serveur/serveuse; other plays client/cliente.
    • Skit must include...
      1. greeting
      2. ordering food and beverage (with at least one recommendation from server)
      3. server reading back the orders to make sure he/she has them right
      4. conversation between clients while waiting for meals to arrive (if only one client, then yes, you talk to yourself, making observations about the restaurant, the server, the weather... perhaps pretending to converse with someone you recognize at another table...)
      5. delivery and consumption of meals
      6. handling the check
    • Students perform without scripts or notes!
    • Props are welcome, but not required.
  3. Study for Vocab 6.2 Vocab Quiz, which will take place on mardi, le 19 mars!

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