March 6th - Je m'excuse parce que je suis malade et ne peux pas etre la les 9ieme annee! Voici les plans pour les differents groupes aujourd'hui:
To get to French Grammar, go back up to the tabs at top, select Grade 9 Options, put mouse curser over French 9, a new section called French Grammar will pop up to the left side. Select it and then there are buttons there to lead you through grammatical exercises.
February being a very short school month AND with the various trips, etc., we had very few French classes. We did some work around Empathy Interviews and re-designing the class. I was looking for student input. Here are some of the decisions, feedback and suggestions:
Students have continued to work on numbers, vocabulary related to winter activities and travel, and now we are returning to our on-going project on a French speaking country.
1. This Google slideshow from your CBE account should be shared with firstname.lastname@example.org
(please make sure my name is spelt correctly, or it will not be shared with me!)
2. Slideshow should already have
3. Next steps: (Due at end of class with translations Week of Feb 1. because some people are catching up on other work today, January 21st. and we will be combining the lessons with other topics -- 3 classes then to work on this )
We are completing short project in the 6 classes leading up to the Winter Break: les chants d'hiver!
Students need to choose a Carol (or give alternate suggestion) to sing/present in video form. The point is to practice our French accents and get in the festive SPIRIT!
Suggested alternate (Thanks GP!): Presenter l'histoire d'un chant
Here is a link to the project outline: french_9_petit_projet_des_chants.pdf
Here are some youtube versions of the carols requested --if it is too high or too low a note, talk to Ms. Jennings and she will help you find a key you can sing in :)
The 12 Days of Christmas (Les douze jours de noel)
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (Le petit renne avec le nez rouge)
Carol of the Bells *Translation in progress* (Cantique des cloches)
Jingle Bell Rock (C'est Noel rock) (lyrics/les paroles)
Jingle Bells (Vive le vent)
mercredi, le 21 novembre
To do list today:
1. Play Kahoot on les methodes de voyages -- what are keywords? Can you read some of the sentences out loud en francais?
2. Go to Flipgrid: respond to the spoken activity for the day --it's about methods of travel --this is what I am marking today for your spoken participation. The flip code is ncfrancais9
3. Share your presentation on Flipgrid -- you can use two ipads! Use one to show your presentation, and the other to film youself on flipgrid speaking. This was due today and is part of your written and speaking mark.
3. Done it all? Awesome!!! Work on Duolingo OR Here are two other links you can also try instead of Duolingo. Both you would need to consider yourself more advanced, as they deal with a variety of vocabulary and sentence structure: Clozemaster and Logiciel Educatif (this has a variety of French games you can explore).
Bonjour les 9ieme annees!
I am sorry to not be there today, but I will hope to see you Wednesday for Halloween!
There are some alternatives today for those of you who are looking for more of a challenge. Here are the links the main group of the class will need today though first:
Alternate activities: I had a request for more written and reading work. Here are some options, and please let me know how the level of challenge is for you! You can email me if you want me to change it before Wednesday :) Click the contact button on the right.
Due to Grade 9 Outdoor School we had only one French class this week.
We explored using stixbots and ozobots in preparation for upcoming tasks.
We also continued to work on counting numbers. Here is a link to a good game for practicing les numeros en francais:
Only one class this week, due to Thanksgiving, or l'action a grace!
As a class, we have been reviewing numbers, a section identified by some students as an area of growth.
Key progress, are you able to (use patterns to):
- count from 1 to19 en francais? This is key to all counting in French!
- count by 10's to 60
- count from 20 to 69
- count from from 10's though 0-90? (70 = "60, 10" 80= "4, 20", 90= "4, 20, 10")
- count from 70-99
71= "60, 11" 72= "60, 12" etc.
81= "4, 20, 1" 82= "4, 20, 2" etc.
91= "4, 20, 11" 92= "4, 20, 12" etc.
Although made for younger audiences, this is a great interactive game to practice speaking and identifying numbers from BBC. You need flashplayer, so probably a computer for it to work:
Welcome to French 9! I am looking forward to our year long option, as Grade 9 students prepare for their futures with French!
My background in this language is that I have bilingual certification from taking French Immersion through my own CBE schooling. I spent a semester at the Universite a Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, and have traveled in France. Since becoming a teacher, I have taught French as a Second Language and have recently finished my training for Intensive and Post-Intensive French. Other significant language learning includes having backpacked through several Spanish speaking countries, including Cuba and Guatemala, and having pursued Italian. I am also the English Language Learning contact at Nose Creek, and so have pursued professional development in language developement. I try to follow the neuro-linguistic approach to language learning, which focuses primarily on developing oral language, and then building in reading and writing skills.
Our skills and fluency vary in our class of 20ish students from beginner to very fluent. Many students wish to work on improving their reading and writing in French. Along with following curriculum and suggestions from Crescent Heights High School in order to prepare the students for their futures in French, we will also try to pursue student areas of interests in conjunction with this learning.
This first week we set ourselves up on Duolingo, which supports reading and writing in other languages. We played "Quelle heure-est-il M. ou Mme. Loup" and gathered information on student interests, strengths, challenges and why they chose this option. Next week we will review numbers, have conversations about our daily events and move into our first project.
Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com at any time throughout the year.