Manu Ménard (St Matthews Collegiate) is sharing an other task based worksheet. Manu provides a two period lesson plan made up of task based activities introducing the Five Senses. This theme serves as a base for students to get to grip with the concept of Articles before Noun (le/la/l'/les , du, de la, des). Manu has also included answers and a Teacher Help sheet so that you can familiarise yourself with "doing it the task way!"
BINGO! Conjugate Prendre, Apprendre and Comprendre.
Here is a fun way to tackle some basics! Verna Morris (Dunstan College) has created these Bingo cards to help get to grip with the conjugations of "prendre" "apprendre" and "comprendre".This is a bingo game designed to help year 10 start to come to terms with some irregular verbs, in a way that is also challenging and fun. By having the student cards in English and the calling cards in French, it means the students get to hear the correctly pronounced verbs lots of times and hopefully pick up the correct forms and the correct pronunciation. Verna laminates the whole lot, then cut up the French parts of the verbs onto individual little cards. These become the calling cards which she keeps in a separate little plastic bag. As she calls them she lays them out on a desk. There is a set of 26 student cards, each one slightly different from the rest. Students use highlighters to cross off the ones they've heard. Once a student has called out "Bingo" Verna gets them to call back to her IN FRENCH the squares they have crossed off. Just keep a few old ice-cream containers with squares of ripped-up old towels to use as cleaning rags after each game!
Verna Morris (Dunstan College) has been thinking about how to adapt current resources to provide students with opportunities to develop the Key Competencies. She has taken a PPT on possessives originally prepared by Julia Brown (see above), and adapted it so as to give it an "authentic context" (family), and framed it in such a way as to encourage "participation and contribution," so that the students get involved in "communicating" in French and "thinking."
Le corps - The PPT below introduces vocabulary for parts of the body as well as gender words. The objective is, once familiar with the words, to participate in a "Jacques a dit" and a French version of "Head, and shoulders etc.". Find out more resources on this theme at www.primaryresources.co.uk
Why not use the "Jacques a dit" idea to go over a range of vocab and formulaic expressions? Eg: Jacques a dit fermer les cahiers, Jacques a dit chercher un crayon bleu etc.
Rachel McDonald (School South Otago High School) has put together a fantastic PPT to revise and reinforce the use of the Imperative. The activity leads students to make an origami frog! Ensure you set aside a bit of preparation time (coloured card, scissors) before launching into this bright hands on activity!