In class today, students will be reviewing pronunciation and vocabulary for
- numbers to 100
- the alphabet and combined sounds
- asking & saying the date
- useful classroom expressions
- weather questions & phrases
Students will also begin learning and using verb structures on pages 31 & 32
If you are at home today, please review to be ready for your next class!
- Start studying your ER verb list for meaning
- Practise listening to & saying the ER verbs here
- Answer the 3 questions on p28
- Write 10 questions on p28 to ask a partner on Monday using only the vocab and verbs you have seen in class so far
In class today:
- Read the beginning of this French text about castles & answer the following questions in English
- 1. Why are castles from the Middle Ages now called ‘châteaux forts’?
- 2. What did the word château come to mean in later times?
- 3. What does ‘dès lors’ mean?
- 4. In normal times, what was the castle used for?
- 5. And in times of war?
- 6. What did castles reveal about lords? http://brevehistoire.free.fr/Histoire/ActHist5_chateau1.htm
- Then, read this text about castles. Notice that words in purple might be challenging and hints (or synonyms) are provided when you click on them. This is a good example of ‘talking around’ unfamiliar words. When you have finished reading and have a good understanding of the text, click on ‘jouer’ at the bottom of the page to test your knowledge of the topic in French https://www.iletaitunehistoire.com/genres/documentaires/lire/bibliddoc_030#histoire
- Next, read the adapted text about Jeanne d’Arc on page 44 and Mélusine on page 45.
- Did you already know the story of Joan of Arc? Did you know that the Starbucks logo was related to a French myth? What other historical figure or myth has interested you? Can you imagine anyone from our current time that will someday be remembered by historians, students and every day citizens?
For extended learning and preparation at home:
- Be ready to share images and important information about the French castle you researched. Remember that you should not be reading pre-written sentences. Your notes should be in English.
- Yes, you can have the name written down in French & a couple of specific vocabulary reminders.
- We will begin tomorrow with an interpretive reading assessment. Sentences & vocabulary used in the assessment come from our class lessons and readings in your unit package.