Friday, March 1 , 2024

FR 11  Block 2

Bon travail avec les conversations, les amis!

Passez un bon weekend 🙂

 

FR 9  Block 3 

To be ready for Monday

Make sure that you completed the practice in class with nationalities.

  • We used the sentence builder & language awareness notes on p 66-67 to complete p 68-69
  • We used the sentence builder & language awareness notes on p 70 to complete p 70-71

***You have a learning check-in for weather phrases, greetings and some alphabet/sounds on Monday 🙂

 

FR 10  Block 5

To be ready for Monday

Make sure that

  • you finished reading Chapter 3 in class & wrote 2 questions/page to ask a partner on Monday

 

 

 

Thursday, February 29 , 2024

FR 11  Block 2

To be ready for tomorrow

  • Conversations will continue in the library
  • Please arrive early, if possible, as you may need to help set up tables and chairs again
  • Make sure you have your completed project with you to hand in at the end of the block

***Think about how your conversations went today. What could you do to speak in more depth tomorrow? What different questions could you ask to engage your partners?

 

FR 9  Block 3 

To be ready for tomorrow

Make sure that you are comfortable writing a sentence to communicate that you live 

  • in _______ (city)
  • in _______ (province)
  • in _______ (country

***Keep studying the sounds, alphabet, weather phrases & greetings … learning check-ins still to come!

 

FR 10  Block 5

To be ready for tomorrow

Make sure that

  • you finish the corrections for your mid-unit write & have it with you to return in class tomorrow
  • you are ready for the 50 More Essential Verbs learning check-in tomorrow 

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 28 , 2024

FR 11  Block 2

To be ready for tomorrow

We will be meeting in the library (don’t come to class first)

Make sure that

  • you are a few minutes early … we need to start conversations right away at 9:00
  • you have your project with you
  • you get a good night sleep so that your French brain is awake & happy!

 

FR 9  Block 3 

To be ready for tomorrow

Make sure that you

  • have labeled (in French) the world map with the continents & also showed where Canada and the United States are located p 5
  • use the info on p 7-8 to colour the French-speaking countries of Africa on the map on p 12
    • label the map with Nord, Est, Sud, Ouest

***Keep studying the sounds, alphabet, weather phrases & greetings … learning check-ins still to come!

 

FR 10  Block 5

To be ready for tomorrow

Make sure that you

  • completed the practice in class on p 42-43
  • watched the following Trotro video & filled in the blanks on p 44

***Learning Check-In with 50 More Essential Verbs will be on Friday. Study a little bit every day!

 

 

 

Tuesday, February 27 , 2024

FR 11  Block 2

To be ready for this week

Tomorrow is the last day to work on your project & prepare for conversations. 

***End of unit conversations are scheduled for Thursday & Friday next week in the library

 

FR 9  Block 3 

To be ready for tomorrow

Make sure that you

  • completed the listening practice in class yesterday on p 57-59
  • completed today’s practice in class on p 60 & took the time to understand the concepts on p 59

***Keep studying the sounds, alphabet, weather phrases & greetings … learning check-ins still to come!

 

FR 10  Block 5

To be ready for tomorrow

Make sure that you

  • finished reading Chapter 2 of “Jean-Paul et ses amis” 
  • wrote at least one question per page to ask a partner in class tomorrow

***Learning Check-In with 50 More Essential Verbs will be on Friday. Study a little bit every day!

 

 

 

Monday, February 26 , 2024

FR 11  Block 2

To be ready for this week

We will continue working on your end of unit project tomorrow.

Remember:

  • To review/edit your writing for accuracy
  • Use your French class resources
  • Minimal use of translator … maximum 10 vocabulary words … must be included in “Le Glossaire”
  • Think of ways to work around unfamiliar vocabulary using words & phrases that you DO know!
  • Check structures
    • agreement of adjectives
    • placement of describing words
    • correct use of past tense (imparfait or passé composé?) + agreements when needed
    • correct verb endings/conjugation for all tenses
  • Make sure that you are “strategically” using vocabulary and language that you have learned/been exposed to through the years (rather than thinking or writing in English and trying to literally translate to French)
  • Ask yourself what you are including/how you are communicating that says “This is Grade 11 level”
  • Take a look at the presentational rubric (in your course outline) for reminders of how your text will be assessed

***End of unit short interpretive scheduled for Wednesday

***End of unit conversations are scheduled for Thursday & Friday next week in the library

 

FR 9  Block 3 

To be ready for tomorrow

Make sure that you completed the listening practice in class on p 57-59

***Keep studying the sounds, alphabet, weather phrases & greetings … learning check-ins still to come!

 

FR 10  Block 5

To be ready for tomorrow

Make sure that you

  • have read Chapter 1 of the novel “Jean-Paul et ses amis”
  • have written at least 1 question per page to ask a partner tomorrow as you discuss the story & characters

***Learning Check-In with 50 More Essential Verbs will be on Friday. Study a little bit every day!

 

 

 

Thursday, February 22 , 2024

FR 11  Block 2

To be ready for next week

We will continue working on your end of unit project at the beginning of next week. However …

you should also be following up with some work at home this weekend. 

Remember:

  • To build in extra time to review/edit your writing for accuracy
  • Use your French class resources
  • Minimal use of translator … maximum 10 vocabulary words … must be included in “Le Glossaire”
  • Think of ways to work around unfamiliar vocabulary using words & phrases that you DO know!
  • Check structures
    • agreement of adjectives
    • placement of describing words
    • correct use of past tense (imparfait or passé composé?) + agreements when needed
    • correct verb endings/conjugation for all tenses
  • Make sure that you are “strategically” using vocabulary and language that you have learned/been exposed to through the years (rather than thinking or writing in English and trying to literally translate to French)
  • Ask yourself what you are including/how you are communicating that says “This is Grade 11 level”
  • Take a look at the presentational rubric (in your course outline) for reminders of how your text will be assessed

***End of unit conversations are scheduled for Thursday & Friday next week in the library

FR 9  Block 3 

To be ready for Monday

Make sure that you completed the practice in class “Saying Where You Live” on p 54-56

Continue studying “Useful Questions & Expressions for Class” on p 77

***Learning Check-In coming up on Monday 🙂

 

FR 10  Block 5

To be ready for Monday

Review the tenses …

  • especially past … how do you form it? What do you need to remember for
    • verbs of movement change (the ones on the door) ?
    • reflexive verbs (ones on the front of your unit) ?
    • other verbs?
  • for future … do you know the pattern for ‘aller’ in the present? You need it to communicate about what you ‘are going to do’

***Mid-Unit Writing Assessment is scheduled for Monday and will include all 3 tenses. 

***Learning Check-In with 50 More Essential Verbs will be later next week. Study a little bit every day!

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 21 , 2024

FR 11  Block 2

To be ready for this week

We will continue working on your end of unit project each day this week

Make sure that you are also following up with some work at home so that you are not rushing to complete everything the day before.

Remember:

  • Use your French class resources
  • Minimal use of translator … maximum 10 vocabulary words … must be included in “Le Glossaire”
  • Check structures
    • agreement of adjectives
    • placement of describing words
    • correct use of past tense (imparfait or passé composé?) + agreements when needed
    • correct verb endings/conjugation for all tenses
  • Make sure that you are “strategically” using vocabulary and language that you have learned/been exposed to through the years (rather than thinking or writing in English and trying to literally translate to French)
  • Ask yourself what you are including/how you are communicating that says “This is Grade 11 level”

 

FR 9  Block 3 

To be ready for tomorrow

Finish your portfolio & return it tomorrow. Make sure the rubric is still inside!

Continue studying “Useful Questions & Expressions for Class” on p 77

***Learning Check-In coming up on Monday 🙂

 

FR 10  Block 5

To be ready for tomorrow

Make sure that you have 12 questions to ask partners in conversation tomorrow

  • 4 present tense 
  • 4 past tense
  • 4 future (using aller + other verb)

***Learning Check-In with 50 More Essential Verbs will be later next week. Study a little bit every day!

 

 

 

Tuesday, February 20 , 2024

FR 11  Block 2

To be ready for this week

We will continue working on your end of unit project each day this week

You may choose to do some work at home but …

REMEMBER

  • Do NOT write paragraphs in English and then try to translate to French.
  • Brainstorm or plan basic ideas & structure of your project in point form first.
  • Then, start writing your ideas in more detail in French.
  • Use your unit booklets as a resource … NOT a translator!
    • A translator (or asking a friend who is in Immersion or is a native speaker) will result in a lower grade because it shows that you are not able to communicate at the level that is expected. Looking up phrases or relying on others for your sentences is a minimally meeting or emerging level skill. 
  • You should check your spelling, verb structures and use of vocabulary
  • If you have to look up any vocabulary words (NOT full sentences with structures you have never learned!), you MUST include them in the glossary (le glossaire) & be prepared to explain them (in French) to partners. Maximum of 10 words allowed. 

 

FR 9  Block 3 

To be ready for tomorrow

Review the ‘avoir expressions’ (starting on p 34)

***Learning Check-In is tomorrow! You will be writing sentences in French. 

 

FR 10  Block 5

To be ready for tomorrow

Make sure that you worked through understanding of the text about La Famille Ben Amar  on p 13-14

  • Highlight new words
  • Answer the questions on p 14

 

 

 

 

Friday, February 16 , 2024

FR 11  Block 2

To be ready for next week

Make sure that you complete the practice to finish the unit

  • p 57 #1, 2, 5, 6
  • p 58 # 11, 13
  • p 59 # 14, 15, 16
  • p 60 # 17
  • p 61 #21, 23, 24

Start thinking about your end of unit project for “Qui suis-je?”  & collecting what you will need.

You will be given class time each day next week to work independently.

Brainstorming ideas over the weekend will enable you to come to class prepared to work. Bring any supplies you might want to use in class. Start looking for/organizing your visuals. 

  • You will be creating a book or timeline of your life with an emphasis on culture & the experiences and people that have shaped your identity. Each page must include text & visuals. You may print copies of personal photos, draw, use visuals found online, in magazines, etc, that support your text (ex. images of food, books, movies, places …)
  • Your text will show learning of French 9, 10 and 11 vocabulary and language structures 
    • Emphasis on being able to use the past & present tenses accurately (possibly a few future or conditional phrases)
    • Emphasis on French 11 expectations (especially well-connected sentences, more description and sequencing of events)
  • The visuals you choose should
    • enhance the message
    • provide opportunity to share extra details that aren’t in the text
    • help your partners to understand what you want to share (when you use them in partner conversations)
    • add to the overall aesthetic and creativity demonstrated in your project

Consider the following as you prepare

    • What connections have you made between your daily life and culture? What details can you share about your culture that are part of your daily life? 
    • What details can you share about ‘deep culture’ or the more ‘invisible aspects’ of culture that shape your life?
    • What experiences have influenced the person you are today?
    • What words will you use to describe yourself to others? What examples can you give to support your word choices?
    • Who has had an impact on you? In what ways?
    • What stories do you feel comfortable sharing about yourself, your family and your experiences and interests? Why are those stories important to you? 
    • What questions can you ask others to help them to share their stories with you?

 

FR 9  Block 3 

To be ready for Tuesday

Bring drawing/colouring supplies. You will be making a French portfolio on Tuesday.

Make sure that you completed the practice in class

  • p 49
  • listening activities on p 50-53 (go to Audio Online Language Gym)

***Learning Check-In for ‘avoir expressions’ is coming up next week!

 

FR 10  Block 5

To be ready for next week

  • Make sure that you completed the practice in class on p 32
  • Re-read Natacha’s journal on p 28 with “an eye” for the different negative structures used
    • Write 5 sentences of your own using a different negative structure in each
  • Study the 50 Essential Verbs on p 29 … Learning Check-In will be on Tuesday 🙂

 

 

 

 

Thursday, February 15 , 2024

FR 11  Block 2

To be ready for Friday

  • Make sure that you finished the practice in class
    • p 52-53
    • p 54 # 21, 23, 24

***If you haven’t yet completed the online Language Gym tasks, you are running out of time to practice!

 

FR 9  Block 3 

To be ready for Friday

Make sure that you completed the practice in class today

  • Talking About My Age – p 45-46 
    • Go to online Language Gym
    • Click Audio at the top of screen
    • Scroll down & click on “French Listening – Student Book – Beginner”
    • Click on Unit 1 – Talking About My Age
    • Audio clips correspond to the numbered activities on p 45-46 in your unit booklet
  • Study the sentence builder on p 47 – Saying When My Birthday Is
    • Do p 48
  • Complete the Boxing & Rock Climbing Task – Saying When My Birthday Is in your online Language Gym class

 

FR 10  Block 5

To be ready for Friday

  • Continue working on the past tense verb trainer tasks … last one was added today for some of the verbs on the door
  • Continue studying 50 Essential Verbs (past tense – ‘je’ form)
    • Learning Check-In will be Tuesday, Feb 20