Monthly Archives: February 2012

L’homme qui plantait des arbres…

Today I continued with my pre-reading activities for L’homme qui plantait des arbres.  We discussed the vocabulary and I found some great activities online already prepared.  What a great help!  I had students read the first two paragraphs and classify the … Continue reading

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La Provence…

Hi everyone! I’m currently in the process of introducing both L’homme qui plantait des arbres and Fanny in my combined class.  What works so well with these two pieces of literature is that they both take place in Provence, and were written by … Continue reading

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Introducing culture through literature: Fanny de Marcel Pagnol

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a lovely and relaxing weekend. I spent my Sunday afternoon revising an activity I use to introduce the play Fanny by Marcel Pagnol to my grade 12 students. I got the idea from … Continue reading

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Le Vieux-Montréal

I had only 9 students in my grade 9 Immersion class this morning.  Many of them were attending an awards ceremony, but I went ahead as planned, for the most part.  I decided to skip my activity from yesterday where … Continue reading

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“The Queen of French Grammar”

Today I took inspiration from a video I watched over the summer called “The Queen of French Grammar”.  I wanted my grade 9 Immersion class to practice the passé composé, but I wanted them to use it in a practical … Continue reading

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L’acquisition de concepts

Today I reviewed the passé composé with my grade 9 Immersion class.  In order to introduce it, I used a Concept Attainment activity.  I’ve used it several times now and I find it works well.  I give students a copy … Continue reading

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Ça bouge en France!

For my “mise en train” in my combined grade 11 /12 Core French class today, I decided to show a video from the website TV5 Monde on “La Bretagne”.  It is from a series on the site called Ça bouge … Continue reading

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