Change of plans and a song…

I had to change my lesson plan slightly today because I had quite a few students missing for one reason or another (tournaments, student council events, etc….), so I didn’t get to show the class the video.  I intend to show it to them as their warm-up activity on Monday.

As for my grade 9 French immersion class, I showed them a music video by Roch Voisine of a song called “La légende Oochigeas”.  The purpose of this activity was two-fold:

1.  to introduce students to an Acadian singer, since the theme of their course is North American francophone culture

2.  to introduce them to the concept of legends, since their first unit is “Contes et légendes du Québec”

Students really like the beat to this song.  It is quite catchy.  As they complete the comprehension questions I created for the song, they start humming and singing the tune!  Some classes ask me if they can sing the song, and others just want to hear it over and over…  If you are doing a unit on the First Nations people, this would be a great song to use.  The video is very well done.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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About Mme Martin

I am a high school French teacher in Ontario, Canada. I've been a teacher for the last 14 years and I love what I do. I am always looking for ways to improve my teaching by learning from my colleagues, reading, attending conferences and workshops. I also completed a Masters of Education degree, specializing in Second Language Acquisition. My goal is to increase students' oral fluency in French and I would like to share this journey with you in the hopes that you will find new ideas and be inspired to do the same. I will let you know what I try in my classes and what works and what doesn't. I hope you will find a wealth of ideas to use in your class.
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