Monthly Archives: March 2012

OMLTA conference

I went to the OMLTA conference today at the Doubletree Hotel and I had such a great time.  It’s always nice to meet new people and reconnect with old friends. I went to some really great workshops.  I tried to … Continue reading

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Formative assessment and descriptive feedback

Hi everyone! Sorry for the late post today, but it was one crazy day… Today, all across Ontario, grade 10 students wrote a literacy test, so we were running around making sure that everything went smoothly.  Thankfully, all went well. … Continue reading

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Yabla video to introduce a new unit

My students in my combined grades 11/12 class wrote their unit tests yesterday.  So today, I got to start a brand new unit.  The theme is travel and their first reading deals with all the different programs that exist to … Continue reading

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Second Language Acquisition: Stephen Krashen’s points of view

If you’ve been reading my blog, you will already know that my purpose is to document my journey of increasing students’ oral proficiency in French.  I am constantly looking for ways to get my students to interact in meaningful ways … Continue reading

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Smartboard activity for pronouns

Last week, I was on a mission…I wanted to create a Smartboard activity where my students had to replace direct and indirect objects in a sentence with the corresponding pronouns and then rearrange the sentences.  I’ve had the idea in … Continue reading

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L’homme qui plantait des arbres: Vidéo de Frédéric Back

Happy Friday everyone! I finished reading through L’homme qui plantait des arbres with my grade 11 Core French class yesterday and I thought that a nice Friday afternoon activity would be to watch the animated film created by Frédéric Back.  The … Continue reading

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Literacy in FSL: A useful resource for teachers

There is a useful resource that was released a few years ago by Pearson Education called Making Connections: Effective literacy practices in FSL. The description on the website says Grades 4-8, but I think that it must be a mistake.  I … Continue reading

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