Today I spent the day in my school, but I was working with a colleague on planning our grade 12 French Immersion course for September. Right now, our first Immersion cohort is in grade 11. We got so much accomplished and we were very proud of ourselves! We were, however, very lucky to have some friends in other schools who gave us a lot of material. Thanks S.P. and D.B!
We decided on the units and created the course outline and course of study. We chose Jean de Florette, Cyrano de Bergerac and excerpts of works from various authors starting from the Middle Ages through to the 18th century. Luckily, we also have resources such as Jean de Florette: Cahier du professeur and Manon des sources: Cahier du professeur by Anne-Chrisitne Rice and Passe-Partout Littérature Tome 2 (OSSTF/FEESO). I wish I could find this on-line for you so that you could buy a copy if you wish, but my Google search only gave me references to a couple of libraries who carry them. I couldn’t even find it on the OSSTF website and they are the ones who published it. Oh, well, if any of you do find where it can be purchased, please let me know so that I can add the link.
If you can get your hands on it one way or another, it is really worth it. There are actually two volumes and I have both. I bought them when I was in Teachers’ College. I’m so glad I did. The unit on Cyrano contains vocabulary, pre-reading activities, comprehension questions, final tasks, quizzes and tests, with answer key. It is truly a lifesaver, because the work is already done. It contains complete units for other works such as Bonheur d’occasion, Les Belles-sœurs, Le Matou, et Le Chien jaune, to name a few. If you teach any of these works of literature, the units are so thorough that it will save you hours and hours of work.
Thanks for reading!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.