Tag Archives: Critical thinking skills

Using magazines

Hi everyone! I like to use magazines in my senior classes. I base two assignments on magazines articles. The first is an article summary and critique and the other is a presentation based on an article. For the summary, students … Continue reading

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Le Petit Prince

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing weekend.  It was Victoria Day here in Canada yesterday, so it was nice to spend some quality time with the kids and enjoy the nice weather we had. I’ve … Continue reading

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Teaching backwards

Happy Friday everyone! Last week, I decided to teach the imparfait and passé composé by have my studcents figure out the rules themselves.  Today I decided to try this strategy again, this time in order to teach les phrases conditionnelles.  After … Continue reading

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Critical thinking skills…

Hi everyone! Yesterday we had a professional development session on helping students develop critical thinking skills.  The session was interesting, but I would have appreciated more time in my department to work on some of the things we learned.  The … Continue reading

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Experimenting…

I’m usually pretty nervous when I try something new in my class.  I always worry: “Will this actually work?”, “Am I forgetting anything?”, “Will this result in the outcomes I’m looking for?”  This was my day today and this is … Continue reading

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Movie trailers and comic strips

Hi everyone! My grade 9 French immersion class had an assignment due today.  They read about five short stories from a collection called L’anneau du Guépard.  If you’re not familiar with this work, each short story is very different and each … 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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