Tag Archives: Speaking activities

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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PowerPoint presentations

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a restful weekend. Today we started oral presentations in my grade 9 Immersion class.  They mostly use PowerPoint and Prezi, and a few are using iMovie.  What’s interesting is that last week, as … Continue reading

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More grammar…

Hello everyone! I’m continuing on in my quest to finish the necessary grammar points in my grade 9 Immersion class.  To start the class off, my mise en train was a Tic Tac Toe game I made up, not for the … Continue reading

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The challenge that is the subjunctive…

Hello everyone! In my grade 9 Immersion class, we’ve finished all the units, but we still have some grammar points left before my students start their presentations next week.  I mentioned this to them last week and I heard moans … 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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Spontaneous speaking activity: Part 2

Yesterday I introduced my grade 11/12 students to some French idiomatic expressions.  They actually enjoyed learning about the expressions and kept asking for more.  Today, I did the activity I mentioned in yesterday’s post.  I had students pick a partner. … Continue reading

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