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Essential Questions: 

How does second language learning enrich one's life and inform a sense of global citizenship?

How can I use my own language to learn a new one?

How can I use my daily life experiences to motivate me to learn another language?

How is language culture?

Content: 
Alphabet
Expressions with "ça va" (= how it's going)
Numbers (0-1000)
People: introduction to gender for people
Foods and drinks (including student generated): introduction to gender for things
Terms of politeness
Telling and asking for time
Days of the week, months of the year, weather expressions, and seasons
Daily activities: Construction "conjugated verb + an infinitive", infinitives (including student generated) and conjugation of -er verbs: Subject pronouns, negating a verb, verb + an infinitive
The verb "être" (= to be), and places where one can be
The verb "faire" (= to to), and expressions with "faire"
Questions words
People
Places to go to (including student generated)
Affirmative and negative expressions
People (including student generated)
Adjectives of physical description
 

 

 

Naming activities (in the infinitive)
Affirmative and negative sentences
Serveral -er verbs

To like, prefer, dislike, to do various activities (aimer, preférer, détester)

Wanting to, being able to, and having to do various activities (vouloir, pouvoir, devoir)
The conjugation of the verbs to be, to have, to do and their expressions

The conjugation of -er verbs

Words expressing place (here, there, in class, etc.)
Asking a question with 'est-ce que'
Some prepositions of place and conjunctions
Adverbs
Questions words

Naming people in one's life (family, friends, classmates, neighbors, etc.)

Talking about people (nationality, physical appearance, and personality, what activities they like to do and do not like to do)

Some possessions

Describing the possessions (nationality, looks, color)

 

Skills and Processes: 

Meeting people: Introducing onself, spelling words, asking someone's name, saying where one is from

Greeting people: Saying hello, asking how people feel, saying good-bye

Talking about other people: Pointing people out, finding out someone's name, saying where a person is from

Introducing one's family: Giving their names, giving their age

Expressing hunger and thirst: Offering someone something to eat/drink, differentiating between how to ask a friend versus an adult for something to eat/drink, ordering food or beverages in a café

Paying at a café: Asking what something costs, asking a friend to lend you money

Talking about the time: Asking for the time, indicating the time, saying when certain events (a date, a concert, etc.) are scheduled.

Talking about dates: Asking the day of the week, giving the date, talking about birthdays

Talking about the weather and the seasons

Describing daily activities: What people do and don't do, what people like to do and don't like to do, what one wants and doesn't want to do

Talking about where people are

Finding out what is going on: Asking yes/no questions, asking information questions

Inviting friends to do things with you: Extending/accepting/turning down an invitation

Expanding one's conversational skills: Answering yes/no questions, expressing approval or regret, expressing mild doubt or surprise

Describing oneself or others: Physical appearance, age, charater traits, nationality

Describing one's room: What is in the room, where things are located

Talking about possessions: Things that one owns and doesn't own, whether they work or not, where they were made, what they look like

Expanding one's conversational skills: Getting someone's attention, making generalizations, expressing opinions, talking about regular events, contradicting a negative statement or question, introducing a conclusion.

 

Assessment: 
Daily homework: record kept on timely completion, accuracy, and attention to detail
Lesson quizzes: vocabulary, grammar, writing, and listening comprehension (after each lesson: weekly to bi-weekly): focus on attention to detail and accuracy
Unit test: vocabulary, grammar, writing, and listening comprehension (after 4 lessons): focus on overall ability to manipulate the language proficiently enough to understand the language, and communicate effectively enough to be understood by a native, at a basic level
Prepared and impromptu oral activities (in-class or through Google Voice), and oral and written responses based on listening exercises
Prepared short skits evaluated on memorization, pronunciation, intonation, presentation and body language
Projects, oral and written, evaluated on pronunciation, presentation, quality, and thoroughness
Memorization of French nursery rhymes (comptines), short poems, songs
Take-home cooking assignments
 
Resources: 

Textbook Discovering French Bleu Lessons 1 to 12
Workbook Discovering French Bleu

Material created by the teacher, authentic articles, and audio & video clips, various online resources

Multicultural Dimension: 

Students begin to compare their daily life with the life of a peer in francophone countries

Students learn to make or appreciate various typical French dishes

Students watch 2 age and culturally appropriate movies.