1. Review the rooms of the house by showing the pictures and having the students name the
2. Teacher introduces the furniture using the natural approach
3. Teacher shows two different photos: one of an American bathroom, one of a
French bathroom. Students are asked, "Quelle est la différence?" The teacher and students discuss in French the differences: no toilet, a bidet. Teacher can briefly describe in French the purpose of the bidet depending on the maturity of the
4. Moving In: Students follow directions to furnish rooms in Albert the Alligator's house. For example the teacher might say, " Met le frigo dans la chambre. " The student would then put the refrigerator transparency piece on the room. If the student hesitates the teacher can describe the room further by color or
5. Students touch doll furniture in a mystery box and guess to identify it based on feel.
6. Students read and identify descriptions of
7. Pair Activity: Each student receives 2 blank houses. They draw furnishings in one of the houses. Without showing their house to their partner they describe the location and furnishing in the house. The partner attempts to draw the house according to these directions. Teacher models the procedure beforehand with a student.
8. "Dictée Illustrée": While looking at an illustration of a house, the students copy down the short paragraph that the Teacher reads. Immediately afterward the teacher displays the correct paragraph. Students correct their own work. They are graded on their final correction.
9. Students label the furniture by choosing and copying words from the word bank. (see page 26)