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 (Adapted for TL 4892/4049 from the work of C. Pesola Dahlberg, 1996)

Activities

Functional
Language

Vocabulary

Grammar Structures

Content

Culture

Materials

Rooms of the House

Lesson 1

1.    Mime actions of the Rooms
Recognize the rooms
9 rooms
“Chez moi”
Listening skills
 
Flashcards of rooms
2.     Natural Approach questions
Recognize the rooms
9 rooms
“Chez moi”
 
 
Flashcards of rooms
3.     Paintings of Rooms
Identify the rooms
9 rooms
“Chez” + name
Social Studies
Art
Fine Art of the cultures
Paintings from Francophone Artists
4.     Sounds of the Rooms
Recall the rooms
9 rooms
“Voici”
Thinking skills
 
Tape of sounds
5.     Labeling the rooms of the house
Sight read the rooms
9 rooms
“Qu’est-ce que c’est”
Sight reading
Typical French floor plan
Floor plan
Assessment: Students identify orally the rooms of the house
Recall the rooms
9 rooms
“Qu’est-ce que c’est”
 
 
Flashcards
Checklist

 

Activities

Functional
Language

Vocabulary

Grammar Structures

Content

Culture

Materials

Furniture

Lesson 2

1.    Review Rooms of House
Identify the rooms
9 rooms
“Qu’est-ce que c’est”
 
Typical French rooms
Flashcards of rooms
2.     Natural Approach questions
Recognize the furniture
Furniture
“un, une, des”
Categorizing
 
Doll furniture or flashcards
3.     Comparing French and American bathrooms
Recognize furniture and rooms
Furniture and rooms
“Il y a...”
 
Bathrooms in France
Photos of French and American bathrooms
4.     Moving In: Furnishing Rooms
Recognizing commands, vocabulary
Furniture and rooms
Commands and prepositions of location
Following Logical Directions
French furnishings
Albert the Alligator’s house and furniture
5.     Mystery Box
Identify furniture
Furniture
“Qu’est-ce que c’est?”
Thinking Skills
 
Doll furniture, Mystery box
6.     Reading Room Descriptions
Reading Strategies
Furniture, rooms, colors, descriptive words
“Il y a...”
Reading Strategies
Typical French rooms
Reading strategies, Word bank
Descriptions
7.     Pair Activity: Furnish a Home
Identifying vocabulary
Rooms and Furniture
“Il y a...”
Interpersonal skills, asking clarifying questions
 
Pair Activity: 2 empty homes
8.     Illustrated Dictation
Sound and symbol relationship
Furniture and rooms
“Il y a”, prepositions of location
Listening skills
The French “Dictée” 
Illustration and dictation script
9.     Label furniture by copying
Sight reading
Furniture
 
Sight reading
 
Furniture copying quiz
Assessment: Identify furniture orally.
Identify furniture
Furniture
“Il y a”
 
 
Checklist

 

Activities

Functional
Language

Vocabulary

Grammar Structures

Content

Culture

Materials

“Il y a un alligator” story

Lesson 3

1.      Where is Albert?
Identifying location
Rooms and furniture
“Où est Albert ?”
 
French Houses
Albert’s house and furniture
2.      Anticipation guide: What makes you afraid
Expressing fears
Fears
“J’ai peur...”
Common fears
Expressing fears the French way
Anticipation guide and post-it notes
3.      Graphing Fears
Expressing fears
Fears
“J’ai peur...”
Common fears, Graphing
 
Anticipation guide and post-it notes
4.      Tell the story with illustrations
Receptive
House, rooms, story vocabulary
“Il y a...”
Listening strategies
 
Story Flashcards, Listening strategies
5.      Retell the Story as Students do actions
Receptive
House, rooms, story vocabulary
“Il y a...”
Listening strategies
 
 
6.      Students sequence the Flashcards and match to sentence strips
Sight reading
House
“Il y a...”
Reading strategies, sequencing
 
Story Flashcards, sentence strips
Assessment: Students match pictures from the story with their descriptions
Receptive
Story vocabulary
 
Reading Strategies
 
Quiz

 

Activities

Functional
Language

Vocabulary

Grammar Structures

Content

Culture

Materials

Post Reading Activities

Lesson 4

1.     Reading Action Chain
Reading Strategies, Sight reading
“Quand”, commands, story vocabulary
Commands
Reading Strategies, Sequencing
Script, Props, Reading Action cards
2.     Character Map
 
Story vocabulary
“Il y a...”
Character development
 
Character map graphic organizer
3.     Retell the story with errors
Receptive
Story vocabulary
“Il y a...”
Thinking Skills
Story pictures
4.     True/False sentences
Presentational
True False Story vocabulary
“Il y a...”
 
Note cards
5.     Write a note to another teacher warning them about a monster
Presentational
Fears
“Il y a...”
Written communication
Expressing fears the French way
Butcher paper markers, crayons, model
Final Assessment: Students write and original story based on scaffold.
Written expression
All previous
“Il y a...”, Agreement
Story structure
Story scaffold

 

Outcomes (Language content, culture)

Students will describe a home in French including the furniture and the rooms.

Final Evaluation

Original Story based on Story Scaffold.

 

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