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Grade Level: K - 4
Subject: French Language Arts
Brief Description of Activity:
1. Students will go to a website, in which they will have to correctly match
French vocabulary with the coinciding image.
2. Students will individually select matching exercises from the list of
various vocabulary units at http://users.skynet.be/providence/vocabulaire/francais/menu.htm.
3. If students answer a question incorrectly, the website will ask them to
correct their answer before moving on. This allows students to reflect on their
misunderstanding before moving onto new material, and the teacher should
encourage students to go at their own pace and complete as many exercises as
time permits. In the event that students need extra help, they should make use
of other online resources, such as Pdictionary.com. The teacher should encourage
students to find their own supplemental material by performing an internet
search for French-English dictionaries, ect.
4. Throughout this activity, students will develop an understanding of the
important of role of visual aides in second language learning and the
implementation of feminin and masculin articles in the French language.
5. As a sponge activity, students may select 5 terms they have or have not
yet learnt to present to the class. Students will display their voculabulary,
the correct feminine or masculine acticle, and a coinciding image in PowerPoint
General Learner Outcome:
Students will use, with accuracy, knowledge of linguistic elements of the
French language to fulfill their communicative intents
Specific Learner Outcomes:
1. Students will state, orally in their own words, that nouns in French are
either masculine or feminine
2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of vocabulary associated
– important people in the classroom
– elementary student school supplies
– elementary classroom supplies and furniture
– parts of the body
– days of the week
– months of the year
– basic colours
C.1.2.1. – access and retrieve appropriate information from the Internet by
using a specific search path or from given uniform resource locations (URLs)
C.1.2.2 – organize information gathered from the Internet, or an electronic
source, by selecting and recording the data in logical files or categories; and
by communicating effectively, through appropriate forms, such as speeches,
reports and multimedia presentations, applying information technologies that
serve particular audiences and purposes
F.2.2.4. – assess the personal significance of having limitless access to
information provided by communication networks, such as the Internet
F.4.2.1. – recognize that graphics enhance communication
F.6.2.1. – power up and power down various technologies and peripherals correctly
Rationale for Computer Integration:This activity provides
students with an opportunity to evaluate their own work and assess their own
progress at their own speed. In regards to motivation, the vast selection of
terminology allows students to move onto something new before becoming
discouraged and hopefully find something they can personally indentify with.
Generally, it is important to incorporate technology with Modern Languages
because it allows the teacher to demonstrate the largest amount of cultural and
linguistic characteristics to students, in hopes that they each may find
something personally affective and relatable.