Describing your classmates ( (The very specific prior learning experiences…
Describing your classmates
A look at French from a grammatical P.O.V
A look at French from a cultural P.O.V
Why do French say this/what's the equivalent in English
masculine/feminine agreements of adjectives/nouns
Why is this learning of purpose?
Students to begin feeling comfortable being their 'French' selves
Outcome : From this lesson students can become their French identities to describe others in their class (using appropriate grammar). They can reflect on choices to describe others using vocabulary they are comfortable using. They have been shown a resource online that can help with ‘up-to-date’ translations if they are stuck thinking of a descriptor for someone.
Australian Curriculum: Language: French
Communicating: Using language for communicative purposes in interpreting, creating and exchanging meaning
Sub strand: Socialising
Description: Interacting orally and in writing to exchange, ideas, opinions, experiences, thoughts and feelings; and participating in planning, negotiating, deciding and taking action.
Thread: Building language for classroom interaction
Years 7 & 8: Interact in classroom activities and discussions through asking and responding to open-ended questions, offering opinions and explaining positions.
How do we describe ourselves? What is our personal identity? Are our personal interests important to share? Do we feel comfortable sharing information like that? Is it easier/harder to do so in English/French?
The French classroom as a safe place for sharing!!
The very specific prior learning experiences include
adjectives to describe people i.e. nice, polite, caring, funny, mean, introverted, extroverted.
Other prior knowledge includes third person pronouns
Questions such as: “who’s that?
Statements: likes/dislikes (interests