Les Actualités means "News" or "Current Events" in French. This page provides you with important information for the unit we are currently studying. For more detail, you can go to the Assignments or Class Notes sections.
Beginning March 13 and continuing until April break, we will be working on the second half of Unit 9: A la maison. This half of the unit focuses on the manners and etiquette around hosting or attending a dinner party. We will be learning the verbs PRENDRE and METTRE, as well as the verb tense L'IMPERATIF. Our vocabulary will center around words and expressions needed to host a special dinner.
Thursday, March 30: Verb Quiz on PRENDRE, METTRE, IMPERATIF
Thursday, April 13: Skit written in groups.
From January 24 until February vacation, we will be tackling the first half of Unit 9. During this unit, there is no new grammar: we are working on precision with structures we have already studied. In particular, we will be reviewing adjective agreement and placement in order to describe houses and apartments. We will also review the comparative in order to compare typical American homes with typical French homes. The summative assessment in this unit is a creative, free-choice assignment that is due before February vacation.
Here are all of the assessments for this unit:
Vocab Quiz: Thursday, February 9
Narrated House Tour Project: Thursday, February 23
Beginning Monday, October 3 and running until Thanksgiving break, we will be studying Unit 7: "On fait les magasins." During this unit, we will learn how to describe and purchase clothing in France. There is also a cultural project where students can demonstrate their French writing skills. What follows is a list of assessment dates:
Tuesday, October 11: Vocabulary recognition quiz
Thursday, October 27: Adjective agreement and placement rules.
Wednesday, November 2: Cultural mini-project due.
Tuesday, November 15: Verb Proficiency Check
Wednesday, November 16: Reading Comprehension Quiz
Tuesday, November 22: Recorded Conversations
For the first month or so of school, we will spend time reviewing (anywhere from refreshing your memory to full on relearning) some key pieces of the 7th grade curriculum. In addition, we will be working on how to ask questions in French. The summative assessment will be an interview and subsequent write up. Here are the key deadlines for this unit:
Friday, September 23: Draft of questions due.
Tuesday, September 27: Recorded conversation.
Wednesday, September 28: Draft of write up due.
Monday, October 3: Final product due.
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