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I have been a teacher at FFSS since 1992. I teach Grade 9 Academic and Applied French, Grade 10 Academic French and Introduction to German.

email:    pamela.townley@tldsb.on.ca
phone:    705-887-2018 ext. 32177


ROOM 228 DAY ADAY B 
 8:10-9:25FSF 1D FSF 2D 
 9:25-10:50 FSF 1P PREP
 11:50-1:05 PREP FSF 1P
 1:15-2:30 FSF 2D FSF 1D



FSF 2D Course Description

This course enables students to increase their knowledge of the French language, further develop their language skill, and deepen their understanding and appreciation of francophone culture around the world. Exploring a variety of themes, students will develop and apply critical thinking skills in discussion, in their analysis and interpretation of texts, and in their own writing.

Units of Study  - 
Destination 4 - Unité A, B, C
Nouvelles frontiers 10e

Short novel study : La machine à rajeunir (from Nouvelles frontières 10e)
Other reading selections 

Texts and Resources
Destionation 4
Nouvelles Frontières 10e

Other resources as applicable (Quizlet.com)

Required Materials / Equipment: 
Notebook – three ring binder
Loose leaf paper
Pens, pencils, pencil crayons, etc.


Evaluation Procedure
   Summative Evaluations                               70% 
  Knowledge/ Understanding 25%
  Thinking / Inquiring         20%
   Communication           15%
    Application           10%

Culminating Tasks– 30%  
  Final Exam (speaking, listening, writing)           30%

Deadlines
Students are expected to meet all deadlines, and complete all assignments set out by the subject teacher.  Failure to complete work may result in communication with parents, referral to the office and exclusion from school. Not done is not acceptable.     

Academic Dishonesty
Any ideas or words that come from any source other than from personal experience must be formally referenced. Failure to do so is considered plagiarism.  Cheating during tests or exams is forbidden. The use of electronic translations is not permitted  Academic dishonesty of any kind may result in a mark of zero.  Other forms of discipline up to and including suspension may be applied. 

Missed Evaluations
Students who are absent the day of an evaluation are expected to write the day they return to school or at a time agreed upon by the teacher.  Arrangements regarding planned absences must be made with the teacher in advance.  Students must take care of business to avoid academic consequences. 

Attendance
Good attendance is essential for academic success.  Students who have chronic problems with attendance undermine their ability to gain a credit.  Consequences for truancy and lateness will be monitored and administered by the Vice-Principal. 

Reporting
Student achievement will be reported in all courses at the following times:

Semester 2

OSSLT Mock Test for Eligible Writers - February 4th     
Mark Update Week – March 9th - 13th 
Parents’ Night – March 25th 
OSSLT for all eligible Writers - March 26th
Semester Mid-point/Day 1 of Civics Careers Turnaround - April 16th  
Mid-Term Report Card – April 24th   
Mark Update Week – May 11th - 15th      
Exam Moratorium- June 11th - 17th 
Final Exams – June 18th - 24th, Period 4 Grade 12 Exams June 17th  
Graduation - June 25th 7pm 

Reporting Learning Skills
Students will be evaluated on the following NEW learning skills:  
Responsibility – Fulfills responsibilities & commitments in the learning environment; completes & submits work on time; takes responsibility for & manages own behaviour.
Organization – Devises & follows a plan & process for completing work; establishes priorities, manages time; identifies, gathers, evaluates & uses information, technology & resources to complete tasks
Independent Work – Independently monitors, assesses & revises plans to complete tasks & meet goals; uses class time to complete tasks; follow instructions with minimal supervision
Collaboration – Accepts various roles & an equitable share of work in a group; responds positively to the ideas, opinions,  values, & traditions of others; builds healthy peer to peer relationships through personal & media assisted interactions; works with others to resolve conflicts & build consensus to achieve group goals; shares  information, resources, & expertise & promotes critical thinking to solve problems & make decisions.
Initiative – Looks for & acts on new ideas & opportunities for learning; demonstrates the capacity for innovation & willingness to take risks; demonstrates curiosity & interest in learning; approaches new tasks with a positive attitude; recognizes & advocates appropriately for the rights of self & others. 
Self Regulation – Sets own individual goals & monitors progress towards achieving them; seeks clarification or assistance when needed; assesses & reflects critically on own strengths, needs & interests; identifies learning opportunities, choices, and strategies to meet personal needs and achieve goals; perseveres & makes an effort when responding to challenges     

Extra Help: Students may seek extra help with Mrs. Townley before or after school or during lunch.


FSF 1P    Course Description

This course emphasizes the concurrent development of oral communication, reading and writing skills, using a broad-based theme such as the media. Students will enhance their ability to understand and speak French through conversations, discussions, and presentations. They will also read short stories, articles, poems, and songs, and write brief descriptions, letters, dialogues and invitations.

Units of Study
1.  Unité 1 : 1, 2, 3 Partez
2.  Unité 2 : Dans la zone :-P
3.  Unité 3 : Pourquoi moi?
4.   Unité 4 : Mosaïque canadienne

Texts and Resources

Express 9e
quizlet.com

Required Materials
Three ring binder
Loose leaf paper
Writing utensils
Bilingual dictionary is an asset

Evaluation Procedure
    Summative Evaluations                                 70% 
    Knowledge/ Understanding     25%
    Thinking / Inquiring             20%
    Communication                   15%
    Application                              10%

Culminating Tasks– 30%  
  Final Exam (listening, speaking, written)           30%


Deadlines
Students are expected to meet all deadlines, and complete all assignments set out by the subject teacher.  Failure to complete work will result in communication with parents and may result in referral to the office and exclusion from school. Not done is not acceptable.     

Academic Honesty

Students are expected to submit their own original work.  Any ideas or words that come from any source other than from personal experience must be formally referenced. Failure to do so is considered plagiarism.  Cheating during tests or exams is forbidden. The use of electronic translations is not permitted  Academic dishonesty of any kind may result in a mark of zero.  Other forms of discipline up to and including suspension may be applied. 


Missed Evaluations
Students who are absent the day of an evaluation are expected to write the test or submit their work on the day they return to school or at a time agreed upon by the teacher.  Arrangements regarding planned absences must be made with the teacher in advance.  Students must take care of business to avoid academic consequences. 

Culminating Evaluations (Final 30%)
It is the students' responsibility to attempt all final evaluations.  Any parts not attempted will be given a mark of zero.  This mark of zero will be used in the calculation of the 30% portion of their grade.
Late final evaluations will not be accepted, except for medical or extenuating circumstances after consultation with the appropriate VP.

Attendance
Good attendance is essential for academic success.  Students are expected to sign in at the office when returning for an absence.  Students who have chronic problems with attendance undermine their ability to gain a credit.  Consequences for truancy and lateness will be monitored and administered by the Vice-Principal. 

Lateness/Punctuality
In order to maximize learning and respect your teacher and classmates, it is imperative that you arrive at each class prepared and on time.  Teachers will impose immediate consequences(s) when a student is late and if behavior does not improve, the result will be referral to a VP.

Reporting
Student achievement will be reported in all courses at the following times:
 
Semester 2
OSSLT Mock Test for Eligible Writers - February 4th     
Mark Update Week – March 9th - 13th 
Parents’ Night – March 25th 
OSSLT for all eligible Writers - March 26th
Semester Mid-point/Day 1 of Civics Careers Turnaround - April 16th  
Mid-Term Report Card – April 24th   
Mark Update Week – May 11th - 15th      
Exam Moratorium- June 11th - 17th 
Final Exams – June 18th - 24th, Period 4 Grade 12 Exams June 17th  
Graduation - June 25th 7pm 

 
Reporting Learning Skills
Students will be evaluated on the following NEW learning skills:  
Responsibility – Fulfils responsibilities & commitments in the learning environment; completes & submits work on time; takes responsibility for & manages own behaviour.
Organization – Devises & follows a plan & process for completing work; establishes priorities, manages time; identifies, gathers, evaluates & uses information, technology & resources to complete tasks
Independent Work – Independently monitors, assesses & revises plans to complete tasks & meet goals; uses class time to complete tasks; follow instructions with minimal supervision
Collaboration – Accepts various roles & an equitable share of work in a group; responds positively to the ideas, opinions,  values, & traditions of others; builds healthy peer to peer relationships through personal & media assisted interactions; works with others to resolve conflicts & build consensus to achieve group goals; shares  information, resources, & expertise & promotes critical thinking to solve problems & make decisions.
Initiative – Looks for & acts on new ideas & opportunities for learning; demonstrates the capacity for innovation & willingness to take risks; demonstrates curiosity & interest in learning; approaches new tasks with a positive attitude; recognizes & advocates appropriately for the rights of self & others. 
Self Regulation – Sets own individual goals & monitors progress towards achieving them; seeks clarification or assistance when needed; assesses & reflects critically on own strengths, needs & interests; identifies learning opportunities, choices, and strategies to meet personal needs and achieve goals; perseveres & makes an effort when responding to challenges

Extra help is available from Ms. Townley for any student who requests it (before or after school or during lunch).

FSF 1D    Course Description

This course emphasizes the concurrent development of oral communication, reading and writing skills, using a broad-based theme such as the media. Students will enhance their ability to understand and speak French through conversations, discussions, and presentations. They will also read short stories, articles, poems, and songs, and write brief descriptions, letters, dialogues and invitations.

Units of Study
1. Moi-même
2. Cris et frissons
3. Les grands monstres
4. Sur la piste de la tomate carrée
5. Aventure en tempomobile

Texts and Resources

Sans Frontières 9e
QUIZLET.COM

Required Materials
Three ring binder
Loose leaf paper
Writing utensils
Bilingual dictionary is an asset

Evaluation Procedure
    Summative Evaluations                                70% 
     Knowledge/ Understanding 25%
     Thinking / Inquiring         20%
     Communication           15%
     Application           10%

Culminating Tasks– 30%  

  Final Exam (listening, speaking, written)           30%


Deadlines
Students are expected to meet all deadlines, and complete all assignments set out by the subject teacher.  Failure to complete work will result in communication with parents and may result in referral to the student success room at lunch. Students must follow the late assignment procedure or a mark of zero will be approved by the administration for the assignment. Not done is not acceptable.  Students can earn the privilege of being exempt from their final culminating exam if they attain a mark of 70% or higher, have handed in all assignments by the due dates and have diligent attendance. 

Academic Honesty

Students are expected to submit their own original work.  Any ideas or words that come from any source other than from personal experience must be formally referenced. Failure to do so is considered plagiarism.  Cheating during tests or exams is forbidden. The use of electronic translations is not permitted  Academic dishonesty of any kind may result in a mark of zero.  Other forms of discipline up to and including suspension may be applied. 


Missed Evaluations
Students who are absent the day of an evaluation are expected to write the test or submit their work on the day they return to school or at a time agreed upon by the teacher.  Arrangements regarding planned absences must be made with the teacher in advance.  Students must take care of business to avoid academic consequences. 

Culminating Evaluations (Final 30%)
It is the students' responsibility to attempt all final evaluations.  Any parts not attempted will be given a mark of zero.  This mark of zero will be used in the calculation of the 30% portion of their grade.  Late final evaluations will not be accepted, except for medical or extenuating circumstances after consultation with the appropriate VP.

Attendance
Good attendance is essential for academic success.  Students are expected to sign in at the office when returning for an absence.  Students who have chronic problems with attendance undermine their ability to gain a credit.  Consequences for truancy and lateness will be monitored and administered by the Vice-Principal. Parents are expected to contact the school when their child is absent from school.

Lateness/Punctuality
In order to maximize learning and respect your teacher and classmates, it is imperative that you arrive at each class prepared and on time.  Teachers will impose immediate consequences when a student is late and if behavior does not improve, the result will be referral to a VP.

Reporting
Student achievement will be reported in all courses at the following times:
 
Semester 2
OSSLT Mock Test for Eligible Writers - February 4th     
Mark Update Week – March 9th - 13th 
Parents’ Night – March 25th 
OSSLT for all eligible Writers - March 26th
Semester Mid-point/Day 1 of Civics Careers Turnaround - April 16th  
Mid-Term Report Card – April 24th   
Mark Update Week – May 11th - 15th      
Exam Moratorium- June 11th - 17th 
Final Exams – June 18th - 24th, Period 4 Grade 12 Exams June 17th  
Graduation - June 25th 7pm 

Reporting Learning Skills
Students will be evaluated on the following NEW learning skills:  
Responsibility – Fulfils responsibilities & commitments in the learning environment; completes & submits work on time; takes responsibility for & manages own behaviour.
Organization – Devises & follows a plan & process for completing work; establishes priorities, manages time; identifies, gathers, evaluates & uses information, technology & resources to complete tasks
Independent Work – Independently monitors, assesses & revises plans to complete tasks & meet goals; uses class time to complete tasks; follow instructions with minimal supervision
Collaboration – Accepts various roles & an equitable share of work in a group; responds positively to the ideas, opinions,  values, & traditions of others; builds healthy peer to peer relationships through personal & media assisted interactions; works with others to resolve conflicts & build consensus to achieve group goals; shares  information, resources, & expertise & promotes critical thinking to solve problems & make decisions.
Initiative – Looks for & acts on new ideas & opportunities for learning; demonstrates the capacity for innovation & willingness to take risks; demonstrates curiosity & interest in learning; approaches new tasks with a positive attitude; recognizes & advocates appropriately for the rights of self & others. 
Self Regulation – Sets own individual goals & monitors progress towards achieving them; seeks clarification or assistance when needed; assesses & reflects critically on own strengths, needs & interests; identifies learning opportunities, choices, and strategies to meet personal needs and achieve goals; perseveres & makes an effort when responding to challenges

Extra help is available from Mrs. Townley for any student who requests it (before or after school or during lunch).