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Bonjour et bienvenue à la classe de français avec Madame Corletta!

LES ANNONCES (announcements):
-French students in grades 3-5 will be going on a field trip on November 7th. Permission slip is attached at the bottom of the site. Please return ASAP with $2 cash. Merci!
-Our sister school from Angers, France arrives on Wednesday, October 17th. 
-LanguageNut.com logins have been updated. I will be distributing them later next week. Please feel free to use this for extra practice at home. If you student has misplaced their slip please feel free to email me and I can send you the login details. 

Classroom Wishlist:
Madame Corletta's Classroom AMAZON Wishlist: http://a.co/fJ89OLr
-electric pencil sharpener
- crayons (we are going through these at a surprising pace!)
- colored construction paper
-lightly colored printer paper
-colored cardstock paper
- glue sticks
-pencils
-Kleenex
- tape (scotch/masking/duct)
- notecards: white/pink/blue
- large poster map of France 
Quarter 1 - Week 7:
K: Song & dance of the week: Tête, Épaule, Genoux, Pieds. We are going to begin learning body parts and creating Halloween monsters this week to use our numbers and body parts knowledge.
1st: Students have their first written quiz this week. They will be expected to write out numbers 1-10. We are going to begin learning some Halloween vocabulary.
2nd: We are continuing Unit 2 of Alex and Zoé this week. Students continue to have cursive workshops on Monday's and phonics on Friday's.
3rd: Students have their speaking assessment this week. They were instructed to bring home their assignment and practice at least 10 times.
4th: Students have a speaking exam where they must describe their daily routine and say where in the house the activity takes place. They will then begin their writing assessment where they must label and write sentences for different rooms in the house.
5th: Students are learning about the 3 different ways to form sentences this week. We are using our ER verbs to create questions.
6th: Students are learning about the 3 different ways to form sentences this week. We are using our ER verbs to create questions. We are reading more of our comic book, "Le Manoir de la Dentiste" on Friday.
7th: Students have a speaking assessment this week. Reading Ch. 5 of our book "La Copine" on Friday.
8th: Students have a speaking assessment this week.

Quarter 1 - Week 6:
K: Song & dance of the week: Un Petit Pouce Qui Danse. We are working on numbers 1-10.
1st: We are making Halloween chains this week and working on our numbers 1-20. Students will have a quiz on their numbers this week.
2nd: We are beginning Unit 2 in our Alex and Zoé textbooks. We will be working on action verbs this week.
3rd: Students have a reading test on the family tree vocab on Tuesday. We will begin preparing for their 2nd speaking assessment on preferences "J'aime / Je n'aime pas" the rest of the week. Speaking assessment will take place next week Monday.
4th: Students are preparing for a speaking exam where they must describe their daily routine and say where in the house the activity takes place.
5th: Students are finishing their ER verb comic strips in class. Final drafts are due on Thursday.
6th: Students are finishing their ER verb comic strips in class. Final drafts are due on Friday.
7th: Students have a quiz on Wednesday. Topics: school subjects, daily routine. Study links on GoogleClassroom. Reading Ch. 4 of our book "La Copine" on Friday.
8th: Quiz on Wednesday! Topics are reflexive verbs, school, and daily routine. Study links on GoogleClassroom. Reading Ch. 4 of our book "Le Rêve de Lise" on Friday.

Quarter 1 - Week 5:
K: Students are beginning a new song this week: Un Petit Pouce Qui Danse. We are using our French colors to create and talk about Halloween monsters.
1st: We are using our French colors to create and talk about Halloween monsters. Students took the REACH assessment Monday.
2nd: We are doing our Unit 1 test this week. Students will be doing French phonic Friday's this quarter and French cursive on Monday's.
3rd: We are beginning our first speaking assessment of the year. Students will have a conversation where they introduce themselves and share information about them.
4th: We are learning about directional prepositions this week using our house vocabulary.
5th: We have an ER verb quiz this week. Study links are listed on GoogleClassroom.
6th: We have an ER verb quiz this week. Study links are listed on GoogleClassroom. We are continuing to read "Le Manoir de la Dentiste" on Friday.
7th: We are learning to talk about school schedule this week. Reading Ch. 2 & 3 of our book "La Copine" on Friday.
8th: We are learning to talk about our school schedule this week. Reading Ch. 3 of our book "Le Rêve de Lise" on Friday.

Quarter 1 - Week 4:
K: Students are working on Frère Jacques as their song of the week and making an ice-cream cones colors craft.
1st: Students on working on Sur Le Pont d'Avignon as their song of the week and working on color word recognition.
2nd: We are continuing Unit 1 of our textbook Alex et Zoé this week! Students will be doing French phonic Friday's this quarter.
3rd: We are creating a poster this week about families, looks, and personalities.
4th: We are learning about houses in France this week and learning the rooms of the house.
5th: We are starting to work on present tense ER verbs this week and doing conjugation reviews.
6th: We are starting to work on present tense ER verbs this week and doing conjugation reviews.
7th: We are starting our unit on La Routine Quotidienne this week.
8th: We are starting our unit on La Routine Quotidienne this week. Reading Ch. 2 of our book "Le Rêve de Lise" on Friday.

Quarter 1 - Week 3:
K: We are learning colors this week and starting to count to 10. We are learning 2 greetings songs for hello and goodbye.
1st: We are starting to recognize words this week and match 1-10 to their spellings in French. We are learning the song Alouette.
2nd: We are continuing Unit 1 of our textbook Alex et Zoé this week! Students will be doing French phonic Friday's this quarter.
3rd: We are learning about family trees this week and how to describe how someone looks.
4th: We are learning more about how to talk about our daily routines this week.
5th: We are doing presentations this week "Me Voici" - All About Me - this will be their first presentational speaking grade of the year.
6th: We are doing presentations this week "Me Voici" - All About Me - this will be their first presentational speaking grade of the year.
7th: We are doing a reading comprehension this week on La Rentrée (back to school) in France and then beginning review of regular verbs.
8th: Students are beginning a review project this week of concepts and grammar from last year.

Quarter 1 - Week 2:
K: We are learning to identify things in the classroom and learning a greetings and goodbye song.
1st: We are reviewing classroom objects this week and learning the French ABC's as our song of the week.
2nd: We are starting Unit 1 of our textbook Alex et Zoé this week!
3rd: We are beginning our family unit this week and learning how to describe personalities.
4th: We are beginning our unit on daily routines and the house this week!
5th: We are doing review this week and learning about cognates.
6th: We are doing review this week and doing translation exercises.
7th: We are reviewing question words this week and reviewing sentence structures.
8th: We are reviewing how to form sentences and beginning and identity review unit.

Review Materials:
- LanguageNut.com is now up and running. Please email me for login information - it should be the same as last year though with the password being a combination of an animal with numbers.
- pglms.com is also up and working! Usernames and passwords are student ID
-Youtube: Caillou in French, Peppa Pig in French, T'choupi, Didou

WL late work policy (for grades 5-8)


  1. Interpersonal Mode Assessments: No makeups/redos unless student was absent or had extenuating circumstances. Makeups to be scheduled with the teacher. If student does not participate in the interpersonal mode assessment after multiple attempts and/or modifications (ie there is nothing to grade), then the student will receive a zero in Gradebook and parent will be notified.


  1. Presentational Mode Assessments: For absences or extenuating circumstances, student will be allowed up to one week scheduled with the teacher to complete the written assignment or present to the class. If student arrives on the presentation day with nothing prepared, then a grade will be zero until the presentation is completed. The highest grade earned on a late presentation is an 89.


  1. Interpretive Mode Assessments: If absent, student will be allowed up to one week to make up the assessment. Retakes will be at the discretion of the teacher depending on the assignment.


  1. In-Class Work: Any in-class work that is not completed within the timeframe set by the teacher should be completed at home and returned the following class day.


  1. No extra credit assignments.



    World Language Supplies Grade K (Label with name) 

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    1 Ea Folder – Black
    1 Ea Notebook - Black

    World Language Supplies Grades (1-4)


    1 Spiral Notebook  

    1 Black Folder with pockets 

    1 Black Pencil

    Index Cards 3x5”

    • Sport sack to carry language supplies in 

    World Language Supplies Grades (5-8)

    1Ea Spiral - Black
    1Ea Folder with pockets - Black
    1Ea Pencil
    1Ea Index Cards 3x5”
    1Ea Headphones with microphone. No wireless. Optional: 

    • Sport sack to carry language supplies in










About Madame Corletta:
Bonjour! I am excited for year 2 as the French teacher at LaSalle II! French has always been a big part of my life and I am so happy to be able to share my passion with the students at LaSalle II! I had an early introduction to French when my family relocated to Bretagne, France for year while I was in preschool. This began my love for the French culture, language, and people. I went on to complete a French major at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and studied abroad for six months in Aix-en-Provence, France. I later completed my Master of Education in World Language Education at DePaul University. I have lived in Chicago for a little over five years and love this city! In my spare time I like to take my dog Neville to the park and enjoy all the dog friendly patios in the city. 

Classroom Tools:
-Let's Recap! This year for some assignments (grades 5-8) I will be using a site called Let's Recap! This site allows students to record themselves speaking and respond to questions that I assign. I have used this tool in the past and really enjoy it because it gives students more practice time speaking and gives them the opportunity to listen to themselves speaking. We'll be signing up and doing some trial runs in class in the coming weeks, but down the road if your student is assigned a Recap for a "devoir" - this is what that means: https://letsrecap.com   
-Wordreference.com - if you do not have a French/English dictionary at home, this website is a good tool to help look up words when necessary. I discourage you from using Google Translate because often it does not give you the actual word you are looking to use. In addition, Google Translate will be prohibited for any projects/writing assignments. It is very obvious when translation websites have been used and I prefer students to do more of the learning themselves with tools like WordReference.com.
-GoogleClassroom: students in grades 5-8 will have access to GoogleClassroom for French.

Grading scale (excluding 3rd & 4th grade):
Participation: 30%* 
Performance Tasks/Projects: 25% 
Quizzes, tests: 20% 
In-class assignments: 25%

LaSalle II World Language Class Participation Rubric:


French Speaking and Listening Opportunities:

-If you aren't using Duolingo already, I highly recommend downloading this free app! A lot of it might be review of what students are already learning, but it's a really fun way that you and your student can practice French.

-We are beginning the school year with colors! Encourage your student to point out colors with you and teach you some French! Here are some videos I like and will be using in class to help support our learning.

Helpful study links/practice for La Famille:

NUMBERS:

Apprendre les chiffres en s'amusant (francais) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXcPyVN_D5g
La comptine des chiffres - Les Titounis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRageyEvFVA
Numbers Song in French. Une Chanson des Chiffres: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsc3qLMaCu8
Les chiffres et les nombres de 1 a 20 - alain le lait https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsEz58BblMY
French for kids = Learn French numbers # From 0 to 100: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m7MLQXzVf4 

LES COULEURS:
Les Couleurs - 
http://screencast.com/t/PRAOPu0YjVwi

La chanson des couleurs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zduapTwsSwA
Apprendre les couleurs en s'amusant (Francais) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPPIT1nbe7Q

Chanson - Les couleurs primaires https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud4RpGZKx3s
Caillou - La chanson des couleurs (avec illustrations) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIasZ36GtPc 

Le Train des couleurs - chanson pour apprendre les couleurs - Méli et Touni https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUh6Mae7VrE

Les princesses et les couleurs - Comptines pour enfants https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6YvEROlr8M 

Apprendre les couleurs avec les bonbons Smarties - Arc en ciel -Touni Toys – Titounis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRFAmv4IRec
Super Mini crée des couleurs : Vert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_l_cbffE7U
Super Mini crée des couleurs : Orange https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzR6v5E7mSc
Super Mini crée des couleurs : Rose https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0lf9BB6UUA
Super Mini crée des couleurs : Violet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSEniuDWrFI
Super Mini crée des couleurs : Beige https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnPgqn_EbkA
Super Mini crée des couleurs : Gris https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g90moXTvqLc
Super Mini crée des couleurs : Turquoise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhgxpGEAdCc
Super Mini crée des couleurs : Brun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6OpSUoV3_0

Chanson : La couleur rouge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfgAWcgur6w&list=PLsqMHtrU0hY2tKjQRj_96e- OYwtYgJ0CJ
Chanson : La couleur verte: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHG6D5RWn14&list=PLsqMHtrU0hY2tKjQRj_96e- OYwtYgJ0CJ&index=3 

Les couleurs : Rose: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x3vPYfwHTk&list=PLsqMHtrU0hY2tKjQRj_96e- OYwtYgJ0CJ&index=6 


What is Proficiency? (this is a great article that helps us understand how students are progressing in their language learning -A project of musicuentos.com by Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell with thanks to Marci Harris* - not written by me!!)

Can you talk crêpes?

http://deliciouslyyum.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/nutella-banana-crepes-4.jpg


Welcome to my class which is a language class and so we want to learn all about language without using it to talk to anyone.


JUST KIDDING!

Talking to people is what our class is all about!

We are on a journey to

                                               1) communicate &

                                               2) connect with real people who speak real language.


We’re charting our journey by talking a lot about THE TWO BIG Ps:

performance & proficiency.

What’s proficiency?

Proficiency helps us stop talking about grades that don’t really tell us how we’re doing and instead talk about levels that tell us what we can do and where we’re headed next.


Quick rundown here:

Novice Low → Novice Mid → Novice High → Intermediate Low → Intermediate Mid → Intermediate High → Advanced Low...


Performance is doing stuff with language -

it’s how we show the language from our proficiency level on a topic or topic(s).

How about an example?


How would you talk about

crêpes?

If you talk about a crêpe using just a few simple words you know

chocolate, fruit, breakfast, dessert, yum!

that’s an example of using language in our lowest measured proficiency level,

novice low.

How about adding in some repetitive phrases?

       lots of chocolate, lots of fruit, eat for breakfast, eat for dessert

now you’ve moved up to performing with some language in our next level,

novice mid.

When you can put some sentences together (still simple!)

I like crêpes.  I eat chocolate and strawberry crêpes.  My friend likes chocolate crêpes with fruit.  No strawberries, with bananas.

congrats, you’ve graduated to performing some tasks in our goal for level 1:

novice high.

Where are we going next?

We’re adding connectors and more vocabulary and creating with language:

My family eat crêpes often because we all like them. My mom makes best the  crêpes.  She find recipes in the online and makes amazing crêpes with chocolate, slices strawberries and bananas. Do you want you come to my house to try my mom’s crêpes?

WHOA - that’s a performance in a whole new level called

intermediate.  (and it’s divided into low, mid, and high too!)


In our class we talk about all our work by figuring out two things:

1) what proficiency level am I showing here?

2) how can I work on moving to the next level?

Because when we ask these questions, what we’re really asking is

1) how can I connect with more people today?

2) how can I connect with them tomorrow?

Enjoy the journey.

https://wlclassroom.com/2016/02/13/assessing-proficiency-with-student-friendly-can-do-statements/






 

 


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Oct 5, 2018, 6:31 AM
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