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

LES ANNONCES (announcements): 
-It's cold season! If you have additional Kleenex at home you are willing to donate to our classroom it would be greatly appreciated!
-7th & 8th grade will be going on a field trip to study French art at the Art Institute on 3/14. Permission slips will be sent out in a couple weeks but if any parents have background or knowledge of French art and would like to chaperone please email me. Merci!
-7th & 8th graders have new pen pals in Senegal. Thank you to everyone who donated postage to help our package get to Senegal!
-LanguageNut.com logins have been updated. Please feel free to use this for extra practice at home. If your student has misplaced their slip please feel free to email me and I can send you the login details. 
-Students in grades 4-8 have GoogleClassroom for French class. More up to date and quiz/review info are posted there. If you would like to be added as a guardian please let me know so you will get the same updates as the students


Classroom Wishlist:
Madame Corletta's Classroom AMAZON Wishlist: http://a.co/fJ89OLr
- glue sticks
-pencils
-Kleenex
-French puzzles
- crayons (we are going through these at a surprising pace!)
- colored construction paper
-lightly colored printer paper
-colored cardstock paper
- tape (scotch/masking/duct)
- notecards: white/pink/blue
- large poster map of France 
Quarter 3 - Week 3:
K: Students are practicing the phrases "J'aime" and "Je n'aime pas" with their fruits and vegetables this week.
1st: We are continuing to work on the question word, "Pourquoi" (why) and answering with "Parce que" (because) using our food vocabulary.
2nd: Students are concluding their clothing chapter in their Alex et Zoé textbook this week. They will have their Unit 3 test.
3rd: We are comparing school schedules with students in France this week. We are continuing to work on telling time (review numbers 1-60).
4th: Students are learning about the different geographical features of France this week in their study of vacation habits.
5th: Students are continuing their clothing unit and learning the "BAGS" adjectives this week.
6th: Students are continuing their clothing unit and learning the "BAGS" adjectives this week.
7th: Students have a quiz on Wednesday on the present tense irregular verbs: être, avoir, aller, faire. They will be beginning the national French exam, Le Grand Concours at the end of the week.
8th: Students have a quiz on Wednesday on the present tense irregular verbs: être, avoir, aller, faire. They will be beginning the national French exam, Le Grand Concours at the end of the week.

Quarter 3 - Week 2:
K: Students are are continuing to practice their fruits and vegetables this week.
1st: Students are practicing giving opinions about food and answering the questions "Why" and "Why not?". We begin 8th grade language buddies on Monday.
2nd: Students will be continuing their clothing chapter in Alex and Zoé.
3rd: Students will be learning how to discuss their school subjects and opinions this week.
4th: We are doing Le Grand Concours National French exam this week. We are beginning our Vacances Unit on Wednesday.
5th: We are doing Le Grand Concours National French exam this week. We are continuing our clothing unit later in the week.
6th: We are doing Le Grand Concours National French exam this week. Reminder to bring a bag lunch on Thursday for our field trip!
7th: We are doing a review of the irregular present tense verbs: être, avoir, aller, faire. They will have a quiz next week on these verbs. Reminder to bring a bag lunch on Thursday for our field trip!
8th: We are doing a review of the irregular present tense verbs: être, avoir, aller, faire. They will have a quiz next week on these verbs.

Quarter 3 - Week 1:
K: Students are learning vegetables this week and continuing to work on the expressions, "J'aime" and "Je n'aime pas"
1st: Students are reviewing their fruits and vegetables from last year and learning how to answer the question, "Pourquoi?"
2nd: Students will be beginning their clothing chapter in Alex and Zoé.
3rd: Students will be beginning their new unit on school this week and learning about the different school subjects and classroom objects.
4th: Students are presenting their city projects this week. We will be beginning our new unit on Travel and Vacation on Thursday.
5th: Students are continuing their clothing unit this week. They are learning a new RE verbs this week.
6th: Students are continuing their clothing unit this week. Return field trip permission slip ASAP.
7th: Regions of France quiz on Thursday. All info on GoogleClassroom. Return field trip permission slip ASAP.
8th: Paris monuments quiz Tuesday. Study links on GoogleClassroom.


Q3 SBG Standards - 3rd Grade:
Theme: School Schedules and Subjects
Interpretive Reading: 
I can identify some basic facts from memorized words and phrases when

they are supported by gestures or visuals in informational texts. (I can identify names of classes and their locations on a class schedule.)

Interpersonal Speaking: 

I can request and provide information by asking and answering a few simple questions on very familiar and everyday topics, using a mixture of practiced or memorized words, phrases, and simple sentences. (I can share the time and date of an upcoming community event.)

Presentational Writing:

I can present on very familiar and everyday topics using a mixture of practiced or memorized words, phrases and simple sentences. (Example: I can give some simple information about my classroom or school.)

Objectives:
Students will be able to identify, talk about and ask questions about different school subjects. They will be able to identify and discuss when and where classes take place. They will be able to compare their class schedule to one in another country. They will be able to talk about their school preferences and ask their peers about their preferences.

Q3 SBG Standards - 4th Grade:

Theme: Travel & Vacation

Interpretive Reading:

I can identify some basic facts from memorized words and phrases when they are supported by visuals in informational texts.

Interpersonal Speaking:

I can request and provide information by asking and answering a few simple questions on very familiar and everyday topics, using a mixture of practiced or memorized words, phrases, and simple sentences.

Presentational Writing:

I can present on very familiar and everyday topics using a mixture of practiced or memorized words, phrases and simple sentences.

Objectives:
Students will be able to talk about different geographical features and vacation destinations in France. They will be able to use the near future verb tense to discuss different activities they are going to do on a vacation. They will be able to discuss different modes of transportation and how to get to various places in France.

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 two 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 six 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 4-8 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%

Grading scale - Standards Based Grading (3rd & 4th):
Participation/Other: 10% 
Interpersonal Mode: 30% 
Presentational Mode: 30% 
Interpretive Mode: 30%

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:
http://www.frenchatschool.co.uk/live/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=18&Itemid=34 





VEGETABLES:

Apprendre les légumes en s'amusant (francais) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6uhkfW_wso

Chanson des légumes pour enfants https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFvSdVTe8D

Nos amis les bons légumes - Dessin animé éducatif Genikids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aok7uDIsb3c

Dessin animé, les Titounis : Les légumes et les fruits http://www.mondedestitounis.fr/dessin-anime-titounis.php?id=1

Peppa Pig S1x34 Le Dejeuner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW4nKuvkHSA

Peppa Pig S1x17 Le Pique nique https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4e9V_1JNlxg

Peppa pig français Le supermarche: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO7-lvkUE4cThe Frog Prince; what we eat and drink for lunch: http://screencast.com/t/z5pM5vv6

FRUITS:
La Nourriture (food): 
http://screencast.com/t/FALuuWHl

Naming fruits and talking about preferences: http://screencast.com/t/eRST5aox3y6U
J'aime les fruits - alain le lait (I like fruits): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ03KjwiIVM

Apprendre les fruits en s'amusant (français): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIv9F283Lo8

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 

CLOTHES:
Cendrillon Les Vêtements - 
http://screencast.com/t/YDMmbVGxf

Apprendre le nom des vetements (français) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT8DjcW_HTU

Apprendre à s'habiller song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzgfxTtX3C0
Max la pelleteuse - Les vêtements: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt43HdjTUa8
Didou - Dessine moi un clown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHL62ry82KU

Habille toi, Mélyne song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5NyyIIYm3o
Peppa Pig - Les déguisements (Fancy Dress/Dressing Up):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_d8LncUMH4&list=PLgCsZ_avPmh_aansOESa1mn5C_IeBQKEy

J'apprends le nom des vetements.wmv: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDTenax_jOI

Je m'habille pour aller dehors vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1hWGHSZumo
s'habille: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-jc5La6Tys
apprendre les vetements avec kitari https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s0_-wGAm7E
Les vêtements, apprendre le français en s'amusant https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znSVislxoJM

La corde à linge : Chaussettes vertes:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDgcXMqw62M&list=PLsqMHtrU0hY2tKjQRj_96e-OYwtYgJ0CJ&index=7

La corde à linge : Chaussettes jaunes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i9r1OjZJ- A&index=9&list=PLsqMHtrU0hY2tKjQRj_96e-OYwtYgJ0CJ

LA FAMILLE:

La Famille (family): http://screencast.com/t/2aW1ksEB
La famille 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIyyk25l3MA
Ma famille (Vocabulaire de la famille) - alain le lait https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFk9YmJv-jc
French Finger Family | Famille de Doigt | Comptines Francaises https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfLnFGLW588French family song for children https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjWMR76owOk
Ratounet teaches Family Vocabulary in French https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RbZll7UkSI
J`aime ma famille : une histoire en français! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPjfTxzq-4o
Ma famille - عائلتي - my family https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOdfqyM-UYE
French Lesson 23 - Learn French Family Members Vocabulary - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZwiFOPg7NAFrench Lesson 38 - FAMILY MEMBERS - Les membres de la famille - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xINk6C-DE8k

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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Lilli Corletta,
Jun 20, 2018, 6:18 AM