Assalam Alaikum Dear Parents:
In French, through our story *Comment y
aller*, we are working on building fluency in oral communication and reading.
We have daily kinesthetic vocabulary review using gestures as stated in Aim
Language curriculum. We focus particularly on the use of verbs. These help
students to acquire and / or to enhance the oral use of French language in their
We have also almost daily reading. We focus
on the correct French pronunciation and on the expression.
We are of course working on our writing; so
far we did many activities (related to the story) that combine reading and
Choisis le bon mot: The
sentence is written with a space and 2 choices are given for the right answer.
Students read the sentence and choose the correct answer. They copy the word
chosen in the space provided.
Les mots en ordre: Students
have to put the words in order to form a sentence and write it.
phrases coupées: Students match 2 parts of a sentence and write the complete
questions totales: In this activity the complete answer is in the question,
students cross out all the extra vocabulary and the question mark. They write
the answer using capitalization and the period at the end of the sentence.
plural of the verbs : il/elle fait, ils/elles
font; il /elle va, ils/elles vont;
contraction : la école ----˃ l’école
All the activities are
modeled in class several times before any homework is assigned.
In any communication,
oral or written, students are expected to use complete sentences. They are also
required to speak only in French during French class.
For French tests,
students have spelling words, an activity we have worked on and a grammar
question. For the evaluation, the activity and the grammar have more weight
than the spelling.
The purpose of the
spelling is to help students to become familiar with the French orthography in
order to prepare them for the creative writing activity we are having at the
end of the unit.
If you have any
question you can contact me by calling the school or by email.
Jazakum Allah Kheiran
for your cooperation