33 Connectors In French For Smooth Speech – I Will Teach You A Language. As you learn French and begin using longer sentences to express your ideas, you need to know the connectors in French that allow everything to flow together.
Connectors will turn disjointed phrases into joined up sentences, making your French sound more smooth, natural and fluent. Let’s have a look at an example in English first: Yesterday, I went for a walk in the park. I arrived at the park. It started raining. Compare that with: Yesterday, I went for a walk in the park. Which one sounds more natural? So, to help you out and save you a bit of time, here’s my list of the most important French conversational connectors to get you started.
By the way, if sounding more fluent in French fast is one of your goals and you want to get started on your learning journey, I recommend French Uncovered, my story-based beginner course. 2020 Updated Rubrics and Writing Continua. Setting Personal Writing Goals.pdf. Story Mountain Graphic Organizers.pdf. Quick Quiz CC. Personne Speciale - Google Slides. Teaching w/ TPRS & Comprehensible Input @ PHS. A good way to help students to start thinking and speaking in the TL (Target Language) after a weekend is to chat with them in the TL about what they or someone else did on the weekend.
My Spanish 5 students enjoy this activity to the point that if I skip this activity (accidentally or on purpose) on a Monday morning, they respond with protests and questions why we didn't have our weekend chat session. My Spanish 4 students are into the same routine although it is trickier simply because it is a big class.Many times in Spanish 2 on a Monday morning, my plan begins with a weekend chat also. Sometimes it is a simple conversation and PQA, but other times I find the use of graphic organizers and charts and easy way to get information from more than the usual group of students that raise their hands to speak. Below are three examples of charts that I project onto the board or ones that I distribute, collect, and use the document camera to talk about the students' answers.
SuperSpeed 100 by Whole Brain Teaching Official Store. Q and A Game.pdf. Persona Especial Slides.pptx. Power Phrases & Speaking Cheat Sheet (Combined) Setting Personal Writing Goals.pdf. Special Person Interview Questions ACTFL CAN-DO. Special Person – my favorite resources – TOWARD PROFICIENCY. Special Person is a good way to get to know your students.
Since it has been extensively described and blogged about (check out this process document and other free stuff by Bryce Hedstrom), I will focus this post on sharing my favorite resources for the classroom: Which questions to ask? French I Block Schedule Feuille du jour. Bunches of Hunches Puedo Ir al baño predictive. YouTube. Facebook. Spanish Words - 100 Most Common Words Translated - Covering 50% of Spoken Conversation! Weekend illustrate à illustrer. Types of Maps - Thinking Maps. Double Bubble Map The purpose of a Double Bubble Map is to compare and contrast two things.
Students can compare and contrast concepts, characters, ideas, people, cultures, books, and almost anything else. Weekend chat communicative activity. My favourite read-aloud tasks and how I use them. Introduction As discussed in previous posts, although reading-aloud (RA) techniques have not always been favourably considered in L2 classrooms in the last 3 or 4 decades, the usefulness of this approach for the development of lower-level processing efficiency has been widely confirmed in L2 reading research (e.g., Birch, 2007; Janzen, 2007; Gibson, 2008).
Much research has clearly shown that reading aloud helps: (1) develop L2 learners’ accurate phonological representations (e.g., Gibson, 2008); (2) raise their awareness of rhythm, stress and intonation, by using connected texts rather than decontextualized vocabulary items (e.g., Kato, 2012); October Rubrics and Continua for Curriculum Club.
BeldingWeekendChat-Past Tense. WLTS19 Building Community through Self-Assessment and Reflection.pdf. Language interactions beyond the walls of the classroom.
This internal motivation is crucial to student success as a language learner. Benefits to Teachers These self-assessments are powerful ways for students to share how confident they feel in using the language. She asked a student to summarize a listening passage. Weekend chat questions.pptx - Google Drive. French one 4th Period - Partner Speaking Assessment “Game” - 2/23/2018 (First Time Ever Played) You Can't Draw? I Don't Believe You. Quick, Draw! Amazon. Amazon. Cuaderno notas template only - Google Slides. Quick Quiz – Mr. Fisher Says… I had so many light bulb moments at Comprehensible Cascadia this year, and one of them was about WHY Quick Quizzes are so useful and powerful for you and students.
Now I’m convinced that I should be doing one every day for the WHOLE school year – I’ve been spotty in this, but now I’ve seen the light! Why should you do it? One: You, as the teacher, get quick data on who is struggling with what. If students were alive and paying attention during class, it is reasonable to expect that every student can get 100% on these Quick Quizzes. If someone doesn’t, it is easy to see where their comprehension is faltering, and adjust your instruction towards increasing their comprehension starting the next class period. Level 3 Reading Assessment (www.senorachase.com) Year One and Beyond - Cycles. Second Language Acquisition Picture Walk - Google Slides. Comic Strip Temaplates. Spanish 1’s final: La última celebración de conocimiento.
So excited, guys!
First of all, I’m never excited about a Final Exam. Ever. Basically most of my time is spent disliking assessing and the other part is trying to figure out how to make assessments easier for me and less painful for my Little Darlings. (118) #señoralovely Reflection on the Classroom Library Books Project. Choice Novel Final Project. Copy of Creative Project Rubric.
SW Chile recap. Character Plannig Sheet. Setting Up Book End-of-Year Book Projects 5/3/2018. End of the Year Library Books Project. Classroom Library Books Project Rubric. Scaffolding for Input and Output–Reading a Class Novel. Daily routine - basics - Sentence builder (Y8 Fr) by CarolineLBooth. Number and Age _student version. Copy of Newlywed Game. Caterpillar Vocab. Daily Check-in_ April 2019. “Teaching” Writing in the World Language Classroom – Jon Cowart CI Teaching. Here’s a framework I created to help my students write more on timed writes, prompt writes, and to prepare for the AAPPL writing exam.
But first, some framing. In the CI circles, we know that we can’t force output. Students will write once they have acquired a ton of language. But if you’re like me and you have to show data / output results to your admin, we don’t have time to just wait for students to start outputting creative stories. Additionally, my admin has adopted the AAPPL exam as the End of Year Exam to determine teacher effectiveness. So, we have to “teach” writing and prepare our students for the exam. An exchange student is coming to your school. The rubric the AAPPL uses to score these writings come straight from ACTFL. So that’s where AAPPLES comes in. We start students off on this framework by doing picture writing. We first model and guide students through making a chart using one picture. There are 3 women.
Weekend chat prompts - Google Slides. Resource - Déjeuner du matin, par Jacques Prévert. Weeklypacket.docx. Writing Requires Focus: Weekly MGMT Sheets. Learn language in context - Clozemaster. How Do I Teach with Comprehensible Input? – Allison Lewis. For many teachers who are new to the idea of teaching with a focus on comprehensible input (CI), it’s difficult to figure out how exactly to implement it in the classroom.
Many of us are so used to the Skill-Building mindset of language learning that it’s really, really difficult to escape from that mentality. I definitely struggled for a while in figuring out how to create a CI-focused classroom. I got my first hints about the importance of comprehensible input when I was in grad school, getting my master’s degree in Linguistics/TESOL. Stephen Krashen and his ideas about second language acquisition were certainly mentioned in my methodology textbooks, and I remember thinking that the idea of learning through comprehensible input made sense.
However, my textbooks only gave a very small amount of information about his theory, so I still knew very little. But yet, even after this shocking revelation, I went back to teaching in roughly the same way I had always been teaching. 2. 3. 4. 5. A Natural Approach to the Year. 10+ Variations on PQA. PQA (Personalized Questions & Answers) is a mainstay in many TPRS and CI-based classrooms. However, you might want to change it up every now and again.
In this post you will find several variations on PQA that will look different even though the basics of going slow, getting repetitions, digging deeper, etc. will remain the same. If you would like a refresher on the basics of PQA and some general tips for success, I would suggest that you read this article first. Drawings: Have students illustrate their answer to a PQA question . LA PERSONA ESPECIAL-PROCESS - Bryce Hedstrom - TPRS Materials & Training. Gerry is staring the Persona Especial interviews with his classes this week. He and I have been discussing this amazing acquisition activity for a few days and he had some good questions about the process: Okay, Bryce, I’m getting a little better grip on this. Now I’m wondering about the nuts and bolts of this, like how many questions you start with while you are constructing the whole platform and teaching them to answer them. Google Translate beaters.
Google Translate is a really useful tool, but some teachers say that they have stopped setting written work to be done at home because students are cheating by using it. On a number of occasions I have seen teachers asking what tasks can be set which make the use of Google Translate hard or impossible. Having given this some thought I have come up with one possible Google Translate-beating task type. It's a two way gapped translation exercise where students have to complete gaps in two parallel texts, one in French, one in English.
There are no complete sentences which can be copied and pasted into Google. Écriture créative: write a poem about your phone. Back At'Cha - The Comprehensible Classroom. I’m taking advantage of Ellis’ after-church nap to catch up on the blogs that I follow…. (By the way, Bob Lenz was the guest speaker at our church today, and this was maybe the third or fourth time that I heard him speak. He speaks at many schools about bullying, self-harm, substance abuse, and more, and I would highly recommend bringing him to YOUR school. He is hilarious and his message is powerful. (He has secular presentations in additions to the ones that he does for churches and youth groups.) QUANTITY BEFORE QUALITY IN SECOND LANGUAGE COMPOSITION - Brière - 1966 - Lang...
ACTFL Proficiency Quick Quiz Rubrics – Loading up my little darlings with Com... Level 1 Writing Assessment. Temps libre sentence builder. Proficiency Grading Novice Low - Intermediate Low Skinner 2019 - Google Slides. Easy sentence builder frames. I've uploaded to frenchteacher.net a number of easy sentence builder frames for near-beginners. These are aimed at the full range of ability and could be exploited in a number of ways to maximise recycling of high frequency verbs and chunks. The example below is followed by a possible teaching sequence.
200_spanish_hi-frequency_words. Admin-Friendly Sneaky Input Activities. Here are 4 sneaky activities that don’t seem like input at first glance. I call them “admin-friendly” because when there’s conflict over providing CI, it’s usually someone in a position of power who just wants to see the kind of schoolwork that makes more sense/is familiar to them. Unfortunately, that kind of observable schoolwork is output, or something completely non-communicative, or not even in the target language. I must admit that these 4 activities appear output-heavy, but they aren’t, so pay attention… Summary & WriteUsing this template, Students have 10 minutes to write an English summary of what was read the day before, then continue writing that story, or change the ending. Select 1 or 2 of these, type/edit, then read later. Speaking and listening. I am adapting an example of a lesson from Chapter 3 of Jack C. Persona especial bingo1.docx. Period 2 - Google Slides. Weekend Plans Chat Prompt - Google Slides.
Is Google Translate Your First Choice for Translating English Still? "Let It Go" from Frozen according to Google Translate. Translator Fails. Fresh Prince: Google Translated. Free Write form with verb requirements and rubric. Copy of Oral Assessment Wheels.pdf.