Liens utiles (useful links)
le mercredi vingt-huit février
If you were absent aujourd'hui, you will have this handout waiting for you when you come back. Please have a look at it beforehand. If you have lost the handout, please print yourself a copy on your own time before you come to class (1 page, double sided).
le mardi treize février
If you have missed the quiz, please see Madame Arko as soon as possible to schedule a make-up.
le mercredi sept février
We will have a quiz next class. It will focus on the vocabulary we have used in the text about Jeanne and the exercises that followed, as well as on les adjectifs possessifs (mon, ma, mes, etc.).
If you have been absent, please get the notes from a friend or make an appointment with Mme Arko. This handout is the summary of our practice, but does not have answers.
le mercredi vingt-quatre janvier
Practice using Les adjectifs possessifs on this handout. We will make corrections in our next class, and have a quiz on what we have learned in the class after that.
Remember that you can always make an appointment with Madame Arko Mondays or Wednesdays at lunch. (Or we can arrange another time that works for you.)
le lundi vingt-deux janvier
Finish page 57 of the handout. Use what you know about nouns and their genders, as well as the table on page 56.
le lundi quinze janvier
Please do or review the questions 1.-6. on pg. 56 of the handout Les adjectifs possessifs. (If you are reviewing it, make sure you can explain why you did it the way you did.)
Also, read to the end of pg. 56, but do NOT do pg. 57 yet.
le lundi huit janvier
Bienvenue et bonne année!
You will hand in your project (with no folds, rips or tears) at the BEGINNING of next class).
le mercredi treize décembre
On pages 56 and 57 of the handout (the part about Les adjectifs possessifs), make sure you have the noun with its gender for all the words that we had on the quiz AND all the words that are in the word list under the story about Jeanne.***
Please pre=read the information on the pages, but don't do the exercises yet.
***Note: 108, you will have time in class to copy the new words
le lundi onze décembre
Copy the following words onto your page Le vocabulaire:
i) mais but
ii) parce que because
iii) tête (n. f.) head
iv) sur on
v) ***add a new definition for 'quel' - look at the new words for the story about Jeanne
Think about what a good title in French would be for the story about Jeanne.
le mercredi six décembre
Using sentences directly from the text (on the back of your quiz, also in the update below), translate the following directly into French. (Don't change anything!)
a) she forgot her ruler
b) her dog ate her homework
c) we have a math exam
le lundi quatre décembre
Use the story below the questions (the same one as on your quiz) to answer the following:
Answer in English. Provide justification when needed.
1. On what day did Jeanne arrive at school late?
2. What object broke on Tuesday?
3. What day was the test? What subject was it in?
4. How was Jeanne feeling on Thursday? Why?
5. What did Jeanne lie about Wednesday? How severe was the lie? How can you tell?
6. What problem did Jeanne have with her test?
7. How did she react to the problem she has with her test?
8. How did the narrator insult their friend?
Mon amie Jeanne a passé une horrible semaine. Le lundi, elle arrive à l’école à neuf heures - trop tard! Mardi, elle s’assoit dans une chaise, mais la chaise se brise! Le mercredi, elle est appelé chez le directeur parce qu’elle dit que son chien a mangé ses devoirs. Jeudi elle a très faim parce qu’elle a oublié son dîner à la maison.
Aujourd’hui on est le vendredi et nous avons un examen de mathématiques, mais elle a oublié sa règle. Elle place sa tête sur son pupitre et commence à pleurer. Quel bébé!
amie (friend, f.) | trop (too) | tard (late) | s’asseoir (to sit down) | se briser (to break) | manger (to eat) | faim (hunger) | les devoirs (m.) (homework) | maison (house, f.) | oublier (to forget) | pleurer (to cry) | quel (used for emphasis)
le jeudi trente novembre
Overall, a great job on your vocabulary quizzes! But the work doesn't end here. Make sure to keep studying your words because they are going to show up in readings. If you know them well, the readings will be easier. Keep your flashcards, and carry them around with you over the weekend to keep practicing.
le lundi vingt-sept novembre
The vocabulary you want to have on your flashcards is at this link. Remember to have an additional six flashcards for
le mercredi vingt-deux novembre
Two pieces of information:
1. You will have a quiz on all the vocabulary from the pages 59 and 60 on the handout. You will also need to know about how to tell if a noun is masculin or féminin by looking at the article that comes before it. (See the notes on articles here if you missed this.) If you are missing any vocabulary, you can look it up using an online French-English dictionary (see link under Liens utiles (useful links) on the right-hand side of the page.
One great tip for studying (for language vocabulary especially) is to use flashcards. You should watch this good video on making and using flashcards to get the most out of this method. (Note, this is helpful more many subjects beyond french, too!)
2. If you presented your paragraph about un(e) ami(e) in class, come to see me in person for feedback and your mark. If you uploaded a video to Iris, see the feedback in the comment for the video. You mark appears after your feedback like this: (2)
Remember to improve your pronunciation at: www.howtopronounce.com (choose French).
**108: your comments will be available by vendredi
le lundi vingt novembre
For next class, follow the instructions to complete AND look up and write down all of the vocabulary on pages 59 and 60 of the handout (click here to see the handout). (You can look at page 58, but you do not need to do it.)
le mercredi huit novembre
If you missed class today, you will record a video of you reading your paragraphs about a classmate (or Marc - see previous update) and upload it to Iris. For how to do that, see this document.
le lundi six novembre
You will have your rehearsed paragraph about another person in the class ready to read out loud. The only information you can leave out is about le sport.
If you were absent, you will write about Marc, the person in the handout. It will start: Je vous présente Marc. Il a quatorze ans.
Any missing notes can be found by clicking here.
le mercredi vingt-cinq octobre
For next class, you will have a finished draft of paragraphs about yourself in French, following the outline of the paragraph we have on Marc. At the beginning of the class you will have a few minutes to make some edits, but you don't have any more in-class time to finish.
Please make sure you practice reading your own draft out loud at home, because everyone will be reading part of theirs in class.
le lundi vingt-trois octobre
For next class, please make jot-notes about yourself on the back of the page where Marc talks about himself. (You will have time in class to turn it into a paragraph.) The heading on the page says: Follow the example on the previous page and write about yourself:
Bonjour, et bienvenue!
You will check here for reminders about upcoming deadlines in French. Stay tuned!
Les nombres (click and say)
Les couleurs (click and say)
L'alphabet (click and say)
Online dictionaries (Dictionnaires Larousse)
Radio-Canada (click Écouter)
If you are having difficulties with anything, please make a lunch appointment with Madame Arko (Mondays and Wednesdays).
Parent questions or concerns can be directed to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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