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La grammaire autrement:Teaching French grammar in the context of les paires populaires , la chanson et la publicité. Laura Nelson East High September 27, 2013 Salt Lake City School District. Leçon 1: Les adjectifs — débutants. Vrai ou Faux? Barack Obama : - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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La grammaire autrement

La grammaire autrement:Teaching French grammar in the context of les paires populaires, la chanson et la publicitLaura NelsonEast HighSeptember 27, 2013Salt Lake City School District

Vrai ou Faux? Barack Obama:

Il est intelligent. ____Il est heureux. ____Il est actif.____ Il est agrable. ____Il est mchant.____Il est sympathique.____Il est curieux.____ Il est intressant.____Il est travailleur.____Il est paresseux.____Il est sportif.____Il est sympatique.____Il est penible.____ Il est bte.____

Leon 1: Les adjectifsdbutantsVrai ou Faux?

Elle est intelligente._____Elle est heureuse._____Elle est est active._____Elle est agrable._____Elle est mchante._____Elle est sympathique._____Elle est curieuse._____ Elle est intressante._____Elle est travailleuse._____Elle est paresseuse._____Elle est sportive._____Elle est sympatique._____Elle est penible._____ Elle est bte._____

Mettez-vous avec un partenaire et comparez vos rponses. Vous tes daccord?3Compare the two lists of adjectives. What differences do you observe? How many different forms can you count? What to you notice about the adjectives that dont change form? Do you notice any patterns? Il est intelligent.Il est heureux.Il est actif.Il est agrable.Il est mchant.Il est sympathique.Il est curieux. Il est intressant.Il est travailleur.Il est paresseux.Il est sportif.Il est sympatique.Il est penible. Il est bte.

Elle est intelligente.Elle est heureuse.Elle est est active.Elle est agrable.Elle est mchante.Elle est sympathique.Elle est curieuse. Elle est intressante.Elle est travailleuse.Elle est paresseuse.Elle est sportive.Elle est sympatique.Elle est penible. Elle est bte.

Papa Nol est/nest pasparesseuse/paresseux

Johnny Depp est/nest pasmchant/mchante

Michael Jackson est/nest pasDouce/doux

Orlando Bloom est/nest pasintelligent/intelligenteTaylor Swift est/nest pas sportif/sportive

Lady Gaga est/nest pas travailleuse/travailleur

Audrey Tautou est/nest pas doux/douce

Le professeur de franais est/nest pas intelligente/intelligentDcidez: Oui ou Non, puis, soulignez la forme correct de ladjectif pour chaque sujet. Decide whether the following subjects fit their description then circle the appropriate form of the adjective. Modle: Le prsident Sarkozy est/nest pas intelligent/intelligente

Structured InputReviewPresent one thing at a time.Keep meaning in focus. Move from sentences to connected discourseUse both oral and written input.Have learner do something with input. Keep learners processing strategies in mind.Source: Lee and VanPatten (2003)

Games and activities that focus students on adjective formsword recognition (before production).

Oral differentiation: mcher le moustiqueput pictures of a male and a female celebrity on the board. Make sure to include francophone personalities. Students mchent the appropriate picture as you call out various adjective forms. After students have learned plural forms add pictures to the game.

Written differentiation: Paper bag relayattach pictures two/four paper bags representing m.s, m.p. f.s., f.p. Prepare identical sets of adjectives in various forms on two different colored papers. Divide the class into teams. Students take turns pulling an adjective out of the pile and running to place it in the appropriate bag. The first team to finish wins but dont forget to check accuracy! Games and Activities: Simple phrase production1. Devinez: Mount pictures of famous peopleboth French and American on note cards. Put students in small groups and give them a stack of cards. Taking turns, a student draws a card and orally describes the personality traits of people. Other students guess the identity of the person.2. Person in the middle: Arrange the students desks in a circle leaving one students desk in the middle. Model the game by starting in the middle. Write the following sentences on the board. Je cherche des amis qui sont(add an adj.)Je cherche des amis qui ne sont pas(add an adj.)Students who fit the descriptions have to get up and find a new desk. The student left in the middle produces the next sentence. Output ideasSimple sentences using pop culture pairs (written/oral)

Assign students an pop-culture pair. If students are not familiar with the pair they should do some internet research (either in French or English depending on level.) I have students find an image and print it. Students then create five sentences describing each item/person etc. Ils sont comment?Ive included some ideas for popular pairs but the possibilities are limitless.Students then present their sentences to the class.

Les paires populairesTaylor Swift-Amel BentRomeo and Juliette-Paul et valrieAmerican Idol-Nouvelle StarJohnny Depp-Jean-Claude Van dammeAudrey Tautou-Jennifer AnnistonLance Armstrong-Jeannie LongoAstrix-SupermanMcDonalds-le Quickapple pie-tarte aux fraises, choux la crmeCarla Bruni-Michelle ObamaNicolas Sarkozy-Barack ObamaLa Tour Eiffel-Golden Gate BridgeMarilyn Monroe-Brigette BardotGloria Vanderbelt-Coco Chanel

Things to consider:

Adjective input can be tailored to refer specifically to the popular pairs.With more advanced learners, input can focus more on irregular adjectives and adjectives that come before the noun. (Example included in handout.) How could this grammar lesson be adapted to teach physical descriptions? the comparative? Other things?

How do we teach grammar?Explicitly (first example)Indirect explicit instruction: An invitation to discover rules for themselves. The 3 IsIllustration: looking at dataInteraction: discussion hypothesesInduction: Positing a rule for a particular pattern or regularity in the datasource: McCarthy and Carter, 1994Leon 2On savait: La Grande Sophiepour enseigner limparfait (see lesson in handout)

Lcon 3Limparfait/le pass compos avanc

Avec un partenaire, lisez les phrases tour de rle et dcidez si cest vrai ou faux.1. Quand vous tiez jeune, vous regardiez Sesame Street la tl.2. Vous surfiez rarement linternet au lyce (in highschool ).3. Quand vous aviez cinq ans, vous aimiez les films dpouvante.4. Quand vous aviez dix ans, vous adoriez les dessins-anims.5. Hier, vous tiez malade.6. Hier soir, vous tes sorti(e) avec des amis.7. Il a plu la semaine dernire.8. Vous tes all(e) au parc hier.9. Vous avez achet des livres rcemment.10. Hier, vous avez achet un roman.Maintenant, regardez les phrases une deuxime fois. Expliquez lutilisation de limparfaitet du pass compos. Enfin, rapportez votre discussion la classe. Source: Franais Interacti,f 2009Renault Videohttp://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/movs/ads/renault.movUsername: frvideoPassword: ensemble

BibliographieKatz, Stacey, Carl Blyth. Teaching French Grammar in Context. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007.Lee and Bill VanPatten, Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003.McCarthy, Michael and Rnald Carter. Language as Discourse. Perspectives for language teaching. London: Longman, 1994. Blyth, Carl. Francais Interactif. UT, Austin, 2009. http:www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/