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French Cognates

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Title:

French Cognates

URL:

https://www.oercommons.org/courseware/lesson/74640/overview

Content Source:

Other
Boise State Pathways Project
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

This novice low to novice high French lesson starts off with a brief grammar discussion about cognates and false cognates. Students then play an online interactive BINGO activity as students observe characteristics of the French language. The lesson wrap-ups with a series of French and English questions. The lesson is guided by a prepared google slide presentation.

Content Standard(s):
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
8) Identify characteristics of the target language and the native language.

a. Observe formal and informal forms of language.

b. Identify word order for dates and placement of descriptors.

c. Identify high-frequency idiomatic expressions.

d. Identify cognates.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Modes Of Communication:
Presentational Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • identify letters/characters of the target language alphabet or writing system.
  • recognize diacritical markings important to the target language.
  • recognize the grammatical differences between the formal and
  • informal the target language language use.
  • utilize correct word order in written and spoken conversation.
  • use high-frequence idiomatic expessions in everyday conversation.
  • use cognates to assist in comprension of the target language.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to recognize similarities among root words in order to aid comprehension in the target language.
  • that conjugations can effect the formality/tone of the provided information.
  • that word order varies across langauge and may differ from their native language.
  • that some expressions (ex.
  • idiomatic expressions) may not translate literally from language to language.
Skills:
Students are able to:
Novice Mid Level
  • use the alphabet or writing system to express ideas.
  • identify appropriate situations in which to use formal and informal structures.
  • memorize common idomatic expressions.
  • match words from the target language to similarly structured words in the native language.
Novice High Level
Students are able to:
  • use the alphabet or writing system to express ideas.
  • use diacritical markings to clarify meaning when writing.
  • identify appropriate situations in which to use formal and informal structures.
  • memorize common idomatic expressions.
  • match words from the target language to similarly structured words in the native language.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
  • other understandings will depend on theme taught.
Tags: Bingo, Cognates, Comparisons, False Cognates, French, Game, Google Slides, Grammar, Novice High, Novice Low, Novice Mid
License Type: Attribution
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AccessibilityAudio resources: includes a transcript or subtitles
Comments

Slide #7 tells teachers to share the BINGO link in a Zoom chat. This link is not limited to Zoom and can be shared in any environment with internet access. 

The lesson can be extended by playing a video linked at the end of the lesson information page and asking students to identify the cognates they hear in the video.

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Author: Chrissy Roe