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French Grammar Games: Play, Learn, Improve

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Title:

French Grammar Games: Play, Learn, Improve

URL:

http://frenchgrammargames.net/

Content Source:

Other
Middlebury College
Type: Interactive/Game

Overview:

This free online site offers a variety of online French grammar games that can be used to review grammar concepts at all levels of instruction. An organized guide provides a well-organized list of grammar topics. Topics include Nouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, Pronouns, Possessives, Demonstratives, Indefinites, Prepositions, Verb Conjugations (Present, Past, Future, Conditional, Subjunctive, Imperatives, Participles & Gerunds), Questions, Negations, Comparisons, Conjunctions, Passive Voice, Expressing Time, and more. As an added bonus, most topics include a printable resource or study guide explaining each specific grammar topic. This PDF file is available in both French and English.

Content Standard(s):
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice Low Proficiency Range
6) Investigate, analyze, and reflect on similarities and differences between the target and native languages.

a. Identify cognates.

b. Differentiate formal and informal forms of language.

c. Compare sound systems of the native and target languages.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Modes Of Communication:
interpersonal Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • identify cognates.
  • recognize formal and informal language.
  • begin to notice similarities and differences in the target and native languages.

3-5
  • identify cognates.
  • recognize formal and informal language.
  • begin to notice similarities and differences in target and native languages.

6-8
Students:
  • compare pronunciation of different languages.
  • differentiate formal and informal forms of language.
  • recognize cognates.
  • discuss similarities and differences between the target and native languages.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • what cognates are.

3-5
Students know:
  • what cognates are.
  • how to recognize formal and informal language.

6-8
Students know:
  • proper target language pronunciation.
  • how to recognize formal and informal language.
  • various tangible products.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • recognize and use simple cognates.
  • recognize formal and informal language.
  • use formal and informal language.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • recognize and use simple cognates.
  • recognize formal and informal language.
  • use formal and informal language.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • recognize and use simple cognates.
  • recognize formal and informal language
  • use formal and informal language.
  • use proper pronunciation.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
  • other understandings will depend on theme taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
  • Other understanding will depend on theme taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice Mid Proficiency Range
6) Investigate, analyze, and reflect on similarities and differences between the target and native languages.

a. Identify cognates and hypothesize about why languages might need to borrow words.

b. Compare word order of native and target languages.

c. Compare patterns of spoken communication such as intonation and pronunciation.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • recognize word order of the target language.
  • recognize similarities in pronunciation.
  • identify cognates.

3-5
Students:
  • recognize and compare word order of the target and native languages.
  • recognize similarities and differences in pronunciation.
  • identify cognates.

6-8
Students:
  • conpare and contrast word order of the target and native languages.
  • recognize similarities and differences in intonation and pronunciation.
  • identify cognates.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • syntax of the target language.
  • how to identify cognates in the target language.

3-5
Students know:
  • syntax of the target language.
  • how to identify cognates in the target language.

6-8
Students know:
  • language proficiency levels.
  • syntax of the target language.
  • how to identify cognates in the target language.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • duplicate word order in sentences from target language.
  • mimic intonation in the target language.
  • identify cognates.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • duplicate word order in sentences from target language.
  • mimic intonation in the target language.
  • identify cognates.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • duplicate word order in sentences from the target language.
  • mimic intonation in the target language.
  • identify cognates.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
  • other understandings will depend on theme taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
  • other understanding will depend on theme taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice High Proficiency Range
6) Investigate, analyze, and reflect on similarities and differences between the target and native languages.

a. Compare similarities and differences in writing systems of native and target languages.

b. Recognize idiomatic expressions in the target and native languages.

c. Compare and contrast patterns of spoken communication such as intonation and register.

d.Compare and contrast patterns of written communication such as style, syntax, and audience.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • recognize similarities in writing systems.
  • compare and contrast patterns in both written and spoken communication.

3-5
Students:
  • recognize similarities and differences in writing systems.
  • recognize idiomatic expressions.
  • compare and contrast patterns in both written and spoken communication.

6-8
Students:
  • analyze similarities and differences in writing systems.
  • recognize and compare idiomatic expressions.
  • compare and contrast patterns in both written and spoken communication.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • similarities between target and native language writing systems.
  • some idiomatic expressions.
  • simliarities and differences between target and native language pronunciation.

3-5
Students know:
  • similarities between target and native language writing systems.
  • some idiomatic expressions.
  • simliarities and differences between target and native language pronunciation.

6-8
Students know:
  • similarities between target and native language writing systems.
  • some idiomatic expressions.
  • simliarities and differences between target and native language pronunciation.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • recognize idiomatic expressions.
  • compare idiomatic expressions.
  • compare and contrast similarities and differences in the target and native language writing systems.
  • compare and contrast similarities and differences of the spoken language.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • recognize idiomatic expressions.
  • compare idiomatic expressions.
  • compare and contrast similarities and differences in the target and native language writing systems.
  • compare and contrast similarities and differences of the spoken language.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • recognize idiomatic expressions.
  • compare idiomatic expressions.
  • analyze the target and native language writing systems.
  • analyze the spoken language.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
  • other understandings will depend on theme taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
  • other understanding will depend on theme taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Intermediate Low Proficiency Range
6) Investigate and analyze similarities and differences between the target and native languages.

a. Identify words in the target language that have no translation in English.

b. Hypothesize about the similarities of language based on awareness of cognates and idioms.

c. Analyze idiomatic expressions in the target language.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • recognize idiomatic expression in the target and native languages.
  • understand that langauge cannot be translated word for word.
  • recognize similarities and differences in the target and native language systems.

3-5
Students:
  • recognize idiomatic expression in the target and native languages.
  • understand that langauge cannot be translated word for word.
  • recognize similarities and differences in the target and native language systems.

6-8
Students:
  • analyze idiomatic expressions in target and native languages.
  • conclude that language cannot be translated word for word.
  • recognize similarities and differences between language systems.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • various idiomatic expressions based on themes taught.
  • that not all idiomatic expressions can be translated.
  • similarities and differences in the target and native language systems.

3-5
Students know:
  • various idiomatic expressions based on themes taught.
  • that not all idiomatic expressions can be translated.
  • similarities and differences in the target and native language systems.

6-8
Students know:
  • various idiomatic expressions based on themes taught.
  • that not all idiomatic expressions can be translated.
  • similarities and differences in the target and native language systems.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • recognize idiomatic expressions.
  • understand that those expressions cannot always be translated into their native language.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • recognize idiomatic expressions.
  • understand that those expressions cannot always be translated into their native language.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • recognize idiomatic expressions.
    • understand that those expressions cannot always be translated into their native language.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
  • other understandings will depend on theme taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
  • other understanding will depend on theme taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Intermediate Mid Proficiency Range
6) Investigate, analyze, and reflect on similarities and differences between the target and native languages.

a. Compare how different time frames are expressed.

b. Describe shades of meaning expressed by different time frames.

c. Identify and compare language appropriate to specific social settings.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • recognize formal and informal language.
  • use formal and informal language appropriately.
  • determine if an interaction is in the past of present.

3-5
Students:
  • recognize and use formal and informal language appropriately.
  • recognize langauge used in different social settings.
  • determine if an interaction is in the past of present.

6-8
Students:
  • recognize language appropriate to different social settings.
  • use language appropriate to different social settings.
  • compare how the past is expressed in both target and native languages.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • indicators of formal and informal language.
  • present tense time frame.
  • past tense time frame.

3-5
Students know:
  • indicators of formal and informal language.
  • present tense time frame.
  • past tense time frame.

6-8
Students know:
  • indicators of formal and informal language.
  • present tense time frame.
  • past tense time frame.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • recognize and use formal and informal language appropriately.
  • recognize cognates.
  • recognize similarities and differences in the target and native language.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • recognize and use formal and informal language appropriately.
  • recognize cognates.
  • compare and contrast the target and native language.
  • determine if an action is in the past, present or fulture tense.

6-8
Students are able to:
Students are able to:
  • use formal and informal language appropriately.
  • recognize cognates.
  • analyze the target and native language writing systems.
  • analyze target and native language grammatical structures.
  • determine if an action is in the past, present or fulture tense.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
  • other understandings will depend on theme taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
  • other understanding will depend on theme taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Intermediate High Proficiency Range
6) Investigate, analyze, and synthesize similarities and differences between the target and native language.

a. Compare syntax functions.

b. Explain discrepancies between sound and writing systems in the target and native languages.

c. Hypothesize about the origins of idioms.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • compare word order of the target and native languages.
  • compare and contrast written and spoken language.
  • recognize and use idiomatic expressions.

3-5
Students:
  • compare word order of the target and native languages.
  • compare and contrast written and spoken language.
  • recognize and use idiomatic expressions.

6-8
Students:
  • compare and contrast sentence structures in the target and native languages.
  • hypothesize and research reasons why language structures differ.
  • recognize and use idiomatic expressions.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • sentence syntax in the target and native languages.
  • differences and similarities in written and spoken language.
  • some idiomatic expressions.

3-5
Students know:
  • sentence syntax in the target and native languages.
  • differences and similarities in written and spoken language.
  • some idiomatic expressions.

6-8
Students know:
  • sentence syntax in the target and native languages.
  • differences and similarities in written and spoken language.
  • some idiomatic expressions.
  • how to hypothesize on differences between languages.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • compare word order of native and target language.
  • compare and contrast written and spoken language.
  • recognize and use idiomatic expressions.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • compare word order of native and target language.
  • compare and contrast written and spoken language.
  • recognize and use idiomatic expressions.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • recognize and use idiomatic expressions.
  • compare and contrast sentence structures in target and native languages.
  • hypothesize and research reasons why languages are different.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
  • other understandings will depend on theme taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
  • other understanding will depend on theme taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
  • other understandings will depend on theme being taught.
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
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.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level II
8) Compare characteristics of the target language and the native language.

a. Use formal and informal forms of language.

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

c. Use high-frequency idiomatic expressions.

d. Use cognates.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Evidence Of Student Attainment:

Students:
  • use formal and informal forms of language appropriately in everyday situations.
  • use correct word order when describing things and dates in writing and speaking.
  • use high-frequency idomatic 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.
  • which pronouns and verb forms to use in formal and informal situations.
  • how to politely ask for assistance or information.
  • how to greet and thank someone formally and informally.
  • that word order varies across langauges and may differ from their native language.
  • that some expressions (ex.
  • idomatic expressions) may not translate literally from language to language.
Skills:
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.
Intermediate Low Level
Students are able to:
  • identify which situations would require formal or informal forms of language.
  • use correct word order when writing and speaking about dates and descriptions.
  • recognize and use very common idomatic expressions.
  • match words from the target language to similarly structured words in the native language.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • languages can show formality and informality in ways different from their native language.
  • cognates and false cognates exist between languages.
  • not every word or phrase has an equivalent translation in another language.
  • word order often differs between languages.
  • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
  • other understandings will depend on theme taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level III
8) Compare characteristics of the target language and the native language in a variety of time frames.

a. Compare idiomatic expressions of the target language and the native language.

b. Compare formal and informal registers of language.

c. Compare the use of different time frames in the target and native cultures.

d. Make connections between target language and native language based on knowledge of cognates.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Modes Of Communication:
Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational Modes of communication
Evidence Of Student Attainment:

Students:
  • use the target language to make comparisons of the similarities and differences of idiomatic expressions in the target language and native langauge.
  • use the target language to make comparisons of the formal and informal registers of the target language.
  • use the target language to make comparisons of the use of different time
  • frames in the target language and native language.
  • use the target language to make connections from the target language to native langauge based on the knowledge of cognates.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • a variety of the target language specific vocabulary.
  • verb conjugations in a variety of time frames.
  • both high frequency and other common idiomatic expressions from earlier levels.
  • cognates and false cognates.
  • when to use formal and informal langauge in the target culture.
  • uses of various time frames.
Skills:
Intermediate Low Level
Students are able to:
  • identify which situations would require formal or informal forms of language.
  • use correct word order when writing and speaking about dates and descriptions.
  • recognize and use very common idomatic expressions.
  • match words from the target language to similarly structured words in the native language.
Intermediate Mid Level
Students are able to:
  • identify and use a variety of target language vocabulary.
  • use correct word order when writing and speaking about dates and descriptions.
  • communicate in present, past, future, etc..
  • use idiomatic expressions to convey thoughts in culturally appropriate ways.
  • compare and connect language similarities and differences using cognates and false cognates.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • culture and language are inextricably linked together.
  • structures and writing systems of the target language and English have similarities and differences.
  • different linguistic structures communicate different meanings.
  • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
  • other understandings will depend on theme taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level IV
8) Compare characteristics of the target language and the native language in a variety of time frames and moods.

a. Explain idiomatic expressions appropriately.

b. Compare and contrast formal and informal registers of language.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • make comparisons of idiomatic expressions commonly used by native speakers of the target language with idioms common in their own language.
  • compare and contrast the formal and informal registers of language.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • common idiomatic expressions in the target language.
  • formal and informal forms of address and language.
  • the target language vocabulary for specific purposes.
  • how to communicate in a variety of tenses and moods.
Skills:
Intermediate Mid Level
Students are able to:
  • identify and use a variety of target language vocabulary.
  • use correct word order when writing and speaking about dates and descriptions.
  • communicate in present, past, future, etc..
  • use idiomatic expressions to convey thoughts in culturally appropriate ways.
  • compare and connect language similarities and differences using cognates and false cognates.
  • Intermediate High Level
    Students are able to:
    • differentiate between when to use formal and informal register.
    • recognize and understand idiomatic expressions in listening and reading.
    • use idiomatic expressions appropriately in speaking and writing.
    • communicate in the target language in a variety of time frames and moods.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • formal and informal registers of language are indicative of the practices and perspectives of the target culture.
  • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
  • other understandings will depend on theme taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level V
8) Compare characteristics of the target language and the native language using complex sentence structure in a variety of time frames and aspects.

a. Compare choice and use of prepositions.

b. Analyze elements of the target language related to time and tense.

c. Compare the writing system of the target language and the native language.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Intermediate High Level
Students:
  • make comparisons of idiomatic expressions commonly used by native speakers of the target language with idioms common in their own language.
  • compare and contrast the formal and informal registers of language.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • common idiomatic expressions in the target language.
  • formal and informal forms of address and language.
  • the target language vocabulary for specific purposes.
  • how to communicate in a variety of tenses and moods.
Skills:
Intermediate High Level
Students are able to:
  • compare and contrast the products, practices and perspectives of the target culture to their native culture in a variety of time frames and moods in the target language.
  • communicate in the target language in a variety of time frames and moods.
  • use target langauge to compare activities and events of the target culture and native culture.
  • use target langauge to compare the practices of target and native culture.
  • identify games, fairy tales, songs, and rhymes from the target culture and compare them with those of the native culture.
  • identify and use borrowed words and cognates in the language they are learning and their own, and hypothesize about their origins.
  • compare and analyze idiomatic expressions in the language they are learning and their own, and hypothesize about their origins.
  • compare language appropriate to specific social groups and situations in the language they are learning and their own. compare syntax functions (e.g., word order and inflections) to express meaning in the target language and in English.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • culture and language are inextricably linked together.
  • structures and writing systems of the target language and English have similarities and differences.
  • different linguistic structures communicate different meanings.
  • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
  • other understandings will depend on theme taught.
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