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French Prepositions of Location

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Title:

French Prepositions of Location

URL:

https://www.oercommons.org/authoring/53891-french-101-lab-10-french-prepositions-of-location-/view

Content Source:

Other
OER Commons
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

In this novice-low to novice-mid French activity, students will practice their use of prepositions while also reinforcing vocabulary related to school items. Students start with a brief review of prepositional vocabulary and then play a game in which one student reads a series of pre-printed directions. Another student tries to draw items following the directions given to them. Students then lay out a variety of school supplies and take turns describing where the items are located in relation to each other using prepositional phrases. 

Content Standard(s):
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice Mid Proficiency Range
1) Exchange simple spoken and written information in the target language, utilizing cultural references where appropriate.

a. Communicate on very familiar topics using a variety of words and phrases.

b. Make simple statements in a conversation.

c. Recite high-frequency learned words.

d. Ask simple questions.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpersonal Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • communicate on very familiar topics using a variety of words and phrases.
  • ask simple questions (mostly memorized).
  • participate in conversations using words and phrases.

3-5
Students:
  • communicate on very familiar topics using a variety of words and phrases.
  • ask simple questions (mostly memorized).
  • participate in conversations using words and phrases.

6-8
Students:
  • request information by asking a few simple questions on very familiar topics.
  • provide information by answering a few simple questions on very familiar topics.
  • can contribute to a conversation on very familiar topics.
  • express basic needs based on very familiar topics.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • how to ask questions.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

3-5
Students know:
  • basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • how to ask questions.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

6-8
Students know:
  • basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • how to ask questions.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • use basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • ask simple and rehearsed questions.
  • use vocabulary learned in thematic units.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • use basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • ask simple and rehearsed questions.
  • use vocabulary learned in thematic units.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • use basic sentence structures and vocabulary.
  • ask simple and rehearsed questions.
  • use vocabulary learned in thematic units.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so I can understand others and they can understand me.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so I can understand others and they can understand me.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so I can understand others and they can understand me.
  • other understandings will depend on the 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: 7-12
Level I
1) Communicate and share on familiar topics with a variety of words, phrases, and simple sentences in the present time frame.

a. Greet and leave people in a polite way.

b. Exchange basic information about self and others.

c. Exchange basic information about their everyday lives.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpersonal Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Novice Mid Level
Students:
  • greet and leave people in a polite way.
  • introduce themselves and others.
  • answer a variety of simple questions.
  • make some simple statements in a conversation.
  • ask simple questions.
  • list basic descriptions about themselves and people they know.
  • list basic information about their everyday life.

Novice High Level
Students:
  • exchange some personal information.
  • exchange information using texts, graphs, or pictures.
  • ask for and give sample directions.
  • make plans with others.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • culturally appropriate ways to greet and leave others.
  • how to introduce themselves and provide basic information.
  • question words and how to recognize them in conversation.
  • how to describe themselves in first person.
  • how to describe others in third person.
Skills:
Students are able to:
Novice Mid Level
  • use basic greetings.
  • introduce themselves.
  • respond to yes/no questions.
  • respond to either or questions.
  • answer who, what, when where.

Novice High Level students are able to:
  • use basic greetings.
  • introduce themselves.
  • respond to yes/no questions.
  • respond to either or questions.
  • answer who, what, when where.
  • say age.
  • say what one likes/dislikes.
  • talk about places.
  • talk about times and dates.
  • Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    Novice Mid Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
    Students understand that:
    Novice High Level
    • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
    • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the 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 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: Communication, Comparisons, French, Interpersonal Conversations, Novice Low, Novice Mid, Prepositions, School
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