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French Greetings and Introductions

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French Greetings and Introductions

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Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

This novice low French activity guides students through a series of greetings and introductions. Students start with a warm up that asks them to create a conversation using a series of pre-printed cards. Once students decide the correct order of the cards they are to act out the conversation presented on the cards. Students are then asked to each select a card that identifies the role they will play in the activity. Pretending to be the person on the card, students will move around the room introducing themselves and greeting others. Students are also given the opportunity to select a 'time of day' card to indicate whether the conversation should take place in the morning, noon, or evening. This allows students to vary their conversations as they move around the room. As an extension activity, teachers can demonstrate proper gestures used in greetings and have students include these in their conversations.

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

a. Communicate on some very familiar topics using single words or learned phrases.

Examples: likes/dislikes, sports, hobbies

b. Answer simple questions.

Examples: What is your name? What day is today? What is the weather?

c. Greet peers and introduce selves.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpersonal Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • communicate on familiar topics using single words or learned phrases.
  • express likes and dislikes using single words or learned phrases.
  • communicate about sports and hobbies using single words or learned phrases.
  • answer simple questions using single words or learned phrases.
  • greet and introduce themselves using single words or learned phrases.
  • answer "What is your name?"
  • answer "What day is today?"
  • answer "What is the weather?"

3-5
Students:
  • communicate on familiar topics using single words or learned phrases.
  • express likes and dislikes using single words or learned phrases.
  • communicate about sports and hobbies using single words or learned phrases.
  • answer simple questions using single words or learned phrases.
  • greet and introduce themselves using single words or learned phrases.
  • answer "What is your name?"
  • answer "What day is today?"
  • answer "What is the weather?"

6-8
Students:
  • express basic needs using practiced or memorized words and phrases.
  • express basic preferences using practiced or memorized words and phrases.
  • introduce themselves.
  • name very familiar people, places and things using practiced or memorized words and phrases.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • how to answers to simple questions.
  • greetings and introductions in the target language.

3-5
Students know:
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • how to answers to simple questions.
  • greetings and introductions in the target language.

6-8
Students know:
  • simple words and phrases in the target language
  • basic vocab in the target language (my name is, how are you, etc.)
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
  • how to answers to simple questions.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • recognize and expand vocabulary.
  • demonstrate comprehension.
  • learn and apply pronunciation rules.
  • use vocabulary to express meaning.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • develop listening skills through continuous aural input.
  • recognize and expand vocabulary.
  • demonstrate comprehension.
  • understand the cultural nuances of meaning in formal and informal settings.
  • learn and apply pronunciation rules.
  • apply intonation patterns.
  • use vocabulary to express meaning.
  • respond in all modes of communication in the target language.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • recognize and expand vocabulary.
  • synthesize grammar and syntax.
  • demonstrate comprehension.
  • understand the cultural nuances of meaning in formal and informal settings.
  • learn and apply pronunciation rules.
  • apply intonation patterns.
  • use vocabulary to express meaning.
  • respond in all modes of communication in the target language.
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 one can understand others and be understood.
  • 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 one can understand others and be understood.
  • 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 one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice Low Proficiency Range
2) Demonstrate an understanding of simple spoken or written language presented through a variety of media resources on familiar topics.

a. Recognize key words and phrases in the target language.

Examples: colors, numbers, animals, weather, days of the week

b. Identify people and objects in their environment.

Examples: clothing, classroom items, family members

c. Understand basic instructions.

Examples: turn on lights, look at board

d. Interpret the meaning of gestures, intonation, and other auditory cues.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpretive Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • identify memorized or familiar words in an informational or
  • fictional text when supported by gestures of visuals.
  • understand memorized or familar words in a conversation (example: basic instructions).
  • interpret gestures and auditory clues.

3-5
Students:
  • identify familiar words in an informational or fictional text.
  • understand names and titles when speakers are introduced.
  • understand familar words in a conversation (such as hello and goodbye).
  • interpret gestures and auditory clues.
  • follow simple classroom instructions.

6-8
Students:
  • identify familiar words in an informational or fictional text.
  • follow instructions for simple class routines.
  • understand names and titles when speakers are introduced.
  • recognize numbers when heard or read.
  • recognize familiar words and expressions when heard.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • key words and phrases.
  • how to identify people and objects.
  • vocabulary for basic instructions.
  • how to interpret gestures.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

3-5
Students know:
  • key words and phrases.
  • how to identify people and objects.
  • vocabulary for basic instructions.
  • how to interpret gestures.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.

6-8
Students know:
  • key words and phrases.
  • how to identify people and objects.
  • vocabulary for basic instructions.
  • how to interpret gestures.
  • numbers.
  • the target language vocabulary related to theme taught.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • apply and acquire vocabulary.
  • recognize and expand vocabulary.
  • demonstrate comprehension.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • apply and acquire vocabulary.
  • use context and resources to derive meaning.
  • recognize and expand vocabulary.
  • demonstrate comprehension.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • apply and acquire vocabulary.
  • use context and resources to derive meaning.
  • extract specific information by interpreting grammar and syntax.
  • explore a variety of topics and materials for information and pleasure.
  • recognize and expand vocabulary.
  • synthesize grammar and syntax.
  • demonstrate comprehension.
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 one can understand others and be understood.
  • 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 one can understand others and be understood.
  • 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 one can understand others and be understood.
    • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice Low Proficiency Range
4) Investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship among the products, practices, and perspectives of the target cultures.

a. Use appropriate gestures and oral expressions.

b. Identify typical activities, events, and celebrations of the target cultures.

Examples: Christmas, Carnival

c. Identify children's songs, poetry and rhymes from the target culture.

d. Observe and imitate simple patterns of behavior.

Examples: Table manners, greetings

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Cultures
Modes Of Communication:
interpersonal, interpretive, presentation
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • investigate and explain the practices and perspectives of the target culture.
  • identify activities and celebrations of the target culture.
  • observe and compare behavior patterns.
  • use gestures appropriately.
  • recognize songs/poetry in the target language.
    3-5
    Students:
    • investigate and explain the practices and perspectives of the target culture.
    • identify activities and celebrations of the target culture.
    • identify songs and poetry in the target language.
    • recognize key words and phrases in the target language.
    • observe and compare behavior patterns.
    • use appropriate gestures.

    6-8
    Students:
    • identify some products and practices of the target culture.
    • identify some basic cultural beliefs and values of the target culture.
    • identify familiar landmarks.
    • recognize some similarities and differences between cultures.
    • greet people with culturally appropriate customs.
    • use appropriate gestures.
    • identify songs/poetry in the target language.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • typical activities and events of the target culture.
  • children's songs, poetry, and rhymes from the target culture.

3-5
Students know:
  • typical activities and events of the target culture.
  • children's songs, poetry, and rhymes from the target culture.

6-8
Students know:
  • landmarks from target language.
  • information from target language.
  • cultural information linked to themes taught.
  • songs, poetry and rhymes from the target culture.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • identify cultural products such as music, art, sports, games, and entertainment.
  • identify cultural practices of the target culture.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • identify cultural products such as music, art, sports, games, and entertainment.
  • identify cultural practices of the targte culture.
  • identify common beliefs and attitudes within the target culture.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • identify patterns of social behavior and interactions typical of the culture.
  • identify cultural products such as music, art, sports, games, and entertainment.
  • identify cultural practices of the target culture.
  • analyze cultural perspectives.
  • identify common beliefs and attitudes within the target culture.
Understanding:
K-2
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better understanding of my own language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better understanding of my own language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in another language fosters a better understanding of my own language and culture.
  • the study of a foreign language develops insights into the nature of language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • other understandings will vary according to theme being taught.
World Languages
WLAN (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice Low Proficiency Range
7) Investigate, analyze, and reflect on similarities and differences between the target and native cultures.

a. Compare gestures used to greet family, friends, and acquaintances.

b. Compare and contrast tangible products of the native and target cultures.

Examples: Food, clothing, toys, and children's stories

c. Compare simple behavior patterns in the native and target cultures.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
K-2
Students:
  • compare gestures used in the home and target cultures.
  • compare and contrast tangible products (food, clothing, etc.).
  • compare behavior patterns of the home and target cultures.

3-5
Students:
  • compare and contrast gestures used in the home and target cultures.
  • compare and contrast tangible products (food, clothing, etc.).
  • compare and contrast behavior patterns of the home and target cultures.

6-8
Students:
  • compare gestures used in the home and target cultures.
  • compare and contrast tangible products (food, clothing, etc.).
  • compare behavior patterns of the home and target cultures.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
K-2
Students know:
  • what tangible products are associated with target and native cultures.

3-5
Students know:
  • what tangible products are associated with target and native cultures.

6-8
Students know:
  • what tangible products are associated with target and native cultures.
  • what intangible products are associated with target and native cultures.
Skills:
K-2
Students are able to:
  • recognize tangible products.
  • recognize culturally appropriate behaviors.

3-5
Students are able to:
  • recognize tangible products.
  • recognize intangible products.
  • recognize cultural practices of the target and native cultures.

6-8
Students are able to:
  • recognize tangible products.
  • recognize intangible products.
  • recognize cultural practices of the target and native cultures.
  • analyze cultural perspectives of the target and native cultures.
Understanding:
K-2 Students understand:
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
  • other understanding will depend on theme being taught.

3-5
Students understand that:
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
  • other understanding will depend on theme being taught.

6-8
Students understand that:
  • custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
  • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
  • other understanding 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
    2) Interpret what is heard, read, or viewed on familiar topics using the present tense.

    a. Identify main characters, themes, and ideas from narrative text.

    b. Recognize words, phrases and simple sentences in an informational text.

    c. Interpret visual and auditory cues.

    Unpacked Content
    Goals:
    Communication
    Modes Of Communication:
    Interpretive Mode
    Evidence Of Student Attainment:
    Novice Mid Level
    Students:
    • understand a few courtesy phrases when spoken.
    • recognize and sometimes understand basic information in words and phrases that they have memorized. recognize and sometimes understand words and phrases that they have learned for specific purposes. recognize words, phrases, and characters with the help of visuals. recognize words, phrases, and characters when they associate them with things they already know.

    Novice High Level
    Students:
    • sometimes understand written and oral simple questions or statements on familiar topics.
    • understand simple written and oral information when presented with pictures and graphs. sometimes understand the main topic of conversations that they overhear. sometimes understand the main idea of published materials. understand simple everyday notices in public places on topics that are familiar to them.
    Performance Descriptors:
    Knowledge:
    Students know:
    • how to recognize the difference between a question and a statement.
    • how to identify who is speaking.
    • how to identify who is being spoken to.
    • how to recognize the topic being discussed.
    • how to rely on pictures, graphs, or charts to aid in comprehension.
    Skills:
    Students are able to:
    Novice Mid Level
    • identify the key idea presented by a speaker or published work on a familiar topic.
    • differentiate between questions and statements.
    • gather basic information from graphs, charts and pictures.
    • rely on background knowledge to aid in comprehension of difficult or new words.
    • recognize characters and punctuation marks that are unique to the target language.
    Novice High Level students are able to:
    • identify the key idea presented by a speaker or published work on a familiar topic.
    • differentiate between questions and statements.
    • gather basic information from graphs, charts and pictures.
    • rely on background knowledge to aid in comprehension of difficult or new words.
    • recognize characters and punctuation marks that are unique to the target language.
    • locate places on a map.
    • identify purpose of a brochure/advertisement.
    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.
    Tags: Communication, Comparisons, Culture, French, Gestures, Greetings, Interpersonal Conversations, Interpretive Reading, Introductions, Novice Low
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