Chapitre 3

Chapitre 3

le 28 octobre Vocabulaire p. 90-94
mardi PSW p. 16
WTM p. 17

le 30 octobre Conditionnel des verbes vouloir, pouvoir, devoir p. 101
jeudi PSW p. 17
WTM p. 18
Contrôle demain – vocabulaire

le 31 octobre Applications p. 98 – 99 en classe vendredi
vendredi Liste des avantages et désavantages de la vie en banlieue et de la vie en ville p. 99
classe courte Contrôle lundi - vocabulaire

le 3 novembre Les pronoms démonstratifs p. 103 (celui, celle, ceux, celles)
lundi PSW p. 18-19 (impairs -odd)
WTM p. 19 (toute la page)

le 4 novembre Beaucoup d’activités avec la cassette
mardi Révision de vocabulaire
le pronom interrogatif – lequel p. 108
PSW p. 20
WTM p. 20

le 6 novembre Beaucoup d’activités oraux
jeudi Texte p. 109 Ex B en classe, p. 111 Ex D en classe
Contrôle lundi -  Les pronoms démonstratifs p. 103 et le pronom interrogatif – lequel p. 108

le 7 novembre un jeu (Révision des verbes au présent)
vendredi Lisez les pages 118-119 et prenez des notes.  Venez en classe avec vos questions.
classe courte

le 10 novembre Le subjonctif avec les verbes de volonté p. 118-119
lundi PSW p. 21-22 (impairs)
WTM p. 21-22 (impairs)

le 11 novembre Beaucoup d’activités oraux
mardi Texte p. 121 en classe
Contrôle jeudi – subjonctif

le 13 novembre Révision du Chapitre 3 – Contrôle – subjonctif aujourd’hui
jeudi Contrôle de Révision p. 124

le 14 novembre Révision en classe
vendredi Devoirs si nécessaire

le 17 novembre Activités variés (possibly do part of test)
classe courte

mardi CHAPITRE 3
Prenez des notes p. 150-151 et p. 153 – le futur simple
PSW p. 27-29 (impairs)
WTM p. 33-34 (impairs)

Dates indicate the day the homework is assigned, and should be completed for the next class meeting.  The topic of the day is usually indicated with a textbook page reference which can help you in completing the assignment, even if you were absent from class on that day.

FRENCH 3 2003-2004  - Mme Katy Wheelock

In this course, French 3 students will increase their vocabulary, study advanced grammar topics, and refine their pronunciation in French to improve their competency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  They will use their new linguistic knowledge (vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation) to enhance their communicative ability in a variety of situations.  In addition to the textbook, French 3 will read two abridged French novels.  Cultural knowledge of France and the francophone world will be studied in conjunction with linguistic and communicative activities.  Students will begin to write formal compositions in French with emphasis on improving syntax. Use of modern technology for research, assignments, quizzes, and tests will also be an integral part of class.

At the conclusion of the course, successful students will be able to carry on extended conversations about a variety of everyday topics as well as increasingly abstract topics.  Oral participation and improving listening comprehension will be major components of the course.  Students will study the major verb tenses, master a considerable number of idiomatic expressions and vocabulary words.  The use and formation of the subjunctive mood will be introduced in this level, as well as the conditional and pluperfect tenses.  Throughout the year, students will learn new verbs and review past verbs in the present, future, past and imperfect tenses.  Students will learn to evaluate literature, and develop the ability to write well-organized compositions in French.

C’EST ÇA Textbook, Scott Foresman
C’EST ÇA Practice Sheet Workbook, Scott Foresman
C’EST ÇA Workbook and Tape Manual, Scott Foresman
CARMEN, Prosper Mérimée
Recommended: Larousse Concise French/English Dictionary, 501 French Verbs, C. Kendris

Students will study 8-9 chapters in the Scott Foresman series C’EST ÇA.  Each chapter will be studied for approximately 10 days, including time for tests, quizzes, and other special assignments.  One novel will be read and studied for 2-3 weeks each semester.  Homework will be assigned almost daily, and frequent, short quizzes will check for student understanding on a regular basis.  In-class and off-campus “tours” will be a part of class activities whenever possible and appropriate to enrich the student’s experience and to provide them with opportunities to deepen their understanding of French and francophone culture.

The French 3 course uses materials from Scott Foresman’s level three French program, C’EST ÇA, that consists of a textbook, tape manual, workbook, audio cassettes, and overhead transparencies.  The class will be conducted in French, except for specific translation activities, and students will be expected to speak French at all times.  Listening activities, evaluated by using cassette tapes, will be a major focus of the program.  Student participation and pronunciation will also be graded.  There will be a strong emphasis on speaking the language in a variety of daily activities including, but not limited to, oral stories, games, and various cooperative activities.  Using the language in an active manner should be the goal of each student. Students will also do assignments using the Internet, in particular on and/or The Board (via the EHS Intranet).  Assignment sheets will available on a weekly or monthly basis.  Specific areas of study are explained below:

Tests – Each chapter of study will include a major test which will be 45 – 70 minutes in length.  Tests will check for understanding and mastery of vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, and culture.  Each test will also include a listening and speaking section.  Pronunciation and fluency will be tested, as well as appropriate use of grammar and vocabulary.  Approximately 2 – 3 tests will be given each quarter.

Quizzes – Students will take a variety of quizzes for each unit of study to check on their ongoing progress and understanding of new vocabulary and grammar.  Quizzes may be written or oral, or a combination of both.  Students are responsible for learning the gender of all nouns, necessary accent marks, and the best way to use their new knowledge. Quizzes, given approximately twice per week, should take around 10 – 20 minutes to complete.

Listening Comprehension – Each chapter will include a variety of listening activities which will be graded for each student.  Students will listen to tape cassettes and will answer questions about what they have heard. Listening activities will also include dictations to help reinforce comprehension.  Additional listening activities may include songs, television shows or commercials, radio programming, and guest speakers.  Each chapter test will also evaluate students’ listening comprehension skills. 

Oral Participation – In each quarter, students will have a variety of oral activities to demonstrate their oral proficiency in French.  Activities will include skits, dialogues, and oral presentations.  Also, as stated above, each test will also include a speaking section.  Pronunciation and fluency will be tested, as well as appropriate use of grammar and vocabulary.  Students may receive higher grades when they are meaningfully involved in class activities.  Students should ask and answer questions in French, come to class prepared and ready to participate, and should listen to and treat others respectfully in class.  Students are requested not to eat, drink, or chew gum in class as it interferes with one’s ability to speak clearly.  Students will contribute daily to their oral participation grade through informal and more formal activities.

Homework – Homework will be assigned nearly every night, and will typically include exercises from the PSW (Practice Sheet Workbook) or the WTM (Workbook Tape Manual), or textbook questions.  Homework may include a reading assignment with or without accompanying questions.  In order to participate effectively in class the next day, this work must be completed on time.  Usually the textbook or a dictionary can provide the help needed to complete all homework exercises.  Beyond textbook exercises, homework may also include listening, speaking, reading, and writing assignments.  Students will usually self-correct their assignments in class to have immediacy in their daily work and to learn from their mistakes.  Except in extenuating circumstances, late assignments will not be accepted.  Although homework is worth only approximately 10% of the final quarter grade, successful students will find that doing their homework helps them greatly in their preparations for quizzes, tests, class participation, and other in-class activities. Students (including Freshman) will have homework nearly every day and should take approximately 45 minutes to complete.  Please see me if you find that you are spending more than 45 minutes on your homework on a regular basis.

Exam – In December and May there will a two-hour exam near the conclusion of each semester.  This grade will reflect 20% of the student’s semester grade.

EVALUATION/ASSESSMENT – These percentages are approximate but generally reflect the percentages for each.
Tests 25%
Quizzes 25%
Listening Comprehension 20%
Oral participation 20%
Homework 10%

The Honor Code – All quizzes, tests, and special projects should be the student’s individual work.  While students may ask for general assistance on assignments outside of class, they should not complete any individual assignments collaboratively, unless they are specifically asked to work together.  When researching, students should be careful not to translate from English into French without citing their source(s).  Students should adhere to professional academic standards when citing sources, e.g. using the Modern Language Association (MLA).  Use of a French spell-check on a computer will be allowed ONLY if specifically indicated for a particular assignment.  French translation software or use of translation sites on the Internet is prohibited.

Whenever a student needs assistance, s/he should request help from me or another teacher.  Students getting “extra help” from others should still be sure that the work represents their best efforts and not the efforts of others. Students should not ask for answers from classmates, but can seek assistance on how to do assignments.  Studying for quizzes and tests with others is a good way to practice speaking, listening, and writing skills.  If you feel you need a tutor, please see me to discuss your situation.  When requested in advance, I am usually available in the mornings, before period 2 or after period 3 to meet with you before or after class.  Call or e-mail for help in the afternoons and evenings.
At (703) 933-4150
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My Quia activities and quizzes
C'est Ça! Ch 6 Mots Nouveaux Vocabulaire
C'est ça! Ch 6,3 Subjonctif après les expressions de nécessité
C'est Ça! Ch 6 Pronoms Compléments d'objet
C'est Ça! Ch 1 Le passé composé et l'imparfait.
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