<p>This is a good one to engage the pupils by relating it to something they know a lot about…all that time watching episode after episode can finally be described as educational! I have used this at KS3 to teach Variation & Classification as well as KS4 for lower ability. Includes a reference sheet to show the family tree and a question sheet to answer in class or as a homework activity.</p>
This stuff went down really well with my Y9s (middle ability). They'd learnt how to do regular avoir verbs in the perfect tense and I wanted to move them on to use some irregular verbs.
The starter is matching the infinitives, past participles & English meaning of some irregular verbs, then I worked through the activities on the Dejeuner du Matin powerpoint. I'd say it would take 2-3 lessons to get everything done, depending how much time you spend on discussion and pronunciation practice.
A brochure in French for Hogwarts School - my Y11s went nuts over this, they're all big Harry Potter fans, and its fame spread so I ended up with Y7s asking if they could see it too (I suspect a lot of them thought it was really from Hogwarts, bless them).
You could use this for a reading comprehension, gapfill, speaking activity - anything really.
These are from the old spec AQA GCSE papers, but they're still of use for revision & exam practice. I&'ve taken all of the questions from the last 3 years&'; reading, writing é speaking papers and put them into booklets by topic - I use them as ongoing homework or classwork with my GCSE groups as we're going through the key topics. Hope they&'re useful to other people as well!
Most students will find revision boring - this is mainly because they think staring at the page will do!!! Unfortunately, as much as I stare at the kettle, the cup of tea does not just magically materialise in my hands!!<br />
I find this strategy is useful for an active and creative approach to homework. Please model with students by challenging them to memorise a sentence, make it longer and longer each lesson... they get seriously involved!!!! Examples in French and Spanish but concept is applicable to any language.
A great set of 20 A4 language posters with pictures and words in 4 different languages – Polish, German, Spanish and French.<br />
Items are as follows:<br />
Pen, pencil, markers, crayons, ruler, rubber, sharpener, calculator, paper, book, table, chair, door, window, computer, keyboard, mouse, board, shelves, classroom, school.<br />
Educational Research focusing on a particular strategies employed to enhance Modern Foreign Language students' learning and performance with specific reference to Carol Dweck's work on Mindset. I hope this article will inspire colleagues to consider ways in which to take students' mindsets into account when planning language lessons in particular. The process of conducting the research along with the results made a difference to our approach to expectations and encouragement of the students and led to some changes in classroom practice.<br />