Vocabulary lists produced for most modules of Y7, 8 and 9 French, roughly following the Expo textbook. Year 7: 1) Basic introductions, numbers, colours 2) Family and pets 3) House and home 4) School and daily routine Year 8: 1) Revision module (talking about family, where you live) + jobs and weather 2) Temps libre - introducing past tense 3) Les sorties - modal verbs, clothes 4) Manger et boire 5) Les vacances Year 9: 1) Future plans (Module 2 of Expo 3) 2) Interests/leisure/culture (Module 1 of Expo 3) 3) Healthy living
5-6 week module on Food and Drink, aimed at Year 8 Set 3 out of 4.
Culminates in a speaking assessment with 5 questions to prepare and learn.
Some slides may be taken from other TES resources. If you recognise your work, many thanks for sharing. Post to let me know if you would like to be credited.
EDIT 17/09/17 - Updated version of these resources and resources for higher ability can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/les-vacances-higher-ability-ks3-holidays-topic-11272132 and here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-8-les-vacances-expo-2-module-5-updated-11067410 (for some reason this old one seems more popular but I think people just aren't finding the newer ones).
EDIT 24/06/14 - Added some more lessons to Powerpoint and a couple more worksheets.
For Year 8 groups on Expo 2 Module 5.
First couple of lessons - countries, nationalities, saying where you usually go and where you went last year.
Puzzle sheet and link to consolidate on a Friday afternoon.
More lessons will be added as I go along.
For Year 8 low ability group on pancake day.
Links in with current module (just starting food and drink - Expo 2, Module 4) but includes some cultural aspects on la Chandeleur and Mardi gras.
Main idea for resource (pictures and vocab) taken from another TES resource (http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Les-cr-and-234-pes-6071144/) but I have added to it to keep my class busy for a whole lesson.
Worksheet on the topic of clothing designed for low ability Y8 groups to get on with independently during speaking assessment. Designed for a group who struggled to complete Linguascope sheets and Gianfranco Conti sheets in a cover lesson so needed something simpler.
Reflexive verbs for high ability Y9.
Working towards a paragraph about a day in the life of a celebrity of their choice.
-conjugation in present tense using mini-whiteboards to respond
-sequencing an account with puis, ensuite, etc.
-using reflexives in a range of tenses
-advanced structures "avant de" + inf and "apres avoir" + pp
Reading task based on Expo 2 Vert p62 but extended (I have added an extra text and broken down the activities more).
This is for a low ability group so begins with the basics - recognising food words they have done and underlining them.
Then they have to identify which person mentions which foods, and there are some extension questions for the more able in the group to move onto.
Approximately 8-week unit of work on the topic of holidays produced/adapted for Year 8 Set 3.
Focus on recognition and use of 3 tenses.
Leads up to an unseen writing assessment task (aiming to prepare pupils more for the requirements of the new GCSE as opposed to memorising for controlled assessment).
Some powerpoints are 1 lesson, some are 2 or 3.
A few slides are taken from other TES resources so many thanks if you recognise your work.
Topic including family, ages, hair and eyes, personality, animals.
Combines content from Expo 1 modules 2 and 3. All Listening activities go with the sound files from Expo 1.
Bronze/Silver/Gold outcomes for all lessons.
The "la famille de Marc" text is one found by a colleague - if it's yours, many thanks. I am reposting because it is used differently here (reading relay).
Some picture slides are also taken from other free TES resources.
Lesson to introduce personality adjectives with Y7 (they've already done loads of work on agreements for colours and physical description, so not that much time spent on it here).
Goes with Expo 1 and does refer to reading and listening activities from it, but hopefully some of the slides will be useful even if you don&'t use this textbook.
2 lessons for a top set Y8 class doing Spanish once per week alongside French.
Using mas...que, menos... que and tan... como.
Some slides found on TES and adapted/added to my own resources, so not entirely my own.
Cover lesson for a low ability Y7 group.
Various puzzles to consolidate vocabulary for rooms of the house and furniture.
Tasks increase in difficulty across a double-sided worksheet - wordsearch is accessible for the weakest students, cryptogram is a challenge for more able.
For a very low ability FCSE French group, but would be suitable for lower year groups.
Would be good for cover.
Match up key vocab.
Simple reading task (checking understanding of il y a and il n'y a pas de).
Matching places to activities with 'on peut'.
Font size is massive so you can print 2 sheets per page.
UPDATE: Added version for a more able group, including reading task.
Goes with Expo 2 Vert, Module 3, Unit 1 'Tu veux sortir?' Covers 3 lessons with a low ability Y8 group.
1st lesson - activities/infinitives. Slide 4 is a sheet to print off. Forming Qs with 'tu veux', speaking activity.
2nd lesson - reading task. Understanding more detailed messages with meeting place, time, etc.
3rd lesson - writing own invitation. Extension work on French text speak.
6-8 week module based on Expo 2, Module 1.
Aimed at Year 8, Set 3 of 4.
Includes a lot of revision from Year 7 (family, where you live, present tense) plus jobs and the weather.
Unfortunately lessons 5 and 6 are missing due to memory stick issues.
A few slides may have been taken from other TES resources. If you recognise any of your own work, thanks for sharing and let me know if you would like crediting.
Printable knowledge organisers for KS3 French.
Can be used as a basis for SoW (ie: what content to cover), as a scaffold in lessons, and for independent learning (self-quizzing for homework).
Productive KOs include verb phrases and key vocabulary that has been selected because it is transferable or is easy to say/spell in test conditions.
Receptive KOs are at word level and contain key language taken from the AQA specification, aimed at exposing pupils to a wider range of this from KS3.
Topics covered (so far) are:
Food and drink
Leisure/free time activities
Pocket money, chores, jobs
Going out in town
There are also KOs on key verbs in 3 tenses, and on quality language/opinions to be used across all topics.
Word loops are included for class retrieval practice of Food and Drink topic. Pupils aim to recall the translation of a word before the answers appear on the screen.
These word loops are intended for retrieval practice of vocabulary from the AQA GCSE Specification.
They can be used in class for self-quizzing in the following ways:
-Have the loop running as the class comes into the room. Students aim to shout out the English meaning of each word before it appears on the board.
-Paired competition - in pairs, aim to be quicker than their partner to say the answer. Give a tally to whoever answers correctly each time.
-Self-quiz memory challenge - students silently try to recall the English meaning of each word before it appears. If they are correct, give themselves a tally point. Total up at the end. Then repeat and aim for a new personal best.
My aim is to have these produced for all units and drop them into lessons throughout the year so students are reminded of language from previous topics.
Knowledge Organisers for my Y9 curriculum, including:
Revision and enhancement of Y7 basics (self, appearance, personality, family) in the guise of a Loft Story (Big Brother) themed project.
Media, TV, film, leisure activities.
Customs and Festivals
Education and Future Career Plans
The KOs are divided into Productive Language (what we teach students to say and write) and Receptive Language (mostly taken from the AQA specification list) which they need to understand for Reading and Listening but don’t necessarily need to use in their own work.
The KOs can be used to structure lesson planning, as a sentence builder or scaffold for students during written/spoken tasks, and for setting homework (typically half a column per week for vocab tests).
I hope you find these useful. Check out my other resources if you did. :)