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. :)
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
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.
Practice translation activities in the style of the new GCSE.
Worksheet includes a short version of the AQA mark scheme.
I go through the correct translation on the board then get pupils to make corrections and peer assess before I mark their work.
Using these every 2-3 weeks as a 10-15 minute activity, to assess pupils regularly and keep exam skills ticking over, rather than doing a massive exam at the end of each topic.
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.
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.
6-8 week topic on free time, aimed at Year 8 Set 3.
Includes sports and hobbies, opinions, perfect tense and TV.
Culminates in a Reading assessment.
A few slides may be taken from other TES resources. If you recognise your work, many thanks for sharing and let me know if you want to be credited.
Introducing and using colours creatively with Year 7, based on poems by French primary children found online.
Lesson 1: Presentation of colours and opinions.
Lesson 2: Reading a poem, highlighting key features (nouns, adjectives), discussing similes. Pupils write first couplet of poem.
Lesson 3: Preparing for independent working - dictionary skills, how to know if a word is masculine or feminine. Adjectival agreements. Continue drafting poem.
1 or 2 more lessons needed to produce display work.
Several weeks worth of powerpoint slides following Expo 3 Vert Module 2 (L'avenir).
Starts with on va + infinitive, mostly talking about free time.
Then introduces rest of aller, and focuses on je vais + infinitive for writing a timeline of future plans at different ages.
Have also included a few worksheets.
Updated 25/3 - More lessons for Vert added.
Resources for the first few lessons on this module with 2 different classes. Covers similar ground but more quickly for Rouge (they have fewer lessons) and with tenses.
References to reading tasks may be other files I have uploaded here.
I have taken a few slides (mostly typed up textbook resources) from other resources found on TES so thanks if that was you!
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.
A lesson I have prepared for induction with Y6. Would also be suitable for a first Y7 lesson in September.
1) Asking and saying what your name is.
2) Quiz in groups - knowledge about Spain/Spanish-speaking countries.
3) Video clip to introduce greetings.
4) Que tal? + various responses
Quiz is adapted from a resource a colleague sent me, so may have come from TES before.
A few lessons from the start of a GCSE topic on holidays.
Reading and listening references are to the Edexcel Higher textbook.
-types of accommodation
-opinions in different tenses
Resources for a Year 9 low/middle ability group roughly following Expo 3, Module 3 (en bonne sante).
-food and drink - opinions, food groups, nutrients
-il faut + infinitives
-imperfect tense as vocab (key verbs - je mangeais/buvais/jouais/faisais)
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.
I have previously uploaded resources for the topic of Holidays which I used with low/mid ability Y8 groups.
These can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-8-les-vacances-expo-2-module-5-updated-11067410
This year I find myself teaching top set Y8 and have had to rethink my approach. Here are my new resources (still in progress - will upload as I go - 6 weeks so far).
The infinitives loop resource is not mine, but works really well here. Start the powerpoint, then get a pupil to cover their eyes and say "stop". You press "s" and everyone has to write a sentence using the verb it lands on (correctly conjugated in the perfect tense, of course).
I have also been trying a new approach with homework, attempting to use flipped learning so that pupils arrive with the key basic knowledge they need so we can hit the ground running in the lesson. The following things have been researched at home, which is why they are not presented in the lessons:
-vocab for transport
-perfect tense of regular verbs
-all Mrs Vandertramp verbs
-vocab for accommodation
Knowledge Organisers for Year 7 French. Excel spreadsheets to print A5 size and stick in pupils books at the start of each topic, or you could print them all in a booklet.
Can easily be used as sentence builders for speaking/writing, with students gradually reducing reliance on them towards assessments.
Also ideal for homework - setting roughly half a column per week for vocab tests.
Classroom language (1-week mini unit)
School (subjects, opinions, teachers, uniform, rules)
Self, family and pets (productive and receptive)
House and home (productive and receptive)
Les destinations touristiques
Quality opinions for all year groups up to Grade 5 (transferable language).