SS5 er verbs activities - WCL-SummerSchool

Oral Warm
Review of
of New
Summer School Lesson Plan #5
Unit/ Lesson Focus
Day 5- Activities & -er Verbs
Students will:
- Count from 0 to 20 in the target language and answer question related to
counting. (1.1.A.a, 1.2.A.a, and 3.1A.b);
- Recognize both the spoken and the written forms for numbers in the target
language (1.2.A.a);
- Count from 21 to 59 in the target language and answer question related to
counting. (1.1.A.a, 1.2.A.a, and 3.1A.b);
- Identify cognates among the new vocabulary words related to sports (4.1.A.c);
- Identify some common sports and activities in both their spoken and written forms
in the target language (1.1.A.a);
- Identify and use sports and activities vocabulary to discuss their likes and dislikes
(1.1.A.b and 1.2.A.a);
- Compare French and English linguistic elements, including subject pronouns, tu
versus vous, and verb conjugation (4.1.A.a).
Tu te souviens ? Répondez en français.
1. Comment dit-on « I » en français ?
2. Comment dit-on « you » en français ?
3. Comment dit-on « we » en français ?
4. Comment dit-on « they » en français ?
Numbers Ball Toss- Review numbers from 0-100 by tossing a ball around the room.
Time the response. Repeat if desired.
Activités- On a projector or using the book as a guide, review each of the vocabulary
words orally with your students. Make a list and see how many words they can identify.
Subject Pronouns- French is Fun introduces the subject pronouns on page 79 of the
text. Ask a few students to volunteer to come to the front of the class (at least 2 males
and 2 females- including you). Then go through the subject pronouns with the students.
Point to yourself and say “je” and give a sentence as an example (Je m’appelle…). Then,
point to one of your volunteers and say “tu” and give a question as an example (Tu
t’appelles… or Tu aimes le français?). Ask the remaining students in your class to identify
who you are talking to. Group the students so you can include all of the subject
pronouns. Make sure when you do “ils” you do it with boys and then with boys and a girl.
Also discuss the difference between tu and vous. Then, ask your leaders to pick a few
classmates and run through the subject pronouns in small groups, with them as the
Conjugating Regular –er Verbs- Using the text (Pronunciation- see activity below) as
a guide, discuss how –er verbs are conjugated. Give them the steps to conjugating verbs
(however you prefer to teach it, or use the following model explanation). You can also
find a sample at
First, identify the verb in its infinitive form- example parler. Then talk about how when
the verb is in its infinitive form, it means to (do something). Then talk about the steps for
conjugating verbs.
1. Take the ending (-er) off of the verb.
2. Match the subject pronoun with the appropriate ending (replace the –er with these
Subject Pronoun
al Activities
Subject Pronoun
More Activities- Present the “More Activities” vocabulary on page 85.
Activitiés 1- Write the list (or use the book) of cognates from Activity C in French is Fun
on page 78. Ask students to match the verb that corresponds with each of the verbs
Tu vs Vous- Give students some examples of people that you can use tu and vous with
(your younger cousin vs. your teacher, etc.) You can also use Activity E in French is Fun
on page 80 as a guide.
Substitutions- Use Activity G on page 81 as a guide. Ask students to replace the
name(s) of the person (people) with the appropriate subject pronoun. Give more
examples, as needed.
Conjugating Regular –er verbs- Ask students to work with a partner and read the
“Pronunciation” activity aloud to each other. Ask them to make a list of all of the subject,
subject pronouns and verbs that correspond in the text. Remind them that all of the
verbs are not highlighted. Also, ask them to summarize the text as best they can. Then,
ask them to list all of the verbs by subject pronouns. What do they notice about the
endings? How do they change? What about je/j’? Use this activity to lead to the explicit
teaching of –er verb conjugations.
Written Activities- Ask students to work independently to complete Activities O, P on
pages 86-87. You may also want to assign some verbs to conjugate, to prepare for “Verb
Races.” Model conjugations for your students.
Verb Races- Create a bracket with the students in your class. Create two conjugation
charts on the chalkboard. Set guidelines for conjugations. I ask the students turn around
when they are done so I can see a clear winner. I also ask that students not ask their
classmates for help. Classmates who are at their desks are asked to follow along for
practice and are asked if the conjugation is correct once it has been completed by their
peer. Ask students to volunteer to go to the board for the first few times. Then, give
students random –er verbs to conjugate. Use the bracket to indicate a winner.
Review Written Activities with your students.
Students engage in brief exchanges about personal interests in the target language.
Students understand spoken and written language on very familiar topics in the target
language that promote the learning of basic linguistic structures. (1.2.A)
Students make short presentations and write simple communications on very familiar
topics in the target language.(1.3.A)
Students identify and describe practices and perspectives of the cultures studied.
Students identify and describe the products within the cultures studied. (2.2.A)
Students access new information and reinforce existing knowledge of other content
areas through the target language. (3.1.A)
Students examine various topics from the perspectives of cultures where the language
is spoken. (3.2.A)
Students gain insight into the nature of English by comparing how a different
language system expresses meaning and reflects culture. (4.1.A)
Students identify and compare the products, practices, and perspectives from the
target cultures to their own. (4.2.A)
Students use and extend their language proficiency and cultural knowledge through
face-to-face encounters and/or the use of technology both within and beyond the
school setting. (5.1.A)
Students explore opportunities to use the target language both at home and abroad
while accessing a wide variety of resources where students can pursue topics of
personal interest. (5.2.A)
What went well?
Did the students accomplish the objective?
What would I do differently?