Sample activities for Year 7 French program 2012.
Unit 2 “Ma famille”
The following activities are examples of class activities designed to cater for a variety of learning style (Gardner’s seven
intelligences). They have also been arranged in order from lower order thinking to higher order thinking skills
Some of these activities can be selected and presented to students as assessment tasks. Furthermore, many of the activities below
address several intelligences simulateously.
FAMILIES AND DESCRIPTIONS
BLOOM’S
REVISED
TAXONOMY
Remembering
Understanding
MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES
Linguistic
(L)
Mathematical
(M)
Visual
(V)
Write French
word next to
English clue
Classify family
members
according to
their gender
Link the words
for family
members to
family tree
Short
sentences
describing
family
members
Read a set of
statements in
French and
position people
on a family tree
PPT of family
with pictures
and simple
statements
Kinaesthetic
(K)
Puppet show
introducing
members of a
family
Interpersonal
(G)
Musical
(M)
In groups,
recall as many
French family
words as
possible
Role play in
pairs asking
simple
information
about a family
photo
Song or rap to
remember the
correct
possessive
adjective/gender
rap about
simple family
description
focusing on
gender
agreement
Intrapersonal
(R)
Create own
mnemonic to
remember
family words
Applying
Analysing
Evaluating
Creating
Simple letter to
penpal
describing
one’s family
Identify
important
elements in a
challenging
texts on
families
Family
description
including age
and
comparative
statements
Solving a
“whodunit”
case following
a set of clues
based on
descriptions/or
play Pictionary
with personality
describing
words
PPT of family
members with
descriptive
statements
Miming a
spoken
description of
family
members
Create a photo
album on a
specific real or
fictional family
and describe
the images
Present charades about
descriptions of people’s
personalities
Or
Survey class members about the
composition of their family
Or
Survey class members about own
physical descriptions and present
findings in graphic form (V) (M)
Select best
image to
represent a
certain type of
family and write
a short
statement to
explain why
Create a PowerPoint with an ideal family. Include
age, birthdate, pictures, relationships and simple
descriptions.
In group create
a written
description of a
famous person
Gap filling
exercise with
song on family
members and
descriptions
Present three
short
statements to
describe the
ideal boyfriend
(or girlfriend),
Short diary
entry about a
younger sibling
focusing on
description of
temperament
Describe what
the ideal school
day would be
like for you
Write a short
song about a
troublesome
younger sibling
Sample activities for Year 7 French program 2012.
Unit 3 “Au collège”
The following activities are examples of class activities designed to cater for a variety of learning style (Gardner’s seven
intelligences). They have also been arranged in order from lower order thinking to higher order thinking skills
Some of these activities can be selected and presented to students as assessment tasks.
School things, school subjects, telling the time, timetables
BLOOM’S
REVISED
TAXONOMY
Remembering
Understanding
MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES
Linguistic
(L)
Mathematical
(M)
Visual
(V)
Kinaesthetic
(K)
Interpersonal
(G)
Write stationery shopping list for
start of school and including
prices and total in euros
Create your
timetable using
icons for each
subject
Borrow five stationery item from
the student next to you and act
the event realistically
Write the script
of a short
conversation
about the
school
timetable on a
given day
Read a simple
comic story
about school
and answer
simple
questions in
English
Play a game of
charades to
present
different school
subjects
Listening to a
spoken text,
design a
student’s
timetable
graphically
Role play in
pairs asking
simple
information
about a family
photo
Musical
(M)
Intrapersonal
(R)
Recall the ER
verb endings in
present tense
on tune of Frère
Jacques
Write three
simple
sentences on
your favourite
school subject
Write a short
entry in a
personal diary
about why you
like or dislike a
specific school
subject
Applying
Analysing
Evaluating
Creating
Write 5
questions to
ask a penpal
about their
likes and
dislikes at
school
Analyse the
differences
between a
French
timetable and
an Australian
timetable (in
English,
cultural
element)
Compare two
very different
school subjects
and write three
short
statements to
evaluate them
Write the script
of a short
speech on your
favourite day of
the week at
school and
record your
speech as an
MP3 file
State the time
using digital
and non digital
clocks, using
12 hour or 24
hour method
Create a small
brochure to
present the
school subjects
on offer in Y7
Solve a riddle
to discover the
name of
students
according to
clues regarding
their likes and
dislikes at
school
Play the “Jeu du Collège” game
on p54 +(G)
Rank your own
school subjects
in order of
difficulty,
justifying your
choice with
simple
statements
Design the
timetable for
the best
possible school
day in your life
Create a
collage of your
ideal family
with a short
statement
describing it
Survey classmates to find out
what the most and least popular
subjects are. Present findings as
percentages +(M)
In pairs write
short
statements to
explain why
some specific
school subjects
are very
popular
Short diary
entry about a
particularly
busy day at
school
Leave a
message on a
friends
voicemail to
explain why
you are very
busy at school
today
Describe what
the ideal school
day would be
like for you
Sample activities for Year 8 French program 2012.
Unit 1 “Les passe-temps”
The following activities are examples of class activities designed to cater for a variety of learning style (Gardner’s seven
intelligences). They have also been arranged in order from lower order thinking to higher order thinking skills
Some of these activities can be selected and presented to students as assessment tasks.
Hobbies, sports, outings in town, weekend activities present and past
BLOOM’S
REVISED
TAXONOMY
Remembering
Understanding
MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES
Kinaesthetic
(K)
Interpersonal
(G)
Linguistic
(L)
Mathematical
(M)
Visual
(V)
Create a finda-word with
leisure
activities
Classify sports and
leisure activities
according to
number of
participants
Make a poster with
all co-curricular
activities at school
and label
Play a game of Charades to
remember new vocabulary
Write the list
of equipment
needed for a
sport or write
some simple
rules for the
sport you play
most
Explain the scoring
system in the sport
that you play
Take 5 photos of
your sport at school
and label them in a
photo album
Watch a short
video of a
fitness class
(in French)
and follow the
moves
Create a role
play with a
group about
the coming
weekend’s
sports
Musical
(M)
Intrapersonal
(R)
Create a
simple
supporter
chant for the
Swimming
Carnival
Listen to
pre-recorder
supporter
chants from
famous
sports teams
and identify
the sport
and the
team
Write a list of
your favourite
leisure
activities in
order of
preference
Write yourself
a note about
what to do this
weekend and
what to bring
to your
sporting
activities
Applying
Analysing
Evaluating
Creating
Write a short
email to a
penpal to
enquire about
his/her
activities next
weekend
Select 5 sports at
school and create a
report with the
weekend resuls
Make a short
(5min) film about
the school’s sports
facilities with a
running
commentary
Deliver a
simple lesson
to classmates
(either
general
fitness or
sport you play
most)
In a group,
plan the
questions you
will ask a
famous
sportsperson
during an
interview
Create an
“itinerary” for
your upcoming
busy weekend
Rewrite a
simple text
(written in the
present)
about
weekend
activities in
the past tense
Visit a commercial
website selling sport
equipment and
create your budget
(choose from
Tennis/Swimming/F
encing
Horseriding)
Create a poster
showing most
popular French
sports
Create dance
moves to a
popular
French song
In a group,
read 4 diary
entries and
sort them into
good/bad
weekends,
busy/not busy,
present/past
Write a set of
goals to
improve your
fitness
Compare
popular
leisure
activities in
France and in
Australia and
write a short
report
Design a quiz of 1520 questions for
students to discover
the best sport for
them
Using photos of
your town, create a
PPT to evaluate the
opportunities to go
out and have a
good time, by
adding short
statements
In a group, brainstorm and
evaluate the range of cocurricular activities at school,
make suggestions for
improvement
Decipher pictures
of a new sport and
imagine how it is
played
In a group design an
advertisement to recruit new
members for your co-curricular
activity
Write an
original story
of a student
at your school
who has
excelled at
her chosen
sport
Write a short
jingle to
convince
others to join
your sports
team
Reflect on a
bad weekend
in your diary in
5 sentences
(past tense)
Sample activities for Year 8 French program 2012.
Unit 2 “Bon Appetit”
The following activities are examples of class activities designed to cater for a variety of learning style (Gardner’s seven
intelligences). They have also been arranged in order from lower order thinking to higher order thinking skills
Some of these activities can be selected and presented to students as assessment tasks.
Food and drink, café meals, prices, quantities
BLOOM’S
REVISED
TAXONOMY
Remembering
Understanding
MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES
Linguistic
(L)
Mathematical
(M)
Visual
(V)
Kinaestheti
c
(K)
Interpersonal
(G)
Write the list
of all the food
and drink
words in the
text book
Create a visual menu with prices for a new
café
With a group,
write on a
poster all the
dishes that
you can
remember
Create a
shopping list
so that you
can bake a
birthday cake
for a friend
Create the food
pyramid in French.
In pairs, watch
a short video
of a café
dialogue with a
waiter and
write down the
order
Illustrate a simple recipe with step
by steps photographs. Label with
simple instructions
Musical
(M)
Watch a short
video of the
magic recipe
song in Peau
d’Ane and
write down all
the food items
in the recipe
Intrapersonal
(R)
Write a list of
your favourite
food items
Write a note to
your host
family in
France telling
them you food
preferences
Write a typical
French menu
for a French
restaurant
Calculate the bill for
a selection of orders
in the café
Create an
advertisement for
the school canteen
Create a role
play in a
group, of
students
ordering food
and drinks at
the canteen
Write a
dialogue in a
shop where
you are
buying food.
And assess
your text for
correct use of
partitive
articles
Write a short
letter to the
Principal to
complain or to
praise the
school
canteen
Visit the site
“Carrefour” and
organise the food
and drink shopping
for your birthday
party. Create the
budget
Research the
internet for Birthday
Cakes. Send an
email to a friend
with suggestions for
her birthday.
Write an
advertisement
to promote a
new café to
the other
students
Give some advice
to other students on
how to reduce their
spending at the
school canteen
Survey the other students on their favourite foods
and drinks and present the results graphically in a
PPT presentation
Applying
Analysing
Evaluating
Create a recipe book in French. Include measurements,
step by step pictures .
Creating
Conduct a cooking lesson for
the rest of the students.
Write in your
diary a list of
all the meals
you have
eaten on a
given day
Select the
accompanying
music for your
birthday party
Write some
resolutions to
eat more
healthy meals
Create and
perform a
jingle for an
advertisement
for a new soft
drink aimed at
young people
You are in
France on
holiday, write a
postcard to a
friend at home
telling him/her
about your
food
experiences in
simple terms
Create the
menus for the
school
canteen for the
next term. (10
different
dishes)
Sample activities for Year 8 French program 2012.
Unit 3 “Chez moi”
The following activities are examples of class activities designed to cater for a variety of learning style (Gardner’s seven
intelligences). They have also been arranged in order from lower order thinking to higher order thinking skills
Some of these activities can be selected and presented to students as assessment tasks.
Weather, house and home
BLOOM’S
REVISED
TAXONOMY
Remembering
Understanding
MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES
Linguistic
(L)
Mathematical
(M)
Visual
(V)
Kinaesthetic
(K)
Create a find- Design a floor plan of your house and label in French,
a-word with
then place selected furniture items in the proper locations
the
vocabulary for
the rooms in a
house
Read a real
Work our the
Design a new bedroom, present
estate
dimension of
your information visually in poster
advertisement
rooms in a house form
for a house and
answer some
simple
questions
Interpersonal
(G)
Musical
(M)
Intrapersonal
(R)
Survey the class
and find out the
most popular
colour for the
bedroom
Mimic the
pronunciatio
n and
intonation of
new
vocabulary
Find a music
clip to add to
a silent short
video
advertising a
luxury house.
Write the list of
all the furniture
in your room at
home
Write a short
role play about
accommodation
Read a
penfriend letter
about her/his
home and
write 5
questions to
ask for further
details
Applying
Analysing
Evaluating
Creating
Write a
description of a
luxury home
Create a real
estate
advertisement
for your home
Find and label
illustrations to
further describe
the house to fit
your family’s
requirements
Write a short role play about an
enquiry about a home for sale
Write a short
statement to
describe the
house to fit your
family’s
requirements
Rank a series of
real estate
advertisements
for castles
according to their
cost
In a group,
make a list of
positive
statements that
would promote
the sale of an
ordinary house
Write the pros
and cons of
living in a house
or in an
apartment
Survey the class about their accommodation ( and their satisfaction) and
publish the results in graphs and illustrations. Include spreadsheets and
percentages.
Write the real
estate
advertisement
for a
castel/luxury
property
Redesign your bedroom completely
and calculate the budget to present
to your parents
Create a short film in a group, advertising the
accommodation in the boarding house at school,
add appropriate music to your film.
Write a short
email to a
penfriend
describing
your home
Write a
message to
your parents
asking them
for changes to
your bedroom.
You want to be
able to study
more!
Write a short
text describing
your favourite
room in your
house and
explaining
why.
Create the
ideal house!
Draw it,
decorate it and
describe it in
French.
Explain why
you think it is
ideal!
These Year 7 and 8 sample activities have been created by Françoise Reeves-Smith at Pymble Ladies College with funds provided by the Australian
Government through the School Languages Program.
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Sample activities for Year7+8 French programs 2012