Ten-Month Planning Calendar September October In Level 3 text, Unit 1, Lesson A *Review of regular verbs (ER, IR & RE) in the present tense *Vocabulary of school items for university students *Review of adjectives and other French II & III concepts *Review of the passé compose *Savoir vs. Connaitre Unit 1, Lesson B *Reading about the educational systems in France and Senegal *Reading about Dakar, Senegal *Grammatical review of the usage of object pronouns and double object pronouns *Interrogative pronouns: qui, qui est-ce que, qu’est-ce que etc. *READING/WRITING: Reading children’s READING/WRITING: literature such as Un Un drôle de fantôme drôle de fantôme, reader OR the Histoire BABAR or Les Trois de la France from French Ours etc) reader WRITING/PROJECT: TEST: Lesson A Unit 1 Write an expository essay about the importance of the French language in the world TEST: Lesson B Unit 1 November Unit 2, lesson A *vocabulary of an amusement park *Review of reflexive verbs in both the present and passé compose constructions *Introduction of the pronouns Y and EN and their usage with other pronouns in both the past and present construction December Unit 2, lesson A/B *Negative constructions *Relative Pronouns QUI and QUE Reading from French reader—l’histoire de la France or L’arbre au grand Coeur CULTURE: La fête de Saint Nicolas, Le Noël January Unit 2 Lesson B *Declaration de Vol (theft reports) *Cultural reading about the French police and passport & airline security measures *completion of an authentic Theft Report *review for the Mid Term Exam *Mid-Term Exam TEST: Lesson A Unit 2 WRITING: Vol dans le metro—Letter writing communicative activities book assignment CULTURE: La Fête des Rois (King’s Day) MID TERM EXAM February Unit 2 lesson B *Imperfect tense *Passe compose vs. Imparfait WRITING/PROJECTS: 1. Essay: Quand j’étais jeune…--THIS COUNTS AS A TEST 2. Timeline of life of student using both passé compose and imparfait CULTURE: Mardi Gras TEST: BABAR or other reading March April May Unit 3 lesson A *Cultural reading of artists, cinema stars and movies *Introduction to the subjunctive mood *Subjunctive conjugations Unit 3 lesson B *Irregular subjunctive formations *Impersonal expressions requiring the use of the subjunctive Unit 3, Lesson B *continued work on the subjunctive mood *continued reading of authentic French literary works and readers Reading novel: Le bossu de Notre Dame or other literary work WRITING: A new ending: Write a letter to the current 8th graders at Brackman convincing them to study French. Tell them why French is useful and significant and what to expect. June Unit 4 lesson A *Vocabulary of employment, want ads etc *Subjunctive mood to express uncertainty Finishing novel TEST: Un it 3 Lesson B WRITING/TEST: Write a new ending to the Trois Ours book—what if the bears had entered Goldilocks house instead of the reverse situation? WRITING: 1. Write a letter about your experiences in French over the past four years. Final exam 2. Respond to a fictitious want ad and ‘sell yourself’ for employment FINAL EXAM TEST: Lesson A Unit 3 THROUGHOUT THE YEAR STUDENTS WILL READ A VARIETY OF CHILDREN’S AND ADULT LITERATURE, BOTH AUTHENTIC AND VERSIONS EDITED FOR STUDENT USAGE.