“Quel temps fait-il ?”
State Standards and Performance
Checkpoint A Standard I.
Students will use a language other than English for communication.
will comprehend language consisting of simple vocabulary and structures
in face-to-face conversation and interaction with other students, as
well as the Teacher
will comprehend the main idea of more extended conversations with some
unfamiliar vocabulary and structures as well as cognates of English
will compose a 5-day weather forecast in French to exchange information
about days of the week, as well as descriptions of the weather.
*Could be collected for
students will observe, listen, and repeat
the expressions for describing the weather
students will restate what the
weather is today and will be tomorrow. They will recognize how the météo
students will practice asking
and answering what kind of weather it is. They will interview each other in order to find out what’s their
students will prepare a weather
report as if it were on a television news program entirely in French.
students will select a
location in a Francophone country on which to predict the weather
Evidence that students have achieved objective(s):
students will orally expressions of the weather using correct
pronunciation with few errors.
students will respond to oral questioning techniques used to monitor
their progress, review information, and engage the students. They will write the date correctly at
the tops of all homework assignments and quizzes. Students will listen to dialogues read
aloud by myself or an audio CD and answer questions orally, as well as
complete a 10 question homework assignment based on the information
presented, to turn in, receive feedback on.
students will participate in group questioning activities such as
interviewing each other and practicing putting newly learned vocabulary
into context and use. They will
also be questioned individually to review new information. Students will complete in class and
homework assignments answering questions weather using their new
vocabulary correctly. Students will take a pre-quiz, as a review of the different
students will prepare a weather forecast for the lesson. They will label type of weather it is
in French. They will include an original drawing to illustrate what type
of weather it is for the next 5 days using prior knowledge on days of
students will learn about the climate and weather in a town located in a
French-Speaking country by creating a map with weather symbols and
Bell Ringer and Prior Knowledge Tap
This can be together or
separate. Also may be called: set induction, anticipatory set,
Teacher input, development,
instructional method(s), modeling, guided practice, independent practice,
learning modalities are required.
Label…visual, auditory, and kinesthetic
Students will watch
a video on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRJapgn9sZQ
that will help students review previous knowledge of days of the week,
months, and seasons while introducing some new content.
- The teacher will
introduce the vocabulary by distributing the worksheet to the class with
images depicting the expressions in French. The teacher will discuss the
vocabulary with the class about the translations in English (15 minutes)
Auditory/Visual Direct Vocabulary Instruction
- Students will read a
dialogue in French and read it with a partner (5 minutes) Auditory Face-to-Face Promotive Interaction
- The teacher will
present a real weather forecast in France with descriptions in French.
Students will translate the forecast with a classmate (10 minutes) Visual Word in Context
- The teacher will go
over the correct translation to forecast (10 minutes) Auditory Reinforcing Effort/Timely Feedback
- Students will use bell
ringer crossword puzzle to review vocabulary from previous class. (10
minutes) Visual Reinforcing Effort
- The teacher gives a
weather expression in French, and the students give a gesture to the
weather (20 minutes)
in Kinesthetic Activity
- The teacher will
distribute worksheet containing project and explain the project, which
is to perform a small skit on the weather forecast. The teacher will go
over guidelines and requirements for the project. This information will
be on the worksheet provided to students. (15 minutes) Auditory/Visual
- The teacher will put
students into groups for the forecast assignment. (5 minutes)
- Students will watch a
weather forecast in France. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgMmMUN3a8E&feature=related
(5 minutes) Auditory/Visual Word in Context
- Teacher will question
students about any words or expressions they understood in the video (5
minutes) Auditory Analytical Questions
- Review vocabulary with
students using index cards online to display from the smart board at www.digitaldialects.com (10
minutes) Visual Image Association
- Students will go into
their designated groups to discuss what they will do for their
performance. Students can use props and humor. During this time,
students can ask the teacher for questions and suggestions (20 minutes) Tactile/Kinesthetic
- Students will receive quick review
for quiz. (5 minutes) Auditory/Visual
- Students will perform their weather
forecast skit (20 minutes) Visual/Tactile/Kinesthetic/Auditory
- Students will do a quiz on the
weather expressions (20 minutes)
Checks for Understanding
Label: directions, procedures, routines, and/or content
Observation: In the beginning of the class, teacher will
ask lower-level Bloom’s taxonomy questions to students about the content
because students are being introduced to material. Toward the end, teachers
may also challenge students with higher-level Bloom’s taxonomy about the
Observation: During activities, the teacher will circulate
the classroom examining students’ progress on Bell Ringers and worksheets. If
the teacher sees any errors, he/she will provide instant feedback and correct
The teacher will use questioning to students on material.
Teachers will observe students’ progress.
Students will perform a kinesthetic activity engaging in
doing gestures according to weather expressions
Type and purpose
Formative Assessment: checking for understanding,
questioning students in groups and individually, observing students working
on activities, bell ringers, observing on-and-off task behavior, and
reviewing class work when completed, and going over the lesson pre-quiz
together as a class to prepare for the test.
Forecast assignment will be given a formal grade based on completion
and inclusion of specifically outlined criteria (Checklist). There will be a 20 question test at the end
of the unit, which will receive a summative grade.
At the end of the lesson, the students will decide as a
group which location to present weather forecasts. These will be used as a way to wrap up the
lesson on weather before moving on and introducing new topic materials.
and/or Interactions with Support Staff
Seating arrangements will have already been prepared for
those with visual and/or visual disabilities.
Visual aids will also be used.
Students will have a handout guided notes from PowerPoint