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A Musical Resource for Grade 7-10 Core French Teachers
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Geoff Collins . . . Program Facilitator
Danielle Poulin Tennant . . . Sinclair Secondary School,
Whitby
Lisa Weir . . . Norman G. Powers PS, Oshawa
Andrea Fudali . . . Southwood PS, Ajax
Emmanuel Nish. . . G.L. Roberts C.V.I., Oshawa
Dulce Ibarguchi . . . DT Publisher/Graphic Design
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Unité 1: La Fracophonie Canadienne
Unité 2: L’Acadie et La Louisiane
Unité 3: La France
Unité 4: La Francophonie Mondiale
Teacher’s notes – General templates,
culminating tasks, rubrics, suggested use of
technology.
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Song Lyrics*
Artist biographies
Regional information
Historical information
Cultural activities
Recommended listening
Templates, Culminating Tasks, Suggested
Technology, Rubrics
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*lyrics that are included have been reproduced with the artists written
consent
 Cultural Literacy in our Classrooms
 Key Messages
 Meeting Curriculum Expectations
 Culminating Activities
 Exemplars
 Questions and Conclusion
World
Student/individual
connection
Popular music
 Cultural Literacy in our Classrooms
 Global Connections with Music
 Meeting Curriculum Expectations
 Culminating Activities
 Exemplars
 Questions and Conclusion
1. The main purpose for learning a language is communication. . .These
approaches put meaningful and authentic communication at the centre of
all language learning activities.”
2. Effective input must be comprehensible, interesting, personalized,
meaningful, and slightly challenging in order to provide the scaffold learners
need to be able to begin producing and using language in an authentic way.”
“French is a life skill: A summary of Research, Theories, and Practices”
Cogswel and Kristmanson
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Brainstorm a wordlist that focuses on words
that students use to describe music or artists.
Play familiar or unfamiliar music.
Give your students sentence starters (i.e.
J’aime cette chanson parce que…)
Parlez!
Je peux. . .
 Be understood - proper pronunciation
 Understand - listen and recognize words/ideas
 Ask questions - use familiar vocabulary
 Answer questions - use complete sentences
 Speak naturally - proper
pauses/intonation/show my personality
 Expand/Explain - have flow from question to
question
 Cultural Literacy in our Classrooms
 Global Connections with Music
 Key Messages
 Culminating Activities
 Exemplars
 Questions and Conclusion
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Big Ideas
Curriculum Expectations
Learning Targets
Success Criteria
Build on students’ previous knowledge of
English and reading strategies p.96
Did you know?
 >1/3 of all English words are derived directly
or indirectly from French
 English speakers know 15,000 French words
 There are over 1,700 true cognates
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http://french.about.com/od/vocabulary/a/frenchinenglish.htm
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Create a paragraph to express personal
opinion or preferences using “les phrases
guidées”
Cloze passages(grammar/vocabulary)
Short answer questions (closed questions)
Higher order thinking questions (open
questions)
 Cultural Literacy in our Classrooms
 Global Connections with Music
 Key Messages
 Meeting Curriculum Expectations
 Exemplars
 Questions and Conclusion
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Presentation of a famous person, interview, a
day in the life of…., create a cd jacket, create
a concert poster, write a music review, write a
song/perform a song, create a music video for
your favourite song, travel journals,
scrapbook, research another cultural aspect,
tour a city!
Use of Technology
 Cultural Literacy in our Classrooms
 Global Connections with Music
 Key Messages
 Meeting Curriculum Expectations
 Culminating Activities
 Questions and Conclusion
Instructions – Create an oral presentation that
incorporates music, French, and technology.
Evaluation (formative assessment) – Create a
rubric for your evaluation using the following four
headings
1.Content and Detail
2.Fluency and Pronunciation
3.Interest and Creativity (use of technology)
4.Vocabulary and Language conventions
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Fromage* http://youtu.be/qaIuMTo80U8
Geoff Collins – [email protected]
DDSB Program Facilitator
Andrea Fudali – [email protected]
Core French Teacher
Lisa Weir – [email protected]
Core French Teacher

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