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Tired of monsters? Try the FSF1D Monster Unit using a CEFR lens Beverly Kukhta-Jackson Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board OMLTA, H9, March, 2014.

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1 Tired of monsters? Try the FSF1D Monster Unit using a CEFR lens Beverly Kukhta-Jackson Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board OMLTA, H9, March, 2014

2 Tired of monsters? Please note: the files for the handouts are quite large, so instead of having them in 2 places, refer to the OMLTA Fall 2013 conference section of this OMLTA website to find them. You can also me and I will send them to

3 Quest-ce que cest quun monstre? This workshop will outline how to adapt the Monster Unit from our old program to better suit CEFR lapproche actionnelle and the revised curriculum with an emphasis on oral interaction and integrating language structures in a practical, fun way. la thème: Quest-ce que cest quun monstre?

4 Le but dapprentissage Nous apprenons comment employer nos ressources dans une façon plus communicative.

5 Bevs background over 20 years experience teaching Core and Immersion French - applied and general and academic, mostly secondary, some elementary department head, facilitator,Special Assignment Westdale is a semestered school - 75 minute periods program used: Sans Frontières & stuff I borrow & adapt & share Co-author of Tu Parles 1, RK Publishing

6 lapproche actionnelle meaningful interactive activities communicative language authentic tasks Action-oriented and communicative approaches to teaching FSL focus on meaning over form; emphasize meaningful interactive activities ; centre on communicative language needs; and, when possible, highlight authentic tasks within the context of a classroom environment. While the communicative approach centres on communicating in the target language, the action-oriented approach requires students to perform a task in a wider social context. (pg. 31 Ontario Min. of Ed. FSL revised curriculum, elementary, 2013)

7 Vision and Goals for French as a Second Language Core, Extended, and Immersion, Grades 1 to 12 (Ontario Min. of Ed. FSL revised curriculum, elementary, 2013) Vision Students will communicate and interact with growing confidence in French, one of Canadas official languages, while developing the knowledge, skills, and perspectives they need to participate fully as citizens in Canada and in the world Goals In all French as a second language programs, students realize the vision of the FSL curriculum as they strive to: Use French to communicate and interact effectively in a variety of social settings Appreciate and acknowledge the interconnectedness and interdependence of the global community

8 Life-long language learning One of the 7 enduring ideas of revised FSL curriculum: Authentic Oral Communication: Reception, Production, and Interaction (pg.10 Ontario Min. of Ed. FSL revised curriculum, elementary, 2013)

9 La lecture (la Compréhension écrite) Sans Frontières: Les Monstres à travers les siècles - photocopied - pre-reading discussion, then used 3 colours of highlighters - one for words that resemble English, one for words that you already know in French, and the third for words that you will need to look up in dictionary. Checked dictionary words (wrote definitions on side of page), then read in groups and answered questions orally. Talked briefly about how monsters reflect the fears of society.

10 Sans Frontières listening activity/handout - Le rêve du monstre - followed by speaking/writing - questions reading/speaking activity/handout: Les monstres, ça t'amuse? écoute - des descriptions des monstres - Finished handout in groups - vocabulary development écoute - Le loup à la porte & Les dents de la mer – formative assessments écoute: la Lagune noire - assessed

11 Vocabulary building

12 poster activity in groups – graffiti

13 Vocabulary building Reference sheets Chat Boosters (Tralco) Puzzles TES connect: Think, Educate, Share various other sources

14 la définition d'un monstre Watched a variety of monster movie trailers from a playlist collected on my YouTube channel (check under my address), then worked in groups "Qu'est-ce que c'est qu'un monstre?" Un monstre est... Un monstre n'est pas... Made poster on ledger paper then presented it to the class.

15 Mon monstre Create your own monster. Lots of possibilities - be creative. Drawing Photoshop Make-up Model Puppet Modification of toy …etc…

16 La semaine de mon monstre handouts - idea/planning sheet and reference sheets and explained. Students had work time in class. Told to follow directions carefully and encouraged them to help each other with planning and ideas. Checked idea/planning sheet and gave feedback. Le brouillon (draft) checklist for peer editing and went over together carefully - be critical and kind. (pg. 120, expectation D2 The Writing Process, Ontario Min. of Ed. FSL revised curriculum, elementary, 2013)

17 La semaine de mon monstre

18 mon monstre

19 La semaine de mon monstre

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24 Je vous présente... introductions of monster to group - like at a party introducing a new person. formative assessment with feedback. reference handout - vocabulary useful in talking about monsters, and then did introductions of monster to group - like at a party introducing a new person. Practiced over a couple of days in different ways – i.e. with partner, with small group, inner/outer circle, then did formative assessment with feedback.

25 Les meilleurs monstres

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27 Les rendez-vous à vitesse Reference sheet (Chat Boosters) Puis-je tinterviewer?

28 Les rendez-vous à vitesse Watched BBC French, Ma France: le Turbo-dating video A le Turbo-dating video B le Turbo-dating video C did comprehension handout

29 Les rendez-vous à vitesse

30 Notebook software – random group generator

31 Les rendez-vous à vitesse Les photos….. Takes a full class – set-up, 5 – 6 interviews of 3 – 5 min each + 1 minute or so for final notes on compatibility, reflexion/self-evaluation/exit card at end, put room back together. Lots of fun!

32 Les rendez-vous à vitesse: une réflexion La compatibilité Mon monstre est le plus compatible avec _________ parce que ______________________ __________________. Mon monstre est le moins compatible avec _________ parce que ______________________ __________________. Mon auto-évaluation Jai fait du bon travail quand _____________________ _____________________ _________________. Je pourrais mieux me préparer par _____________________ _____________________ __________________.

33 Parler, décrire, regarder, rire Avez-vous déjà vu …? Grodzilla à la mer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlMz7c5hN1U Grodzilla à la neige https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBtSxPXIFCo Grodzilla écrivain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwZQ2vnk9yA Un monstre avec plein de bras qui fait une blague à un monstre avec plein de zyeux https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iPi93WpyOs

34 Monster films for FSF 1D Shrek Monsters Inc. Godzilla King Kong Le Bossu de Notre-Dame (Est-ce que Quasimodo est un monstre? Qui sont les "monstres" de cette histoire?) (Twilight) …Etc…

35 Additional ideas proposed during the workshop on March 29, 2014 Students make short trailer (about one minute) for a monster film (own ideas or adaptation of a real film) then take on roles of director, lead actors, etc. Do a red carpet walk with interviews by the media. Can research real Canadian directors and actors for this. Scaffolding required. Reading: find film critiques on-line in French. Read for comprehension and also can use in a group speaking activity to decide what film they would like to see. Add constraints such as the rating and preferences to make the task more lapproche actionnelle

36 La fin! (Former address: also: Twitter or search by address and: Bevs blog: (This blog is aimed at students and parents and is usually updated daily.) Instagram : bevkukhtaj


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