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1 Turn your students into first time authors! You want your students to take risks, increase their fluency, perfect their written skills and still remain confident? This session will show you how to help your students write a book or ebook, using random pictures. Your students will love the freedom to incorporate their creativity with their language skills. Participants will be given lesson plans and will be able to adapt this lesson to their students level. Great promotional tool for your program! Presenter: Karine Boulle School: St. Annes-Belfield

2 French in my school Students/ grade

3 Why spend the time on projects? They take a long time and dont seem as efficient as a regular class! No need to take class time! Build long lasting memory! Flexible! Adaptable! Great promotional tools!

4 PICTURE BOOK Class time used: 2 (50 minute classes) 1 class to present the project (teacher) 1 class to PRESENT the project (student)

5 GOOD OLD PAPER BOOK POWER POINT / EBOOK / COMIC BOOK? Everybody has access to paper and pen Leaves room for more elaborate design Reliable storage Will still be there in 10 years Easily goes home Can be seen as old fashioned! Uses 21 st century skills Simple to use Everybodys work looks the same Can add audio Easy to share with others Doesnt always make it home! Your choice or make it their choice!

6 APPS

7 Basic Does the job Simple therefore fast to use FREE

8 Easy to use Good selection of options (color/format) Professional look Fun for kids FREE

9 Basic Does the job Simple therefore fast to use CANNOT SAVE PAGES! FREE

10 $2.99? Easy to use Good selection of options (color/format) Professional look Fun for kids You can save pages and edit later

11 Choosing the kind of book you want is fun! Choosing your pictures well is important!

12 TRICK: Choose pictures from the same book/series

13 Book cover Copy rights Dedication About the author paragraph Summary of the story on the back Promotional comments Include elements in a real book: This is the fun part! Students who struggle feel comfortable with this part, yet they are challenged by the paragraphs. Include requirements regarding grammar: Make it fit your level! Prepositions? Partitive? Verbs? Past tense? Future? Conditional? Differentiate! Your strong students will love the freedom they have!

14 RULES 1 MONTH PARENTS DATES PROJECT Take stress out Avoid problems Weekend planning Opportunity to improve Now they are ready to hear you!

15 DETAILS

16 Anybody can do this! (20 points) CORRECTIONS! (25 points)

17 LISTE DERREURS 1. Use an article 2. Genre (masculin ou féminin) 3. Singulier/Pluriel 4. Orthographe (spelling) 5. Wrong word (check the definition in the dictionary) 6. Infinitif 7. Conjugaison (wrong way of conjugating the verb) 8. Présent 9. Imparfait 10. Passé-composé 11. Dr. Mrs. Vanddertrampp 12. Verbe réfléchi (reflexive) 13. Grammaire (check your grammar rules) * à + le = au, à + la = à la, à + l = à l, à + les = aux * de + le = du, de + la = de la, de + l = de l, de + les = des * à + city (ex: À Paris...) * en + date (ex: En ) * le + day of the week (ex: Le lundi...) * agreement of adjective (ex: elle est grande) * 2 vowels in a row (je ai = jai) * Age: #ans (ex: jai 11 ans) 14.de/d 15. à 16. dans 17. qui/que/qu 18. Order of words (ex: my dads sister --- the sister of my dad --- la soeur de mon père) Easy for you! Makes them think! Learning moment NO CLASS TIME!

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21 NOW WHAT? Share the books in class: * in partners * in front of the class * over Skype with another class/school Read to others: * Younger classes to promote your program * Retirement homes or hospital for community service Choose a few books to turn into movies: * Use imovies or movie maker * Make skits Give a copy to your boss!

22 SHOW THE REAL STORY! My Fathers Glory

23 Conference slides available at:


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