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1 Teach your language through Fables This session will show you how to incorporate your language into your favorite Fables. Learn how to create your own version using different ipad apps. Examples in 7 languages. Participants will be given lesson plans and will be able to adapt this lesson to their students’ level. Presenter: Karine Boulle School: St. Anne’s-Belfield

2 French in my school Students/ grade +

3 Projects allow all students to succeed!

4 The Hare and the Tortoise

5 To win a race, the swiftness of a dart Availeth not without a timely start. The hare and tortoise are my witnesses. Said tortoise to the swiftest thing that is, "I'll bet that you'll not reach, so soon as I The tree on yonder hill we spy." "So soon! Why, madam, are you frantic?" Replied the creature, with an antic; "Pray take, your senses to restore, A grain or two of hellebore." "Say," said the tortoise, "what you will; I dare you to the wager still." 'Twas done; the stakes were paid, And near the goal tree laid? Of what, is not a question for this place, Nor who it was that judged the race. Our hare had scarce five jumps to make, Of such as he is wont to take, When, starting just before their beaks He leaves the hounds at leisure, Thence till the kalends of the Greeks, The sterile heath to measure. Thus having time to browse and doze, And list which way the zephyr blows, He makes himself content to wait, And let the tortoise go her gait In solemn, senatorial state. She starts; she moils on, modestly and lowly, And with a prudent wisdom hastens slowly; But he, meanwhile, the victory despises, Thinks lightly of such prizes, Believes it for his honour To take late start and gain upon her. So, feeding, sitting at his ease, He meditates of what you please, Till his antagonist he sees Approach the goal; then starts, Away like lightning darts: But vainly does he run; The race is by the tortoise won. Cries she, "My senses do I lack? What boots your boasted swiftness now? You're beat! and yet, you must allow, I bore my house upon my back." The Hare and the Tortoise

6 “I am so confused!” 8 th grader

7 Less is more! Define 3 things you want your students to learn and focus on those 3 things Vocabulary? Verbs? Past tense?Expressions? Rimes?

8 SIMPLIFY FABLE READ FABLE EnglishFrench LANGUAGE +

9 FREE APPS 7 LANGUAGES7 LANGUAGES

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11 Simplify for YOUR audience

12 SPANISHITALIAN

13 VIETNAMESEARABIC

14 CHINESE HINDI

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25 NO IPAD? NO PROBLEM! Power point Imovies Movie Maker NO TECHNOLOGY? NO PROBLEM! Posters Skits in class Plays for other grades Collaborate with the Art teacher! Ask younger grades to draw pictures of the animals, insert pictures into your project. Go visit the younger grades and read! (in person or through Skype)

26 YOUR TURN!

27 Less is more! Define 3 things you want your students to learn and focus on those 3 things Vocabulary? Verbs? Past tense?Expressions? Rimes?

28 Aesop The Fox and The Crow A Fox once saw a Crow fly off with a piece of cheese in its beak and settle on a branch of a tree. "That's for me, as I am a Fox," said Master Reynard, and he walked up to the foot of the tree. "Good day, Mistress Crow," he cried. "How well you are looking today: how glossy your feathers; how bright your eye. I feel sure your voice must surpass that of other birds, just as your figure does; let me hear but one song from you that I may greet you as the Queen of Birds." The Crow lifted up her head and began to caw her best, but the moment she opened her mouth the piece of cheese fell to the ground, only to be snapped up by Master Fox. "That will do," said he. "That was all I wanted. In exchange for your cheese I will give you a piece of advice for the future: "Do not trust flatterers."

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