• MARLBORO HIGH SCHOOL

    FRENCH 4/5 COURSE OUTLINE 2017-2018

    INSTRUCTOR: MS. P. LALONDE

    French 4/5 is an advanced course which focuses on the four aspects of language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The emphasis will be on reading, as a way of building vocabulary, understanding French culture and history, and learning new grammatical structures. Grammar will be taught through the context of the literature, with separate lessons designed to complement the reading.

    We will focus on the history and geography of France and the rest of the French-speaking countries around the world. We will read folk tales from many of these regions. In addition, the capstone of the year will be the Alexandre Dumas story “The Count of Monte Cristo.”

    In April, students will do a major research project in which they will choose a famous person from French history, and do a spoken and visual presentation, as well as a written paper.

    MATERIALS:

    Reading material will be selected and supplied by the teacher. Ancillary grammar materials will also be supplied by the teacher.

    We will also watch films, which have accompanying vocabulary and comprehension work. This is a good way for students to hear French spoken by native speakers.

    A notebook will be required, with sections for vocabulary, grammar, homework, and handouts. The notebook will be checked every five weeks, and graded as a quiz. This grade will be based upon the notebook being kept current, with new vocabulary and grammar being incorporated as we continue the course. Since there is no textbook, maintaining the handouts in a well-organized notebook is important.

    GRADING POLICY:

    Writing will be graded using the Checkpoint B FLACS rubric. There is also a rubric for evaluating speaking, which I have generated. Students will receive copies of these rubrics. Students are not permitted to use electronic translators in their writing.

    Tests: 30% Tests will be given as we finish the works of one of the regions we focus on. They will include grammar, reflections on the literature, factual information about the authors, the region and its history, and vocabulary. Some assessments will be non-traditional, in the form of projects or presentations.    

    Quizzes: 25% Quizzes will be given on grammar and vocabulary. There will be graded dictations. The two notebook checks will be quizzes. Dictations will be given weekly and will be grades as quizzes.

    Homework: 25% It is essential that homework be done, as language learning is sequential in nature, and requires building on previous skills to add new ones. Homework will be posted on my website every day, and if a student is absent, the homework will be due the day they return.

    Class Participation: 20% Students will be given a weekly grade of 0-10 based upon their participation in class. They are expected to be prepared, engaged and on task in class. Using cell phones for any purpose other than French exercises will automatically result in a lower class participation grade.

    MARLBORO HIGH SCHOOL

    FRENCH 4/5 COURSE OUTLINE 2017-2018

    INSTRUCTOR: MS. P. LALONDE

    French 4/5 is an advanced course which focuses on the four aspects of language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The emphasis will be on reading, as a way of building vocabulary, understanding French culture and history, and learning new grammatical structures. Grammar will be taught through the context of the literature, with separate lessons designed to complement the reading.

    We will focus on the history and geography of France and the rest of the French-speaking countries around the world. We will read folk tales from many of these regions. In addition, the capstone of the year will be the Alexandre Dumas story “The Count of Monte Cristo.”

    In April, students will do a major research project in which they will choose a famous person from French history, and do a spoken and visual presentation, as well as a written paper.

    MATERIALS:

    Reading material will be selected and supplied by the teacher. Ancillary grammar materials will also be supplied by the teacher.

    We will also watch films, which have accompanying vocabulary and comprehension work. This is a good way for students to hear French spoken by native speakers.

    A notebook will be required, with sections for vocabulary, grammar, homework, and handouts. The notebook will be checked every five weeks, and graded as a quiz. This grade will be based upon the notebook being kept current, with new vocabulary and grammar being incorporated as we continue the course. Since there is no textbook, maintaining the handouts in a well-organized notebook is important.

    GRADING POLICY:

    Writing will be graded using the Checkpoint B FLACS rubric. There is also a rubric for evaluating speaking, which I have generated. Students will receive copies of these rubrics. Students are not permitted to use electronic translators in their writing.

    Tests: 30% Tests will be given as we finish the works of one of the regions we focus on. They will include grammar, reflections on the literature, factual information about the authors, the region and its history, and vocabulary. Some assessments will be non-traditional, in the form of projects or presentations.    

    Quizzes: 25% Quizzes will be given on grammar and vocabulary. There will be graded dictations. The two notebook checks will be quizzes. Dictations will be given weekly and will be grades as quizzes.

    Homework: 25% It is essential that homework be done, as language learning is sequential in nature, and requires building on previous skills to add new ones. Homework will be posted on my website every day, and if a student is absent, the homework will be due the day they return.

    Class Participation: 20% Students will be given a weekly grade of 0-10 based upon their participation in class. They are expected to be prepared, engaged and on task in class. Using cell phones for any purpose other than French exercises will automatically result in a lower class participation grade.

    MARLBORO HIGH SCHOOL

    FRENCH 4/5 COURSE OUTLINE 2017-2018

    INSTRUCTOR: MS. P. LALONDE

    French 4/5 is an advanced course which focuses on the four aspects of language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The emphasis will be on reading, as a way of building vocabulary, understanding French culture and history, and learning new grammatical structures. Grammar will be taught through the context of the literature, with separate lessons designed to complement the reading.

    We will focus on the history and geography of France and the rest of the French-speaking countries around the world. We will read folk tales from many of these regions. In addition, the capstone of the year will be the Alexandre Dumas story “The Count of Monte Cristo.”

    In April, students will do a major research project in which they will choose a famous person from French history, and do a spoken and visual presentation, as well as a written paper.

    MATERIALS:

    Reading material will be selected and supplied by the teacher. Ancillary grammar materials will also be supplied by the teacher.

    We will also watch films, which have accompanying vocabulary and comprehension work. This is a good way for students to hear French spoken by native speakers.

    A notebook will be required, with sections for vocabulary, grammar, homework, and handouts. The notebook will be checked every five weeks, and graded as a quiz. This grade will be based upon the notebook being kept current, with new vocabulary and grammar being incorporated as we continue the course. Since there is no textbook, maintaining the handouts in a well-organized notebook is important.

    GRADING POLICY:

    Writing will be graded using the Checkpoint B FLACS rubric. There is also a rubric for evaluating speaking, which I have generated. Students will receive copies of these rubrics. Students are not permitted to use electronic translators in their writing.

    Tests: 30% Tests will be given as we finish the works of one of the regions we focus on. They will include grammar, reflections on the literature, factual information about the authors, the region and its history, and vocabulary. Some assessments will be non-traditional, in the form of projects or presentations.    

    Quizzes: 25% Quizzes will be given on grammar and vocabulary. There will be graded dictations. The two notebook checks will be quizzes. Dictations will be given weekly and will be grades as quizzes.

    Homework: 25% It is essential that homework be done, as language learning is sequential in nature, and requires building on previous skills to add new ones. Homework will be posted on my website every day, and if a student is absent, the homework will be due the day they return.

    Class Participation: 20% Students will be given a weekly grade of 0-10 based upon their participation in class. They are expected to be prepared, engaged and on task in class. Using cell phones for any purpose other than French exercises will automatically result in a lower class participation grade.

    MARLBORO HIGH SCHOOL

    FRENCH 4/5 COURSE OUTLINE 2017-2018

    INSTRUCTOR: MS. P. LALONDE

    French 4/5 is an advanced course which focuses on the four aspects of language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The emphasis will be on reading, as a way of building vocabulary, understanding French culture and history, and learning new grammatical structures. Grammar will be taught through the context of the literature, with separate lessons designed to complement the reading.

    We will focus on the history and geography of France and the rest of the French-speaking countries around the world. We will read folk tales from many of these regions. In addition, the capstone of the year will be the Alexandre Dumas story “The Count of Monte Cristo.”

    In April, students will do a major research project in which they will choose a famous person from French history, and do a spoken and visual presentation, as well as a written paper.

    MATERIALS:

    Reading material will be selected and supplied by the teacher. Ancillary grammar materials will also be supplied by the teacher.

    We will also watch films, which have accompanying vocabulary and comprehension work. This is a good way for students to hear French spoken by native speakers.

    A notebook will be required, with sections for vocabulary, grammar, homework, and handouts. The notebook will be checked every five weeks, and graded as a quiz. This grade will be based upon the notebook being kept current, with new vocabulary and grammar being incorporated as we continue the course. Since there is no textbook, maintaining the handouts in a well-organized notebook is important.

    GRADING POLICY:

    Writing will be graded using the Checkpoint B FLACS rubric. There is also a rubric for evaluating speaking, which I have generated. Students will receive copies of these rubrics. Students are not permitted to use electronic translators in their writing.

    Tests: 30% Tests will be given as we finish the works of one of the regions we focus on. They will include grammar, reflections on the literature, factual information about the authors, the region and its history, and vocabulary. Some assessments will be non-traditional, in the form of projects or presentations.    

    Quizzes: 25% Quizzes will be given on grammar and vocabulary. There will be graded dictations. The two notebook checks will be quizzes. Dictations will be given weekly and will be grades as quizzes.

    Homework: 25% It is essential that homework be done, as language learning is sequential in nature, and requires building on previous skills to add new ones. Homework will be posted on my website every day, and if a student is absent, the homework will be due the day they return.

    Class Participation: 20% Students will be given a weekly grade of 0-10 based upon their participation in class. They are expected to be prepared, engaged and on task in class. Using cell phones for any purpose other than French exercises will automatically result in a lower class participation grade.

    MARLBORO HIGH SCHOOL

    FRENCH 4/5 COURSE OUTLINE 2017-2018

    INSTRUCTOR: MS. P. LALONDE

    French 4/5 is an advanced course which focuses on the four aspects of language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The emphasis will be on reading, as a way of building vocabulary, understanding French culture and history, and learning new grammatical structures. Grammar will be taught through the context of the literature, with separate lessons designed to complement the reading.

    We will focus on the history and geography of France and the rest of the French-speaking countries around the world. We will read folk tales from many of these regions. In addition, the capstone of the year will be the Alexandre Dumas story “The Count of Monte Cristo.”

    In April, students will do a major research project in which they will choose a famous person from French history, and do a spoken and visual presentation, as well as a written paper.

    MATERIALS:

    Reading material will be selected and supplied by the teacher. Ancillary grammar materials will also be supplied by the teacher.

    We will also watch films, which have accompanying vocabulary and comprehension work. This is a good way for students to hear French spoken by native speakers.

    A notebook will be required, with sections for vocabulary, grammar, homework, and handouts. The notebook will be checked every five weeks, and graded as a quiz. This grade will be based upon the notebook being kept current, with new vocabulary and grammar being incorporated as we continue the course. Since there is no textbook, maintaining the handouts in a well-organized notebook is important.

    GRADING POLICY:

    Writing will be graded using the Checkpoint B FLACS rubric. There is also a rubric for evaluating speaking, which I have generated. Students will receive copies of these rubrics. Students are not permitted to use electronic translators in their writing.

    Tests: 30% Tests will be given as we finish the works of one of the regions we focus on. They will include grammar, reflections on the literature, factual information about the authors, the region and its history, and vocabulary. Some assessments will be non-traditional, in the form of projects or presentations.    

    Quizzes: 25% Quizzes will be given on grammar and vocabulary. There will be graded dictations. The two notebook checks will be quizzes. Dictations will be given weekly and will be grades as quizzes.

    Homework: 25% It is essential that homework be done, as language learning is sequential in nature, and requires building on previous skills to add new ones. Homework will be posted on my website every day, and if a student is absent, the homework will be due the day they return.

    Class Participation: 20% Students will be given a weekly grade of 0-10 based upon their participation in class. They are expected to be prepared, engaged and on task in class. Using cell phones for any purpose other than French exercises will automatically result in a lower class participation grade.

    MARLBORO HIGH SCHOOL

    FRENCH 4/5 COURSE OUTLINE 2017-2018

    INSTRUCTOR: MS. P. LALONDE

    French 4/5 is an advanced course which focuses on the four aspects of language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The emphasis will be on reading, as a way of building vocabulary, understanding French culture and history, and learning new grammatical structures. Grammar will be taught through the context of the literature, with separate lessons designed to complement the reading.

    We will focus on the history and geography of France and the rest of the French-speaking countries around the world. We will read folk tales from many of these regions. In addition, the capstone of the year will be the Alexandre Dumas story “The Count of Monte Cristo.”

    In April, students will do a major research project in which they will choose a famous person from French history, and do a spoken and visual presentation, as well as a written paper.

    MATERIALS:

    Reading material will be selected and supplied by the teacher. Ancillary grammar materials will also be supplied by the teacher.

    We will also watch films, which have accompanying vocabulary and comprehension work. This is a good way for students to hear French spoken by native speakers.

    A notebook will be required, with sections for vocabulary, grammar, homework, and handouts. The notebook will be checked every five weeks, and graded as a quiz. This grade will be based upon the notebook being kept current, with new vocabulary and grammar being incorporated as we continue the course. Since there is no textbook, maintaining the handouts in a well-organized notebook is important.

    GRADING POLICY:

    Writing will be graded using the Checkpoint B FLACS rubric. There is also a rubric for evaluating speaking, which I have generated. Students will receive copies of these rubrics. Students are not permitted to use electronic translators in their writing.

    Tests: 30% Tests will be given as we finish the works of one of the regions we focus on. They will include grammar, reflections on the literature, factual information about the authors, the region and its history, and vocabulary. Some assessments will be non-traditional, in the form of projects or presentations.    

    Quizzes: 25% Quizzes will be given on grammar and vocabulary. There will be graded dictations. The two notebook checks will be quizzes. Dictations will be given weekly and will be grades as quizzes.

    Homework: 25% It is essential that homework be done, as language learning is sequential in nature, and requires building on previous skills to add new ones. Homework will be posted on my website every day, and if a student is absent, the homework will be due the day they return.

    Class Participation: 20% Students will be given a weekly grade of 0-10 based upon their participation in class. They are expected to be prepared, engaged and on task in class. Using cell phones for any purpose other than French exercises will automatically result in a lower class participation grade.

    MARLBORO HIGH SCHOOL

    FRENCH 4/5 COURSE OUTLINE 2017-2018

    INSTRUCTOR: MS. P. LALONDE

    French 4/5 is an advanced course which focuses on the four aspects of language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The emphasis will be on reading, as a way of building vocabulary, understanding French culture and history, and learning new grammatical structures. Grammar will be taught through the context of the literature, with separate lessons designed to complement the reading.

    We will focus on the history and geography of France and the rest of the French-speaking countries around the world. We will read folk tales from many of these regions. In addition, the capstone of the year will be the Alexandre Dumas story “The Count of Monte Cristo.”

    In April, students will do a major research project in which they will choose a famous person from French history, and do a spoken and visual presentation, as well as a written paper.

    MATERIALS:

    Reading material will be selected and supplied by the teacher. Ancillary grammar materials will also be supplied by the teacher.

    We will also watch films, which have accompanying vocabulary and comprehension work. This is a good way for students to hear French spoken by native speakers.

    A notebook will be required, with sections for vocabulary, grammar, homework, and handouts. The notebook will be checked every five weeks, and graded as a quiz. This grade will be based upon the notebook being kept current, with new vocabulary and grammar being incorporated as we continue the course. Since there is no textbook, maintaining the handouts in a well-organized notebook is important.

    GRADING POLICY:

    Writing will be graded using the Checkpoint B FLACS rubric. There is also a rubric for evaluating speaking, which I have generated. Students will receive copies of these rubrics. Students are not permitted to use electronic translators in their writing.

    Tests: 30% Tests will be given as we finish the works of one of the regions we focus on. They will include grammar, reflections on the literature, factual information about the authors, the region and its history, and vocabulary. Some assessments will be non-traditional, in the form of projects or presentations.    

    Quizzes: 25% Quizzes will be given on grammar and vocabulary. There will be graded dictations. The two notebook checks will be quizzes. Dictations will be given weekly and will be grades as quizzes.

    Homework: 25% It is essential that homework be done, as language learning is sequential in nature, and requires building on previous skills to add new ones. Homework will be posted on my website every day, and if a student is absent, the homework will be due the day they return.

    Class Participation: 20% Students will be given a weekly grade of 0-10 based upon their participation in class. They are expected to be prepared, engaged and on task in class. Using cell phones for any purpose other than French exercises will automatically result in a lower class participation grade.

    MARLBORO HIGH SCHOOL

    FRENCH 4/5 COURSE OUTLINE 2017-2018

    INSTRUCTOR: MS. P. LALONDE

    French 4/5 is an advanced course which focuses on the four aspects of language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The emphasis will be on reading, as a way of building vocabulary, understanding French culture and history, and learning new grammatical structures. Grammar will be taught through the context of the literature, with separate lessons designed to complement the reading.

    We will focus on the history and geography of France and the rest of the French-speaking countries around the world. We will read folk tales from many of these regions. In addition, the capstone of the year will be the Alexandre Dumas story “The Count of Monte Cristo.”

    In April, students will do a major research project in which they will choose a famous person from French history, and do a spoken and visual presentation, as well as a written paper.

    MATERIALS:

    Reading material will be selected and supplied by the teacher. Ancillary grammar materials will also be supplied by the teacher.

    We will also watch films, which have accompanying vocabulary and comprehension work. This is a good way for students to hear French spoken by native speakers.

    A notebook will be required, with sections for vocabulary, grammar, homework, and handouts. The notebook will be checked every five weeks, and graded as a quiz. This grade will be based upon the notebook being kept current, with new vocabulary and grammar being incorporated as we continue the course. Since there is no textbook, maintaining the handouts in a well-organized notebook is important.

    GRADING POLICY:

    Writing will be graded using the Checkpoint B FLACS rubric. There is also a rubric for evaluating speaking, which I have generated. Students will receive copies of these rubrics. Students are not permitted to use electronic translators in their writing.

    Tests: 30% Tests will be given as we finish the works of one of the regions we focus on. They will include grammar, reflections on the literature, factual information about the authors, the region and its history, and vocabulary. Some assessments will be non-traditional, in the form of projects or presentations.    

    Quizzes: 25% Quizzes will be given on grammar and vocabulary. There will be graded dictations. The two notebook checks will be quizzes. Dictations will be given weekly and will be grades as quizzes.

    Homework: 25% It is essential that homework be done, as language learning is sequential in nature, and requires building on previous skills to add new ones. Homework will be posted on my website every day, and if a student is absent, the homework will be due the day they return.

    Class Participation: 20% Students will be given a weekly grade of 0-10 based upon their participation in class. They are expected to be prepared, engaged and on task in class. Using cell phones for any purpose other than French exercises will automatically result in a lower class participation grade.

    MARLBORO HIGH SCHOOL

    FRENCH 4/5 COURSE OUTLINE 2017-2018

    INSTRUCTOR: MS. P. LALONDE

    French 4/5 is an advanced course which focuses on the four aspects of language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The emphasis will be on reading, as a way of building vocabulary, understanding French culture and history, and learning new grammatical structures. Grammar will be taught through the context of the literature, with separate lessons designed to complement the reading.

    We will focus on the history and geography of France and the rest of the French-speaking countries around the world. We will read folk tales from many of these regions. In addition, the capstone of the year will be the Alexandre Dumas story “The Count of Monte Cristo.”

    In April, students will do a major research project in which they will choose a famous person from French history, and do a spoken and visual presentation, as well as a written paper.

    MATERIALS:

    Reading material will be selected and supplied by the teacher. Ancillary grammar materials will also be supplied by the teacher.

    We will also watch films, which have accompanying vocabulary and comprehension work. This is a good way for students to hear French spoken by native speakers.

    A notebook will be required, with sections for vocabulary, grammar, homework, and handouts. The notebook will be checked every five weeks, and graded as a quiz. This grade will be based upon the notebook being kept current, with new vocabulary and grammar being incorporated as we continue the course. Since there is no textbook, maintaining the handouts in a well-organized notebook is important.

    GRADING POLICY:

    Writing will be graded using the Checkpoint B FLACS rubric. There is also a rubric for evaluating speaking, which I have generated. Students will receive copies of these rubrics. Students are not permitted to use electronic translators in their writing.

    Tests: 30% Tests will be given as we finish the works of one of the regions we focus on. They will include grammar, reflections on the literature, factual information about the authors, the region and its history, and vocabulary. Some assessments will be non-traditional, in the form of projects or presentations.    

    Quizzes: 25% Quizzes will be given on grammar and vocabulary. There will be graded dictations. The two notebook checks will be quizzes. Dictations will be given weekly and will be grades as quizzes.

    Homework: 25% It is essential that homework be done, as language learning is sequential in nature, and requires building on previous skills to add new ones. Homework will be posted on my website every day, and if a student is absent, the homework will be due the day they return.

    Class Participation: 20% Students will be given a weekly grade of 0-10 based upon their participation in class. They are expected to be prepared, engaged and on task in class. Using cell phones for any purpose other than French exercises will automatically result in a lower class participation grade.

    MARLBORO HIGH SCHOOL

    FRENCH 4/5 COURSE OUTLINE 2017-2018

    INSTRUCTOR: MS. P. LALONDE

    French 4/5 is an advanced course which focuses on the four aspects of language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The emphasis will be on reading, as a way of building vocabulary, understanding French culture and history, and learning new grammatical structures. Grammar will be taught through the context of the literature, with separate lessons designed to complement the reading.

    We will focus on the history and geography of France and the rest of the French-speaking countries around the world. We will read folk tales from many of these regions. In addition, the capstone of the year will be the Alexandre Dumas story “The Count of Monte Cristo.”

    In April, students will do a major research project in which they will choose a famous person from French history, and do a spoken and visual presentation, as well as a written paper.

    MATERIALS:

    Reading material will be selected and supplied by the teacher. Ancillary grammar materials will also be supplied by the teacher.

    We will also watch films, which have accompanying vocabulary and comprehension work. This is a good way for students to hear French spoken by native speakers.

    A notebook will be required, with sections for vocabulary, grammar, homework, and handouts. The notebook will be checked every five weeks, and graded as a quiz. This grade will be based upon the notebook being kept current, with new vocabulary and grammar being incorporated as we continue the course. Since there is no textbook, maintaining the handouts in a well-organized notebook is important.

    GRADING POLICY:

    Writing will be graded using the Checkpoint B FLACS rubric. There is also a rubric for evaluating speaking, which I have generated. Students will receive copies of these rubrics. Students are not permitted to use electronic translators in their writing.

    Tests: 30% Tests will be given as we finish the works of one of the regions we focus on. They will include grammar, reflections on the literature, factual information about the authors, the region and its history, and vocabulary. Some assessments will be non-traditional, in the form of projects or presentations.    

    Quizzes: 25% Quizzes will be given on grammar and vocabulary. There will be graded dictations. The two notebook checks will be quizzes. Dictations will be given weekly and will be grades as quizzes.

    Homework: 25% It is essential that homework be done, as language learning is sequential in nature, and requires building on previous skills to add new ones. Homework will be posted on my website every day, and if a student is absent, the homework will be due the day they return.

    Class Participation: 20% Students will be given a weekly grade of 0-10 based upon their participation in class. They are expected to be prepared, engaged and on task in class. Using cell phones for any purpose other than French exercises will automatically result in a lower class participation grade.