Grade 7 – Classwork for Monday October 6

On explore Québec !

Québec city, one of the oldest cities in North America, is the location for our unit “Sports et passe-temps”. Let’s explore this city and find out what is special about it and why it is such a great place for sports.

You will research on this city and its surroundings with the help of this Google doc. Make sure you make a copy and share it with me before you start your research.

Since the official languages in Canada are English and French, you will be able to navigate the sites you will be visiting in both languages. Try to write as much French as you can!

 

Grade 7 – Homework for Monday October 6

Mise en Train Chapitre 4: Nouvelles de Québec

Log in to your online textbooks and go to chapter 4 “Sports et passe-temps !”.

Click on the Book Pages tab and select Mise en Train Nouvelles de Québec on pages 108-110. Go through all sections from Stratégie to Intro and 1 to 6 sections. Practice your listening skills by listening to all the information given by Emilie. Click on the sound button in each section. Begin with Emilie’s letter in the Intro section and click on the sound button at the bottom left of the letter. Repeat after each spoken section to practice your speaking skills. Make sure you have a good understanding of Emilie’s information before starting the exercises. You may want to listen one more time to the whole episode while following with the text by clicking on the play all button above Activités in the top right corner of the page.

Go to the Activités menu and do activities 1 to 5. Save your answers on the Cahier électronique by clicking on Cahier électronique and in the new pop-up window you can write your answers in the box under the questions. Do not forget to click on Save to save your answers.

Post all your answers to the above exercises on your blogs under the unit title Sports et passe-temps. You may copy and paste your answers directly on your blogs or post screen shots of your answers. You are expected to write full sentences as much as possible.

Deadline for completion: Next class on Monday, October 6.

Grade 9 – Classwork for Thursday October 2 and Friday October 3

On Thursday October 2 and Friday October 3, you will work on your oral presentation entitled “Mon voyage en …”, based on the region you have selected to present.

Tâche 

Vous avez fait un voyage de quatre jours dans une région française et vous expliquez à l’aide d’une présentation PowerPoint ou Keynote où vous êtes allé(e) et ce que vous avez fait.

Your oral presentation with visual support will be a description of your trip to the French region you chose to research. In order to include all required information you need to follow these steps:

1.   Research on the Internet the sights of your region. A good website to visit is  http://www.france-voyage.com/

2.   Decide which activities you will have done there and write down a plan in chronological order, following the diagrams we made for Marianne’s itinerary.

Eléments requis

1.  Your trip should be a four-day trip. It should include an itinerary.

2.  Give precise information about departing times and arrivals. (Use verbs such as “partir” and “arriver” when presenting and keywords on your itinerary.)

3.   Mention a minimum of 6 different sights:

a.   Say where you went and what activities you did.

b.   Give some background information on the sights.

c.   Say where you stayed. You will find hotel information on each page dedicated to the region you chose, under the title “Hébergement”.

d.   Give your opinion on each place and on each activity. (Review C.D.O on page 337 of your online textbook.)

4.   Use connecting words such as: et, mais, d’abord (first), ensuite (next), après (afterwards), et après ça (and after that), enfin/finalement (finally).

Include also alors (so, then, well, in that case) and donc (so, therefore) mentioned in “A la française” on page 331.

Conseils pratiques

Timeline:

  • Research and plan: 2 lessons + personal time
  • Work on PowerPoint/Keynote presentation: 1 lesson + personal time
  • Rehearsal of presentation: personal time

Recommandations:

  • Make sure all required elements are included
  • Organize the activities in a logical order based on the itinerary you created.
  • Choose appropriate images. Your images should also be of a certain size; do not use images that are of a too low resolution, as they become pixelated when enlarged.
  • Do not include too much text, only keywords or headings in a big enough font.
  • Keep the background simple so as not to distract your audience from your main ideas.
  • Include a bibliography, citing all sources used.

Présentation :

  • Make sure your presentation will be delivered smoothly. Practice beforehand to ensure a good synchronization of your speech with your visuals.
  • You may read the text of your slides but you will need to present such headings or keywords convincingly and your voice should be loud enough.
  • You may use cue cards to help you memorize your speech but do not read from them at length. Your audience will soon find your presentation uninteresting.
  • Make sure you use vocabulary and expressions that everyone knows. Unknown vocabulary should be explained to your audience before your presentation if necessary.

Evaluation :

  • You will be evaluated against our MYP criteria C and D.
  • Review the requirements of the task on this Task Clarification Sheet.

Deadline :

Your presentation should be ready to be submitted in class on Wednesday October 8.