Thursday, 19 December 2013

Message from Tr. Marwa

Assalamo Alaikum Dear Parents,



I hope that you enjoy the winter break and that you spend a nice and warm time with your kids.




Tr. Marwa

Monday, 16 December 2013

Winter Break Language Assignment

Assalam Alaikum Parents,

                 Students will have a short reading comprehension booklet to work on over the winter break. It will be due January 13th, 2014. Students were given the booklet on Friday and may start it as soon as they please. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me. JazakAllah-Khairan.
                             Tr. Seher



Friday, 13 December 2013

Class Updates

Assalamu Alaikom,

Insha'Allah Grade 4 students will be tested on the "Addition and Subtraction" unit on Tuesday December 17, 2013

They will also have a science test covering the "Habitats" unit on Wednesday December 18, 2013.


Jazakum Allah Khairan for your cooperation and have a wonderful weekend.


Updates from French class - Tr. Amina

Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents,

I would like   to inform that grade 4 students have a small project on the Winter season ( weather, clothing and activities). I am attaching the details of the project.
Students were given the vocabulary in class and we drilled orally all the sentences related to the weather, the clothing and few activities.

Just a few reminders that:
  •  this is the student work (if any help is needed, they can ask me any time) not parents's work.
  • students are required to write directly in French even if the sentences are not perfect or contain some English vocabulary
  • students are not allowed to write in English and use Google translator (it will show) but they can use the on-line dictionary to translate some words.
Jazakum Allah kheiran for your cooperation and support,

Amina Ould-brahim, OCT, PhD
French teacher and Science Coordinator
www.abraarschool.com



Projet de Français : La saison d’hiver

Projet :
Ton projet doit avoir les informations suivantes ;

·        Le temps qu’il fait en hiver (2  à 3 phrases)
·        Les vêtements que tu portes en hiver (2  à 3 phrases)
·        Les activités que tu fais à l’école et à la maison. (2  à 3 phrases)

  Ton projet doit avoir aussi des dessins, images ou photos. Tu peux découper des images de la publicité (flyers).
Tu peux présenter ton projet sous forme :
·        D’un poster ou d’un petit livret.
Tu peux découper et décorer ton livret ou ton poster.
Utilise ton imagination et ta créativité.
Evaluation :
The project can be typed or handwritten. The pictures can be drawn or taken from internet or flyers.
Students are evaluated:
·        on the sentences, spelling mistakes (if there are too much),
·        neatness
·        originality and creativity.


Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Math H.W,


WB p. 39

Math test covering Ch.4 "Addition and Subtraction" on Tuesday December 17th,2013

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Social Studies Project

CREATING A PROVINCIAL TRAVEL BROCHURE
 You will be acting as a travel agent for the Province or Territory you choose. Your task is to create a travel brochure about a specific Province or Territory from Canada. Research your Province/ Territory and choose aspects that may attract potential visitors.



1st – Choose a Province or Territory from Canada



2nd-  Research about the following:
à A detailed map of the Province/Territory
àPopulation and weather reports
à A list of Major cities
à A list of attractions with short descriptions (Pick top 5 attractions)
à Government in practice at the moment
à Languages spoken
à Traditions/ cultures practiced (food, music, art, etc.)


 


3rd- Create a travel brochure depicting all the information you gathered
Be creative and use pictures.  (This part will be completed in class)







 



 
 
 

Homework

Language: Spelling lesson 10 + Test Friday
Social Studies: Provinces research questions due Friday


Monday, 9 December 2013

Words of the Week

Spelling Words of the Week (Consonant Blends)

1. Grammar
2. Predator
3. Trophy
4. Trapeze
5. Praise
6. Greedy
7. Tractor
8. Grateful
9. Prefix
10. Grouse




Friday, 6 December 2013

Math H.W.

Workbook p.33




Have a pleasant weekend!


Updates from French Class

Friday, December 6, 2013

Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents
Time is just flying by and we are already in December and the winter break is at our door.
So far we are working on our daily vocabulary, using it in sentences, questions and answers. Al Hamdulillah, students are gaining more confidence in speaking French in class.
We are working on our first story “L’Arbre Ungali” and we are busy working on reading comprehension and writing activities related to the story.

Update:
  •          We did “Choisis le bon mot”, .Les mots en ordre”, « Les phrases bizarres ».This latest activity was an in class formative evaluation.
  •             We are working on “Les questions totales”
  •            We will start .Les questions partielles”
·         On Wednesday ,December 11,  we are having the 3rd French test : spelling, Les questions totales,  les mots en ordre.
·         The spelling list for Wednesday is:
1.       bon, bonne
2.       correct(e), corrige,  une faute
3.       Les vêtements, l’hiver 
4.       Un pantaloon de neige
5.       Un manteau de neige
6.       Les bottes de neige
7.       Une tuque, une écharpe
8.       Des gants, des mitaines
9.       Je mets mes vêtements d’hiver pour jouer dans la neige avec mes amis/amies.
  •           « Les questions totales » and « Les mots en ordre » are related to the story and students are familiar with both activities as we are working on them each period.
Jazakum Allah Kheiran for your cooperation and your support.

Amina Ould-brahim, OCT, Ph.D.                              
French teacher
Science coordinator

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

H.W.

Math H.W.: workbook p. 32

Sign Math Test

Science "Food Chain" H.W. is due next Wednesday


Monday, 2 December 2013

Math H.W.

Addition Sheet both pages





Al-Furqan School Info Session Dec7

Assalamualaikum Dearest Parent,

We will be holding an information session for parents interested in enrolling their child for Grade 5 in September 2014 for our full time program.  Our full time program aims to help students memorize the entire Quran, as well as provide them with a strong academic program.

As a parent of a child currently in Grade 4, you are cordially invited to attend.

The information session will take place on:

  • Saturday December 7th from 11 am to 12 pm at Abraar School 1085, Grenon Avenue, Ottawa, K2K 3A1. 

Please register to attend by emailing to alfurqan.ca@gmail.com  by Thursday December 5th  2012 at the latest.Please join us to learn more about our full time Quran memorization program and whether your child may be eligible.

Jazak Allahu Khairun,
Alfurqan School Committee

Friday, 29 November 2013

Have a great weekend!

Language: Homophone Test Monday
Social Studies: Geographic Region booklet due Friday


A Note From Your Teacher


Dressing for Winter
Warm coats, boots, snow pants, mittens, hats and scarves will keep your child warm as he/she plays outside. Because outdoor clothing items are easily misplaced, we request that you clearly Label all items of clothing to minimize the potential for loss. There is a lost and found in the school gym.



Good nutrition plays an important role in your child’s learning
Please try to avoid sending candy, chips, cookies, and chocolate to school on a daily basis.

Healthy snack suggestions
-         Yogurt mixed with fruit
-         Apples, oranges, grapes, bananas, strawberries
-         Carrots/celery with dip
-         Crackers with cheese
-         Sandwich
-        Granola/cereal bars

-     
            Due to allergies in the class please do not send any food that contains nuts 
(including peanut butter or Nutella sandwiches).









Quran Update from Tr. Samia



Dear parents

Alhamdulillah by the beginning of the month of December, we have finished Surat Al.Muddather, and we will have a test on the whole surah on Dec 2nd  Insha Allah. Then we will start Surat Al-Muzamil Insha Allah. Please practice with your child using this website and go to Sheikh Ibrahim Alakhadar: http://quran.ksu.edu.sa  

Quran: Update from Tr. Samia

Congratulations to the best memorizers  and reciters of the month 
of November: 
                                                            
 1. Abdulla Fouda 
                                           
  2.Adeena 
                                                
  3.Fatima 
                                                    
  4.Sajida                                                     
                       
Jazakum Allahu Khairan for your cooperation.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Math H.W.

Workbook p. 30

Updates from Arabic Class - Tr. Amal

اولياء الأمور الكرام / السلام عليكم ورحمة الله ويركاته

انتهينا من درس فصل الشتاء , وسيقوم التلاميذ بكتابة تقرير عن فصل الشتاء على شكل كتيب صغير يتناول فيه التلميذ ما يلي:

- حالة الطقس ( عواصف ثلجية - رياح قوية - برد قارص - انخفاض شديد في درجات الحرارة - سقوط الثلج بكميات هائلة تصل إلى......)

- الحوادث التي تحدث نتيجة لرداءة الجو.

- استعداد الناس لمواجهة البرد القارص. ذكر الملابس الشتوية .  أنواع المشروبات والأطعمة الخاصة بهذا الفصل ............

- لهذا الفصل جماله عشاقه ففيه كثير من الرياضات المحببة  التزلج -  التزحلق - التراشق بكرات الثلج........... إقامة المبارييات الدولية 

للألعاب الشتوية  النحت - بناء تماثيل من الثلج  وإقامة معارض لذلك - 

ما أجمل أن يحتوي هذا اكتيب على بعض الصور 

يستطيع التلميذ الاستفادة من دروس القراءة والبحث في الحاسوب إن أمكن 

ملاحظة : تم مناقشة الأفكارالسسابقة مع التلاميذ .

تسليم المشروع يوم ألأربعاء القادم / 4 / ديسمبر 2013

المدرسة :  أمل

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Important

Homonyms Test  rescheduled to Monday December 2nd 2013 due to the snow storm. I will hand out more worksheets for students to practice this coming week. JAk

Monday, 25 November 2013

Homework

Language: Target Audience Worksheet due tomorrow + Spelling lesson 9 (plus test) due Friday
Social Studies: Physical Region test Friday




Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Grade 4A Updates

Math H.W. : Mid-Chapter Review Q. 1&2 (to be solved in H.W. notebook)

Report cards sent home today.


Monday, 18 November 2013

Grade 4A Wish List



Grade 4A Wish List
Assalam Alaikum Dear Parents,

     Here is a general wish list of supplies that will be very helpful to have in our classroom. Feel free to donate what you can and thank-you to the parents who have already donated.


List:
 
-Ziploc bags (all sizes)
 -Bulk or individually wrapped snacks (for students who forget to bring snack)
 -Recreational board games

 -Paper plates (cups, napkins, spoons etc.)
-Disinfecting wipes
-Hand Sanitizers
-Hand Soap
-Band Aids
-First Aid kit
 
Jazakum Allah Khairan for your continuous support.

Math H.W.

Workbook p.23

Updates from Arabic Class (Tr. Amal)

أولياء الأمور الكرام  / السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

بوم الأربعاء  - إن شاء الله - سيكون عندنا اختبار قواعد في الدروس التالية:-

1- أجزاء الكلام من خلال جمل  (اسم / فعل / حرف )

2- تحويل  الفعل الماضي إلى مضارع  بصوره المختلفة .

3- إسناد الفعل الماضي والأمر إلى الضمائر  المنفصلة. ( المتكلم / المخاطبة / الغائبة ).

4- أسماء الاستفهام من / متى / أين / ماذا / لماذا .........

نرجو  مساعدتكم  . جزاكم الله خيرا
المدرسة  :- أمل                           

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Language/Social Studies Update

Assalam Alaikum Parents,
       I would just like to update you on a few things students are learning about this month.

Language: We started media studies where students will be looking at advertisements, posters, and brochures to get a deeper understanding of how to critically analyze them.

Social Studies: We are still learning about Canadian geography and it's physical regions. We will soon begin major rivers in Canada and roadways.

Monday, 4 November 2013

4/11/2013

Math test tomorrow

Islamic Studies workbook p. 49-50

Science Research due Nov.14th, 2013

Friday, 1 November 2013

01/11/2013

Math:  Q.13-16 in Ch. Review
           Workbook p. 18

Math test covering chapter 2 is on Tuesday November 5th, 2013 insha'Allah



Have a wonderful weekend






Quran Update from Tr. Samia


Quran Update



Dear parents

Alhamdulillah by the beginning of the month of November we are halfway through Surat Al-Mudather. We will have a test on the whole surah Insha Allah on Monday December 2nd/Tuesday December 3rd, so please practice with your child using this website and go to Sheikh Ibrahim Alakhadar:  http://quran.ksu.edu.sa  



Congratulations to the best memorizers  and reciters of the month 
of October
                                                                  
                              
1. Abduraham U.                                                                                              
2. Mohamed B.                                        
3. Nermeen                                             

Jazakum Allahu Khairan for your cooperation.

Tr. Samia

Homework

Language: Business letter good copy due Monday
Social Studies: Physical Regions chart due Friday November 8th, 2013

Thursday, 31 October 2013

31/10/2013

Math H.W.: Workbook p. 16 plus the rounding sheet

Please sign the math quiz in the math notebook

Quran: Surat Al-Muddather Aya 15-30 due Monday Nov. 4th

Islamic Studies : P.95 exercise 2 (ONLY)


News from Tr. Amina


Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents,

In French we have read the story we are working on and we did the first written reading comprehension " Choisis le bon mot".

The next writing activities are " Je mets les mots en ordre" ( I put the words in the correct order) and " Les questions totales"  (total questions where the answer is in the question). Through these 2 activities, students learn progressively how to write correct sentences in French. 

To introduce these 2 activities, we are working on the sentence structure and its components.

This  Monday, November 4th, 2013, students will have the second test in French Insha'a Allah.

The test has 3 components: dictation (students have the vocabulary since Monday, October 28th), Choisis le bon mot (activity was done in class and is related to the story), vocabulary (questions related to daily vocabulary drilled in class). 


 For any question, please feel free to send me an email or to give a call.

Jazakum Allah Kheiran for your support.

Amina Ould-brahim, OCT, PhD
French teacher and Science Coordinator

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Updates from the Arabic class - Tr.Amal

أولياء الأمور الكرام / السلام علبكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

سبكون هناك ( مشروع ) (Projact  ) عن الخريف  يتناول فيه التلميذ النقاط التالية :-


1- متى يأتي الخريف ؟
 
2- ما التغيرات التي تحدث في الطبيعة في فصل الخريف ؟

الجو -  الأشجار والنبات -  الحيوانات  - الإنسان .........

 3 - الخاتمة  بيث من االشعر ( إن أمكن ) حكمة الله في تنوع الفصول  

ملاحظة :- يستطيع التلميذ الاستعانة بالدروس  التي تم مناقشتها  والشعر االذي درس (أوراق الخريف ) + معلومات خارجية - الصور.

الحاسوب المجلات .

الموعد المحدد للتسليم  13 / 11 / 2013

 جزاكم الله خيرا على تعاونكم

المدرسة : - أمل

Monday, 28 October 2013

Reptiles Rock

Assalamu Alaikom Dear Parents,

Today we had so much fun learning about reptiles, their habitats, and how they adapt to different severe environmental circumstances. It was a fun learning experience!!






Book Fair


Book Fair

Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents,


The first Scholastic Book Fair of the school year is coming to our school this week! What better way to promote reading to our students than by supporting this important literary event! A book fair flyer will be sent home with your child on Monday, October 28, 2013. For more information on this exciting event, please go to www.abraarlibrary.com

Sincerely,

Nancy-Ann Brethour,
Abraar School Librarian

Friday, 25 October 2013

Thursday, 24 October 2013

News from the Arabic Class - Tr.Amal

أولياء الأمور الكرام السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

في هذه الفترة الدراسية قد أنهينا دروس محور الحياة المدرسية  وبعض الموضوعات المختارة من كتب خارجية  وقد قام التلاميذ بكتابة

 فقرات على كل درس 

الأعمال الكتابية تم كتابة العديد من الفقرات ذات الطابع الاتصالي بدروس المحور غلى جانب الأملاء - التعبير - الاختبار الشهري - 

الأنشطة  الصفية .

القواعد :- مناقشة القواعد التي يشتمل عليها كل درس 

ملاحظة :-  1- فريبا سيحصل التلاميذ على كتاب للقواعد
              
            2- يوم الخمبس 24  /  10   سيكون هناك اختبار شهري في درسي الخريف صفحة (36) والموظفة والطفل صفجة ( 8)

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

23/10/2013

Math H.W.: Solve mid-chapter review sheet in math homework notebook.

Science: "What animals eat?" table in your science notebook. Use science textbook p. 21

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Homework

Language: Synonym's Test on Thursday + Spelling Test Friday
                 Synonym's Worksheet due Tomorrow


Monday, 21 October 2013

21-10-2013

Math H.W. Workbook page 14

Sign math quiz in notebook

Friday, 18 October 2013

Homework

Language: Vocabulary worksheets + Comm. Skills page 12-13 due Monday


Thursday, 17 October 2013

News From the French Class

News from the French class



                                                                                                  
Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents and Eid Mubarak!
Time is just flying by and we are already in October and Eid Al Adha is at our door.
So far we are working on our daily vocabulary, using it in sentences, questions and answers. Al Hamdulillah, students are gaining slowly confidence in speaking French in class.
We started our first story “L’Arbre Ungali”. We gestured it and read and students have a good understanding of the plot. We will be working on reading comprehension and writing activities after the Eid break, Insha’a Allah.
Students also had their first spelling test on Monday, October 7, 2013 and Masha’a Allah many of them did very well.
The French Long Range Plan is posted for your reference.
May Allah reward you with His Blessings and I wish you and your family a happy Eid.

Eid Mubarak

Amina Ould-brahim

 Muslim Association of Canada
Abraar School                                                                                                                                                                                  

French
Long Range Plan


Grades 3, 4 and 5

School year: 2013-2014


                                                   Amina Ould-brahim, OCT
                                  PhD, B.Ed.
                                  French teacher, Science Coordinator
             



Contents




Resources ……………………………………………………………………..


Yearly plan …………………………………………………………………...

Time table ………………………………………………...………………….


Grade 3   ……………………………………………………………………


Grade 4   ……………………………………………………………………


Grade 5   ……………………………………………………………………




Resources :


1-    Ontario Curriculum : French as a second language

2-    Supporting Teaching and Learning in core French , Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3, 2010, OCDSB

3-    L’Envolée du Français : Editions à reproduire, Edition de l’envolée.


4-    Aim Language curriculum:

Student book, teacher resource book, C.D, DVD
   
5-    Jeux éducatifs

6-    Web sites :   www.nospetitsmusulmans.com,     www.aimlanguagelearning.com

7-    Popular Book Company (Canada Ltd. ( 2012), Complete French Smart,


 


 









French Curriculum  -  Yearly Plan

2013/2014









September - November

December -  March

March - June

Grade 3

Les Trois petits cochons

Les Trois petits cochons / Le chat et la lune

Le chat et la lune

Grade 4

L’arbre Ungali

L’arbre Ungali / Les animaux du Bayou

Les animaux du Bayou

Grade 5

Un Jour Bizarre

Un Jour Bizarre / Chat Angora

Chat Angora




Grade 3




By the end of Grade 6, students will:
A1. Listening to Understand: listen in order to demonstrate understanding of French oral text
A2. Listening to Interact: use listening skills and strategies in French, in order to participate in classroom activities
B1. Speaking to Deliver a Message: communicate information orally in French
B2. Speaking to Interact: use speaking skills and strategies in French with teachers and peers
• C1. Reading for Meaning: read and demonstrate understanding of a variety of French language text, applying a range of strategies to construct         meaning
C2. Reading with Fluency: use knowledge of words and cueing systems to read French with fluency
D. Writing to Communicate: use strategies appropriate for beginning writers



Unit Description

Curriculum Specific Expectations

Assessment



Term 1
+
half term2




-Story 1: Les  Trois Petits Cochons

In this traditional story, the three little pigs set out to build their own houses. The first built a house of straw, the second built a house of wood and the third built a house of bricks. The wolf arrives at each house and blows down the 2 first houses because they are built out of weak material. The first and the second pigs each run to the brick house of the third pig that put a pot of hot soup on the fire. When the wolf comes to blow down the third house, he cannot because it is made of bricks. He climbs to the roof and goes down the chimney but he falls into the pot of hot soup and leaves the house, running out of the door. The three pigs happily wave good bye to the wolf as he runs off.

Teacher-led activities :

Ø  Gesture teaching: Word – gesture association to carry the word meaning.
Ø   Gesture teaching and review.
Ø  Kinesthetic review for high - frequency words (mainly use for diagnostic assessment)
Ø  Play rehearsal: teacher introduces the play with puppets.
Ø  Play rehearsal with gestures
Ø  View the play on DVD.
Ø  Play questions ; use of ça, c’est
Ø  Play rehearsal: reading the story.
Ø  Choisis le bon mot: oral and written.
Ø  Mets les mots en ordre; oral and written, sentence structure.
Ø  Les phrases bizarres: reading comprehension
Ø  Questions totals: oral and written (question – statement).
Ø  Les questions partielles: sentence structure and analyzing information.
Ø  Retelling the story.

Language Conventions ;
Ø Spelling of some high frequency – words.
Ø  Orthography of the sounds o (o, eau, au), ou, f, ph.
Ø  Use of complete sentences in oral and writing.
Ø  Question with “est-ce que..?” orally and writing (recognition).
Ø  Masculin – feminin : le, la, un, une
Ø  Personal pronouns : je, tu, il, elle
Ø Use of some common verbs in oral expressionand reading. (avoir, etre, pouvoir, vouloir, jouer, boire, manger, ecouter, oublier,dessiner, colorier, ecrire, lire, travailler)
3A1.1: Identify words and/or phrases in order to understand oral French text
3A1.2: Demonstrate understanding of short oral French text, presented clearly and at a deliberate pace by familiar speakers
3A2.1: Listen to information provided in French by face-to-face speakers in order to respond to factual questions.
3B1.1: Communicate orally in French using words and/or complete sentences while participating in classroom activities
3B1.2: Respond orally in French to a variety of text to convey information
3C1.1: Begin to recognize and/or read a variety of familiar French
words and/or phrases and demonstrate understanding
3C1.2: Identify different purposes for reading and choose different forms of French reading materials appropriate for those purposes
3C1.3: Identify reading comprehension strategies and use them before, during, and/or after reading to understand text
 3C1.4: Demonstrate understanding of French text by retelling a story and/or restating information from a text
3C2.1: Begin to recognize and/or read words from their French
oral repertoire in a variety of reading contexts
3D1: Spell some familiar French words correctly and use a variety of strategies to spell unfamiliar words.
3D1.2:Begin to write simple messages in French using a combination of pictures, symbols, letters, words and/or sentences

  Diagnostic:

Kinesthetic review: teacher does the gestures and students say the words and do the gestures.

Oral questioning.





Formative:

Spelling test

In class work.

In class participation

Using French spontaneously with teacher and peers.


 Summative:
( subject to modification)
Test 1: choisis le bon mot, les mots en ordre and vocabulary

Test 2 : Les questions totales

Test 3 : Les questions partielles.

Oral test : retelling the story
Play presentation


Term 3
+
half term 2




-Story 2: Le chat et la lune

This story is an adaptation of a traditional fairy tale. A cat sees the reflection of the moon in the water and thinks that the moon has fallen in. Each of the dog, the sheep and the horse want to help but they all think the moon has fallen in the water because they see that its reflection is still in the water. The fur animals run to the castle to speak to the king. He follows the animal to the water and he also sees the moon in the water. The king, who is an intelligent man, thinks how to solve the problem. While he is thinking, he looks up to the sky. The animals follow his gaze and see  the moon in the sky. The king tells them then that the moon is always in the sky. The animals are so happy that they hug the king and thank him for having shown them that the moon has not fallen into the water.

Teacher-led activities :

Same activities as the first unit and
Ø  Games: frappe les mots (teacher says or gestures a word and one student finds it on the board), competitions between groups: teacher gestures an expression and the group must say it., Madame dit (version of Simon says).
Ø  Story retelling: class cooperative writing.

Language structures:
Same activities as the first unit and
Ø  Les contraires (the opposites)
Ø The use of: mais, alors, et.
Ø Adjectives: form masculine and feminine (e)
Ø Plural with s

Same as unit one plus:
.
3A1.3: Use information and ideas from oral
French text in order to make simple predictions and/or inferences
3A2.2: Listen to information provided in French by face-to-face speakers in order to respond with personal ideas and/or opinions
3B2.1: Use information and ideas to engage in guided and/or spontaneous interaction in
French in familiar contexts
3B2.2: Use verbal cues, non-verbal cues and/or visual aids to engage in guided and/or spontaneous interaction in French in familiar contexts
3C2.2: Begin to predict the meaning of and read unfamiliar French words using different types of cues – semantic (meaning), syntactic (language structure) and/or graphophonic (phonological
and graphic
3C2.3: Begin to read familiar French language words and/or text with expression and/or without hesitation
3D1: Spell some familiar French words correctly and use a variety of strategies to spell unfamiliar words.
3D1.2: Begin to write simple messages in French using a combination of pictures, symbols, letters, words and/or sentences.
3D1.3: Begin to experiment with a variety of simple writing forms for different purposes in a variety of contexts

Diagnostic and formative are the same as first unit.

Summative:
(subject to modification)
Test 1: choisis le bon mot, les mots en ordre and vocabulary

Test 2 : Les questions totales oral and written

Test 3 : Les questions partielles. Choisis le bon mot oral

Oral test : retelling the story
Play presentation

Participation in the cooperative writing.
Maybe a final writing project?




Grade 4




By the end of Grade 4, students will:
• talk about familiar topics, using very simple phrases and sentences;
• listen to short, very simple oral texts, and respond to specific simple questions;
• read a variety of very simple materials, 50 to 100 words long, containing basic learned vocabulary, and demonstrate understanding;
• write very simple texts and responses following a model;
• identify and use the vocabulary and the grammar and language conventions appropriate for this grade level.




Unit description
Curriculum Expectations
Assessment



Term 1

+

Half term 2



-Story 1: L’arbre Ungali

The story is adapted from a traditional African tale that takes place during a drought. At the beginning of the story, animals express their concerns over of rain. They look for a solution to their problem. The turtle proposes to seek the lion ‘help because he is the king. The cheetah goes first because he is the fastest of them. He sees the lion who tells him that he should go to the magic tree *Arbre Ungali* and the magic tree can help the animals. But on his way, he falls, forgets the name of the tree and returns back to the animals. Each animal takes turn in going to the Lion but they all fall in their way to the tree and forget its name because they run very fast. Finally, it’s the turtle turn to go to the lion and she is able to make it to the tree because it walks and talk to it. The tree tells the turtle to return to its friends and to tell them that it has spoken to the tree. The turtle returns to its friends. As it tells them about the tree, it starts raining.

PS. We have a discussion about this story with the students questioning about the magic of the tree. The purpose of the discussion is to have students award that the power is to God not to anyone or anything else.

Teacher-led activities :
Ø  Gesture teaching: Word – gesture association to carry the word meaning.
Ø   Gesture teaching and review.
Ø  Kinesthetic review for high - frequency words (mainly use for diagnostic assessment)
Ø  Play rehearsal: teacher introduces the play with gesture
Ø   Play rehearsal with gestures
Ø  Reading the play with gestures
Ø  Play total questions oral
Ø  View the play on DVD.
Ø  Play rehearsal: reading the story.
Ø  Choisis le bon mot: oral and written.
Ø  Mets les mots en ordre; oral and written, sentence structure.
Ø  Les phrases bizarres: reading comprehension
Ø  Questions totals: oral and written (question – statement).
Ø  Les questions partielles: sentence structure and analyzing information.
Ø  French Africa cultural activity.
Ø  Retelling the story. Cooperative writing
Ø  Story extension. Cooperative creative writing
Ø  Games: competition between groups, Madame dit…


Language structures:

Ø  Some verbs at the present tense. Avoir, etre , first group
Ø  Noun: masculine, feminine. Singular, plural
Ø  Adjectives: masculine, feminine. Singular, plural
Ø  Articles le, la, les, un, une, des.
Ø  Prépositions : sur, sous, dans, de
Ø  Interrogative construction (est-ce que, combien, pourquoi, etc.)
Ø  The opposites
Ø  Double verb construction. Oral
Ø  Mais, peut-être, et, alors, puis, dommage

4O1: follow basic classroom instructions;
4O2: ask very simple questions, and ask for  repetition  to clarify understanding;
4O3: use visual and verbal cues to understand
what they hear, following repetition (e.g., gestures, facial expressions, tone of voice);
4O4: use some conventions of oral language (e.g., pronunciation, intonation) to speak in rehearsed contexts;
4O5: respond briefly to oral texts (e.g., answer
short, simple questions; act out the words of a song);.
4O6: give an oral presentation of up to five sentences in length (e.g., a description of
themselves, skits, songs);
4R1: read aloud familiar material, using correct
pronunciation and intonation;
4R2: read at least six simple passages or stories
(e.g., greeting cards, song lyrics),
4R3: read and respond briefly to written materials
(e.g., answer short questions, fill in missing words, draw a picture, select answers);
4W1: copy and write simple words, phrases, and
short sentences and questions, using basic
vocabulary and very simple language structures;
4W2: write responses to very simple questions;.
4W3: write, using a model, a first draft and corrected version in guided and cooperative
writing tasks (e.g., greeting cards);
 4W4: use and spell the vocabulary appropriate for this grade level.

Diagnostic and
Kinesthetic review: teacher does the gestures and students say the words and do the gestures.

Oral questioning.


Formative:

Spelling test

In class work.

In class participation

Using French spontaneously with teacher and peers.


Summative:
(subject to modification)
Test 1: choisis le bon mot, les mots en ordre and vocabulary

Test 2 : Les questions totales oral and written

Test 3 : Les questions partielles. Choisis le bon mot oral

Oral test : retelling the story.
Play presentation

Participation in the cooperative writing.
Maybe a final writing project?

Tem 3
+
Half Term 2


-Story 2: Les animaux du bayou

This story is about friendship. The animals that live in the bayou are all good friends and enjoy spending time together. It’s Suzie the mouse birthday and on this special occasion she wants to spend time with her friends. Her friends, the lizard, Louis the frog and the alligator are sick or busy and refuse to invite her over in their houses. Very sad, the mouse returns to her place and to her surprise, when she opens the door of her house, all her friends greet her with presents and a party.

Teacher-led activities :
Same as first story, plus
Ø  Les phrases coupées (Reading comprehension)
Ø  Past tense of the high-frequency verbs (oral)
Ø  Describe a picture and draw it

Language structures:
Ø  Double verb construction using verbs (implicit)
Ø  Negative form “ne……pas”
Ø  Question form ”Est-ce que..?
Ø  Expression  “parce que…”

Same as first unit, plus:

4O7: make simple revisions to oral language in
form and content (e.g., correct use of (gender), using feedback from the teacher.
4R4: use all available cues (e.g., visual cues,
knowledge of basic sounds, and context) to determine meaning.
Same as first story




















Grade 5


Overall Expectations


By the end of Grade 5, students will:
• listen to and talk about short, simple oral texts dealing with familiar topics;
• read a variety of simple materials, 100 to 150 words long, and demonstrate understanding;
• write ideas and facts, or provide written responses to simple questions, using simple sentences;
• identify and use the vocabulary and the grammar and language conventions appropriate for this grade level.



Unit description
Curriculum Expectations
Assessment



Term 1 + Half of Term 2






-Story 1:  Un Jour bizarre

In this story Brigitte, a girl who lives in Moncton, wakes up to find herself in a strange forest. She is frightened and she tries to go home. She decides to start walking and she comes across heroes from the well-known children story Cinderella, the beauty and the Beast and Peter Pan. She helps each one to solve his /her problem. After that, Brigitte finds a pair of bright red shoes. When she puts them on and within second she is back in her bed. Then she hears her mother waking her up for school. She gives a big hug to her mother and says that she just had a very strange dream. Her mother asks her to tell her all about it.

Teacher-led activities 
Ø  Gesture teaching: Word – gesture association to carry the word meaning.
Ø   Gesture teaching and review.
Ø  Kinesthetic review for high - frequency words (mainly use for diagnostic assessment)
Ø  Play rehearsal: teacher introduces the play with gesture
Ø   Play rehearsal with gestures
Ø  Reading the play with gestures
Ø  Play total questions oral
Ø  View the play on DVD.
Ø  Play rehearsal: reading the story.
Ø  Choisis le bon mot: oral and written.
Ø  Vrai ou Faux :reading comprehension
Ø  Mets les mots en ordre; oral and written, sentence structure.
Ø  Cultural activity (Les Acadiens)
Ø  Les phrases coupées.
Ø  Les phrases bizarres: reading comprehension
Ø  Complete the sentence.
Ø  Rimming words
Ø  Questions totals: oral and written (question – statement).
Ø  Les questions partielles: sentence structure and analyzing information.
Ø  French Africa cultural activity.
Ø  Retelling the story. Cooperative writing
Ø  Story extension. Cooperative creative writing
Ø Games: competition between groups, Madame dit
Ø Reading the play quickly
Ø Play presentation

Language structures:
Ø  Statements: using complete sentences
Ø  Interrogative sentences (pourquoi, a quelle, )
Ø  Subject pronouns.
Ø  Definite and indefinite articles: singular and plural.
Ø  Negative form
Ø  Verbs at the present tense :avoir, être and high-frequency verbs
Ø  Double verb construction.
Ø  Adjective and adjective agreement
Ø Possessive  adjective (ma, ta, sa,  mon.ton.son, mes, tes, ses)
Ø Prepositions : derrière, devant, sur, sous.
5O1: Students will follow/give basic classroom instructions (playing a game).
5O2: Students will ask and answer simple questions using complete sentences.
5O3: Students will use visual and verbal cues to understand and convey the meaning of familiar material.
5O4:Students will use some conventions of oral language (pronunciation, intonation) to speak in rehearsed contexts
5O5: Students will respond to oral texts using simple but complete sentences.
5O6: Students will give an oral presentation of 5 to 10 sentences in length.

5R1: read aloud familiar material, using correct pronunciation and intonation
5R2: read at least six simple passages or stories (e.g., greeting cards, song lyrics);
5R3:  read and respond briefly to written materials by answering short questions or restating information. (e.g., answer short questions, fill in missing words, draw a picture, select answers);

5W1: copy and write simple words, phrases, and short sentences and questions, using basic vocabulary and very simple language structures;
5W2: write, using a model, a first draft and corrected version in guided and cooperative writing tasks (e.g., greeting cards);
5W3: write responses to very simple questions;
5W4: use and spell the vocabulary appropriate for this grade level.

Diagnostic and
Kinesthetic review: teacher does the gestures and students say the words and do the gestures.

Oral questioning.


Formative:

Spelling test

In class work.

In class participation

Using French spontaneously with teacher and peers.


Summative:
(subject to modification)
Test 1: choisis le bon mot, les mots en ordre and vocabulary
Vrai ou faux

Test 2 : Les questions totales oral and written

Test 3 : Les questions partielles. Choisis le bon mot oral

Oral test: retelling the story.
Play presentation

Participation in the cooperative writing.
Maybe a final writing project?
 Term 3
+
 second   half of term 2


-Story 2:  Le Chat Angora

The story is about Chat Angora, a not very intelligent detective, who is chasing the criminal Madame Rat, a very intelligent rat. His assistant, Charlie the dog bring him a cue that is the letter R. Wanda the bird brings him the letter I and finally a mysterious personage gives him the letter Z. With the 3 letters, the cat can’t solve the mystery until the rat comes out of the bag of rice and show him the word RIZ (rice) and tells him “I am in the bag of rice”. When the cat wants to cuff the rat, the latter asks the detective to get it some food. The cat goes to fetch some food for the rat that flees away. When the detective comes back with the food, he doesn’t find the criminal.

Teacher-led activities :
 Same as first story, plus:
Ø  Choisis le bon mot: oral and written. New version (choosing from a word bank)
Ø  Rimming words
Ø  French Africa cultural activity.
Ø  Retelling the story. Cooperative writing
Ø  Story extension. Cooperative creative writing
Ø  Games: competition between groups, Madame dit…

Language structures:
Ø  Pronoun  “on”
Ø  Double verb construction
Ø  Contraction
Ø  Opposite
Ø  Present and past tenses   
Ø  Adverbs, adjectives /genger
Ø  Vowels : replacing e with ‘
Ø  Conjunctions
Ø  Possessive and demonstrative adjectives
Ø  Error analysis



Same as first story plus:

5O6: make simple revisions to oral language inform and content (e.g., correct use of gender), using feedback from the teacher

5R4: use various reading strategies to determine
meaning and make sense of unfamiliar words (e.g., visual and verbal cues, and use of context and patterns).






Same as first unit