No specific HW? review your notes/classwork/vocab/grammar. So far French III should be super able to conjugate in present ER - RE - IR + irregular verbs, imperative - near futur - PAST tenses: passe compose and imparfait. We are actually starting Chapter III: La Suisse :) and a new tense ... French III still struggle with writing...we still are looking for some major improvment in this area, studying home at least 10mn per day should be part of HS students routine...
QUIZLET online helping you learning through games+self tests.
Your HW or performance grade looks bad? complete quizlet online, print an A grade on your self-test and give it to me = 100% extra HW grade added.
Your participation during instruction is bad? Make sure that your French notebook has all content: vocab - classwork (with self-correction) - hw recorded for a 100% notebook grade. Quizlet and Notebook helping you to have a great performance grade:)counting 30% of your average.
New! QUIZLET online to practice vocab with games and learn
HW starts here:
04/24 Futur tense quiz : irregular stem in futur? which verbs?
04/23 Vocab quiz Chapter V 1st section - quizlet available online
04/18 Chapter IV project due April 29
04/17 Chapter IV Test : listening - reading - writing and culture
04/11 tomorrow vocab quiz Chapter IV 2nd section Chapter Test coming soon!
04/10 Chapter IV 2nd section flashcards due
04/09 quiz Chapter IV 1st section voc + grammar - review your notes!
04/08 4th quarter BONJOUR :) student received their 3rd quarter interim today INComplete=not all work turned in= tomorrow DEADLINE!
03/13 Chapter III 1st section vocab quiz which verb with which noun?
03/12 Chapter III 1st section flashcards due
03/11 Chapter II project due tomorrow
03/08 Chapter II Project - draft due Monday for corrections
03/07 La Belgique: Chapter II Test: listening - reading - writing - grammar
02/19 HW due writing practice for Chapter Test (quizlet online to review vocab and grammar)
02/15 Tuesday Feb 19 upon return : Chapter I TEST: listening - reading - writing applying grammar: passe compose versus imparfait in the PAST
02/14 Cultural experience day : CARNAVAL + La Saint-Valentin
02/13 tomorrow: Chap I 2) vocab quiz correct spelling and gender, food order in France
02/08 Monday QUIZ passe compose et imparfait (French II)
02/07 tomorrow: Chap I 1) vocab quiz : listening/reading/ grammar
02/04 Quiz Wednesday irregular verbs + futur proche tense (French II)
Quiz Thursday Chapitre I 1) vocab - English versus French
01/29 tomorrow quiz present tense: regular ER-RE-IR verbs
+ French III 4th block = picture: 5 sentences present tense to transfer in futur proche
01/25 due Monday : syllabus signed + French notebook/composition book
01/23 2nd semester starts
11/14 Ms Gomez back in French class :)
11/9 Tuesday: Chapter IV 1st section quiz: vocab + grammar faire ou jouer?
11/8 Project page due tomorrow Friday November 9 2012: ex. 8 p. 99 (content: QCQ - get the sales person attention - indefinite article and demonstrative adjective - asking for and giving price + polite vocabFinally 3 pictures to add : a French store logo - a French city (labeled) - Euros.
Coming up 11/07 Chapter III Test : listening - reading - writing. Content classroom supplies - colors - price - getting someone's attention in the store, asking for/giving price - How to be polite? merci - s'il vous plait - pardon - excusez-moi...Help on line: Listen to Vokis to better help you with the French listening/comprehension
11/05 HW due Chapter III 2nd and 3rd section vocab foldable/ flash card OK (without colors and numbers) French/English
11/02 Color quiz : M/F/P
11/01 Chapter III 1st section quiz : vocab and grammar
11/01 Quarter II starting and Mrs Gomez coming back in 14 days :)
10/31 teacher work day - grades in: 1st quarter done!
10/30 number quiz up to 100
10/29 due date for the dialogue learned by heart
10/20 Chapter II TEST : listening - reading - writing and some culture
10/19: Due date Monday October 22 : Project page Chapter II, dialogue fully completed , add minimum 3 pictures (you and/or partner (real or pretending one - cut out from magazines) the subject that you like and dislike(opinion). I will give you ONLY 15min.during instruction, to finish your project page (copy on a colorful paper cut out pictures and paste) your ticket out the door! Your will present your project (dialogue learned by heart) due Friday October 26 for an additionnal project grade :)
10/19: Tuesday October 23 Chapter II TEST: listening - reading- writing. Content: school subjects, avoir in present tense, days of the week, am/pm time, asking for and giving your opinion
Coming up: Project page Chapter II : a dialogue between 2 students talking about what they have as school classes/ time / asking for and expressing opinions. Project page will be created during instruction and the dialogue will be learned by heart and presented following Friday for a double project grade. Chapter II Test following project page: listening - reading - writing.
10/18 Thursday (jeudi) vocab quiz Chapter II 2nd section, une dictee (a dictation) Students listening to teacher speaking French, writing IN FRENCH what they hear: content of Chapter II 2nd section : avoir - days of the week - time am/pm + previous content (Chapter I and II 1) Help available online with VOKIS for each vocab section. Play the vokis and practice une dictee :) most of all HAVE FUN :))))
10/16 tomorrow Wednesday early release day... Block I and II do not have French tomorrow :)
10/18 Thursday (jeudi) vocab quiz Chapter II 2nd section, une dictee (a dictation) Students listening to teacher speaking French, writing IN FRENCH what they hear: content of Chapter II 2nd section: avoir - days of the week - time am/pm + previous content (Chapter I and II 1) Help available online with VOKIS for each vocab section. Play the vokis and practice une dictee :) most of all dont forget to HAVE FUN :))))
10/16 tomorrow Wednesday early release day
10/12 days of the week quiz + Monday number quiz 30 to 60
Coming up: days of the week in order - numbers up to 60 + AM PM time in France :)
10/10 tomorrow AVOIR quiz irregular verb in present tense to learn by heart
10/09 Chapter II 1st section quiz: listening - reading - writing - school subjects - expressions of agreement /disagreement - oui/si.
Mme Brozzi absent October 1st and 2nd... project page due Wednesday October 3rd - Chapter TEST this Thursday 10/04 review/ play vokis online to help you w/perfect pronunciation/understanding
09/28 Project page Chapter 1 due October 1st: (first ex. 4 p. 43 to translate done during instruction 09/25 ) Letter to Robert= ex. 5 p. 43 (done during instruction 09/26) + add on your letter ex. 20 p.35(done during instruction 09/27 and/or 28) Letter should be ready with all corrections this Monday - you can type your letter but you will need to bring it ready on Monday - due Monday is with the letter at least 2 pictures 1) you or pretending you 2) like or dislike, you can draw if you want (drawing have to be ready to glue on due date) We will finish the project page during instruction this Monday - 30 min max (copy - cut - glue - decorate) = ticket out the door (project grade).
09/27 next week: Tuesday October 2nd CHAPTER 1 TEST . Content of this chapter: greetings(friendly and polite)-likes and dislikes. Students need to know their vocab 1st, 2nd and 3rd section (meaning/gender/spelling) In addition to the listening and reading students will need to produce 3 different writing. Possibilities are : dialogue - letter - paragraph - list. Students need to apply all content that we have being working on so far: Numbers up to 20(with correct spelling) SP(order/meaning) ERverbs(SP/stem/endings) positive and negative sentences(ne...pas) bridge words(et/mais/ou) 2 verbs in a sentence(V1+V2) adverbs in a sentence(aussi/surtout)and...that's all...that is a lot! I encourage students to study this coming week-end. We will also do a project page this coming Monday to help them with the writing process.
09/26 vocab quiz Chapter I 2nd section: a dictation in French. Students listening to their teacher writing down what they hear, adjust grammar (ER verbs/plural form). Once done, student receive a paper with the dictation in French. At this time they need to translate.
09/20 regular ERverbs quiz (meaning/SP/stem/endings in order)
09/18 tomorrow Chapter I 1st section quiz: listening - reading - writing: due tomorrow writing practice HW: 1) in writing: identify yourself, giving your name, your age, and anything else important that you have learned how to say in French: bring it with you tomorrow for a HW check 2) Pick 5 of your friends, they need to tell you their name and their age IN FRENCH: write it down and bring your HW tomorrow for a HW grade (example: Je m'appelle Danielle, j'ai 20 ans)
09/12 tomorrow quiz: all SP in order w/meaning + explanation about when we use them (for which purpose) help available on line (useful links/pronunciation/etc)
09/12 today was our classroom object quiz with definite article related M/F/P/+ = le/la/les/l'
week of September 10: coming up: classroom object vocabulary - masculine/feminine/plural articles + classroom vocab (online) start learning this first vocab list that we did in class (flash cards). For classroom vocab, help available online: useful links/French pronunciation : 1st page: 1) dans la classe de francais: vocab.
09/07 Monday 09/10 number quiz 1-20. You will need to recognize numbers when I tell them out loud, be able to spell each and every one of them for the result of our French math - help available online: useful links/French pronunication/les chiffres 1 2 3 page
09/05 la France: geographie quiz
08/30 French ABC quiz. You will need to recognize French letters from A to Z when I spell French words out loud.
08/27 HW : Review ABC the French way - help yourself going online and play it : useful links/ French pronunciation / ABC song - a quiz coming up soon
08/16 Welcome High School students! :)
This is the page where you will be able to check your daily HW and some other useful information. If you are absent for a reason or an other please check here and do as much as you can. You will NOT be able to catch up on HW and you will never have my permission to skip them! You will need to take care of your HW every single time. We will self correct HW on due date during instruction. HW should not take you more then 10/15mn unless it is a project. If it takes you more on a regular basis please see me.
To begin, I will post what material you should bring/have for French class. Please have it possibly the very first day of school: Monday August 27. I will have a handout for you as well at the open house.
06/04 French books are due!
I have the pleasure to let you know that ALL 39 French students passed their year. Therefore they are elligible for French II in HS.
However, French II is a very hard class that require very high foundations in grammar and vocabulary.
Students passing the year with a C or below will NOT have my recommendations. For those students I will recommend to start French I level in High School so they can consolidate their foundations in order to be better prepare for French II level.
05/31 testing is over. For the end of the year we will go over some presentation about French history and cultural facts. We will at the same time complete a French calendar recording celebrations in France :)
05/25 Still testing speaking Exam in French class
05/24 EOC French listening and writing exam completed !!!!!!!!! :) we do need to finish speaking exam during French class ! Study, study review in order to make sure that you get a great average on speaking exam!
05/21 HW due for tomorrow: Chapter IX and X vocab/grammar review
ATTENTION: French EOC exam = Wednesday May 23rd during Encore classes from 2:15 until 3:45 (90mn) French class is still looking for proctors!
05/14 Special schedule for EOGs starting tomorrow HW REVIEW REVIEW REVIEW - look at your study guide package + study vocab / grammar. Review due for today Chapter VI
05/11 translation English versus French due today for a TEST grade !
we are going over vocab review and grammar of 7th grade today Chapter VI - Next week Benchmarks.....Exam Wednesday May 23rd REVIEW - REVIEW - REVIEW - REVIEW !!!!!!!!!!! and REVIEW! Remains: Chapter VII - VIII IX and 1st section of Chapter X just enough days for one chapter per day !
The date for the French End-of-Course Exam has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 23rd.
Due to the large number of students taking the exam, we are in need of proctors to monitor the different classrooms. We need an adult present to supervise the students from 2:10 until 3:50 pm.
If you can help proctor the French EOC exam on the 23rd , please let me know before Friday, May 11th (next week). Your assistance with this matter would be greatly appreciated.
The exam will be administered during the afternoon hours when eighth graders have their encore classes. Students will be given 90 minutes to take the listening, reading, and writing portions of the exam. You should have received a letter from Guilford County Schools detailing information about the exam. I sent a copy home on May 1st. Please ask your eighth grader about it if you have not seen it.
Thank you very much for your consideration.
Danielle Brozzi, French teacher
Northwest Guilford Middle School
5300 Northwest School Road
Greensboro, NC 27409
336.605.3333, ext. 220
05/03 Chapter II and III vocab grammar 7th grade review
05/03 Dear parent/caregiver,
We are starting now the review before French exam that will take place Wednesday May 23: listening - reading - grammar and writing. Students will have 90 minutes total for that exam which will take all encore time on that day. Speaking exam will take place in French class before and after May 23. Please encourage students to review, study, play vokis online and be prepare every single day. This is last instructionnal review before the exam and there will be EOC before the French exam. FYI.
04/25 as announced Monday: today a formal quiz Chapter X 1st section: listening/reading/ writing (8-2 did not meet today so we will have this quiz Friday!)
04/18 chapitre X 1st section to study: our vocab quiz <une dictee> is Friday
04/17 verb <mettre> (put on) and <porter> to wear in present tense a quiz tomorrow students should be able to apply all tense that we've larned so far: present - imperative - future and past
SPRING BREAK MOOD OR MODE??? no time to think about it...Students have received before Spring Break, their study guide for French exam. I do hope that all of them (if not...) some of them took time to review their vocab 7th AND 8th grade that is essential for the exam. Gender of vocab is as much important for the grammar exam! Keep on reviewing, words/expressions KEY for a successful exam :)
04/04 after our Chapter Test IX we are ready to learn last piece of instruction before the review and the exam
Next week vocab quiz: une dictee Chapter IX 1st/2nd/most of 3rd section + Chapter Test !!! Review vocab and content: past and object pronouns
03/20 LAST minute to catch up with missing TESTs/QUIZ. Teachers need to enter grade next Tuesday DEADLINE!!!
03/12 due tomorrow vocab foldable Chapitre IX 3eme partie
ATTENTION: exam will take place in May. We do have less then 3 months to finish instruction AND work on the review for French exam. Some students need to understand that they need to continue studying French 5/10 mn every single day! No HW= review previous content. Mme Brozzi is getting worry looking at some students average...if the average is not good possibly the exam will be worse...and some students may or may not pass their French exam!!!! FYI
03/09 Monday Formal quiz Chapter IX 2nd section: listening/reading/culture and writing
03/07 unexpected absence tomorrow I will be back Friday for a vocab quiz Chapter IX 2nd section English versus French
03/06 regular REverbs in present tense quiz tomorrow + vocab quiz coming up AND...formal quiz as well Chapter IX 2nd section
03/02 Past tense - vocab related to phone conversation to review a quiz very soon
02/28 vocab foldable Chapitre IX 2nd section due tomorrow
02/27 formal quiz is tomorrow Chapitre IX 1st section
02/24 next week formal quiz Chapter IX 1st section: listening - reading and writing in PAST tense - review vocab and grammar content!
02/23 tomorrow : vocab quiz Chapitre IX 1st section English versus French + interims going home today and should be signed by parents and returned asap
02/22 tomorrow passe compose quiz
Students should study/review past tense together with present/imperative/future tense + Study vocab/gender/meaning of new verbs a quiz VERY soon! play your vokis online to better practice and remember vocab :)
02/17 Mme Brozzi will be absent Monday and Tuesday Feb 20 and 21
02/15 New Chapter IX: a quiz about past tense any time soon - followed by vocab quiz 1st section - work on your vocab and practice past tense. At the same time review present - imperative - futur tense
02/07 Chapter VIII TEST tomorrow Wednesday: listening/reading and Thursday : cultural facts + writing = REVIEW VOCAB - spelling - meaning entire chapter + grammar. Take your French book home and review !!!
02/06 Review all vocab Chapitre VIII a Test coming SOON !!!
02/03 Monday Feb 6 - vocab quiz Chapitre VIII 3rd section
02/01 study new vocab + play voki online Chap VIII 3rd section a Chapter Test coming soon !!!
ATTENTION: exam will take place in May. We do have about 3 months to finish instruction AND work on the review for French exam. Some students need to understand that they need to continue studying French 5/10 mn every single day! No HW= review previous content. Mme Brozzi is getting worry looking at some students average...if the average is not good possibly the exam will be worse...and some students may or may not pass their French exam!!!! FYI
01/30 tomorrow vocab foldable due
01/26 tomorrow formal quiz Chapter VIII 2nd section: listening/reading/writing and culture
01/25 tomorrow vocab quiz dictee : Chapter VIII 2nd section - a dictee practice online !!!
01/24 une dictee Chapter VIII 2nd section coming up Thursday + formal quiz listening-reading and writing + culture Friday - Study/review and practice w/ VOKIS online !!!
01/23 Verb <pouvoir> quiz tomorrow
01/22 ATTENTION TO ALL 8 graders: many possibilities were given to students to make up and catch up missing/retakes assignments: Wed after school -Thursday am and after school AND Monday TODAY after school. Grades needs to be entered by TOMORROW TUESDAY FINAL DEADLINE !!!
01/17 ATTENTION: missing any quiz/test/project presentation ??? Making up time is TOMORROW Wednesday AFTER SCHOOL 3:50 to 4:30. Teachers have a deadline and I will be absent during the teacher workday (Friday) so my deadline is Thursday !!!
01/12 tomorrow formal quiz Chapter VIII 1st section: listening/reading/writing
01/10 tomorrow une dictee Chapitre VIII 1st section - AU MARCHE what do you need to buy? practice une dictee online :)
8-1 and 8-2 French Students will present their Famous French Person Project on Thursday 5th and Friday January 6th 2012 - They NEED to print hard copy of their PowerPoint or for sure have their poster + copy of paragraph with them so I can follow and help them during their presentation. IN FRENCH learning by heart their paragraph for a Test grade!
01/03/2012: BONNE ANNEE 2012 - HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012 !!!
12/21 Merry Xmas and happy new year to all of you !!!
JOYEUX NOEL ET BONNE ANNE 2012
Students will have their Famous French Person to present upon return to school - learning by heart specific facts - Thursday and Friday January 5 and 6 2012 - also a vocab quiz will take place : Chapitre VIII 1st section: food vocab
12/09 handout Speaking project Describing a Famous French Person - poster or Power Point due date: December 19
12/08 Chapter Test Chapter VII 1-2-3 sections: listening - reading writing Test + culture taking place Monday
12/05 Vocab folable Chapitre VII 3rd section
12/02 tomorrow formal quiz Chapter VII 2nd section listening/reading/writing
11/28 tomorrow verbe ETRE quiz ! very soon une dictee + formal quiz listening - reading - writing Chapter VII 2nd section
11/22 Color foldable (les couleurs) review - a quiz very soon: to be or not to be (etre) irregular verb in present tense!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING !!! ENJOY!
11/17 HW vocab foldable Chapitre VII 2eme partie
11/16 tomorrow a quiz: review meaning of each possessive adjectives and go over cultural facts p. 206 -Chapter VII 1st section: listening - reading - writing
11/15 Handout to complete + start reviewing vocab and garmmar formal quiz this Thursday: listening - reading - writing
11/14 tomorrow vocab quiz: une dictee Chapitre VII 1st section MA FAMILLE
11/09 HW ex. 10 p. 206 - for each person one sentence!
STUDENTS NEED TO REMEMBER THAT IF THEY DON T HAVE SPECIFIC HOMEWORK THEY STILL HAVE TO LEARN/PRACTICE/STUDY THEIR NEW VOCAB and REVIEW OLD (...) MATERIAL. There is no such day without learning/reviewing when we study a foreign language :) my new tools this year - AVATARS online are created to better practice and remember actual and previous vocab. Playing an avatar each day will tremendously help student to comprehend and not forget previous and actual vocab...DONT FORGET : PRACTICE FRENCH 5/10 minutes a day ! :)
11/08 vocab quiz : une dictee coming soon...Chapter VII 1st section. Practice listening/comprehension with the new Avatar ONLINE (useful links)
11/07 tomorrow Tuesday Possessive adjectives to learn by heart A QUIZ
11/03 Chapitre VII 1ere partie - 5 words/5 pictures + handout DE to complete and... some starzzzzzzzzz to cut :) MERCI!!!
11/02 Chapitre VII premiere partie - le vocabulaire practice with my voki
11/01 Vocab foldable Chapitre VII 1st section
10/31 7th grade review is over Hello 8 grade tomorrow your French book and new chapter content: Chapitre VII - La famille
10/27 Monday quiz ; une dictee : chapitre V et VI
10/26 cultural experience day is tomorrow, les serveurs/serveuses need to bring <un tablier/petits papier et un stylo) Thank you so much for your donations French class truly appreciate :) It was great and student enjoyed specially LES SIROPS !!! :)
10/25 cut your Euros out and place it in a plastic bag/enveloppe with your name. Review numbers up to 100, be able to recognize the European coins - cents etc...There will be 5 <serveur/serveuse> per class.
10/24 Cultural experience day : ALLONS AU CAFE! this Thursday October 27 sign and return handout HW due tomorrow!!! Practicing, studying vocab Chapitre VI ? my VOKIS online for the perfect pronunciation!
ATTENTION: all students need to complete all missing and retake quiz this Monday October 24 after school in Mrs Sullivan's classroom. Teachers must enter grades by or on Thursday Octobre 27 deadline.
REMINDER: any problem with French content? Tutoring is available in my mobile 18 every single Thursday after school :)
10/22 Review possibly with avatar online all vocab chapter VI - practice the pronunciation and meaning Of course practice also spelling :)
10/18 HW 5 words/5 pictures chapter VI 7th grade review -look for the last avatar Chapter VI to better pronunciate French vocab
10/17 Vocab foldable Chapitre VI 7th grade review
10/14 Monday Quiz Information question including futur proche tense
10/13 HW go on my website/usefull links/French pronunciation/Chapter VI Information questions/listen to the questions and write down what you hear/answer each questions in writing/ use you voki and send me your answers (record your voice and write your answer on the e-mail) add how much time this HW took you. Due tomorrow. If your Voki doesn't work, send me an e-mail with your answers (firstname.lastname@example.org)if your computer doesn work show me your work - paper base. merci :)
10/12 Madame Brozzi is back after 2 days of absence, unfortunately I did not have any of my 8 graders today because of the early release schedule...Beware of French study at home :) this week a quiz on information questions : qui - quoi - ou - comment - pourquoi - quand - a quelle heure - study their meanings and how to use them in a sentence. We practiced many days allready, make it perfect!!! :)
Next week a quiz on Information questions
10/07 HW due Monday: grammar quiz to complete and return on 10/10
10/06 HW due tomorrow create 3 sentences using information questions - use your avatar and record your voice. Send it to Mme Brozzi
09/30 Monday French students in upstairs computer lab in order to create your French Voki!!!
09/28 7th grade Grammar review a quiz this Friday for 8-2 and for 8-1 Tuesday October 4th.
09/27 Chapter IV 7th grade review
BON weekend! no HW assigned - if you have free time check useful link to better practice pronunciation!
09/22 HW tomorrow une dictee/ vocab quiz Chapter I II and III review of last year
09/21 HW due tomorrow : write down all vocab words difficult to acquire from last year (chapter I - II and III)
09/16 HW for Monday: a quiz on futur proche tense. Do I know how to conjugate my verb in near futur? Practice, practice and practice. What is the main difference between present tense and future?
09/15 8-1 HW handout practice futur proche to finish
8-2 HW handout futur proche explanation to do
09/13 HW 7th grade vocab review Chapter I - II and III beware: 09/16 quiz: une dictee Chapter I-II and III vocab 7th grade
09/09 HW for Monday review 7th grade : vocab Chapter I and II + quiz Tuesday 09/13 Review 7th grade: Imperative tense
09/08 Quiz Regular ER verbs and irregular verbs in present, results. HW 7th grade review Chapter I - vocab
RETAKE/TUTORING: By appointment ONLY:Students need to advise me letting me know if they plan to attend retake or tutoring. I will not be here every single Thursday if there is no need for me to be. Mrs Sullivan will not have appropriate material if students did not advise me. RETAKES : Mondays after school in Mrs Sullivan's class - mobile 19. TUTORING: Thursdays after school in my class - mobile 18. Parents should pick up students as quick as possible after above sessions.
09/07 HW vocab chapter I - 7th grade review - particular attention to words that you forgot.
08/31 - HW study each day a different verb for your coming quizes: Vendredi/Friday une interrogation/quiz: regular ERverbs in present tense - Mercredi/Wednesday une interrogation/quiz: irregular verbs in present tense.
08/30 - HW verb foldable 7th grade review - review verbs and meaning start reviewing all irregular verbs in present tense...
08/29 - HW review 7th grade content using your review foldable HW 8-2 class find 10 verbs entering in the category ER and conjugate one of them in present tense.
08/26 - HW is to read and sign (students AND parents) the ENTIRE syllabus related to French class @ NWMS. Due Monday August 29. Thank you!
08/25/2011 - HW start learning classroom useful vocab (today's handout) IN FRENCH bien sur !!!
YEAR 2011/2012 WELCOME TO FRANCE and the French class
06/13 I am very happy to let you all know that all French students 8th grade are passing for level II in High School. Although, students who did work with consistency, the entire year, performed very well with an A average in French. For students with lawer grades - C average - high school will not be easy. In fact, instead of half an hour, the classes in High school are usually close to an hour long and double instruction is given by the teacher. Which means for students double the work...Be organize, on task and participating fully to all class activities are not a must but a normal habit if students want to be succefull in the foreign language. I wish plenty of success to all my students hoping that one day they will be able to practice <on live mode> their foreign language somewhere in a French speaking countries or if lucky in Paris. To all of you ENJOY YOUR SUMMER !!! Sincerely, Danielle Brozzi.
French books due tomorrow Tuesday June 7th 2011
05/31 Students still having a participation grade each day counting for their final average, being on task and not disturbing instruction will be considered. Today we learned some important facts about the Geography of France.
05/27 today is the make up day for French exam
We still have 9 days of school where instruction needs to take place. Still some students need to take care of some missing/retake assignements before the end of next week. I will teach some facts/knowledge about the geography/history/culture of France w/ support of educationnal movies and powerpoint presentation. French students did work hard this year, I truly hope that they will all be able to skip one year of foreign language French, in high school. Any concerns/comments please feel free to e-mail me any time.
Sincerely, Danielle Brozzi
05/26 French exam completed - Make up day is tomorrow 5/27
Today all students received a study guide for French exam. Exam will take place next week.
Speaking: Monday - Tuesday and Wednesday.
Listening/Reading/Grammar/Writing : Thursday (90 mn) from 2 to 3:45pm
Make up day: Friday.
05/02 review futur proche quiz tomorrow instead of Monday (aanounced Friday)
+ testing notification letter French exam going home w/ students
04/28 Vocab quiz une dictee chapter VI Friday
Grammar quiz futur proche quiz next Monday
04/27 Chapter VI grammar review: futur proche + am/pm time
04/26 Chapter VI time review am/pm in France
04/25 Chapter VI vocab review
04/18 Today interims goes home with all my 8 grade students, this in order for them to realize what is so far their average and what they are missing. Deadline for all missing work, retake quiz or test is Friday April 29!!! tomorrow: anounced Friday a quiz for a test grade : chapter X 2nd section: listening - reading and writing.
04/15 IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT FRENCH FINAL EXAM:
Yesterday was a general meeting for all World Language teachers down town. Today, I shared what I have learned. What is coming up for the Final French exam in May? First of all, the good news is that we are exactly where we are suppose to be with the instruction. I advised my students that next week on Tuesday we will have the last instructionnal quiz: Chapter X 2nd section that will count as a Test grade. Coming back after Spring break we will start a major review for the exam. The exam will take place between May 9 to June 9. We do not know when it will exactly take place and how, Mrs Sullivan (Spanish teacher) and myself need to organize this with the administration. The French exam will be on following areas :
I encourage all students to be in my class every single day, prepare and ready to (re)learn since this is the most important part that can help them to be successful, not only for the exam but for next year in High School. I expect all my students to come every day on time, with a good spirit, their book, paper, pencil AND most important their verb/grammar foldable that we did create all year long.
1) all vocabulary (meaning/spelling/correct pronunciation) form the very begining of French (7+8 grade) I will quiz students through <une dictee> which I think is the best way to provide, listening, understanding and apply grammar @ the same time.
2) We will review regular and irregular verbs (with correct pronunciation) and students will be quizzed on a regular basis.
3) We will continue to practice writing in different tenses : present - futur - past. It is important for students to be able to write in those different tense and understand when to use them. Students will be quiz as well on different tense.
4) Every single day I will introduce some speaking practice, asking questions in French related to the vocab/chapter that we are reviewing, expecting students to understand as well as answering me in French the correct way. I will correct their mistake as we go on if necessary.
I count on your support making sure that your daughter/son can have a wonderfull future. Any question/comment please e-mail me any time. Danielle Brozzi
04/15 note on 4/19: quiz for a TEST grade: Chapitre X 2) -listening-reading-writing
04/14 Letter I p. 312 due
04/11 regular IR verbs quiz will take place on 04/13 because of 8th graders field trip
0n 04/12 quiz regular ir VERBS
04/11 Penpal letters due - final projet to finish during class - on due date - a Test grade - check requirements !!!
04/06 Vocab X 2nd section foldable - start learning your vocab: saying it out loud/spelling/gender think about tricks you remember them
04/05 Benchmark today no instruction for 8 grade : tomorrow chapter X 1st section quiz - listening-reading-writing
04/04 handout: writing practice - Wednesday quiz chap X 1 - listening - reading - writing Monday 04/11 not 12 due date for Pen Pal letter - bring translation + 2 pictures
04/01 Cultural experience day: POISSON D'AVRIL !!! (beware of the fish)
03/31 Pen Pal letters from Switzerland are back !!!
03/30 Une dictee - vocab quiz chap X 1st section tomorrow
03/25 Review your vocab chap X 1st section - une dictee mercredi !
03/24 Dialogue learned by heart for a test grade
03/23 Friday Chapter IX dialogue learned by heart for a Test grade
03/22 tomorrow mettre/porter verb quiz
03/21 10 words/10 pictures
03/18 Chapter X 1st section vocab foldable due
03/16 tomorrow Chapter Test IX culture and writing
03/15 tomorrow Chapter Test IX listening/reading
03/14 Wed & Th Chapter Test
Wed. listening/reading + Th culture + writing
03/11 Chapter Test coming soon
03/10 due tomorrow handout object pronoun: le-la-les-(lui-leur)
03/07 Vocab Foldable Chapitre IX 3rd section - writing one time / trying to say it the French way - learn gender of each noun start learing by heart
03/03 ex. 6 p. 286 - tomorrow ACC Baskeball - Monday Chapter IX 2 quiz - listening/reading/writing : ALLO? Students need to review vocab/expressions/review classwork of today for writing part.
03/02 Quiz Chapter IX2) coming soon : Monday March 7: listening/reading/writing French over the phone; ALLO?
02/28 interims signed + new policy in place for retake/missing quiz/test
02/22 regular RE verb in present tense quiz tomorrow 02/23
02/18 HW due Chapitre IX 2nd section vocab foldable
02/17 quiz chapter IX 1) listening/reading/writing
02/15 and 16 Mme Brozzi absent
02/14 le carnaval - POWERPOINT presentation students taking notes
02/11 Families of France - coutryside / Quiz Chapter IX 1 Tuesday !
02/10 ex. 12 p. 272 adding adverbs in the sentences
02/09 meli/melo classwork to finish as HW + Cultural experience day to sign by parents CARNAVAL next Monday Feb 14 2011
02/08 Chapitre IX 1st section vocab quiz une dictee
02/07 practice vocab quiz : une dictee en francais
02/04 Next week Tuesday vocab quiz Chap IX 1st section : une dictee. Students should study spelling - gender - meaning - sound it out loud the French way !!! Practice of < la dictee> on Monday. In class we draw the voabulary - went over repeating it. Finally with visual clues we went. Next the quiz !!!!
02/03 La Grammaire : le passe compose avec AVOIR (past tense) HW handout due tomorrow - comparing future and past tense
01/31 + 02/02
Poster presentation French Speaking Countries of Africa, French words/sentences/learning by heart
01/27 3 last ER verb on vocab list: for each verb write 1) a sentence SVO in present 2) transfert in imperative 3) transfer in futur proche (9 sentences total)
01/26 Chapter IX 1st section pick 10 vocab word and draw a picture
01/25 Chap IX 1) vocab foldable
Poster French speaking country of AFRICA due date and presentation Jan 31st 2011
01/19 Chapter Test Listening/Reading NEXT Monday Jan 24
Chapter Test writing/cultural facts Tuesday Jan 25
handout presentation French speaking Countries of Africa due Jan 31st
01/12 HW due last Monday are due upon arrival after snow days...hopefully tomorrow Jan 13 !!!
We will have a chapter Test soon, students are aware that they had to start reviewing vocabulary and grammar of chapter VIII.
It is very important for students to have good study habits. Studying 5/10 mn per day for French is essential to be successful. Going to wwww.digitaldialects.com can help tremendously.There is many things to learn by heart and all little chunks of instruction is making each student able to get higher on the French scale. Getting behind is making it hard on students. Catching up is not so easy, not only for French but for any foreign language. Missing/retake quiz/test for French class is every WEDNESDAY after school from 3:45 to 4:30. Or by appointement ONLY during lunch time or after school. About this, NWMS World Language departement (Lisha Sullivan Spanish teacher and myself) will handout some new information for the second semester.
01/07 HW due next Monday Jan 10 - Que sais-je? p. 258
Chapter VIII Test coming up next week - Tuesday + Wednesday : Listening/Reading/Writing. Students need to review vocab/grammar and writing of chapter
01/06 ex 12 p.255
After few days of flu I am back and wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!
12/15 vocab to learn and be able to sound it the French way (ball game)
12/14 vocab foldable Chap VIII 3) start learning/studying vocab spelling/sound/gender/meaning as soon as we do the foldable of each section !!! Flash cards/foldables/copy one time (@ least)...
REMINDERS Any foreign language class is an academic class that gives credit for High School. Mme Brozzi' s syllabus specify to study French 5/10mn a day (HW or no HW). Students need to study on a regular basis to be successful. The vocabulary is the most important part of a language. No vocab = no language learned. Therefore, students need to understand that it is their responsability to study, be on task and understand that every single work count: classwork, homework, listening activity, grammar notes, in order to acquire a foreign language. Students of 8 grade will have a major exam that will take place the month of May 2011. It is my responsability to bring them there as well as theirs. Mme Brozzi
12/09 LUNDI(monday) quiz chap VIII 2nd section - voc + grammar :
quantity followed by DE(of)
12/08 verb POUVOIR quiz + interims signed by parents due
12/06 Cultural experience day: St- Nicolas + Noel en France
12/02 Noel - cultural experience day - handouts signed by parents
12/01 une petite dictee
11/30 8th grade - Mr W. speach
11/29 demain voc quiz Chap VIII 1ere section - une petite dictee
11/22 Pen pal letters - reading for a Test grade on French pronunciation.
11/19 voc foldable Chap II 1 - les marches, pourquoi ?
11/17 Bonjour Chapter VIII - life in Africa - French speaking Countries - 52 new word to learn on Chapter VIII 1st section - start now to study them !!!
11/16 Chapter Test - listening/reading
11/15 pen pal letters due date is today Monday Nov 15 for a Test grade - each late day = 10 points out.
11/10 une petite dictee : vocab/sounds/grammar review Chapitre VII
11/08 chapitre VII 3eme partie le vocabulaire quiz demain
11/05 le vocabulaire Chapitre VII 3eme la prononciation
11/04 learning spelling and studying
11/02 Chapter I 3eme section foldable/flash cards/copy 1x
11/01 <les vendanges> is tomorrow: handout signed by parents due + chapitre I 2eme partie quiz/ listening/reading/writing/grammar
10/25 due Monday cultural experience day handout - 10/22 study adjective agreements.
10/21 les devoirs: quiz verbe <etre> to be or not to be...
10/20 les devoirs : ex.7 p. 220 dans le livre.
10/18 dessinez le voc 1 dessin par mot chap I 2eme section.
10/13 demain: Chapitre I 1ere section quiz: vocabulaire et grammaire
aujourd'hui une interrogation (quiz) < les adjectifs possessifs> chart
les devoirs pour demain: handout possessive adjectives
jeudi 14/10: quiz chapitre I 1ere section
HW: interrogation : le vocabulaire !
Chapitre VII premiere partie : etudier !!!
Yesterday, I learned many things that I want to apply in my classroom:
1)Starting Monday October 4th I will speak ONLY French in my class. However, questions can be address to me in writing. Students will write their questions (name and date required) and place it in the box designed for it @ the end of the lesson, when they leave French class. I will answer directly to the student next day.
2) We will learn a number of songs related to the instruction. We have learned our first song TODAY !!! All songs are posted on my website
HW due Monday: help you child to learn by heart
01/12 HW due on Monday Jan 10 are due upon arrival after snow days !
We will have a chapter Test soon, students are aware that they had to start reviewing vocabulary and grammar of chapter II.
It is very important for students to come back with good study habits. Studying 5/10 mn per day for French is essential to be successful. There is many things to learn by heart and all little chunks of instruction is making each student able to get higher on the French scale. Getting behind is making it hard on students. Catch up is not so easy, not only for French but for any foreign language.
Missing/retake quiz/test for French class is every WEDNESDAY after school from 3:45 to 4:30. Or by appointement ONLY during lunch time or after school. About this, NWMS World Language departement (Lisha Sullivan spanish teacher and myself) will handout some new information for the second semester.
Chapitre IX 1ere vocabulaire (IX 1st section foldable)
Today we will create our <chiffres> foldable - 1 to 1000. Tomorrow we will have our first <race for a star> activity. Students will use their ABC foldable, guessing how to spell several French words that I will say out loud + numbers. In this class, students are up to date with French sounds. I am looking for a great year.
I was absent today for Professionnal Development with Guilford County School. Students completed some assignments reading a text in French. I will try to have the same sub when I need to be absent, she did a fantastic job and speaks French.