VERB PRACTICE

Use one of the websites listed below to practice your verb conjugations for the final exam.

Should you need to insert accented characters, you can copy (CTR + C) and paste (CTR + V) the following letters:

é

ç

è

à

î

http://conjuguemos.com/list.php?type=verbs&division=verbs&language=french (games)

http://www.realfrench.net/grammar/games.php?function=choose_single&ex=4 (games, multiple choice questions)

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/vp/ (conjugations)

http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/rgshiwyc/school/curric/French/VerbBuster/VerbBusterIndex.htm (Games, exercises)

http://france.catsfamily.net/quizz/QuizCC42006.html (games)

http://www.lepointdufle.net/p/passecomposeimparfait.htm#ex (p.c. versus imp.)

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Food Project Updates 2/6/12

Don’t know where to find the information for your report???

—>Typing « French recipes » into Google is not your best bet…

Try these: 

http://www.foodbycountry.com/ Lots of facts & recipes for many countries.

http://www.countryreports.org/index.htm Use this page to research your country’s population, location, etc. *Note- you need to sign in with our password to use it!

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

http://www.school.eb.com/

http://www.theworldwidegourmet.com/countries Recipes by country.

Library resources:

http://www.powerlibrary.org/Interface/POWER.asp?ID=PL2981

http://destiny.miu4.k12.pa.us/quest/servlet/presentquestform.do?site=100&context=westmiddlesexschooldistrict&viewMode=0#

By this point, all French 3 students should have started researching their country & the recipe you will be using. You do not have to have decided on a final recipe until the end of the period on Wednesday, 2/8. 

If you have already picked out a recipe, PLEASE make sure you correctly identify what country it comes from. If you picked a recipe just because it looked tasty, it had better be from a French-speaking country!

The list of acceptable countries are:

Burundi, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada (Quebec), Central African Republic

Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, France, Gabon, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Luxembourg

 Madagascar, Mali, Martinique, Mauritius, Monaco, Rwanda 

Senegal, Seychelles, Switzerland, Togo, Vanuatu

Other notes: 

***Please do not use Wikipedia or other “wikis” for research information.

***Once you have selected a country and a recipe, starting making notes on the information you will need for your report. Use the planning outline I gave you. Your notes will be checked Friday, 2/10.

***Track where you get your information for your MLA Bibliography page!!

Check out the due dates here. Find out how to write your bibliography here.

Don’t know where to find the information for your report???

—>Typing « French recipes » into Google is not your best bet…

Try these: 

http://www.foodbycountry.com/ Lots of facts & recipes for many countries.

http://www.countryreports.org/index.htm Use this page to research your country’s population, location, etc. *Note- you need to sign in with our password to use it!

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

http://www.britannica.com/

http://www.theworldwidegourmet.com/countries Recipes by country.

Other Resources by Country:

(Note: not all possible countries are listed here!)

France:

–> Provence (region of France): http://web.archive.org/web/20080320023752/http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/ck_gc_provence/0,1971,FOOD_10882,00.html

Belgium:

Haiti:

http://www.islandflave.com/recipes/65-haitian-recipes recipes

http://www.foodbycountry.com/Germany-to-Japan/Haiti.html#b Good info & some recipes.

http://www.haitian-culture.com/haitian-food/ info & recipes

http://www.everythinghaitian.com/HaitianCuisine/default.aspx recipes

Lebanon:

Senegal:

http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Cookbook/Senegal.html

Madagascar:

http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Cookbook/Madagascar.html

Morocco:

http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Cookbook/Morocco.html

http://web.archive.org/web/20080320023619/http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/ck_gc_morocco/0,1971,FOOD_10879,00.html

New Orleans, USA: http://web.archive.org/web/20080320023630/http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/ck_gc_new_orleans/0,2857,FOOD_27040,00.html

Caribbean: http://web.archive.org/web/20080320023855/http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/ck_gc_caribbean/0,1971,FOOD_9804,00.html  to this list as we find good resources):

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Food Project Rubric & Outline

Project Assignment Sheet/Grading Rubric:

Name: __________________________________ Class period: _______ Name of country:_________________________

Objective: To become knowledgeable about the cuisine of a specific francophone country & share your information with the class. Possible points Points earned
A. Report, in English.        3 paragraphs.           Must include:         Basic Facts: Where the country is. (ex. Southeast Asia, Northern Europe, etc.)capitol, population, primary religion, was it ever a colony?, languages spoken, (also, how important is French?) Name the specific region you’re discussing, if any.  ex. Provence, in southern France.         Eating habits/customs. ex: In many African countries there are hand-washing ceremonies. In France, there are many courses to each meal. Etc.

         Typical ingredients & dishes, plus any famous dishes. ex: The Alsace region of France is very famous for its pork & sauerkraut dishes.

Your Reflection on your experience studying this country, finding the ingredients & cooking the food. Ex: Did you have a hard time finding a certain ingredient? Where did you end up getting it? What did you think of the final product? Would you make it again? What would you do differently? This is due with your presentation. 1 good paragraph. 

         A neat Bibliography page, due with your report.

         Good spelling & grammar in English.

  SUBTOTAL

55

5

10

5

5

35pts

B. Visual           (ideas:  small poster, brochure, PowerPoint slide, etc.)     Must include:         Flag of your country.         Map which shows clearly where the country is, and if applicable, you must point out the specific region the dish comes from.

         3-4 pictures of typical ingredients from your country (or typical dishes).

         Bring your completed visual & use it in your presentation.

SUBTOTAL

10pts
C. Recipe                         Must include:         **A copy of the recipe must be submitted to me for pre-approval with the exact URL where you got it.  DUE ___________         A neat copy of the recipe must be handed in with the final project. It MUST be from your country.

SUBTOTAL

55

10pts

D. Presentation           You must:         Discuss what you learned in your report. DO NOT read off the report.          Explain/Discuss your recipe. Tell us what it is, what the main ingredients are, etc.

         Discuss your reflection: Why did you pick it? How did you make it? Did you have any trouble finding ingredients or making the recipe? Would you make it again?

         Bring your dish, completely prepared and ready to serve.

  • (You may heat it up in our microwave at the beginning of class if necessary – bring an appropriate dish if you will be doing this. i.e. no metal.)

SUBTOTAL

105

5

5

10

35pts

E. Overall Quality & Effort          You put effort and attention into your project.         You followed all directions & stayed on task during work time.

         You completed all parts on time, in a quality manner.

SUBTOTAL

10pts

Report Due Date:__________________                                                         TOTAL POINTS EARNED:

My Presentation Date: ___________________

100PTS

Project Outline:

Use this outline to help organize your research!

Planning Outline                    DUE: _____________________

A. REPORT:

  • Basic Facts:

Country Name in English: _____________________________  In French: _____________________________

Where is the country? Name the specific region you’re discussing, if any.

What’s the capitol city?

Population?

Primary religion(s)?

Was it ever a colony of France?

Languages spoken?(Note-how important is French?)

  • Eating habits/custom:

What are meals like in the country?

Are there any particular food-related customs?

  • Typical dishes:

What are some common ingredients and/or meals?

Popular or famous dishes?

  • Your recipe:

What is it?

Main ingredients?

How is it made?

  • Your Reflection:

Did you have a hard time finding a certain ingredient? Where did you end up getting it?

What did you think of the final product?

Would you make it again?

What would you do differently?

  • Bibliography:

List any sources you used.

B. Visual

What kind of visual will you make?

Did you find the: flag? map? 3-4 pictures?

C. Recipe:

What ingredients will you need?

What equipment will you need to prepare it?

What will you need to serve your dish? (i.e plates, bowls, etc.)

D. Presentation

What kind of notes will you use for your presentation? (i.e. index cards, an outline, etc.)

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French 3 Food Project – START HERE!

Task #1: Check out these links to familiarize yourself with the list of countries in the world where French is an official language.     http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/flags/officiallanguage/french.shtml (Countries & their flags.)

http://www.thefrenchcorner.net/2007/07/french-speaking-countries.html (Has a world map with countries highlighted.)

Task #2: Pick 2-3 countries you might be interested in researching, from the list of Francophone countries.

Task #3: Start researching your top picks:

–>Decide which country best fits the following:

A) There appears to be enough information available to write a good report.  Try looking up a few of the questions on your outline. Are you able to find answers to them?

B) You can find a recipe you would be able to make and would enjoy eating.

You may use any legitimate website or other library resource to get your information. Please do not use Wikipedia or other “wikis” for research information.

Remember you MUST pick a Francophone country. Many of the websites below will have other countries listed – yours must be from the list of Francophone countries!

Task #4: When you have selected your country, starting making notes on the information you will need. Track where you get your information for your Bibliography page. Use the outline on the back of your rubric to organize your research. Bonne Chance!!

Check out the due dates here. Find out how to write your bibliography here.

Good places to START:

http://www.lkwdpl.org/lhs/foreignfoods/ Use this page to explore different countries, their culture and their recipes.

http://www.foodbycountry.com/ Lots of facts & recipes for many countries.

http://www.countryreports.org/index.htm Use this page to research your country’s population, location, etc. *Note- you need to sign in with our password to use it!

Resources by Country:

(Note: not all possible countries are listed here!)

France:

–> Provence (region of France): http://web.archive.org/web/20080320023752/http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/ck_gc_provence/0,1971,FOOD_10882,00.html

Belgium:

Haiti:

http://www.islandflave.com/recipes/65-haitian-recipes recipes

http://www.foodbycountry.com/Germany-to-Japan/Haiti.html#b Good info & some recipes.

http://www.haitian-culture.com/haitian-food/ info & recipes

http://www.everythinghaitian.com/HaitianCuisine/default.aspx recipes

Lebanon:

Senegal:

http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Cookbook/Senegal.html

Madagascar:

http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Cookbook/Madagascar.html

Morocco:

http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Cookbook/Morocco.html

http://web.archive.org/web/20080320023619/http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/ck_gc_morocco/0,1971,FOOD_10879,00.html

New Orleans, USA: http://web.archive.org/web/20080320023630/http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/ck_gc_new_orleans/0,2857,FOOD_27040,00.html

Caribbean: http://web.archive.org/web/20080320023855/http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/ck_gc_caribbean/0,1971,FOOD_9804,00.html *Be sure to use a recipe that is either made in most Caribbean countries or is specifically from a French-speaking Caribbean country. i.e. Do not a recipe that is specifically from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, or another Spanish-speaking Caribbean country.

Other Good Links (we will add to this list as we find good resources):

http://www.theworldwidegourmet.com/countries Recipes by country.


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Being bilingual may boost your brainpower!

Check out the article below, about how growing up being bilingual (speaking two languages) does not in factconfuse your brain, as many people think. Instead, evidence shows it actually boosts your brainpower!

http://www.npr.org/2011/04/04/135043787/being-bilingual-may-boost-your-brain-power

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Liens pour jouer et apprendre!

http://www.digitaldialects.com/French.htm (Lots of games and activities.)

http://teachers.thelanguagemenu.com/games/ (Games!)

http://www.langmaster.com/comen/french1/l02/a/home.htm (Lessons & activities.)

http://libraries.mangolanguages.com/einetwork/login?u=436793 (This is through Carnegie Libraries, and requires you to have a library card #. If you don’t have one, see about getting one!)

http://www.learner.org/resources/series83.html (Video instruction.)

http://www.lsfrench.com/beginners2.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/ (Games, lessons, blogs, etc. Check out the « Gauge your French quiz to start out. http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/gauge/)

*** www.livemocha.com (Create an account with your email address. You must verify your email address before you can move on. Once this is done, click on « learn and practice. » You may click on any of the options there, except « Enroll in a course, » which would require you to pay. )

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Bonjour!

Bonjour à tous mes élèves!

This is my blog for our French classes. Here you will find posted:

-Helpful information for class projects.

-Links (« liens hypertextes ») to videos and websites I show in class.

-Extra, interesting links for you to explore on your own.

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