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Grade 8 Core French Outline

Course Syllabus/Syllabus du Cours

Grade 8 French/Français Grade 8

http://ssdsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/mpierce

2007-2008

Mme. Willman

Welcome to Grade 8 French and get ready for an exciting and new year. This year in Core French we will explore a variety of French Units together. Each of these units will take between 6-7 weeks to complete.

My goal for your class this year is to help you learn the language, appreciate the culture and help you become more conformable in communicating in French. In order to complete this goal our French classes will gradually be conducted in all French and students will be expected to speak only French. This is a transition that will take place over the first several weeks of class.

As a student it is your responsibility to come into class with an open mind, readiness to learn, respect for others and most importantly ready to have some fun learning!

General Curriculum Outcomes

By the end of the year students will be able to:

      communicate effectively in French, both orally and in writing; and to interact appropriately in a variety of situations that relate to their needs and interests.

      demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of Francophone cultures, while comparing them with their own culture, as well as an appreciation and understanding of Canada’s multicultural reality.

      choose and implement strategies to facilitate their communication in French and their learning.

      recognize and use in context elements of the linguistic code, orally and in writing, to facilitate their communication in French.

For further details with regards to the general and specific curriculum outcomes I will be covering throughout the year visit the following website: http://bayviewcommunity.ednet.ns.ca/outcomes/index.html

Topics to be Covered

Moi!

La mystère du trophée de basketball

Fêtons l’hiver

Explorons l’univers

Les Acadiens/La France/Québec

Evaluation Scheme

Students will receive a mark of A, B, C, D on their report card based on the evaluation of the following criteria set for each term. The following explains how a student

A The student consistently demonstrates achievement of the expected learning outcomes addressed during the current

reporting period. The student's work may exceed program expectations.

B The student demonstrates achievement of most of the expected learning outcomes addressed during the current

reporting period. The student's work meets program expectations.

C The student demonstrates achievement of some of the expected learning outcomes addressed during the current

reporting period. The student's work approaches program expectations.

D The student rarely demonstrates achievement of some of the expected learning outcomes addressed during the current

reporting period. The student's work does not meet program expectations.

 

The following methods of Assessment will be used:

Projects (1 for each unit), In Class Assignments, Tests (1 per unit), Quizzes, Oral Presentations, Montre le Moi, Portfolio, Binder, Participation, Homework, Checklists and Rubrics.

**My website has all related course information on it**

***If you need help, have questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Willman before school, at recess or lunch or schedule extra help after school. If parents have concerns they are asked to call the school and ask to speak to me. If students are failing to hand in assignments or not performing adequately on tests, assignments or in class I will call home to parents/guardians to inform them of students’ progress**

***Projects, Assignments, Test and Quizzes shall be written on the date assigned. If students are absent on that day they will be required to hand in assignments or write tests/quizzes the day they return. Late assignments will not be accepted!***

 

Parent/Guardian Signature:  _____________________       

Student Signature:  _______________________

Date:  ______________