Examining and constructing learning outcome for a French biography project.
By completion of this assignment, students, in accordance with BC curriculum, will be able to show use of common, high-frequency vocabulary and sentence structures for communicating meaning by showing they can:
- ask a variety of questions
- give descriptions of others
- express likes, dislikes, and preferences
L’Ami(e)- Une Biographie
This project matches with provincial outcomes for grade 6 and grade 7 (French as a second language). Students interview each other with questions, and use written and oral language. The completed project will show students’ use and understanding of basic questions and answers; physical descriptions; likes, dislike, and preferences; and simple vocabulary such as parts of the body and colours.
Students will start with a randomly selected partner is class. They will look at exemplars of a biography, talk about it bth as individuals, and as a class. They will generate a list of interview questions in French, and talk about it in a large group. Finally, each partner will generate their own questions.The quality, and to a lesser degree, quantity of the questions will count on the final assessment.
Final biographies can be submitted in a variety of formats such as a wiki, movie, or essay. All projects are composed in French, using the correct conjugation and vocabulary, which will contribute towards the final assessment.
Processes and Procedures
Stage 1- Team up and brainstorming
Stage 2- Generating framework
Stage 3- Interviewing
Stage 4- Synthesis of Material
Stage 5- Reviewing the product
Team or individual responsibility
As a team, generate the list of information necessary for a biography, and compile a question list. As individuals, generate your supplementary questions, conduct your interviews, complete periodic self and group assessments, and create your final product for grading. Below is a rough timeline for milestone completion dates.
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