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F3 Project Proposals

Yesterday my French 3’s final project proposals were due…

After they submitted their proposal, I had individual meetings to discuss their project. Together, we tweeked their ideas so that they didn’t require too  much new vocabulary (I don’t want them to be reliant on a dictionary). We also made sure that they would be able to talk about the past and future. As we met, I edited the spreadsheet to reflect what we discussed. After class, I took screen shots of their final proposals and emailed them to each student.

They have the rest of this week, plus the week that we come back from break, to work on the projects. It is completely up to them if they work on the projects during break…but if they use class time wisely, they shouldn’t have to do too much at home. We shall see what happens!


French 3 Final Project

A couple weeks ago I wrote about getting input from my French 3 class for their final assessment. On Friday, I used their input to design a project for them. We will be started the project on Friday and will be working on it until the end of the semester (January 9). They will also have to interpret two different articles after winter break – we will discuss one and they will write about the other. Here is the presentation I gave them (and had them help me perfect). Most of them seemed pretty excited and even thanked me. We’ll see how it all goes!

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Getting Student Input for Final Assessment

My block classes have finals in less than two weeks! Where has the semester gone?! Although we will still have one week of class after Christmas break, we are giving finals before break (I, personally, think this is amazing!).

This year I have really tried to go away from the paper/pencil assessments with my French 2 and 3 classes. Although it has been extremely hard for me not to be guided by a textbook, I think (HOPE!) my students understand better that communication and comprehension is key in learning a language.  I have LOTS of things that I need to change for next semester (like be way more organized) but it has been a good learning experience for all.

Today I gave my French 3 students a survey to get their input on the final “exam.” Thanks to my awesome husband for the idea! We talked about how they hadn’t taken many traditional tests/quizzes this year so I didn’t think it would be fair to give them one for the final exam. I asked them to be specific about how they wanted to show me what they’d learned. I wanted details and how they thought they should be graded.

I got a lot of really great feedback (loved the idea from one student about a multi-genre project). Now just taking/finding the time to make an amazing final project…