Students can read about two different opinions on wearing a uniform to school. They learn how to express and/or write an opinion in French.
Pre-reading: As a whole class or in groups have students brainstorm a list of pros and cons for wearing a uniform to school.
Create an anchor chart for giving opinions in French ( use the expresssions on the worksheet) and post it on chart paper at the front of the classroom. Remind students of reading strategies they can use during reading.
During reading: Students read the short article. While reading students can use pencils or highlighters to underline words they know.
Post Reading: Ask groups of students to come up with the gist of the article. Post the ideas at the front of the classroom. (If you feel it is necessary you may wish to do some vocabulary work to ensure that everyone understands the article). Once it is established that everyone understands the gist, have individual students give an oral opinion on the wearing of uniforms at school using one of the expressions from the anchor chart.
Students use the second page of the activity to organize the ideas from the article into the pro and con columns.
As a final task students are asked to write a sentence about whether they are for, or against wearing a uniform at school.