This unit concludes the study of the passé composé by having students distinguish between using AVOIR and ETRE as the auxiliary verb. It also presents the use of direct object pronouns in the passé composé.
This unit culminates with a student-designed and lead project- details below!
Student notes and guided notes on snow day activities which will ask students to categorize which verbs use AVOIR and which ETRE in the passé composé.
Student notes and guided notes on using direct object pronouns in the passé composé
Seven practices in a packet that reinforce the use of direct object pronouns in the passé composé
A couple of practices that help students review using AVOIR or ETRE in the passé composé
The pictures I use daily for student speaking
My anticipatory set slides for each day of the unit
And a student-designed and presented project with directions and rubrics for both creation and presentation.
For the project I have students "prove" their understanding of the entire passé composé including AVOIR and ETRE verbs, past participle formation and agreement including irregulars, using direct object pronouns, and general past tense vocabulary (yesterday, last night, last year, etc) and other necessary grammar structure and vocabulary. Students can create a PowerPoint or similar lesson and a practice sheet, a memory-like game like the ones I make, a board game with pieces and rules, a song and dance/rap video, or a theatrical play. They must all work together equally, design the entire product, meet with me to conference, provide answer keys or scripts as required by the product they make, and they must be prepared to present it to the class.
It's a lengthy project and my students do very well with it because they know it's the equivalent of a unit test. Rubrics are included for both the collaboration and design of the product and also the presentation in class.