This is a conversation based vocabulary lesson introducing opinion vocabulary and reinforcing adjective agreement (which students should have previously learned).
The lesson includes:
- Bell Work activity
- main lesson
- guided writing/speaking
Bell Work activity
Based on context clues and the scenario, fill in the blank with the correct tv genre. Key words are underlined to help students focus on using context clues to figure out the meaning of the sentence.
Several pictures are used to help showcase the meaning of the new vocabulary words. Throughout, ask students if they agree yes/no with the opinion presented on the PowerPoint. Afterwords, go through the Lesson a second time. Ask students if they can figure out the English meaning of the words. If students are unsure, give further examples and try to refrain from giving them the English without them figuring it out.
Guided writing/speaking activity.
Students are asked what their favorite show is and why. Have the class tell you what the French word for "because" is. Then, show them that after "because" they should use one of the two ways they just learned to express their opinion: "je pense que" or "je trouve que." Some hints are given on sentence order. Remind students about using adjective agreement. They should have previously learned about adjective agreement. I like to have the class tell me the adjective agreement rules and I write them on the board. After students have written, they should ask and answer the question with their partner(s). After having done the conversation twice, I like to have students put away their written response and speak without using their writing as a crutch.
Follow up with additional activities to practice giving opinions and adjective agreement.