French writing activity Photo Du Jour

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The French Nook
Grade Levels
4th - 12th, Homeschool
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64 pages
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My students love this activity! Sometimes we do the activity orally and other times I have the kids complete a write-up. They look forward to it every week! Merci beaucoup!
It was really helpful to have photos pre-designed so that my students had something different to look at; I liked the set up of the resource. Very easy to understand. Thank you.
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‘Photo du Jour’ is a language routine for the French classroom that helps students develop rich vocabulary and utilize deep thinking. Using photos with French language learners can be enormously effective in helping them learn vocabulary words and how to use them. The activity can be used across many grade levels and is suitable for grades 4 and up.

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In this activity, students are presented with unique photos and asked to record their observations and emotional response to the photo. There are also opportunities to indicate any questions they may have. Students list relevant vocabulary that describes the photo by categorizing words by parts of speech. Finally, students write a descriptive sentence to communicate the subject of the photo.

If you are looking for distance learning resources, the Google Drive link can be shared with your students. *** Please ensure that students are making a COPY of the file to complete so as to not corrupt the original file.

This 65 page resource contains:

- detailed teacher’s guide

- completed example

- speaking prompt posters

- weekly ‘photo du jour’ worksheets with colour photos

- individual photos for projection

- ‘photo du jour’ worksheet for your own/students’ photos

- assessment rubric

- Google Drive access link

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Total Pages
64 pages
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Rubric only
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