Expose your students to authentic usage of the imparfait to describe childhood using the music of popular and contemporary French artist, La Grande Sophie.
In this activity, students will first reflect on their own childhood by responding to specific questions designed to activate their prior knowledge and practicing the imparfait. They will conjugate the missing verbs from the lyrics to the song in the imparfait and then will listen to the song "On savait (devenir grand)" (please find a recording of the song...or look it up on my YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuVGA2-POfG5lW35HjYJMKfMQGZM4BS3e) to verify their verb conjugations.
After checking the answers together (which are included), students will explore the lyrics of the song, highlighting their reading comprehension skills and challenging them to interpret the singer's attitude toward childhood by categorizing the lyrics.
In an interpersonal speaking activity, students will analyze and evaluate the childhood described throughout the song using the lyricas for support of their position.
Finally, students will reflect in writing on a Saint-Exupery quote relating to the significance of childhood and will link it to the ideas expressed in the song. A great AP prep activity for the lower levels!