This cuisine-themed unit is appropriate for novice-high learners of French who can benefit from the following:
-Gain general knowledge of French cuisine and restaurant culture
-Build on prior knowledge of food vocabulary
-Participate in a review of regular, present-tense verbs and high-frequency irregular verbs
-Start an introduction and have practice opportunities regarding the passé composé
This unit will engage your students through the entertaining context of Paris and the beloved film Ratatouille. MovieTalk procedures are suggested for building vocabulary that facilitates narration of certain scenes in the film. The classic Déjeuner du Matin poem is also incorporated into the context for those who want to use the passé composé resources included in this unit as well. The PDF files provided can be presented in your classroom much like a PowerPoint presentation, and procedures are suggested for all activities.
*you will need a copy of the film Ratatouille to follow suggested procedures*