This bundle has four files.
1. A 16 slide multimedia powerpoint for guided note taking. This PowerPoint shows students what their writing should look like in English and in French if they are novice mid, novice high, or intermediate low. It demonstrates various sentence structures like subject+verb, subject+verb+object, and subject+verb+prepositional phrase. For each structure, there are practice sentences with animated gifs and music that plays while students have time to work on the practice.
2. Guided notes that correspond to the PowerPoint. The notes feature a graphic of a mountain climber climbing a mountain so students can set goals for the level they would like to meet with their writing. For example, novice mid shows the climber at the bottom of the mountain and features simple subject+verb sentences. The notes feature the three types of sentences mentioned above plus reminds students of common mistakes they make with possession, possessive adjectives, spelling of de and à when combined with le and les, and a short lesson on how to use ME as a direct and indirect object pronoun.
3. A prompt and pre-writing activity where students are asked to summarize their favorite movie in just 8 sentences. This prompt requires students to use the passé composé. The pre-writing activities have students write 8 detailed sentences in English. Then, they have to rephrase what they have written, still in English, but keeping in mind the different sentence types they used in their notes. Finally, once they have simplified what they want to say, they write their sentences in French. Although it isn't always best practice to have students translate from L1 to L2, I have found that my lower level students have a difficult time simplifying what they want to say so that it corresponds with their ability level.
4. A template for students to create a final story board. I took my students to the computer lab and gave them 30 minutes to find images online and print them off. They glued them to their story board template and wrote their captions below. You could also have them make a PowerPoint or an iMovie with captions.