This comprehensive sub plan focuses on 31 winter vocabulary words for your French students of all levels. It includes: detailed sub plans & helpful hints, vocab presentation, note organizer, games, and speaking/writing activities.
Your students will still learn while you are gone! The advanced students would be more familiar with some of the words whereas most of the words would be new for the beginner students. Even International Baccalaureate students of French could benefit from this lesson because they will learn new words and there are prompts at the end of the plan that are IB applicable.
The to facilitate this lesson. And do you know that your students will still hear French pronunciation for each vocab word?! Yes, each word is recorded and embedded in the presentation! The sub just needs to click on the megaphone image so the students will hear the pronunciation and be able to repeat appropriately.
*Detailed lesson plan for substitute teacher
*Helpful hints handout for substitute teacher
*31-word PowerPoint presentation with all vocab words recorded for pronunciation understanding & practice
*Student note organizer (and answer sheet)
*Partner conversation (an example conversation is recorded for students)
*Group Pictionary Game
*Speaking & writing prompts (beginner to advanced options) (IB applicable, too)
*Winter puzzle for early finishers or to begin class upon your return
Since we do not know your specific time of classes, we wanted to provide enough material for a 90-minute block as well as enough material for a shorter 45-minute class. Perhaps there is enough material that it could be implemented into two days for a substitute.
· A 45-minute class might include the warm-up, the presentation and short conversation, the Pictionary game, and possibly a short writing prompt to finish class (or as homework).
· A 60-minute class might include the warm-up, the presentation and short conversation, the Pictionary game, minimal time for the writing prompts.
· A 90-minute class might include the warm-up, the presentation and short conversation, the Pictionary game, the writing prompts and the puzzle for early/all finishers.
· a way to project the presentation for students (necessary)
· a large board for students to write on (not necessary)
· Students will need a writing utensil and paper
We know organizing sub plans at the last minute can be stressful and very time consuming. We want to make this lesson plan as easy on you as possible. We like that this lesson can be used for ALL your classes on the SAME day. Beginner to advanced will use this same plan. So far so good, right?
We have the notes ready for the sub, clear and concise so s/he will be informed and prepared. We have also included a separate “Helpful Hints for the Substitute Teacher” that includes parts for you to fill-in so your sub can better understand your classroom and school climate (class schedule, dependable students, helpful colleagues, fire drill directions, daily routine).
We want students to learn and practice their French while we are gone. The Pictionary and puzzle activity require cutting out materials; remember, students can cut the Pictionary cards and/or the Winter Puzzle for you if you run out of time.
Hopefully, you can just prepare the projector, print the supplies, set them on your desk, and do what you need to do (rest because you’re sick? take someone to an appt? personal time away?). Relax and know your sub is prepared!
*Fill-in your specific class details for sub on provided “Helpful Hints” paper
*Print letter for sub
*Print note organizers for students
*Prepare projector for presentation. Adjust volume for pronunciation that is embedded in presentation.
*Print the Pictionary game cards for students. Again, you could cut these ahead of time or ask students to cut them before playing. Each team needs one set of the cards. We included the beginner version (word and picture) and the advanced version (just the word). We like this game when there is a sub because all students are engaged, it takes quite a bit of time, and it is easy for the sub to implement.
*Print and cut needed number of puzzles (if desired or needed). If you’re in a crunch and don’t have any extra time, just omit this activity. You could always come back to it upon your return to reinforce the vocabulary that was practiced with the sub. OR you could just print the puzzles and ask the students to cut them for you. We know what it is like to throw sub plans together at the last second…we want this to be as easy as possible for you!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us (our email address is included in the download). We’d love to hear how this goes for you, the sub, and the students.
If you want your students to continue practicing this winter vocabulary, we have a few more activities associated with winter vocabulary:
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