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Madame Stowell

Bonjour!  Bienvenue à la classe de français!  
I'm Ms. Stowell and this year is my 19th year at Windham High School!  I will also teach a group of 8th graders at Windham Middle School.  I look forward to sharing the language and culture of France and the French-speaking world with my students.  
 
I am a lifelong Mainer and grew up in Yarmouth. I now live in Windham with my 12 year old son and two dogs. People are often surprised that I'm not even one bit French!  I began learning French in middle school and never looked back.  As a student at Wheaton College, I studied abroad in Paris and now I love to travel with my students.  Our next trip to France (crossing fingers!) will be in April 2021!  Email me if you would like more information!
 

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French Work 10/19-10/23

Course:  French 1

Course Schedule: period 4

Office Hours: Friday 10am-12pm  

Essential QuestionsHow do people greet one another? How does one make introductions?  What are some cultural differences in greeting in the United States and France? In What parts of the world do people speak French?   

 

StandardsStandardsInterpersonal

A: Ask and respond to questions about familiar topics.   

B: Express and elicit feelings in the French.

Interpretive

A: Identify main ideas, topics, and specific information in auditory and written materials.

Comparisons

  1. Compare French with English to better understand language systems.
  2. Describe practices and perspectives of Francophone cultures.
Student Assignments: (due dates vary for Groups A & B)
  • Continue work with introductions/greetings
  • Work packet:  practice writing and using the new vocabulary 
  • VHL Assignments/activities

Links/Resources:

Google Classroom, Quizlet

 

Course:  French 2H

Course Schedule: Period 8

Office Hours: Friday 10am-12pm 

 

Essential Questions:   How do students talk about their classes and school life?   How do people ask and answer questions about their daily activities?  How do people describe their families and family members?

How do people talk about how they spend their time?

Standards

 Interpersonal

  •  Ask and respond to questions about familiar topics; comprehend and produce vocabulary in appropriate contexts.  

Interpretive

  • Identify main ideas, topics, and specific information in auditory or written materials.

Student Assignments

  • Vocabulary:  Unit 4A--the verb aller and places in town
  • New packet of practice work (pages to be assigned)
  • VHL Review exercises (from French 1) due 10/22.


Links/Resources:

Google Classroom, Quizlet, VHL

 

French Work 10/12-10/16

This week begins our 4-week rotation of EVEN classes.   
Course:  French 1
Course Schedule: period 4
Office Hours: Friday 10am-12pm  
 
Essential QuestionsHow do people greet one another? How does one make introductions?  What are some cultural differences in greeting in the United States and France? In What parts of the world do people speak French?   
 
StandardsStandards
Interpersonal
A: Ask and respond to questions about familiar topics.   
B: Express and elicit feelings in the French.
Interpretive
A: Identify main ideas, topics, and specific information in auditory and written materials.
Comparisons
Compare French with English to better understand language systems.
Describe practices and perspectives of Francophone cultures.
 
Student Assignments: 
Join Google Classroom, Quizlet, and VHL
Begin Unit 1A:  Ca va?  Includes greetings, introductions, names, asking how people are doing, terms of politeness, etc. 
Alphabet pronunciation
Work packet:  practice writing and using the new vocabulary 
Videos on GC to illustrate concepts
Links/Resources:
Google Classroom, Quizlet
 
Course:  French 2H
Course Schedule: Period 8
Office Hours: Friday 10am-12pm 
Essential Questions:   How do students talk about their classes and school life?   How do people ask and answer questions about their daily activities?  How do people describe their families and family members?
How do people talk about how they spend their time?
 
Standards
Interpersonal
Ask and respond to questions about familiar topics; comprehend and produce vocabulary in appropriate contexts.  
Interpretive
Identify main ideas, topics, and specific information in auditory or written materials.
 
Student Assignments
Join Google Classroom, Quizlet, VHL
The first 2 class meetings (for each cohort) will focus on review of concepts from French 1.  
VHL review assignments due 10/19-20.
Review Quiz 10/21-21
Links/Resources:
Google Classroom, Quizlet, VHL

French Week of 10/5

**This week is the last week of ODD classes for this session.  I hope that all students will take a little time each week to review their French work before we meet again after the EVEN classes.  Students will be able to remediate if necessary through Friday, October 9th.  

 

Course:  French 1B

Course Schedule: period 5

Office Hours: Friday 10am-12pm  *not available 10/9: teacher in-service day*

 

Essential Questions:     How do people talk about being and having?

 

Standards:   Interpersonal:  Ask and respond to questions about familiar topics; comprehend and produce vocabulary in appropriate contexts.  Interpretive: Identify main ideas, topics, and specific information in auditory or written materials.

 

Student Assignments: 

  • Practice of ETRE (3 pages in packet) due M/T 10/5-6 (review)
  • Mini-ETRE quiz M/T 10/5-6
  • The Verb AVOIR--practice pages to be handed out in class.
 

Links/Resources:

Google Classroom, Quizlet

 

Course:  French 2AC

Course Schedule: Period 7

Office Hours: Friday 10am-12pm *not available 10/9: teacher in-service day*

 

Essential Questions:     How important is food culture in France?  What role do cafes have in French culture?

 

Standards: Interpersonal:  Ask and respond to questions about familiar topics; comprehend and produce vocabulary in appropriate contexts.  Interpretive: Identify main ideas, topics, and specific information in auditory or written materials. Comparisons: Describe practices and perspectives of a culture in which the French is spoken.  

 

Student Assignments: 

  • Quiz over FOODS M/T 10/5-6
  • VHL Unit 4B-practicing the verbs PRENDRE, BOIRE
  • Vocab of various shops/markets in town
  • Grammar:  Le Partitif:  Expressing “some” versus “all” of something 
  • Quiz W/Th 10/7-8:  exact topic TBD depending on student progress.  

 

Links/Resources:

Google Classroom, Quizlet, VHL

 

French Week of 9/29-10/2

Course:  French 1B

Course Schedule: period 5

Office Hours: Friday 10am-12pm

Essential Questions:     How do people talk about how they spend their time? How do people talk about their families?



Standards/PIs:  Interpersonal:  Ask and respond to questions about familiar topics; comprehend and produce vocabulary in appropriate contexts.  Interpretive: Identify main ideas, topics, and specific information in auditory or written materials.



Student Assignments: 

  • Take-home summative of ER verbs due M/T 9/28-29
  • Family vocabulary practice (packet)
  • Quiz over family vocab W/Th 10/1-2
  • Practice the verb être

Links/Resources:

Google Classroom

Quizlet

 

Course:  French 2AC

Course Schedule: Period 7

Office Hours: Friday 10am-12pm

Essential Questions:     How do people talk about pastimes and weekend activities?  How do people describe their towns?



Standards/PIs:  Standards/PIs:  Interpersonal:  Ask and respond to questions about familiar topics; comprehend and produce vocabulary in appropriate contexts.  Interpretive: Identify main ideas, topics, and specific information in auditory or written materials.

 

Student Assignments: 

  • Packet #2 due pages 6,7,8
  • Quiz over the verb ALLER and places in town M/T 9/28-29
  • VHL activities, Unit 4A
  • French foods
  • Expressing “some” versus “all” of something 
  • Planning for Quizzes on M/T and W/Th of the week beginning 10/5

 

Links/Resources:

Google Classroom

Quizlet

VHL



French: week of September 21-25

Course:  French 1B

Course Schedule: period 5

Office Hours: Friday 10am-12pm

Essential Questions:     How do people ask and answer questions about their daily activities?  HOw do people talk about and describe their families?



Standards/PIs:  Interpersonal:  Ask and respond to questions about familiar topics; comprehend and produce vocabulary in appropriate contexts.  Interpretive: Identify main ideas, topics, and specific information in auditory or written materials.



Student Assignments: 

  • Review Packet due 9/21 (group A) or 9/22 (group B)
  • New packet included:  family vocabulary practice, être/avoir, ER verbs


Links/Resources:

Google Classroom

Quizlet


Course:  French 2AC

Course Schedule: Period 7

Office Hours: Friday 10am-12pm

Essential Questions:     How do people ask and answer questions about their daily activities?  How do people talk about how they spend their time? How do people describe where they live?



Standards/PIs:  Standards/PIs:  Interpersonal:  Ask and respond to questions about familiar topics; comprehend and produce vocabulary in appropriate contexts.  Interpretive: Identify main ideas, topics, and specific information in auditory or written materials.


Student Assignments: 

  • Review packet due Mon 9/21 (group A) or Tues 9/22 (group B)
  • Unit 4:  Places in Town vocabulary, the verb ALLER, grammar related to giving directions/prepositions
  • New packet assignments
  • VHL assignments

 

Links/Resources:

Google Classroom

Quizlet

VHL



French Info 9/9-9/18

Course:  French 1B

Course Schedule: period 5

Office Hours: Friday 10am-12pm

Essential Questions:   How do people greet one another and make introductions?   How do people ask and answer questions about their daily activities?  How do students talk about their classes and school life?


Standards/PIs:  Interpersonal:  Ask and respond to questions about familiar topics; comprehend and produce vocabulary in appropriate contexts.  Interpretive: Identify main ideas, topics, and specific information in auditory or written materials.


Student Assignments: Review packet that was handed out in class.*  We will work on this in-class and some pages will be assigned.  Entire packet to be handed in on Mon 9/21 or Tues 9/22.  

Review vocabulary on Quizlet.

*Documents are also available on Google Classroom.


Links/Resources:

Google Classroom, Quizlet


Course:  French 2AC

Course Schedule: Period 7

Office Hours: Friday 10am-12pm

Essential Questions:   How do students talk about their classes and school life?   How do people ask and answer questions about their daily activities?  How do people describe their families and family members?How do people talk about how they spend their time?


Standards/PIs:  Standards/PIs:  Interpersonal:  Ask and respond to questions about familiar topics; comprehend and produce vocabulary in appropriate contexts.  Interpretive: Identify main ideas, topics, and specific information in auditory or written materials.


Student Assignments: REview packet that was handed out in class.  Some will be completed in class, some at home.  Entire packet will be due Mon 9/21 or Tues 9/22. *Documents are also available on Google Classroom.

Review vocabulary on Quizlet.

Links/Resources:

Google Classroom

Quizlet

VHL