7th Grade French

Grade 7 French

Course Title: Grade 7 French (Click here for printable version)

Course Description

The Grade 7 French course uses listening, speaking, reading and writing practice in French to explore the French language and culture. Students will be able to carry on conversations about their self, friends, school, and weekend activities in French.

They will compare their life to the lives of others their age in French-speaking countries and learn about cities and countries around the world where more than 100 million people speak French. School life, sports, and free-time activities are the major cultural topics in this course.

Power Standards

  1. Interpretive – listening and reading comprehension: Student can derive meaning of main ideas and supporting details of  simple oral and written texts in the target language using practiced vocabulary and structures.
  2. Presentational – speaking and writing: Student can communicate, through speaking and writing, information on very familiar topics using a variety of words, phrases and sentences that have been practiced and memorized.
  3. Interpersonal – communication and conversation: Student expresses his or her self in conversations on very familiar topics using a variety of words, phrases, simple sentences and questions that have been highly practiced and memorized.

Course Outline

How can I use French to communicate who I am?

Guiding Questions Learning Objectives 
  • How are the sounds in French different from those in English?
  • How can I introduce myself in French?
  • How do I address friends and family differently from those I need to be more formal with, such as teachers?
  • How do I use French to engage with others.?
  • How do I express to others how I spend my time?
  • Is able to say the alphabet and numbers in French
  • Identifies French accents and understands how they affect the word
  • Greets people at different times of the day using formal and informal forms of address
  • Introduces himself/herself to others
    Says how old he/she is
  • Gives simple statements about likes/dislikes concerning activities/food
Summative Projects: All about me poster, Introductory conversation

How does the Francophone world compare to the world I live in?

Guiding Questions Learning Objectives 
  • What are the different Francophone countries in the world?
  • What are the major geographical features of France?
  • Identifies countries on world map where French is spoken
  • Describes the major geographic features of France.
  • Locates Québec on a map.
  • Gives a short summary of the size, location, and importance of Quebec
  • Identifies places of importance to visit in Quebec
Summative Projects: French-speaking country presentation, day of celebrations project, Quebec brochure

How can I use French to interact with others?

Guiding Questions Learning Objectives 
  • What is my school life like and how do I feel about it?
  • How does school in France compare to school in the U.S.?
  • How do I express my needs and make requests in social settings?
  • How does French currency compare to U.S. currency?
  • How do I make correct adjective-noun agreement?
  • Lists the classes he/she has
  • States what time each class takes place
  • States which days of the week each class is held
  • States which classes he/she likes or dislikes
  • Identifies classroom objects
  • Lists the school supplies needed for each class
  • Lists prices for various items
  • Names colors of various items
  • Responds appropriately to classroom commands
  • Makes simple classroom requests
  • States day, date, weather as part of classroom routine.
Summative Projects: My teachers and preferred subjects photo & writing project, clothing poster

How do I use French not only to interact with others but also my surroundings?

Guiding Questions Learning Objectives 
  • What do I do in my leisure time and how do I feel about it?
  • What do students in France have as hobbies and pastimes?
  • How do the weather and seasons influence how I spend my free-time?
  • States what he/she likes/doesn’t like to do with friends after school and on weekends
  • Issues/accepts/refuses simple invitations to an activity
  • Lists sports he/she likes/doesn’t like to watch/participate in
  • States where he/she goes after school and on weekends
  • Lists activities that happen after school and on weekends
  • States the season, months, and weather that is appropriate for each activity
  • Compares his/her weekend activities to those of students in French-speaking countries
Summative Projects: Weather, seasons, and preferred hobbies project

Career and Life Skills
Social and Cross Cultural

The student respects and contributes to the diverse learning community by:

  • Honoring the ideas and opinions of others and
  • Interacting effectively and appropriately with others
Productivity and Accountability

The student takes ownership of work and actions by:

  • Completing assignments on time
  • Arriving prepared and on time
  • Managing time
Initiative and Self Direction

The student demonstrates independence by:

  • Self-advocating for assistance or resources
  • Persevering through rigorous/challenging tasks
  • Utilizing feedback