Curriculum Map for French I
Teacher: Tina Lowry
School: Girard High School
Month Content Skills Assessment Essential Questions Standards
August Alphabet - Memorize and Spell first and last
repeat alphabet. name aloud properly How do I pronounce all the 28.A.1b
Basic Greetings - Memorize and pronouncing letters letters in French?
use basic 28.B.1a
Basic Phrases greetings in Present memorized Why do the French use
conversation with dialogue using basic accents on their vowels? 28.B.1b
Pronunciation of classmates and greetings
key sounds and teacher How do I properly greet 28.D.1a
accented vowels - Recognize key Daily board work to someone with whom I am
sounds in French address spelling and familiar versus someone I 28.D.1b
Numbers 1-100 - Recognize and comprehension vs. do not know?
understand why pronunciation
Months and accents are What are the numbers 1-
Dates necessary Fill in the blank 100 in French?
-Memorize and vocabulary quiz:
repeat numbers 1- English to French and How do the French (all
100 French to English Europeans) compose their
-Use numbers to dates?
verbally complete Test: Translation,
basic math Oral Comprehension
problems and Fill in the Blank.
- Recognize and
use months and
dates in proper
sequence in the
September Telling time -Express time in Board work for all
24-hour clock, topics How is telling time in 28.A.1a
Masculine and also in target French different than in
Feminine language Describe a partner English? 28.B.1a
Vocabulary - Memorize orally using proper
feminine and adjectives, placement Where does the adjective 28.B.1b
Definite articles masculine and pronunciation go when describing a
vocabulary noun? Which adjectives 28.D.1a
Indefinite articles (adjectives- small, Fill in the blank do not follow this rule?
big, French, vocabulary quiz: 28.D.1b
Agreement and American, smart, English to French and How do express the verb
placement of funny, blond, French to English “to be?” 28.C.1a
adjectives brunette; nouns-
girl, boy, school, Test: Translation, How do I know if a noun is 28.C.1b
Using verbs – teacher; Oral Comprehension masculine or feminine?
conjugating être pronouns- I, you, and Fill in the Blank.
to six forms he/she, we, they) What are some of the
- Recognize and major differences between
Making a use definite French schools and
negative articles – le, la, American schools?
- Recognize and What are some of the key
Basic illustrated use indefinite differences in the French
paragraph on articles – un, une, and English languages?
French vs. des
American - Use basic
to describe self
- Begin to use
each form of a
given verb- être
- Memorize six
verb forms for
- Use ne __ pas to
make a sentence
- Use cognate
read a simple
October Vocabulary -Memorize Board work for all 28.A.1a
vocabulary topics What subjects do they
Present tense concerning school study in French schools? 28.B.1a
conjugation of and subjects; the Daily sentence
regular verbs household and the practice with new How do I describe my 28.B.1b
family verb forms current schedule in French?
Constructing - Conjugate and 28.C.1a
negative use regular verbs Fill in the blank How can I construct a
sentences ending in –er. vocabulary quiz: sentence using two verbs? 28.C.1b
(marcher, parler, English to French and
Using verb forms acheter, French to English How can I conjugate a verb 28.C.1c
with their demander, poser, that ends in –er?
infinitive rigoler, arriver, Test: Translation, 30.A.1c
etc) Oral Comprehension How can I describe a
Short illustrated -Use ne...pas to and Fill in the Blank. typical day for a French 30.B.1a
paragraph about construct negative student?
French student statements Game: Vocabulary 29.D.1
-Construct bingo – identifying What is an irregular verb,
Conjugating sentences that words in French and and how do I conjugate it?
irregular verbs include more than matching them to
one verb/verb their English
use the irregular
November Vocabulary -Memorize and Oral Presentation: What is an irregular verb, 28.B.1a
use vocabulary memorized dialogue and how do I conjugate it?
Conjugating concerning using food names, 28.B.1b
irregular verbs tableware, proper restaurant How would I speak to a
restaurants, food etiquette waiter or waitress in a 28.C.1a
Possessive and drink restaurant situation?
pronouns -Conjugate and Create a restaurant 28.C.1b
use the irregular menu in French with How do I order something
Complex verbs avoir and typical dishes and at a restaurant? 28.C.1c
adjectives aller drinks
-Memorize and How can I express future 30.A.1c
Reading a short use the proper Fill in the blank tense?
illustrated essay forms of vieux, vocabulary quiz: 30.B.1a
about French beau, and English to French and How do I say where I am
housing nouveau French to English going? 29.D.1
Writing a indicative „y‟ Test: Translation, What are the proper forms
dialogue for a with aller to Oral Comprehension of BANGS adjectives?
restaurant indicate „there‟ and Fill in the Blank.
situation -Construct and Where do French families
use the futur live?
Creating a proche – aller +
French menu infinitive
December Vocabulary -Memorize and Board work for all How do I properly order a 28.A.2a
use vocabulary topics meal in a French
Conjugating concerning food, restaurant? 28.B.2a
irregular verbs restaurants, table Daily sentence
service and practice with new How do the French 28.C.2a
Short illustrated meals. verb forms celebrate winter holidays?
reading about -Conjugate and 28.C.2b
restaurants in use the irregular Fill in the blank What are some typical
France verbs vocabulary quiz: French meals/foods? 29.A.2
comprendre, English to French and
Christmas in apprendre, and French to English 29.B.2b
France – prendre.
customs/songs/ - Recognize and Test: Translation, 29.D.2
traditions discuss French Oral Comprehension
holiday customs and Fill in the Blank. 30.A.2d
Typical French - Make a French
cuisine meal or food item
January Vocabulary -Memorize and Board work for all Where do the French do 28.A.1a
use vocabulary topics their shopping?
Present tense regarding 28.A.2a
conjugation of shopping, stores, Daily sentence How do I use the verb faire
irregular verbs food, and daily practice with new to make idiomatic 28.B.2a
life verb forms expressions?
Constructing - Memorize and 28.D.1b
negative use vocabulary Fill in the blank What are some details
sentences regarding vocabulary quiz: about French daily life that 30.A.2c
clothing and English to French and are different from ours?
Illustrated colors French to English
paragraph -Conjugate and How can I compare two
use the irregular Test: Translation, persons or items?
Shopping and verbs faire; Oral Comprehension
stores - groceries vouloir and and Fill in the Blank. How can I describe an item
pouvoir in the of clothing using color?
Idiomatic present tense
expressions - Use faire in
The partitive expressions
- using the
The comparative partitive in the
positive and the
- Read and
discuss a short
- construct and
que/ moins que
- conjugate and
use the irregular
verbs voir and
- Talk about
February Vocabulary - Use vocabulary Board work for all 28.A.2a
concerning topics When shopping, how can I
Present tense clothes and ask for items I cannot find? 28.A.2b
conjugation of commerce; air Daily sentence
irregular verbs travel practice with new How can I compare two or 28.B.2a
- Compare two or verb forms and more people or items?
Present tense more items vocabulary 28.B.2b
conjugation of - Read and When I travel by air, what
regular –ir verbs discuss a short Fill in the blank can I expect? 28.B.2c
reading on vocabulary quiz:
Constructing different English to French and How do I ask questions and 28.C.1a
negative shopping venues French to English get information in an
sentences in Paris airport using the target 28.C.2a
- Discuss what to Test: Translation, language?
Illustrated expect when Oral Comprehension 28.C.1b
paragraph traveling by air and Fill in the Blank. How can I distinguish
internationally between regular and 28.C.2b
Shopping and - Identify and irregular –ir verbs?
stores – clothes conjugate regular 29.A.1
and irregular –ir
Concepts and verbs in the 30.B.2a
situational present tense
practice – - Use quel and 30.B.1b
international tout to express
travel by air people and things
Describing - Read and
people and things discuss a short
as a group illustrated
March Vocabulary - Memorize and Board work for all 28.A.2a
use vocabulary topics How can I easily travel
Present tense concerning throughout Europe? 28.A.2b
conjugation of traveling by train Plan a train-travel trip
irregular verbs - Discuss train to any city in France How can I form a present 28.B.1b
systems in Europe tense sentence using a
Present tense - Identify and Daily sentence regular –re verb? 28.B.2b
conjugation of conjugate regular practice with new
regular –re verbs –re verbs in the verb forms and What types of places can I 28.B.2c
present tense vocabulary expect to see in Paris?
Illustrated - Read and 28.C.2a
paragraph discuss a short Fill in the blank How do I read and use a
illustrated vocabulary quiz: train schedule? 28.C.2b
Landmarks and paragraph about English to French and
locations in Paris train travel in French to English 28.D.2a
Africa Test: Translation, 28.D.2b
- Research using Oral Comprehension
the internet and and Fill in the Blank. 29.C.2a
sources on a Oral presentation of a 29.D.1
landmark in Paris landmark in Paris
April Vocabulary - Memorize and Board work for all
use vocabulary topics How can I describe my 28.A.3b
Completed past concerning the favorite summer and winter
tense – passé four season, Daily sentence sports? 28.B.2a
compose vacationing, practice with new
winter and verb forms and How can I write a sentence 28.B.2b
Negative words summer sports vocabulary in past tense?
- Conjugate the 28.B.3b
Illustrated completed past Fill in the blank What are my options when
paragraph tense for regular vocabulary quiz: creating a negative 28.B.3c
verbs, irregular English to French and sentence?
verbs, and verbs French to English 28.C.3a
that use être in the
passé compose Short essay using the 28.C.2a
- Write a completed past tense
essay describing Test: Translation,
what you have Oral Comprehension 28.D.2a
done and Fill in the Blank.
- Make negative 28.D.2b
phrases using not,
nothing, no one, 29.C.2c
never and no
- Read and
discuss a short
paragraph about a
class trip to
May Vocabulary - Memorize and Board work for all 28.A.3b
use vocabulary topics How do I express what I do
Completed past concerning daily to get ready in the morning 28.B.2a
tense – passé activities within a Daily sentence or to help out in my
compose household practice with new family? 28.B.2b
- Use the verb forms and
Reflexive verbs completed past vocabulary How do I speak and write 28.B.3b
tense more in the past tense?
Daily life fluently Fill in the blank 28.B.3c
- Recognize vocabulary quiz: What are some typical
Reflexive verbs words and English to French and phrases associated with 28.C.3a
in the completed phrases French to English daily activities?
past tense associated with 28.C.2a
daily activities Test: Translation, What does a typical French
Illustrated - Recognize Oral Comprehension family do on a day-to-day 28.D.2a
paragraph reflexive verbs and Fill in the Blank. basis?
and use them 28.D.2b
Review all appropriately Can I use what I‟ve learned
previous topics - Read and throughout the year with 30.B.2a
discuss a short some fluency?
paragraph about a