OHHS Foreign Language Department
“Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides.” Rita Mae Brown
Course Name: French II
Course Code: XXXXXX
Course Description: This is a continuation of French I. We will
continue to learn the present tense and reflexive verbs, as well as
master the past tense. There is also some emphasis on culture.
English is not spoken during the class hour.
It is recommended that students earn a “C” or better in French I.
Course goal: To communicate with a native speaker in the past and present tenses with more accuracy,
write a 200 word story/essay in 20 minutes and edit it.
Blaine Ray’s Look, I Can Talk More!: TPR Storytelling
Le voyage de sa vie, Ma voiture à moi, Où est passé Martin ? and Le voyage perdu by Lisa Ray Turner
and Blaine Ray
Instructional Units: Second year French classes will cover the following instructional units over the
course of the year from Blaine Ray’s Look, I Can Talk More! Students will learn a large variety of
vocabulary, present and past (preterite and imperfect) tense grammar and communication through these
Total Physical Response stories. Each chapter includes 3 to 5 mini-stories and/or extended readings as
well as a cumulative assessment.
o Quelle coïncidence! (present tense; immediate future; preferences; abilities; direct and indirect
object pronouns; describing states)
o La fille sociale (above continued and recycled; reflexive verbs; habitual actions; interrogatives)
o Le restaurant élégant (food ; direct and indirect object pronouns ; the partitive en ; negatives)
o Les chiens olympiques (the passé composé with avoir and the imperfect ; competitions)
o La voiture de la famille (the passé composé with être and the imperfect ; the car ; places)
o Les deux époux (past tenses; house; chores; professions)
o History and culture of francophone countries will be examined through films and supplementary
readers and guest speakers.
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Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALR’s) met
• Writing EALR’s met
1. The student writes clearly and effectively (at appropriate levels).
2. The student writes in a variety of forms for different audiences and purposes.
3. The student understands and uses the steps of the writing process.
4. The student analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of written work.
• Reading EALR’s met
1. The student understands and uses different skills and strategies to read.
2. The student understands the meaning of what is read.
3. The student reads different materials for a variety of purposes.
4. The student sets goals and evaluates progress to improve reading.
• Communication EALR’s met
1. The student uses listening and observation skills to gain understanding.
2. The student communicates ideas clearly and effectively (at appropriate levels).
3. The student uses communication strategies and skills to work effectively with others.
4. The student analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of formal and informal
• Mathematics EALR’s met
1. The student understands and applies the concepts and procedures of mathematics.
2. The student uses mathematics to define and solve problems.
3. The student uses mathematical reasoning.
Listening comprehension, reading, multiple choice, short response and extended response, essays,
sequencing, direct application through creative response.
o All units will be encompassed with a cumulative and comprehensive Midterm & Final Exam.
o Quizzes will be approximately every week during each unit.
o TPR-S Short Stories – Each short story will include a comprehensive test of the information
covered in the story. Each test recycles vocabulary from previous stories.
o Participation is measured by the number of points or “money” earned through daily
comprehension and speaking activities.
OHHS Grading Scale
Letter Grade Percentage to Weighted Categories Percentage
earn of overall
A 93% and above grade
A- 90% - 92% Exams/Quizzes 50%
B+ 88% - 89% Daily Work via 50%
B 83% - 87% Input (listening and
B- 80% - 82% reading
C+ 78% - 79% comprehension) and
C 73% - 77% Output (speaking and
C- 70% - 72%
D+ 68% - 69%
D 60% - 67%
F 59% and below
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Re-do and late work policies - All assignments are designed to show whether students have met
the standards for the course. Any grammar/vocabulary quiz, project or “special assignment”
assessed as below C work may be redone for higher credit within one week from the date it is
Students may be required to meet with the teacher for extra help or attend after school tutoring
prior to re-taking quizzes or unit exams. The higher grade of the two will be recorded.
Any daily work, project or special assignment may be redone within one week from the date
returned. All work must be redone with the teacher during tutoring hours.
All work should be turned in on time. Late work will be accepted only within that unit of study,
before that chapter’s exam. It must be completed with or turned into your teacher during tutoring.
It is your responsibility to make up any missed work. If you have an excused absence, you have
one day per absence to make up missed work.
It is recommended that a student attend tutoring if and when his or her grade is below a C.
OHHS Plagiarism Policy – Any student, who knowingly turns in any work that has been done
by someone other than himself or herself, and fraudulently represents it as his/her own, shall be
considered to have cheated. Cheating also includes: aiding someone else in cheating, the use or
preparation of written, pictorial, or other materials not authorized by the instructor during a test or
assignment, the use of testing materials obtained previous to the test date, or plagiarism of any
kind. Refer to individual teachers expectations for each class violation. Students found cheating
will also be subject to an office referral, which could result in a suspension.
Department Plagiarism Policy – Plagiarism equals a zero for the assignment with NO
possibilities of a make-up. Translation of work written in English then translated to French is like
plagiarism and also equals a zero.
Communicate in French
Listen attentively using all the listening skills available to you
Respect yourself and all others as diplomats
Any electronic device used without permission will be confiscated
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