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Course: 6th Grade FRENCH- Unit: 4

Title: Les nationalités

Unit Description:
This unit 4 of 6 for the year. This is a 5-week unit. Students will learn about nationalities and francophones countries in the world.
The students will learn to tell the nationality of a person/people based on their countries of origin. The students will learn to describe
self and family members like mother, father, sister, grand-mother, grand-father, and best friend. They will learn about the cultures of
the major francophone countries, historical facts, and geographical information about France, Belgium, Switzerland, Monaco, and

Essential Questions:
 What strategies and approaches to learning do I need to learn a new language?
 How do cultures vary from one country to another?
 How can I obtain and provide basic information about myself and others?
 How can I communicate in French both within and beyond our community?
 How can I learn about the cultures and histories of the main francophone countries?
Proficiency Target- Proficiency Target-Speaking Proficiency Target-Listening Proficiency Target-Reading Proficiency Target-Writing
Interpersonal Novice low: Novice low: Novice low: I can use and copy some
Novice low: I can present little information I can recognize and I can recognize a few letters or familiar words, characters, and
I can communicate on very about myself and some other memorized words and phrases characters. I can identify a few phrases.
familiar topics using single very familiar topics using when I hear them spoken. memorized words when I
words and phrases that I have single words and memorized read.
practiced and memorized. phrases.
I Can Statements I Can Statements I Can Statements I Can Statements I Can Statements
I can have a simple I can ask and answer questions I can understand questions I can use single words and I can use only limited
conversation on several on information that is familiar and simple statements on memorized phrases that may repetitive, highly practiced /
familiar topics. to me. specific topics when I am part be relevant to the task. essential vocabulary to
 I can talk with someone  I can ask, and answer of the conversation. respond to the task.
about greetings, farewells, questions related to subjects  I can understand questions
expression of courtesy, such as greetings, farewells, about my nationality.
classroom objects, classroom classroom objects, class
commands, and nationalities. commands and nationalities  I can understand questions
about my likes and dislikes.
 I can talk with someone
about the nationalities of
francophone people.
 I can talk with someone
about my nationality.

Diagnostic: Formative: Summative:
Classroom Examples: Classroom Examples: Students will be assessed on both Interpersonal and
1. Initial writing prompts 1. Student self-assessments Presentational skills in their final unit assessment.
2. KWL charts or KUD 2. Written Responses Classroom Examples:
3. Running Records 3. Exit Tickets 1. Performance tasks such as
4. Informal Reading Assessments 4. Questioning  Write a short email in French to a
5. Pre-tests 5. Conferencing friend, in the email s/he will
6. Surveys 6. Observations a) Use an appropriate greeting,
7. Journals 7. Rubrics b) Provide an introduction
8. Student will record themselves making a c) Tell his/her nationality.
video about nationalities 2. End of unit tests
9. Reading 3. Culminating projects
10. Discuss and compare 4. Portfolios
5. Final exams

Standards to address in Unit:

Communication – Interpersonal Mode (IP)
ML1.PS1 .IP1: Students are able to express, in spoken and written language - basic greetings, farewells, courtesies, likes, dislikes, emotions and
A. Use basic greetings, farewells, and expressions of courtesy, in both oral and written forms.
ML1.PS2 .IP2: Students are able to use formal and informal forms of address as well as initiate and participate in brief oral and written exchange.
B. Use formal and informal forms of address.

Communication – Interpretive Mode (INT)

ML1.PS3 .INT1: Students will be able to identify some main ideas and details when reading and listening as well as show comprehension of simple instructions.

Communication - Presentational Mode (P)

MLI.PS4.P1: Students will be able to give basic information about self and others.
C. Demonstrate Novice-Mid proficiency in oral and written presentations with respect to proper pronunciation, intonation, and writing mechanics.

Cultural Perspectives, Practices, and Products (CU)

MLI.PS5.CU1: Students will be able to describe customs and traditions of the cultures such as greetings, celebrations and courtesies.
A. Demonstrate knowledge of contributions of target culture(s) to civilization.
C. Describe customs and traditions of the cultures such as greetings, celebrations and courtesies.

Connections, Comparisons and Communities (CCC)

MLI.PS6.CCC1: Students will be able to identify geographical locations such as countries, cities and features.
MLI.PS7.CCC2: Students compare and identify patterns and behavior of target culture as well as their own.
A. Compare patterns of behavior and interaction in the students’ own culture with those of the target language.

MLI.PS8.CCC3: Students compare basic elements of the target language to their own, recognizing differences in sound, writing, cognates and intonation.

Know: Understand: Do:

The students will know:  The difference between definite and The students will be able to:
 Major francophone countries; indefinite articles;  List major francophone countries from their
 continents where the francophone countries  common stereotypes surrounding French head;
are located; people;  use adjectives of nationalities;
 subject pronouns;  how to make basic adjective agreements;  use some descriptive adjectives to describe
 gender of nouns  personality adjectives; nationalities, and personalities;
 rules for silent letters  informal and formal greetings;  listen to familiar words and phrases;
 when to shake hands and when to use la  subject pronouns.  recognize and use the present tense of être
“bise”; and avoir;
 the numbers 0- 60  ask questions about nationalities;
 the questions “quelle est ta nationalité ?  identify and use the numbers 0-60;
d’où viens-tu ?;  express feelings, emotions and ideas;
 tu es de quel pays ?  ask and answer simple questions related to
 tu es français ou américain ? familiar and age appropriate topics such as (
 Terms to identify people ; greetings, family, school, nationalities, and
 The present tense of être leisure activities).

Major Concepts: (Consider all 4/5 Cs)

Concept 1 Concept 2 Concept 3 Concept 4 Concept 5
Communication Culture Connections Comparisons Communities

Students will engage in Students will learn about Students will connect aspects Students will demonstrate an Students will engage in the
conversation; understand and target culture products, of their target language understanding of the nature of target language outside of the
interpret spoken and written practices and perspectives. learning with information language and culture, making school environment and show
language, and present acquired in other subject areas comparisons between those of evidence of building a life-long
information on a variety of such as math, science, social the target language and their skill for their own personal
topics. Adjective of nationalities. studies, English and the arts. own. Commands enjoyment and enrichment.
Descriptive adjectives. Numbers & time Classroom & Objects
Le monde Francophone/ The How to conjugate the verb - Questions about nationalities.
French-speaking world. To-Be? Location of the francophone Present tense of the verb -To-
The culture of the countries / The continents Be-
francophone countries that I (World map).

Essential Vocabulary: Essential Vocabulary: Essential Vocabulary: Essential Vocabulary: Essential Vocabulary:
Le monde francophone Les-nationalités-flash-cards La mer Caraïbe Quelle est ta nationalité ? Verb -To-Be-
Un pays (francophone) Je suis français/-e L’Australie Present tense/ the singular
Une ville (francophone) Tu es américain/-e L’Europe Tu es … forms
L’Haïti Il/elle est anglais/-e L’Afrique French English
Le Québec Il/elle est canadien/-ne L’Antarctique Tu viens de quel pays ? Je suis I am
La France Nous sommes québécois/-e L’Asie Tu es You are
La Belgique Il/elle est italien/-ne L’Amérique du nord Dans quel continent est le Il est He is
Le Luxembourg L’Amérique du sud Luxembourg ? Elle est She is
Le Monaco Les canadiens viennent de …
Le Sénégal
Le Dakar Est-ce que tu es français ?
Le Maroc
La Suisse Dans quel continent se trouve
La Tour Eiffel Haïti ?
L’Arc de Triomphe
Essential Structure: Essential Structure: Essential Structure: Essential Structure: Essential Structure:
Grammar presentation: Subject pronouns and the Different ways to formulate Conjugation of the verb être verb -être- Structure questions about nationalities. Cahier de l’élève p. 21 # 2 (Do
ctions/0/activities/30891?pop Essayez Quelle est ta nationalité? questions 3, 6, and 1)
up=1 ctions/0/activities/36399?pop Je suis de …
up=1 Gender of vocabulary words-
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ctions/0/activities/30889?pop questions 3, 6, and 1) Je viens d’Haïti 1560811279rC106D366AD4E3
up=1 French English 9EBC1
Je suis I am ctions/0/activities/30881?pop Les canadiens viennent de …
Tu es You are up=1 Les canadiens viennent du structure
Unit 1 / Structure/ À vous ? Il est He is Canada Analogies (articles, gender and
Elle est She is Les singuliers et les pluriels nouns).
(Text book pages 10-11). Est-ce que tu es français?
Oui, je suis française Choisissez (pages 10-11).

Dans quel continent se trouve

Haïti ?
Haïti se trouve en Amérique
du nord

Dans quel pays vivent tes

grands-parents ?
Ils vivent en Haïti
Text/Digital Resources Text/Digital Resources Text/Digital Resources Text/Digital Resources Text/Digital Resources / Resources resources resources
Les nationalités Les nationalités adj. Digital Image Bank Digital Image Bank Digital Image Bank
French Speaking World Map
(labeled) Panorama- Le Monde French Speaking World Map
francophone. (labeled)
La poignée de main ou la bise

Les bonnes manières (Text Les Nationalités Video

book pages 8-9)
Artifact & Evidence: Artifact & Evidence: Artifact & Evidence: Artifact & Evidence: Artifact & Evidence:

Unit 1/ Culture, Numbers 0-60 Unit 1 / Structures Unit 1 / Culture Conjugation of the verb -être- Conjugation of the verb -être-
Conjugation of the verb être
6th grade access is generally Conjugation of the verb être Cahier de l’élève p. 21 # 2 (Do Cahier de l’élève p. 21 # 2 (Do Cahier de l’élève p. 21 # 3 (Do
for teachers only. However, Cahier de l’élève p. 21 # 2 (Do questions 3, 6, and 1) questions 2, 7, and 8) questions 3, 2, and 5).
these activities can be copied questions 3, 6, and 1)
and pasted into Microsoft La poignée de main ou la bise
word, then uploaded into a Choisissez Writing : D’accord/ Choisissez
digital format. Les bonnes manières (Text Unit 1 / Structure/ À vous ? pages 10 – 11.
Complétez book pages 8-9)