Week 8 - October 12-16

French IV - YL - Section 1 - Fall 2015

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Welcome back for Week 8! This week students will finish working in Unit 2: La Réalisation and begin assignments in Unit 3: Les Désirs. Assignments due this Friday, October 16 include:

1. La Réalisation Unit Exam

2. Les Désirs 1A, French blog "Chanson de Roland
3. Les Désirs 1D, Devoir Ecrit
4. Les Désirs TPR Quiz 1E

There will be a progress report this Tuesday, October 13. This will be the last progress report before Quarter 1 report cards. This will be the last progress report before Quarter 1 report cards are due. Report card grades will be posted for Quarter 1 on Tuesday, October 27.

Alternate textbook links:

Les Gens:

La Réalisation:

Les Désirs

Les Vestiges Romains

Required Live Classroom Sessions

As a part of the requirements of the course, students are expected to attend live sessions with any French IV instructor (1 session/unit). The dates/times of live sessions will be provided in this section of the newsletter each week. The instructor will communicate with students in course announcements should there be any change.

* There are no live sessions scheduled for this week.

To access the live classroom, students should click the link in Blackboard titled "Live Classroom French 4." It is suggested that for the first time they arrive approximately 15 minutes early to ensure that they are able to enter the chat room and check the functionality of all tools. Students should log in with both their first and last names, or if attending by teleconference, they should identify themselves to the instructor upon entry.

Vocabulary Retention

One of the keys to success in learning a foreign language is memorizing vocabulary, but with so much material to cover, it can be difficult. The article below suggests some great strategies to help students increase vocabulary retention:

The Instructor

Mme Karen Miller is a graduate of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. She began her career in 2009 at a classical school in Fayetteville, NC teaching French levels I-IV. She currently teaches French I and IV with NCVPS, and for the Fall teaches French I at a local high school. She has two children, a stepdaughter, Madison (9) and a son, Aiden (3). She lives with her husband, children and dog, Ella (also 9) in Raeford, NC.