Week 18 - January 4 - 8

French IV - YL - Section 1 - Fall 2015

Semaine Numéro Dix-Huit

Welcome back for Week 18! This week is the last week of the second quarter, so in addition to finishing all work in Units 3-5 students will also take their Midterm Exam! All work for Quarter 2, including the Midterm, is due Sunday, January 10 at 11:59pm! Report cards grades will be posted on Tuesday, January 12, and should be available at schools by Thursday, January 14!

Alternate textbook links:

Les Gens:
http://aventalearning.com/content168staging/2007french4a/les_gens/introduction.htm

La Réalisation:
http://aventalearning.com/content168staging/2007french4a/les_realisations/introduction.htm

Les Désirs
http://aventalearning.com/content168staging/2007french4a/les_desires/introduction.htm

Les Activités
http://aventalearning.com/content168staging/2007french4a/les_activites/introduction.htm

Les Fêtes
http://aventalearning.com/content168staging/2007french4a/la_fete/introduction.htm

Midterm Review Checklist

To help students prepare for the Midterm Exam, below is a checklist they can use to study. There are also some interactive links for additional practice and review.

French IV

Midterm Review


Unit 1

____ Family vocabulary

____ French wedding customs

____ Reflexive verbs http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/vpr1.html

____ Passé compose vs. imparfait

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/tap2.html

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/tap3.html

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/tap5.html

http://www.frenchtoday.com/blog/passe-compose-versus-imparfait

____ Belgium

____ French comics trips

____ Roman conquest/influence

____ Plurals of nouns http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/no2.html

____ Jean-Jacques Cousteau http://www.cousteau.org/who/the-captain/

____ Quantity expressions

____ Adjective agreement http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/adj2.html

____ Passé simple

____ Brigitte Bardot

____ Le pétanque


Unit 2

____ La Gaule romaine

____ Imperative http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/tai1.html

____ Subjunctive vs. indicative

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/tas1.html

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/tas2.html

http://www.frenchtoday.com/blog/understanding-french-subjunctive

____ Clovis http://www.ancient.eu/Clovis_I/

____ Battle of Tours


Unit 3

____ Charlemagne/La Chanson de Roland http://www.history.com/topics/charlemagne

____ Paraître/permettre

____ House/home vocabulary

____ Jeanne d’Arc http://www.biography.com/people/joan-of-arc-9354756

____ Le Mozambique


Unit 4

____ François 1er

http://www.britannica.com/biography/Francis-I-king-of-France

____ City vocabulary

____ Conduire/suivre

____ Le passé du subjonctif http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/tas6.html

____ Toulouse

____ Châteaux de la Loire

____ Sports vocabulary

____ Religious wars

____ Mener

____ Le participe présent http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/vpp1.html


Unit 5

____ L’histoire de Québec

____ Le temps présent http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/tapr1.html

____ La date

____ Les fêtes

____ Le passé

____ Louis XIV http://www.biography.com/people/louis-xiv-9386885

____ Le futur simple http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/taf2.html

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/taf3.html

____ Le futur antérieur http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/taf5.html

____ Jacques Prévert http://www.notablebiographies.com/supp/Supplement-Mi-So/Pr-vert-Jacques.html

____ Versailles http://en.chateauversailles.fr/homepage

____ Celebration vocabulary

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.

* Wednesday, January 8 @ 7pm - Midterm Review


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.

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 (10) and a son, Aiden (3). She lives with her husband, children and dog, Ella (also 10) in Hope Mills, NC.