Mademoiselle Armour
e-mail: [email protected]
voice mail: (262) 369-3611 ext. 3617
Course Goals
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Develop proficiency of ACTFL (American
Council on Teaching Foreign Languages)
Standards:
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Novice (French I and II)
Intermediate (French III and IV)
Beginning Advanced (AP French)
Course Goals (continued)
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Proficiency developed using the 4 skill areas:
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Speaking
Listening
Reading
Writing
Skills will be developed in thematic units that
emphasize culture of France and the French
speaking world
Grading (French III and IV)
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A 90-100%
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B 80-89%
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C 70-79%
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D 60-69%
Speaking 15%
Listening 25%
Reading 15%
Writing 15%
Grammar acquisition 15%
Vocabulary acquisition 15%
Students and parents will be
able to understand strength and
practice weakness skill areas
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F 0-59%
Grading (French I and II)
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A 90-100%
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B 80-89%
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C 70-79%
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D 60-69%
Speaking 15%
Listening 20%
Reading 20%
Writing 15%
Culture 10%
Grammar acquisition10%
Vocabulary Acquistion 10%
Students and parents will be
able to understand strength and
practice weakness skill areas
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F 0-59%
Skyward grade access
PLEASE CHECK SKYWARD ON A REGULAR
BASIS!!
Grades and assignments will be updated regularly.
Grade printouts will not be given in class.
Homework
*Daily assignments will be posted on Google
Classroom
*Homework is assigned daily.
*It is expected that all homework be attempted
and completed.
*A 20 minute after school detention will be
assigned after 3 missing assignments within a
2 week period
*Daily review and practice is very important!
Make-up Work
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All tests, quizzes and assessments are to be taken on the
scheduled day unless arrangements have been made ahead of
time.
Any work that was due on the day of the absence is to be
turned in when the student returns to school.
Students have 1 day to make up missed homework
assignments.
French in Action quizzes will normally be given on Fridays
(2nd semester levels I and III). One low episode will be
dropped per quarter. If a student misses more than 1 episode
per quarter, they must make it up with me after school or
receive a 0 for the quiz.
Attendance
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New material is presented every day so it is
important that students attend class regularly!
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A Saturday detention will be assigned after the
fourth tardy.
Materials to be brought to class
every day
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Textbook—should be covered at all times!
 French I—Discovering French Bleu
 French II----Discovering French Blanc
 French III and French IV—Discovering French Rouge
 AP French—Allons au-delà
3 ring binder with loose-leaf paper
OR
A 70 page notebook just for French
Discovering French Workbook (I, II, III, and IV)
Folder
1 dry erase marker
Pens and pencils
*French I and II students need an additional composition notebook to be left in the
classroom for a journal
*Advanced students may want to invest in a good French dictionnary of 70,000 or
more entries (I like Larousse or Webster’s New World)
Use of French
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The class will be conducted in French!
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Students of French III and higher (French II
second semester) will be expected to use
French at all times while in the classroom!
Getting Extra Help
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It is important to get help right away if a concept is not well
understood instead of waiting for assessment time.
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Make an appointment with me in class, by e-mail or phone.
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I am available at North during 2nd hour, 8th hour at South and
after school every day at South.
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Extra practice activities are available on my Quia web pages.
There are links to these sites on my AHS home page!
Classroom Expectations
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Be appropriate, be respectful, be responsible
NO gum, food or beverage of any kind
Be respectful and courteous of all others; listen
when others are talking
Bring materials to class every day
Be on time—in your seat when the bell rings
Clean up after yourself
Students are expected to use technology
repsonsibly and only when needed
Technology Expectations
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Students will use laptops primarily for
occasional short research assignments in the
classroom
Students are expected to stay on website
determined by Mademoiselle and follow all
other classroom instructions for laptop use
You may use an online dictionary to look up
individual words but not to translate larger
chunks of language
Questions?
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The syllabus for this class is posted on my
page of Arrowhead’s website
www.arrowheadschools.org
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Questions about specific assignments can be
answered by looking at Skyward
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Extra practice activities can be accessed by the
links on my page of the Arrowhead website
French Club
*French Club activities are available to any
French students
*Approximately 1 activity per month
*Tentative date for the Chicago trip:
Friday, December 4th
Look for information in class
Concours oral at AHS
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Arrowhead will be hosting the state finals for
the French Pronunciation Contest
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Tentative date: Saturday, May 14th, 2016
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Save the date! Help needed!
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