Fourth Marking Period favorites

As the year winds down, I thought I’d do one last, quick round-up of my favorite resources from the fourth marking period.

1. Memes! I’m not sure what took me so long to jump on the meme bandwagon, but for the last week or so I’ve been putting up a meme everyday at the beginning of class for students to read as they walk in. It’s a nice attention-getter, lightens the mood in the midst of review and impending final exams, and gets students excited about reading something in French and understanding it!

2. “Travel-Fair” Style speaking assessments. While I was in the planning stages of my travel unit, I came across Colleen’s great idea for a travel fair. I was thrilled, as it assessed both writing and speaking at the same time, and allowed students to demonstrate cultural knowledge as well.

3. I am obsessed with how Carrie Toth uses the theme of Global Giving in her classes. I’ve blogged about this before, but it’s been on my mind a lot recently and I can’t wait to incorporate this idea into my classes next year. I already have a few ideas brewing for French 4, and the humanitarian crisis in Haiti. Stay tuned!

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