Project 3: French-Net
Core French students from Grades 5 & 6 will have the opportunity to communicate or be linked to French-speaking schools in Newfoundland & Labrador, (ex. Port au Port Peninsula, French immersion schools in St. John's, Gander or Labrador) or outside of the province (ex St. Pierre, France, Quebec)
Students or groups of students will communicate with a French-speaking pen-pal through e-mail communications.
They will explore similarities by identifying school-related activities common to young French-speaking and English-speaking students, as well as activities they have in common such as favourite games, sports, foods, pets etc.
Stellar schools will easily enable Ralph Laite Academy to twin itself with other Francophone schools for the purpose of exchanging cultural information.
The ultimate purpose of learning French is to be able to communicate in the language. This stellar school project provides students the opportunity to communicate with other French-speaking students. This will improve their communication skills in French and allow them to learn more about French culture at home and abroad.
How they relate to Provincial Learning Outcomes:
The above outcomes are tied closely to the Provincial French Curriculum goals which state that students should know:
Intended learning outcomes for technology education
The Stellar School's Internet connection is vital to the success of our project in order for Grade 5 & 6 French Students to obtain access to other French-speaking students in and outside our province.
This connection is also important in order to allow our students to be actively involved in learning about French culture.
Atlases & Maps
Print & Electronic Encyclopedias
Students will be evaluated on the following:
proper communication with pen-pals
oral presentation of information
written report of information obtained from pen-pals
oral & written report indicating knowledge of French culture
awareness of similarities between cultures