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Monday, October 11, 2010
How to Use a Mannequin in Your Classroom #4: Learning to Describe Past Events
This week was an exciting one in 3rd year French! Students heard the story of how Jacques recently proposed to Suzette. Jacques and Suzette are classroom mannequins and students have been hearing stories about their lives since they began studying French. This particular story is used to help students learn how to describe a past event using appropriate verb tenses (le passé composé vs. l'imparfait). After hearing this story, students were given invitations to Jacques & Suzette's wedding! Here's a photo of the invitations.
And here's a video of the story of their engagement!
Notice the students' responses as they realize what's going on. It sure makes learning how to use various verb tenses more exciting...for my students and for me, too. :)