Yesterday in class, we looked at new vocabulary. We used the text “Le sort tragique des réfugiés” to help us find new words. I modeled a strategy they already know using words found in the text. We tried to find a small word inside the big word.
Here’s an example I shared with the class:
New word: le bombardement…. It makes me think of the word “bombe”.
I asked the students to do the same after and was impressed by some of the responses I got.
Here’s one for you:
New word: un reportage… It makes her think of the word “report”. (something I hadn’t really thought about as French is my first language)
I also created a Wordle using all the words given to me by the students. They wrote their new words on post-it notes and I typed them up on my computer. This is a great way to visualize what we learn. (I’m a visual learner… what about you?)