This unit ofHistoires en action! builds upon the foundation that is established throughout the previous units.The play for this unit is based on an original story,Le bistrodes animaux. In this story, the animals are constantly arguing because each believes that s/he is the best. Louis la grenouille, a character that appeared in a previous story, sees the animals and wants to help. He visits his friend, Alice, to ask her opinion about this dilemma and she suggests that they design a common goal for all the animals. They decide to invite the animals to be part of a project to build acaféwhere eventually all of them will be able to eat, sing, and have fun together. Each animal is approached by eitherLouis orAlice and all think that this is a wonderful idea. Initially, they are not told that the other animals are participating in the project. When they later realize that they are actually working together, the animals begin to consider the important qualities that each has to offer and, instead of fighting over their differences, they begin to appreciate them.
1- We introduced the characters of story (Le bistro des animaux):
Louis la grenouille
2- We started a new vocabulary
Le / un bistro
la/ une souris
l’/ un alligator
a l’air de
3- We started to read the story (part one)
I read the play with the wholeclass(we repeat several times words that I notice are mispronounced by students).
I point to the words as I read them for weaker students to follow.
I stop and ask questions for clarification from time to time.
You find attached the Bistro-cahier ( the story , all activities , list of vocabulary page 32 , les marionnettes, songs ...)