Study of 4: Cultural songs/poems in French

Unit Profile
Student Level 
Elementary (3-5)
Target Language 
Teaching Context 
Target Proficiency Level 
Unit Themes 
Social relationships,
People (in the community),
Home and community,
Leisure-time and cultural activities,
Travel and transportation
Performance Descriptors 
  • Simple exchange of information on familiar matters
  • Speak and write in sentences in present time
  • Ask simple questions to obtain information
  • Handle a straightforward survival situation
  • Express simple opinions and explanations
  • Write simple letters or notes on familiar matters
  • Understand straightforward, familiar information
Unit Objectives and Standards
Objective 1 
Students will acquire, and be able to reuse, in conversation, 12 new French, literal or b=more abstract vocabulary words at their particular level of French understanding.
Objective 2 
Students will be able to identify French past tenses (Imparfait and passe compose) and use them back in writing exercices and oral skit situations.
Objective 3 
Students will be able to identify/name the elements of a song/poem, meter, rhymes, syllables, foot, repetition with the French nomenclature.
Objective 4 
The students will be at their own French level able to communicate their inerpretation of the song(s), listen to others interparetations and exchange opinions about the content of the songs and their interpretations..
Objective 5 
Students will be able to recognize and create different elements of figurative language in songs/poems, personification, onomatopeia, metaphore and similes.
World-Readiness Standards
1.1 Interpersonal: Learners interact and negotiate meaning in spoken, signed, or written conversations to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
1.2 Interpretive: Learners understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.
2.2 Products: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship between the products and perspectives of the cultures studied.
3.1 Other disciplines: Learners build, reinforce, and expand their knowledge of other disciplines while using the language to develop critical thinking and to solve problems creatively.
4.2 Cultures: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.
5.2 Lifelong learning: Learners set goals and reflect on their progress in using languages for enjoyment, enrichment, and advancement.
California Standards
Common Core Standards
Performance Assessment (Final Project/Assessment)
Functions, Structures, Vocabulary and Culture
Task 1 - Interpretive
Task 2 - Presentational
Task 3 - Interpersonal