World Languages

Read in French -- Grade 2, Unit 2

Continue our reading and writing with the fun Ratus series and extend to other age and grade appropriate material in French..
Victoria Haliburton
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45 minutes

per class

3x per week

over 6 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

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Class Experience

This class is taught in French.
Students will move further into genuinely independent reading. By now we have covered 95% of the common phonetic patterns in French and we have built up a known vocabulary of several hundred words. Students can enjoy age/grade appropriate books from any source.
Students will express themselves better in French, will speak in complete sentences, and will write meaningful sentences. They will write full paragraphs with some support. They will recognize and use present, past, and future.
Students will extend their vocabulary. We will study vocabulary directly from pictures, learn vocabulary in context in stories we read, and develop vocabulary that students ask about.
Students will write their own simple sentences and paragraphs. They will use French phonics to spell at least 90% correctly; they will recognize and remember silent letters in common words and conjugations.
I speak French fluently and have lived in Montreal and area for a long time. I've taught and tutored a large number of students to read in French, using high-quality well-known materials that are aligned with the science of reading. 
I have a BSc, a BA in Honours Math and a double major in Languages and Linguistics, and an MA in Education. I taught in French first-language schools for four years, and have taught a number of classes in French as a second language. I also have extensive experience in teaching and tutoring reading in both English and French, and all of my reading students have succeeded in learning to read fluently.
Children are actively encouraged to read and re-read the Ratus stories we have done in class (Please do not work ahead as we have specific ideas to present in class.) Students can and should read other materials such as library books and trade books. The "Ratus Poche" yellow level books are designed for this level of reading and can be great fun; the red level are challenging but possible.
Students can enjoy Sesame Street and other children's TV in French -- I will provide some links in class.
Outside practice should be fun.
Students may recite verb conjugations as a memory aid; just a few minutes twice a day as a personal challenge. I will provide some links in class.
Please see the text list above..
Learners will also need  a notebook and pen and a comfortable chair and desk space to write. Camera and microphone are necessary for language interaction.
This is an interactive class and students are assessed continuously as we go.
A certificate of achievement can be provided on request.
2 hours 15 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
We discuss wide ranging topics. As students become more able to express themselves, they will say many different things. Openness and tolerance are encouraged. Negative comments about other people are not permitted period and any student who behaves in this way will be removed to a different room. If sensitive topics come up, at this age I will always refer back to parents.
We may read a few extracts from kids' Wikipedia or other resources in French. Again, all efforts will be made to keep things age and grade appropriate.
Parents are asked to remind students not to give out details such as exact birthdays or addresses. We do sometimes talk about home cities/states and climates and time zones, which are interesting and necessary, but nothing that can identify a specific location or person.
(1) Ratus text. "Ratus et ses amis" orignal version (NOT methode traditionelle which unfortunately is missing some important practice.) Most students will still have this text from Grade 1. New students are encouraged to get the text and review the first six units; the stories are fun and the phonics is useful.
(2) Ratus et ses amis, white workbook. Again returning students will have this. I will provide links for new students.
(3) Ratus et ses amis, green workbook #2. Again returning students will have this. I will provide links for new students.
(4) Les superheros de l'orthographe.  This is available free online. I will provide links.
(5) Les defis 100% francais. I am checking into availability and will add links later.
(6) Other selections which I will provide as needed.


Victoria HaliburtonLove Learning, Love Math
57 total reviews
76 completed classes

About Me

Hi! I teach upper level math, beginning and intermediate French, and basic reading (English or French). I have experience helping students with reading difficulties, ADD,  autism, and other learning challenges.
I've been teaching most of my life,... 
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