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Reading in French: Apprendre à Lire en Français, Module 3

This is a basic reading course taught in the French language, using scientifically supported methods and high quality French texts; Module 3 out of 6 for Grade 1.
Victoria Haliburton
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Class Experience

This class is taught in French.
Module 3: 
In Modules 1 and 2 students have learned the basic French vowels a, i, o, é, u, and e and consonantsf, s, v, j, gh, and m, Ratus text Unit 1 Lessons 1 to 12. We have worked  on pronunciation, visual recognition, auditory recognition of words containing the target sounds, and writing each letter. We have begun reading French syllables and breaking words into syllables, especially the basic French consonant-vowel pattern (ca-ra-fe, con-fi-tu-re, fa-ri-ne, etc.). We have started working with vowel-consonant and consonant-vowel-consonant syllables as well.
We have practiced reading and writing common high-frequency words and simple sentences, distinguishing letters and words, writing simple sentences, and discussing stories and pictures.
Module 3 now follows and continues this work with r, l, n, ou, e with grave and circumflex accents, and oi,  and syllables made by combining all these sounds, more high-frequency vocabulary, longer sentences, and true-false comprehension questions based on the humourous Ratus stories and cartoons. We will do Ratus text unit 2 Lessons 13 to 16.  We will also do exercises from other series practicing syllables in more depth and extending French vocabulary.
Later, Modules 4 to 8 will follow, continuing the same pattern. Module 4 will cover Ratus unit 4 including p, t, c, on, b, and d  and much more vocabulary including these sounds.

Week 1: Lessons 13 and 14, r and l and syllables, stories and true-false questions, writing
Week 2: Finish Lesson 14 as above
Week 3: Lessons 15 and 16, n and ou, more reading and vocabulary and writing
Week 4: Finish Lesson 16 as above.
Week 5: Lessons 17and 18,  variant sounds of e, and oi, vocabulary and reading and writing.
Week 6  review and catch up any missed work from past
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.
Students may do handwriting and copying work for homework. It is important to stress directionality in writing. Parents may choose either North American style printing *or* European style cursive. Consider what schools or courses your child will be taking to follow, and we can work on either.
If the parents speak French they may wish to work with students on vocabulary, but if not it's better not to teach errors of pronunciation so homework is optional. 
Each student must have a microphone and camera and keep them open so we can keep verbal and visual communication going. This is a class using constant interaction so these are essential. The student needs a relatively quiet place to work and a good table to write on -- writing lying on the floor is not acceptable; a small whiteboard and markers are very helpful, plus notebooks preferably with primary lines (wide lines with a dotted line in the middle); several fine markers or gel pens which work smoothly without too much pressure, so fluid writing can be practiced. Students should obtain the reading text "Ratus et ses amis" and the three associated workbooks (one white, two green) if at all possible. It is important for the student to have ownership of the text and to be able to write in the books, and we respect copyright. These books are good for the entire school year and part of the next (depending on the student's learning speed) so although they are a fairly large investment, it's an investment that will pay back for more than a year to come. Links attached below. I will assess the students during the first week of class and if extra work seems needed we can also obtain copies of "Je Lis, J'écris" 1 and 2 and the associated workbooks. As needed we may do a little extra work from "Méthode de lecture pas a pas" and other fundamental reading guides in French. During the emergency I can provide some copies on a temporary basis but we should try to get the books as soon as feasible. Text and learning material: "Ratus et ses amis" plus workbooks This text may be obtained from some bookstores; you may try Renaud-Bray, or ask Chapters / Indigo / Barnes and Noble (note that French books are listed on the computer separately from English, and you will need a knowledgeable salesclerk to open the French site) or you may be lucky enough to find a used copy on ebay. Used workbooks of course will not be helpful. For convenience, I am supplying the listings from Amazon. I do not work for Amazon nor do I earn anything from providing this reference. Basic text: https://www.amazon.ca/Ratus-CP-m%C3%A9thode-lecture-%C3%A9l%C3%A8ve/dp/2218073706 Basic workbooks: https://www.amazon.ca/Ratus-CP-cahier-exercices-Gouin/dp/2218000571/ref=pd_lpo_14_img_1/146-7647260-4751313?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=2218000571&pd_rd_r=0bb387bb-6270-4ffd-bb86-f8a796f346c5&pd_rd_w=NrczK&pd_rd_wg=TPhcR&pf_rd_p=256a14b6-93bc-4bcd-9f68-aea60d2878b9&pf_rd_r=STWSMEPFZ3S0WTB817YP&psc=1&refRID=STWSMEPFZ3S0WTB817YP https://www.amazon.ca/Ratus-ses-amis-cahier-expression/dp/221871728X/ref=pd_bxgy_img_3/146-7647260-4751313?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=221871728X&pd_rd_r=115a7867-bac8-46ed-b774- 59701690d085&pd_rd_w=nkm9k&pd_rd_wg=vXs3B&pf_rd_p=62bc58f5-5a07-4a59-9b91-fe01cc96db2b&pf_rd_r=5CEAA4VYZW20GZJBEPQD&psc=1&refRID=5CEAA4VYZW20GZJBEPQD There is a second green book, now available, for Modules 5 to 8. https://www.amazon.com/Ratus-CP-cahier-dexpression-2/dp/2218717298/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=ratus+cahier&qid=1623107949&sr=8-3
The class is based on constant interaction so the student is assessed every day on what they can do. A more formal assessment may be written up at the end of the semester if needed.
2 hours per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Please see text and workbooks under Materials


Victoria Haliburton
Lives in Canada
Love Learning, Love Math
70 total reviews
96 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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