Conversation Class
Lesson Summary

Language and Section: French 11/ SP 12

Date: 03/27/12

Class theme/topics discussed: Pets and animals

Goal of the class: learn the extended vocabulary of animals and create a debate about it

Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below):

-Conversation about the animals possessed by the students (10 minutes)

-Reading and commenting the vocabulary of animals in the handout (20 minutes). What are the symbolic animals you know?

-First debate between the “cat” team and the “dog” team. What animals do you prefer and why (15 minutes)

-Second debate, who is the strongest? The elephant or the rhinoceros? (15 minutes)

What technology, media or props did you use? (satellite tv, internet resources, playmobiles, etc.)

-Animal vocabulary handout.

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

-Some students really own crazy animals. They loved the class. But commenting the vocabulary paper was a bit “dry”.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

-Maybe using a video including animals (the jungle book?) would have been stimulating.