This comedic theatre piece deals with not only peer relationships but also with the common issue of the generation gap as we follow the lives of the main characters who appear in the previous play. In the second play in this trilogy a high school student wins a girl's heart with his talent and his caring attitude. In this third play, she invites him home to meet her parents.The ending to the story is unfinished and it is up to the students to write their own.
Students who have completed the first two kits can continue their rapid proficiency development in this third-step kit. As in the other kits, vocabulary and grammatical structures are introduced and reinforced through gestures,drama and songs.
Whole-Class Activities Book
Including whole-class activities in ten-minute segments, classroom systems, a master calendar, evaluation blackline masters, vocabulary lists and game cards.
Partner/Group Activities Book: Blackline Masters
Including the play, vocabulary list, language-manipulation activities, simple and more complex questions based on the story, creative writing activities and words to the accompanying songs.
Assessment Activities Book
Helps you to assess your students in the four language skills area. Test your students proficiency with this kit.
Renée et les Algonquins and Françoise la folle
Posters and Image Cards
Image cards of words not gestured
Song and rap posters with lyrics
The songs (with instrumental versions)
Fun Grammar Raps (with instrumental versions)
PowerPoint™ of the play
Additional reference materials
Gestured vocabulary for this kit
The play performed with TV series quality production
The story begins the morning of a school field trip to the former site of an Algonquin settlement near Ottawa. As a teenage girl named Renée is preparing to leave, she and her mother argue over her lack of responsibility. Renée is frustrated by her mother's comments and is not interested in this field trip, making it very clear that she would rather be at the mall with her friends. During the field trip, Renée trips and falls in the forest. Suddenly things change and she finds herself among the Algonquins. Is this real or just a dream? This story deals with relationships between adolescents and adults in our time and compares them with the relationships between people of different ages in native societies. Respect and awareness of the environment is another subject that is important in this story.
Story: Wendy Maxwell Illustrations: Jana Tubinshlak Appropriate for ages: 7-12
This is a touching story about an intergenerational relationship between a young girl and a very old woman who lives in a garbage dump. Françoise teaches Anne many lessons through this story, including a sense of responsibility for others, kindness, love and friendship. She shows Anne that people are not always what they appear to be on the outside. This story is sure to capture your students' hearts.
Françoise la folle Story: David Cameron Translation: Wendy Maxwell Illustrations: Adrien Deggan Appropriate for ages: 11-16
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