Yoshifumi Murakami created this PowerPoint presentation focused on teaching languages using social media. He has included his recommendations for social media and hashtags to facilitate basic conversation between your students and native speakers of their target language.
This fun-filled activity allows students to put on a simple production of "T'was the night before Christmas" in both French and English.
In order to provide maximum participation, a teacher may wish to divide the lines of this classic poem so that each student recites 2 or 3 lines at a time. Each student would bring props, costumes and any set designs they wish. Be sure to allow students to take ownership of all aspects of the production (casting roles, direction, costumes, speech coaches, props manager, etc.).
In the end, be sure to invite other classes to come watch this 5 minute performance. It's sure to put a jolly smile on students' faces.
This activity meets many of the Prescribed Learning Outcomes for Core French relating to understanding cultural influences, spoken production, reading comprehension, and expressing acquired information in oral and visual forms.
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