Category Archives: Dictee

dictée correction

Hello Division 19,

Oops, there was a mistake in one of the sentences.  Please note the corrected sentence below. I will correct it on the dictée page.

Liste B

Agnès mange de tout, mais elle n’aime pas manger les champignons ni les oignons. Ça la rend grognonne.

Thank you and sorry for the confusion!

Mme Rode

dictée

Hello Division 19,

Please be advised that I have updated the dictée list B for the upcoming week. I will update it on the blog as well as send another hard copy home (I will send it on a different colored paper so you will know that this is the updated list). After giving the test yesterday I felt that those sentences were too long and perhaps 3 was a bit too many for List B.  So for the upcoming week, I have cut it down to 2 sentences. It is important for the children to understand what they are writing rather than just memorizing letters.

List A is most appropriate for grade 2 students.  Please do not stress your child out and have them complete both A and B lists if they are finding it to be too much.  List B is geared towards my grade 3 students.  Students are more than welcome to do a combination of both lists such as: 1 sentence of A, 1 B or 2 A, 1B etc.  But if you are seeing that your child is struggling and making too many errors then they need to scale back what they are doing for the dictée.  It is most important that they understand the sound of the week and how the simple French grammar works in each sentence.

Please visit my dictée page on the menu bar to see my letter home to parents as well as the page dedicated to how to support your child at home with the dictée.

Thank you,

Word lists

Hello Division 20,

Every Monday, we brainstorm word lists with the sound of the week. I will type up these additional words and post them as an additional page connected to the weekly sentences.  These words will not be on the test but they could be the bonus words.  It would be great if your child practiced reading and identifying sounds in the words to help with his/her phonemic development and awareness.

The words for é é é comme un bébé are posted as a page and a PDF document if you would like to print up these words.

See you,

Mme Rode

 

Dictée is starting today

Hello Division 20,

Today the dictée is starting.  Your child will be bringing home the weekly sentences along with a parent letter. All information about the weekly dictée is included the parent letter.  The parent letter is also on the blog for future reference.

See you,

Mme Rode

2 new pages added

Hello Division 19,

I have added 2 more pages to the blog.  One page is dedicated to French dictée sounds and can be found under the main dictée page under the subpage: Ways to help your child.

The other page I added is under vocabulary with the subpage: Math.  It is 3D solids and the vocabulary names in French.

See you,

Mme Rode

dictée

Hello Division 19,

This blog post is regarding the dictée and how you can best support your child.  I realize that many of your do not speak French and for these activities you don’t need to.  You just need to dedicate the time to help support your child with his/her work.

It is important that your child work on his/her dictée each night in order for him/her to develop a good understanding for French phonics, as well, to memorize the correct spelling for French sight words.  It is an expectation that both Grade 1 and Grade 2 students have a good amount of French sight words memorized.  I will file this post under the main dictée page so you can refer back to these strategies over the summer.

I know it may sound tedious, but it will be very helpful for your child to review sight words and French sounds over the summer break.  I will be keeping the dictée file open over the summer in order for you to keep referring back to it.  Trust me, I get that you don’t want to be doing work with your child over the summer break, but a little review here and there will really help him/her stay sharp for when he/she comes back in September.

Activities:

  • have them type words/sentences on the computer using different fonts
  • scramble up the letters in the word and get your child to unscramble
  • if you have a easel or white message board
  • play hang man (guessing game)
  • making words using different materials (playdough, noodles, different felts, cutting out letters from words in newspapers)
  • making a word search-use www.puzzlemaker.com
  • use a highlighter and get them to highlight sounds they know

I realize the Grade 2s have sentences, however there can be some tricky words in the sentences.  Isolate the words your child is having trouble with and use the strategies above.

Hope this helps,

Mme Rode