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Teaching Foreign Languages K–12

A Library of Classroom Practices

Family and Home

Video Summary
In this lesson, students learn and review vocabulary that refers to family members, rooms of the house, and activities in the home. They cut out pictures from French magazines and use them to create an imaginary family tree. Then they work in pairs to match pictures of families with written descriptions. The class also practices reading comprehension by putting together sentence strips.

Standards Addressed


Interpersonal, Interpretive, Presentational


Making Connections

Key Terms
backward planning
Foreign Language in the Elementary School (FLES)

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Classroom at a Glance
Teacher: Debra Terry
Language: French
Grade: 5
School: Rebecca M. Johnson Elementary School, Springfield, Massachusetts
Lesson Date: January 15
Class Size: 25
Schedule: 45 minutes, three times per week

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