Materials for French Magazine Project

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PROJET:  MAGAZINE POUR LES JEUNES

DUE:  ______________

 

This project was given on ____________________

IMPORTANT RULE:  For this project, I will use a regular dictionary ONLY.  I understand that I am not allowed to use the computer to look up words (not a single word!) or to translate.  I also understand that if I break this rule, I will receive a zero for this project and will possibly face the Honor Council for breaking the Honor code.  Because this is a group project, my actions will ultimately impact my group and our grade.

Student signature: ____________________________________________________

Parent signature: ________________________________________   DATE:  _____________

 

TIME LINE:

First draft of your section due (written part only): _________________________________

Second draft of your section due (written part only): _______________________________

Third draft of your section due: ______________________________

Cover due: ___________________________

 

ASSIGNMENT:

 You and your group will create a French magazine for young adults.  Your magazine will be read by 5th and 6th graders taking French.  It will include:

1)     A fun cover

2)     A travel section

3)     A fashion section

4)     A fun quiz

5)     A movie star interview

 

 

 

MAGAZINE POUR LES JEUNES

The cover needs to include:

_____ The name of your magazine.

_____ A main picture which will represent the most important article in your magazine.

_____ Titles of other articles that feature in your magazine.

_____ The price of your magazine and a bar code.

 

The travel section (one or more pages) needs to include:

_____ One or more pictures about a city in a French speaking country (to be approved by the teacher).

_____ The flag of that country.

_____ A paragraph about its location and its history.

_____ What to do in that city.

_____ One recommendation for a hotel (location, price…).

 

The fashion section (one or more pages) needs to include:

_____ A picture of each member of your group posing like a model!

_____ A description of what each person wears.

_____ The colors available for each item, the sizes and the price.

_____ An ad from a clothing store.  The store, the phone number and the address have to be real, but the ad cannot be copied from the web.

 

The fun quiz needs to include:

_____ A theme.

_____ Questions directed to the reader (When you…, do you…, would you…).

_____ A multiple choice answer for each question.

_____ A solution at the bottom (if you chose mostly A, you are…, if you chose mostly B, you are…)

 

The movie star interview needs to include:

_____ A picture of the star.

_____ 10 questions for the movie star.

_____ 10 answers from the movie star.  The answers need to be based on true facts.

 

The cover page will be done as a group during class towards the end of the project.  Each student in the group will be responsible for a section (can be more than one page): travel, fashion, quiz, or interview.   Each section needs to include the name of the author!  The drafts need to be typed, double spaced.

 

Magazine Cover (title): ______________________________________________

_________________  Travel Section                                                 ___________________  Fun Quiz

_________________  Fashion Section                                             ___________________  Movie Star Interview

TEST GRADE FOR THE GROUP

______/3      The first draft for the travel section was almost complete and turned in on time.

______/3      The first draft for the fashion section was almost complete and turned in on time.

______/3      The first draft for the quiz was almost complete and turned in on time.

______/3      The first draft for the interview was almost complete and turned in on time.

______/5      The second draft for the travel section was turned in on time and corrected.

______/5      The second draft for the fashion section was turned in on time and corrected.

______/5      The second draft for the quiz was turned in on time and corrected.

______/5      The second draft for the interview section was turned in on time and corrected.

______/6      The third draft for the travel section was turned in on time and well corrected.

______/6      The third draft for the fashion section was turned in on time and well corrected.

______/6      The third draft for the quiz was turned in on time and well corrected.

______/6      The third draft for the interview was turned in on time and well corrected.

______/8     The travel section was on time, neat, well written with no grammatical mistakes and included all the requirements.

______/8     The fashion section was on time, neat, well written with no grammatical mistakes and included all the requirements.

______/8    The quiz section was on time, neat, well written with no grammatical mistakes and included all the requirements.

______/8    The interview was on time, neat, well written with no grammatical mistakes and included all the requirements.

______/6    The cover was neat and well presented.  It included all the requirements.

______/6    The magazine was well put together.  Each student in the group had a copy of the magazine.

 

______/100  Total

 

 

GRAMMAR:  most common mistakes

  Verb conjugations:  Does it agree with the subject?

  Is the verb from Dr. Mrs. Vanddertrampp?

  Agreement of adjectives

  BAGS

  à + city

  en + feminine country (ex: France)

  au + masculine country (ex: Mexique)

  aux + plural country (ex: USA)

  beaucoup de

  trop de

  peu de

  je pense que

  possessive adjectives (mon, ma, mes…) agree with the noun.

  use pronouns to avoid repetitions.

  en + year (ex: En 1998…)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LISTE D’ERREURS

  1. Use an article
  2. Genre (masculin ou féminin)
  3. Singulier ou pluriel
  4. Orthographe (spelling)
  5. Wrong word (check the definition in the dictionary)
  6. Infinitif
  7. Conjugaison (wrong way of conjugating the verb)
  8. Présent
  9. Imparfait
  10. Passé-composé
  11. Dr. Mrs. Vanddertrampp
  12. Verbe réfléchi (reflexive verb)
  13. Grammaire (check your grammar rules)
  • à + le =au, à + la = à la, à + les = aux
  • de + le = du, de + la = de la, de + les = des
  • à + city (ex : À Paris…)
  • en + date (ex : En 1978…)
  • le + day of the week (ex : le lundi…)
  • agreement of adjective (ex: elle est grande)
  • 2 vowels in a row (ex : je ai = j’ai)
  • Age : #ans (ex : j’ai 11 ans)
  1. De/d’
  2. à
  3. Dans
  4. Qui/que/qu’
  5. Order of words (ex:  My dad’s sister — the sister of my dad—la soeur de mon père)

 

 


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