French possessive adjectives can be difficult for anglophone learners since the gender of the adjective corresponds to the noun that is possessed, rather than the noun that does the possessing. In the sentence “John ate his lunch”, for example, “his” corresponds in gender to “John” in English, but to “lunch” in French. Creating a visual representation of the two nouns in question can help students better grasp this conceptual shift.
In this activity, students will create a six-cell storyboard illustrating a sentence that uses a possessive pronoun. Students should include one possessive pronoun for each of the six personal pronoun categories in French.
|MA / MON / MES||Je lis mon livre.|
|TA / TON / TES||Jean, est-ce que c'est ton frère là-bas?|
|SA / SON / SES||Le directeur téléphone à sa femme.|
|NOTRE / NOS||Nous faisons nos devoirs.|
|VOTRE / VOS||Madame Michelot, où achetez-vous vos chaussures?|
|LEUR / LEURS||Les élèves mangent leur repas.|
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Create a six cell storyboard to practice possessive adjectives with each pronoun. The people and objects in your scene must be consistent in number and gender with the text of your sentence.
Grade Level 6-12
Difficulty Level --- N/A ---
Type of Assignment Individual, Partner, or Group
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Use of possessive adjectives
Each possessive adjective is correct in number and gender.
The majority of possessive adjectives are correct in number and gender.
Most of the possessive adjectives do not accord in number and gender.
The depictions reflect strong effort. The possessive adjectives make logical sense in the sentences and fit the storyboard images. Images agree in number and gender with the text.
The depictions reflect some effort. The possessive adjectives make logical sense in the sentences and generally fit the storyboard images, although they may not all agree in number and gender with the text.
The images are hastily done and reflect a lack of effort. The images do not match many of the textual descriptions.
All sentences and/or dialogue contain correct grammar and spelling (including accent marks) as appropriate for the class level.
Most sentences and/or dialogue contain correct grammar and spelling (including accent marks) as appropriate for the class level.
The sentences and/or dialogue contain many grammatical or spelling errors (including accent marks).