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.|
Grade Level 6-12
Difficulty Level --- N/A ---
Type of Assignment Individual, Partner, or Group
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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.
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