The many emotions that the characters on Storyboard That can display provide a fun way for students to practice the French subjunctive. In this activity, students will use character poses and expressions to create a storyboard that practices using the subjunctive. Students can use common subjective sentence starters, such as “je suis content que…” or “nous sommes tristes que…” in their storyboards. In order to ensure that the use of the subjunctive is evident with all pronoun forms, specify that students use only -ir, -re, and irregular verbs.
|DEPENDENT CLAUSE ||MAIN CLAUSE|
|Je suis choqué que...||les licornes ne soient pas réelles.|
|Je suis triste que...||les gens me haïssent.|
|Je pense que...||la crème brûlée est superbe!|
|Je ne suis pas sûr que...||la porte soit fermée à clé.|
|Je suis fâché que...||le lapin détruise mes fleurs.|
|J'espère que...||je trouverai de l'amour un jour.|
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Create a storyboard to practice using the subjunctive/indicative using some common dependent clauses that express emotion, possibility, or certainty. To do so, you will create a two-column storyboard following the specifications below.
Grade Level 6-12
Difficulty Level --- N/A ---
Type of Assignment Individual
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| Excellent |
| Satisfaisant |
| Insuffisant |
Use of the Subjunctive
The student makes completely correct use of the subjunctive based on the opening clause. At least one sentence requires the indicative. All subjunctive and indicative verbs are correctly conjugated.
The student makes mostly correct use of the subjunctive based on the opening clause. Most subjunctive and indicative verbs are correctly conjugated. The project may be missing a sentence in the indicative.
The student makes three or more errors in subjunctive usage and conjugation. Or the student fails to correctly split up the dependent and main clauses. The student may be missing a sentence in the indicative.
The storyboard depictions show strong effort and clearly convey the meaning of the text. Facial expressions match the chosen dependent clauses.
The storyboard depictions show some effort and partially convey the meaning of the text. Most facial expressions match the chosen dependent clauses.
The storyboard depictions show a lack of effort and fail to convey the meaning of the text. Facial expressions do not match the dependent clauses.
All sentences contain correct grammar and spelling (including accent marks).
Most sentences contain correct grammar and spelling (including accent marks).
The sentences contain many grammatical or spelling errors (including accent marks).