• French 3 Syllabus 2014-2015

    Teacher: Jennifer Justiss

    Phone : (713) 723-6015 extension 384

    E-mail : jjustiss@houstonisd.org

    Tutoring:  6th period during lunch If you can’t make it during lunch, I will work around your schedule to find a time that works for both of us.


    Dear Students and Parents,


    Welcome to French 3.  Congratulations on choosing to continue to study French.  I am delighted to have each and every one of you in my class.  You have spent the last two years learning a lot of grammar and vocabulary.  This year you are going to develop those skills even more.  In other words, you will be able to put what you have learned into practice in order to read, write and speak French even better.



    We will have five major units which will be 1) Vacations and Travel  2) Everyday life and Shopping in France  3) Leisure activities and cultural events in France and the French-speaking world  4) North and West Africa and 5) The French media, crime, and social problems.   We will do about 2 ½ units each semester.  There will be a lesson test about every other week and a unit test about every 3-5 weeks.


    Some of the things that you will be able to do at the end of this class are:

    1)      Describe and narrate events in the past  

    2)      Ask for advice

    3)      Provide recommendations

    4)      Express wishes and preferences

    5)      Talk about plans for the future

    6)      Talk about some myths and traditions in the French-speaking world

    7)      Read a map in French and identify some of the French-speaking countries



    Daily work will count as 40%, tests and projects will count as 40% and quizzes will count as 10 and homework will count as 10%.



    There will be “do now” assignments as well as workbook and textbook exercises to complete.  If you are absent, it is the student’s your responsibility to make up the work.






    If a student is absent, he or she will be required to make up that test during class time the day the student returns.  Students may retake any test or quiz for a better grade so long as it is within one weeks time and done before school, after school, or during lunch.



    Students need no special materials for French class. Student’s need to come to class every day prepared with something to write with and something to write on.  It doesn’t matter whether it is a binder, loose-leaf notebook or a folder.  Students may write in any color so long as it is legible.  If students write in red, they must bring another color so they can make corrections in a color different than the one in which they are writing.



    If a student is absent for any reason, including field trips and school functions, by law I am required to mark him or her absent.  It is the student’s responsibility to turn in a written note into the assistant principal of his or community.  If a student is on a field trip or another school function, it is the responsibility of the teacher in charge to excuse the absence.



    I want all parents and students to know the best way to reach me is the e-mail listed at the beginning of this letter.  I check it several times a day but I check my voice mail and messages in Grade Speed only once a day.



    I look forward to a great year and BONNE CHANCE!





    Jennifer Justiss



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