Unit Plan

Use this unit plan to direct a unit about getting around town and around the house. Focus on prepositions, Dr and Mrs Vandertramp verbs, the verb aller, and the future proche.

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Use this graphic organizer along with the Google Slides to introduce where people go around town and how to get there. Use this Quizlet to reinforce vocabulary.

Use this Google Slides to have students start giving directions in French. Work in partners, taking turns, to get from point A to point B. Use vocabulary sheet from prior activity as a reference.

Write out notecards with places from the vocabulary. Pass one out to each student. Students write sentences describing what you do at the places, where they are located, etc. Collect all the notecards. Then, have students split into two teams. Students are given rounds of 2 minutes to take the notecards and describe them to their team and can only pass up to two times. Keep piles of the notecards that each team gets through in their rounds. Then, pass the pile to the next team who tries to get through as many places as they can in 2 minutes. 

The second round is "one word". After you get through all of the notecards from the first round, start a new round by gathering them all together and shuffling. This is where students only have one word to describe the place that is on their card. They must choose carefully and can only pass twice. Rounds are 1 minute. Switch off team to team until the whole deck has been gone through, then total up the points! 

Notecards : A play on time's up

Use these 8 stations to have students practice with the vocabulary and the verb aller. Students should circulate these 8 stations (takes about 2 50 minute class periods). 

Directions attached for this game. Great for practicing vocabulary. Make notecards of the places around town and show them to students, having them guess which one is missing as you go through this activity in rounds.

Have students place 5 places (they select them from the vocabulary) around this map. Then, they challenge their partner to mark those same places on their map by giving them directions from the start point. Compare maps afterwards to see how well your partner listened/ you gave directions.

Use this Quizlet to introduce some more complex expressions to students on how to understand and give directions. Then, challenge students to give directions to their home using at least three expressions. 

Use this Google Slides to introduce Paris to the students and its arrondisements. Then, have students complete this metro activity by using their devices.

Using these locations as possible tourist spots, have students select them and follow directions to complete this mini-project. This is a project in English, so encourage students to focus on enthusiasm and delivery of their speech.

Use this video guide to accompany the youtube video of Paris.

Using this Google Slides and this handout, introduce students to the second part of this unit, which is around the house. Reinforce with this Quizlet.

Working in partners, students instruct their partners on how to set up their house using furniture and prepositions. Have students cut out the pieces of furniture so they can move them around. When finished, the other partner gives instructions of where to place things to their partner. 

Using your vocabulary, create your own floor plan. First, label each room. Then, below, write 10 sentences about what kind of furniture each room has in it.


Partner A and B both have the same pictures, they are just in a different order. Partner A has numbers associated with their pictures where Partner B has letters associated with their pictures. Through taking turns describing, partners have to find out which picture matches which letter and number.

Use this EdPuzzle to have students fill in the blanks with words that they hear.

Using the possessive adjectives and nouns, use them to create sentences or questions below. If they fall under the “my” category, say a statement about what you own (eg. ma chaise → ma chaise est grande.). If you are using “your” with your noun, ask a question. If you are saying his/her, tell me whether their furniture or rooms are comfortable or uncomfortable (make this up!).


Use this speaking website to assess student's oral speech. Ask students short questions in which they have 30 seconds - 2 minutes to respond. Question I asked for this Recap : Qu'est-ce que tu as dans ta chambre?

After completing this reading as a class, have students work on comprehension and interpretive questions with this graphic organizer.

Students break into partners (A and B). Partner A receives one worksheet, and Partner B receives the other. Partners take turns using prepositions and furniture to describe what is in their room. Their partner draws it in the blank box below. Then, partners compare drawings to actual picture after activity is complete.

Use this Quizlet to introduce the verbs that make up Dr. and Mrs. Vandertramp. Passé composé is taught early in the year next year, and having students familiarize themselves with this list of verbs is very helpful! There are activities to practice and students will create a House of Etre in the packet. I like to use this song to have students memorize the verbs in this group.

Students answer the following questions on Let's Recap. 1) Qu'est-ce que tu aimes à Whitewater? 2) Où est-ce que tu vas le weekend? 3) Combien de pièces est-ce que tu as dans la maison? Décris-les. 4) Décris ta chambre avec les prépositions et les couleurs.