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Teaching Foreign Languages K–12

A Library of Classroom Practices

French: A Cajun Folktale and Zydeco

Lesson Materials

Zydeco, Buckwheat. Zydeco Boogaloo. Courtesy of Rounder Records. www.rounder.com

Chenier, Clifton. Zydeco Sont Pas Salé. Tradition Music Co. (BMI), administered by Bug Music Co. www.arhoolie.com

The Potato (PDF, 31 K)
A worksheet that gave students information and language exercises using the topic of the potato (Includes English translation)

Story Map (PDF, 14 K)
A worksheet that students used to review and draw meaning from the Cajun folktale (Includes English translation)

Curriculum References

ACTFL Performance Descriptors for Language Learners

California Department of Education Foreign Language Curriculum Frameworks

Paris Granville's Additional Resources

Web Resources:

Language Shaping Solutions
Resources for French and Spanish teachers

Print Resources:

Wiggins, Grant, and Jay McTighe. Understanding by Design. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1998.

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