2Your treeThe tree can be your own family, a celebrity family, a cartoon family, a made-up family.The objective is for you to use French & be able to describe people. If you do not feel comfortable using your own family, you don’t have to. But you still have to do the project, so find another family that you want to use.
3A theme You will present this project to the class. If we see 35 presentations of “trees,” it can start to feel repetitive. Choose a theme for your background. NOT a tree. DO NOT TURN IN A TREE!!!Pick a theme that makes sense to your family. If your favorite family vacation is the beach, use seashells as the main idea. If your family plays sports together, use a sports theme.
4Past themes that were really creative A dart boardDolphinsHalloween Costumes & candy cornCarsThe Game of LifeFamous baseball playersDisney charactersWinnie the PoohNascarTV shows
5PicturesThe theme pictures can count as your pictures. You don’t have to use real photos if you don’t want to.If you do choose to use real pictures, be aware the poster will go on the wall for display, so don’t use any photos that are important or one-of-a-kind.Some students have brought in pictures to show during their presentation, but don’t paste/tape to the project. That is fine.
6Mon grand-pèreIl s’appelle Chet.Il aime l’histoire.Il estinteressant.Il est mort.Ma grande-mèreElle s’appelle Marilyn.Elle est creative.Elle est sympa.Elle est mort.Mon oncleIl s’appelle Winkie.Il est fermier.Il aime les avions.Il a 63 ans.Ma tanteElle s’appelle Doanne.Elle est fermière.Elle a trois chiens.Elle a 60 ans.Ma mèreElle s’appelle HollyElle est infirmière.Elle est sympa .Elle a 53 ans.Mon pèreIl s’appelle David.Il est dentiste.Il aime les photos.Il a 54 ans.Mon oncleIl s’appelle Chet.Il travaille avec les ordinateurs.Il est intéressant.Il a 50 ans.Ma cousineElle s’appelle Holly.Elle est étudiante à l’université.Elle est brune.Elle a 21 ans.MoiJe ma’ppelle Nicole.Je suis intelligente.Je suis prof.J’ai trente-deux ans.Ma soeurElle s’appelle Heather.Elle est amusante.Elle aime la musique.Elle a 29 ans.
7Connecting Family Members Solid line connects two people who are married. Also used to connect them to their children.Dotted line connects two people who are not married, but have children together.Be careful not to connect siblings with any lines - you are related, not married!
8Divorced relatives Anne Dave Jennifer Steve -------- Luke Donna ME Ben Dave & Jennifer were married & had two kids - me & my brother Ben. They divorced. Dave remarried Anne (my stepmom) and they had Donna, my half-sister. Anne already had a son, Luke (my step-brother). My mom remarried Steve, but they didn’t have any more kids.LukeDonnaMEBen
910 PeopleEach person will have the following information listed (in French):My _______ (relationship)His/her name is ____________.One sentence describing him/her.He/She is __________ years old.
10Completing the project You will be given class time to complete the written part of the project. Use the time wisely and help each other during peer edits.Putting the project together must be done out of class.Pay attention to the due date! Each day late decreases your grade by ONE LETTER GRADE! Be on time!
11Today’s assignment 1. Decide who you will include in your family tree. 2. Draw a rough draft connecting the family members. Just write their names.3. On a separate sheet of paper, start writing the text portion for 5 of your family members in French.