In the second grade French class, students act out short stories and produce sentences of their own using previously introduced vocabulary. They also recognize patterns in the use of gender (feminine and masculine) and number (singular and plural), as well as the sounds of the French alphabet. As in first grade, lessons are a balance of listening, speaking activities, and games.
The students focus on identifying and naming familiar objects such as pets, toys, and clothing. Family members, ordinal numbers, and counting to 100 are new topics. The students practice answering short questions in complete sentences. Listening to and acting out several stories and children’s books allow the students to improve listening comprehension skills. The lessons incorporate lively games, songs, and recitations.