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Teaching Foreign Languages K–12

A Library of Classroom Practices

French:
Interpreting La Belle et la Bête

Video Summary
In this lesson, students discuss the classic 1946 film La Belle et la Bête, written and directed by Jean Cocteau. The film is an adaptation of the traditional children's story Beauty and the Beast. Having seen most of the film, students compare it to the original story. Then, after watching the film's conclusion, they discuss the movie's symbolism and deeper meaning.

Standards Addressed

Communication:

Interpersonal, Interpretive

Cultures:

Practices, Products

Connections:

Making Connections, Acquiring Information



Key Terms
authentic materials
negotiation of meaning
proficiency level
thematic units




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images from Pasquier French class

Classroom at a Glance
Teacher: Michel Pasquier
Language: French IV
Grade: 11
School: Herricks High School, New Hyde Park, New York
Lesson Date: February 27
Class Size: 23
Schedule: 43 minutes daily


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