Friday, April 1, 2011

La semaine de la presse et des médias

Last week was La Semaine de la Presse et des Médias à l’école, the week of press and media in schools. On that occasion, we were sent a selection of French newspapers and magazines. The CM2 (grade 5) and 6ème (grade 6) students got a chance to go through them and select an article of interest that they wanted to work on.
After having selected one, each student took some time to read the chosen article, understand it and get ready to present it. They were asked to present the newspaper or magazine, author, and subject. At the end of it, they had to explain their choice and give their opinion on it.

Meanwhile, the CM1 students worked on the organization of some magazines and newspapers. They did their research with different newspapers – Le Figaro, Libération – and some magazines – Géo, Capital. They were able to find some patterns with, for example, some recurring sections such as International, Europe, France, Culture, Sports. They are now making posters on their research which will be posted very soon. Keep your eyes open !

The CM2 and 6ème articles are posted next to the classroom door so feel free to come have a look !