M. Grand – Helping Students Understand French

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Students often struggle with understanding French, especially core French students.

If you want to help students with their listening comprehension, using a story like M. Grand by R. Hargreaves is excellent!

There are many pictures in the book, and the writing is very simple. 

This helps students that struggle with understanding, as they can use the pictures to help them.

If you want to help students understand even more, read very slowly, and translate after every sentence.

To test student’s comprehension, give them a few simple questions for them to listen for. It is easier if you write the questions in English for core students, though you can write them in French as well in the same phrasing as the story. This will help students to listen for the answers.

If you want to convert the listening assignment to a writing assignment, try having students continue the story, or write a paragraph about it!

Try it!

Bonne Chance!

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Tracassin – A Wonderful Reading Assignment for Students

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It’s important to teach students about French culture. Classic stories like Tracassin (Rumplestiltskin) are excellent for this.

Reading is an important part of the French curriculum, and in order to read, you have to understand some basic vocabulary (click here) and also, you’ll need to know how to pronounce things (click here)

Because students somewhat already know the story, it helps them with reading comprehension as well.

The site that I promote is called fablecottage.com It is an amazing source for French stories, and it also contains the English translations! This helps students even more with their reading comprehension.

What I like to do is to write questions related to the story in order of the story, and then have students try to answer them without using a translator.

The questions are written in such a way as to lead students to the answer (I purposely have the same phrasing in the questions as in the story to help students)

If you like, you can also give students greater thinking questions if you like (questions related to making inferences about the story)

Here is the link to the story (Tracassin on fablecottage.com):

https://www.thefablecottage.com/french/tracassin

Bonne Chance!

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L’Oiseau et la Baleine – An Excellent Reading Assignment for Students

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It’s important to teach students reading comprehension. L’Oiseau et la Baleine is an original from fablecottage, and you can learn a lot from it!

Reading is an important part of the French curriculum, and in order to read, you have to understand some basic vocabulary (click here) and also, you’ll need to know how to pronounce things (click here)

Because of the pictures on the site, it helps them with reading comprehension as well.

The site that I promote is called fablecottage.com It is an amazing source for French stories, and it also contains the English translations! This helps students even more with their reading comprehension.

What I like to do is to write questions related to the story in order of the story, and then have students try to answer them without using a translator.

The questions are written in such a way as to lead students to the answer (I purposely have the same phrasing in the questions as in the story to help students)

If you like, you can also give students greater thinking questions if you like (questions related to making inferences about the story)

Here is the link to the story (L’Oiseau et la Baleine on fablecottage.com):

https://www.thefablecottage.com/french/loiseau-et-la-baleine

Bonne Chance!

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Les Trois Boucs Bourrus – A Great Reading Assignment for Students

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It’s important to teach students about French culture. Classic stories like Les Trois Boucs Bourrus (The Three Goats Gruff) are excellent for this.

Reading is an important part of the French curriculum, and in order to read, you have to understand some basic vocabulary (click here) and also, you’ll need to know how to pronounce things (click here)

Because students somewhat already know the story, it helps them with reading comprehension as well.

The site that I promote is called fablecottage.com It is an amazing source for French stories, and it also contains the English translations! This helps students even more with their reading comprehension.

What I like to do is to write questions related to the story in order of the story, and then have students try to answer them without using a translator.

The questions are written in such a way as to lead students to the answer (I purposely have the same phrasing in the questions as in the story to help students)

If you like, you can also give students greater thinking questions if you like (questions related to making inferences about the story)

Here is the link to the story (Les Trois Boucs Bourrus on fablecottage.com):

https://www.thefablecottage.com/french/les-trois-boucs-bourrus

Bonne Chance!

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Les Habits Neufs d’Empereur- A Lovely Reading Assignment for Student

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It’s important to teach students about French culture. Classic stories like Les Habits Neufs d’Empereur (The Emperor’s New Clothes) are excellent for this.

Reading is an important part of the French curriculum, and in order to read, you have to understand some basic vocabulary (click here) and also, you’ll need to know how to pronounce things (click here)

Because students somewhat already know the story, it helps them with reading comprehension as well.

The site that I promote is called fablecottage.com It is an amazing source for French stories, and it also contains the English translations! This helps students even more with their reading comprehension.

What I like to do is to write questions related to the story in order of the story, and then have students try to answer them without using a translator.

The questions are written in such a way as to lead students to the answer (I purposely have the same phrasing in the questions as in the story to help students)

If you like, you can also give students greater thinking questions if you like (questions related to making inferences about the story)

Here is the link to the story (Jack et les Les Habits Neufs d’Empereur on fablecottage.com):

https://www.thefablecottage.com/french/les-habits-neufs-de-lempereur

Bonne Chance!

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Jack et les Haricots Magiques – A Fantastic Reading Assignment for Students

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It’s important to teach students about French culture. Classic stories like Jack et les Haricots Magiques (Jack and the Beanstalk) are excellent for this.

Reading is an important part of the French curriculum, and in order to read, you have to understand some basic vocabulary (click here) and also, you’ll need to know how to pronounce things (click here)

Because students somewhat already know the story, it helps them with reading comprehension as well.

The site that I promote is called fablecottage.com It is an amazing source for French stories, and it also contains the English translations! This helps students even more with their reading comprehension.

What I like to do is to write questions related to the story in order of the story, and then have students try to answer them without using a translator.

The questions are written in such a way as to lead students to the answer (I purposely have the same phrasing in the questions as in the story to help students)

If you like, you can also give students greater thinking questions if you like (questions related to making inferences about the story)

Here is the link to the story (Jack et les Haricots Magiques on fablecottage.com):

https://www.thefablecottage.com/french/jack-et-les-haricots-magiques

Bonne Chance!

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Hansel et Gretel – A Wonderful Reading Assignment for Students

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It’s important to teach students about French culture. Classic stories like Hansel et Gretel (Hansel and Gretel) are excellent for this.

Reading is an important part of the French curriculum, and in order to read, you have to understand some basic vocabulary (click here) and also, you’ll need to know how to pronounce things (click here)

Because students somewhat already know the story, it helps them with reading comprehension as well.

The site that I promote is called fablecottage.com It is an amazing source for French stories, and it also contains the English translations! This helps students even more with their reading comprehension.

What I like to do is to write questions related to the story in order of the story, and then have students try to answer them without using a translator.

The questions are written in such a way as to lead students to the answer (I purposely have the same phrasing in the questions as in the story to help students)

If you like, you can also give students greater thinking questions if you like (questions related to making inferences about the story)

Here is the link to the story (Hansel and Gretel on fablecottage.com):

https://www.thefablecottage.com/french/hansel-et-gretel

Bonne Chance!

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Cendrillon – A Lovely Reading Assignment for Students

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It’s important to teach students about French culture. Classic stories like Cendrillon (Cinderella) are excellent for this.

Reading is an important part of the French curriculum, and in order to read, you have to understand some basic vocabulary (click here) and also, you’ll need to know how to pronounce things (click here)

Because students somewhat already know the story, it helps them with reading comprehension as well.

The site that I promote is called fablecottage.com It is an amazing source for French stories, and it also contains the English translations! This helps students even more with their reading comprehension.

What I like to do is to write questions related to the story in order of the story, and then have students try to answer them without using a translator.

The questions are written in such a way as to lead students to the answer (I purposely have the same phrasing in the questions as in the story to help students)

If you like, you can also give students greater thinking questions if you like (questions related to making inferences about the story)

Here is the link to the story (Cendrillon on fablecottage.com):

https://www.thefablecottage.com/french/cendrillon

Bonne Chance!

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Blanche Neige – A Great Reading Assignment for Students

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It’s important to teach students about French culture. Classic stories like Blanche Neige (Snow White) are excellent for this.

Reading is an important part of the French curriculum, and in order to read, you have to understand some basic vocabulary (click here) and also, you’ll need to know how to pronounce things (click here)

Because students somewhat already know the story, it helps them with reading comprehension as well.

The site that I promote is called fablecottage.com It is an amazing source for French stories, and it also contains the English translations! This helps students even more with their reading comprehension.

What I like to do is to write questions related to the story in order of the story, and then have students try to answer them without using a translator.

The questions are written in such a way as to lead students to the answer (I purposely have the same phrasing in the questions as in the story to help students)

If you like, you can also give students greater thinking questions if you like (questions related to making inferences about the story)

Here is the link to the story (Blanche Neige on fablecottage.com):

https://www.thefablecottage.com/french/blanche-neige

Bonne Chance!

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Halloween Project – For October

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Ah halloween, the time for costumes and parties.

And also fun French projects!

Here’s one!

You can have students make a 3 course meal, with a drink, but have them all be creepy ingredients!

It is a way for students to practice their French dining vocabulary, but also apply it to halloween. 

Par exemple:

L’apéritif – Les yeux frites avec la sauce du sang (Appetizer – Fried eyes in blood sauce)

Students will find it very fun to create their creepy food! 

Try to have them include these things:

  1. Appetizer
  2. Main course
  3. Dessert
  4. A drink

For each item, have them include at least three ingredients.

If you want students to add more detail, have them explain who the dishes are for, and have it be a halloween monster. For example, they could create these dishes for a zombie, and have  all their dishes be brain and organ themed.

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