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Write your own surreal French poem based on Dans Paris by Paul Éluard

Write your own surreal French poem based on Dans Paris by Paul Éluard

Instructions and guidance to invent own surreal poem in the style of Dans Paris by Paul Éluard. Instructions are in English and there is a list of conjugated verbs in French and English that pupils could substitute. A basic writing grid is supplied. Please note that the full poem is not included - just a few quotes. The sharp-eyed will notice that the original poem uses the past historic but the supplied verbs are given in the perfect tense for reasons of sanity.

By twainman

Les animaux- Bundle

Les animaux- Bundle

This resource includes a fun PPT presentation on animals (80 slides) to learn vocabulary through repetition and games, activities based on a simple poem and an introduction to French phonetics (with sounds included). Also, provided, the list of adjectives classified by sound pattern and a template for pupils to write up their finished poem, a word search, a decoding and crossword activity, a reading task on the poem, a matching up worksheet, a fun animal word creating activity and a task aimed at consolidating the understanding of sentence structure. This resources should be used over several lessons or as a short project. It considers progression and the requirements of the new National Framework.

By GaelleLH

Mes animaux- Poeme.

Mes animaux- Poeme.

Pupils will consolidate their understanding of sentence structure and gain new vocabulary through the study of a simple poem. They will also be expected to use their own knowledge to make sense of certain vocabulary items.

By GaelleLH

Les animaux et un poeme

Les animaux et un poeme

A fun PPT presentation on animals! pupils will start by learning vocabulary through repetition and games then progress onto sentence structure using a simple poem. The presentation includes an introduction to a few phonetic symbols (some vowels and semi-consonants) that they will get the opportunity to practise (with sounds included). They will then create their own poem with using adjectives listed per sound patterns. This resource is ideal to improve pronunciation and is in line with the new National Framework. The presentation comprises 80 slides and can be used over several lessons. Also, included, the list of adjectives and a template for pupils to write up their finished poem.

By GaelleLH

IDEAS FOR POETRY DAY FOR MFL TEACHERS

IDEAS FOR POETRY DAY FOR MFL TEACHERS

This resource is suitable for KS3 but can be used with KS2. It is an excellent method of creating poetry for all abilities and for revising dictionary skills, both for nouns and adjectives. The poems can be written over 1-2 lessons with the possibility of a homework to produce a display ready piece of work. Students of all abilities are able to produce a good piece of writing and the most able can write more complex sentences with little teacher input. I have successfully used these resources with adult beginners. Above all the students enjoy being creative.

By kcottam

Sept Couleurs Magiques - poetry activities

Sept Couleurs Magiques - poetry activities

I created these resources for Y7 and Y8 on National Poetry Day, using a lovely poem by Mymi Doinet. We first did some work on the original poem, then pupils wrote and illustrated their own versions - examples included. Most of Y7 had only been doing French for a month, but they still found it accessible and were very engaged and proud of themselves that they'd been able to read a "real" French poem!

By rosaespanola

La Soupe de la Sorciere - poem

La Soupe de la Sorciere - poem

These resources are based on a poem about a witch making a terrible soup. I used them with Y7 and Y8 on National Poetry Day - first they had to work out the words in the gaps in the original poem, by thinking about rhyming words, then they practised reading it out and worked out what it meant. They then rewrote the first section with ingredients of their own (which were very creative and made me laugh a lot!) and illustrated it. Pupils were very engaged and enjoyed the activity, especially as it wasn't far off Halloween.

By rosaespanola

Robert Desnos poetry project (La Fourmi + other poems)

Robert Desnos poetry project (La Fourmi + other poems)

This is a resource I created for National Poetry Day - I used it with Y7 and Y8, and it went down very well. We began by reading La Fourmi together and working out what it meant, then pupils wrote and illustrated their own versions (examples included). You could leave it at that, but my pupils went on to do a project in teams where each group had a different Desnos poem and had to work out what it was about (the gist rather than translating it) and present it to the class by reading it out in French, alongside a powerpoint with images to illustrate it, and then explain in English what it was about. This took about 5 lessons altogether and the pupils were very engaged with it all.

By rosaespanola

A poem about...

A poem about...

family members, routine activities, descriptions, rooms in the house. We were trying to apply mimes and drawings (text-mapping) to learn this poem and perform it together after we discussed and translated it all. It took much longer than I thought but did work well, and again some lines stuck for months after we'd moved on!

By stephnello