ELEMENTARY FRENCH GRAMMAR - TEN FRENCH VERBS WORD SEARCHES - DIFFERENTIATED WITH ANSWER KEYS - PERFECT FOR DEVELOPING LANGUAGE SKILLS AS WELL AS INTRODUCING AND PRACTICING VERB CONJUGATION IN FRENCH
I use word searches a lot in my languages classroom - they’re ideal for encouraging students to engage with the written word in French, and for building vocab. I differentiate the grids, so that there is plenty of increasing challenge, that I give students time to work through - this way I can be sure that all my students are motivated to progress.
These word searches I’ve found really useful when introducing the concept of verb conjugation in French - we do lots of comparison with English, and discuss both similarities and differences - this helps students think about patterns and how languages work in general.
There are 5 French-French grids, and 5 English-French grids - this gets students applying French a little differently. There’s additional consolidation too, as I’ve put a verb list in each grid that students have to complete.
I always give answer keys - for me, that’s an essential part of the learning - they give students an extra opportunity to engage with language, and they really enjoy checking their own and each others’ work. For my beginning French learners, I tend to use landscape format, and with a single grid per page. I’ve found this is the best way as students begin to familiarize themselves with the new language. I’ve also included a French-English verb reference sheet for a little additional support - you can either laminate this to share around small groups of learners, or give one to each learner to stick into their learning workbooks as an all-year-round reference. We use the word searches as starters, refreshers, plenaries or fun-time fillers at any time during the school year, as well as when we’re working on the verbs themselves.
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