PERFECT FOR INTRODUCING AND EXPLORING FRANCE - 20 FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT ALL THINGS FRENCH - WITH PRESENTATION / DISCUSSION ACTIVITY & DIFFERENTIATED QUESTION CARDS AND WRITING ACTIVITIES
Children can develop their knowledge of THE FRANCOPHONE WORLD - and through guided whole-group discussion - their home / host country too, in a cooperative, communicative and interactive way, in part independently of the teacher. I’ve used these kinds of activities for many years, and my young students really love them, and do benefit from regular opportunities to work both as a whole-group, and more independently, either alone (at their own pace), in pairs or in small groups.
The resource comprises the following six files:
20 FACTS CARDS- there are four facts in each of the following topic groups: geography, country, landmarks, language and food. There are four cards per A4 sheet. The language on each of the cards ranges from fairly basic to more advanced, which challenges and enhances children’s English skills.
RECORDING SHEET CHALLENGE ONE - there are two options: either two or four fact recording boxes per A4 page. Children read their selected facts, and copy the information in the boxes. Encourage children to be as accurate as possible with their spelling and punctuation, to pay particular attention to the spelling and accents of the FRENCH words that are included, and of course to make sure they are recording the facts in their best handwriting.
RECORDING SHEET CHALLENGE TWO - there are also two options: two or four fact recording boxes in this challenge level. However, there is a more open-ended task: responding to the question “What did you learn?”. This requires children to read their fact card, process the information, and then recreate it in their own words, describing the fact in the context of what they have learned. Encourage children to look for lateral information, such as the existence of other countries where FRENCH is spoken, and to think about the continent where those countries are located.
24 QUESTION CHALLENGE CARDS AND ANSWER RECORDING SHEET — the questions have a differentiated range of challenge. The answer recording sheet prompts children to write their answer.
PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION ACTIVITY - all the facts in a presentation format, with ideas to prompt whole-group discussion.
MERCI BEACOUP, BON APPRENTISSAGE ET BON VOYAGE!