Le paragraphe de la semaine - Set 1 - 10 week French primary writing program

This 10 week French writing program will have your students writing every day. Each activity includes 5 writing activities for Monday through Friday. These prompts are a great way to introduce and to review writing. Provide each student with a paragraphe de la semaine folder and they add to it every day as you give them assignments. At the end of the week they turn in the folders. On Monday, start over with a new theme.

Themes in Set 1:

le matin
le week-end
ma chambre
je n’ai pas peur
ma matière préférée
les vacances
les voisins
la pizza
la pluie

Click here for Set 2

How the program works:

Lundi: Je dessine - Students get a drawing page with a writing prompt at the top. This will have them think about the writing theme for the week. It is the 1st prewriting assignment. Kids love drawing, and the pictures they draw will serve as inspiration!

Mardi: Mon livret de vocabulaire - Each student gets a booklet to explore vocabulary related to the theme. The front page shows the writing prompt of the week and an image. The 2nd has over 80 frequently used French words. Page 3 lists 12 words that go along with the theme, and the back page has space for ten words that students either think of on their own or look up in the dictionary. The booklet is a one page printable that you can fold in advance or have students do it. They write their name on the front cover and they can color it.

Mercredi: Vocabulaire - Go back to vocabulary booklets from Tuesday and choose 10 words to include in the rough draft. Words they choose are a combination of words they have chosen and themed vocabulary already written in the booklet. They write down the chosen words on their vocabulary page that says: *Mots de vocabulaire utiles: J’utiliserai ces mots dans mon paragraphe. *

Jeudi: Mon brouillon - Write a rough draft of their paragraph using vocabulary words selected on Wednesday. The brouillon page has a 5 point checklist to evaluate their work before writing the final copy on Friday. This motivates students to look over their work and make corrections.

Vendredi: Ma copie propre - The 5th step in this program is writing the final copy. Students should feel very confident in writing about this theme. The top of the final page has the writing prompt and question words to consider while writing: qui - quoi - quand - où - pourquoi - comment

Ways to use this program:

  • Enhance your writing program by practicing every day.
  • Use the prompts at writing centers Monday - Friday.
  • Daily 5 rotations
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