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French Classroom Displays

French Classroom Displays

These power point slides print out as the perfect classroom displays for French- including weather, months, seasons and days of the week. Feedback welcome.

By 1charmed

French Stopwatch Starter Activity

French Stopwatch Starter Activity

A lesson starter to help recap vocabulary. Stopwatches and questions are printed and laminated and put on a French classroom board, or somewhere visible. At the start of the lesson, children sit in a circle and 'pass' the question around the circle whilst being timed - for example, a child would ask 'comment t'appelles-tu ?' to the child on their left, who would answer and then ask the child on their left, who would answer and then ask the child on their left etc until all children have asked and answered and then the timer stops, and the time is written on the stopwatch. Next time you practise, see if the children can beat their time. This helps improve confidence and is a fun way to get children speaking and revising vocabulary! In the document are some sample questions but the document is fully editable to add whatever your class needs.

By mmespicer

100 French worksheets for group speaking activities - 100 vocabulary themes

100 French worksheets for group speaking activities - 100 vocabulary themes

Use these French vocabulary building activities with groups of students who need to learn and practice specific vocabulary and what to say in everyday situations in French. 100 DIFFERENT SITUATIONS in which it is useful to have specific vocabulary are included. Each worksheet is only 25 cents! Use these 1 page worksheets all year with students at every level. They make for an easy, no prep lesson when you need to have a sub. I've also used this type of activity a lot with my French club. If you want your students to practice writing and would prefer to opt for a silent activity, why not use them in a fun game of SCOOT? With 100 worksheets you'll have more than enough to put different vocabulary themes on each desk. Instructions are included. Each of the 100 worksheets is only in French so they are perfect for both immersion and core French programs. The vocabulary themes are suitable for any age, from primary immersion through high school with traditional French as a second language kids. Each worksheet includes an image to illustrate the theme. There are several ways I like to use these worksheets which are fantastic bell ringers and ice breakers. I love to have them on hand at back to school and toward the end of the year to use as review. All 100 worksheets are also included in my French Ice-Breaker Bundle for Back to School SCOOT: Tape a different version of the worksheets to each desk or seat in your classroom. Choose vocabulary themes that your students should be familiar with. Students move around the classroom from seat to seat and will rotate through all of the worksheets. All students start at their own seat and take note of the worksheet they begin with. Students write something they would say in the chosen vocabulary theme and record their name next to it. They can’t repeat what another student has already written! When the teacher says BOUGEZ after a chosen amount of time (15 - 30 seconds or so will keep the game fast paced) students move to the next seat and start all over again with a different theme. Play the game until students make it to their original seat. It may be helpful to number the desks so that students will know which seat to move to next. You can always collect the sheets after the game to do a quick assessment if you wish. I’ve included an additional response sheet as the one page worksheet only has space for ten responses. SMALL GROUPS: Students work with partners or small groups to come up with short sentences using target vocabulary. Using the charts provided, students write down what they would say to the person indicated (doctor, postman, etc) and they write the name of the person who said it. Each person in the group says at least one thing. There is a one page worksheet for each of the vocabulary themes. I recommend printing them all out and putting them in a folder so that you have easy access when it’s time to photocopy

By jenniferlcrespin

Ma Maman - My Mom : La Fête des Mères - Mother's Day activity

Ma Maman - My Mom : La Fête des Mères - Mother's Day activity

This fun activity is ideal for Mother's Day but can be used at any time of the year. It includes - a template in French, English, color and b/w where pupils fill in their mother's name, her age, where she lives, her characteristics and her likes. - similar templates with 'Mum' and 'Maman' replaced by 'stepmum', 'belle-mère', 'grandmother' and 'grand-mère'. - sample vocabulary to complete the templates such as gentille/kind, drôle/funny, belle/beautiful, la mode/fashion, la musique/music and le chocolat/chocolate. - a sample completed template.

By Sandysandy

French colours

French colours

I used these activities in Y4 with children who do not learn French. This was a good 'beginners' lesson for older children.

By rachelmayes

Ma semaine - My weekly activities in French - Days of the week

Ma semaine - My weekly activities in French - Days of the week

This 3-page file is designed for beginners of French and includes: ~ A worksheet complete with activities done by a fictional student named Marie. Students must answer questions such as what activities are done on what days of the week. ~A worksheet for students to complete in class or for homework where they fill in their activities in the je-form. ~Students then tell their conversation partner which activities they enjoy doing and their partner must switch the verb form from the first to the third person to fill in the worksheet. Students may hand this in for homework or report back to class out loud on what the person does.

By ninatutor

French basics & introducing yourself _ personal information _ a resource for the first lesson

French basics & introducing yourself _ personal information _ a resource for the first lesson

These resources introduce the basics in French when introducing oneself and can be incorporated into a first lesson (or lessons) with any KS3 group. There is knowledge bank of the key content (name, where I live, nationality/language & age). There is also a reading comprehension which uses only these vocabulary and structures. For consolidation and extension, there is a grammar activity introducing nationalities and gender and a plenary writing activity.

By RL6

PRIMARY FRENCH - FOUR QUICK VOCAB QUIZZES (3) - 40 WORDS & PHRASES

PRIMARY FRENCH - FOUR QUICK VOCAB QUIZZES (3) - 40 WORDS & PHRASES

PERFECT FOR DEVELOPING LANGUAGE SKILLS AND PRACTISING VOCABULARY IN FRENCH - 40 ESSENTIAL WORDS AND PHRASES! PRIMARY FRENCH QUICK VOCABULARY QUIZZES really do help to create a lively language learning environment, and offer a popular alternative e to more traditional vocabulary ‘drilling’ activities. Children can develop, embed, reinforce and refresh their FRENCH vocabulary in a cooperative, communicative and interactive way, in part independently of the teacher. The quizzes have a bonus multi-focus on listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading, writing and spelling. It doesn’t matter if the featured vocabulary doesn’t correspond exactly to the language in your past, current, short or even longer-term learning plans - the quizzes are a great way of encouraging children to engage with both familiar and new language. Use during lessons which focus specifically on these vocabulary groups, as well as as starters, plenaries or ’pick-me-ups’ at any time during the school year for maximum benefit! This set features words and phrases in the following vocabulary groups: - Colours - My family - Parts of the body - Conversation There are 40 words & phrases and four quizzes, each with a different challenge and skill focus: QUIZ 1: children write the ENGLISH word from a FRENCH prompt QUIZ 2: children write the FRENCH word from an ENGLISH prompt QUIZ 3: children can play in teams or individually, responding orally with the correct ENGLISH word from a written FRENCH prompt QUIZ 4: children can play in teams or individually, responding orally with the correct FRENCH word from a written ENGLISH prompt QUIZZES 3 and 4 are really useful for reading out loud and pronunciation practice too, and are also provided in pdf format so that children can use independently on tablets or similar devices - this is great if you're homeschooling too. The written quizzes are provided in 3 different formats to suit your particular preference: 4 FRENCH-ENGLISH quiz sheets; 4 ENGLISH-FRENCH quiz sheets; all 8 quiz sheets, alternately FRENCH and ENGLISH, which work really well if you can print and photocopy double-sided and prepare in a workbook format - children love to turn the page over and see how well they do ’the other way round’! SET 3 consists of 8 non-editable files. Please read the TERMS OF USE carefully - the resource is copyright, and for single teacher/purchaser use only. MERCI BEAUCOUP ET BON DIVERTISSEMENT !

By LivelyLearning

Quel temps fait-il aujourd'hui? (What is the weather like today?)

Quel temps fait-il aujourd'hui? (What is the weather like today?)

In this worksheet you will find vocabulary that will help you describe / understand the weather together with the different parts of the day. There are 2 exercises (French to English and English to French) and all necessary vocabulary is provided. Suitable for all levels of ability. Answers provided.

By vettyjames

FRENCH VOCABULARY REFERENCE LIST - DAYS, MONTHS, SEASONS

FRENCH VOCABULARY REFERENCE LIST - DAYS, MONTHS, SEASONS

PERFECT FOR SUPPORTING LEARNING IN YOUR CLASSROOM! Create an instant reference resource for students focusing on essential FRENCH vocabulary. The lists work well when students keep them carefully in learning files or folders for current and future reference. They also work well printed double-sided and laminated for small-group work in class. This resource includes days, months and seasons of the year. There are two alphabetical lists - one FRENCH-ENGLISH, and one ENGLISH-FRENCH, as I’ve found that students prefer to have both, particularly at the beginning of a particular topic or theme. These lists are a useful complementary resource to other reference resources in the series, but are a useful standalone resource too. BON APPRENTISSAGE !

By LivelyLearningClassroom

FRENCH VOCABULARY REFERENCE LIST - NUMBERS 0-100

FRENCH VOCABULARY REFERENCE LIST - NUMBERS 0-100

PERFECT FOR SUPPORTING LEARNING IN YOUR CLASSROOM! Create an instant reference resource for students focusing on essential FRENCH vocabulary. The lists work well when students keep them carefully in learning files or folders for current and future reference. They also work well printed double-sided and laminated for small-group work in class. This resource includes numbers 0-100, and is a useful complementary resource to other reference resources in the series, but is a useful standalone resource too. BON APPRENTISSAGE !

By LivelyLearningClassroom