Whole-school French resources: describing your school

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FRENCH CONNECT 4 - SCHOOL SUBJECTS AND THE CANTEEN - FRENCH YEAR 7

FRENCH CONNECT 4 - SCHOOL SUBJECTS AND THE CANTEEN - FRENCH YEAR 7

Two Connect 4 games for Year 7 French student, on the school subjects and canteen topics. This is a nice end of the lesson game for the students, where the class is divided in 2 groups (circles or crosses). As in Connect 4, the aim is to have a full line of crosses or circles either horizontally, vertically or diagonally. The first group starts from the bottom of the grid and chooses a box to translate in either French or English. If the translation is right a cross is put on the box, and the game passes on to the second group. If they get it right, they put a circle on the box and so on. In the event that one group has made a mistake or cannot translate a box, then the other group has a go, and if correct gets to put a cross. Each group has to try to block the other while trying to connect as many boxes as possible. The first group to connect 5 boxes is the winner.

By Annelise76

French Au College - writing in coloured chunks

French Au College - writing in coloured chunks

French. A writing frame to scaffold pupils' work on the topic of Mon College (My School). Pupils use the scaffold to write extended sentences. Provide them with red, green, blue and black pens to write the different chunks in different colours. Red for verb + infinitive, green for connectives, blue for opinions. This makes writing more fun and kinaesthetic. It also means pupils take care over their writing. Pupils can see immediately how each chunk is used in a sentence. Pupils can immediately see when they are over using or under using one element. The worksheet is provided in Word so you can choose to remove the English for pupils who don't need it. Suitable for KS3 or KS4 foundation tier.

By veverett

Au College Coffee Splat gap fill

Au College Coffee Splat gap fill

An interesting new take on gap fill activities. The text is obscured by a coffee spill. Pupils have to read and work out the complete text. They then use this as a model for their own writing. The topic is Au College (My School) and it is suitable for KS3 or KS4. The texts are built from opinions, verb + infinitives and connectives.

By veverett

GCSE French My School. Developing Spontaneous Speaking.

GCSE French My School. Developing Spontaneous Speaking.

A speaking activity for GCSE French to practise developing answers and speaking spontaneously. Topic "My School" One worksheet (best expanded and printed on A3) supports pupils in giving extended and complex answers. Get pupils to practise with a series of partners, reducing their dependence on the sheet as the activity progresses. The other sheet gives models of the kind of answers pupils can give. All the language for these answers is on the spontaneous speaking sheet. Rather than first going through and giving pupils the English for the sheet, give them both sheets at once and they will find the words they need for themselves. The language and skills modeled here can be transferred to other topics.

By veverett

French GCSE My School. Responding spontaneously to questions.

French GCSE My School. Responding spontaneously to questions.

Designed to equip pupils to respond spontaneously to questions in the speaking or the writing exams. In a structured series of activities, it shows how to take key words from the question to get started with an answer. Then pupils develop the ability to develop an answer which will meet the key exam criteria of giving opinions, justifying them, referring to past and future, and narrating events. The last activity shows pupils how they can successfully answer any question, even if they get a question in the exam they don't fully understand.

By veverett

GCSE French Photo Card - My School

GCSE French Photo Card - My School

A speaking activity and resource to support pupils in describing pictures for the GCSE speaking exam. Topic "My School". Pupils use options from the sheet to build detailed and complex descriptions of a photo. It is designed to be used with specimen photos from the exam board or pictures in text books. It enables pupils to describe photos containing people in an educational context. Another suggested activity would be for one pupil to use the sheet and their partner has to sketch what they are describing. Pupils can use the sheet to work with a series of partners, reducing their reliance on the sheet. The language modeled in this activity could be transferred to talking about photos in other contexts.

By veverett

French GCSE My School model answer to adapt

French GCSE My School model answer to adapt

A model answer, built from key core language to be adapted (as prompted by the sheet) to create answers to other questions. The topic is My School. The language is designed to meet the key GCSE criteria of detailed description, opinions and reasons, reference to past and future, and narration of events. The answers can be used in preparation for the Speaking or for the Writing exam. This worksheet goes well with the French GCSE My School core language worksheet.

By veverett

French GCSE school topic core language for building answers

French GCSE school topic core language for building answers

A worksheet to focus pupils on using a core of key French language to create answers to GCSE questions on the topic of My School. The language is selected to meet the exam criteria of detailed description, opinions and reasons, reference to past and future, narration of events. Pupils categorise the language given on the sheet and map out which language is key to answering different types of question. They build complex answers using different key elements. The worksheet is structured to make use of the language provided and equip pupils to create complex answers from a core repertoire of key structures. The language and skills developed on this sheet can then be transferred to other topics. A two page worksheet to be copied on A3. By the end of this worksheet, pupils will be building answers suitable for higher tier in writing and speaking.

By veverett

GCSE French "le college" (school) asking and answering questions

GCSE French "le college" (school) asking and answering questions

A structured resource for the new French GCSE to help pupils construct questions. This is a requirement in the speaking exam. It also equips pupils to think about using words from a question in order to give an answer to the question. Uses grids to give pupils options to translate questions and form their own questions. Designed to be doable by GCSE pupils who are studying the topic of "My School" and who have not had experience of formulating questions before. 4 pages (to be copied as 2 A3 sheets),

By veverett