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Chez Madame Mouritsen

Welcome to my store! I have a variety of resources here, but my area of interest is helping my students see the 'big picture' of what we're studying.

Welcome to my store! I have a variety of resources here, but my area of interest is helping my students see the 'big picture' of what we're studying.
Object pronouns (d.o.p, i.o.p, y, en) - resource/big picture

Object pronouns (d.o.p, i.o.p, y, en) - resource/big picture

This 3 page document helps students see the 'big picture' of object pronouns as well as the importance of prepositions when deciding which object pronoun to use. A flow chart I created leads students to the right choice of object pronoun until the process becomes automatic. The second resource is useful for introducing the topic of object pronouns in lower levels as well as a reference document for students in upper levels. An example is provided for each item.
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15 BIG picture French grammar study guides for teaching, test and exam review

15 BIG picture French grammar study guides for teaching, test and exam review

Do you have a student who struggles in French? Do you have a student who still can't get a certain concept straight, no matter how many times you explain it? This resource is for that student. This resource is for YOU. :-) All of my Big Picture resources are combined in one document to save you money! Some of these documents are listed here individually - click on those links to get a preview of what the resource(s) look like. These documents are great for teaching the specific grammar topic as well as for test and exam review. In this document you will find 18 pages of Big Picture charts and/or explanations for the following: Questions Adjectives Comparisons Expressions of Time Verbs (general) Verbs (indicative) Negation Reflexive verbs Spell change verbs Passé composé Subjunctive Types of pronouns Object pronouns Object pronoun flow chart Demonstrative pronouns
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BUY ME!  :)  Chansons and videos! 37 upbeat songs + 22 videos with active and verified links

BUY ME! :) Chansons and videos! 37 upbeat songs + 22 videos with active and verified links

Are you looking for some upbeat songs and videos to inspire your students but don't have the time to look things up? Get ready to smile! This is a list of 37 songs and 22 short videos WITH LINKS that you can use right away! Some of the songs on the list (19) have my suggestions of grammar/language topics that they can help teach. Some of the songs are just fun to listen to! The page you purchase is a PDF with live links.
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French pronunciation, simplified!

French pronunciation, simplified!

Do you have students who struggle with correct French pronunciation? Of course! We all do! How much time do we spend teaching our newest learners how to properly pronounce words in French ? How often do they remember the correct pronunciation? I developed this system while reflecting on the struggles some of my tutoring students had this year. The MOURITSEN METHOD is easy to use for both teachers and students. You are purchasing a link to a YouTube video as well as supporting documentation. YOU WILL BE DELIGHTED WITH THIS IDEA!
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Verb worksheet for students - big picture

Verb worksheet for students - big picture

This worksheet helps students to see verb formations compared to each other. The following are part of the worksheet: INDICATIVE present -er, -ir,, -re imparfait futur simple conditionnel passé composé plus-que-parfait futur proche passé récent SUBJUNCTIVE present past IMPERATIVE regular irregular
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THE ULTIMATE, HUGE Object Pronoun Packet: direct, indirect, y, en

THE ULTIMATE, HUGE Object Pronoun Packet: direct, indirect, y, en

YOU WILL LOVE THIS PACKET! :-) Included are: THREE powerpoint presentations (2 in French) - lui et leur - direct object and indirect object pronouns - indirect object pronouns * exercises are included on each PPT A THIRTEEN page document that includes: A general introduction to object pronouns Pages that are specific to Y and EN Reference page - pronouns in French A flow chart to help students decide which to use (my students LOVE this!) Using object pronouns in the indicative with a variety of tenses. An exercise using object pronouns *with answers
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Beginning Basics Bundle - 9 French 1 PowerPoints

Beginning Basics Bundle - 9 French 1 PowerPoints

This beginning bundle includes the following: Classroom commands (2 pages) Greetings (8 pages) Numbers (3 pages) Calendar words (4 pages) How to conjugate a verb (12 pages) Comment vous sentez-vous? (1 page) La géographie QUIZ (3 pages) J'aime... (9 pages) Qu'est-ce que tu aimes faire? (6 pages)
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Ne...pas goes WHERE? - teaching strategy

Ne...pas goes WHERE? - teaching strategy

A few years ago, I noticed that my students couldn't remember where to put "ne...pas" in a sentence. It's easy to remember the placement of 'ne...pas' in the present tense, but my students struggled with placement in the passé composé, etc. This simple physical technique that I made up is catchy and easy to remember!
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Les adjectifs devant le nom - lesson

Les adjectifs devant le nom - lesson

A first introduction to adjectives that come before the noun. This is not an exhaustive look at these adjectives, but rather an introduction to BAGS. Included in this document/PowerPoint is a song (with lyrics I wrote!) to help students remember some of these adjectives. Included in the PowerPoint is a recording of the song. :)
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Camino de Santiago - Sept 2016 walk

Camino de Santiago - Sept 2016 walk

This is a PowerPoint presentation of my walk on the Camino in September 2016. The 54 slide presentation gives students an idea of what the walk was like. I have included a page that describes each slide briefly. This PowerPoint can be modified to meet the language needs your students. Additionally, I'm available to answer any questions you might have about the journey. This PPT does not address the religious aspect of the walk.
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Les adjectifs devant le nom - lesson

Les adjectifs devant le nom - lesson

A first introduction to adjectives that come before the noun. This is not an exhaustive look at these adjectives, but rather an introduction to BAGS. Included in this document/PowerPoint is a song (with lyrics I wrote!) to help students remember some of these adjectives. Included in the PowerPoint is a recording of the song. :)
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Final Exam Study Guide for French

Final Exam Study Guide for French

I created this study guide to help students organize what they have learned in my class. This is a packet that your students fill out as they study for the final exam. Included are areas for vocabulary words, a long section on verbs, as well as shorter sections on adjectives, adverbs, question words, quantities and object pronouns. The sections of the packet are short on purpose so students can see The Big Picture and not feel overwhelmed by the details.
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Verb overview (indicative)

Verb overview (indicative)

Need something simple for the student who needs the big picture and how the different indicative tenses compare to each other? This is a visual comparison of the different forms of the imperative, showing the conjugations and a timeline that puts it all into perspective.
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Classroom Commands

Classroom Commands

A Powerpoint presentation that introduces Classroom Commands. Great for the first days of French ! A two page PPT - the first page introduces the list of commands and the second page has the translations.
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quel, lequel, ce, celui

quel, lequel, ce, celui

This two page, Big Picture document illustrates the differences among QUEL, LEQUEL, CELUI, AUQUEL and DUQUEL. Examples are provided with each item.
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Verbs - A  HUGE Big Picture bundle!

Verbs - A HUGE Big Picture bundle!

Included: A basic lesson about conjugating verbs, a simple Big Picture guide, an explanation of the indicative and a worksheet for students.
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Verb Bundle - irregular verbs

Verb Bundle - irregular verbs

A bunch of helpful items for learning verbs! Included are: Ne...pas - teaching strategy (video) A lesson on irregular verbs - ppt Aller - teaching strategy (video) ER verbs with spelling changes - big picture Passé composé with avoir and être - ppt
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