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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.
Les adjectifs devant le nom - lesson
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Les adjectifs devant le nom - lesson

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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. :)
Camino de Santiago - Sept 2016 walk
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Camino de Santiago - Sept 2016 walk

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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.
La poésie - une collection de poèmes
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La poésie - une collection de poèmes

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Included in this document are poems from 6 French authors/poets: de la Fontaine, Apollinaire, Desnos, Rimbaud, Verlaine and Prévert. This document can serve as a reference for students as they progress through the different levels of French. For example, starting in French 1, I have my students present poems from this booklet to the class for a grade. It's a great way to work on pronunciation.
Object pronouns (d.o.p, i.o.p, y, en) - resource/big picture
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Object pronouns (d.o.p, i.o.p, y, en) - resource/big picture

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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.
Verb overview (indicative)
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Verb overview (indicative)

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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.
Verbs - a big picture
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Verbs - a big picture

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A resource to help students understand the 'big picture' of verbs in French. Fellow teachers - Please consider a purchase from my store. You won't miss the $2+, but it will make a world of difference to me. Plus - you'll be getting something useful for your students! :-) Merci.
French pronunciation, simplified!
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French pronunciation, simplified!

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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!
Ne...pas goes WHERE? - teaching strategy
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Ne...pas goes WHERE? - teaching strategy

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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!
quel, lequel, ce, celui
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quel, lequel, ce, celui

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This two page, Big Picture document illustrates the differences among QUEL, LEQUEL, CELUI, AUQUEL and DUQUEL. Examples are provided with each item.
Verb Bundle - irregular verbs
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Verb Bundle - irregular verbs

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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
Clothing and colors - lesson
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Clothing and colors - lesson

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This is an introductory PowerPoint on a few basic clothing items and colors. On one of the slides, there's a fun game in which the students trying to say the color of the word listed, not the word itself.
Verb overview - big picture
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Verb overview - big picture

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A basic, big picture visual explanation of verbs I hope you find this document useful! Fellow teachers - Please consider a purchase from my store. You won't miss the $2+, but it will make a world of difference to me. Plus - you'll be getting something useful for your students! :-) Merci.
Handbell set up made easy!
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Handbell set up made easy!

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Does it take your bell choir a long time to set up their bells at the beginning of rehearsal? Do you set up the bells but wish you could have help from someone who knew what to do? Here’s your solution! Each sheet has been marked* with bell assignments for positions 1-11 and 01-02. You simply print the document and place the sheet at each ringer’s position. Your ringers and your helpers can easily find where the bells go and in what order! *extra sheets are provided for you to use if your bell assignments are different from those here.