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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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La poésie - une collection de poèmes

La poésie - une collection de poèmes

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.
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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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Passé composé REVIEW GAME

Passé composé REVIEW GAME

This game is intended to be used after the passé composé with être and avoir has been taught. Students Roll a die to move along the game board. As they land on different colored circles, students answer a question in order to move on during the next turn. The first student to reach the end WINS! Topics include - telling which helping verb to use; giving the correct past participle and answering specific grammar questions. This game can easily be added to and/or modified to suit your students' needs. Includes 1 game board Helping verb cards - 30 Past participle cards - 30 Chance (grammar) cards - 12 + 3 make your own questions
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Passé composé ou l'imparfait - game

Passé composé ou l'imparfait - game

Passé composé ou l'imparfait - un jeu (PPT) This PowerPoint is a game to play with the class to help students learn which adverbs are used in the passé composé and which are used in the imparfait.
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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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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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Verbs - a big picture

Verbs - a big picture

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.
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Let's talk!  A speaking game

Let's talk! A speaking game

I developed this resource to help my students have something to talk about during tutoring sessions. Instead of the normal 'How was your day/What happened today?' questions, I created an easy scenarios for students to discuss. Students use a pair of dice to find the topic of conversation. For example, a RED die with a roll of 1 might mean the subject of the conversation is "JE" and a GREEN die with a roll of 4 might mean for the student to tell something that happened using the past tense. Included are: 1 easy game in English and 3 in French (with varying levels of difficulty)
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Comparisons and the Superlative - big picture

Comparisons and the Superlative - big picture

This is a big picture explanation of comparisons with adjectives and adverbs as well as an explanation of superlatives with adjectives and adverbs. There is not a lot of text in this explanation, but rather charts that help your students see the differences here.
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Prepositions of time - big picture

Prepositions of time - big picture

In this document you will find two types of big picture explanations of prepositions that express time. The first page is a chart that shows students some of the different prepositions that express time. Included in the chart: à, en, dans, depuis, pendant, pour. On the second page, you will find a brief explanation of il y a, pendant, depuis and pour. All have examples.
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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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Questions - big picture

Questions - big picture

This document helps students in French 1 (or students who are being tutored) to see the big picture about the different ways to ask a question in French.
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Types of pronouns - big picture

Types of pronouns - big picture

Oftentimes, students get confused about the different types of pronouns. In this document, you will find the following types of pronouns listed in a chart with some examples for each type: subject, object (adverbial), direct object, indirect object, reflexive, disjunctive, possessive, demonstrative, relative and indefinite. This chart is useful for tutoring students, as well as for the whole class to use as a reference.
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Pronunciation chart French - resource

Pronunciation chart French - resource

Do your students struggle with proper pronunciation? Do you have a student who says "Bohn-jhour!" ? This chart will help you guide your students to proper pronunciation! This is a chart of 13 consonants (only two are in the preview)
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Verb overview - big picture

Verb overview - big picture

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.
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Reflexive verbs - lesson/resource/big picture

Reflexive verbs - lesson/resource/big picture

INCLUDED: 1) A 26 slide PowerPoint lesson that introduces reflexive verbs 2) A 'big picture' explanation of reflexive verbs, with examples. This is a great multi-level resource that students can use as a reference from one semester to another. The second resource is not an exhaustive examination of reflexive verbs, but the different kinds of reflexive verbs (reflexive, idiomatic and reciprocal) are explained, with examples. Additionally, examples of reflexive verbs in the negative, the imperative and in the passé composé help students to see the placement of 'ne...pas' and reflexive pronouns.
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