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Experienced teacher of French, native speaker. I create classroom and assessment resources as well as write ebooks in French for students.

Experienced teacher of French, native speaker. I create classroom and assessment resources as well as write ebooks in French for students.
Tenses recap for senior students: indicative, imperative, conditional, subjunctive, infinitive
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Tenses recap for senior students: indicative, imperative, conditional, subjunctive, infinitive

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This A3 sheet recaps how to conjugate verbs in all tenses learnt by senior students. I have provided the filled in table as well as the empty shell. It can be filled in during a revision lesson or over time, or provided already filled in to students. Mine have it next to them each time they write something. It is also a very good visual stimulus to encourage students to use a variety of tenses when writing.
Alibi Game to practise the past tenses
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Alibi Game to practise the past tenses

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This game requires students to ask and answer questions using the passé composé and the imparfait. It can be done as a whole class or in several groups of at least 2 suspects and some detectives. A crime has been committed, suspects arrested and now the detectives will interrogate them to decide if they are innocent or guilty. The powerpoint presentation describes the situation in French and provides the scaffold for the proceedings of the game as well as notes for the teacher. The story can easily be altered.
Revision sheet of Passé Composé rules
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Revision sheet of Passé Composé rules

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This is a recap of how to conjugate the passé composé in an A4 sheet that students can have with them at all times. When practising in class, I number the 4 quadrants, say a sentence in English and ask them which quadrant should I look at to conjugate my verb (e.g. is it avoir normal, is it avoir exception, is it être normal or is it être exception). You can then use this basis to explain all other compound tenses. The students love it!
cards to play a verb game
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cards to play a verb game

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This pdf contains cards that are ready to be printed and cut (guillotined). Print the first 3 pages in one colour, (the subjects / subject pronouns), print page 4 in a different colour (the tenses) and print the remaining pages in a third colour (the verbs). If possible print on thick paper for durability. The students play against each other, possibly in pairs or other groupings, they pick up a card from each pile (colour) and need to conjugate the verb they have picked at the tense they have picked, and with the subject they have picked. This can easily be a filler activity. Print several sets to have several groups play at the same time.
Unjumble the sentences game to practise the passé composé
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Unjumble the sentences game to practise the passé composé

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This can be printed in A4 format and cut out so that students work individually recomposing the sentences. Or it can be printed in A3 format to play a game opposing two teams. In that case, print 2 sheets in different colours and cut out the words of each sentence. The teams will be on each side of a desk and will be presented with the jumbled words of one sentence, face down. One member of each team is allowed to touch the words, the other members can only talk. The teams compete to be the first to form the sentences with the words in the correct order. Once sentence one has been recomposed, change team member and go to the next sentence. Award points and tally to declare the winning team.
Les matières scolaires oral scaffolds
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Les matières scolaires oral scaffolds

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After filling in their timetable on the “Mon emploi du temps” sheet (which contains the correct spelling of subjects) the students will participate in two guided speaking activities: with scaffold 1 they will express what subject they have when and for how long with scaffold 2 they will express their feelings about the subjects. I suggest practising the sentences as they are written on the scaffolds first, in a speed dating situation (students in two circles, the inner one asks the questions and the outer one answers, the inner one moves to the next person on their right after 1 minute). After 5 minutes they swap roles and after a few practices (possibly over several lessons) they can change the words on the scaffolds provided they follow the syntax. These activities help students memorise accurate structures and develop fluency in speaking.
Scope and Sequence for the "Camille et Théo" enhanced book series (past tense).
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Scope and Sequence for the "Camille et Théo" enhanced book series (past tense).

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This document for teachers explains the features of each enhanced book of the “Camille et Théo” series so that they can be used in the classroom as a text for all students, or as a text for identified students for differentiation purposes. This series focuses on learning to manipulate the past tense in French. The enhanced books themselves are available on the Apple Books store.