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I'm a French teacher in the USA. I've been teaching levels 1-4 for 21 years. I enjoy making products that students will enjoy reading. I am an early adopter when it comes to technology in the classroom and I plan to start making resources in digital versions for Google classroom/drive soon.

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I'm a French teacher in the USA. I've been teaching levels 1-4 for 21 years. I enjoy making products that students will enjoy reading. I am an early adopter when it comes to technology in the classroom and I plan to start making resources in digital versions for Google classroom/drive soon.
Un Diner Special - story for int/advanced French - Thanksgiving story

Un Diner Special - story for int/advanced French - Thanksgiving story

A bull, a pig and a turkey have noticed the special season - and the magic of the holidays. They make a plan to celebrate a "tanksgeevink" like never seen before. But what could possibly go wrong? Find out in this story for intermediate and advanced French students. Includes a 4-page story in the passe compose and imparfait, comprehension questions in English and French, additional activities, an infographic comparing Thanksgiving in Canada and the US and a list of related video resources.
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Christmas in France - magazine and activities - le Noel en France

Christmas in France - magazine and activities - le Noel en France

A 26-page printable pdf magazine about the holiday season in France. Includes songs, recipes, traditions, vocabulary, shopping, etc. in the magazine. Worksheets include a letter to Pere Noel, New Year's resolutions, vocabulary matching, true or false and more! Full color magazine can be printed in color or black and white.
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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - reading for int/adv French learners

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - reading for int/adv French learners

Antoine de Saint-Eupéry is one of the best-known French authors for his beautiful story about Le Petit Prince. But he is also an interesting person with a courageous story and background. Learn about his life in this reading for intermediate and advanced French students. Item includes: 2-page reading comprehension questions in French and English answer key additional resources guide
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Earth Day - Digital Escape Game

Earth Day - Digital Escape Game

Breakouts can be fun, but also tricky if you don’t have the equipment or the time to set one up. Avoid the hassle by playing digitally! All you need is enough devices for students to work in small groups and Internet connectivity. This breakout explores the challenges facing our planet. It includes: Deforestation Plastic Pollution Arctic Ice Melt Green Classrooms Endangered Species Includes detailed instructions for teacher and answer key.
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Digital Escape Game - Quebec Province

Digital Escape Game - Quebec Province

Escape games can be fun, but getting the locks and other items together can be tricky. A digital escape game avoids that issue, all you need is access to the Internet on any sort of device! This escape game is about the province of Quebec. Some of the sites are in French, but all have English versions - so you can use this for beginning French students as well as more advanced students. A detailed teacher’s guide is included with information on each clue and how to find the answer. This game includes the topics of: Notre Dame de Montréal Plains of Abraham Chutes of Montmorency Québec Carnival les Canadiens
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Digital Escape Game - US history, early 21st century

Digital Escape Game - US history, early 21st century

Escape games can be fun, but getting the locks and other items together can be tricky. A digital escape game avoids that issue, all you need is access to the Internet on any sort of device! This escape game is about US history between 2000-2016. A detailed teacher’s guide is included with information on each clue and how to find the answer. Please note: the video about Hurricane Katrina does show a dead body floating in the water, face down. Please use your discretion as to whether or not your students are mature enough for this video. This game includes the topics of: 9/11 attacks Hurrican Katrina Iraq War The Great Recession Election of Obama
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Digital Escape Game - the Spanish-Speaking World

Digital Escape Game - the Spanish-Speaking World

Breakouts can be fun, but also tricky if you don’t have the equipment or the time to set one up. Avoid the hassle by playing digitally! All you need is enough devices for students to work in small groups and Internet connectivity. This breakout explores the topic of the Spanish-speaking world. It includes: Peru Mexico Costa Rica Argentina Chile Includes detailed instructions and answer key.
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Loire Valley Châteaux - Digital Escape Game

Loire Valley Châteaux - Digital Escape Game

Digital escape games can be fun, but they can be a pain with all of the locks. This digital escape game doesn’t require any locks at all - just devices with access to the Internet! It is about the castles of France and includes the following topics: Chenonceau Chambord Blois Amboise Villandry Includes detailed teacher guide and answer key.
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Digital Escape Game - The French Revolution

Digital Escape Game - The French Revolution

Breakout games are a great way to get your students excited about learning. A digital breakout is even better - no locks to deal with and no papers to hide! This digital breakout is about the French Revolution. Students will learn about the Marseillaise, Marie Antoinette, the execution of Louis XIV, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Bastille Prison. While looking at the resources, they will collect the clues that allow them to open the lockbox with the keys to the prison cell where a loved one is being kept. This item is in English; it is suitable for both history and French language classes. Note about digital breakouts, as they are new to the educational scene and can be confusing for those who have never done an 'escape the room' type game: The first clue will always be the most difficult for them. Once they figure that out, the others will be easier because they will get the idea of how things work. They will mouse over the images, looking for the hand or arrow that lets them know that it's a link. Once they open the link, they'll want to read the page, watch the video, etc. The clues are hidden in there. The tricky part is that they don't know which clue is on which page - they have to work together, think about what they're looking for, and think about what they've learned on each page. They know that they need certain things to open the locks - but they can't be sure if they've got it until they try it. If they try a word or a number and it doesn't work, they can keep trying until they figure out what it's supposed to be. For sure it is a challenging activity - the first time I did one, my students were pretty confused. I guided them to opening the first clue but then told them they'd have to figure out what exactly they were looking for. Most of them did end up solving the puzzle, but a few groups were one clue short of solving it. Since you have the answers, you can guide your students if they need it. I had some groups who would never get the clue if I didn't nudge them in the right direction. But I also had some who didn't want any help and relished the challenge. It's not really a question/answer sort of thing since that would be just a scavenger hunt or research project. They have to discuss what they think might be the most important things on each page and go from there.
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Cathedrals of France - Digital Escape Game

Cathedrals of France - Digital Escape Game

Digital escape games can be fun, but they can be a pain with all of the locks. This digital escape game doesn’t require any locks at all - just devices with access to the Internet! It is about the cathedrals of France and includes the following topics: architecture Chartres Paris Reims Beauvais Includes detailed teacher guide and answer key.
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Digital Escape - Spain - in both English AND Spanish versions

Digital Escape - Spain - in both English AND Spanish versions

Escape games can be fun, but if you don’t have the kit with locks, they can be tricky to do. Here’s a completely digital escape game - no/low prep, you just need to make sure that your students have access to Google Sites! This game is about the country of France and some interesting historical and tourist sites - nothing about Paris! Students will learn about the Barcelona, Pamplona, Valencia, Granada and Segovia. There are two versions of the game - one in English (for general culture and lower level Spanish classes) and one in Spanish (clues and resources are in Spanish - challenging, meant for upper levels and heritage speakers). Be aware that escape games are meant to be challenging - your students will have to work together, read the clues carefully, and be willing to take risks in order to crack the codes. The teacher’s guide includes all of the information and hints you need to help students who get lost along the way.
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La Navidad - Digital Escape Game

La Navidad - Digital Escape Game

Escape games can be fun, but also tricky if you don’t have the equipment or the time to set one up. Avoid the hassle by playing digitally! All you need is enough devices for students to work in small groups and Internet connectivity. This game explores the topic of la Navidad. While the breakout itself is in English, most of the sites the students will need to solve the puzzles are in Spanish. It would be appropriate for 2nd year and later Spanish classes. The escape includes the following subjects: las Posadas la Misa del Gallo los Reyes Magos Tamales las Velitas Includes detailed instructions and answer key. Great for use as an introduction to the holiday or as a review.
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Digital Escape Game - Cinco de Mayo

Digital Escape Game - Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is almost here! Your friend from Puebla has sent you some candies form Mexico, but in order to open the box and retrieve them, you will have to figure out the codes that open the locks by learning about Cinco de Mayo and the traditions surrounding it. This is a challenging activity that students will need to work together and think critically in order to complete. Some readings are in English while others are in Spanish. This digital breakout game includes the following topics: Mole Poblano Benito Juarez Mariachi Music Ignacio Zaragosa The Battle of Puebla You can have students do this activity individually or in small groups. You do need internet access to do the activity. You may want to check to be sure that your district allows access to google sites before purchasing this item, you can use this link as a test to see that it works: Joyeux Noel. Note about digital breakouts, as they are new to the educational scene and can be confusing for those who have never done an ‘escape the room’ type game: The first clue will always be the most difficult for them. Once they figure that out, the others will be easier because they will get the idea of how things work. They will mouse over the images, looking for the hand or arrow that lets them know that it’s a link. Once they open the link, they’ll want to read the page, watch the video, etc. The clues are hidden in there. The tricky part is that they don’t know which clue is on which page - they have to work together, think about what they’re looking for, and think about what they’ve learned on each page. They know that they need certain things to open the locks - but they can’t be sure if they’ve got it until they try it. If they try a word or a number and it doesn’t work, they can keep trying until they figure out what it’s supposed to be. For sure it is a challenging activity - the first time I did one, my students were pretty confused. I guided them to opening the first clue but then told them they’d have to figure out what exactly they were looking for. Most of them did end up solving the puzzle, but a few groups were one clue short of solving it. Since you have the answers, you can guide your students if they need it. I had some groups who would never get the clue if I didn’t nudge them in the right direction. But I also had some who didn’t want any help and relished the challenge. It’s not really a question/answer sort of thing since that would be just a scavenger hunt or research project. They have to discuss what they think might be the most important things on each page and go from there.
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Digital Escape games - Spanish Bundle

Digital Escape games - Spanish Bundle

Escape games can be fun, but if you don’t have the kit with locks, they can be tricky to do. This item is a set of five completely digital escape games - no/low prep, you just need to make sure that your students have access to Google Sites! The games are in a mixture of English and Spanish, so you can use them with a variety of levels.
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Digital Escape Game - Madrid

Digital Escape Game - Madrid

Escape games can be an excellent method of getting students involved in learning, but if you don’t have the kit with locks, they can be tricky to do. Here’s a completely digital escape game - no/low prep, you just need to make sure that your students have internet access and can use Google forms! This escape game will have students learning about the sights and monuments in Madrid, including Porto Alcala, Gran Via, the Prado Museum, Retiro Park and the Royal Palace. Be aware that escape games are meant to be challenging - your students will have to work together, read the clues carefully, and be willing to take risks in order to crack the codes. The teacher’s guide includes all of the information and hints you need to help students who get lost along the way.
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Intermediate French Readings - Bundle #1

Intermediate French Readings - Bundle #1

Includes 5 articles for intermediate to advanced French students. Each article is followed by a 2-page worksheet with text-dependent questions to help you prepare your students with skills that they will need on high-stakes testing.
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French biographies bundle #1

French biographies bundle #1

If you like to read about people of the French-speaking world, this handy bundle combines 6 of my short reading/activity selections into one bundle. Each article includes a 2-page text in French about the person, a set of comprehension questions in both English and French, an answer key, and a list of resources to find more information.
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Intermediate French readings bundle #2

Intermediate French readings bundle #2

Includes 5 articles for intermediate to advanced French students. Each article is followed by a 2-page worksheet in both English and French versions. A great sub plan with little preparation necessary.
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Comprehensible Input for beginning French learners - Bundle #1

Comprehensible Input for beginning French learners - Bundle #1

This is a set of 6 lessons in very simple French, lessons you can do as early as first semester. Each lesson consists of a powerpoint and printable activities. Start with the powerpoint, and use it as a means to get lots of repetition. As you read each slide, you can ask questions so the students hear the vocabulary and structures many times. Once they are comfortable with the story and have heard it and asked questions about it, the activities can serve to reinforce the new language.
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Comprehensible Input for beginning French learners Bundle #2

Comprehensible Input for beginning French learners Bundle #2

This is a set of 6 lessons in easy French - somewhat more difficult than the stories in Bundle #1, but still with limited vocabulary and grammar so they can be used as early as the second semester of study. Each lesson consists of a powerpoint and printable activities. Start with the powerpoint, and use it as a means to get lots of repetition. As you read each slide, you can ask questions so the students hear the vocabulary and structures many times. Once they are comfortable with the story and have heard it and asked questions about it, the activities can serve to reinforce the new language.
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Science bundle - readings for intermediate/advanced French learners

Science bundle - readings for intermediate/advanced French learners

If you like to read about science, this handy bundle combines 6 of my short reading/activity selections into one bundle. Each article includes a 2-page text in French about the person, a set of comprehension questions in both English and French, an answer key, and a list of resources to find more information.
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American History Escape Bundle - digital escaps games

American History Escape Bundle - digital escaps games

This is a set of 9 different US History breakout games. No prep required - just have student access to internet and and at least one student in each group needs a Gmail/Google account! Each game is good for either an introduction to the topic, or as a review for the topic. The games are challenging, but a lot of fun for students.
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Sidney Crosby - reading activity packet - passé composé vs. imparfait

Sidney Crosby - reading activity packet - passé composé vs. imparfait

Reading activity about Sidney Crosby includes: • 2 page article • vocabulary list - blank for students to fill in, French definitions, and English definitions • Explanation of imparfait or the passé composé - how to recognize them and when to use them. Does NOT focus on how to form them, only passive recognition and translation. • Worksheet on imparfait ou passé composé. • short quesitons and timeline worksheet.
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