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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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Extra! French - worksheets to accompany episode 2 - Sam fait du shopping

Extra! French - worksheets to accompany episode 2 - Sam fait du shopping

The show Extra! is a thirteen episode series for French language learners. it takes place in a Paris apartment/dormitory and has four main characters - Sam, Nico, Sacha, and Annie. Sam is an American who is trying to learn French as well as to make some new friends. He has a secret that will affect the way he relates to other people. Each episode can stand alone, although it is more interesting to start from the beginning and watch them in order. I usually show these to my second year students during the second semester. They have enough vocabulary to understand most of the dialog by this time. The worksheets provide comprehension checks but also scaffolding resources. In this packet you will find: • vocabulary list with English translations • vocabulary list with no translations - have students fill in while watching • comprehension questions in French • comprehension questions in English • flashcards for the vocabulary list • quick explanation and practice for reflexive verb commands • word search • crossword puzzle • Fill in the Blanks • label the picture worksheet - both with and without a vocabulary list • scrambled sentences worksheet There are many places to view the episodes, youtube has them in both sub-titled and non sub-titled versions. For lower level students, I would suggest the version with French subtitles. Episode 2: Sam fait du shopping with subtitles: http://youtu.be/B4mMdHm1QVc without subtitles: http://youtu.be/op5KoLUXQHs
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Extra! French - worksheets to accompany episode 2 - Sam fait du shopping

Extra! French - worksheets to accompany episode 2 - Sam fait du shopping

The show Extra! is a thirteen episode series for French language learners. it takes place in a Paris apartment/dormitory and has four main characters - Sam, Nico, Sacha, and Annie. Sam is an American who is trying to learn French as well as to make some new friends. He has a secret that will affect the way he relates to other people. Each episode can stand alone, although it is more interesting to start from the beginning and watch them in order. I usually show these to my second year students during the second semester. They have enough vocabulary to understand most of the dialog by this time. The worksheets provide comprehension checks but also scaffolding resources. In this packet you will find: • vocabulary list with English translations • vocabulary list with no translations - have students fill in while watching • comprehension questions in French • comprehension questions in English • flashcards for the vocabulary list • quick explanation and practice for reflexive verb commands • word search • crossword puzzle • Fill in the Blanks • label the picture worksheet - both with and without a vocabulary list • scrambled sentences worksheet There are many places to view the episodes, youtube has them in both sub-titled and non sub-titled versions. For lower level students, I would suggest the version with French subtitles. Episode 2: Sam fait du shopping with subtitles: http://youtu.be/B4mMdHm1QVc without subtitles: http://youtu.be/op5KoLUXQHs
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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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Extra! French - worksheets to accompany episode 1 - L'arrivée de Sam

Extra! French - worksheets to accompany episode 1 - L'arrivée de Sam

The show Extra! is a thirteen episode series for French language learners. it takes place in a Paris apartment/dormitory and has four main characters - Sam, Nico, Sacha, and Annie. Sam is an American who is trying to learn French as well as to make some new friends. He has a secret that will affect the way he relates to other people. Each episode can stand alone, although it is more interesting to start from the beginning and watch them in order. I usually show these to my second year students during the second semester. They have enough vocabulary to understand most of the dialog by this time. The worksheets provide comprehension checks but also scaffolding resources. In this packet you will find: • vocabulary list with English translations • vocabulary list with no translations - have students fill in while watching • comprehension questions in French • comprehension questions in English • flashcards for the vocabulary list • useful words section with translations and explanations • word search • crossword puzzle • cryptogram - one with and one without a help guide. This particular activity is based upon Sam’s mistakes in speaking French. Have students decode the sentences and then correct his errors. There are many places to view the episodes, youtube has them in both sub-titled and non sub-titled versions. For lower level students, I would suggest the version with French subtitles. Episode 1: L’arrivée de Sam with subtitles: http://youtu.be/nV6SDDlc60g without subtitles: http://youtu.be/nftpRbl7r7w
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The -ER Verb song - French er verbs

The -ER Verb song - French er verbs

A catchy, easy song to help your students learn the endings to French ER verbs. It doesn't just teach the endings in order, it also teaches when to use them. Sung to the tune of 'If you're happy and you know it' - it's easy to learn and sing, and helpful!
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Ancient Rome - digital breakout game

Ancient Rome - digital breakout 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 topic of ancient Rome. It includes: the Colosseum the Twelve Tables the Senate Julius Caesar the Roman Army Includes detailed instructions and answer key. Great for use as an introduction to a Rome unit or as a review.
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World War 1 - digital breakout game

World War 1 - digital breakout game

Students love doing breakout games - they are challenging and exciting, but can be a hassle with lock malfunctions and prep time. This is a digital breakout - so all you need is a tablet or laptop with internet access! This breakout includes sections on: submarines trench warfare the assassination of Franz Ferdinand the Armistice the Treaty of Versailles Students will be able to work individually or in groups to solve the clues and find the codes to unlock the box. This item includes a detailed guide to the breakout with answers so you can help your students when they get stuck...or not! Note: If you're not sure if this item will work on your school's computer system, please visit this site to try out a free digital breakout: https://sites.google.com/view/joyeuxnoel
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Digital Escape Game - France

Digital Escape Game - France

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 Pont du Gard, Chartres Cathedral, Lascaux Caves, Mont Saint-Michel, the Loire Valley castles and the alignments of Carnac. The game itself is in English, but if you want to use the activity with more advanced French language learners, you can ask them to use the French version of the official websites (just click on the link on each website). 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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Digital Escape game - Paris

Digital Escape game - Paris

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 city of Paris. It visits the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Conciergerie, Louvre and Arc de Triomphe. Your students will have fun learning about the various historical monuments and attractions while enjoying a competitive game. The game itself is in English, but if you want to use the activity with more advanced French language learners, you can ask them to use the French version of the official websites (just click on the link on each website). 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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Emmanuel Macron - reading for Int/Adv French learners

Emmanuel Macron - reading for Int/Adv French learners

Emmanuel Macron seemingly came out of nowhere to win the French presidential election in 2017. Who is he and why was his new party able to win not only the presidency, but also a majority of seats in the National Assembly? This reading for intermediate and advanced French learners will answer these questions as well as allow students to learn about the campaign platform and French election system. It includes a 2-page reading, comprehension questions in French and English, an infographic about the issues in the election, answer key and links to related videos and websites.
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Digital Escape Game - To Kill a Mockingbird

Digital Escape Game - To Kill a Mockingbird

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 good as an introduction or review to the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. It focuses on the era in which the novel takes place, and will help to give students an idea of the setting. Topics included are: Jim Crow laws, lynching, a biography of Harper Lee, The Scottsboro Boys Trial and Atticus Finch's closing argument. 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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Chez McDo - Google Drive version

Chez McDo - Google Drive version

McDonald's is a familiar place for many travelers visiting France. But it's not identical to the American version. Read about the differences between them and what allowed McDonald's to succeed in the land of gourmet food and 5-course meals - while Burger King failed. A short article for use within Google Drive is included, along with a set of questions in both French and English. Students can type/answer the questions within their drive accounts, OR you can use the forms and Flubaroo to grade it automatically! This is the Google Drive version of this product - it includes instructions on how to access and use the files, as well as how to use google Forms/Flubaroo to grade the questions.
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Extra! French - worksheets to accompany episode 4 - Sam trouve du Travail

Extra! French - worksheets to accompany episode 4 - Sam trouve du Travail

The show Extra! is a thirteen episode series for French language learners. it takes place in a Paris apartment/dormitory and has four main characters - Sam, Nico, Sacha, and Annie. Sam is an American who is trying to learn French as well as to make some new friends. He has a secret that will affect the way he relates to other people. Each episode can stand alone, although it is more interesting to start from the beginning and watch them in order. I usually show these to my second year students during the second semester. They have enough vocabulary to understand most of the dialog by this time. The worksheets provide comprehension checks but also scaffolding resources. In this packet you will find: vocabulary list with English translations vocabulary list with no translations - have students fill in while watching comprehension questions in French comprehension questions in English flashcards for the vocabulary list crossword puzzle word search Scrambled sentences
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Edith Piaf - reading for intermediate French learners

Edith Piaf - reading for intermediate French learners

Edith Piaf is one of the stars of French music. Her songs have been used in countless commercials and shows. She accomplished much in a life cut short by addiction and health problems. This item includes a 3-page reading in French about Piaf's life, followed by comprehension questions in English and French. Also includes links to videos and articles/websites about Edith and an answer key.
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Un voyage à Paris - Internet activity unit

Un voyage à Paris - Internet activity unit

This activity unit has everything you need for your students to plan a virtual trip to Paris! Air travel, hotels, shopping, meals, transportation, museums, spectacles, and budge worksheets - you can use them on a stand-alone basis to address different themes, or together as one big unit. Includes a list of websites that will be useful to complete the project. Planning travel is a useful skill for all students but it's also a fun activity to do.
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Joe & the talking sandwich - French reading/sub activities

Joe & the talking sandwich - French reading/sub activities

Need a fun activity for your students to do while you're out? None of the subs speak French? This activity packet is the perfect plan! Includes 2 versions of a 2-page story. The first is in the present tense for first year students; the second is in the past for second year students. Includes comprehension questions and 2 more activity pages for the story. The second part includes authentic materials - an infographic about sandwiches in France and two menus in French, along with questions. Of course, you could also choose to do this activity when you're not having a sub!
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Les grottes des arts - a reading for intermediate/advanced French students

Les grottes des arts - a reading for intermediate/advanced French students

Learn about the discovery of amazing cave paintings in France - some of the oldest art made by man! Read about how the first cave paintings were nearly destroyed and what lessons were learned that help to save recent discoveries. Along with the article, there is a 2-page worksheet with text-dependent questions. The worksheet is both in English and in French, so you can focus on reading skills or reading and writing.
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Un voyage à Paris - Internet activity unit

Un voyage à Paris - Internet activity unit

This activity unit has everything you need for your students to plan a virtual trip to Paris! Air travel, hotels, shopping, meals, transportation, museums, spectacles, and budge worksheets - you can use them on a stand-alone basis to address different themes, or together as one big unit. Includes a list of websites that will be useful to complete the project. Planning travel is a useful skill for all students but it's also a fun activity to do.
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