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I'm a French teacher in the USA. I've been teaching levels 1-4 for 27 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 have many items available in both digital and print versions.

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I'm a French teacher in the USA. I've been teaching levels 1-4 for 27 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 have many items available in both digital and print versions.
French clothing unit - Google Drive edition
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French clothing unit - Google Drive edition

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This item is a unit that will round out your clothing/fashion discussion. It includes activities for multiple levels, in a variety of difficulty levels. It includes: A clothing vocabulary notebook - 35 slides with different clothing items, one per slide. A clothing activity notebook - slides for students to complete after learning clothing vocabulary. The activities include: * drag the items to the correct side (masculine/feminine) * Match the description to the photo. * FITB with the missing words (vocabulary provicded) * Write a short description of the clothing worn in the photo. * Upload a selfie and describe what you are wearing * Shop online for various items * Three reading activities (intermediate/advanced students): haute couture, fashion in France and Coco Chanel. Includes questions for each reading section. You can share these notebooks with your students, no paper prep required! Remove any slides you don't want them to do. Includes answer key for activity slides.
Extra! French - worksheets to accompany episode 11 - Les Vacances
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Extra! French - worksheets to accompany episode 11 - Les Vacances

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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 a word spiral puzzle a crossword puzzle fill in the blanks Scrambled sentences a word search puzzle 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 11: Les vacances with subtitles: http://youtu.be/k9xvwSvUVL0
Emmanuel Macron - reading for Int/Adv French learners
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Emmanuel Macron - reading for Int/Adv French learners

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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.
Digital Escape Game - To Kill a Mockingbird
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Digital Escape Game - To Kill a Mockingbird

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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.
Eiffel Tower - comprehensible input lesson for French learners
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Eiffel Tower - comprehensible input lesson for French learners

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Comprehensible input is important in a world languages class - but you can't always do stories. This is a lesson that uses target structures in a comprehensible way to teach about a non-fiction topic - the Eiffel Tower. The text is appropriate for 2nd semester French and later. The target structures are: n’aimaient pas - didn’t like laid(e) - ugly on peut - one can The lesson includes: ➯a 29-slide powerpoint with repetition of the target vocabulary ➯ a text version of the powerpoint ➯ comprehension questions ➯ a grammar explanation and exercises for the pronoun 'on' ➯ a story retell sheet with photos - one for writing, one for oral retell ➯ a list of associated videos and websites ➯ a complete answer key
Digital Escape Game - Black History Month
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Digital Escape Game - Black History Month

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Celebrate Black History Month by having your students play this fun game. The local museum is hosting an exhibit but the prize item is locked up tight in a box! Without the codes to unlock it, the museum can’t put it on display. Help them out by finding the 5 codes that will unlock the box and save the day. This item will have students learning about 5 prominent African-Americans: Martin Luther King, Jr. Shirley Chisholm Guion S. Bluford, Jr. Ruby Bridges Barack Obama You will need internet access to do this activity - students can work in teams if you don’t have enough devices for an entire class. To find the codes students will be using video, primary sources and articles written about the subjects. Includes answer key with hints in case your students get stuck. 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.
La Navidad - Digital Escape Game
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La Navidad - Digital Escape Game

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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.
Stromae - a short reading for intermediate students w/ text-dependent questions
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Stromae - a short reading for intermediate students w/ text-dependent questions

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Stromae has been a hit in Europe for several years, but now he's taking North America by storm! Read about how his career developed and how the events in his life have affected his music. 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.
Extra! French - worksheets to accompany episode 4 - Sam trouve du Travail
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Extra! French - worksheets to accompany episode 4 - Sam trouve du Travail

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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
Le Sport en France - readings and activities
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Le Sport en France - readings and activities

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This activity packet includes a set of 8.5X11" printable posters for French sports vocabulary, 3 readings about professional sports, PSG, and la Pétanque, and an Infographic about the Tour de France. There are comprehension questions (in English) for the three readings, as well as an answer key. Also includes a worksheet for students to fill out about their favorite sport and an activity about MJC registration.
Extra! French - worksheets to accompany episode 10 -Annie proteste
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Extra! French - worksheets to accompany episode 10 -Annie proteste

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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 a word spiral puzzle a crossword puzzle fill in the blanks Scrambled sentences a word search puzzle 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 10: Annie proteste with subtitles: http://youtu.be/zNF8QdHJQMo
Pip - movie talk for French learners
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Pip - movie talk for French learners

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Pip dreams of being a guide dog, but he’s too small. What he lacks in size, he makes up for in effort. But sometimes, even your best isn’t good enough. Will Pip be able to overcome his challenges and be the hero he wants to be? This item includes a pre and post viewing activity worksheet for students, a teacher instruction page, a story script and an answer key as well as a link to the video. Also includes a link to a Textivate activity and printable gap fill and jumbled sentence activity. This is easily suitable for level 2 French students, and could be adapted to more advanced levels by adding/removing some of the details in the story. The target vocabulary is: aveugle il marche ne peut pas The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/07d2dXHYb94
D-Day - Digital escape game
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D-Day - Digital escape game

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You are a member of the French resistance and you’re waiting for the Allies to begin their invasion to liberate Europe. You have your orders - but they are locked in a box with several locks in order to keep them from falling into the wrong hands! You’ll need to find the secret codes that allow you to unlock the box and read your orders. This activity is in English. It have 5 lock activities that will require students to learn about the disinformation campaign prior to D-Day, the role of the Resistance, the Pointe-du-Hoc mission, the sheer number of people and vehicles involved in the invasion, and the American cemetery where many of the service men and women are buried. 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.
Extra! French megabundle - includes activities for all 13 episodes
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Extra! French megabundle - includes activities for all 13 episodes

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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 spread the episodes out over the course of a semester, but you could do them more or less frequently. 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. For each episode you will find activities such as: 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 a word spiral puzzle a crossword puzzle fill in the blanks Scrambled sentences a word search puzzle 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.
Grammar Snacks - French -re verbs
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Grammar Snacks - French -re verbs

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Need a quick lesson on French -re verbs? This powerpoint and handouts explain the concept clearly and concisely with more detail and examples than most textbooks have. Go through the powerpoint with your students as they take notes on the handouts. Includes examples in context.
Moi, Super Héros - French writing activity unit
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Moi, Super Héros - French writing activity unit

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This unit can be used throughout the year to practice different verb tenses, or as a review for the end of the year. It includes several writing activities requiring the use of the present, passé composé, imparfait, future and conditional tenses. Each activity has a brief explanation of how to use the necessary verb tense. Once students have written their paragraphs about their superhero (or supervillain!) they can make a poster showing off different aspects of their hero: who they are and what their powers are, what their costume looks like, what they will and won’t do with their powers, how they got their powers, and the grand finale: who would win in a superhero vs. supervillain matchup.
Spanish imperfect o preterito digital game
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Spanish imperfect o preterito digital game

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Can your students understand when to use the preterito and when to use the imperfecto? This game will help them practice choosing between the two tenses. 30 different questions - each is a sentence in English where you would use either the imperfecto or the preterito to write the same sentence in Spanish. Choosing correctly moves you on to the next question, choosing incorrectly causes you to go back and repeat the questions in that section. Students do not need to have mastered how to form either tense in Spanish, this game is just to practice getting the concept of what things require each of the tenses. Includes a Google drive, Powerpoint, and PDF version of the game. Share with students as an individual assignment or work through the activity as a class on a smartboard.
French digital game - direct and indirect object pronoun
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French digital game - direct and indirect object pronoun

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This game will allow your students to practice choosing the indirect or direct object pronouns le, la, les, l’, lui and leur. Each sentence has a direct object, indirect object or both - which must be replaced in the second version of the sentence. Includes a Google drive, Powerpoint and PDF version of the game. Share with students as an individual assignment or work through the activity as a class on a smartboard.
The Unfair Game - Extra French episode 4
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The Unfair Game - Extra French episode 4

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Your students will love and hate the Unfair Game! After watching episode 4 of Extr@, open the gameboard and let students pick questions. If they answer correctly, they can keep the points or pass them to another team - but they won’t know how many points they’ve “won” until they make their decision. This item contains instructions for the game and two Powerpoint game boards - one in English, one in French. The boards are fully editable, so adjust the questions and point values as needed for your classes.
French digital game - quel, quelle, quels and quelles
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French digital game - quel, quelle, quels and quelles

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This game will allow your students to practice choosing between the different forms of the word quel. Each sentence is missing a word and students will choose between quel, quelle, quels and quelles. Includes a Google drive, Powerpoint and PDF version of the game. Share with students as an individual assignment or work through the activity as a class on a smartboard.