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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.
Petit Papa Noel - activities to accompany the song
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Petit Papa Noel - activities to accompany the song

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Petit Papa Noel is a French holiday classic. This activity packet will help you to use the song in your classes. It includes 2 cloze activities of the lyrics (one with and one without the vocabulary list) and a reading passage about the song and Tino Rossi. Also includes a list of links where you can watch various versions of the song.
Digital Escape Game - France
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Digital Escape Game - France

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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 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.
Digital Escape Game - Mardi Gras
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Digital Escape Game - Mardi Gras

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Mardi Gras is here! Your friend has sent you some beads, but you can't open they box they're in without figuring out the codes to the locks. Learn about Mardi Gras and open the box to get your prize. This is a challenging activity that students will need to work together and think critically in order to complete. All readings are in English. This digital breakout game includes the following topics: Krewes Throws The Cajuns King's Cake Calculating the Date of Mardi Gras 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.
Paris monuments - reading bundle
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Paris monuments - reading bundle

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This bundle includes articles about 6 Paris monuments: the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Versailles, Pere Lachaise Cemetery and Notre Dame. Each article is 7 pages - a cover, 2 page article, 2 page multiple choice comprehension questions in English, a resources page and an answer key. Some of the articles are easier (Louvre, Notre Dame and Eiffel Tower) while the others are more intermediate/advanced level.
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.
Zinedine Zidane - reading for intermediate/advanced French learners
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Zinedine Zidane - reading for intermediate/advanced French learners

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Zinedine Zidane is the greatest soccer player in French history - and one of the greatest that the world has ever seen. Follow his career from humble beginnings all the way to the very top of the sport. This 2-page reading for intermediate and advanced French learners tells the story of this organization. Includes 2-page question worksheet in both French and English plus answer key and related resources sheet.
Extra! French - worksheets to accompany episode 3 - Sam a un rendez-vous
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Extra! French - worksheets to accompany episode 3 - Sam a un rendez-vous

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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 brief grammar explanation - the expression avoir mal à word search label the vocabulary sheet for body parts, with and without hints Scrambled sentences
Un Viaje a España - Internet activity unit
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Un Viaje a España - Internet activity unit

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This activity unit has everything you need for your students to plan a virtual trip to Madrid! Air travel, hotels, shopping, meals, transportation, museums, events and budget 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 as well as a QR link to a page with clickable links. Planning travel is a useful skill for all students but it's also a fun activity to do.
Vietnam War - Digital Breakout
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Vietnam War - Digital Breakout

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Breakout games are fun, but setting them up takes time. This digital breakout is a timesaver! No locks or prep, all you need is a set of devices with Internet access. Play the game in small groups or individually. This breakout includes: The Tet Offensive the Gulf of Tonkin Incident Ho Chi Minh Protests at home the Fall of Saigon Land Mines Includes detailed instructions and an answer key.
the Métro - a cultural unit about tranportation in Paris
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the Métro - a cultural unit about tranportation in Paris

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This unit includes readings and other activities about the Metro system and other transportation in Paris. It includes: • articles: how to use the Metro, history of the Metro, rules of etiquette, the Vélib', other means of transportation • an activity on how to navigate the Metro (including a printable map of the Metro lines, although it's much easier if you have the free maps given out in Paris) • a set of printable flashcards with important terms posters - a set of 16 printable 8.5X11 vocabulary mini-posters with image and definition • a crossword puzzle for vocabulary items • a word search puzzle for vocabulary items • a set of 32 printable Bingo cards to play vocabulary bingo
Joe & the talking sandwich - French reading/sub activities
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Joe & the talking sandwich - French reading/sub activities

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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!
Elephants in danger - a reading for intermediate/advanced French learners
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Elephants in danger - a reading for intermediate/advanced French learners

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Elephants are an intelligent and useful species. Unfortunately, they are being hunted to extinction for their tusks. Learn about how the ivory trade is affecting the ecosystem and the history of the trade. This 2-page reading for intermediate and advanced French learners tells the story of this organization. Includes 2-page question worksheet in both French and English plus answer key and related resources sheet.
Le Piton de la Fournaise - A reading for intermediate/advanced French learners
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Le Piton de la Fournaise - A reading for intermediate/advanced French learners

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Le Piton de la Fournaise is located on Reunion, a French department. It is also one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Learn about its history and effects on the island in this article with questions and resources. This 2-page reading for intermediate and advanced French learners tells the story of this organization. Includes 2-page question worksheet in both French and English plus answer key and related resources sheet.
The Concorde - a reading for int/adv French learners
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The Concorde - a reading for int/adv French learners

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The Concorde was an amazing piece of machinery, able to transport passengers from Paris to New York in less than 3 hours. It was also very safe, with only one fatal accident in 27 years of operation. What made this aircraft different from other jets, and why did operation of the Concorde cease? This 2-page reading for intermediate and advanced French learners tells the story of the Concorde. Includes 2-page question worksheet in both French and English plus answer key and related resources sheet.
The TGV - a reading for int/adv French learners
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The TGV - a reading for int/adv French learners

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Much of France gets around the country not by airplane, but by train - a Really Fast Train. The train is called the TGV, and it is not only cheaper and more convenient than air travel within France, it's almost as fast! Learn about the development and features of the TGV system in this reading activity set. This 2-page reading for intermediate and advanced French learners tells the story of the Concorde. Includes 2-page question worksheet in both French and English plus answer key and related resources sheet.
The Large Hadron Collider - reading for intermediate/advanced French students
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The Large Hadron Collider - reading for intermediate/advanced French students

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What is the Large Hadron Collider? Why are some people worried that its existence could cause the end of the world? What are scientists doing with it? And what would happen if you put a person in front of the beams? Find out the answers to all of these in this article for intermediate/advanced French students. Includes a 2-page worksheet with comprehension/text-dependent questions - both in English AND in French, so you can use it for different levels.
School in France - Internet activty packet
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School in France - Internet activty packet

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An Internet activity packet that includes worksheets for the Bac, school schedules, school supplies, the MJC, school lunch program, grading, and more! Includes links to the websites your students will find useful for completing the activities. Use each section on its own, or complete them all as a unit on the French education system.
Paul Bocuse - a reading for French learners
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Paul Bocuse - a reading for French learners

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Paul Bocuse was a deity among the French lovers of gastronomy. His recent death in January 2018 was mourned by foodies all over the world, but especially in his hometown of Lyon. Share the biography of 'chef Paul' with your students in this reading for French learners. Includes a version for intermediate/advanced in the past tense as well a simpler, shorter version for beginners. Includes comprehension questions as well as a postcard activity and links to related videos and websites.
Chez McDo
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Chez McDo

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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. Along with the article, there is a 1-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. This article is written for intermediate to advanced French students.