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

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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.
Marie Antoinette - a reading activity for French learners
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Marie Antoinette - a reading activity for French learners

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Let them eat cake! Marie Antoinette never said this, but most people don't know more about her than that famous 'quote.' Learn about the real woman who was the Queen of France during the most difficult period in French history. From her marriage to Louis through her execution by the guillotine, this article will educate and challenge your French students. Includes a 2-page article in French, comprehension questions in both French and English, an infographic about the guillotine and an answer key.
La Belle Soeur - short story for beginning/intermediate French learners
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La Belle Soeur - short story for beginning/intermediate French learners

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Lucie and Annie are sisters. Annie is very jealous - she will get her revenge on her popular sister in a devious plan that involves mud, bacon and blue dye. Find out what happens next in this story for French learners. This activity packet includes a 2 page story - appropriate for 2nd semester and later French students, with comprehension questions and other activities. Also includes an infographic about perfume and other scent. This activity could also be used as a sub activity.
Christmas in France - magazine and activities - le Noel en France
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Christmas in France - magazine and activities - le Noel en France

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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.
US Constitution - Digital Breakout Game
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US Constitution - Digital Breakout Game

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Breakouts are fun for students, but can require a lot of prep work and supplies. This one avoids that issue by being entirely digital! All you need for this activity is enough devices for each group to have 1-2 to work on and internet access. The breakout has students finding the codes to unlock the locks and rescue the Constitution from being destroyed. To find the codes, they will be learning about: The First Continental Congress The Federalist Papers The 3/5 Compromise The Bill of Rights Ratification Item includes detailed instructions and answers for the breakout and a link to the breakout website.
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.
Thomas Pesquet - Comprehenisble Input for beginning French learners
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Thomas Pesquet - Comprehenisble Input for beginning French learners

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Thomas Pesquet is a French astronaut who recently spent 6 months on board the ISS. Your students can learn more about him while getting lots of CI and repetition. This lesson is for beginning French learners - even as early as first semester, once you've taught them a few basic vocabulary words. It focuses on the following phrases and words: il quitte la terre pendant le voyage il fait dans l'espace The lesson includes: A 25-slide powerpoint biography about Pesquet and his trip to the ISS a printable version of the story on a single page comprehension questions about the story a grammar explanation and practice worksheet about the je, il and elle form of er verbs guided story retell and rewrite sheets with images from the powerpoint additional resources page answer key
Ancient Rome - digital breakout game
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Ancient Rome - digital breakout game

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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.
La Bise - a story for French learners - Google Drive edition
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La Bise - a story for French learners - Google Drive edition

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Bryan is an American who is visiting France. He doesn't want to be rude, so he's prepared himself for the French custom of La Bise. But unfortunately, he didn't listen to the entire explanation in French class! Bryan's trip starts out fine but his cultural misunderstandings get him into more and more trouble. This Google drive activity includes a 3 1/2 page story - appropriate for 2nd semester and later French students, with comprehension questions and other activities. Also includes a map about La Bise with questions and an infographic about French prisons (a topic that comes up in the reading) with comprehension questions. This activity could also be used as a sub activity.
La Martinique - comprehensible input lesson for French learners
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La Martinique - 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 - la Martinique. The text is appropriate for 2nd semester French and later. The target structures are: n'étaient pas est mort(e) a détruit The lesson includes: • a 37-slide powerpoint with repetition of the target vocabulary • a text version of the powerpoint • comprehension questions • a grammar explanation on recognizing the passé composé • 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 - Saint Patrick's Day - Irish culture and history
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Digital escape game - Saint Patrick's Day - Irish culture and history

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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 access to Google Sites! This escape game will have students learning about Irish history and culture. It includes leprechauns, Fion mac Cumhaill, bagpipes, Saint Patric and the Hill of Tara. Perfect for use as a Saint Patrick’s Day lesson, or just to learn about the history of the country. 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.
Notre Dame - reading for beginning/intermediate French learners
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Notre Dame - reading for beginning/intermediate French learners

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Notre Dame de Paris is a symbol of Paris with a rich history - it just celebrated 850 years of service. But the history wasn’t always pleasant. This article tells the story of this beautiful church, written in simplified French for beginning and intermediate students. A 2 page reading for beginning and intermediate French students. Vocabulary and grammar are simple enough - present tense with some passe compose and imparfait - so that a first year, second semester class would be able to read and understand the writing. Includes a 9 question multiple choice short answer worksheet in English with answer key as well as related resources.
Digital Escape games - Spanish Bundle
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Digital Escape games - Spanish Bundle

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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. 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.
Cathedrals of France - Digital Escape Game
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Cathedrals of France - Digital Escape Game

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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.
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.
La Bise - a story for French learners
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La Bise - a story for French learners

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Bryan is an American who is visiting France. He doesn't want to be rude, so he's prepared himself for the French custom of La Bise. But unfortunately, he didn't listen to the entire explanation in French class! Bryan's trip starts out fine but his cultural misunderstandings get him into more and more trouble. This activity packet includes a 3 1/2 page story - appropriate for 2nd semester and later French students, with comprehension questions and other activities. Also includes a map about La Bise with questions and an infographic about French prisons (a topic that comes up in the reading) with comprehension questions. This activity could also be used as a sub activity.
Nancy Wake - reading & questions for intermediate/advanced French
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Nancy Wake - reading & questions for intermediate/advanced French

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Nancy Wake was a heroine of the French resistance. She had an amazing story full of adventure and close calls while fighting the Nazi occupation in France. A two-page article suitable for intermediate/advanced French students. Includes a worksheet with questions in both English and French, with answer key. Also includes a list of videos and related sources.
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