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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.
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
Mont Saint-Michel reading for French learners - Google drive
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Mont Saint-Michel reading for French learners - Google drive

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The Mont Saint-Michel is one of the most famous tourist attractions in France. It is also the home of some amazing natural phenomena. This article tells the story of the Mount, from its beginnings as a religious community to the most recent issues with the new bridge and environmental problems. Includes version with French text and comprehension questions in English, comprehension questions in French and answer key.
Sous Paris - a short reading with text-dependent questions
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Sous Paris - a short reading with text-dependent questions

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Paris is known as the city of lights, but there is a dark city underneath. Learn about the development of the catacombs and sewer system and the people who now love to explore them. A 2-page article in intermediate French about troglodyte houses and the people who live in them. 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.
Notre Dame - reading for intermediate/advanced French learners
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Notre Dame - reading for intermediate/advanced 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 intermediate and advanced French students. Vocabulary and grammar include present tense with some passe compose and imparfait. Includes a 9 question multiple choice short answer worksheet in English with answer key as well as related resources.
Kylian Mbappé - reading for int/adv French learners
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Kylian Mbappé - reading for int/adv French learners

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Kylien Mbappé is a rising star in soccer and one of the youngest players to ever score a goal in a World Cup final. He helped the French national team to win the championship and is now the talk of the world. Learn about his career and interests off the field in this reading for intermediate/advanced French learners. Included: • 2-page reading in French about Mbappé. Includes passé composé and a couple of passé simple uses, so suitable for 2nd year and later. • comprehension questions in both English and French • answer key • related resources - video links as well as social media and website links to learn more
Le Cinéma en France - reading for int/adv French learners
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Le Cinéma en France - reading for int/adv French learners

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Cinema is not just entertainment, it is an art form. But how did it start, and why do French people have so many movie theaters? Learn about the history of the film industry in this reading for intermediate/advanced French learners. The reading includes passé composé, imparfait, and minimal passé simple so it is best for late 2nd year and beyond, Item includes: 2-page reading in French Comprehension questions in English and French Answer key Links to movie trailers and useful websites
 Un Monde Meilleur - activities for song - future and conditional
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Un Monde Meilleur - activities for song - future and conditional

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Un Monde Meilleur is a recent Keen'V song about a better world and what it would be like. He uses the future and conditional tenses quite a bit in the song. This activity packet contains a page with a grammar explanation and practice, 2 different cloze activities (one with, one without vocabulary list) to be done while listening to the song, a lyric translation activity and a short reading about Keen'V. The activity would likely be good for intermediate/advanced students.
Short story bundle - readings for beginning/intermediate French learners
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Short story bundle - readings for beginning/intermediate French learners

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A bundle of 5 short story/activity sets for beginning and intermediate French readers. Each activity includes a 2-4 page story with limited vocabulary, grammar, questions to accompany the story, plus additional infographics and activities related to the topic of the story. This bundle includes: Joe & the talking sandwich Frankie the Vampire La Bise La Baguette Magique La Belle Soeur
Pets in France - activity unit
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Pets in France - activity unit

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This activity unit focuses on the role of pets (mostly dogs) in French life. Unit includes: Article about dogs in France (in French & English) Article about the problem of dog poop (French and English) comprehension questions in English about articles infographic in French about pets in France w/comprehension questions Online activity for choosing a pet My perfect pet writing activity Resources page with links to videos and websites Set of 14 printable 8X10 vocabulary posters w/pictures of animals
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!
Francophone Africa - comprehensible input lesson for French learners
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Francophone Africa - 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 - Francophone Africa. The text is appropriate for 2nd semester French and later. The target structures are: une langue un pays il y a The lesson includes: ➯a 33-slide powerpoint with repetition of the target vocabulary ➯ a text version of the powerpoint ➯ comprehension questions ➯ a grammar explanation and exercises for de/du/de la/d'/des ➯ a story retell sheet with photos - one for writing, one for oral retell ➯ a list of associated videos and websites ➯ a complete answer key
Saint-Malo: Ville Corsair. Reading and activities for intermediate/adv. French
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Saint-Malo: Ville Corsair. Reading and activities for intermediate/adv. French

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Saint-Malo is a beautiful city that attracts thousands of tourists each day, but it has a somewhat shady past. Learn about the pirates who lived there as well as the fate of the city in World War 2. 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.
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.
Extra! French - worksheets to accompany episode 8 - La Cousine de la Gardienne
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Extra! French - worksheets to accompany episode 8 - La Cousine de la Gardienne

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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 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 8: La Cousine de la Gardienne with subtitles: http://youtu.be/1EWXAkbJGMk without subtitles: http://youtu.be/gCLRjvVz9Sk
Space Exploration - Digital breakout
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Space Exploration - Digital breakout

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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 space exploration. It includes: Sputnik Yuri Gagarin Apollo 11 The Challenger the ISS the future of space exploration Includes detailed instructions and answer key. Great for use as an introduction to a space unit or as a review.
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.
Digital Escape game - Paris
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Digital Escape game - Paris

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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 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.