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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.
Presentation on Paris terror attacks
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Presentation on Paris terror attacks

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A presentation that includes authentic resources, video and a timeline of the Paris attacks. You can add/remove/edit it if you make a copy in your own google account. You can download the doc file, or just go directly to the presentation here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1RA8_XAnzvAq993g2IGI_5IPK1p5X1DmX9EV-Bk6Hygg/edit?usp=sharing
La Famille Bélier - supplemental activities to accompany the songs & film
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La Famille Bélier - supplemental activities to accompany the songs & film

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The film La Famille Bélier was a success in French box offices - and will appeal to teens and young adults. This activity packet includes some supplemental activities to help gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the film. It includes: Song activities for two songs - each song has two versions of a Cloze activity (one with and one without a list of the missing vocabulary words) as well as a translation and comprehension activity. The two songs are "Je Vole" and "En Chantant". A reading activity with comprehension questions in English and French about Louane, the main actress of the movie. A reading activity with comprehension questions in English and French about French Sign Language. An online activity with questions about the film, Michel Sardou, and his reaction to the use of his music in the film. A list of related resources with QR and clickable links. An answer key. While the film is appropriate for teens, there are a couple of scenes that you should definitely preview. If you feel that they are not appropriate for your students, those scenes can easily be skipped without affecting the understanding of the plot.
The -ER Verb song - French er verbs
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The -ER Verb song - French er verbs

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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!
Les Zombies attaquent! - passé composé/imparfait reading - great for sub plans!
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Les Zombies attaquent! - passé composé/imparfait reading - great for sub plans!

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Zombies are attacking the school. A zombie that looks like Steve Buscemi is making lunch out of the principal. And the crazy chemistry teacher is acting like this is just an ordinary day. How will the zombies be stopped? Or will they? This three-page story includes two versions - one with the imparfait and passé composé and one that includes the passé simple for more advanced classes. Includes comprehension questions in English, plus additional activities. Infographic on how to prepare for the zombie apocalypse and other natural disasters too.
 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
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.
French cuisine - Cultural activity unit - readings, posters & more!
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French cuisine - Cultural activity unit - readings, posters & more!

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This unit is a great addition to whatever your current curriculum has for food in France. It doesn't focus on the usual things that kids already know about (sandwiches, hamburgers, pizza & fries) but instead has some good additional material. It includes: 2 reading articles, 1 page each, in both French AND English: one article on fast food in France (fast food, street food, take-out) one article on haute cuisine 1 infographic about dining in France - the order of courses and some rules about manners while eating. 1 internet activity with links for students to research French fast food 1 internet activity with links for students to research fancier food a reading activity on how to read French menus an activity with rubric for students to make their own menus a complete set of printable 8X10 posters that you could print on a printer or have printed on nice photographic paper - 14 different posters featuring French items.
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
3 Mousquetaires - songs/activities to accompany the upcoming comédie musicale
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3 Mousquetaires - songs/activities to accompany the upcoming comédie musicale

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This activity packet is to accompany the upcoming comédie musicale les Trois Mousquetaires, scheduled to open in 2016. It also goes along with some of the songs/videos that will be part of the musical. The website for the show is: https://www.les3mousquetaires-lespectacle.com/ The activity includes: a grammar explanation/activities for the verb manquer cloze activities for the song "un Jour" by Damien Sargue cloze activities for the song "Je t'aime, c'est tout" by Olivier Dion lyric translation activities for both songs a reading about comédie musicale w/comprehension questions in French & English a reading about the story or les 3 mosquetaires w/comprehension questions in French & English an online activity about the upcoming musical a resources page with links to articles and videos from the musical an answer key
La Guerre du Pumpkin Spice Latte -  for intermediate/advanced French learners
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La Guerre du Pumpkin Spice Latte - for intermediate/advanced French learners

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It's fall. The leaves are changing, coats and sweaters are showing up, and the smell of pumpkin spice latte is taking over. But the drink hides a sinister secret that could lead to the downfall of the planet! Who can save us, and what is the secret weapon? A 5 page short story for intermediate/advanced French readers with comprehension questions in French and English, answer key, infographic about pumpkins and related resources sheet.
World War 1 - digital breakout game
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World War 1 - digital breakout game

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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
Last shot - a Movie Talk for French learners
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Last shot - a Movie Talk for French learners

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A cute video about a little girl and her camera. She loves her camera - until it breaks. The camera is heartbroken, so he comes up with a plan to make her love him again. Movietalk guide includes information on the steps for the movietalk as well as a link to the video and a quiz and comprehension activity.
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.
Pere Lachaise - a reading for intermediate/advanced French students
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Pere Lachaise - a reading for intermediate/advanced French students

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At first, this cemetery was an unpopular final resting place and people had to be convinced to bury their loved ones here. Pere Lachaise cemetery is now a tourist attraction in Paris with a waiting list for burials. But why do people want to visit a cemetery? Find out in this reading. A 2 page reading for intermediate and advanced French students. Includes a 10 question multiple choice short answer worksheet in English with answer key as well as related resources.
La Saint Valentin - Readings & Activities for French language learners
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La Saint Valentin - Readings & Activities for French language learners

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Valentine's Day is fast approaching - but so many weird things have been happening on campus lately that Marc and Lola are starting to get worried. Find out what is causing the weirdness in this 4-page story for intermediate/advanced French learners. The story is written in the past tense, using both the passé composé and imparfait. This item includes: 4 page story in French 8 comprehension questions - English and French versions answer key infographic about the language of flowers resources to videos about Valentine's day and the language of flowers
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.
La Tour Eiffel - reading for beg/int French students - Google Drive edition
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La Tour Eiffel - reading for beg/int French students - Google Drive edition

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Everyone now sees the Eiffel Tower as a beloved symbol of Paris. But it wasn't always accepted as such. Find out what the controversy was when the tower was first built and how the tower was saved from demolition only 20 years after it was completed. This version of the item includes a short reading activity on Google slides to be shared via link or Google Classroom. Students can type their answers directly on the slides and share them with you. You can also use the included Google Forms version of the questions - have students type their answers and receive all answers on one convenient spreadsheet. Or even better - use Flubaroo to grade the multiple choice questions and you'll only need to grade the short answer questions! Includes answer key, additional resources AND instructions on how to use the slideshow with students and how to use Flubaroo to grade submissions via Google forms. All slides can be printed if desired