Hero image

Teach With A Twist's Shop

My resources are all about teaching languages, mostly French and Spanish and some are specific to the MYP or DP language acquisition courses. Let me know if there are games you'd like me to make for you, send me your feedback or comments! I would love to hear how I can improve my resources for everyone and for my students too!

My resources are all about teaching languages, mostly French and Spanish and some are specific to the MYP or DP language acquisition courses. Let me know if there are games you'd like me to make for you, send me your feedback or comments! I would love to hear how I can improve my resources for everyone and for my students too!
IB DP /MYP French B Images for orals: Option La santé-4 pictures-3 captions each
teachwithatwist

IB DP /MYP French B Images for orals: Option La santé-4 pictures-3 captions each

(0)
These pictures can be used for oral exams for simply for practice. Each document presents the same image with 3 different captions so it can be used for several students. You can see the pictures and captions in the preview document. They can be used for high phases MYP students too as a practice to an oral task. These are word documents which will allow you to change it to a caption which would best suit what you have done in class. All images are mine (now you know how I spend the holidays!!! EATING!) Other options (leisure etc.) to come!
IB DP French B - Text types practice for paper 2 (Individual Word docs can be edited)
teachwithatwist

IB DP French B - Text types practice for paper 2 (Individual Word docs can be edited)

(2)
Bonjour! For each text type, you will find: • The conventions for the text type • An example text (between 250-300 words) • A simple format for students to plan their own written text (this is only for them to plan, not to write the whole essay) • A list of connectors and how to use them My students really like to see the same format – after a couple of times, they know exactly what to expect and how to approach the task. I also noticed that they tend to anticipate all the elements correctly because the process is repetitive. Recommendations for use (this is how I do it! You might want to approach it differently!) 1. Before studying a new text type, I usually ask the students to brainstorm what they think is necessary to include in the format we are looking at. 2. We then use the example text to look at their suggestions and see if they missed anything. 3. Students see the checklist and highlight each part in the example text. 4. Students write their main ideas + examples on the blank outline on a topic taken from a past exam paper. 5. Students write their own text, following their plan (the teacher can check it first to make sure they are on the right track or students can check each other’s - a great exercise too as it trains students to give feedback) You can also use the texts to review vocabulary!   All text types are available in one file for $11 in pdf (cannot be edited) or $13 in Word (can be edited). The following text types are included: Courriel (Coutumes et traditions: un échange scolaire) Blog (Science et technologie: les transports du future) Critique (film / chanson / livre) (Les loisirs: critique du film Les jours de pluie) – c’est un film qui n’existe pas! Discours / Présentation orale (Les loisirs / diversité culturelle: débat sur une loi pour les chansons francophones à la radio) Guide de recommandations (La santé: guide pour réussir les examens sans trop stresser) Lettre (La santé: Lettre au directeur d’un hôpital) Page de journal intime (Diversité culturelle : Une rencontre pleine de stéréotypes) Tract / Brochure (Diversité culturelle : La diversité culturelle à l’école) Article de journal / magazine (Science et technologie : La course aux nouvelles technologies et ses effets) Dissertation (Science et technologie : La recherche spatiale) Interview / Entretien (Coutumes et traditions : Deux élèves de pays différents pour la semaine internationale) Rapport / Compte rendu (Les loisirs : Evaluation d’une excursion qui s’est mal passée)
BOUM! Imparfait et passé composé review - end of year / end of unit game
teachwithatwist

BOUM! Imparfait et passé composé review - end of year / end of unit game

(0)
This is a team game in which students choose a number out of 25 and complete the sentence in the tense indicated on the slide they chose. Watch out, there are 6 bombs in the game! All instructions on the last slides of the game. Click "Read only" to open the game! BOUM! LANGUAGE OBJECTIVE OF THE GAME: • To write complex sentences using the imperfect and perfect tense. PREVIOUS Grammar KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: • Conjugation of perfect / imperfect tenses • Use of perfect / imperfect tenses • Structure Imperfect + quand + perfect tense (e.g. je marchais dans la rue quand je suis tombée) MATERIALS NEEDED: Each team will need a small whiteboard, board marker and eraser (If those are not available, scrap paper does the job too!) HOW TO PLAY: This game can be played individually or in groups. Group games are more fun! To be more effective, avoid having groups of more than three students. 1. Teams first name themselves (a French name of course!) and take it in turns to choose a number. 2. Once a team has chosen a number and it is not a bomb, all teams attempt to write a sentence. The sentence must relate to the picture(s) and use both the imperfect and perfect tenses. Teachers can decide on which sentences to accept! I usually let the student make any sentence at all, as long as there is a clear link to the picture and I only concentrate on the verb conjugations. I accept small mistakes such as prepositions etc. 3. The team who chose the number has priority: they show their answer first. If their sentence is correct, they win the amount indicated on the slide. If it is not correct, the other teams show answer and they all have a chance to win half of the amount indicated on the slide. 4. The teacher must keep a record of how much each team wins on the board. (I like to use fake money I printed and laminated and give it for each correct answer! The kids love it!) 5. If a team uncovers a bomb, they lose all their money. There are 6 bombs in total. 6. The team with the most money wins. The game can go on for a long time, so the teacher can choose when to stop it. You will notice that as students choose a number, it changes colors – this will allow you to track the numbers that have already been called. Click on the little house in the right hand corner to go back to the numbers slide!
IBDP French Ab initio oral questions bank: Environnements urbains et ruraux
teachwithatwist

IBDP French Ab initio oral questions bank: Environnements urbains et ruraux

(0)
This is a compilation of questions to ask during oral exams. These questions can be asked as practice and they will really push students to think deeper about the topics. The questions are organized under the following recommended ab initio topics under the theme "environnements urbains et ruraux": - Géographie physique / météo - Préoccupations environnementales - Questions mondiales - Villes et services / voisinage There are approximately 15 questions per section. Also available: questions on "Individu et société". I am still working on the last theme, loisirs et travail. Check back in soon!
Differentiated French Battleship Game Adverbs of Frequency - Bataille Navale - adverbes de fréquence
teachwithatwist

Differentiated French Battleship Game Adverbs of Frequency - Bataille Navale - adverbes de fréquence

(0)
The same game with 3 different levels to differentiate! Teachers can print and laminate and use board markers to ensure the product is re-usable. It looks much better in color! Instructions are included in the document! LANGUAGE OBJECTIVES OF THE GAME: • Students practice making full sentences using adverbs of frequency • Students practice vocabulary • Students practice forming negative sentences This game allows the teacher to circulate and monitor, help students with pronunciation or those who have difficulties forming sentences. PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: • Adverbs of frequency + their place in the sentence • Vocabulary of activities DIFFERENTIATED GAMES: • One game with verbs conjugated in the first person for students who have difficulties with conjugation • One game with verbs in the infinitive for students who can conjugate the verbs themselves. • One game with a blank column for students to write their own favorite activities and conjugate the verbs
French Future tenses Grammar Review game - futur immédiat et futur simple
teachwithatwist

French Future tenses Grammar Review game - futur immédiat et futur simple

(0)
This is a team game in which students choose a number out of 25 and write a sentence in the tense indicated on the slide they chose. Watch out, there are 6 bombs in the game! Click "Read only" to open the game! LANGUAGE OBJECTIVE OF THE GAME: • Write full sentences using the future tenses (simple and immediate) • Review numbers The teacher can use this game as a formative assessment or as review or just to have fun with grammar! PREVIOUS GRAMMAR KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: • Conjugation of regular / irregular verbs in the future simple • Immediate future formation MATERIALS NEEDED: Each team will need a small whiteboard, board marker and eraser (If those are not available, scrap paper does the job too!) HOW TO PLAY: This game can be played individually or in groups. Group games are more fun! To be more effective, avoid having groups of more than three students. 1. Teams first name themselves (a French name of course!) and take it in turns to choose a number. 2. Once a team has chosen a number and it is not a bomb, all teams attempt to write a sentence. They must use the verb indicated on the slide to make a sentence that relates to the picture. Teachers can decide on which sentences to accept! I usually let the student make any sentence at all, as long as there is a clear link to the picture. Click the picture of the house in the right hand corner to go back to the numbers grid. 3. The team who chose the number has priority: they show their answer first. If their sentence is correct, they win the amount indicated on the slide. If it is not correct, the other teams show answer and they all have a chance to win half of the amount indicated on the slide. 4. The teacher must keep a record of how much each team wins on the board. (I like to use fake money I printed and laminated and give it for each correct answer! The kids love it!) 5. If a team uncovers a bomb, they lose all their money. There are 6 bombs in total. 6. The team with the most money wins. The game can go on for a long time, so the teacher can choose when to stop it. You will notice that as students choose a number, it changes colors – this will allow you to track the numbers that have already been called.
French Battleship Adverbs of Frequency - Adverbes de fréquence - Bataille navale
teachwithatwist

French Battleship Adverbs of Frequency - Adverbes de fréquence - Bataille navale

(1)
Teachers can print and laminate and use board markers to ensure the product is re-usable. It looks much better in color! Instructions are included in the document! Paid version available with 3 differentiated levels! LANGUAGE OBJECTIVES OF THE GAME: • Students practice making full sentences using adverbs of frequency • Students practice vocabulary • Students practice forming negative sentences This game allows the teacher to circulate and monitor, help students with pronunciation or those who have difficulties forming sentences. PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: • Adverbs of frequency + their place in the sentence • Vocabulary of activities DIFFERENTIATED GAMES: • One game with verbs conjugated in the first person for students who have difficulties with conjugation • One game with verbs in the infinitive for students who can conjugate the verbs themselves. (NOT AVAILABLE IN FREE VERSION) • One game with a blank column for students to write their own favorite activities and conjugate the verbs (NOT AVAILABLE IN FREE VERSION)
End of year grammar review game - les pronoms relatifs (qui, qui, où, dont)
teachwithatwist

End of year grammar review game - les pronoms relatifs (qui, qui, où, dont)

(0)
This is a team game in which students choose a number and write a sentence with the pronoun indicated. Watch out, there are 6 bombs in the game! When you open the game, you will be prompted for a password - please ignore this and click "READ ONLY" to start the game. BOUM! LANGUAGE OBJECTIVE OF THE GAME: • Write full sentences using relative pronouns • Practice AP / DP vocabulary The teacher can use this game as a formative assessment or as review or just to have fun with grammar! PREVIOUS GRAMMAR KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: • Use of relative pronouns: où, qui, que, dont, MATERIALS NEEDED: Each team will need a small whiteboard, board marker and eraser (If those are not available, scrap paper does the job too!) HOW TO PLAY: This game can be played individually or in groups. Group games are more fun! To be more effective, avoid having groups of more than three students. 1. Teams first name themselves (a French name of course!) and take it in turns to choose a number. 2. Once a team has chosen a number and it is not a bomb, all teams attempt to write a sentence. They must use the prompt and relative pronoun indicated on the slide. (Click the picture of the house in the bottom right hand corner to go back to the numbers grid.) 3. The team who chose the number has priority: they show their answer first. If their sentence is correct, they win the amount indicated on the slide. If it is not correct, the other teams show answer and they all have a chance to win half of the amount indicated on the slide. 4. The teacher must keep a record of how much each team wins on the board. (I like to use fake money I printed and laminated and give it for each correct answer! The kids love it!) 5. If a team uncovers a bomb, they lose all their money. There are 6 bombs in total. 6. The team with the most money wins. The game can go on for a long time, so the teacher can choose when to stop it. You will notice that as students choose a number, it changes colors – this will allow you to track the numbers that have already been called.
BOUM! French Grammar Game-Irregular Verbs: Faire Avoir Aller Etre- End of year/End of unit
teachwithatwist

BOUM! French Grammar Game-Irregular Verbs: Faire Avoir Aller Etre- End of year/End of unit

(1)
This is a team game in which students choose a number and write a sentence with the verb indicated. Watch out, there are 6 bombs in the game! All instructions on the last slides of the game. Click "read only" to open the game. Download the free example to see how it works! BOUM! When you open the game, you will be prompted for a password - please ignore this and click "READ ONLY" to start the game. LANGUAGE OBJECTIVES OF THE GAME - Write full sentences using four main irregular verbs in the tense indicated by the teacher (être, avoir, faire, aller) - Review numbers The teacher can use this game as a formative assessment or as review or just to have fun with grammar! PREVIOUS GRAMMAR KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: - Conjugation of être, avoir, faire, aller in the tense required by the teacher - Use of prepositions of place, direction etc. - Structure “faire + du” MATERIALS NEEDED: Each team will need a small whiteboard, board marker and eraser (If those are not available, scrap paper does the job too!) HOW TO PLAY: This game can be played individually or in groups. Group games are more fun! To be more effective, avoid having groups of more than three students. 1) Teams first name themselves (a French name of course!) and take it in turns to choose a number. 2) Once a team has chosen a number and it is not a bomb, all teams attempt to write a sentence. They must use the verb indicated on the slide and the sentence must relate to the picture. Teachers can decide on which sentences to accept! I usually let the student make any sentence at all, as long as there is a clear link to the picture, even if it’s just a color for example. (Click the picture of the house in the bottom right hand corner to go back to the numbers grid.) 3) The team who chose the number has priority: they show their answer first. If their sentence is correct, they win the amount indicated on the slide. If it is not correct, the other teams show answer and they all have a chance to win half of the amount indicated on the slide. 4) The teacher must keep a record of how much each team wins. (I like to use fake money I printed and laminated! The kids love it!) 5) If a team uncovers a bomb, they lose all their money. There are 6 bombs in total. 6) The team with the most money wins. You will notice that as students choose a number, it changes colors – this will allow you to track the numbers that have already been called.
Differentiated Battleship - Bataille Navale - Faire du sport
teachwithatwist

Differentiated Battleship - Bataille Navale - Faire du sport

(0)
The same game with 3 different levels to differentiate! Teachers can print and laminate and use board markers to ensure the product is re-usable. It looks much better in color! Instructions are included. LANGUAGE OBJECTIVES OF THE GAME: • practice making full sentences conjugating “faire” + using preposition “de” • practice vocabulary of sports • practice forming negative sentences (e.g. je ne fais pas de natation) This game allows the teacher to circulate and monitor, help students with pronunciation or those who have difficulties forming sentences. PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: • The verb “faire” conjugation • Sports • Use of preposition “de” • Using “de” in negative sentences (e.g. Je ne fais pas de natation) DIFFERENTIATED GAMES: • One game with the verb “faire” conjugated and the appropriate preposition • One game with different subjects for students to conjugate “faire” and the appropriate conjugation • One game with a blank column for students to write their own subject + conjugation of “faire” and the preposition
Differentiated Battleship game - Avoir dans le cartable - bataille navale with vocab in my bag pack
teachwithatwist

Differentiated Battleship game - Avoir dans le cartable - bataille navale with vocab in my bag pack

(0)
The same game with 3 different levels to differentiate! Teachers can print and laminate and use board markers to ensure the product is re-usable. It looks much better in color! Instructions are included in the document. LANGUAGE OBJECTIVES OF THE GAME: • Students practice making full sentences conjugating the verb “avoir” • Students practice vocabulary of what’s in their backpack • Students practice forming negative sentences to say they don’t have something This game allows the teacher to circulate and monitor, help students with pronunciation or those who have difficulties forming sentences. PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: • The verb “avoir” conjugation • Objects in your backpack • Using “de” in negative sentences (e.g. Je n’ai pas DE gomme) DIFFERENTIATED GAMES: • One game with the verb “avoir” conjugated • One game with different subjects for students to conjugate “avoir” • One game with a blank column for students to write their own subject + conjugation of “avoir”
First year French review game - Des questions personnelles! Tout sur moi.
teachwithatwist

First year French review game - Des questions personnelles! Tout sur moi.

(0)
This is a team game in which students choose a number out of 25 and answer the question indicated on the slide they chose. Watch out, there are 6 bombs in the game! All instructions on the last slides of the game. BOUM! When you open the game, you will be prompted for a password - please ignore this and click "READ ONLY" to start the game. LANGUAGE OBJECTIVE OF THE GAME: • Write full sentences to answer questions about yourself • Review numbers 1-25 MATERIALS NEEDED: Each team will need a small whiteboard, board marker and eraser (If those are not available, scrap paper does the job too!) HOW TO PLAY: 1. Teams first name themselves (a French name of course!) and take it in turns to choose a number. 2. Once a team has chosen a number and it is not a bomb, all teams attempt to write a sentence. They must use the verb indicated on the slide to make a sentence that relates to the picture. Teachers can decide on which sentences to accept! I usually let the student make any sentence at all, as long as there is a clear link to the picture. (Click the picture of the house in the bottom right hand corner to go back to the numbers grid.) 3. The team who chose the number has priority: they show their answer first. If their sentence is correct, they win the amount indicated on the slide. If it is not correct, the other teams show answer and they all have a chance to win half of the amount indicated on the slide. 4. The teacher must keep a record of how much each team wins on the board. (I like to use fake money I printed and laminated and give it for each correct answer! The kids love it!) 5. If a team uncovers a bomb, they lose all their money. There are 6 bombs in total. 6. The team with the most money wins. The game can go on for a long time, so the teacher can choose when to stop it. You will notice that as students choose a number, it changes colors – this will allow you to track the numbers that have already been called. QUESTIONS ASKED IN THE GAME: Comment tu t’appelles ? Tu as des frères et des sœurs ? Quel âge as-tu? As-tu un animal domestique? Quelle est ta couleur préférée? Où habites-tu? Quelle est ta matière préférée? Quel est ton sport préféré? Ça va? Tu es comment? Qu’est-ce qu’il y a dans ta trousse? Qu’est-ce qu’il y a dans ton cartable? Qu’est-ce que tu aimes manger? Qu’est-ce que tu portes au collège? Qu’est-ce qu’il y a dans ta chambre? Il y a combien de pièces dans ta maison? Qui sont les membres de ta famille?
Differentiated Battleship game - Routine matinale - Bataille Navale
teachwithatwist

Differentiated Battleship game - Routine matinale - Bataille Navale

(0)
The same game with 3 different levels to differentiate! Teachers can print and laminate and use board markers to ensure the product is re-usable. It looks much better in color! Instructions are included in the document! LANGUAGE OBJECTIVES OF THE GAME: • Students practice making full sentences using the time and verbs of daily routine, including reflexive verbs • Students practice vocabulary • Students practice forming negative sentences This game allows the teacher to circulate and monitor, help students with pronunciation or those who have difficulties forming sentences. PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: • Daily routine • Telling the time • Reflexive verbs DIFFERENTIATED GAMES: • One game with verbs conjugated in the first person for students who have difficulties with conjugation • One game with verbs in the infinitive for students who can conjugate the verbs themselves. • One game with a blank column for students to write their own favorite activities and conjugate the verbs
Differentiated Battleship - Bataille Navale! Partir + moyens de transport
teachwithatwist

Differentiated Battleship - Bataille Navale! Partir + moyens de transport

(0)
The same game with 3 different levels to differentiate! Teachers can print and laminate and use board markers to ensure the product is re-usable. It looks much better in color! LANGUAGE OBJECTIVES OF THE GAME: • practice making full sentences conjugating “partir” + using preposition “en/à” • practice vocabulary of transports • practice forming negative sentences (e.g. Je ne pars pas en avion) This game allows the teacher to circulate and monitor, help students with pronunciation or those who have difficulties forming sentences. PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: • The verb ���partir” conjugation • Vocabulary of transports • Use of preposition “en” • Using “de” in negative sentences (e.g. Je ne pars pas en avion) DIFFERENTIATED GAMES: • One game with the verb “partir” conjugated and the appropriate preposition • One game with different subjects for students to conjugate “partir” and the appropriate conjugation • One game with a blank column for students to write their own subject + conjugation of “partir” and the preposition
French Grammar Review Games - BOUM! Verbes irréguliers, subjonctif, futur
teachwithatwist

French Grammar Review Games - BOUM! Verbes irréguliers, subjonctif, futur

3 Resources
These 3 team games are really fun and engaging. Students don't even know they are working on grammar! In each game, there are 25 numbers to choose from. Each team picks a number in turns. If they uncover a question, they can answer it for the amount of money on the slide. If they pick a bomb, they lose their turn and their money! Full instructions are included at the end of each presentation. You can download a free example (passé composé et imparfait) in my shop. Each game is available individually for $4.
Réflexion de fin d'année sur la classe de français / End of year reflexion on the French class
teachwithatwist

Réflexion de fin d'année sur la classe de français / End of year reflexion on the French class

(0)
I collated the 5 activities I usually do a the end of the year to help students reflect and go back to what we have done. I usually review those activities with the students but I don't give them a grade for them. I want them to feel free to explore and have fun at the end of the year! They are suitable for different grade, although you may want to alter some of the requirements on the letter - the file is a word doc so it's easy to alter. Included: - 3-2-1 reflection activity (individual) - Advice for next year's class (pair work) - A letter to next year's students (pair work or individual) - The teams of experts (groups of 3 /4) - A commercial for the class (groups of 3-5) I made sure it's a Word document so you can adapt each one to your class if you need to change some of the vocabulary etc. All of these activities will be great to review at the start of the following year, either with the same students or with your next class. Have fun!