GCSE French My School. Developing Spontaneous Speaking.

GCSE French My School. Developing Spontaneous Speaking.

Watch the video to see how this spontaneous speaking activity works. A speaking activity for GCSE French to practise developing answers and speaking spontaneously. Topic "My School" One worksheet (best expanded and printed on A3) supports pupils in giving extended and complex answers. Get pupils to practise with a series of partners, reducing their dependence on the sheet as the activity progresses. The other sheet gives models of the kind of answers pupils can give. All the language for these answers is on the spontaneous speaking sheet. Rather than first going through and giving pupils the English for the sheet, give them both sheets at once and they will find the words they need for themselves. The language and skills modeled here can be transferred to other topics.
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Before reading La Casa de Bernarda Alba - summary of the play

Before reading La Casa de Bernarda Alba - summary of the play

A summary of García Lorca's play "La Casa de Bernarda Alba" for A Level students. The activity is for pupils to read the summary (in Spanish) looking for the overall structure and key details of the play. They use this to plan a wall display which will be used to keep track of all their learning about the play over a series of lessons. This activity serves as an introduction to reading the play, with pupils scanning through the text to find the stage directions to label their wall display. Includes a summary of the play, lesson and homework tasks and teacher notes.
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An introduction to Act One of La Casa de Bernarda Alba

An introduction to Act One of La Casa de Bernarda Alba

An activity where students meet Act 1 of La Casa de Bernarda Alba for the first time. The resource gives the key events of Act 1. Students skim through the text and put the events in the correct order. Students pick out key quotes for each event. The work can be used as part of an on-going wall display collecting everything the students learn about La Casa de Bernarda Alba over a series of lessons. Students will need a copy of the text of the play in Spanish. Suitable for AS/A Level students.
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An introduction to Act Two of La Casa de Bernarda Alba

An introduction to Act Two of La Casa de Bernarda Alba

This resource is for students meeting the Acto Segundo of García Lorca's play La Casa de Bernarda Alba for the first time. It gives key quotes in the English translation. Students skim through the text to find the quotes in the original Spanish and note the context. The students will require a copy of the Spanish text of the play. The quotes can form part of an on-going wall display bringing together everything they know about the play. The resource is suitable for AS/A Level students and contains key quotes, instructions and teacher notes.
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An introduction to Act Three of La Casa de Bernarda Alba

An introduction to Act Three of La Casa de Bernarda Alba

This is a resource for students who are seeing Act Three of La Casa de Bernarda Alba for the first time. It gives the key events of Act Three in Spanish and with key quotes. Students locate these in the text of the play and make notes on context - who is speaking and to whom. They work out the dramatic intensity of the moment and represent the information on a graph. For homework they are asked to go back to Acts One and Two and make a similar graph. The work can form part of an on-going wall display collecting their knowledge about the play so far. The resource is for AS/A Level students. It contains key moments and quotes, instructions and teacher notes. The students will require a copy of the text of the play in Spanish.
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La Casa de Bernarda Alba. Talking and writing about the themes and symbols.

La Casa de Bernarda Alba. Talking and writing about the themes and symbols.

A speaking activity for students to practise talking spontaneously about key ideas in García Lorca's play La Casa de Bernarda Alba. The resource gives cues (some in Spanish, some in English) for points to make on themes such as fire, water, sewing, depiction of society, psychological analysis. The teacher notes give instructions on how to use a simultaneous translation activity to split the demands of thinking up what to say, from thinking of how to say it in Spanish. One example is given of the kind of ideas expected. Students can then write up their ideas for homework with fuller detail and quotes from the text. This activity assumes that the students have worked through the materials here for Acts One, Two and Three.
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La Casa de Bernarda Alba - big ideas and essay planning

La Casa de Bernarda Alba - big ideas and essay planning

This resource is for students who are familiar with Acts 1, 2 and 3 of García Lorca's play La Casa de Bernarda Alba and who are ready to start thinking about discussing ideas and planning essays. It gives students a range of global ideas about the play to evaluate. Then students are asked to write several versions of the same paragraph in the light of different ideas. For example a paragraph on the character of Martirio will be very different if you think the play is a family drama, a social commentary, or an analysis of repression and desire within the human psyche. The resource is carefully structured to support students with the ideas and information they need. The resource contains the 10 big ideas, structured worksheets and teacher notes. It is suitable for AS or A Level students who are familiar with the three Acts of the play.
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La Casa de Bernarda Alba - from first opening the book, to writing essays.

La Casa de Bernarda Alba - from first opening the book, to writing essays.

You may have students who have never read works of literature in Spanish before. This series of resources introduces students to the text with activities which support them from first meeting the work, reading it for the first time, to discussing ideas and writing essays. It can be used to create a dynamic wall display bringing together students' knowledge of the play as it evolves. Contains activities and teacher notes. Students will need their own copy of the text of the play in Spanish. Use in order: Summary of the play, Act 1, Act 2, Act 3, symbols, 3 minute version, big ideas for essay planning. Please note: This resource is to enable your students to be confident in reading the play in the original Spanish. It is not a substitute for reading the play!
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French GCSE school topic core language for building answers

French GCSE school topic core language for building answers

A worksheet to focus pupils on using a core of key French language to create answers to GCSE questions on the topic of My School. The language is selected to meet the exam criteria of detailed description, opinions and reasons, reference to past and future, narration of events. Pupils categorise the language given on the sheet and map out which language is key to answering different types of question. They build complex answers using different key elements. The worksheet is structured to make use of the language provided and equip pupils to create complex answers from a core repertoire of key structures. The language and skills developed on this sheet can then be transferred to other topics. A two page worksheet to be copied on A3. By the end of this worksheet, pupils will be building answers suitable for higher tier in writing and speaking.
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GCSE French My School. Developing Spontaneous Speaking.

GCSE French My School. Developing Spontaneous Speaking.

Watch the video to see how this spontaneous speaking activity works. A speaking activity for GCSE French to practise developing answers and speaking spontaneously. Topic "My School" One worksheet (best expanded and printed on A3) supports pupils in giving extended and complex answers. Get pupils to practise with a series of partners, reducing their dependence on the sheet as the activity progresses. The other sheet gives models of the kind of answers pupils can give. All the language for these answers is on the spontaneous speaking sheet. Rather than first going through and giving pupils the English for the sheet, give them both sheets at once and they will find the words they need for themselves. The language and skills modeled here can be transferred to other topics.
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French GCSE My School model answer to adapt

French GCSE My School model answer to adapt

A model answer, built from key core language to be adapted (as prompted by the sheet) to create answers to other questions. The topic is My School. The language is designed to meet the key GCSE criteria of detailed description, opinions and reasons, reference to past and future, and narration of events. The answers can be used in preparation for the Speaking or for the Writing exam. This worksheet goes well with the French GCSE My School core language worksheet.
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French GCSE Au College - Speaking and Writing

French GCSE Au College - Speaking and Writing

Resources for French GCSE designed to develop pupils' ability to respond to questions spontaneously, extending answers. The topic is My School (Mon college). For a preview see https://youtu.be/yWhqWlUm5T8
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La Casa de Bernarda Alba - make a 3 minute version

La Casa de Bernarda Alba - make a 3 minute version

This resource enables students to pick out the key moments and quotes for each of the Acts of La Casa de Bernarda Alba. They then use this information to script, learn and perform a 3 minute version of the whole play. It assumes students are familiar with all 3 Acts of the play. They will require a copy of the Spanish text of the play. The resource contains a worksheet, instructions and teacher notes.
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GCSE French Photo Card - My School

GCSE French Photo Card - My School

A speaking activity and resource to support pupils in describing pictures for the GCSE speaking exam. Topic "My School". Pupils use options from the sheet to build detailed and complex descriptions of a photo. It is designed to be used with specimen photos from the exam board or pictures in text books. It enables pupils to describe photos containing people in an educational context. Another suggested activity would be for one pupil to use the sheet and their partner has to sketch what they are describing. Pupils can use the sheet to work with a series of partners, reducing their reliance on the sheet. The language modeled in this activity could be transferred to talking about photos in other contexts.
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French GCSE My School. Responding spontaneously to questions.

French GCSE My School. Responding spontaneously to questions.

Designed to equip pupils to respond spontaneously to questions in the speaking or the writing exams. In a structured series of activities, it shows how to take key words from the question to get started with an answer. Then pupils develop the ability to develop an answer which will meet the key exam criteria of giving opinions, justifying them, referring to past and future, and narrating events. The last activity shows pupils how they can successfully answer any question, even if they get a question in the exam they don't fully understand.
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GCSE French "le college" (school) asking and answering questions

GCSE French "le college" (school) asking and answering questions

A structured resource for the new French GCSE to help pupils construct questions. This is a requirement in the speaking exam. It also equips pupils to think about using words from a question in order to give an answer to the question. Uses grids to give pupils options to translate questions and form their own questions. Designed to be doable by GCSE pupils who are studying the topic of "My School" and who have not had experience of formulating questions before. 4 pages (to be copied as 2 A3 sheets),
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French Mon College (My School) building sentences from chunks

French Mon College (My School) building sentences from chunks

French Mon College (My School) worksheet developing pupils' ability to develop their own writing using chunks of language. The worksheet is designed to be doable using language on the sheet. The language is introduced with short parallel texts in English and French where the pupils find the language they are going to need for the rest of the lesson. The language used is opinions, verb + infinitive and connectives, along with vocabulary for the topic of school.
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Au College Coffee Splat gap fill

Au College Coffee Splat gap fill

An interesting new take on gap fill activities. The text is obscured by a coffee spill. Pupils have to read and work out the complete text. They then use this as a model for their own writing. The topic is Au College (My School) and it is suitable for KS3 or KS4. The texts are built from opinions, verb + infinitives and connectives.
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French Au College - writing in coloured chunks

French Au College - writing in coloured chunks

French. A writing frame to scaffold pupils' work on the topic of Mon College (My School). Pupils use the scaffold to write extended sentences. Provide them with red, green, blue and black pens to write the different chunks in different colours. Red for verb + infinitive, green for connectives, blue for opinions. This makes writing more fun and kinaesthetic. It also means pupils take care over their writing. Pupils can see immediately how each chunk is used in a sentence. Pupils can immediately see when they are over using or under using one element. The worksheet is provided in Word so you can choose to remove the English for pupils who don't need it. Suitable for KS3 or KS4 foundation tier.
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French Star Wars

French Star Wars

This is a Word document for pupils to work on on a computer. Save the file where they can open it and save it to their own area. It is designed to be doable using language pupils discover on the sheet. It is suitable for Year 9 or KS4.
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French vacances holidays model writing or translation for KS3 or KS4

French vacances holidays model writing or translation for KS3 or KS4

A series of model texts on Les Vacances / Holidays for KS3 or KS4 French. The first text is annotated as an example. Pupils then annotate the other examples. They can translate them into English or use them as a model for their own writing in French. Suitable for working individually, in pairs, or shared out between groups working with colours and large pieces of paper.
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French Holidays /En Vacances scaffolded writing suitable for KS3 or KS4

French Holidays /En Vacances scaffolded writing suitable for KS3 or KS4

French writing resource on the topic of Holidays / Les Vacances. Scaffolded with whole sentences which are to be sorted and then lifted to create writing about a series of pictures. Uses opinions, perfect tense, near future to be re-used in chunks by pupils without necessarily having to conjugate the verbs for themselves at this stage. Suitable for KS3 or KS4. Designed to be doable using the information/language on the page. Copy as 2 A3 sheets. Pictures included.
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