Category: French

Elle me dit: Plus!

This year is my ninth year teaching Spanish, but my FIRST year teaching French! After a decade of disuse, I’m brushing off my college minor to teach a two-day/week French course for seventh graders.

Of course I went straight to Martina Bex for CI resources. I’ve had so much success over the years with her Spanish materials, I just had to seek out her French materials as well.

I started the year with Martina’s “Dit” unit and found some additional resources to supplement.

First: a little music:

For the first listen-through, I had my students write two words: “Dit” and “Danse.” Then all they had to do was try and tally how many times each word was said!

This song is so catchy they just had to listen to it again, and I had a cloze worksheet prepared for them: Mika Elle me dit

We had time to watch the video a third time through and just danse danse danse out the door.

The next week, I adapted a well-loved embedded reading, the Grandma story, and created a slideshow with the first four versions.

After reading, discussing, circling, and acting out each version of “Grand-mère,” my students were ready to read the final version for homework: Grand-mère

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