After years of madness of direct instruction of passé composé where students would forget portions of its structure, I created a sentence sorting activity.
I designed this to use once you I had taught pc with avoir, être and irregular past participles such as lu.
Print each page of sentence pieces on paper in it's color of boxes. Cut them into half or quarter sheets per markings. Distribute with a set of scissors and a glue stick. VOILA! The students will sort it out themselves. (You can also make a class set and not have them glue the pieces.) The kids see it as a game. It is excellent for a substitute folder or as a filler when you are working individually with students and need the others on task for levels that have had past tense as review is always necessary and it takes a while. It is homework that kids see as a change of pace too so I have sent it home as a two day assignment and kids actually liked doing it. (Tape works really well but I haven't gottern around to having schotch tape in class sets yet like I have stocked up on glue sticks and scissors during awesome back to school sales.) Many of my colleagues had class sets of these supplies I was able to borrow too. The nice part is that kids have to use all of the pieces so they have to use être and avoir forms that they either need direct modeling or a written reminder. Because they are randome the kids end up constructing their responses and using inductive learning more than a typical handout. I had a student teacher who really changed how she taught after seeing how this activity worked so much better for her than just explaining it over and over again.
It is a color coded activity. If you can't print on colored paper I would write some terms on each orginal to help organize it.
The color coding also corresponds to the teaching poster I have, called a different take on Dr. & Mrs. Vandertramp.