If your students are anything like mine, they go over and over and over direct and indirect object pronouns from French 2 through French 4 and each encounter is as slow and frustrating as the first time! Argh! What's a French teacher to do??
I created this Flowchart Notes Sheet for students to keep handy in their folder as object pronoun support...and when they use it correctly, it really works!
The flowchart has students ask themselves a series of questions when determining if object pronouns are appropriate and then helps them narrow down their options to the correct pronoun. Over time, these questions become internalized and their answers become reflexive, helping students become more independent and more accurate in using object pronouns in their writing and speaking.
The second page of the document - which I always copy back to back for students - gives students critical practice with object pronoun placement in present tense, passé composé and conjugated verb + infinitive sentences. Each section of the practice sheet is divided by sentence structure with a place for notes on word order at the top, effectively giving students a template to work from in the future.
This resource has really helped my visual and kinesthetic learners master object pronouns over time. Put the blank sheet up on the Elmo or project it on the board and have students fill in the notes along with you or have them try to recall the information in pairs from previous lessons. However you choose to present this resource, it should help students be more independent and supported in their use of object pronouns!