MY FIRST WORDS IN FRENCH DISPLAY AND DESIGN POSTERS, with Whole-group Introduction and Practice, ENSEMBLE UN, features 20 high-frequency nouns and sounds in FRENCH. They focus on the definite article in both the masculine and feminine form (18 singular, 2 plural). They introduce children to the 'look' and 'sounds' of FRENCH from the very beginning of their learning, providing them with multi-skill learning opportunities: reading, spelling, listening, speaking and pronunciation, as well as engaging with basic writing to develop their confidence in FRENCH.
The words featured are:
It doesn't matter if some of the words don't feature in your immediate or even longer-term learning plan: the learning display provides children with daily opportunities to engage with the written FRENCH word, to develop their recognition and recall of individual words and cognates, and to begin to link spelling with sound in FRENCH. It also helps them to begin to work out meanings of new and unknown words from visual clues.
Creating a FRENCH 'look' and 'feel' to your classroom and school corridors also promotes FRENCH as a living language, featuring in the everyday life of the school. Children enjoy honing their artistic and design skills by selecting their favorite WOW word to color, label and decorate - this is a great opportunity to work with bilingual dictionaries too. Children also have the additional challenge of writing the correct FRENCH words in their best handwriting, and love to see their work celebrated on classroom and school walls.
Introduce and practice the words, encouraging children to repeat the words in their best FRENCH accent. Developing accurate pronunciation is something that does require a lot of frequent and regular practice, so use the practice activity as often as you can across both a short and longer-term series of lesson, and the entire school year. I've included a set of mini-flashcards (both word and picture) for children to use as an additional learning support resource.
I've described the resource as suitable for ELEMENTARY French, and it's a really useful activity for the first year of middle school French too.
There are two non-editable files in this resource:
The Design and Display posters, with the reference mini-flashcards
The introduction/practice/refresher activity
Please read the TOU carefully - this resource is copyright, and for single-classroom use only.
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