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Create an instant introduction to FIRST WORDS IN FRENCH in your classroom!
This resource features 20 high-frequency words and sounds in FRENCH. The words focus on the definite article in both the masculine and feminine form, and I've also included the possessives MON and MA, as well as the pronoun MOI.
The resource introduces 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:
- the apple
- the beach
- the boat
- my brother
- the castle
- my family
- my father
- my grandfather
- my grandmother
- the hat
- me (boy and girl)
- the moon
- my mother
- the pencil
- the shoes
- my sister
- the stars
- the sun
- the tree
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.
Introduce and practice the words, encouraging children to repeat the words in their best FRENCH accent, drawing attention to particular features of FRENCH, such as accents and the role they play in pronunciation. 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 lessons, and the entire school year. I've included a set of mini-flashcards for children to use as a learning support resource.
There are three non-editable files in this resource:
- The Design and Display posters, with the reference mini-flashcards
- The reading and pronunciation practice activity
- The reading and pronunciation practice activity in a format that you can use on a
tablet or similar device, promoting more independent learning in the classroom,
and is perfect for your home school too!
Please read the TOU carefully - this resource is copyright, and for single-classroom use only.