French Christmas Activities | Le Noël en France Reading

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Imagine igniting the holiday spirit and curiosity of your French 1 and 2 students with the French Christmas traditions of a city in France that time forgot. Transport your students to Alsace with beautiful photos of and comprehensible input paired with the authentically compelling text about les marchés de Noël en France!

Explore with your students the town that the artists from Disney used to design the set for Beauty and the Beast for its 17th century historic charm and Christmas spirit.

Finding a cultural reading with relevant activities that your French 1 students can actually understand can be challenging for comprehensible input classrooms. Look no further for a colorful Christmas activity on the festive traditions in France designed especially for French 1 or 2 novice students!

These Noël en France activities for novice learners emphasize high-frequency verbs while presenting authentic French culture. Yes, you can teach about fun Christmas traditions while presenting real culture in the target language!

In this French culture activity and reading passage on Riquewihr, a small town in Alsace, France, students use the comprehensible and high-frequency present-tense verbs to navigate the new vocabulary. While mastering their new language, they're enjoying the beautiful photos and clear explanations of the Christmas markets via the comprehensive glossary.

It also includes 4 creative and higher-level thinking extension activities.

1. Draw your own market using elements from the reading

2. Write an article for a newspaper for tourists

3. Write a postcard for a friend explaining the traditions of the markets

4. Do online research, explain, and draw the cuisine of Riquewihr.

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NO PREP! Just print the reading and pages for extension activities. Have students work through the reading together and then choose their desired project to show their understanding.

The reading in French details the basic traditions with the products, practices, AND perspectives of Riquewihr's history, language, and traditions, according to ACTFL guidelines. Your middle or high school French students will be challenged and still comprehend the input they read, while learning about authentic French culture!

Each high-frequency verb is highlighted and meanings are provided.

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Total Pages
8 pages
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Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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