Looking for a way to get your students speaking in the passé composé? Here's a fun activity to use. This activity is ideal for reviewing the passé composé and catching up at the beginning of the school week since it provides students a structured format to discuss what they did over the weekend.
In addition to the 5x5 speaking board, this file also includes a follow-up writing activity and a vocabulary sheet to help review all the necessary vocabulary.
Directions: Students move around the room asking each other questions and trying to find as many positive responses as possible. If a student answers a question affirmatively, the question-asker will have the other student write his/her name in the square provided. For an added incentive, you can make it a competition and have students try to either fill as many squares as possible in a specific time limit or try to find answers in lines of 5 "Bingo" style! Once a student has filled in their speaking board, they can complete the follow-up writing activity writing about what they learned about their classmate's weekends.
To make this activity more complicated, have the students ask follow-up questions such as "Quel film?" or "Où?" to the student who answers affirmatively. This extra information can be included in the box and used on the follow-up writing worksheet.
Then, students can share out what they learned about their classmates' summers as well as share their own information out loud as a class.