I use this warmer whereby students have to match the quotations with the correct characters to help the students to memorise key quotations for their essays and to remember the plot of the play.
Ciel! Mes livres vénérés! Les vers de mes amis! Déchirés! Démembrés!
Quelle heure est-il?
Qu’avez-vous à la main?
Ouverts à coups d’épée, huit malandrins sanglants illustraient les pavés.
= Deuxième poète
You may choose to have different levels of challenge. For example,
Level 1 = match the cards and discuss the pronunciation.
Level 2 = match the cards , discuss the pronunciation and then have quick fire questions from French to English, whereby 1 student closes their eyes and their partner reads out the quotation cards and the student must say the character from memory.
Level 3 = As Level 2 but the quick fire questions are to say the quotation.
Following checking there are 2 fun games to play, either pelmenism or a game I learnt in Japan called Karuta. In Karuta the students put the names cards to one side and spread out the quotation cards in front of them. I then say the character and the students compete to touch the correct quotation card first. Whoever touches it first wins the card. The student with the most cards at the end of the game wins. The game can of course be played the other way around. The students love this game!