Icebreakers in French and English - back to school activities

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7th - 11th
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These 4 back-to-school activities are my favorite icebreakers at the beginning of the year. They are perfect for the first day of school or anytime during the first week. All activities are available in French or English for the varying levels of students out there.

This PDF now has an interactive layer on the writing pages so you can assign it to your students through Google Classroom. I've added text boxes so students can type right on this document. This is great for distance learning! Find it by clicking "Open Easel Activity" after you purchase this PDF.

Activities include:

1. Find someone who - in the same format as all of my Find someone who... activities, on a printable grid sheet with decorative border

3 versions: In English only, in French with English directions, in French with French directions.

2. Would you rather? (in French or English) - printed on task cards, 24 questions in all. You can pass these out to students, use them as seated partner speaking activities, or put them on the wall and allow students to move through the questions with a partner. I give one question to each student and have them do an around the world activity. There are 6 fun ways to use these detailed in the product.

Also includes Would you rather...? interview style with student writing pages for partner's answers.

The following questions are on a printable page that can be projected or handed out. Both activities are provided entirely in French and entirely in English.

Each activity is also available on a printable page if you would prefer a handout.

3. I'm someone who would...

4. A deserted island

The goal of this activity is to get to know each other. If appropriate, have your students speak as much French as possible, but remember that this is sometimes hard after summer break!

You can mix these up and use them as bell ringers for the entire first week!

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