Begin or enhance your classroom discussions about Remembrance Day with this ready-to-print (12 page) activity booklet for your FRENCH students.
This printable booklet is designed to engage your students in Reading, Writing & Math, while touching on the historical importance of Remembrance Day and why we observe this holiday every November 11th.
What's included? ...
A simple drawing & writing activity to begin a conversation about what peace looks like and feels like. Students will describe what it means to live in a peaceful country, and how this makes them feel.
An acrostic poem activity designed to help students develop their vocabulary as it relates to Remembrance Day. Students are encouraged to create a 'rough draft' first and use the template provided to display their final 'good copy'.
**Les Mots Cachés:
A vocabulary activity students can easily complete independently. Students search for words associated with Remembrance Day in the Word Search, and cross the words off the list once they've located them.
**Remplir les Tirets:
This activity tells a short, easy-to-read, story about the history of Remembrance Day and what it means in our lives today. Students can use the word bank to fill in the blanks as they read along. This activity will work to reinforce many of the vocabulary words that appear throughout the booklet.
**Au Champ d'Honneur (Adaptation from 'In Flander's Fields'):
This poem has been adapted from the popular 'In Flander's Fields' poem and translated in French. Students can read this poem on their own, although it may be more beneficial if read aloud and modeled by the teacher first. The idea with this activity is that students will follow along and circle or highlight any unfamiliar words. As a follow-up students will look for these words in the dictionary and create a personal dictionary with definitions/drawings.
**Lance des Coquelicots:
This interactive Math activity is designed for groups of two (or three!). Students will throw a dice to find two numbers. Their job next is to add the numbers and find the sum. Finally, they find this sum on a poppy and colour the poppy. When all of the poppies are coloured, the challenge is complete!
**Les Suites de Souvenir:
This activity is straightforward for students to complete on their own. Students must create four different patterns using the poppies in the chart. They can use different colours and designs to create patterns that are unique & creative!
**Créer Dix Coquelicots:
For this activity students are challenged to complete the ten-frames by adding the appropriate amount of poppies. This activity involves colouring, drawing and simple addition!
I hope you will find these activities useful & engaging as you teach your students about Remembrance Day.
As always, if you have any suggestions or feedback for me, I would be happy to hear from you.