- This is a bundle of four stories for French learners. Each story has a lot of repetition of the target structures along with activities for students to practice the vocabulary. There is also an animated doodle video to accompany each story - so you can tell the story, pause betwe$14.40$18.00Save $3.60
The American President may be powerful, but he isn't happy. He'd much rather be singing. He wants to be better than the best - and he flies around the world to prove it. But can he succeed at achieving his dream job? Find out in this Comprehensible Input video lesson for French learners.
This item includes a story with targeted vocabulary structures that are used multiple times throughout the story. The structures are:
- rend visite
- mieux que
- veut changer
- la Maison-Blanche
The story is told in two different ways. There is a printable text version, and an animated mp4 version. Tell the story as you watch it (pause if you want to stop and discuss or storyask!), or just watch it for comprehension. The video is just under 8 minutes long, with pause time for students to read the text. There is a second version of the video with only the illustrations - no text - so you can watch it and do story retells.
To accompany the video and printed story, there are several activity pages - a comprehension worksheets, a "who said it?" worksheet, and a story retell page. Answer key included.
With many people doing distance learning these days, you might wonder if it is possible to use this story in this way. The answer is YES! Here are some suggestions on how you can make this work:
- Use the pdf of the story as reading practice. You might have students read it before or after you use the video.
- Use Zoom meeting (or whatever software of your choice) to tell the story with the video. Share your screen with the mp4 file. There is no sound for the video, this is done purposely so that you can use the story for storyasking. Tell the story a little at a time, pausing the video frequently to ask questions. This will help you to circle the vocabulary and structures. Add details! If the sentence says "there is a monster under the bed" - ask questions such as "is there a monster or a dog? Is the monster under or on the bed? What kind of a monster is it - big or little? Scary or nice? What is his name? Is there a monster under your bed? What kind of a monster is under YOUR bed?"
- Once you have done the storyasking part of the task, now it is time for the students to do the comprehension and retell. These are pdf files that you can send to the students. You can also share the link to the page with the mp4 stories, so the students can watch the video on their own - with or without the text - and practice retelling.
- Finally, you can have students do the retell. This can be done through Zoom, or you could have them use Flipgrid to record.
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To sum it up, the item includes:
one mp4 file of the story with text
one mp4 file of the story without text
link to videos online so your students can rewatch on their own
printable pdf story
comprehension question worksheet
"who said it?" worksheet
story retell worksheet
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