This package includes two simple fold-and-staple booklet that children LOVE to write/fill in. They can be printed on 8 1/2"x11" paper, and are 5 sheets each. The students can decorate and colour in the cover, and fill in the eight subsequent half-sheet pages.
The first booklet (Je vois) has is a simple book using the sight words "Je vois" and "aussi" in 4 different contexts. For example, "Chez moi, je vois ______" and on the following page, "Je vois aussi _________ chez moi." "Au zoo, je vois _____." with "Je vois aussi _______ au zoo." This pattern repeats itself in two other cntexts.
The second booklet (Je peux) has two versions of the title page. One is for girls with a girl superhero. The other is for boys with the boy superhero. The rest of the booklet has several different possible variations. There is a copy of each context with two pages (similar to the Je vois book: "Chez moi, je peux _____." and on the following page, "Je peux aussi ______ chez moi." and "Au printemps, je peux _______." with "Je peux aussi ______ au printemps." There is a pair of pages for each season. The file also includes the pages without the second sentence using the same context. (e.g. first page could say, "Au printemps je peux _____." and the subsesquent page would say "En été, je peux _______."
I recommend choosing 4 sheets (which will translate to an 8-page book) and a cover. (Unless you have a heavy-duty stapler and children who love to write LONG books!! ) There are many pages from which to choose (there are 21 writing pages in the file, not including the covers).
PRIOR to completing the booklets, I introduce the vocabulary, have a community circle, and brainstorm ideas on the SMART board/chart paper. Then, the children mill to music (i.e. walk around the classroom while listening to snip-its of French songs). When the music stops, they talk to each other about all the things for which they are thankful (en français, bien sûr)! After they've had a chance to talk about their ideas, they start writing their booklets.
(I encouraged my students to use a picture dictionary for unfamiliar words or to check for spelling.)