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 it is recommended that they be 5 sheets each. You can select the 4 inner sheets that will work best for your students. The students can decorate and colour in the cover, and fill in the eight subsequent half-sheet pages.
THEY ARE .pdf FILES!
The first booklet (L'Halloween) has is a simple book using the words "À l'Halloween" in several different contexts. For example, "À l'Halloween, je vois ______" and on the following page, "À l'Halloween, j'aime _______." "À l'Halloween, je porte _____." with "À l'Halloween, je mange ___________".
The second booklet (Les couleurs de l'Halloween) has 2 possible variations. One version has "À l'Halloween, ______ est noir." repeated on two pages, while the other has "À l'Halloween, _________ est gris."
Both booklets have two different versions: one has opaque letters (intended solely for reading), while the second version has ruled, dotted letters, intended to help with both writing AND reading practice.
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!!)
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.)