Marcel à la gare is a fun, comprehensible input-based story designed for novice French learners. It is intended to provide input related to train travel. The reading includes vocabulary related to activities that occur at a train station, such as waiting in a waiting room, standing in line to buy tickets, buying newspapers at a kiosk, and eating lunch. The reading also emphasizes the verbs voyager, attendre, faire, and entendre. Marcel à la gare is written in the present and near-future tenses, with one instance of a verb in the future tense.
This download includes detailed teacher instructions and extension activities, including comprehension questions, a dictée, a listen-and-draw activity, and a free write prompt.
Marcel à la gare would be a perfect fit for a unit on train travel, or as a stand-alone reading activity for your classroom library.