This is the 4th installment in a series of original stories based on popular songs.
In this handout you will find a vocabulary box with new/unfamiliar words they will encounter in the story/song. The words are highlighted in the text of the story/song. Then students will read the story which continues the saga of Frédéric and Cécile (first three stories are featured in the link below). The story is based on the song "On était beau" by Louane. In the story I have identified object pronouns and I ask students to use context to ID who/what the pronouns refer to. Then students are asked to listen to the song and illustrate each verse. After listening, students are asked to highlight the verbs in the passé composé and imparfait in different colors.
You can listen to the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyqSAsR_Tms
This activity pairs well with my packets explaining...
object pronouns: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/ALL-Object-Pronouns-explained-practice-NEW-AND-IMPROVED-2931263
passé composé: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/French-Cheat-Sheet-explaining-how-to-form-the-PASSE-COMPOSE-2819832
Here is the original description of the first 3 songs in the story that can be purchased here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Passe-Compose-Imparfait-Sequence-of-SONGS-linked-by-an-original-STORY-2799124
My students LOVE listening to music and they love DRAMA. I've taken three of their all-time favorite songs: Il avait les Mots by Sheryfa Luna, Ma Soeur by Vitaa, and A Fleur de Toi, by Vitaa, and connected them with a dramatic love story written in the past tense. There are three files in this compressed folder. Each file revolves around a song. For each song, I have written an original story that continues through the three songs. In the story, I have highlighted key vocabulary and put it in a wordbox to help with reading comprehension. For each of the three stories, I ask students to complete an activity to practice past tense--highlight passé composé and imparfait, conjugate verbs in the passé composé and imparfait, and ID whether the highlighted verbs identify actions that happened once or twice or descriptions. After each story, there are comprehension questions in English. Finally, students will read the song lyrics and complete a reading comprehension activity: answer true false questions about the song, define vocabulary, and match text with a picture.
You can include the music videos in class or ask students to watch them at home.
15 pages total