Vocabulary Squares are an excellent way for students to practice reading comprehension while thinking quickly about grammatical accuracy.
For this set, students have to match one sentence in the Passé Composé with the same sentence in the Plus-que-Parfait. For example: Mon père a préparé le repas with Mon père avait préparé le repas. Many of the sentences are similar so they can't just search for key words. I like to use this activity to introduce the PQP so students can come to their own conclusions about how the PQP is formed before we learn how it is used.
To play this game, divide your class into small groups--2 or 3 students per group (although you can play with larger groups, the students won't have to think as hard). This file is for ONE group so make as many copies as you have groups, cut out the squares and mix them up. I suggest that you use cardstock, laminate, and store in sandwich bags so you can use them year after year.
Students work in small groups to match the phrases or pictures on the edges of each card. The goal is to match the tops, bottoms, and sides of each card correctly so that students end up with a large 4X4 square.