The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex

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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This 16 page bundle includes multiple versions of four activities that can be left as sub plans or used as independent work, including two readings and one writing. The two readings have versions appropriate for French I or French II+ (present and
Subjects:
World Language, French, en Français
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
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Activities
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This reading is the perfect worksheet to use in class or for homework during the first week of school for French 1. The only vocabulary kids need to know is C'est, un garçon/une fille, s'appelle, and aime. On the first page, students read three
Subjects:
French
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This is an embedded reading meant to be used in the first week or two of French 1. It includes the structures comment t'appelles-tu, je m'appelle, s'appelle, garçon, fille, and dit, as well as a lot of cognates. It contains three versions: 1) A
Subjects:
French
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets
$2.00
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This lesson plan bundle is designed to teach your French 1 students how to tell the time in French. It contains -Guided notes with fill-in guide -A French-language reading targeting time expressions (provided as a PPT and PDF slideshow and
Subjects:
World Language, French, en Français
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$4.00
39 ratings
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This unit is designed to teach your students the target structures "il/elle marche à", "il/elle court", and "il/elle voit", and should be used within the first few weeks of French 1. The .zip file includes --instructions for introducing
Subjects:
French
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
$4.00
31 ratings
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This 7-day unit is designed to teach your students the target structures "ne ferme jamais", "ouvre la porte", and "il est (huit) heures", and should be used within the first month of French 1.The .zip file includes--instructions for introducing
Subjects:
French
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Unit Plans
$8.00
30 ratings
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
Everything you need to teach a six-day unit based on the script "L'Université", which teaches the target structures il parle, il prend, and il veut être. It includes -daily warm-ups -instructions for introducing the vocabulary -a story script -a
Subjects:
World Language, French, en Français
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$8.00
30 ratings
3.9
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This activity contains a notes page with suggested lesson plan AND two versions of a reading that practices color words and "wears". It is in French and contains seven comprehension questions for the reading. Students should read the story and color
Subjects:
World Language, French, en Français
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$2.00
32 ratings
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This unit is about laying a solid foundation in the past tenses for a year of rich, student-centered, comprehension-based instruction. While originally designed to start the year in a Level 2 French course, the four lessons included in this unit can
Subjects:
World Language, French, en Français
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$10.00
18 ratings
3.9
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This 7+ day unit includes everything you need to introduce the target structures 'il/elle va à', il/elle est fâché', and 'il/elle a un frère'. It includes -daily warm-ups -instructions for introducing the vocabulary -a story script -a song with
Subjects:
World Language, French, en Français
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$8.00
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
Print and assemble the 31 cards contained in this file to create a fast-paced vocabulary game for your students! This set of 'Jumeaux' provides practice for the numbers 1-31 in French. Jumeaux is a partner game. Partners race to find a match
Subjects:
World Language, French, en Français
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Games
$4.00
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This product contains one Wordoku puzzle that contains nine different physical descriptors vocabulary terms in French. The puzzle contains terms in French and images (no English in the puzzle itself). The nine targeted terms are laid (ugly) beau
Subjects:
World Language, French, en Français
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$1.00
13 ratings
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This is a reading that is comprehensible for late-first year French students that talks about the Trash Hotel, a hotel made entirely of trash that was created to raise awareness about pollution on the beaches in Europe. It includes reading
Subjects:
World Language, French, en Français
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cultural Activities
$1.00
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
Wanting to implement "La personne spéciale / La star du jour" in your French classes this year? This set of 50+ questions is the perfect starting point! The questions address these five areas » Basic personal information » Interests » Abilities
Subjects:
French, en Français
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
$5.00
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
NOUS SOMMES is a comprehension-based, culture-rich curriculum adapted from the acclaimed SOMOS curriculum for Spanish classes. The first seven units of NOUS SOMMES LEVEL 1 are available and included in this bundle along with resources that pair well
Subjects:
French, en Français
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$46.50
$45.00
10 ratings
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
This nine-day unit for French 1 will be one of your favorite lessons all year! The lesson plans work with the structures tu dois, il l’aide, il ne peut pas (faire), and sympathique to learn about « la Motocrotte », the once-popular solution to the
Subjects:
World Language, French, en Français
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$10.00
12 ratings
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
Use the short animated film "Love Recipe" (click here to view it) to target the difference between reflexive and non-reflexive verbs in French. These four day lesson plans include a vocabulary introduction powerpoint, instructions for using
Subjects:
World Language, French, en Français
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$6.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
The game your students will love to hate! This ready-to-play PPT consists of 25 slides featuring different animals with the vocabulary "c'est", "il y a", and "grand/petit"--perfect for the first weeks of French! » Use this game after this
Subjects:
French, en Français
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Games
$3.00
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
"La maison bleue" is an 18-page storybook in simple French, perfect for novice French learners. It is based on a folk tale about a house in the woods that all the forest animals want to live in! It features 71 unique words and 540 words total.The
Subjects:
French, en Français
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Printables, For Parents
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By The Comprehensible Classroom by Martina Bex
We all know that curiosity killed the cat...but what about the zebra?Find out in this fable, written in simple French for language learners!If you own Nous sommes 2, Unit 1 (formerly called Caesar Sentences)--do not purchase this file! This fable
Subjects:
French, en Français
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught Spanish at a University for two years before switching to a public middle school, where I taught full-time for four years before taking a part time teaching job following the birth of my second child. I now stay home full-time with my four children and moonlight as a teacher trainer and curriculum consultant until my kids are in school and I can return to the classroom. I travel nationally and internationally, training teachers in comprehensible input strategies. For a list of workshops that I offer, please click here.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I teach using TPRS®/Comprehensible Input because SLA theory and research support it and I can personally attest to its efficacy! I incorporate Cooperative Learning and limited Grammar Instruction. My passion is writing lesson plans that (1) teach culture to students in without departing from the target language, even to Novice language learners, and (2) support common core standards through the use of non-fiction, classic literature, and critical thinking and questioning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Outstanding Student Teacher of World Language (2002) "QAR Strategies for Differentiating Questions" presentation selected as Best of AFLA/Best of PNCFL (2015) President, Alaskans for Language Acquisition (2016)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Nazareth College of Rochester; Bachelor's Degree in Spanish; Adolescent Education 7-12 Certification Program Completed. Syracuse University; Masters Degree in Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture; Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My experience abroad includes a semester in Valencia, Spain, a summer missions internship in Oaxaca, Mexico, and church mission trips to Ensenada, Mexico and the surrounding villages.

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