Monday, July 22, 2024

Free French ER Verbs Unit and Worksheets

Free French ER Verbs Unit and Worksheets

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This unit is part of my French Read Write and Spell Curriculum

If you have ever had to learn French then you know how important learning all the verb tenses and conjugations is! With this freebie, you'll be able to teach how to conjugate regular 'er' verbs in the present tense (along with exceptions!)


French Verb Picture Dictionary and Conjugation Rules

In this unit, you'll find posters showing how to conjugate most 'er' verbs in French in the present tense. You'll also get a picture dictionary that shows the verb, a visual, and the translation of the verb. The dictionary is made purposely so that you could also cut it into cards or cut it and use it for games like memory match.

Besides posters showing the rules, you'll also find a page detailing how to conjugate most of this verb group. I have also included a page that details the exceptions to this rule (ex: -yer verbs) so that you can introduce those to learners later on. The great thing about the dictionary in this unit is that it only contains verbs conjugated using the regular rule.


French Worksheets, Dictation, And Conjugated Verbs

I've also included quite a few resources to practice conjugating verbs in this unit. 

First, it includes all the 60 verbs conjugated into the present tense. These can be used as a reference or 
even used as a spelling test if you'd like. 

I've included worksheets that have students simply conjugate a verb or one that includes room to conjugate a verb and then write a sentence using it.

You'll also find dictation and spelling list sheets. These are a great way to learn and practice using these common verbs or other French words that you're learning.

Finally, there's a matching game that can be used to match the French verb to its English meaning. This can be used in many ways including a matching game, write around the room, or the game "J'ai, Qui a?"

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Saturday, July 13, 2024

Free French Vocabulary Book - Clothing - les vêtements

 Free French Vocabulary Book 

Clothing - les vêtements


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This vocabulary book goes with part 7 of my French Read Write and Spell curriculum!

Teaching a new language requires that we give our learners plenty of practice! Not only do they need to learn the language conventions, grammar, speaking and phonetics, but they need to learn plenty of vocabulary too.

That is why I began to include these vocabulary reference books in my French writing curriculum. Not only do they make great reference material, but they can be used to make spelling lists, flashcards, and more!

In this booklet, you'll find everyday clothes, seasonal clothes, and accessories. I tried to really cover every type of clothing that most people wear, but if something you regularly wear is not in there, I've also added blank pages so that you can add your own words and drawings.

You can download this freebie below. Enjoy learning and teaching <3



Friday, July 12, 2024

New French Read, Write Spell Unit 7! Mettre and Replacing Pronouns

New French Read, Write Spell Unit 7! 
Mettre and Replacing Pronouns

 It's here! The next unit in my French Read, Write & Spell Curriculum! I know many of you have been waiting for it, so here it is - and the next unit isn't far behind!

This next unit focuses on teaching another irregular verb and teaches learners how to replace personal pronouns (like tu, il, nous, etc) with proper nouns (like names). It's an important step to learn before jumping into regular verb conjugations (which we'll begin in unit 8).

As I mentioned, in this unit students will learn to take a personal pronoun like "ils" and replace it with names like "Ben et Lilli". This helps your learners understand that 

"Ben et Lilly vont au parc"

is the same verb conjugation as

"Ils vont au parc"

I've included practice cards to help cement this concept and it is also practiced throughout the 2-week unit with worksheets and dictations.

Like all my French read, Write & Spell Units, this one comes with plenty of practice! You'll get a word reference sheet for yourself and your learners to reference as well as flashcards to practice them or to hang them on a word wall.

You'll also receive 2 weeks of worksheets and 2 quizzes to help your learners practice the concepts they learn in this unit and spiral in what they have learned in past units. By now your learners are writing some great descriptive paragraphs! In this unit, they'll continue that by describing a photo of clothing.

This unit includes a new vocabulary reference book too! It lists clothing words that your students will use in their activities and with the verb 'mettre'.

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Free French Pyramid Reader for Beginner FSL Learners: Level A

Free French Pyramid Reader for Beginner FSL Learners: Level A


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Learning to read new words in a new language can be tricky, especially when your learner doesn't know many sight words to begin with. That's the magic in these French pyramid readers - they are a great way to practice reading as well as comprehension and vocabulary!

Have you been using my Free sight word unit? If so then your learner will recognize many of these words and learn some new ones too!

If you've been using my French Read Write & Spell curriculum then your learner will know most of these words already!


This free French unit contains 20 pyramid sentence readers. Learners will start by reading the first word at the top of the pyramid, then add words as they go down. This a great way to practice reading in French and learn some new words as well. 

I have used these with my own kids over the years and they pick up so many new words by just reading them out loud every day. 

I've also included a way to practice some writing and comprehension! You'll find every reader comes with a copywork sheet in which your students can illustrate and copy the sentence, as well as a dictation sheet so that you can have them write the sentence down as you read it aloud.

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This level is perfect for learners just beginning to read in French, or even kids with no French background.

Enjoy learning and stay tuned for more French units coming up!

Debbie M

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Monday, June 24, 2024

Free French Curriculum Unit: How to Say and Write the Date in French

 Free French Curriculum Unit: 
How to Say and Write the Date in French


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Teaching a second language like French can seem overwhelming at times. Sure, you can get some vocabulary cards and learn a bunch of vocabulary words - and that is an important part of learning. But actually putting those vocabulary words into use (and remembering them!) can be tricky. That is why after so much looking throughout the years I began to create French lessons for my own kids. There just wasn't anything out there that taught the rules, words, and grammar in a way that would stick!

This unit, saying the date in French, is the first of these that I'll be sharing. In this unit, kids will learn how to say and write the date in French. They'll also learn to speak about yesterday's and tomorrow's dates, memorize the names of the days of the week and months of the year, and learn to recognize and say the numbers 1-31 in French. On top of that, they'll learn important rules too.


I know how overwhelming it can seem to teach French as a second language, even f you're already familiar with it. That's why I always like to make detailed lesson plans for myself. Inside this unit, you'll find 12 days of instruction in English to teach these French skills. These lessons are easy to use - like a script you just read aloud. Some include dictations to use along with the included worksheets, and many come with posters to show rules to your students.

The lessons are meant to be done over 3 weeks, 4 days per week, but you can adjust them however you'd like. I've also included French practice pages that you can use beyond these 12 days to ensure your learners remember the important skills they've learned.


I believe that writing things down is an important step in committing things to memory. There have been plenty of studies demonstrating this, and I can say for certain that it has helped my students in learning French as well. Although it can feel repetitive for learners, it's also an important step in getting those vocabulary and sentence structure rules down.

I've included 1-2 worksheets for each lesson along with some tests that you can use to assess your learner's progress. I have also included an answer key. If you feel they need to spend more time on a certain concept then you can slow down and practice that more. I have included some extra practice materials that you can use to do so. Once your learners are ready you can move on to the next lesson.


There is an entire section of this unit called 'extras'. These are materials you can us in addition to lessons, for struggling learners, or for spiral practice throughout the year. I've included posters to hang as reminders, a date journal students can use throughout the year, a simple board game, flashcards, and reference materials for student's notebooks or binders.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Free French Vocabulary Book: Places and Outings

Free French Vocabulary Book: 

Places and Outings


Psst! This freebie pairs perfectly with my French Writing Curriculum - See it here!

I just released the sixth part (weeks 11-12) of my French writing curriculum - and I love hearing all about how you've all been using it! Not only does it take kids from writing vocabulary words to full sentences in just 2 weeks, but it progresses them to writing full paragraphs, teaches grammar rules, and those French verbs!

In this unit, I decided to start including vocabulary reference books to help learners expand their vocabulary even more. The best part? I am going to make these reference books free to download! I do hope you give my writing curriculum a try, but even if you don't feel free to use these guides in your own homeschool or classrooms!



Tuesday, June 11, 2024

New French Unit! Part 6 of the French Writing Program

Read, Write & Spell in French! 
Part 6

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Have you been following my French writing program? Then you'll be happy to know that weeks 11 and 12 are here! 😁😁😁

In this unit, students will learn about using the verb 'voir' in the present tense, learn new sight words, and expand their vocabulary even more with a brand new feature!


As with all of the previous units, these 2 weeks will be full of practice, practice, practice! Students will do a daily dictation, a daily worksheet with writing and verb conjugation practice, and have a weekly quiz too!

I have included everything you need including an answer guide, translations, and lessons that you can read aloud like a script.

You'll also notice a brand new addition to this unit - a vocabulary booklet! This 20-page booklet features vocabulary words that are all about places to go and see - in nature, in the countryside, city, and more! Your learners will be able to use this book to write even more! 

Future units will contain similar vocabulary guides. They're not only a great way to expand vocabulary, but a fun way to teach your learners how to use a reference guide in the future. They're easy to print since they are in black and white, but could also be used on a tablet if you're trying to save on paper. They can even be hung on the wall so that you can practice vocabulary every day!

 Every week in this program has spiral review mixed in from previous weeks too so that your learners always remember what they have learned before. I think you'll also love how much writing you'll see your learners do in this unit - they will have come a long way in just 12 weeks of lessons!

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Thursday, March 14, 2024

Intermediate FSL French Writing Unit 2 - My Favourite Restaurant

Intermediate FSL French Writing Unit 2 
My Favourite Restaurant


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Learning to write in French is crucial for FSL (French as a Second Language) students. Proficiency in writing allows students to effectively communicate their thoughts and ideas in French, enhancing their overall language skills. Writing in French also provides students with the opportunity to practice grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structure, leading to a deeper understanding of the language.

Through French writing, my own kids have been able to extend their vocabulary and understanding of things like verb tenses in French and grammar. That is why I began making these units for them so that they can easily continue to practice their writing without my constant help. After they write their rough draft we go over it together, correcting any grammar or spelling mistakes and reviewing those grammar rules as we go on throughout the year.


My Favourite Restaurant

When I asked my kids what they would like to write about this week, one of mine suggested writing about their favourite restaurant. I thought that was such a great idea and such a fantastic way to practice using many adjectives and the verbs 'manger' and 'aimer' (to eat and to like)

Kids begin by drawing their ideas down and labelling them in French. This is a great way to get all of their ideas out without stressing about grammar or sentence structure just yet. To help them along I have included a list of sentence stems and vocabulary words too...


Vocabulary Sentences and Words

As my kids progress in their French writing beyond basic sentences and vocabulary, I find they still need vocabulary refreshers often. So I have included a vocabulary list with both vocabulary words related to the topic of 'my favourite restaurant' such as 'le menu', but have also included sentence stems like "Je commande toujours...(I always order...)" and verbs such as 'je mange' and 'je bois'.


French Writing Pages
Finally, students will write a rough draft on the 'mon brouillon' page, and a final copy on the 'ma copie propre' page - with an option to draw a picture or perhaps paste a photo.

These units are short and to the point, but such an easy and fun way to get in some French writing practice alongside grammar usage, especially for those all-time-consuming French verbs :)


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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Free Intermediate French Writing Unit - After School I like to

 Free Intermediate French Writing Unit 

After School, I like to


If you want to find more French freebies and units like this, check out my French page here!

Writing is an important part of language development, especially for second-language learners. Multiple studies have shown that the more something is written down by hand, the easier it is to commit to memory. That's why I consider writing in French such an important part of our school day.

As my kids have grown from writing simple sentences into writing paragraphs and papers, I have found that they still need vocabulary refreshers and reminders to help them along. That's why I started making these French writing units for more intermediate-level FSL learners. 

Looking for writing units for beginners? Check out these!


Planning Pages

Planning is such an important part of writing, It allows us to get our ideas down without being bogged down by grammar rules, sentence structure and spelling. I included a drawing page in this unit so that students can plan out the words and phrases they'll use through drawing and labelling before writing anything. This could be used at the beginning of the week while you review important vocabulary. 

You might want to give students an idea of how much they should write by saying they need, for example, at least 3 things they like to do after school. You could also require them to expand on why they like those things if their writing is up to that level.


French Vocabulary and Sentence Stems

As I mentioned earlier, FSL students often need quick refreshers of vocabulary and phrases, even in the intermediate writing stage. Reviewing the words and phrases included in the units will not only help students review vocabulary words and verb tenses but also give them ideas and inspiration for their paper.

If they have French writing notebooks, these could be pasted in there, allowing them to add to the vocabulary list by using their French dictionaries or translation apps.


French Writing Pages

Finally, after getting all their ideas down students can begin to write their papers. They can look at the sentence stems page to help them begin writing, and make a rough draft, then good copy. Of course, they can also add ideas in the rough draft stage if they think of new ones!

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Cut and Paste to 120 - Free Worksheets for Practicing Counting and Cardinality

Here is another great, free resource to practice counting to 120!  Counting and cardinality is an important standard to cover in kindergarten and counting to 120 in first grade builds off of that. Knowing number order well will helps kids spring forward into more difficult concepts like addition and subtraction.



This set of worksheets is a fun cut-and-paste set. On every page there is a picture of a kid jumping in a puddle. Students will them put more puddles for the character to jump into by placing the numbers in the correct order. Each page has 10 numbers.



As with my other common core worksheets, the standard(s) being covered are clearly marked on every page. This makes keeping track of which ones you've covered a whole lot easier and comes in handy during report writing time!

More Teaching Help

If you need more resources to teach counting to 100 or 120, my interactive and warmup Google Slides are a great addition to these worksheets! Warm-Ups help you get your class counting and a re a fun way to begin you class time. Interactive slides can be assigned as centers or homework for students and are full of fun, colorful activities for them to practice number order and counting.

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Find this math warmup here...

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Find these interactive math slides here:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Counting-to-120-Interactive-Google-Slides-Count-100-KCC-Kindergarten-11074109


Find these Google Slides here:

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Free Counting Objects to Ten Worksheets

 Free Counting Objects to Ten Worksheets

Relating counting and cardinality is a huge concept to cover in kindergarten and first grade. These worksheets are perfect for practicing those concepts - and so much fun to use too!

Full of fun clipart images your students will love to color and count, they'll have fun learning to count, read, and write their numbers.


Every worksheet in this set comes in 2 variations: counting to 5 and counting to 10. This is not only great for progression but for differentiation! Whether your students are struggling to count or write their numbers, all the sets included in this unit will give them plenty of practice!

These worksheets will help you cover 2 standards:

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.4
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.

and 

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.5
Count to answer "how many?" questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.



Plus, having the standards printed on every page is a HUGE help when writing reports or keeping track of what you have covered so far for the year. I've found it to be super helpful when making portfolios and seeing where every child is at too - which skills they covered best and which they may need more help with.

More Teaching Help

If you need more resources to teach counting and cardinality, my interactive Google Slides are a great addition to these worksheets!  Interactive slides can be assigned as centers or homework for students and are full of fun, colorful activities for them to practice number order and counting.

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Find these Google Slides here:

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Download the free worksheets below:

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Download Counting to Ten Worksheets Here

Monday, February 19, 2024

Free Worksheets Counting to 120 for Kindergarten-1st Grade

 


Counting and cardinality are important skills for kids to grasp in the early years. Knowing number order well, as well as which numbers come before which lay important foundations for all of the basic math operations they'll learn later on in their schooling journey. So plenty of practice is important!

These free worksheets give students the opportunity to not only practice writing numbers, but writing them without always starting from 1. They will learn to count forward, backward, and learn to know which numbers come before and after other numbers.


I've included 13 worksheets in this set so that you can cover both kindergarten and first-grade common core standards for counting to 100 or 120.

These sheets will help you cover the following standards:

and

I've listed the standards covered on each page so that you'll always have that information handy too!


More Teaching Help

If you need more resources to teach counting to 100 or 120, my interactive and warmup Google Slides are a great addition to these worksheets! Warm-Ups help you get your class counting and a re a fun way to begin you class time. Interactive slides can be assigned as centers or homework for students and are full of fun, colorful activities for them to practice number order and counting.

You'll find all of these products in my TeachersPayTeachers Shop! You can download the free worksheets by scrolling down ...


Find this math warmup here...

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Counting-to-120-Google-Slides-Math-Warm-Ups-CCSSMATHKCCA1-11059323


Find these interactive math slides here:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Counting-to-120-Interactive-Google-Slides-Count-100-KCC-Kindergarten-11074109


Find these Google Slides here:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Counting-to-Ten-Interactive-Google-Slides-Counting-KCC-11081411

Download the free worksheets below:

*Sharing and Use policy: Please note that if you would like to share this free resource you may, but please leave my website name as is on EVERY page. You may NOT sell this resource for profit or sell copies of it. You may use and store this free resource for a classroom or school as long as all credit links and websites remain on every page. Thank you!


Counting to 120 Download Link

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Great Than, Less Than, or Equal to Gators!


 Teaching the greater than, less than, and equal to symbols can seem a bit confusing for some learners at first! In this unit, students get introduced to the symbols with fun gators, then progress to using correct symbols and language.

Take a look inside this unit and find out how to grab your own copy below!


Teaching Through Hands-On Activities

If there is one thing we all know as educators, it's that hands-on playtime fun is important for little ones! Being able to interact with and manipulate things while learning is an important part of development for kids of any age.

Inside this unit, you'll find some very cute hungry gators and some tasty fish to feed them with. Your learners will take two fish discs (that come either numbered or not) and decide which gator should go between them - the greater gator, less gator, or equal to gator disc.


Playdough Mat Fun!

Playdough is another great manipulative that I know many of us love to use during math class. What better way to get kids using that hand-to-mind connection (with some bonus fine motor work!) while doing their math. 

This set comes with 3 playdough mats featuring different gators. Kids can build playdough fish to show an equal/not equal example.


Worksheets for Desk Time

This set comes with 7 different worksheets featuring different levels of skill for differentiation and progression. They include:

  • A cut & paste worksheet (paste the correct gators between the fish)
  • A dot or color worksheet to color the number the gator should eat (or not eat)
  • A tracing worksheet to practice tracing the symbols
  • 2 Different worksheets where students must draw the symbols (one with numbers to ten, one with numbers to 20)
  • Build a snack worksheet (students draw fish on either side of the gators - this goes great with the playdough mats!)

Posters
This unit also features 9 different posters that can be used at different times or together. They feature either the gators or the traditional symbols. This is a great way to show students the similarities between the symbols and the gators mouths. 


Grab this Unit!
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