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.

Download the Free French Date Unit Here!

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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