Basic French Vocabulary Teacher Resources

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French Grammar Sheets

For Students 4th - 12th
Practice makes perfect, even when you're working with the imperfect tense! Use these worksheets to practice writing simple French sentences in the present tense and imperfect tense and writing sentences that include the correct use of some.
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Beach Time! Color Adjective Exercise (French)

For Students 4th - 11th
What are the rules for adding adjectives to a sentence? Where should you place the adjective? This activity introduces the rules for feminine, masculine, and color adjectives in French. It includes phrases to translate from English to...
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La famille Simpson

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Review basic French vocabulary with the Simpson family! Each of the 14 slides is easy to read, providing manageable text amounts for beginning French speakers. Vocabulary words such as mère, père, and frère are included. Do some choral...
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Apprenons le Francais (Let's Learn French)

For Teachers K - 8th
Bonjour! Teach your class this basic greetings and much more with a unit of materials. Included here are lessons, vocabulary practice materials and activities, conversation practice handouts, word puzzles, and more to support your class...
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French Grammar: Hobbies

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Incorporate grammar into your lesson on hobbies in French. This two-page instructional activity has learners review basic articles, prepositions, and the past tense. A great way to review grammar and sports-related vocabulary! 
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French Fairy Tales

For Teachers 9th - 12th
La Belle et la Bête! Read the original fairy tale with your Francophones and watch a brief clip from the 1940s film version. As an extension, have learners work in small groups or individually to create a comic book representation of the...
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French Numbers Printable Worksheet

For Students 4th - 12th
Un, deux, trois... soixante-dix mil! Practice French numbers from one on up with a basic worksheet. Pupils match numbers, count by tens, and try out the thousands, millions, and trillions.
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The Sun Also Rises: Vocabulary

For Teachers 10th - 12th
After researching the etymology of a word from the provided The Sun Also Rises vocabulary list, kids employ the desk top strategy and teach their word to other class members.
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Culinary Culture

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Welcome to the café! Introduce beginning French speakers to food-related vocabulary and using the conditional tense to place an order. This plan gets your kids up and moving. They look at French menus, identify quantity expressions (like...
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Au Marche Sandaga a Dakar

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
A 3-day French lesson targeting food shopping vocabulary. It is designed for elementary French learners pretending to communicate with merchants in a small village outside of Dakar. The plan follows a class reading of the picture book,...
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Le Petit Prince: Chapitre 24

For Students 9th - 10th
Where is the Little Prince in chapter 24 of Le Petit Prince? Provide your intermediate French readers with this chapter guide to keep them focused. First they complete the vocabulary section, and then they answer a set of comprehension...
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J'ai mal à la tête! (I have a headache!) -- Health Expressions in French

For Teachers K - 4th
Oh, no! Everyone is getting sick! Young French speakers use French expressions regarding physical health, some of which are idioms. With the use of health expressions provided in the lesson plan, pairs work together to write stories that...
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Les Formes

For Students 5th - 8th
What shape is a can of soda? What about a book? Develop basic shape vocabulary with your beginning French speakers. They learn nine shapes, adjectives that correlate to shapes (like if something is cylindrical, it's cylindrique), and...
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Jobs and Professions Quiz

For Students 6th - 7th
This is your basic recall quiz, but it's a great way to assess your class's currently vocabulary level! After teaching vocabulary related to jobs and professions, give them this two-page document. They complete four exercises, two of...
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Quel temps fait-il?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Hit all the basics with this instructional activity, focusing on weather, greetings, and dates! Start by singing a weather related song ("Quel temps fait-il by Barbara MacArthur is suggested), and then read a story about getting ready...
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Les Métiers (Jobs and Professions)

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Work a few of these activities into your unit on jobs and professions for beginning French speakers. This teacher's guide focuses on feminine and masculine word endings, and introduces the teacher to different opportunities for oral...
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Describe and Compare: Teacher Edition

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Note: This is the teacher's guide to Pimsleur's French lesson called "Describe & Compare." The guide discusses the lesson's purpose, objectives, and designed learning outcomes. It presents information on each of the activities the...
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The Language of Ballet

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Here's a very well organized lesson plan on learning the terminology of ballet. Learn the names of some basic positions, and how to perform them. Learn the names, which happen to be in French, of basic movements in ballet. Not only are...
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Ballet and Classical Music

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore ballet. In this dance and music humanities lesson, 4th graders practice ballet positions and play a card game using French ballet vocabulary. Students count beats in rhythm patterns and listen to classical music...
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Visitons Le Café! (Let's Visit the Café!)

For Teachers K - 8th
Students become familiar with basic French cafémenu items by viewing pictures of various foods and drinks and identifying them in French, and practice proper pronunciation by ordering foods in French, while taking turns role playing...
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Jouons dans la neige!

For Students 7th - 8th
Winter is upon us! Teach your beginning French language learners some basic winter-related vocabulary. First, they read a short reading passage that highlights 11 new vocabulary words. Then, they unscramble a list of words and complete a...
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Inglés Básico: Food

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Are your English language learners reviewing basic food vocabulary? Use this interactive webpage to let them work independently and at their own pace. Common food vocabulary is covered like breakfast, lunch, dinner, customer, meal,...
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Hobbies

For Teachers 6th - 9th
How many different hobbies can you name in French? Using this question, French classes are asked to list as many hobbies as they can. Although the activities themselves are not included in this teacher guide, you could create them...
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Presentation of Our Family

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Although there is no real lesson plan included here, you could easily recycle the idea! Get kids using vocabulary related to family, age, feelings, and nationality. Start by teaching basic vocabulary words and phrases (you'll need to...