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4 Frequently Asked Questions about French Reading

I often get questions about how to teach French reading and literacy. In this blog, I want to cover some of the most common questions I receive, so you can feel confident teaching your French students. P.S. I have several blogs that cover French literacy. If you don’t find the

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3 Ways to Track Student Reading Progress In French

With the many skills and assessments available to French teachers, how do you know which is best for tracking reading progress? How can you keep student tracking from becoming chaos? And how can you make student progress monitoring successful rather than just another to-do item? In this blog, I will

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Ma vie de … Books: 3 Great Books You Need

I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to find great French books that I can read during my science lessons. I found the Ma vie de … series and I’ve never looked back. I wish they had more of these on other bugs and animals! These books

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Narrative Writing in French Immersion

How many times has this happened to you? You give a great lesson on the writing task at hand then send your students to go do their assignment. 2 minutes later, you hear those dreaded words. “J’ai fini”. You think to yourself, how is this possible? You’ve only been working

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French Syllables: Learn to Read Series

In this series, I will be showing you how I teach my students to read. This post is all about French Syllables. If you missed my last post, I talked about French Letter Sounds. Depending on what grade you teach, you may or may not be able to skip some

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French Letter Sounds: Learn to Read Series

Teaching students how to read can be one of the most stressful things to do as a teacher. It isn’t always easy and there are a lot of factors that come into play. It’s important to remember that learning to read is a developmental process and kids progress at their

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Teaching French Grammar in Primary

Grammar the hardest thing to teach in a second language because they make mistakes based on their first language. How many of you are triggered by hearing “je suis fini”, “je j’aime” or “j’ai a”? When they start making mistakes like this every time they say something, it becomes a fossilized mistake and they become even harder to break. In this post, I’ll be talking about how I use La grammaire du jour in Grade One, Grade Two and Grade Three to address these errors.

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