Clicker MFL: French Stories CD

The French Stories CD encourages children to extend and develop their language learning in the context of well-known traditional tales - they become language detectives as they decipher the familiar stories in their new language.

An abundance of follow up activities extend and consolidate the new vocabulary and structures.


 

This title includes the following much-loved stories:

Jacques et le haricot magique (Jack and the Beanstalk)               
Cendrillon (Cinderella)
La belle au bois dormant (The Sleeping Beauty)

Each tale is accompanied by 15 related activities, divided into the following categories for ease of use:

Character Activities

The character activities introduce the characters from the story, and build upon children’s familiarity with their English counterparts to help them use adjectives and verbs,
and write and record simple sentences about them.

   

Les personnages

(The characters)


   

Je connais les noms

(I know the names)


 
 

In this activity, children learn to read the names of the characters in the story and then record themselves pronouncing them.

 

In this activity, children create an on-screen book in which they select character pictures and write basic sentences linking the starter Voici (Here is) and the character name.

 
   

Décris les personnages

(Describe the characters)


   

Trouve le verbe

(Find the verb)


 
 

In this activity, children write and record simple character profiles by focusing on adjectives used in the story.

 

In this activity, children identify verbs within sentences, then recreate and record these sentences to cement their learning.

 

Word Activities

The word activities introduce nouns from the story. Children focus on reading
and recording these nouns, learning the masculine and feminine forms of definite
and indefinite articles, and writing simple sentences.

   

Mots et images

(Words and pictures)


   

Qu'est-ce que c'est?

(What is it?)


 
 

In this activity, children develop their understanding of the nouns in the story by correctly matching words and pictures.

 

Here, children name and record the nouns they have learnt. The activity is designed to allow them thinking time so that they can answer the question Qu'est-ce que c'est? (What is it?).

 
   

Range les mots

(Sort the words)


   

Ecris les phrases

(Write the sentences)


 
 

In this activity, children focus on masculine and feminine articles in relation to the nouns they have learnt in the Mots et images activity.

 

In this activity, children write simple sentences based on the sentence construction they used in the Qu'est-ce que c'est? activity.

 

Comprehension Activities

The comprehension activities focus on the overall story. Children continue to develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills through these challenging activities, designed to enable children to show understanding as they work with longer pieces of text.

 

Raconte l'histoire

(Retell the story)


   

Ecoute et lis

(Listen and read)


   

Tu te souviens?

(Do you remember?)


In this activity, children are given the opportunity to speak and perform in French by retelling the story. They use picture prompts and listen to statements to support them as they retell each section.

 

In this activity, children listen carefully to the sentences from the story and demonstrate their understanding through sentence matching and writing exercises.

 

In this activity, children show their understanding of the story by answering questions about the characters. They can also write answers to the questions.

   

Vrai ou faux?

(True or false?)


   

Qui suis-je?

(Who am I?)


 
 

In this activity, children read statements based on the story and decide if they are true or false. They can refer to a text extract for support.

 

In this activity, children match statements summarizing information from the stories to the character they relate to.

 

Book Activities

The book activities enable children to work more independently
and creatively with simpler versions of the text.

   

Lis l'histoire

(Read it yourself)


   

Ecris l'histoire

(Write the story)


 
 

Lis l'histoire provides a simpler version of the story for children to read by themselves. They record themselves reading the text to practice their pronunciation and intonation, using the original French speaker recording as a model.

 

In this activity, children make their own on-screen version of the story book with the support of Clicker writing grids.