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Bonne Idée: Time-saving Resources and Ideas for Busy French Teachers

by Michelle Williams, Nicolette Hannam
ISBNPrint: 9781905780624 E-book: 9780857470003
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Bonne Idée is an invaluable time-saving resource for primary school teachers that will help you to cover many of the objectives of the National Curriculum.
Designed with the non-specialist in mind, Bonne Idée provides key vocabulary, word and picture matching cards, activity sheets and puzzle pages for 20 popular primary school topics. Use the suggestions given or develop your own games with these flexible sheets. French has never been this easy - just choose your game, copy the sheets and play!

Sentence building sheets for each topic provide top tips for extending the vocabulary. Use them and soon your pupils will be happily conversing in French with confidence.

Each topic in Bonne Idée has key vocabulary, word matching cards, an activity sheet, a puzzle page, and ideas for extending learning through sentence building. Many topics also have picture cards. Using the book can support the teacher in covering many of the objectives in the Framework for Modern Foreign Languages using a choice of fun and lively activities.

The key vocabulary pages can be enlarged to A3 for classroom display, or photocopied and laminated as reference cards. The word and picture matching cards can be used in many ways.

Lessons should begin by repeating the new words after the teacher and playing some flashcard games. The children can then work in mixed ability pairs, using the photocopiable sheets from the book. They can match the words face up, then progress to matching them face down in a ‘pairs’ game. They could also play snap.

They could glue the English words on an A3 sheet and carefully write the French words next to them, or glue on the French words, and draw pictures to match each word, and progress to writing the new words from memory.

The sentence building sheets can further develop the children’s language skills, reinforcing vocabulary by using it in simple sentences.

The puzzle pages reinforce the language further in a fun way, and could also be used for homework.

Children should be encouraged to think about how they learn new vocabulary. Visual learners will benefit from the matching sheets, and from drawing pictures to match. Auditory learners will benefit from repeating after the teacher and hearing their partner say the new words, perhaps during a game of snap. Kinaesthetic learners will enjoy cutting the words up and matching them. Using a variety of methods will cater for the many different learning styles in a class and ensure that confidence and ability grow alongside each other.

This book encourages children to focus on their pronunciation and intonation. It is crucial that the language on the sheets is modelled by the teacher, or using a CD or Internet resource, and followed up with songs and rhymes.

The authors use all of the resources in this book themselves with much success. Their pupils enjoy the challenge of learning new vocabulary and complete the guided sheets with pride and confidence. 

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Age Groups 5 - 7 years, 7 - 11 years,
Author Michelle Williams, Nicolette Hannam
Product format Teacher resource
Market restriction There are no market restrictions for this book.
Released date 3 June 2011
ISBN Print: 9781905780624 E-book: 9780857470003
Pages 150
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