Inside: Resources to plan a French 1-4 curriculum without using a textbook. A French CI curriculum.
French Comprehensible Input Curriculum
For many years I have been sharing my comprehensible input based curriculum for a department of 1 Spanish 1-4 using novels. I have been recently asked what I would do if I was a French teacher, since I do have a few of my resources in French. So, full disclaimer that I am not a French teacher, but am sharing what I would use based on the reviews of others, as well as my experience using the Spanish counterparts to many of these resources and novels. You can get the French resources that I do have in this French Mega Bundle.
It would be helpful to also read how I create a CI curriculum first.
For all levels
- Proficiency Puzzle – for week 1 to intro levels
- Weekend Chat – to use variations on Mondays
- La danse de vendredi – for each Friday
- Coco – French movie guide – great sub plan
- First Week of French class ideas
(Mostly high frequency verbs and story units to lay a foundation)
- Edi l’éléphant (if this novice French class was elementary or MS) OR
- Brandon Brown dit la vérité (if this novice French class was high school)
(Mostly novel units – each unit about a quarter including teacher’s guide materials)
- BRANDON BROWN À LA CONQUÊTE DE QUÈBEC (French Canada)
- Bart veut un chat
- La France en Danger (France)
- UNE OBSESSION DANGEREUSE (French Louisiana)
(Mostly novel units)
- LE MANOIR DE LA DENTISTE – graphic novel + Sr. Wooly song materials
- NUITS MYSTÉRIEUSES À LYON (France)
- La classe des confessions (1) & Le Beau mensonge
- La Statue (Haiti)
(Mostly novel units – dig deeper into the diverse French speaking world)
- LE VOL DES OISEAUX (Cameroon)
- PROBLÈMES AU PARADIS (Martinique)
- L’île au trésor (French Canada)
- AU REVOIR L’ACADIE (1755 Acadia)
Do you teach French with CI? What is your French Comprehensible Input Curriculum? What would you add or change?