Category : French

French Interactive Notebook

The other day, I mentioned that I have a new Spanish Interactive Notebook. What I didn’t mention is that I have a new French Interactive Notebook too.

I think interactive notebooks are even more important for learning a new language than for math or reading because so much of learning a new language is repetition. Also hands-on activities make it easier to remember new vocabulary words and grammar points. Here are few pictures from my New French Interactive Notebook:

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For more information about my new French Interactive Notebook, click here.

Thanksgiving Color by Numbers in French

Thanksgiving in FrenchThanksgiving takes place in November in the United States – now is a good time to break out the Thanksgiving-themed worksheets and activities in your classroom for your students or children to complete. If you’re a language teacher, and you’re teaching French to your students, why not have them complete this Color by Numbers activity?

For the attached free downloadable activity, students should color the picture of the Thanksgiving turkey according to the color scheme indicated on the worksheet. If you’re interested, there is also a free Thanksgiving Color by Numbers in Spanish worksheet available for download on this site.

French numbers

The numbers in French from one to ten are:

  • One: Un
  • Two: Deux
  • Three: Trois
  • Four: Quatre
  • Five: Cinq
  • Six: Six
  • Seven: Sept
  • Eight: Huit
  • Nine: Neuf
  • Ten: Dix

And the number zero is: Zéro.

French colors

The colors in French used on this worksheet are:

  • Red: Rouge
  • Black: Noir
  • Brown: Marron
  • Blue: Bleu
  • Grey: Gris
  • Orange: Orange
  • Green: Vert
  • White: Blanc
  • Yellow: Jaune

Using the Color by Numbers pages

When using the French color by numbers worksheet, it is good practice to have your children or students repeat the French names of the words they are coloring while they are completing the activity page. This helps to reinforce the translations, and to get the names of the colors “into their heads” while they are looking at the actual colors on the worksheets.

I hope that you and your students have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

How to Pronounce the French Alphabet

Amelia braves the rain to teach the French alphabetAmelia, who is seven, wanted to make a teaching video to teach English-speaking children the French alphabet. Here is the result. All of the video editing (in other words, choosing all of the crazy video transitions) was done by Amelia herself. In the video, Amelia will speak the English letter and then the equivalent French letter, and leave a little pause for your child or student to repeat the letter after her.

The best way to learn a foreign language is to repeat what you’ve learned aloud – if your students or children are interested in learning the French ABCs, have them learn to pronounce each letter individually, and then repeat the entire alphabet aloud several times. Then, wait a day or two, and repeat the process – the brain learns best by learning in short chunks over a period of time rather than in one single session.

Amelia had a lot of fun making this video and would be happy to make more – please let her know if you have any suggestions for future videos that you would like to see on this site!

Color by Numbers in French

Reading a book about FranceHere’s a free French color by numbers activity. Color the picture according to the color scheme indicated on the worksheet.

French numbers

The numbers in French from one to ten are:

  • One: Un
  • Two: Deux
  • Three: Trois
  • Four: Quatre
  • Five: Cinq
  • Six: Six
  • Seven: Sept
  • Eight: Huit
  • Nine: Neuf
  • Ten: Dix

And the number zero is: Zéro.

French colors

The colors in French used on this worksheet are:

  • Red: Rouge
  • Brown: Marron
  • Blue: Bleu
  • Orange: Orange
  • Green: Vert

Using the Color by Numbers pages

When using the French color by numbers worksheet, it is good practice to have your children or students repeat the French names of the words they are coloring while they are completing the activity page. This helps to reinforce the translations, and to get the names of the colors “into their heads” while they are looking at the actual colors on the worksheets.

French Numbers One to Ten Copywork Pages

Trois fleursHere’s a free download of four pages of French numbers copywork. Have your students copy down the French numbers for one to ten (plus zero) on the activity pages included here.

French numbers

The numbers in French from one to ten are:

  • One: Un
  • Two: Deux
  • Three: Trois
  • Four: Quatre
  • Five: Cinq
  • Six: Six
  • Seven: Sept
  • Eight: Huit
  • Nine: Neuf
  • Ten: Dix

And the number zero is: Zéro.

Using copywork pages

When teaching a foreign language using copywork pages, it is a good idea to have your children or students repeat the words they are copying while they are completing the activity pages. Reciting the numbers in their heads is fine, but for best results students should speak (or whisper) the words aloud. This may not be possible in a classroom setting, but is possible to do while studying at home after school or in a homeschooling environment.