English, French and Spanish are frequently taught languages of North America. In Canada, English and French have equal status as official languages. Today’s blog is focused on resources for French language instruction.
We’ll cover Spanish resources at a future date. But if you just can’t wait, you’ll find them in the store.
“Prior to Boom Learning, students were merely just going through the motions of learning another language.”
-Najda Zada of Garden Full of Knowledge
Engaging Digital Natives
Like all instructors, Najda has her share of reluctant learners. Digital natives engage with the world visually. Najda says her students “love using Boom Cards because it gives them an opportunity to be able to use their handheld devices to practice their French language.”
In her classroom, she selects a French language Boom Cards deck and then has the whole class work through it, enunciating each French word and deciphering the response. At other times, she divides the class into two teams. Each team is given a question that they must answer within an allotted time. She finds these methods motivate her digital natives to speak French. “With Boom Learning, learning another language has been fun, engaging, and motivating to all types of second language learners.”
Surviving Teaching French
Boom Cards are not just for learners, they are also for novice teachers. At ISTE 2017 we spoke with a number of attendees from Canada. They were excited about using Boom Cards to assist teachers who were new to teaching French. With many authors adding sound features, teachers now how a variety of pronunciation resources.
Teaching French involves skills ranging from phonological awareness, les rimes, to sight words, to vocabulary building, to grammar. Materials available from our authors include sound, writing, and cross-curricular content. Here is just a sample!
Les élèves raffoleront de ces cartes à tâches digitales autocorrectives qui sont totalement compatibles avec tous les types d’appareils mobiles ou écrans interactifs. L’apprentissage des phonèmes, via les sons AUDIO inclus dans cet ensemble de jeux interactifs, augmentera l’engagement des apprenants assurément.
Rhyme is a key component of phonological awareness. This fun resource will help students practice rhymes and review vocabulary words. Cette ressource contient 15 cartes qui permettront aux élèves de développer leur conscience phonologique.
There’s no such thing as too much sight word practice. With these decks, kids will be able to listen to correct pronunciation and work on recognizing the written words. Kids won’t even notice how much work they’re doing while listening to a native speaker other than you. Try the free sample.
These 25 cards will help students identify common reflexive verbs and practice present tense conjugations. There are ten multiple choice cards for verb identification, ten fill in the blank cards for conjugation and five fill in the blank cards for negative constructions.
Second language learners need lots of opportunities to practice new vocabulary in fun and engaging ways. This bundle of Boom Cards decks allows students the opportunity to read, listen to, identify and write school themed vocabulary.
Investing in cross-curricular resources is always a good idea when you are building a well-rounded program. Here’s one that combines science and language.
Build vocabulary knowledge for students. This deck incorporates both listening and writing. It can be used both for assessment for learning (as a pre-assessment) or assessment as learning (used to determine if students are understanding the material).
Find the Boom Cards collection for you
- World Languages
- Social Studies
- The Primary Collection (Pre-K to 2nd)
- Emerging Students (3-5)The Upper El Collection (4-6)
- The Multiplication Collection (1-8)
- Middle School Mash-Up (6-8)
- High School Helpers (9-10)
- Special Needs = Special Education
More French teaching resources available at Teachers Pay Teachers
- For French Immersion
- Garden Full of Knowledge
- La classe de Madame Angel
- Michelle Dupuis Education French Francais
- Mme R’s French Resources
- Peg Swift French Immersion
- Prof Numeric
- Toujours Français