French irregular verbs giving your Core French or immersion students trouble? You’re not alone! Whether they are spelling them wrong or using the wrong one (je suis quatorze) even the most common verbs give French students trouble.
A lot of teachers use my grammar and vocabulary packets for teaching vocabulary and verbs, but sometimes you just need a good, solid set of activities to teach a common verb, right?
A much-requested bundle for French irregular verbs is here!
I get a lot of requests for resources. While I can’t make every request happen, I do try to create resources that will be the most helpful for you!
I get frequent requests for more verb activities, so I made a bundle of no-prep worksheets for teaching or reviewing five common French irregular verbs in the present tense : avoir, être, faire, aller, and venir. All pages come with an English version for beginners or a full-French version for immersion or a class who understands French directions well but could use a review of the basics.
These packets will help you teach:
avoir, être, faire, aller, and venir in the present tense
writing negative sentences
hair/eye color descriptions with avoir
common expressions with être and faire – vocabulary lists included
the futur proche
the passé récent
prepositions à and de with contractions (in venir packet)
How are they set up?
The activities progress in difficulty of activities from matching and multiple choice to sentence writing and answering questions. Because they all follow the same structure, they are perfect to use together, but they can be used as stand-alone resources anytime.
What about a digital version?
These PDFs now have an interactive layer via the EASEL activity at TpT. This means you can assign them to your students online. I’ve removed answer keys and added text boxes so students can type right on this document. This is great for distance learning!
Students will access this version via Google Classroom OR a Google email account. Hopefully in the future, TpT will make this possible for classes who don’t use Google, but I’m not sure exactly if/when this will happen.
What do teachers say about this French irregular verb bundle?
Victoria H. says, “I teach K-8 and I’ve been using this with a lot of the intermediate and middle school kids. I love the visuals. It’s nice having these common verbs all in one document. As usual, your content is perfect. Merci!”
Britt S. says, “I love this bundle! A must have if you are teaching basic French or early immersion. I teach grade 6 and 7 students and these verbs are key for basic French comprehension and speaking. The lessons are clear and easy for students to understand and follow. They gain comprehension and understanding while also building their confidence in the language. This is a great resource, thank you!”
L.J says, “It was great to have a resource that covered different uses: teaching the verb, displaying it in class, exercises to practice it. I teach a beginner senior class and also an intermediate group that need verb practice and revision. These resources were very helpful and a great time-saver for me and for students for their own recap and practice of these key verbs. Merci beaucoup!”
Jessica V. says, “GREAT resource!! Love the activities great for remote learning and asynchronous work. The repetition is always beneficial for them to learn. It’s a GREAT bundle – so worth it.”
Mme Penny says, “Love your resources. One can never have enough practice pages and yours are always so well organized with clear instructions. Such a time saver!”