As French teachers, we often face the challenge of differentiating instruction for our students of different ability levels. We know it’s important, because our goal is to help every student reach his or her full potential. That doesn’t mean it’s always easy to do!
One way to easily differentiate is by using French reading comprehension activities that are specifically tailored to each level. Below, I’ll share with you a few French reading comprehension activities that I love to use to differentiate so that everyone can participate and learn!
Differentiating instruction can be difficult, but it is important to remember that all students have different needs. By using differentiated French reading comprehension activities that are specifically designed for different ability levels, we can ensure that everyone has a chance to learn and succeed. With a little bit of planning, your students will be engaged and excited to read in French!
Here are a few ways you can differentiate French reading instruction.
– For all levels, try using French songs. Have students listen to the song and fill in the missing lyrics. This is a great way to practice listening comprehension and learn new words in context. You can find lyrics for just about any song with a quick search online.
– For younger students, try using having them draw part of the story after they read it. They may not have the writing skills yet, but you’ll see if they understood the big ideas. Remember, if you are looking to see if they understand what they read, you don’t want their written expression to interfere with them demonstrating understanding.
– For older students, try using differentiated French reading comprehension activities. All of my French reading passages have three different question sheets, so students can feel successful and work at their ability level.
French reading comprehension activities for easy differentiation:
These French reading activities are designed for beginners just starting out. With short and simple texts filled with vocabulary that they can easily identify, they are such a great way to build students’ reading confidence!
Each French reading passage has a set of questions in English, so students who struggle with writing can still demonstrate their understanding of the text.
Every passage also includes short answer questions and multiple choice questions in French. With the variety of activities, it’s so easy to evaluate every student in your class!
For students who are still beginners but need a little more challenge:
This set of differentiated French reading comprehension activities is perfect for beginners who are starting to work with more complex grammar. It focuses on concepts they need to know including the passé composé and French reflexive verbs, plus it has a lot of useful French vocabulary students usually learn in the second and third year of French.
French reading comprehension activities for the holidays
This set of French reading comprehension activities is perfect for adding a little holiday-themed vocabulary to your French class when you don’t want to spend time on a full holiday unit. There are 10 French reading comprehension activities so you can have holiday fun all year long while building important French skills.
What do French teachers say?
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”This is great to use with Core French to assess reading. There are three different answer sheets that you can either use for different grade levels or to differentiate for learning needs in the same grade level.”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Love these reading comprehension activities. They are great to build confidence in my student’s reading ability and such a time saver for me! Merci beaucoup!”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This is a great warm-up, morning work resource that helped challenge my French Immersion students with individual reading and writing comprehension questions. Thank you!”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”As usual this resource is GREAT! I have used the other reading comprehension packets and love that this one is holidays. It’s a nice way to incorporate the holidays into class. I just used the Halloween reading and can’t wait to use the other ones throughout the school year.”