I love teaching French adjectives in beginning French classes, because students have so much fun describing themselves, their families and their friends.
That said, teaching French adjectives can be challenging! Adjective agreement isn’t a thing in English, and beginning students are just getting used the idea of using le and la with nouns. Now, we are going to tell them that the adjectives change, too? Don’t worry! It doesn’t have to be hard!
With the right resources for presenting French adjectives and fun resources for supporting learning and practice in meaningful ways students actually enjoy, teaching French adjectives can be fun and easy!
Here are some of my favorite activities for teaching French adjectives:
This French adjectives resource is at the top of the list, because I just love using PowerPoint™️ to provide much-needed visuals for understanding French grammar! It’s so helpful for students to see the different spelling along with helpful images to help them really grasp the concept of adjective agreement.
With an English version for core French beginners and a full-French version for French immersion, this can be a great review for advanced students, too!
Students need a lot of practice with this, because it is different for them! I’ve found that students really prefer to have a work packet they can write on, because following along in a textbook just isn’t very engaging.
It’s easy to scaffold instruction so students get just the right support as they work through regular and irregular adjectives and adjective placement. The included speaking activities and quizzes make prep for this unit so much easier, too!
I love these so much! While I firmly believe written practice is one essential part of mastering the language, a lot of students don’t learn best this way. If we want to provide the best opportunity for all students to learn, that means offerening different types of activities to reach all learning styles.
I use different sets to practice vocabulary, adjective agreement, and listening comprehension, so it’s easy to provide a lot of different ways for students to practice. The best part? Not only are they a fun alternative to pencil-paper tasks, but these digital cards are self-checking, so students get instant feedback!
Ever have students who always want to know how to say something? This puts over 200 French adjectives right there in their hands. With common French adjectives plus colors and nationalities, it’s an easy way to help students expand their vocabularies duirng your adjective unit or when you are doing a French writing activity.
I love using this with both beginning French students and students who have had one or more years of French already, because it is a big time-saver!
Learning French grammar isn’t always fun for students. Neither is sitting in class all day! What if there was a way to practice important concepts while providing a lot of movement that will help students stay focused?
This is by-far one of my favorite ways to review before a quiz or test, because students are still writing, but they are engaged and having fun!
Never played Scoot? Here’s how it works:
- Give each student an answer sheet.
- On each desk, place (or tape) one question.
- Give students a certain amount of time to answer each question.
- When time is up, announce “Scoot!”. In my class, I say “Filez!”
- Students move in the direction indicated and do the following question.
- Proceed until all questions have been answered.
- Correct as a class.
All of these resources are included in a time-saving French bundle along with even more handy visuals, fun games, and time-savers for teachers!