Here are the reading comprehension activities currently available at Mme R’s French Resources at Teachers Pay Teachers. Click on any image below to see the resource at Teachers Pay Teachers.
Each reading passage contains 3 question sheets, making differentiation so much easier. All texts are appropriate for beginning Core and FSL students as well as primary French immersion students who can read a one paragraph passage. My 8 year-old is my tester at home, and he has done every activity, but the texts are also a favorite of a lot of middle and high school teachers.
Sheet 1: Short answer English questions about the passage.
Sheet 2: Multiple choice questions in French.
Sheet 3: Short answer French questions about the passage.
Set 1 is geared towards beginners, and includes 10 topics including ma famille, mes amis, à l’école, and mes loisirs.
Set 2 is also geared towards beginners, but this set expands upon what is offered in set 1 and can be used for a second semester or even a second year class. It’s ideal for providing enrichment as well as practicing common vocabulary that students might need more practice with. Includes 4 seasonal readings (en hiver, au printemps, en été, en automne) and other common topics including je m’habille and mes animaux domestiques.
Set 3 is great for students who still need basic practice but are now working with more difficult grammar and vocabulary. Each reading is geared towards the student who is working on concepts including the passé composé, reflexive verbs in the present and passé composé, and the futur simple. Some topics included are : Je suis malade, Mamadou aide ses parents, Lisette se prépare, Théo est sorti, and Je me suis fait mal.
Set 4 is geared towards students in or moving to the intermediate range. The passages are still short enough to be accessible, but the grammatical concepts and the vocabulary are what would more often be seen after a few years of study. These are great for introducing or reinforcing new grammatical concepts including le futur simple, l’imparfait et le passé composé, le conditionnel, le subjonctif, les verbes pronominaux, and le passé composé avec les C.O.D.
Here’s a peek at a few pages from set 2.
Set 5 coming in 2019!
What do teachers say about these activities?
Christina H. said, “All of your comprehension bundles reign supreme for French reading comprehension. I use this product in my 1/2 split (French Immersion), and having the different formats (multiple choice vs complete sentences) makes differentiating so much easier. Much appreciate your excellent quality. Merci bien.”
Julie D. said, “Great variety of reading comprehension activities for CORE or EXTENDED classes. Could use these for a lower grade immersion class. Love how there’s no prep. Merci beaucoup!”
Julia M. said, “This was a super resource to get my students started on writing their own introduction paragraphs. They are just the right length and they really built confidence in my classes!”
Kristin J. said, “What a great bundle!!! I am ALWAYS looking for ways to incorporate reading starting in 6th grade. I love how there are three different versions because I can differentiate for kids who are struggling. Please continue to make more of these!!”
Amanda P. said, “I used these for upper elementary Core French kids in a low-income school where sometimes this might overwhelm them, but they loved the texts.”