French students need accessible practice when learning to read. This means giving them French reading comprehension activities that match their skill level. They need interesting and fun reading activities with targeted vocabulary and grammar so that that can continue to build upon what they’ve been learning.
The following reading comprehension activities are currently available from Mme R’s French Resources. Click on any image below to see the resource at Teachers Pay Teachers.
Each French 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 son was my tester at home starting at 8 years old. He has done every activity, but these texts are also a favorite of a lot of middle and high school French teachers.
First sheet: Short answer English questions about the passage.
Second sheet: Multiple choice questions in French.
Third sheet: Short answer French questions about the passage.
This set is geared towards beginners, and includes 10 topics including ma famille, mes amis, à l’école, j’adore manger, and mes loisirs.
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This set is also also a beginner level resource. This set expands upon what is offered in set 1. It 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. It includes 4 seasonal readings (en hiver, au printemps, en été, en automne) and other common topics including je m’habille and mes animaux domestiques.
This set 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 French 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.
This set 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.
This set is a beginner set for students in their first few years of French. This set details different holidays including Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, Earth Day, Mother’s Day, and the National holiday (not country specific).
My newest French reading comprehension activities are also for beginners. They focus on the present tense of common regular and irregular verbs. There are a few instances where they will see verbs of other tenses, but the use is simple enough for beginners. Some topics include: Un jour à la ferme, Dans ma valise – travel and clothing themed, À la boulangerie, and Après l’école – sports themed reading.
What do teachers say about these activities?
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “I have purchased so many reading comprehension resources from this store and am so happy with my purchases, every single time! They save me so much time and come with three different versions for modifications in my classroom. Thank you!”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “There are a variety of topics and themes covered within this product, but what I especially love is the discussions about different grammar and verb tenses that can come out of the readings!”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”I absolutely love these activities. They were perfect for my junior Core French students. There is such a great variety of topics included in this resource. Having 3 different response sheets to choose from also made it useful for me to differentiate for my students.”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “I absolutely love this resource and I recommend it to all French Teachers! I used it for Distance Learning with my Grade 9 applied core french classes and I plan on using it when we return to the classroom. Mme R has included 3 different versions for students which helps differentiate for those who struggle. My students did very well understanding these readings and they are so relevant to the themes that we are covering in class! Thank you, Madame R!”