I’ve created many French vocabulary units that are full of engaging speaking activities and games built to support the written practice students will do as they complete the unit packets. Almost all of the units include paperless resources that are perfect for distance learning, too!
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French vocabulary units for level 1:
At my TpT store, you’ll find many resources for teaching basic concepts such as numbers, weather, time, family, colors, clothing, food, and adjectives. These bundles include many resources for regular -er, -ir, and -re verb conjugations. In addition, a number of bundles have common irregular verbs including avoir, être, faire, aller, and venir that will provide in-context learning for students.
I have a lot of beginner units, and one of the most popular is my French food bundle. This is intended for beginners, and the notes and directions are in English.
Here are a just a few of the resources included in the French food unit.
This French foods activity packet includes written activities for -er verbs + prendre & boire, definite, indefinite, and partitive articles, and two sets of food vocabulary (at the café & at the market). It’s also got speaking activities and verb games that are perfect for beginners.
This French menu project is a really fun part of the bundle that beginning students LOVE! Students create their own menus (like this shown in the example) using the unit vocabulary. It’s so fun! To make your job easier, there are multiple grading rubrics included.
Three sets of Boom Cards™ (paperless resources used online) are included in this bundle, but this set with audio is one of my favorites! These recently added cards are a great way for students to practice listening at their own pace as they learn new words. Even better? These are self-checking, so students get instant feedback!
Teachers LOVE this bundle! What do they say?
Alexandra P. says, “I can’t say enough about this bundle-worth every penny! High quality, organized, so many great things! You will find this invaluable as you teach food and drink! Merci!”
Mademoiselle CC says, “All of Mme R’s resources are so much fun and so engaging! My students loved learning about food and about French culture.”
French vocabulary units for level 2:
I’ve created many resources for teaching regular and irregular present tense verbs, the passé composé, reflexive verbs, and direct / indirect objects. In addition, I’ve created some thematic vocabulary units for cities/places, food, house and home, chores, body parts, travel, parties, and more.
My passé composé unit is really popular with teachers, because it works so well. The student packet has a full-French version plus a version like the one below with English notes and directions, making it really easy to provide just the right challenge. Read more about my passé composé unit HERE.
Here are just a few of the resources available in my passé composé unit.
This French passé composé packet is filled with speaking activities and verb games to complement the worksheets that help students master the written skills needed for the passé composé.
This French find someone who activity is just one of the speaking activities included in the passé composé unit. The three find someone who resources each include a written follow-up activity and a speaking assessment portion along with grading rubrics, so you’ll have plenty of oral assessment opportunities throughout the unit.
One of my favorite ways to review concepts is with a game of Scoot! This French passé composé scoot game includes task cards and the student answer boards. These games are such a fun way to practice written skills while getting students up and moving. (Did you know that movement is SO helpful for learning?)
What do teachers say about this unit bundle?
Valerie Y. says, “Mme R to the rescue again! The passé composé pack is an essential–headed now to buy the imparfait! The BOOM cards are the best–even my students who traditionally struggle with mechanics are getting SO much better, and they say how much they like them. The SCOOT cards don’t work in the intended way during the Pandemic so I have learned to use them as prompts within an assessment housed by GoFormative. The speaking prompts can be a great way to reintroduce question structures, too. And yes, the difference between avoir and être is clear: separate at first, then a challenging sequence to distinguish them.”
Robyn E. says, “I am very grateful for this resource. It is a difficult subject to teach but with this resource it helps to make it easier. There’s lots of good information and plenty of chance for talking and conversation activities. Can’t go wrong with this resource. Many thanks.”
French vocabulary units for level 3 and up:
I’ve also got grammar-focused resources for intermediate and advanced classes. You’ll find resources for teaching and practicing verb structures such as the imparfait, subjonctif, futur simple, and conditional.
My imparfait worksheets are a no-prep way to get started on an imparfait unit. Students will get plenty of practice writing the conjugations and learning all of the rules with the student packet, but there are also fun speaking activities, games, and paperless resources in the full unit, too.
Games like this imparfait board game are a fun way to practice conjugations in groups. It’s really easy to differentiate by asking students to create full sentences of a certain length or using challenge words in their sentences. It’s a fun way to review verbs that students all love!
These French speaking cards are a popular part of all of my French units. With a variety of questions to choose from, you can use these as one of the whole-class activities detailed in the resource or just ask a few questions every day as you start class.
What do teachers say about the imparfait unit?
Julie D. says, “This resource is an incredible value. There is a large variety of activities, no prep worksheets and games as well as an answer key. I have bought several of these verb bundles and will continue to do so. Merci beaucoup!””
Gabriela B. says, “VERY helpful, clearer than my textbook with better exercises to practice. Students loved it and mastered the subject much faster than usual.”
French holiday and seasonal units
Love holidays? I’ve also got a lot of seasonal bundles, too! This French Christmas unit is one of my favorites! The seasonal bundles don’t contain the same assessment pieces as the grammar and vocabulary bundles, because they are created to be used with a variety of levels as enrichment, sub plans, or any time you want something fun to do!
Just like all the other packets listed here, these French Christmas worksheets have a variety of activities to practice vocabulary that will make it so easy to provide just the right challenge to students. There are games, puzzles, and speaking activities, too!
This French vocabulary game is my students’ all-time favorite way to review vocabulary! Students race to find the correct word as you call out the vocabulary you are reviewing. You can use the images to call out the French words or the word cards to call out the English as they hunt for the French. It’s so fun!
This French J’ai… qui a…? game is a quick and easy way to practice saying and listening for some common vocabulary words. It’s simple to play, but you can make it really fun by giving a prize to the class who completes the full circle in the fastest time.
What do teachers say about this French Christmas unit?
Hannah M. says, “Perfect for a Christmas unit! Lots of great resources to pull for different levels.”
Holly W. says, “Thank you. There are a lot of options. Great for level 1 /2 students. “
Looking for a full year of activities for French 1?
My beginner bundles for first year students are available in a year-long bundle, too! This bundle includes thousands of pages of French speaking and writing activities, games, tests, quizzes, projects, and presentations for the beginning Core French student. It is still growing, so that means that I am continuing to add new resources as I create them.
Here’s what teachers say about the French 1 bundle:
Daniel B. says, “All of your products are so wonderful and so well designed I decided the French I bundle is the way to go because I know you’re going to keep making wonderful products! Merci!”
Hannah McCauley says, “I wish I had convinced myself to buy this sooner! I love the variety! THANK YOU for all of your hard work on these products!”
Rebecca B. says, “I cannot express how much I love these resources! I’ve just gone back to teaching after stay home for 15 years. These are such a huge help! Merci beaucoup!!!”
Looking for a full year of activities for French 2?
This enormous bundle contains an entire year of French 2 teaching units! It is growing, so that means I make additions to it as I create new resources for level 2 students. Each French vocabulary unit includes engaging speaking and writing activities that students love.
Here’s what teachers say about the French 2 bundle:
Michelle R. says, “This is phenomenal! I already have Bundle 1, and with Bundle 2, now I can meet the needs of all of my grades 4 – 8 Core French students in Ontario. Thank you so much! Everything is so well prepared.”
Melody D. says, “I purchased Mme. R’s French 1 bundle and loved it so much that I totally stopped using the text book. This bundle has all of the same great stuff in it. I love the structure of the packet for a bit of guided practice each day along with the multiple options to get kids up, interacting, and speaking and practicing. Usually, we don’t have time to do all of them!”
Linz S. says, “Mme R’s products are detailed and creative! Love using them in my class, and my students love them too! I’ve had to reach out to her a few times for info, and her response time is amazing!”