French worksheets are not the only way to teach, of course! However, students need written practice for verb conjugation and vocabulary. A well-structured activity packet will walk them through all of the skills they need to master. With solid examples, detailed instructions, and effective written activities, French worksheets can be a meaningful component of a solid French unit.
French worksheets for beginners:
Structured activities that increase in difficulty as students progress through the packet are really helpful for beginning French students. With explanations and directions in English, they can work on their own at home, too. This means less fear of not being able to understand.
French vocabulary packets:
Beginning French students need a lot of different ways to practice new vocabulary. Worksheets don’t have to be just fill in the blank activities. Many of my themed vocabulary packets contain writing practice plus speaking activities, verb games, and reading comprehension.
These French clothing activities are fun for beginners. Students love to talk about clothes, but their vocabulary is very limited, so they need a lot of structure. This pack has speaking activities and games, worksheets, and reading comprehension that are all geared towards students with very little exposure to French.
French verb packets:
Packets like this one for the verb aller teach the students how to conjugate, form complete sentences, form negative sentences, and answer questions. In addition, students learn how to use the futur proche which greatly expands their communication skills to talk about the upcoming weekend or even just what they’ll be doing after school.
This packet, just like all the other verb packets in this series have English notes and directions and a full-French version. They are perfect for review, and they can be used in Core and Immersion.
Teachers are loving the French verb bundle with avoir, être, faire, aller, and venir.
It includes the aller packet above plus four other common French verbs beginners need to know. All packets teach conjugation, negation, and using complete sentences. In addition, students will answer common questions, learn new vocabulary with a lot of images to support learning, and pick up common expressions or uses of these verbs along the way!
French worksheets for advancing beginners:
Students who are still in the beginner range can move forward with confidence as they begin to move to full-French versions. With complex grammar topics, it can be really helpful to offer students a French or English version of the explanations.
The passé composé is a very important part of a lot of beginning French courses. These passé composé worksheets are filled with writing activities, games, speaking activities, exit tickets, and a lot more for the Core French and French immersion classroom. It includes a version with English explanations and directions as well as a full-french version for review or immersion classes.
My themed packs are really popular in both Core and Immersion for teaching grammar in a thematic context. Students can learn complex structures like direct and indirect object pronouns in a themed vocabulary unit like these French party vocabulary worksheets.
For intermediate and advanced students:
Students in the intermediate and advanced range of French still need that guided practice if they are to effectively learn complex structures. Far too often, I found that the resources I had explained things very quickly and never provided enough practice for my students. As a result, I had to do a lot of supplementing!
Because I didn’t have what I needed, I created my own units for all the grammar structures I taught. Common topics like le futur simple, le conditionnel, and le subjonctif became much easier with effective practice.
Complex structures like si clauses can be so much fun! However, students need to master the structure before they can do the fun what if... type of activities that my kids have always loved! This French conditional packet is a great tool when teaching students the structures. Then, you’ll be free to do tons of creative speaking and writing prompts that are so much fun!
What do teachers have to say about my French vocabulary and verb packets?
Vilma N. says, “Another very thorough resource from Mme R. It has everything nicely laid out and makes it easy to teach the lesson in stages. I like all the different versions so I can use it for both my 1P1 class and my 1D1 class. Merci!”
Ruth T. says, “This was a tremendously helpful resource! I love your grammar resources.”
Shellie N. says, “My French 2 students struggled with avoir/etre + past participle conjugation, but after using parts of this resource yesterday for 80 min during block schedule, they told me they had fun and they really get it! For Passé Composé, that is a BIG WIN. I’m also planning to use the être or avoir sheet as a 20 question assessment. I can use this resource for many days without any prep on my part–whew!”
Erica L. says, “Wow! I am blown away by the depth of this product! Absolutely comprehensive! I’m replacing all my adjective resources with this packet. Absolutely worth every penny. Thanks so much! ”
Jordan M. says, “This has been a lifesaver in my class! I printed off the student booklets and we have been working through them together. No prep for me means I get to spend more time being present with my students.”
Sherilyn M. says, “We love Mme. R! This is the second unit we have bought. My son is in grade 7 but has some holes in his French education. This unit is nice to look at and it is easy to understand what they are asking him to do. Love that it includes verbs as well. Thank you! We will be back for more!”
Scott M. says, “Mme R has created another excellent quality product. I really like how this one even explains some of the cultural differences between eating out in France vs. the U. S. You will not be disappointed! ”