- Beginner (Level 1), Novice (Levels 1-2)
- 32 Pages
This product features a set of 32 task cards. Each task card in this set features a cognate-heavy, short reading in French about an animal. These readings are simple, and they are perfect for the first weeks of French 1 or for an exploratory French class!
Each reading is about a different animal. Readings are 3-4 sentences long and reasonably comprehensible for students in the first weeks of French class.
This set of task cards was created specifically to allow students an opportunity to practice the skill of looking for and recognizing cognates in readings. In addition to cognates, a very small set of vocabulary words is repeated across the 32 cards:
- il y a
This product also includes a one-page note-taking sheet that students can use to record the French word for each animal (plus the English meaning), to note any cognates that they recognized, any words that they could not understand, and if desired a complete translation of the reading.
A brief intro to cognates notes sheet is also included in this product. The intro sheet describes what a cognate is in English, explains what a false cognate is, and gives students a list of French words that are English cognates with the prompt to guess the meaning in English.
PAPERLESS TOO! Each reading is provided on a Google Slide with a space for students to fill in the cognates that they recognize, as well as the words that they do and don't understand in the reading. A digital version of the notes pages are also included!
The product is a PDF download that contains a clickable link to a Drive folder that contains all resources.
HOW TO USE TASK CARDS
There are many different ways to use task cards like these! Here are some ideas to get you started:
» Quiz Quiz Trade
» Hide and Speak
» Simultaneous Presentations