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Nous sommes 1 Unit 8

This unit of the Nous sommes curriculum for Novice French highlights regional foods in France and Canada.

Beginner (Level 1), Novice (Levels 1-2)
177 Pages
2 weeks

Explore French cuisine like never before!

These nine-day unit plans are proficiency oriented and comprehension based, allowing your students to make forward progress on the path to proficiency through cultural study.


  • je sais
  • il/elle trouve
  • il/elle cherche


  • instructions for introducing vocabulary
  • biography of Shy'm
  • Je sais song activities
  • class discussion prompts
  • a communicative activity with writing component
  • a TPRS® story script
  • multiple story based readings and activities
  • a simple reading about poutine (in French)
  • video and discussion activities re: poutine
  • a simple reading about cheese (in French)
  • video and discussion activities re: cheese
  • a simple reading about the influence of French cuisine on US diet
  • activities to identify the regions of France and locate them on a map
  • detailed readings about iconic dishes from various regions of France (crêpes and galettes, la salade niçoise, les moules frites, etc.) - for stations
  • reading assessment and optional listening assessment
  • detailed lesson plans
  • slideshow in PPT and PDF forms
  • answer keys
  • a complete unit overview with abbreviated daily plans, can-do statements, World Readiness standards, Common Core alignment, AP themes, Essential questions, and Proficiency Orientation

All slideshow presentations are editable and compatible with Google Slides.

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This is Unit 8 of The Comprehensible Classroom's French I curriculum. Click here to view a resource map listing the most popular French resources from The Comprehensible Classroom.

  • Lots of engaging activities for my French 1 students - the running dictation was a good challenge for them and they really enjoyed learning about the regional specialties. Definitely recommend!

    Bridget M.
  • I’m so glad to have Comprehensible Classroom materials in French. They always work well for my students and me. Thank you! 

    Julie's French Press
  • There are many creative activities and plans included in this unit. Using the Nous Sommes lesson plans and activities never gets stale.

    Taylor Iglesias
  • I am always looking for low prep products that I can use to enhance my teaching. This was such a time saver!

    Made By Mademoiselle
  • I love all of the language learning that goes on in here. My students remained engaged!

    Vanessa Chapman

Nous sommes 1 Unit 8


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