Unit 5 Lesson 2 Some animals sheepicon.jpg

Animal characters:
• Divide children into four groups and give each group one of the animal characters from Lesson 1. Combine classroom instructions with the animal characters, eg Les moutons, levez-vous! (Sheep, stand up!)
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• Extension: Combine the adverbs vite (quickly) and lentement (slowly) with classroom instructions to add enjoyment to the activity, eg Les moutons, levez-vous lentement! (Sheep, stand up slowly!)
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• Highlight verbs of movement in the story, eg le cheval galope (the horse gallops) and ask children for an appropriate mime.
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• Play Répétez si c’est vrai (Repeat if it’s True) with spoken phrases such as le cheval galope. Some children may need time and/or support to fully understand the concept of the game.
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• Read out the story again and ask children to put their fingers to their lips each time they hear the sh sound, eg champs (fields), cheval, chercher (to look for).
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• Show children a familiar word starting with ch such as cheval, chat (cat), chouette! (cool!) Ask them to work out how these words begin. Can they create a rule for the sh sound in French?
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• Introduce some written phrases through the interactive whiteboard or on large text cards. Play Répétez si c’est vrai again. Children read aloud if it’s true in the story, eg le cheval galope. If they see le mouton galope, they remain silent because this is not true in the story. Stress the phonic focus on (mouton, monte, mon, donc).
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• Children play Pelmanism, matching animal pictures and text verb cards.
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• Ask for volunteers to demonstrate learning so far. Children could hold up a picture card and read out the correct verb in a simple sentence, eg Le mouton court (The sheep runs).
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• Extension: Play Pelmanism with written animal and verb cards.
• Extension: Put animal and verb word cards in dictionary order.
les quatre amis listen for the ch sound

the ch sound activity