We’re talking today about French phonics foldable flaps.
I’ll be presenting ideas so you can create your own flaps.
If you’ve already used any of my French interactive lapbooks, you know that foldable activities are highly engaging.
In this post, I’ll show how you can get a lot of French phonics practice from one single foldable flap and I’ll be sharing the BLANK template (meaning a template with no images) I used.
French phonics foldable flaps
Let’s begin with the basics.
What’s a foldable flap?
It’s any kind of piece of paper that has a part which you can be lift, which we call a flap.
Students either write on the back of the flap or “under” it, i.e. on the notebook.
And the way to lift the flap is by folding the paper.
That’s why it’s a foldable flap 🙂
I’ll be showing you how to use one kind of foldable flap in many different ways.
One sound and 4 words that include the sound
This is the simplest way to use this kind of flap.
Write a sound (grapheme) in the middle square and place images on the flaps.
Want to make it even less prep? Just have students write the sound and DRAW the images instead of you having to search for illustrations/cliart.
One sound and 4 different different ways to write that sound (4 different graphemes)
Let’s say you’re teaching the sound /ã/, which can be written as an, am, en, or em.
You can place the phonetic symbol in the middle and one example for each grapheme on each flap.
That way, students have a visual reminder that the sound can be written in different ways.
Contrasting sounds: one grapheme representing different phonemes
The same way that one sound can be represented by different letter combinations, there are letter combinations that can represent different sounds.
One of them is ER, which can sound like É as in manger and sauter, or can sound like ÈRE as is mer and hiver.
One single flap can be used to contrast the sounds and serve as a reminder for your students.
Hope you find the ideas in this post to be helpful and inspiring!
You can download a BLANK (no images) editable PowerPoint template of the flaps by clicking here. Feel free to use it to create your own flaps to meet the needs of your students. For personal/classroom use only.
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