Use an engaging Slideshare presentation to teach/review French colors (at the end of the post) and fluency practice sheets to improve students’ French reading fluency skills.
French Reading Fluency Practice with Colors
There are many ways to build up French reading fluency, but they mainly involve repetition.
The more times students read a word, sentence, or text, the more fluent they will become.
But unstructured and random repetition may lead to frustration.
And you don’t want a bunch of frustrated readers.
The goal is: give students something to be very familiar with so that the new things will just slide into place.
For every of the eleven basic colors, I’ve come up with three sets of sentences.
The first set presents the following sentence structure: “Le/la (noun) est (color)”, e.g. “Le crayon est rouge”, “La baleine est bleue”.
The second set presents the following sentence structure: “C’est un(e) (noun) (color)”, e.g. “C’est un escargot marron”, “C’est une feuille verte”.
The third set is the most advanced one because all the sentences are different and don’t follow a pattern.
Read: French Colors Clip Cards
There are two other things teachers should remember to encourage whenever possible: students’ sense of achievement and ability to evaluate their own work/performance.
Students have to read the sentences 3 times and color one of the circles each time they do. When all the circles are colored, students know they have completed the task.
Then, they color the apple that describes how the task was: easy, ok, or hard.
The same sentences come in cards so that you can set them up as a reading center after having the students practice during guided reading, for example.
Everything comes in color and B&W. I’ve also included versions with and without reading dots.
Click on the image to check it out on TpT:
French Colors Slideshare Presentation
You can choose between two versions of this Slideshare to introduce or review French colors with your students.
The only difference between the two is the choice of “brun” or “marron”.
The colors are presented from the gender-invariable ones to the variable ones, i.e. “orange”, “rose”, jaune”, “rouge” and “marron” are presented first.
Hope you like using them in your classroom!
Thank you for taking the time to read!