Book Template 1: With Sentence Starters
Book Template 2: Without Sentence Starters
his year for Halloween, I am
posting a book template. To create this book, students will need to describe
the weather (e.g., Il fait frais. Il fait du vent.), to describe people's
emotions (e.g., triste) and to recognize some Halloween themed vocabulary.
Use the vocabulary flashcards posted below prior to creating the book and
use "Citrouille Lantern - Les emotions" to assist you with co-creating an
anchor chart of possible emotions that can be portrayed in the book. Playing
Charades can be a fun way to practice this new vocabulary!
Creating the book:
Choose Individual or
Full Class Format:
Print out Book
Template 1 and have students each create their own individual books.
Alternatively, you can create one big class book. For this format, print
a few of each page and either assign each student a page or have
students choose one page to complete. It would be ideal to also have all
students complete the personalized page "Pendant l'Halloween, je suis...".
resources (flashcards, anchor charts), students will complete the
writing on the page (name and emotion). Students should be directed to
choose the correct masculine or feminine form of the descriptive words,
which may take some explicit teaching.
complete the illustration so that it represents the writing on the page.
For example, if it is "Le fantôme est triste.", then the student would
illustrate a sad ghost face.
Once students have
completed their pages, assemble the book(s).
Read the book(s) in
class. If you have constructed one class book, read this to the class
and be sure to show the pictures:) If students have constructed
individual books, they can read their books to each other. If your
junior students create their own books, you may wish to set up an
opportunity for the junior students to read their French books to
primary Core French students.
*Note: For primary classes, I
recommend making one class book instead of having students create an
individual book as this would be a very time consuming task for primary
*Note: Book Template 2 has also been provided. It
is the same book, but it doesn't have any sentence starters. You
may choose to use this with higher grades or to differentiate the
activity in your classroom.
And it is not Halloween without
everyone's favourite song, C'est l'Halloween!