Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Story-telling Resources for Primary MFL Teaching

Boucle d’or et les trois ours :

This fantastic site is on The Northumberland Grid for Learning. It provides resources for French, German, Spanish and Italian.


The story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is presented as an interactive text which is read aloud in the chosen language by native speakers. The text is enhanced by an extensive bank of resources and activities to support language learning and thinking skills strategies. The resources include worksheets, Powerpoint presentations, smart notebook files, thinking skills activities, songs, word and picture cards, phrase cards as well as phonic grids and word cards. There is also a printable A3 or A4 version to use as a big book.

1001 contes is a French site with lots of stories including audio.

You can choose a story for a specific age range although you have to bear in mind this is developed for native children. The story could be introduced in English, listened to gist or detail with visual clues provided by the teacher through visuals or mime.

Les fables de La Fontaine

Those traditional French stories are inspired by Aesop,
see http://www.aesopfables.com/ for more information and audio in English
They always feature animals in a symbolic way and end with a moral lesson.

This is also on the Northumberland Grid for Learning
It includes lots of Thinking Skills Activities: card sorting for phonics, adjectives, nouns, verbs and phrases, storyboarding, Ven diagram as well drama activities, songs and games.

Aux petites mains is a French with lots of resources. This link includes stories with extra resources such as pictures to colour in or cut out.

To teach numbers, check out the “5 petites souris” story.

Lire et recreer is a French site for children and parents
This link has a number of very short stories that could be used as stimuli for mfl/art projects.

Garabato is a site with audio stories, Aesop’s fables, picture stories, downloadable stories and many more links about children stories, drama and poetry.

More sites from South America are available from
http://www.mundolatino.org/rinconcito/ , the South American portal for children.

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