Je ne m'appelle pas Bernard!

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Je ne m'appelle pas Bernard!

Contributor: Nathalie Paris

Language of text: French
Type of text: Other
Author or source: Claire Cantais
Intended age of students: Key Stage 1/2
Source reference: 9782358710077

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You can initially read this book to the class but it is also a great one for them to read to each other or read independently as it is simple enough. You can use it as an introduction to French names and/or revision of French sounds.
When you share it with the class, the pupils can all easily join in and will enjoy doing so.

I want to use it because it will make the children laugh! They do need to know what "prout" means though... they will do already if you have read "Caca boudin" to them... if you haven't, please check out my blog on it!

You can also work on onomatopoeia with this book and have lots of fun role-playing/re-enacting the story. The pupils could change the names of the characters to other French-sounding names. They could even write their own version of the book and may actually know how to spell "Je m'appelle" at the end of it! ;-)

Topics or themes:
This is the perfect book to introduce/recap how to say your name at the beginning of the year; it enables you to look at French names and sounds again too.

Negatives; the future tense.


How much time required:
10 minutes-an hour

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