Le loup qui voulait faire le tour du monde

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Le loup qui voulait faire le tour du monde

Contributor: Nathalie Paris

Language of text: French
Type of text: Other
Author or source: Orianne Lallemand & Eléonore Thuillier
Intended age of students: Key Stage 2/3
Source reference: 9782733822318

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Normally, when I read this story, once we have worked out from the cover that Loup is going to travel the world I ask each pupil to write down, on a small white board or in their books, where Loup goes: countries and cities; if they know them, I also ask them to write the continents in French. To challenge some pupils, you can give them the task to note any landmarks which they hear (most of them are cognates).

This story is great because even though the French in it is complicated, there are enough cognates for the children to get a real sense of achievement as they hear and recognise words, in context, which they have never heard before in French, like "sphinx". Elements of the story link in with primary topics (eg Egypt) and of course geography. You can use the map of the world at the front or at the back of the book (inside cover) to follow Loup's journey.

As well as getting a sense of achievement from understanding a whole story in French, the children will enjoy the fun parts of the story, for instance when Loup nearly gets eaten by a crocodile or when animals in the jungle are actually scared of him. They always pick up extra words (like "crocodile") and really enjoy it. You can then build on all of the above by using great resources (links on the website) to look at the flags of the countries which are visited... and more!

Topics or themes:
countries, where they are and cultural facts; continents, International day

The text is very rich; you could focus on many different grammar points: nouns, adjectives, the imperfect tense… and many more!


How much time required:
1-3 lessons

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