Le petit fantôme qui voulait qu'on le voie

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Le petit fantôme qui voulait qu'on le voie

Contributor: Nathalie Paris

Language of text: French
Type of text: Other
Author or source: Bénédicte Guettier
Intended age of students: Key Stage 2/3
Source reference: 9782203006928

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Approaches:
This is the story of a ghost that wants to be seen, because without it he feels ignored and he feels that he does not fit in anywhere.
It is a beautiful story which could be read around Halloween (or at any time really!).
You can read it a little bit at a time and get the children to join in with actions to show what is happening in the story.
You can then extract from the story the words which you want the children to be able to recognise and know, do some work on them then see if the children can spot them when you read the story out again, a page at a time.

Rationale:
It is a lovely story to use to get the children to think about fitting in.
The illustrations are very clear, which makes it easy for younger children to work out what is happening. In addition the language is rich, which mean you can exploit it more deeply as suggested above.
It can be used around Halloween without being directly about Halloween.

Outcomes:
It is a particulalrly good story to focus on key words and talk about nouns (like télé, feuilletons) and adjectives (like triste, vide, visible) in French.
The story contains a lot of vocabulary which the children may be familiar with, to do with daily routine and activities.
For older children, as it is written mostly in the imperfect tense, you may use it to reinforce this grammar point.

Topics or themes:
Halloween; relationships

Grammar:
nouns and adjectives; the imperfect tense; any grammar point of your choice

Strategies:
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How much time required:
1 lesson or split the story over several lessons

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