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Contributor: Nathalie Paris

Language of text: French
Type of text: Other
Author or source: Gregoire Solotareff
Intended age of students: Key Stage 2/3
Source reference: ISBN 9782211016100

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It is quite a difficult story in that the level of the language in it is high so the children will need a lot of support. I would start off by reading it and giving them the challenge of keeping a tally of how many times "loup" and "lapin" get a mention on each double page whilst trying to work out what is happening. I would use targeted questioning in English to check comprehension of each stage of the story.
There are lots of resources you can use with this book here: http://natta-lingo.gihem.info/spip.php?article117

It is so much more than just a story in French: it is a story about friendship, about being different, about fear and about looking for your own identity.

The children will realise that they don't need to understand a lot in French to be able to work out what a text is about.
If you have a visualiser, you can do some great work on cognates in this story.

Topics or themes:
It could help reinforce hobbies; you may do a series of stories about how wolves are portrayed in children's literature.

Adjectives; the imperfect tense; punctuation in French (including the use of speech marks)


How much time required:
a lesson or 2

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