Non mais ça va pas?

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Non mais ça va pas?

Contributor: Nathalie Paris

Language of text: French
Type of text: Other
Author or source: Grégoire Solotareff
Intended age of students: Key Stage 1/2
Source reference: 9782211071147

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The first challenge for the pupils could be to tell you after each page, as you read the story, whether the crocodile is "content" ou "pas content"; then you could do the same for the elephant; half the class could take on the role of the crocodile and half the class the role of the elephant. This will be great fun!

This is another story which is simple enough for the children to understand it easily and be able to join in with "Non mais ça va pas?" but the language in it is also complicated enough for them to be able to make progress looking at it more closely and analysing it.

Once familiar with it, the pupils, in groups, could practise acting out the story with a narrator and others taking on the roles of the animals. They will have great fun with it! They could also alter the animals to fit in with puppets they may have and put on a show.

Topics or themes:
The importance of being kind; also see grammar points below.

Adjectives (masculine only); present tense, imperfect tense, imperative; immediate future; adverbs


How much time required:
20 minutes - 3 lessons

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