Raoul la Terreur

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Raoul la Terreur

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: 9782913741607

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This story is clear and simple until you get to the psychological part... so I would ensure that the children understand the words "terreur, tendresse, compréhension, crapule; seul, méchant" which could be part of some work on nouns and adjectives. However with older children this will not be essential as they will understand the twists thanks to the illustrations which are very clear and show the characters' emotions.
The story can be read to the children as you stop and ask how Raoul is feeling: "Comment va Raoul? Bien, très bien?" or "Il est content/triste?" and the children reply in French.

This story is perfect if you want to talk to your class (in English might be easier!) about bullying and being kind to each other. It really will get the children thinking! I would link it to a PHSE/SMSC lesson.

The children will realise that they can understand quite a complex story in French and pick out words (cognates) from it. It is good to introduce or reinforce vocabulary relating to feelings.
The children will really enjoy acting out the story in small groups and playing it out to the whole class. They could then, with your help, rewrite a kinder ending!

Topics or themes:
saying how you feel; anti-bullying awareness

recognising nouns and adjectives; the imperative


How much time required:
1 lesson

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