Trotro fait des crêpes

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Trotro fait des crêpes

Contributor: Nathalie Paris

Language of text: French
Type of text: Other
Author or source: Bénédicte Guettier
Intended age of students: Key Stage 1/2
Source reference: 9782070664108

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This is the story of Trotro making crêpes. It is an illustrated recipe!
This book can be read to introduce the ingredients to a pancake batter, or to reinforce them.
It is very simple and the illsutrations are clear, so you could just read it to a class and ask them what it was about and what the ingredients were without any prior learning. You could then look more closely at the quantities of each of the ingredients.

I want to use this story because it is important for our children to know about Chandeleur in France and this book shows it in a very simple way. It will make the children want to go and make some crêpes and they will remember it.
I also love that the person tossing the crêpes at the end is the dad, and not the mum as it can still be in many stories full of stereotypes.

By the end of the story, the children will have a recipe in French which would be lovely for them to be able to take home and to make with an adult.
This books lends itself to introducing the 3rd person singualr or -er verbs in the present tense, which is important for our children to be aware of, so it is not just a cultural story: they can learn a lot from it.

Topics or themes:
Chandeleur (Candlemass, 2nd February), Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday)

3rd person of -er verbs


How much time required:
1 lesson

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