Danièle Bourdais & Sue Finnie
Brilliant French Information Books are a collection of 18 simple non-fiction readers for children learning French at Key Stage 2 (7 - 11 years). They are an ideal introduction to reading in French for young children and also provide information and photographs of the French-speaking world to aid intercultural understanding.
The readers can be read easily and quickly making them motivating and enjoyable, and are great for consolidating and extending pupilʼs vocabulary.
The information books are divided into 3 levels, each level containing 6 books, together with accompanying teaching resources.
To ensure progression and differentiation, there are three easily identifiable levels of difficulty, with 6 books in each stage:
- Level 1: Usually a single short sentence per page
- Level 2: Usually 1–3 short to medium sentences per page
- Level 3: Usually 3–4 sentences per page, varying in length
Brilliant French Information Books - Level 2 are aimed at French learners. The pack includes:
- 6 non-fiction readers written entirely in French
Supplied as 1 copy of each of 6 mini 8-page books. Each book contains a fun quiz at the end, to check understanding.
- Teaching guide
With support for non-specialist teachers, this includes English translations of each of the information books and teaching notes.
Contains PDF versions of all of the information books, to enable them to be displayed on an IWB, as well as audio files of each of the information books
Titles included in Brilliant French Information Books - Level 2
|Inventés en France||Inventions/school items|
C’est / Il est
(+ nationality adjective)
Il s’appelle ...
(+ name of inventor)
|C’est la fête !||Public holidays and special days|
in the French calendar
|Names of days|
Months of the year
Ils (+ present tense verb)
|J’aime lire||What French children like to read||J’aime lire, j’adore|
(+ type of book)
|Bon appétit !||Food / regional dishes||J’aime / je n’aime pas|
(+ food vocabulary)
|Une journée à l’école||A typical French school day|
Je + regular and irregular
verbs in present tense
(je suis; je vais); school-
|Vive le sport !||Sports and sporting events||Je joue au /à la and je|
fais du /de la (+ sport),
question words: quel / quelle ,
comment, combien de ... ?
Brilliant French Information Books are aimed at young learners from 7 - 11 years. This resource includes lots of support for a non-specialist teacher.
Paperback, 12pp, 147 x 210mm (Teacher's Book + CD-Rom)
Paperback, 8pp, 147 x 210mm (Information Books)