Fun French Fairy Tale Plays - Learn Language Confidently Through Drama is a collection of 10 specially written French plays, which have been adapted from well-known stories. Each story is given a special twist to add extra humour; Rapunzel lives at the top of the Eiffel Tower and Snow White loves to play sports!
The plays provide an ideal way of motivating children aged 7–13 to learn French. Pupils will enjoy the challenge of learning a French script and subsequently gain confidence through performing it to an audience of adults and/or fellow pupils.
The plays use simple repetitive language and are easily adaptable. Each play has a specific language focus, making it easy to link the plays to topics the pupils are studying.
The book contains reproducible scripts, English translations and suggestions for performing the plays. The CD-Rom included with the book contains audio files of native French speakers performing the plays as well as a PDF version of the book.
The plays included are as follows:
|Play Title || ||Theme || ||Language Focus |
| ||Love || ||Expressing opinions. Everyday language useful |
for home activities. Simple phrases in the present tense.
|La Petite Poule Rousse |
The Little Red Hen
| ||Animals, Actions, Food, Table manners || ||Simple phrases in present tense. Verbs with ‘je’. |
Everyday language useful for mealtimes.
Pauvre Papa Noël
Poor Father Christmas
| ||Making excuses. || ||Weather. Time and dates. Illnesses. Countries. |
|Boucle d’Or |
| ||Food || ||Useful everyday phrases for preparing and eating food. A few simple phrases in the future and past tense. |
|Rapunzel et la tour Eiffel |
Rapunzel & the Eiffel Tower
| ||Friends, Appearance and Personality || ||Adjectives for describing people. Use of ‘être’ in the present tense. Comparative adjectives. A few phrases in the future tense using ‘aller’. |
|Le Chat Botté |
Puss in Boots
| ||Family || ||Adjectives, clothes, opinions. Several traditional French songs. |
|Blanche-Neige et les nains sportifs |
Snow White & the Sporty Dwarfs
| ||Sports and Hobbies || ||Key phrases for sports, hobbies, activities and household chores. |
Simple phrases in present, past and future tense with ‘aller’.
|Wendy part en vacances |
Wendy goes on holiday
| ||Holidays || ||Key phrases about holidays in the present tense, future tense and past tense. |
Vocabulary for holiday activities, weather, and transport.
|Les trois petits cochons vont à l’école |
The 3 Little Pigs go on Holiday
| ||School || ||Phrases about school subjects, likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses. |
Comments about subjects and teachers’ personalities.
Adjectives. School-bag items. Routine of school day. Time.
|Dorothée fait les courses |
Dorothy goes Shopping
| ||Shopping || ||Food, clothes, key shopping phrases. Some phrases in the past tense. A fair |
amount of more advanced sentence structure.
Fun French Fairy Tale Plays
has been developed for use with children at primary school who are learning French. It has been aimed at teachers who work with children in Key Stages 2 and 3 (7 - 13 years).
Paperback, 124 pages, 280 x 210mm