Michèle Martin with Catherine & Kevin CheaterNorbert the Bear
is a collection of eleven simple stories on CD-Rom for young children. Designed for use on the interactive whiteboard in a whole-class context, each story has been developed as a simple and easy-to-use PowerPoint presentation.
Presented and narrated in both French and English, they can be used to help develop both language and conceptual understanding, in young children aged 4 to 7.
The stories introduce the concepts of nationality and dual-nationality, as we see the world through the eyes of Norbert the Bear.
Teacher guidance can be printed from the CD-ROM and gives a wealth of ideas for exploiting the texts.
Children can learn all about Norbert through these 11 simple stories:
|1.||Je m’appelle Norbert / My name is Norbert|
|2. ||J’ai un chat / I have a cat|
|3. ||Norbert au volant / Norbert at the wheel|
|4. ||Norbert et le houx / Norbert and the holly|
|5. ||L’Oncle James vient à Paris / Uncle James comes to Paris|
|6. ||Norbert a faim / Norbert is hungry|
|7. ||Les hélicoptères / The helicopters|
|8. ||Norbert à Versailles / Norbert in Versailles|
|9. ||Norbert dévore / Norbert devours books|
|10. ||Norbert au bord de la mer / Norbert at the seaside|
|11. ||Mon doudou / My snuggle toy|
In this resource:
- eleven stories in PowerPoint format on CD-ROM, with text in French and English and voice recordings in French by the author, Michèle Martin and in English by Catherine Cheater
- Teacher Guidance to print
- each story in printable format from the CD-ROM
Norbert the Bear CD-Rom has been developed especially for children aged 4 - 7 (Early Years and Key Stage 1). It can be used to teach French to beginners, or can be used in English to introduce the concept of dual nationality and as an introduction to French culture.