L'exploration indépendante : Contes en français





This is a mockup of a site my students will see when they access this section of their independent exploration options in Canvas, our school's LMS.  For each suggestion there is some sort of follow-up "accountability" piece for me to give students credit, be it a reflection question or a screen shot.

Below are some ways to have stories read to you in French.  Listen to one of the stories being read and as a follow-up, tell me 3 words you recognized and 3 new words you learned

French Stories on YouTube

Note:  On many of the videos, you can get closed captions in French or English.  Click on the CC button (if it's available) to make closed captions appear.  Then, to change them to English, click the little gear icon to the right and click "Subtitles/CC" and if English isn't an option, click "Auto-translate" and select English from the list of languages.  If the closed captions are auto-translated, they will not be perfect, especially if the speaker is speaking very fast or not clearly, but they will help you follow along.



The French Experiment


The Fable Cottage


Duolingo Stories

Duolingo Stories is a new feature of Duolingo that help your learn French through reading and listening to stories.  You can earn points just like you can with the original Duolingo, and it's all tracked on one account.  t works best if you sign up for an account so it can track your progress, but you will need a parent's permission to do that.  When you visit the site, select French as your language.  Duolingo and Duolingo Stories can be played on a computer or on a mobile device with their free app.

La souris qui raconte

This site, which means, "The storytelling mouse" in English, has a variety of multicultural children's stories in French that are read to you by a native speaker.  There are no English subtitles, but the reading is slow and accompanied by text and illustrations to help you understand the meaning.

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