FRENCH Oral Communication Game for Back to School – Jeu de communication orale – la rentrée
Are you looking for a fun, engaging way to get your French primary students speaking en français more during your small group or literacy centre time? Need a game to help your students review and practice key vocabulary words, and/or speaking in full sentences in French? Wanting something that’s EASY to differentiate, depending on your students’ individual abilities? This French School-themed Jeu de communication orale might be just what you’re looking for!
Are you looking for a fun, engaging way to get your French primary students speaking en français more during your small group or literacy centre time? Need a French oral communication game to help your students review and practice key vocabulary words, and/or speaking in full sentences in French? Wanting something that’s EASY to differentiate, depending on your students’ individual abilities?
This French School-themed Jeu de communication orale might be just what you’re looking for!
This game is easy to prep and easy to play.
Just print the desired game board and cards, laminate for longevity, and cut them apart. Students will each need a game piece to mark their spot, but that’s it – no dice or anything else!
This resource includes:
- Teacher instruction pages
- 2 game boards (one with fewer, larger squares, for quick games and one with more, smaller squares for when you have more time)
- 114 vocabulary cards with a School theme
- 52 alphabet cards (26 each of upper- and lowercase letters) with a School theme. Once your students are familiar with how the game words, you can add in or switch out the alphabet cards for some simple letter recognition practice, too!
- 2 bonus cards – avance 2 cases and récule 2 cases
To play, mix the picture cards (so not all of the same border colours are together). Put the cards in a pile, face down (you can pick which cards they want to have the students practice if they do not want to use all of them at once.).
Without looking at them, students will pick a picture card, one at a time. (Please note there are no words on the cards because, for this game, students should come up with the French vocabulary word to match each picture, rather than read the word.).
If the student is able to correctly say the French word* for the object on the picture, they move to the next square on the game board that is the same colour as the border of the picture card. They should also keep that card.
If the student is unable to come up with the correct word, they may ask for help. However, they then stay in the same spot on the game board and place the picture card back into the bottom of the pile, face down.
If students land on a square with a ladder, they may climb the ladder to the corresponding square.
*Please note: The teacher can decide how they want their students to name the objects. For example, students may say just the name of the object (un crayon à mine), a complete sentence stating the object (eg. C’est un crayon à mine), or state the object with a lot of details (C’est un crayon à mine jaune). For this reason, there is no answer key provided, as it is up to the teacher’s discretion. This makes differentiation a snap – just have your stronger students say more detailed sentences!
What are other teachers saying about this French oral communication game?
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I love love love this activity! Such a good way to get students speaking French, as well as using their familiar vocabulary. A fun, friendly way to practice familiar words. Merci!” – Suzanne R.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I love that there are no words on the playing cards! I could use it for my JKs and as a great review for my incoming Gr. 3’s for core French too. Merci!” – Bettina R.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This is a great game for primary aged students that I used at the beginning of the school year :)” – Rachel G.
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