When one thinks of literature circles one envisions them being used in a mainstream classroom during a novel study, and this would be correct. That said, imagine if they could also be used in your French as Second Language (FSL) classroom as a means of assisting your students learn French. And why would one want to do this, you might ask? For starters, think about all the benefits they add to language learning in a mainstream classroom as they provide students with opportunities to work on all four language skills:
With these benefits in mind, the only question that remains is, how would one modify and implement a literature circles program so that it works for one’s FSL learners? You as a teacher need not worry about this because we have already taken care of it for you, beginning with reading resources. Our selection of free online FSL eBooks are divided into three levels to meet your classroom needs: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Once a selected thematic French eBook is chosen, all that remains is using the literature circles worksheets associated with the book from one of the packages below.
For each of our French eBooks you will find worksheets that contain:
Each of our literature circles packages also includes a lesson plan for implementing the program in your FSL classroom, alongside rubrics for evaluating your students, and additional classroom activity/homework ideas.
Ready to help your students learn French? Get started with our program today! Feel like you may need some extra support in implementing a literature circles program in your FSL classroom? Contact us, we are happy to help!