Curriculum

How to Use L’Art de lire

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Using L’Art de lire

Here’s what you will receive in your L’Art de lire Package for each level:

  • 1 Student Workbook pdf
  • 1 Teacher Key pdf
  • Zip Files containing Mp3 Audio

Student Workbook

The student workbook has introductory vocabulary pages, story pages to read and colour, and exercise pages to put that new knowledge into practice.

You can print the entire student workbook at once and put it in a binder, or just print off the pages as you need them.

Teacher Key

The teacher key is much the same as the student workbook with some important differences. As expected, it has the answers filled in to save you time.

The teacher key also contains flashcards (towards the back of the book) that can be printed both sides so that you can use picture flashcards to review French vocabulary.

In addition, your teacher key pages are marked with a special symbol to indicate where to listen to the audio files.

Audio Files

The audio files need to be unzipped. Files can be unzipped by clicking “Extract all” in the file manager for Windows users, or by simply double-clicking in your Mac.

Each zip file contains several Mp3 audio files that are named like this:

  • lire-1-06 vocab.mp3

The 06 in the file name indicates that this is the audio for page 6 in the workbook. Use the names of the files to find the file you need for each lesson.

How to Review

As you go through the program, be sure to review the story regularly, if not daily.

You can use the audio to do this by choosing either to listen to the story all at once or by choosing the listen-and-repeat version of the story. Listen and repeat files are named with the word repeat in the name like this:

  • lire-1-08,9 Repeat.mp3

Just reading the story together is another great way to review. The stories help your students to understand the structures and flow of the language.

You can also review by going through the vocabulary flashcards that are provided at each level.

You don’t need to do a workbook page every day, but it’s a good idea to do something, even just listening to the story or a quick review of the flashcards.

Relax and Have Fun!

Have students colour story pages and other picture pages and draw their own pictures or make their own flashcards and posters.

Adapt the curriculum to suit the time you have available by taking advantage of the different ways to learn and review that are built right into the curriculum.

Having a busy day? Are you on the go? Bring the flashcards and review them. Listen to the story. Read the story. These are little things that you can review even when you don’t have time for a full lesson.

Nallenart makes it easy to include French in your homeschool!

Yes! You can teach French at home!

footsteps in the snowSometimes homeschooling parents can be a bit intimidated by the idea of teaching French at home. Teaching a second language is like teaching any other subject, though. You can get started even though you’re not an expert. You might just be pleasantly surprised to find yourself learning right alongside your children.

When I was homeschooling, I took it for granted that I didn’t know everything. The children and I traveled together on our adventure in home education. While they were impressed that Mom knew a whole lot of stuff about a whole lot of stuff, my children didn’t ever expect me to know everything there was to know about any giving topic. What I didn’t know, we found out together. What a great lesson for my kids to see that there is no age limit to learning!

Why should learning French as a second language be any different? With the right user-friendly curriculum, you can learn right along with your children as you progress though the material. Even though you might have little to no experience with French, you really can make French a part of your homeschool curriculum.

L’Art de lire was designed originally for homeschooling parents, keeping in mind that not everyone has a strong background in the French language. It starts out very gently and gradually, building understanding and confidence as a strong foundation for success.

L’Art de dire


For children in grades K to three, L’Art de DIRE is a great introduction to learning French. Detailed lesson plans, reproducible teaching aids and a totally oral approach make this book ideal for teaching French to children who are not yet ready to learn to read in French. Continue reading

L’Art de lire

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L’Art de lire combines beginning conversational French with an introduction to French phonics, enabling children to read simple stories in French from the first lesson. Includes verb conjugations, grammar, and conversational French.

The six levels of L’Art de lire correspond roughly to the curriculum guidelines for Grades 4-8 Core French in Ontario, Canada.

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L’Art de lire 1

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L’Art de lire combines beginning conversational French with an introduction to French phonics, enabling children to read simple stories in French from the first lesson. Includes verb conjugations, grammar, and conversational French.

L’Art de lire 1 is designed for beginning French students who are reading well in English. The grammar taught in this course corresponds to the Ontario, Canada expectations for Core French Curriculum for grade four (French as a second language).

The program is suitable, however, for older beginners. Even students who have had some French can benefit from the material taught in this first level of L’Art de lire. Many students who have struggled with French in the classroom, or using other French programs for homeschooling, have found that the beginning levels of L’Art de lire have filled in the gaps and enabled them to understand and enjoy learning French.

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L’Art de lire 2

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L’Art de lire 2 is designed to follow L’Art de lire 1. The grammar taught in this course corresponds to the Ontario, Canada expectations for Core French Curriculum for grade four (French as a second language).

L’Art de lire combines beginning conversational French with an introduction to French phonics, enabling children to read simple stories in French from the first lesson. Includes verb conjugations, grammar, and conversational French.

 

The Student Workbook features a French-English glossary, easy to understand explanations of new grammar concepts, and exercises. The mp3 Audio Files walk the student through the workbook, giving opportunity to hear and repeat all the vocabulary and sentences. The Teacher Edition is the student workbook and tests with answers filled in, making marking easy! The 2012 Teacher Edition includes printable Lapbook Pages, Tests, and Flashcards.


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L’Art de lire 3

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L’Art de lire 3 is suitable for French students who have an introductory knowledge of conversational French, verb conjugation, and beginning phonics. The grammar taught in this course corresponds to the Ontario, Canada curriculum expectations for Core French for grade five and it is designed to follow L’Art de lire 2.

L’Art de lire combines beginning conversational French with an introduction to French phonics, enabling children to read simple stories in French from the first lesson. Includes verb conjugations, grammar, and conversational French.

The program is suitable, however, for older beginners. Even students who have had some French can benefit from the material taught in the early levels of L’Art de lire.

Continue reading