Lesson 5: A table

Children use their detective skills to decode an unknown text, unpicking the meaning through context and recognising known vocabulary

Learning Objectives

  • Using a range of strategies to decode an authentic French text

  • Comparing French and English text structures

  • Sharing ideas with others

Lesson Plan

Decoding an unknown text
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Teacher Video: A table!

Presentation: Detective text

Vocabulary and pronunciation - this is not key vocabulary but supports pronunciation of the words in the Detective text

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Activity: Detective text
Activity: Detective's notebook
Teacher's Notes: Detective text
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Belinda Dean,  
Languages specialist
Belinda is a French and Spanish teacher as well as a trainer for Network for Languages at Bath Spa University for the last seven years, delivering courses for teachers and PGCE students, and Expert Centre co-ordinator for the Global Learning…
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