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1. Le Petit Journal Francophone (36 articles) - Cécile Lainé
LE PETIT JOURNAL FRANCOPHONE is a biweekly publication that provides comprehensible news summaries from francophone countries to novice high-intermediate low students. This bundle contains the news summaries from September 11 to December 10, 2016. The article cover a wide variety of relevant cultural events across all AP themes. You may either integrate these articles in your thematic units, or make them available to your students as SSR/FVR (Silent Sustained Reading/Free Voluntary Reading) materials.

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2. Elections présidentielles françaises : j'ai voté ! - Cécile Lainé
Attached is a short story (with pictures) about a French woman who describes her time at the voting poll. It is written in comprehensible French, with lots of repetition and cognates, so accessible to Novice mid and above. Note: the google drive view of this document is not working well, you need to download it.

Suggested activities:
1. Hunt for cognates
2. Cut paragraphs and match paragraphs to pictures
3. Cut paragraphs and sequence them
4. Compare and Contrast French and American voting system (Venn diagram)
...or just SSR/FVR (Silent Sustained Reading/Free Voluntary Reading)

3. The Migrant Crisis in Europe - Cécile Lainé
This bundle contains a 2-3-day lesson for French 4-AP students about the migrant crisis in Europe and an article from "Le Petit Journal Francophone" for Novice students on the same topic. The goal is to expose our students, regardless of their level, to this tragedy.


4. Les 375 ans de Montréal - Cécile Lainé
A short article about the anniversary of the city of Montreal. It is written in comprehensible French, with lots of repetition and cognates, so accessible to Novice mid and above. It touches on issues such as diversity and colonialism, and offers a "tremplin" to more complex articles on the subject.

Suggested activities:
1. Hunt for cognates
2. Who is who? (Trudeau, Couillard, Coderre, Mohawk representative)
3. Who said what? (Trudeau, Couillard, Coderre)
4. Cut paragraphs and sequence them or play Human timeline in small groups
5. Browse the #Montreal375 website and organize a class vote for favorite attraction
6. Collect/Read #Montreal375 tweets
...or just SSR/FVR (Silent Sustained Reading/Free Voluntary Reading)



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