Mes Mots book cover
64 pages
15.24 x 22.86 cm (6 x 9 in)
Saddle stitch binding with inside cover lamination for better cover retention.
ISBN 978-0-9949664-3-8

Mes mots bleu - student handbook

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  • Elementary FSL
  • Builds vocabulary, conversation, spelling, and writing fluency
  • Contains some English translation

Bonjour et bienvenue!

Mes mots is designed for immediate student success, independence, and collaboration. Learners begin with basic phrases at the front of the book and build their understanding with logically organized layers of helpful vocabulary and usage as they turn each page. Mes mots provides a well-ordered sequence of lessons for the teacher, too. You can also download the accompanying, free Teaching Tips at mywordbooks.com.

Start with simple phrases for a friendly conversation: « Bonjour! Mon nom est Sophie. Quel est ton nom? » Students can chat with each other right away! Turn the page and find words for parts of the face and the body, plus a sample sentence so that students can now say or write: « Voici le menton, » and so on.

Subsequent, thematic pages build upon this foundation, offering high-frequency vocabulary and sample sentences for clothing, family, colours (with circles to colour), and pronouns. Keep turning the pages for verbs, numbers, time, food, animals — all the way to more sophisticated concepts, such as punctuation, capitalization, and prepositions.

Many words appear in French only. To encourage student understanding and independence, some English explanations and translations are provided. Each page includes space for the learner to add new words, translations, plurals, or other helpful information. At the back, students will find a generous section of words listed alphabetically, with plenty of room to add more.

An experienced Canadian teacher designed Mes mots to inspire students’ confidence and excitement about French from their very first lesson, and to keep their personalized book from one grade to the next. Mes mots also supports all teachers, including those who are not French specialists or are new to teaching French. With a class set of Mes mots and the Teaching Tips online, you are good to go!

Table of Contents (translated to English for this website page only)

  • Basic phrases
  • Parts of the head
  • Parts of the body
  • Clothing
  • My family
  • Colours
  • Pronouns (singular and plural)
  • Regular verbs
  • Irregular verbs
  • Numbers
  • Time
  • Days of the week
  • Months
  • Seasons and weather
  • Food
  • Animals
  • Sports
  • In my desk
  • In my classroom
  • My school
  • My house
  • In my bedroom
  • In the bathroom
  • In the kitchen
  • In the street
  • Shapes
  • Opposites
  • Punctuation
  • Pronunciation
  • Capital letters
  • Prepositions
  • Who speaks French?
  • Alphabetical word lists
  • “O Canada”