12 Petites Pieces a Jouer contains 12 mini French plays for beginning primary school French pupils to listen to and act out. Drama provides a fun way to practise French, promote fluency and develop confidence. These 12 entertaining mini-plays are age appropriate; use simple, repetitive language; can easily be adapted; are ideal for use with mixed-ability groups; complement and reinforce whatever scheme you are using; are linked to the QCA Schemes of Work; and help to deliver many of the KS2 Framework objectives. The photocopiable book contains scripts, English translations, worksheets to extend the plays and suggestions for performing the plays. Native French speakers perform the plays on the audio CD included with the book. The plays in this book are designed for 7-13 year olds. If you are a KS3 (Years 7-9; 11-14 year olds) teacher you may wish to order the KS3 version of this book (9780857476517). It contains the same plays.
Daniele Bourdais is French and has lived in the UK since 1982. She has been working as a writer, editor, proof-reader, native-speaker check and consultant since the mid-1980s. Sue Finnie has co-authored many projects with Daniele. She has many years of experience in the fields of education and publishing; particularly devising language learning resources.
Introduction: Why use drama?, What is 12 Petites Pieces?, Who are the plays for?, Suggestions for use; 1 Au cafe (A difficult customer does nothing but complain); 2 Bobo le robot (Which inventor has created the best robot?); 3 Je veux un bonbon! (Learn to be polite and get your way!); 4 Un kilometre a pied (A class-trip to visit a castle proves a long trek); 5 Vive le temps d'hiver! (Santa checks the weather in France daily until conditions are right for a visit); 6 Qui aime les fantomes? (Having a friendly ghost around the house can be useful); 7 J'ai du talent! (Contestants battle it out in a musical talent show); 8 Le lievre et la tortue (A French version of the fable The Hare and the Tortoise); 9 Le cheval du desert (A traditional North African animal tale); 10 La ronde des mois (A whistle-stop tour of the French year and French celebrations); 11 Jacques et le haricot magique (The traditional tale of Jack and the Beanstalk revisited in French); 12 Vive la Revolution! (The French Revolution - blow by blow!); Activity sheets