This collection of 18 easy-to-read French information books for primary schools: Introduces children to reading in French and provides practice so they can improve their reading skills; Consolidates and extends pupil's vocabulary; Provides information and pictures of the French-speaking world to support Intercultural Understanding by broadening pupils' perceptions of their own society as well as of another culture; Makes children aware of the value of reading in order to find out information and to build their vocabulary, and encourages them to become independent readers; Makes reading in French motivating and enjoyable.
To ensure progression and differentiation, there are three easily identifiable levels of difficulty, with 6 books in each stage:
Level One: A single short sentence per page
Level Two: 1-3 short to medium sentences per page
Level Three: 3-4 sentences per page, varying in length
Each book contains a fun multiple-choice quiz at the end.
The books are packaged by level, together with teacher's notes and a CD-Rom containing audio versions of the books and an e-pdf version of the stories to enable them to be displayed on an interactive whiteboard.
Daniele Bourdais is French and has lived in the UK since 1982. She has been working as a writer, proof-reader, native-speaker check and consultant since the mid 1980s. Sue Finnie has coauthored many projects with Daniele. She has many years of experience in the fields of education and publishing, particularly devising language learning resources. In addition to Brilliant Publications, they have also worked for the BBC, Oxford University Press and many other publishers.