One of the best sellers here on Frenchified is the CI unit collection for level 1 and level 2 French. These units get rave reviews from teachers because they include everything you need to make the switch from a textbook curriculum to a CI framework. They include the same vocabulary and grammar that you would see in a typical textbook curriculum, only adapted to the needs of the CI classroom.

Each CI unit includes a daily lesson plan, bellwork, daily PowerPoint, activities for students to practice what they’ve learned, and more! Everything is aligned to give your students comprehensible input and repetitions so that they can use French in a useful way. The topics are aligned with what you will find in most level 1 and level 2 French textbooks – so whatever textbook you use, it will likely be covered in these units. You can see the list of vocabulary in each unit in this vocabulary scope and sequence chart.

At the end of each CI unit, there are two culminating activities. One is the unit story – a complete story built on the vocabulary and structures of the preceding unit. These aren’t simple boring stories – each story has a complete plot that your students will enjoy reading. You will find a pdf of the story for your students to read, comprehension and retell activities, and an animated video of the story that you can use for storyasking with lots of circling and pauses.

When you finish the CI unit, there are tests for all of the different modes of communication – listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Here’s what some teachers who have used these CI units have said about them:

I’ve been wanting to take the CI plunge and this resource did it for me! I experimented with 7th graders who have French for only 9 weeks and my level I 8th graders. I wasn’t sure how the 7th graders would react but they LOVED it! I followed the resource almost exactly although I did need to spread the days out a bit. I was amazed at what students could DO at the conclusion of the unit. This did it for me, I have purchased following units from Frenchified and am now a fan of CI! ..

This resource is quite the gem. It has everything you need. I love the amount of prepared comprehensible input we have! My district textbook claims to be CI based, but there isn’t nearly enough input provided. As a busy teacher, I needed something with input and output tasks ready to go and this has it all! Thank you so much! I look forward to using the other units!

I liked all the repetition, and I purchased another of these packs. My students like the pictures and recognized most of the famous people used in the PowerPoint. I live how the PowerPoint was in Word, I was able to turn it into google slides (we use Schoology, and it takes Google Docs) with no problem. Great resource! It also comes with worksheets and some graphic organizers. Love all those things.

French CI unit 1
French comprehensible input unit 2: J'aime
French CI unit level 2
Level 2 CI unit for French
French CI unit level 1
CI unit level 2