This Free French Comprehensible Input Story will let you try out CI without a huge investment of time or money.
Are you looking to improve student comprehension and proficiency in French? This French comprehensible input short story is a fun sample of what can be done with French CI instruction. It is a sampler from the series of French CI units, available for level 1 and level 2 French.
This short story is for French learners who are just starting their studies. Very simple language with lots of repetition – but the story itself is interesting enough to hold their attention. It is the unit story that finishes unit 1 of the CI unit series – each unit uses comprehensible input to give your students a base of frequently used vocabulary words with some basic structures. At the end of the unit, students should be able to easily read and understand the story – and with practice, they can retell the story as well.
These units are especially helpful if you want to use CI but:
- You are required to use a district textbook
- You need a little bit of structure as you get your feet wet with comprehensible input
- You are required to give a district final, but want to use CI to teach your classes
The units are complete units with vocabulary and grammar in context – they cover the same material as the standard textbook programs, only with a more comprehensible input focus.
This free story can be used as a standalone activity as early as the first semester of French.
- short story in French
- comprehension questions
- story retell activity
- mp4 animated video of the story
This story is part of the Bonjour! Comprehensible input unit 1 for beginning French. This will give you an idea of what the units are like – each unit builds up to a unit story based on the vocabulary and grammar of the unit.