This French short story bundle is perfect for beginning and intermediate French readers – great for free voluntary reading, guided class reading, or a French sub plan.
Each French short story includes:
- a 2-4 page story with limited vocabulary and grammar
- comprehension questions to accompany the story
- additional infographics and activities related to the topic of the story
The stories address a variety of situations, including cultural information.
A brief summary of each French short story:
Joe & the Talking Sandwich: Joe is a student who brings his lunch to school. Usually this isn’t a problem. But today – his sandwich is talking to him! It gets him in trouble with his teachers and the bus driver. But worst of all, it begs Joe not to eat him at lunch time.
Frankie the Vampire: Frankie is a vampire – a very bad vampire. He is afraid of the dark! This makes it very difficult for him to do the most basic vampire things, especially finding dinner. He needs help, and he finds it from a local psychic.
La Bise: Bryan is an American who is visiting France. He doesn’t want to be rude, so he’s prepared himself for the French custom of La Bise. But unfortunately, he didn’t listen to the entire explanation in French class! Bryan’s trip starts out fine but his cultural misunderstandings get him into more and more trouble.
La Baguette Magique: Each day, the local baker sells one special bread – the “baguette magique.” And each day, the recipient sees something special happen in his or her life. Joseph wants to learn the secret of the bread, but the baker tells him it will take time.
La Belle Soeur: Lucie and Annie are sisters. Annie is very jealous – she will get her revenge on her popular sister in a devious plan that involves mud, bacon and blue dye.
Canadaman: Josh is a typical boy, until he goes on a camping trip and everything changes. He starts being polite, he develops weird food preferences, and suddenly develops mad hockey skills. What is happening to him, and how will he use these new powers for good instead of evil?