La Noël

Learning about La Noël in French is a great way to build basic vocabulary while also learning about the traditions of French-speaking countries.

Traditions of Christmas
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Good introductory links to bringing Christmas into the French classroom. Should help with some basic vocabulary.

Histoires de Noël : la nuit avant Noël

http://www.pratique.fr/histoires-noel-nuit-noel.html Added: 21 Nov 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

The Night Before Christmas is a classic piece of Christmas literature written by Clément Clarke Moore in 1823. The story is reproduced here along with some free samples of Christmas greeting letters, letters to Santa and responses from Santa to children.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
French

Strand: Topics

Strand unit: Festivals/ Occasions

Suggestions for use: Could be displayed to class if giving a class on the traditions of Christmas.

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Language: French
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La Nuit Avant Noël

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/13018/12655.ppt Added: 21 Nov 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

PowerPoint presentation of the classic poem from the early 19th century. Lots of images used with a few lines of text on each screen.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
French

Strand: 1. Communicative Competence

Strand unit: Reading

Suggestions for use: Perfect for displaying to class. The images are colourful and the text is clear.

Asset type: Presentation
Language: French
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Noël Vocabulary

http://www.frenchlearner.com/vocabulary/christmas/ Added: 22 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Basic page of vocabulary associated with Noël. Includes sound files for pronunciation and covers words for Christmas tree, holly, sleigh, Father Christmas and more.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
French

Strand: Topics

Strand unit: Festivals/ Occasions

Suggestions for use: Get the students to make sentances from the words provided in the document.

Asset type: Document
Language: French
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Creative Commons
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Nuit étoilée

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt_WA4HXwSw Added: 22 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Audio / Video

Fine recording of the traditional Christmas Carol 'Silent Night' by Renée Caron et Les Petits chanteurs de l'Ile de France. Users may view lyrics on the video.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
French

Strand: Topics

Strand unit: Festivals/ Occasions

Asset type: Video
Language: French
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Noël : bricolages

http://www.teteamodeler.com/dossier/noel/index.asp Added: 22 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Activities to make Christmas decorations. Christmas balls, angels, Santa Clauses, wreathes, christmas present trees and more.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
French

Strand: Topics

Strand unit: Festivals/ Occasions

Suggestions for use: Something for an Art class. Do you have students doing French and Art?

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Language: French
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