Regular French Verb Conjugations
Lesson Plan Reference
Grade Level 6-12
Difficulty Level --- N/A ---
Type of Assignment Individual, Partner, or Group
Every language student will need to practice conjugations as part of their study. Why not use storyboards to make the task more interesting? For younger students, the visual storyboards provide can help solidify the relationship between each pronoun and its conjugations. Seeing two characters in the “ils” square, for example, reinforces the concept of “they”.
Ask students to use a storyboard chart to practice conjugating regular verbs. The sample chart provided uses the present tense, but you can easily adjust this assignment to fit any tense.
|-ER VERB||-IR VERB||-RE VERB|
|JE||Je regarde la télé.||Je rougis.||J'attends l'autobus.|
|TU||Jean, tu regardes la télé.||Jean, tu rougis.||Jean, tu attends l'autobus.|
|IL / ELLE / ON||Il regarde la télé.||Il rougit.||Il attend l'autobus.|
|NOUS||Nous regardons la télé.||Nous rougissons.||Nous attendons l'autobus.|
|VOUS||Madame Souberous, vous regardez la télé.||Madame Souberous, vous rougissez.||Madame Souberous, vous attendez l'autobus.|
|ILS / ELLES||Ils regardent la télé.||Ils rougissent.||Ils attendent l'autobus.|
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For this activity, you will practice conjugation of French verbs in the present tense. Use the template to choose a regular -er, -ir, and -re verb to conjugate for each of the six French pronoun categories. Design a simple image to illustrate the verb for each pronoun, then write a simple sentence below the image. For the verb “regarder”, for example, you might use the same image of a TV being watched all the way down the column, while simply changing the characters and sentences to suit the pronouns. Refer to the sample storyboard as a guide.
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