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The many variations of French negations may take students some time to master. In this activity, students will use a spider map to practice various constructions of negation. Provide students with a list of negative adverbs to practice and ask them to use each expression in a sentence with an accompanying storyboard illustration. Make the activity more or less complex by specifying a particular tense for your students to use with their negatives.

Suggested Negative Adverbs

  • ne … pas de tout
  • ne … point
  • ne … jamais
  • ne … plus
  • ne … guère
  • ne … rien
  • ne … personne
  • ne … ni … ni
  • ne … aucun(e)
  • ne … que
  • ne … nul (nulle)
Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-12

Difficulty Level --- N/A ---

Type of Assignment Individual, Partner, or Group

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Demonstrate your understanding of French negatives as well as your ability to use them in a sentence. Be creative, but make sure that all of your spelling and grammar is correct!

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In the title box, identify the negative adverb you will use.
  3. In the description, write a sentence using that negative adverb.
  4. Create an illustration for each sentence using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.
Negative Constructions in French Template


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