La cigale et la fourmi

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This unit, centered on a fable by Jean de la Fontaine, is for beginning students who have studied French for at least a semester and can express their likes and dislikes, their wants and needs, and exchange basic personal information such as name, age, nationality, and origin. It is not necessary for the students to understand every word or verb tense in the poem. The includes everything you need to take it into the classroom:

Standards-based Lesson Plans

Lesson plans prepare students for the language-rich fable with wide variety of pre-reading, reading, and post-reading activities that support the standard objectives.

Performance Assessments

In addition to suggestions for formative assessment, the unit includes a scaffold, rubric and suggestions for a final project where students work in groups to create an fable.

Photocopiable Student Handouts

The teacher handbook also includes student handout that you can copy for your class as needed. These include student flashcards, sentence strips, and other worksheets.


We have included flashcards so that the students can practice retelling the stories and creating new ones with the characters.


The new version of this unit includes a animated fable told by our narrators, Paris and Vincent Granville. Each story comes alive on the screen to help students interact with the text. If you would like to upgrade from the previous version please contact Paris Granville.

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