Beginner FSL EBOOKS & Resources

 

The beginner series of thematic ebooks focus on a 16-year-old boy named Marc Gagnon. Your students will be introduced to Marc’s family, friends, and school life. Your students will also learn about what there is to see and do in the City of Montreal and the province of Quebec, Canada.

Each of our eBooks comes with accompanying worksheets, lesson plans and assessments.  Our engaging collection is geared for students aged 11 - 14, and matches themes covered in the classroom. 

C'est moi, Marc!
French eBook - C'EST MOI, MARC!
1A - C'est moi, Marc!

Meet Marc Gagnon. Learn about where he is from and what his interests are.

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  • Book Style: Reading Comprehension
  • Connecting Themes: About me, Activities
  • French Vocabulary: Describing one's self. Expressing likes and dislikes.
  • French Grammar: Present tense ("ER" verbs). Conjunctions (et/mais).
  • Click below for accompanying worksheets, lesson plans and assessments.

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Mes amis
French eBook - MES AMIS
2A - Mes amis

Marc's friends, Antoine and Chloé, are both young and active people. Read about what they like to do in their spare time.

  • Book Style: Reading Comprehension
  • Connecting Themes: Friends, Activities
  • French Vocabulary: Introducing a friend. Describing people (physical/personality traits).
  • French Grammar: Present tense (avoir, être, "ER" verbs). Adjectives. Adjectival agreement.
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Mon école
French eBook - MON ECOLE
3A - Mon école

Visit Marc's school in Montreal. Look inside his French classroom and find out what is inside the library.

  • Book Style: Reading Comprehension
  • Connecting Themes: School, Classroom
  • French Vocabulary: Classroom objects. School subjects. Numbers.
  • French Grammar: Definite articles. Indefinite articles. Singular/Plural nouns. Il y a.../Il n'y a pas de...
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Ma famille
French eBook - MA FAMILLE
4A - Ma famille

How many people are in Marc's family? What do they all look like? What do they enjoy doing? Read to find out!

  • Book Style: Reading Comprehension
  • Connecting Themes: Family, Interests
  • French Vocabulary: Introducing family members. Age. Describing people's physical traits/interests.
  • French Grammar: Possessive adjectives. Adjectival agreement. C'est.../Il est... Conjunctions (et/mais). Negative expressions.
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Les saisons
French eBook - LES SAISONS
5A - Les saisons

Learn about what Marc likes to do in Quebec's four seasons.

  • Book Style: Reading Comprehension
  • Connecting Themes: Seasons, Weather, Activities
  • French Vocabulary: Describing the weather. Outdoor/Indoor activities.
  • French Grammar: Faire/Jouer. Adjectives. Prepositions.
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On s'amuse à Montréal
French eBook - ON S'AMUSE A MONTREAL
6A - On s'amuse à Montréal

Marc enjoys living in Montreal. Find out all the reasons why!

  • Book Style: Reading Comprehension
  • Connecting Themes: Tourism, City, Activities, Weather
  • French Vocabulary: Describing things to do in the city.
  • French Grammar: Partitive articles. Prepositions.
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Marc envoie un e-mail
French eBook - MARC ENVOIE UN E-MAIL
7A - Marc envoie un e-mail

Marc sends an e-mail to his friend. In his e-mail, he tells about himself and he also asks questions to find out more about his friend.

  • Book Style: Reading Comprehension
  • Connecting Themes: About me, Friends, Family, Activities
  • French Vocabulary: Talking about one's family, friends and personal interests.
  • French Grammar: Asking questions. Present tense (avoir, être, "ER" verbs).
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Le nouvel étudiant
French eBook - LE NOUVEL ETUDIANT
8A - Le nouvel étudiant

Meet the new student, Christophe. Learn about what classes he is taking at school and which subjects he prefers.

  • Book Style: Conversational
  • Connecting Themes: Friends, School
  • French Vocabulary: Greeting someone/Saying good-bye. Exchanging class schedules and preferences. Days of the week. Time.
  • French Grammar: Asking questions. Present tense (avoir, être, "ER" verbs).
  • Click below for accompanying worksheets, lesson plans and assessments.

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Marc achète des fournitures scolaires
French eBook - MARC ACHETE DES FOURNITURES SCOLAIRES
9A - Marc achète des fournitures scolaires

Find out what school supplies Marc needs to buy and how much each of the items cost.

  • Book Style: Conversational
  • Connecting Themes: Shopping, School supplies
  • French Vocabulary: Shopping for school supplies. Numbers. Colors.
  • French Grammar: Asking questions. Definite articles. Indefinite articles.
  • Click below for accompanying worksheets, lesson plans and assessments.

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Le week-end
French eBook - LE WEEK-END
10A - Le week-end

It's almost the weekend, and Marc and Antoine are making plans. Read about where they are going to go and what they are going to do.

  • Book Style: Conversational
  • Connecting Themes: Making plans, Weekend
  • French Vocabulary: Making plans. Making/Accepting/Rejecting suggestions.
  • French Grammar: Near future tense. Asking questions. Prepositions.
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Le Québec
French eBook - LE QUEBEC
11A - Le Québec

Did you know that Quebec is Canada's largest province? Learn about its climate, its culture and what one can see and do.

  • Book Style: Reading Comprehension
  • Connecting Themes: Tourism, Weather, Activities, Food
  • French Vocabulary: Climate. Activities. Food.
  • French Grammar: Indefinite/Definite/Partitive articles. Adjectives. Singular/Plural nouns.
  • Click below for accompanying worksheets, lesson plans and assessments.

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