What Did Eudes Say to Le Petit Nicolas at Recess?
Le Petit Nicolas is full of surprises, be it making funny faces at a llama in the zoo, shining lights in department stores, or snacking with his annoying cousin. But it is his parents who get the biggest surprise of all, when he repeats what Eudes said at recess!
This authentic resource is a collection of misadventures told by our precocious protagonist, le petit Nicolas. Written by René Goscinny and illustrated by Jean-Jacques Sempé, this book may have originally been written for young French natives, but it’ll make a wonderful addition to your French classroom.
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©2012. French. Highly advanced. High school. 4 x 7 inches. Softcover, 147 pages.
To keep students’ attention, have students draw out storyboards of each chapter as they read the book instead of writing down notes. At the end of each chapter, have them try to retell it in French to a partner—even if they only remember certain characters, expressions, plot lines, etc. Without looking at the book and only looking at the drawings, have them try to rewrite what they can. Come together as a class and see if students remember the main details and if they are in the correct order.