La révolution française: Observations d’une gargouille de Notre-Dame
Level 3 and up / Intermediate Low — Intermediate Mid
From the top of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Stryga the gargoyle watches as French citizens take to the streets to fight for human rights and equal representation. The French people are determined to dismantle the monarchy and will stop at nothing to accomplish their mission for freedom. Unbothered by the unrest, King Louis XVI and Queen Marie-Antoinette continue to ignore the conflict, completely underestimating the power inherent in the will of the people. This is Stryga's account of the Revolution of 1789 and the downfall of the French Monarchy.
This Comprehension-based™ reader, ‘La révolution française: Observations d’une gargouille de Notre-Dame’, strategically weaves high-level language structures into a compelling story, which is based on high-frequency vocabulary. Even upper-level language students need repeated exposure to language structures in order to acquire them, and Fluency Matters’ novice readers maintain a high frequency factor of high-level language structures, thus helping learners progress beyond typical proficiency levels. But do not focus on language structures or the advanced grammatical features embedded in this story.
- Level 3 and up
- Past tense
- Historical fiction
- Total word count: 5850
- Unique word count: 245
- Page count: 88
- A 246-page Teacher's Guide is also available!
La révolution française: Observations d’une gargouille de Notre-Dame Teacher's Guide
Our Teacher's Guides are loaded with resources to enrich the teaching and learning experience.
In Every Chapter:
Vocabulary, cognates, comprehension questions, quiz, pre-reading discussion questions slideshow
Slideshows: La Déclaration des droits de l’homme et du citoyen de, Les lieux, Les personnages de la Révolution française, Notre Dame et ses gargouilles
Readings: "La Conciergerie", "La Guillotine"
Activities: La Conciergerie, La Guillotine
Features and Highlights:
Reader’s Theater Scripts, Au début ou à la fin, C’est qui ?, Casse-tête, Chain Reaction, Double Down, Draw, Write, or Translate, Eventful, Go-Cabulary, Let Nine Shine, Liar Liar, Marker Partner, Mots croisés, On Deck, Rip Lotto, Sketchy Sentences, Text Scavenger Hunt, The Copier, The Splits, Twisted Truths, Which came first?, Who said it?, Who says/Would say, Write, Draw, Pass