Explore the World with le Petit Nicolas
Goscinny’s descriptions of the wonderful vacation at Bains-les-Mers and l’Hôtel Beau-Rivage, as well as the way Sempé captures the prose with beautiful images, make this book a wonderful addition to any French classroom. Originally intended for young French natives, Les vacances du Petit Nicolas is a great authentic resource to entertain any French-language learner who wants to improve their reading skills.
- Level 3+
- Tense(s): multiple
- Unique Words: extensive
- Glossary: no
©2012. French. Level 3+. High school. 10 x 18 cm. Softcover, 161 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.