Salut mes amis!  I've really fallen out of the blogging habit.  I enjoy it, but it does take a bit of time and energy. I hope to keep on sharing some ideas and dialoguing with other French teachers through this medium.

Image shows kids chatting in the classroom - Peer editing sheet for French short stories

I came across a quick single-page resource I made that I thought could be useful to other junior/intermediate immersion teachers or possibly even to Core French secondary teachers. Have you had your students write short stories before? If you have, you probably realize that setting them up for success by reviewing the parts and essential elements of a story is important, but also, the quality of the final product is highly dependant on the level of planning and editing.

This will be useful to you in particular if you've already taught students about some basic editing codes. I've mentioned spelling, grammar and punctuation in this guiding sheet. If you need some ideas about that, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. I'd also like to hear if you have students write short stories or not, and why. And finally, please note that you may well use a different term than I do in my class for short stories en fran├žais. I went with the path of least resistance and highest comprehension on that point.

Veuillez noter:  Just updated to fix a couple of embarrassing typos brought to my attention by a fellow teacher. Merci beaucoup pour l'aide.


  1. Hello, I am wondering, when creating awesome sheets and freebies, or any materials in general, would it be possible to also include the English version? I would be willing to pay for this. The reason I ask is that I am fluent in English and American Sign Language. I have a pretty good command of French Sign Language, enough to teach a semester course. However, I do not know enough written French. By providing both, I will be able to more quickly benefit from incidental learning and use the same 2 language versions with my students who will benefit likewise.


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