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Brandon Brown veut un chien on Pinterest: https://pin.it/l6zznymb2pdafs 

-Teacher Tip: add http://lingro.com/translate/ in front of any web address to turn any French-language website into an interactive glossary! Every word on the page will be defined in English with a click. Unlike translation sites, this encourages students to read in French until they actually get stuck.

Pre-teaching: 

Movie Talk: the boy who doesn’t want a dog!  

The Gift https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96kI8Mp1uOU 

A brief history of the dog (in English with French subtitles and transcript) https://www.ted.com/talks/david_ian_howe_a_brief_history_of_dogs/transcript#t-53986

Chapter 1

Tour of the animal cemetery in Paris –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jqDtGDxes8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1qBHS6axZI

Fight against cruelty to geese in making foie gras – www.spacanada.org

PETA against the slaughter of seals in Canada – http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-clothing/fur/canadian-seal-slaughter/

A video showing the blessing of animals at the Vatican in Rome – 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc41iYNdyFQ

A video listing the 10 most intelligent animals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxA_cX9GHM0

Chapter 2

A short article about things to ask yourself to see if you are ready to adopt a pet. https://www.cosmopolitan.fr/,comment-savoir-si-je-suis-prete-a-adopter-un-animal-de-compagnie,1922366.asp

An article about dogs and children https://www.wanimo.com/veterinaire/comportement-du-chien/la-cohabitation-entre-le-chien-et-lenfant.html 

A video of top dog breeds in different countries https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmPmuDh6cKg 

Chapter 3

Official site of La Tour de France

https://www.letour.fr/fr/

There are many tour companies that offer biking vacations and the most popular are in Provence and the Loire valley, https://www.backroads.com/award-winning-tours/france

A video about the smartest dog breeds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EikzpnIJyWs

Chapter 4

Qu’est-ce que les animaux disent ? Check out this website for an enrichment activity with some animal sound activities…

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1tItRUKZh3Z_7xvWSWYyIrsC1RXTdXJixTJCd-7cAUfU/edit?pli=1#slide=id.p

Share the animal sounds with your students through music. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GsPLAslPIA

Chapter 5

A video (in English) of American kids trying French food https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTr05BT-YJ0

A video of top 10 French dishes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmiiDRfx0Tk

A compilation of interviews with French people about their favorite French dishes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr1V8HDt8GQ&list=PLA5UIoabheFMYWWnGFFxl8_nvVZWZSykc&index=12

Chapter 6

A video on kids learning to train their dogs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCq5OY2KF4k

A list of the most popular dog names in France http://www.noms-de-chiens.com/top100.html

Chapter 7

In this chapter, Brandon visits the doctor because his mom thinks that the accidents in his room are happening because he is sick. This chapter might be a good time to introduce body parts to your students.

The YouTube video “Les Parties du Corps” is a cute introduction.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bChrAwLzoSo

Brandon visits the doctor with his mom. Ask kids when they visit the doctor. Est-ce que tu va voir le docteur quand tu as mal au ……. ?

The Barbara MacArthur song “Mal à la tête” goes well with this discussion. Here is a link to her site.

http://www.singdancelaugh.com/french/songs.phtml

This link shows a 7th grade class reenacting the song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q7gtAmTK8U

Another funny rock version is “J’ai mal”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3VkstFcWIs&list=PL3DD27C6CA98E2B29

Chapter 8 

An article about what dogs do when left at home alone https://www.planeteanimal.com/que-ressent-un-chien-laisse-seul-a-la-maison-648.html

A video that list reasons to adopt instead of purchase a pet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzQjFJX0H5s

Chapter 9 

A video about biking in Paris *Note* very mild language warning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0dlW6U3ehg

Chapter 10

Here is a link to find out name days of your students: https://nominis.cef.fr/contenus/prenom/calendrier/simple.html

Introduce your students to the Bon Anniversaire song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tOb2wghk8Q

Video listing best pets for kids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjZ0KPnkd8I

List of different types of pets and information about them

https://www.passion-petite-enfance.com/top-10-des-meilleurs-animaux-de-compagnies-pour-vos-enfants/

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