Au revoir l’Acadie – Reader
by Kimberly Anderson
240 Unique Words
Written in Past Tense
Historical Fiction about the Great Expulsion of 1755
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During the Great Expulsion of 1755, thousands of Acadiens were inhumanely torn from their homeland and exiled to various parts of the world. Marie and her family are no exception. After her family is ripped from their home and separated during deportation, Marie struggles to survive the brutality of the English soldiers. Malnourished, ill and without hope, Marie cannot endure her naval prison much longer. Will she survive long enough to be reunited with her family?
This story strategically weaves high-level language structures into a compelling story, which based on high-frequency vocabulary. Even upper level language students need repeated exposure to language structures in order to acquire them, and Fluency Matters’ advanced beginner readers maintain a high frequency factor of core language structures, thus helping learners progress beyond typical proficiency levels. However, do not focus on language structures or the advanced grammatical features embedded in this story. Rather, focus on enjoying the story! The more you enjoy it, the more you will acquire French without even realizing it! Happy reading!
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