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Au revoir l’Acadie – Reader

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240 Unique Words

Written in Past Tense

Historical Fiction about the Great Expulsion of 1755
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Au revoir l’Acadie – Comprehension-based™ Reader

by Kimberly Anderson


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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 Comprehension-based™ reader, ‘Au revoir l’Acadie’, strategically weaves high-level language structures into a compelling story, 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! We hope you enjoy reading your way to FLUENCY!

ISBN 978-1-945956-50-8

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1 review for Au revoir l’Acadie – Reader

  1. elise.erickson (verified owner)

    My students loved this novel. It is compelling and incorporates a lot of history in this fictional account. There are “notes historiques” at the end of chapters which explain how what is happening in the story is related to true events from history. I used this with a level 3/4 class near the beginning of the year, but it could also be used with a level 2 class. The story ends with a bit of a mystery as to what happens to Marie (we basically know what probably happened, but it it open enough that students were able to write a chapter that takes place after the end of the novel telling what they thought happened next. I thought that the amount of repetition of key phrases and vocabulary in this story was ideal. It was enough to really help students understand but it didn’t at all feel like it was beating a dead horse (so to speak!) as sometimes happens in some beginning readers (not from Fluency Matters, of course!). It kept the story moving and interesting.

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