French Transition Word Magnets (HUGE)

$29.99

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Place these LARGE magnetic transition words on your white board to inspire complex writing in class! So many French teachers have written to me asking for a French version of the magnets that are already famous in Spanish classes that I have negotiated with my magnet people. These HUGE MAGNETS are very expensive to produce, but if I can put in a large bulk order I’ll be able to offer them at a sale price of $24.99 per package of 10 (normally they will be $29.99).

Orders at the sale price will be accepted until February 15th. The magnets have already arrived and are being sent out via Priority Mail.  

I used to wait until the fourth year AP class to teach these along with the persuasive/argumentative essay, but I realized that even level one students will easily grasp these words if used frequently in class. The key is to have them present in everyday writing. The magnets are big (4″ x 8.5″) and bright with a thick font so that even students in the back of the room can read them easily. They stack on top of each other if you need to make more space on your white board. I love the way that I can pick them up and place them in the middle of a Write & Discuss so that students get plenty of experience with word usage. Best of all, these magnets remind me to use transition words so that I am modelling beautiful language. Each package comes with ten magnets, each with a different transition word. These phrases will help your students make logical, well-organized arguments!

It was so hard to choose just ten phrases, but I think we have narrowed it down to a group that will have a big impact on the daily language used in your class. Rejected are the transition words that students acquire easily, such as et, mais and quand. Instead we have chosen words that are very common in authentic French but do not tend to be quickly embraced by students: they need to see these words used more frequently. Some of the phrases, like pour que, will lead the teacher to naturally use grammar that might have otherwise been avoided. This is perfect for “Write & Discuss” where students will naturally acquire the grammar as long as they are exposed to it. The chosen phrases are:

Cependant: however
Surtout: especially
Bien que: although 
Lorsque: when 
D’abord : First of all
Ensuite: Next
Enfin: Finally
Dès que: as soon as
Pour que: so that
Tant que: as long as

“Just added them to my board and a student already commented on how useful they’ll be!”
– Blair Lachance, Connecticut

Orders at the sale price will be accepted until February 15th. The magnets have already arrived and are being sent out via Priority Mail.