Nallenart is a Canadian company that provides complete French curriculum materials for Canadian fa milies and classrooms. They have 3 programs: L’Art de Dire (speaking), L’Art de Lire (reading), and L’Art d’Ecrire (writing).
This program was recommended to me by Stacey: “I’ve tried a variety of French programs over the years for my four sons, but always come back to L’Art de Lire and L’Art de Dire from Nallenart.com. The former focuses on French phonics through simple stories and exercises, while the latter introduces basic spoken French through thematic vocabulary and phrases.”
Written to follow the Ontario curriculum guidelines, you can order each level of lesson plans and activities depending on the ages and abilities of your children.
L’Art de Dire is designed for K-3 : “Detailed lesson plans, reproducible teaching aids and a totally oral approach make this book ideal for teaching French to children who are not yet ready to learn to read in French. ” For this age range, Nellenart also offers wordless storybooks with narrative CDs, and a colouring workbook to reinforce beginning basic vocabulary.
L’Art de Lire “combines beginning conversational French with an introduction to French phonics, enabling children to read simple stories in French from the first lesson.” You have options of buying bundled sets which cover all 6 levels of skill for multiple children, or you can buy each level individually as a homeschool package. Each package includes a student exercise workbook, listening CD, Teacher Key, Unit tests and Flashcards.
L’Art d’Ecrire “follows the Core French Curriculum Guidelines of the Ontario Canada Ministry of Education for Grade 9.” This set includes a student worktext and a Teacher CD.
You can also register at http://www.nallenart.org/ for an account which provides you access to additional teaching materials – including French Phonics Reference Cards, lapbook materials, powerpoint presentations, etc. There are also pay for purchase extras as well – including downloadable versions of the above materials.