We have been reading The Little Red Hen on ABRA and found out that we could read the same story on ePearl in French. A few weeks ago I set up the computer and projector for the French teacher, Madame Arsenault and the class read La Petite Poule Rousse. It was a big success. I was really impressed with how so many of the children could read it in French. Just like on the English version if you need help with sounding out a word or with pronunciation you can click on a word and “Julie” will help you sound out the word. You can also click on the speaker and the whole text will be read aloud.
Each child in grade one has recorded themselves reading aloud this story (and other stories) in English on their ePearl page. Parents can go on their child’s digital portfolio, listen to their child read and leave them an encouraging comment. These portfolios will follow the children as move up in grades in our school or school board.
Check out these videos to see some short clips of us reading in French and in English.