Booksmarts-Planet French complete online library
description and demo
Video Tutorial #2: START HERE. Here is a 2 minute video tutorial with a quick overview and a couple of specific features of the platform:
Video tutorial #1: The basics (1 minute)–Watch this after you’ve watched Tutorial #2:
The Planet French News and Current events sections. Here are video excerpts: >
5 Minute video:
This video covers additional details about the Booksmarts Planet French platform
I’ve been using Planet French for the past 4 months and I really like it. My students can access most resources (videos, news, e-texts,…). Both Core French and French Immersion students can access resources. And my students love the fact that they can actually understand when I show them a video or when we read a book. We just finished the unit (=Booksmarts kit) about Bonhomme Carnaval, which comes with a teacher’s guide (with an AOT = culminating task), an e-book, and videos. My students were engaged and learned a lot. We also had a lot of discussions which was great for their oral French. We will continue to watch the news, and we will use the Booksmarts kit “Le Monde des Animaux” during our study of “Habitats”. There are also videos that I will integrate in my health unit on nutrition. And I haven’t explored all the resources yet!
Merci pour tout,
Notre Dame School
The Complete Booksmarts-Planet French online library is here!
The only ALL-IN-ONE French Platform
The News and current events videos and articles in levelled French
Complete programming units with matching eBooks, videos, narrated eBooks and teacher’s guides
Covers multiple proficiency/grade levels in each of the kits
Booksmarts/Planet French is the only all-in-one resource for French with comprehensive programming and engaging, relevant news and current events content in easy French.
Nice words from French teachers using our products:
“Love the videos for Valentine’s day. So love having something theme related to watch, in FRENCH !!!!! Thank you” Lise Callahan
“Hello Planet French, I love your products. They are visually appealing and relevant. Thanks. Jo-Anne Hass, Basic French Teacher École Stanley Knowles School”
Thanks so much! I just clicked on one of the stories and videos and it looks perfect for the level of our students. Thanks again, Patrice”
“Hi Guy, Just received the videos and books that we ordered. Just wanted to let you know that these are a wonderful resource for us … Thanks so much!” Colleen Ecole Edwards School
The Halloween videos were very entertaining and students were able to follow along with you. The topics were interesting to my intermediate students and your rate of speech is understandable for them. Judith Ward Thank you very much.
My students and I loved the video les pommes and worked very well with it . Mrs. Mazur
I showed your site at “Parents Night” and they were thrilled! My students love Planet French! We are doing clothes in 8th grade so I had them watch the segment on “Les vêtements de vélo” and answer a questionnaire about it. Merci pour tout! Nicole Baker
The students LOVED the snack bar. We ended up drawing our own snack bars in groups and setting up a conversation around each snack bar. Loads of fun!!! Thank you! Karine Tregear
There’s something new for your French class. It’s the next evolution of French resources.
- The News, weekly in levelled French + Current events videos and articles
- Complete French kits cover French culture + Real life Everyday situations & applicable skills
- 3 proficiency levels in every kit covers your whole school
- Match the FSL and French immersion curriculum
- Stunning eBooks, lively videos enhance and match each book section. Communicative and Action-oriented step activities lead to summative end of unit Tasks
- Access for all your teachers and all your students
- Access from school and home on any device
- Affordable and easy to use on every device
- Printed books available
- Trusted by ministries of education, school boards and thousands of teachers
“My students and I enjoy your products… as we get to watch your videos and read the books. …Thank you for your efforts. They support me in mine.” Melinna MacKenzie GP Christian School
“Cher Guy, Mes élèves ont tellement adoré votre livre et vidéo (…) Les élèves s’amusaient beaucoup en faisant ces activités, (…) ! C’était vraiment un plaisir (…) !!! Merci beaucoup! Bien à vous, ” Stephanie Potier West Hills Middle School
“Perfect! …They love it! …Thanks again! Merci Beaucoup!!” Louise OLOF”
“J. Lattanzio, French teacher in Dundas “I really liked the layout of this new book with the three different levels of reading difficulty colour-coded , the interesting historical facts found within, the various dialogues that could be easily acted out by students to practice their oral skills, and all of the colourful pictures. My students enjoyed the video very much and are engaged with all the activities that Guy supplied. They are motivated to practice all four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking ) and engage with each other in a much more dynamic way.”
Margie James, French teacher in Ontario, says: With the different color coded levels, it was really neat that I had it all in one pack…it’s hard to differentiate all the time…And the videos really helped as they were able to use all the visual cues…it’s great !
Thanks so much – btw I LOVED the zombies video!” “Madeline Turan