Explaining the video log handouts…

The video log handout is for students to track which books they have read.  The 3 columns represent:
1) listen to the video book (on a device)
2) read the book by myself (students could either read a physical copy of the book, or mute their device and read from the video)
3) read the book to the teacher/a peer.
The handouts present the videos in the same order that they are displayed on the screen, helping students to work their way through reading all the books of a particular level. When new books are added to a reading level, a new version of the last handout page will be uploaded.

Do you have handouts to accompany the books?

Many of our books come with a handout. You can see if a certain book has a handout by selecting a book and reading the description. You can also do a search, such as “canard handout” to see all the books in that level that come with handouts.

Do you have running records?

Yes! There are running records available for each of the 18 levels.  To find them, simply type “running record” or “evaluation de lecture” into the search box. To find running records for a specific level, type the level name as well into the search box. For example, ananas running record will bring up the running records for level Ananas.

Describe the books, levels and series

There are 18 levels of books, starting with level ANANAS and ending with level ROSE DES VENTS. Each level is in alphabetical order (Ananas, Bateau, Canard, etc…)

There is also a series of math books, a Livres à Compléter series of books for the youngest learners as well as a vocabulary series.

All of the books in the 18 levels are available to the teacher in PDF format as well as video format. With a license, a teacher’s students can access the books in video format from both school and home. As they stream the video books, students can listen to the book being read and follow a visual cue on the screen to match what they hear with the text on the screen.

Many of the books in the 18 levels include a handout as well. When you preview a book that has a handout, you will see in the book description that a handouts available.


What if the videos don’t work?

Our videos are hosted by Vimeo. Over the last several years they have never failed us!  However, of course it is possible that an issue arises. The Internet is full of surprises! If videos are not streaming, rest assured we will do everything we can to get things back up and running as quickly as possible. We cannot guarantee that our videos will always work and that there will never be any unexpected downtime, however so far we haven’t had any issues.

One exception we know of is CHINA.  Due to the Chinese government’s internet censorship policy, our video books cannot be streamed in China! This is very disappointing for Chinese customers who contact us wishing to use our resources to learn French 🙁