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No et moi - Versions

New-Webinar on essay writing 2nd May

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About the novel

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Resources have been written with the needs of busy teachers in mind. They are available:

  • to download (online version)
  • to receive on CD with access to the online version also
  • to receive as a VLE version (moodle, firefox etc) with access to the online version also


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NEW essay template for AQA

No et moi sample essay plan

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Livret qui explique la vie des SDF (excellent pour les chiffres, voir Une journée dans la vie de Pablo aussi, page 9

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Le style, la structure et la nature de No et moi

This five page document is in French, with vocabulary to one side and a PowerPoint with a recording for each section.

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Listen to the section on the use of the first person.

No et moi tackles head on one of the open wounds of modern society l'exclusion.   Gifted Lou is insecure in herself, lacking affection from her grieving mother.  Whilst watching trains arriving and observing the display of affection of travellers as they meet their friends and family, Lou meets homeless late-teen No.  She decides to devote her feared class exposé to the subject of homeless young women and engages No in conversation.   After the successful presentation has taken place No disappears.

The rest of novel traces how Lou does her best to help the older girl;  through her innocent eyes we see a world of which we cannot as a society be too proud, a world where the needs of our children are not fully met.  We also see that by helping to heal other people we can heal ourselves, that it is possible to get into a virtuous circle if only we care enough.  The book is realistic in that some problems can be too bad to solve-it has thus important messages to get across to a present day audience.

The short chapters, contemporary topics presented and accessible language make this novel a very approachable one.  The film of the book complements the film well helping students visualize modern French society realistically.

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Recommended version of novel


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  • Full page by page vocabulary list (can be used on phone, tablet)
  • Detailed summary of text with verbs gapped (infinitives given)
  • Comprehensive questions on each chapter/scene
  • PowerPoint with visuals and sentence starters (not all texts)
  • Character study guide with wide range of adjectives

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  • Multi-tense practice tool
  • A-factor builds in practice of more complex structures
  • Direct-indirect speech exercise encourages reported speech

  • Matching quotations to themes to prepare for paragraphing
  • Essay planning guide including template
  • Essay plan and sample essay

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Mark schemes are provided for:

  • the gapped summary
  • character guide
  • multi-tense exercise
  • A-factor
  • direct-indirect speech exercise
  • themes exercise

Answers are NOT given for the questions which are intended to elicit an individual response.


French literature, essays, summary

French literature, essays, summary

French literature, essays, summary

French literature, summary, essays