(Updated on 31/03/2014)



  • Magic in the Moonlight: Present Continuous - a lesson
    "I love Woody Allen. This opening scene is great because no English is spoken, so basic learners can profit from it a lot."












  • The Water Horse: Cryptids, Loch Ness Monster - a lesson plan
    "Talking about the mystery that involves the Loch Ness Monster is a common moment in English classes because of its far fetched story. 
    I edited this scene to make the context more appealing to those who know little about the monsters origin."


  • What's in a Mystery? Exploring and Identifying Mystery Elements - a lesson plan
    "This lesson teaches students about plot structure, character, and setting.
    Students identify the characteristics of mystery writing in class discussions, outline a mystery story using a graphic organizer, write and revise a mystery story on their own, and edit each other's work.
    Students are then given opportunities to share their mysteries and to evaluate how clues are laid out to come to conclusions."

    + a Mystery Graphic Organizer
  • A Wizard's Book of Potions
    Use it to teach:
    (1) How to . . .
    (2) Cooking vocabulary such as boil, stir, pour and add.
    (3) First, Next, and Finally.


  • Sorciers, sorcières - Fiches d'activités pédagogiques pour le primaire, le collège et le lycée (CNDP)


  • Travail réalisé par 2 classes de 3ème "qui ont rédigé une histoire policière sous forme de site-web avec une ou deux pages à rédiger pour chaque élève."
    Il y a deux histoires à lire :
    - A Body in the Swamps
    - The Hotel of Death

    A télécharger : le Kit de préparation de ce travail.
    (Sylvain PETIT - Ac. Grenoble)

  • Mystery Stories - Building Literacy with a Twist :
    "What better way to build reading comprehension skills than with a good mystery?
    In every story readers must understand characters, identify causes and effects, note sequence, and draw inferences.
    Here are some ideas to help you incorporate the reading and writing of mysteries in your classroom."

  • How much do you know about Mystery Fiction? - a lesson plan (niveau 4ème) :
    Activity 1 : Mystery fiction
    Activity 2 : 'And Then There Were None' (Agatha Christie)
    Activity 3 :Two Famous Detective Story Writers : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Agatha Christie
    Activity 4 : Mystery Writers
    Activity 5 : Alfred Hitchcock
    Activity 6 : 'Your House' (Alanis Morissette)
    Activity 7 : A Phone Call
    Activity 8 : 'North By Northwest' Alfred Hitchcock

  • The daily routines of monsters, zombies, ghosts and aliens - a lesson plan
    - Practise third person -s
    - Practise talking and writing about routines
    - Practise saying and writing common action verbs
    - Practise making questions about days, times and routines
    - Make a poster"



The Water Horse