I've uploaded to frenchteacher.net a number of easy sentence builder frames for near-beginners. These are aimed at the full range of ability and could be exploited in a number of ways to maximise recycling of high frequency verbs and chunks. The example below is followed by a possible teaching sequence. You could probably find alternative ideas. See what you think. Other examples on frenchteacher so far are: last weekend, school, holidays and pastimes.