Grade 2 French Immersion | My Child in School | Manitoba Education
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MY CHILD IN SCHOOL
MY CHILD IN SCHOOL – Informed Parent, Involved Parent

GRADE 2: FRANÇAIS

What your child is learning

In Grade 2, your child learns to

  • understand spoken, written and visual messages in French about a variety of topics
    • using visual clues, personal experience and what he or she already knows in order to understand what he or she hears and sees in French
    • using different ways to double check his or her understanding while listening or reading
  • understand and follow directions in French
  • share thoughts, feelings and preferences about what he or she has read and heard in French
  • communicate ideas and information orally and in writing using what he or she knows about words, sentences, grammar and spelling
  • double check and revise written messages

To find out more about what your child is learning, talk to the teacher. You may also refer to the Manitoba Curriculum Framework document (in French only).

How your child is assessed

Your child’s progress in Français will be reported in three areas and may address the following questions:

  • Comprehension (Reading, Listening, Viewing)
    Does your child understand the general idea of a short writing selection? How well does he or she communicate feelings and preferences about the text?
    Does your child follow simple written or spoken directions?
  • Communication (Writing, Speaking, Representing)
    Does your child ask and answer simple questions and communicate using familiar words?
    Does your child communicate ideas in writing using a model sentence?
  • Critical Thinking
    Does your child connect what he or she is learning with previous knowledge and experiences?
    Does your child explain what he or she thinks about information and ideas?

The teacher will report on your child’s progress three times a year. The information from each report helps you to support your child’s learning. You can use it to talk with your child and your child’s teacher about results, strengths, challenges and what your child will be doing next.

Resources

A Guide to French Immersion Schools in Manitoba

French for Life: Information about the importance of bilingualism in today’s world and what you can do to help your child

Canadian Parents for French: A national network of volunteers dedicated to promoting and supporting French-second-language learning opportunities for young Canadians

Canadian Parents for French Manitoba:  Links to activities and resources for learning French

French-language television network

National Film Board (NFB) – Education

Saint Boniface Public Library (La Bibliothèque de Saint-Boniface)

Festival du Voyageur

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you mean by "viewing" and "representing"?

How can I help my child (even if I don’t speak French)?