In Grade 4, your child learns to:
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).
The teacher will report your child’s progress in three areas and may address the following questions:
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.
The Grade 4 Provincial Assessment measures French reading skills. French reading is assessed over several weeks in early fall. This assessment gives you information on your child’s ability to read and to understand what he or she has read, as well as to set goals to be a better reader. This information will help teachers plan reading lessons to help your child build a solid foundation in reading.
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
National Film Board (NFB) – Education
Saint Boniface Public Library (La Bibliothèque de Saint-Boniface)
What do you mean by "viewing" and "representing"?
Viewing: Viewing is when children get information and are exposed to ideas that are presented visually, such as in photographs, videos, or drawings. Viewing involves understanding visual images and connecting them to accompanying spoken or written words.
Representing: Representing is when children present information using a variety of media, such as charts, posters, diagrams, photographs, videos, drama and mime.
How can I help my child (even if I don’t speak French)?
Talk with your child about school work. Even if you don’t know French, you can still be an interested and supportive listener.
Help your child become familiar with your own traditions and stories.
Read with your child every day in the language spoken at home – reading skills are transferred from one language to another.
Encourage your child to read for pleasure in French or in English. Invite your child to read with you and listen to your child read in French.
Watch French programs or videos, listen to a French CD and visit French websites. Give your child opportunities to get to know Francophone culture, activities and events in your community, in Manitoba and beyond.
Give your child access to French books for reading enjoyment and reference books such as visual dictionaries.
Is the Grade 4 Provincial Assessment in French a test?
No. The Grade 4 Assessment is not a test that your child can pass or fail. It provides information to teachers for planning reading lessons to help your child build a solid foundation in reading.