Grade 6 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 6: FRANÇAIS

What your child is learning

In  Grade 6, your child learns to:

  • use different ways to understand and verify understanding, including making predictions and inferences
  • identify the main points, restate the content, make connections to personal experiences and follow instructions to show understanding
  • share information in a logical or chronological order, write paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting details, and write a story with a plot that has more than one event
  • speak and write correctly with a focus on areas such as pronunciation, word order, agreement and spelling
  • use different ways to organize or remember ideas and information

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)
    How well does your child choose important information, make connections to personal experiences, and follow directions?
    How well does your child identify features of poems and techniques used by the media and presenters?
  • Communication (Writing, Speaking, Representing)
    How well does your child share information in a group discussion or presentation, and write several paragraphs to inform or tell a story?
    How does your child revise, edit and improve his or her text by using different resources?
    How does your child use knowledge about French to speak and write correctly?
  • Critical Thinking
    Does your child connect what he or she is learning with previous knowledge and experiences?
    Does your child explain responses to information and ideas?
    Does your child think about or change personal views or opinions based on views and opinions of peers or experts?

The information from each report helps you to support your child’s learning. You can use it to talk with your child and his or her teacher about results, strengths, challenges and what your child will be doing next.

Resources

A Guide to French Immersion Schools in Manitoba
Information about the French Immersion Program including school locations, contact information, delivery models, entry points and grade levels.

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 for the Future
French for the Future is a not-for-profit organization that supports and motivates Canadian students on their path towards bilingualism

TFO (French-language television network)
TFO is the French-language public cultural and educational television network of the Canadian province of Ontario

National Film Board (NFB) – Education
A comprehensive collection of films and interactive productions available for educational use

Saint Boniface Public Library (La Bibliothèque de Saint-Boniface)
A selection of books, videos and CDs in French

Festival du Voyageur
The largest winter festival in Western Canada where Voyageur, Métis and First Nations histories are brought back to life

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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