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MY CHILD IN SCHOOL – Informed Parent, Involved Parent

GRADE 7: FRANÇAIS

What your child is learning

In  Grade 7, your child learns to:

  • use different ways to understand and check understanding including using knowledge from other languages
  • identify relationships between characters, causes of what happens and solutions to problems and share opinions and personal experiences, to show understanding
  • tell stories, express and justify opinions and emotions, write several paragraphs with an introduction, development and conclusion, and write a story where the links between the characters emotions and actions are shown
  • speak and write correctly with a focus on past, future and conditional verb forms.

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 summarize something read, heard or watched?
    How well does your child explain the relationship between characters in stories, discuss media influence and name techniques used by a presenter?
    Does your child read with a specific purpose in mind, make predictions, and use different ways to remember ideas and information?
  • Communication (Writing, Speaking, Representing):
    How well does your child give and support opinions and preferences and write to inform or to 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, question 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 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
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)?