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GRADE 3: FRANÇAIS

What your child is learning

In Grade 3, your child learns to:

  • understand spoken, written and visual messages in French about a variety of topics
  • show understanding by:
    • identifying the topic and general meaning when listening to spoken messages, poems, songs, and stories read out loud
    • finding information or ideas in a short illustrated reading selection
  • share thoughts about what he or she has heard and read by expressing feelings, preferences and opinions, asking questions and connecting it to his or her personal experience
  • communicate ideas and information orally and in writing using what he or she knows about words, sentences, grammar and spelling, for example:
    • writing several sentences and short illustrated stories
    • writing and revising sentences using punctuation

To find out more about what your child is learning, talk to their teacher. You may also refer to the Language Arts Practices: Orientation Guide for information regarding the program's guiding principles and recommended practices.

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 identify the topic and general meaning of poems, songs and stories read aloud?
    Does your child find information in a reading selection and communicate about it?
  • Communication (Writing, Speaking, Representing)
    Does your child write and edit sentences using punctuation?
    Does your child retell a story or talk about a personal experience?
  • 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 others?

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

  • Winnipeg Public Library: Features information and programming devoted to Early Literacy as well as access to several databases of digital storybooks for a variety of grade levels. To access French storybooks, click on the Tumble Book Library link, then go to the top right hand corner of the page and change the language to "Français". The St. Boniface Library features the WPL’s largest collection of physical French language resources and offers onsite activities and services in French.
  • Librairie À La Page: Located at 200 Provencher Blvd. in Winnipeg, this store sells French language books, magazines, and games for all ages.
  • Boukili: With a free account, families may access this rich collection of interactive French storybooks, organized by skill level. Boukili is also available as a smartphone app.
  • The Fable Cottage: Classic children's stories presented in French with optional English translations and slow audio.
  • Indigenous Storybooks: A series of leveled online storybooks featuring Indigenous and First Nations themes. Texts are available in French, several Indigenous languages, Spanish, and English.
  • Radio-Canada’s Zone jeunesse, which targets school-aged children with French language games, videos, and activities. TFOKids offers French language resources in an English interface that caregivers can easily navigate. Télé-Québec hosts plenty of Francophone videos for children ages 6 to 9. Caregivers can also download smartphone apps for this age group developed by TFO and Radio-Canada.
  • Idéllo: Families signing up for a free account can access this online platform of French language multimedia content and learning activities, including lesson plans.
  • WordReference Bilingual Dictionary: A quick reference tool including pronunciation files.
  • Farlex Pronunciation Dictionary: This tool allows users to hear French terms alone and in context. Includes an offline dictionary: iOS app, Android app.
  • DREF (Direction des ressources éducatives françaises): Registered home-schooling families with verified accounts may access this library of French language educational resources, including books, board games, and digital tools.
  • Please visit the My Learning at Home – Immersion website for links to more French language resources.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

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

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

How do Children Learn to Read and Write in a Second Language