Grade 3 French Immersion | My Child in School | Manitoba Education
MY CHILD IN SCHOOL – Informed Parent, Involved Parent


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 the teacher.

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 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.


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)?