Grade 5 French Immersion | My Child in School | Manitoba Education and Early Childhood Learning
MY CHILD IN SCHOOL – Informed Parent, Involved Parent


What your child is learning

In Grade 5, your child learns to:

  • use different ways to understand, such as drawing information from how a text is organized, and checking understanding by stating information in a different way
  • show understanding by:
    • identifying main ideas and elements of a story
    • distinguishing between what is real and what is imaginary
    • giving opinions and asking and answering questions about what he or she have read
  • communicate a variety of ideas as he or she participates in activities such as:
    • telling stories
    • group discussions to complete projects
    • writing to give directions, explain how to do something, present a topic or tell a story
    • revising and editing what he or she has written using various strategies

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 main story elements in a story, play or film?
    Does your child reread, question or state ideas in a different way to understand better?

Does your child make predictions about what he or she will hear or read?

  • Communication (Writing, Speaking, Representing)
    How well does your child tell stories, express preferences, opinions and questions, and participate in group discussions?
    How does your child write, revise and edit a story or a short paragraph about a topic?
  • 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.


Public Libary - Many French resources are available and can be delivered to the Public Library nearest you.

Idéllo - French quality educational and certified content for your children.

My learning at home - is one of the supports that you can use to enhance learning at home for your child's well-being and learning growth.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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