Grade 5 French Immersion | My Child in School | Manitoba Education
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 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 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.


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)?