In Grade 8, your child learns to:
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).
Your child’s progress in Français will be reported in three areas and may address the following questions:
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.
As part of the Middle Years Provincial Assessment, you will receive a report from the school on your child’s achievement in reading comprehension and writing of informational texts in French. Using information from observations, conversations and samples of your child’s work, the teacher will prepare a report at the end of January that compares your child’s performance to mid-grade provincial criteria. The report will give you an opportunity to discuss the results with your child and the teacher, and help you support your child’s learning.
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
What do you mean by "viewing" and "representing"?
Viewing: Viewing is when children get information and are exposed to ideas that are presented visually, for example in photographs, videos or drawings. Viewing involves understanding visual images and connecting them to accompanying spoken or written words.
Representing: Representing is when children present information using a variety of media, such as charts, posters, diagrams, photographs, videos, drama and mime.
How can I help my child (even if I don’t speak French)?
Talk with your child about school work. Even if you don’t know French, you can still be an interested and supportive listener.
Help your child become familiar with your own traditions and stories.
Set an example. Talk about what you have read in books, magazines, newspapers and on the Internet.
Encourage your child to read for pleasure in French or in English. Show interest, ask questions, and have conversations about what your child is reading.
Give your child opportunities to get to know Francophone culture, activities and events in your community, throughout Manitoba and beyond.
Watch French programs or videos, listen to French CDs and visit French websites.
Give your child access to French books for reading enjoyment and reference books such as visual dictionaries.