Grade 5 French

Units:
Le bistro des animaux (AIM play unit about appreciating one another's differences)
Les explorateurs (Students will write explorer stories integrated with the Global Exploration Unit of Inquiry)
Veux-tu aller au Carnaval? (AIM play unit about the Carnaval in Quebec)
Fini les conflits! (Acti-vie unit about conflict resolution)
Enlèvement à distance (novel study)

Introduction
The aims of the programme are:
  • to develop strong communication skills through kinesthetic activities and an integrated drama-based approach
  • to increase confidence and overall fluency in French
  • to develop an appreciation for the French language and culture
  • to have fun

Strands
Content
Oral Communication: Listening and Speaking
Includes:
  • a strong focus on oral communication - students are expected to communicate exclusively in French
  • increased opportunities in class for communicating spontaneously with peers and in more open-ended contexts
  • expectations of sustained speech on a variety of topics in rehearsed and non-rehearsed settings
Written Language: Reading
Includes:
  • in-depth study of songs and plays
  • exposure to a variety reading experiences of increasing length and complexity (simple chapter books, poetry, posters, letters)
Written Language: Writing
Includes:
  • strong focus on creative writing
  • opportunities to develop their craft and apply the learned vocabulary and grammar in order to create simple stories, letters and journals
  • increasing attention to sequence and logic

Assessment
The assessment criteria are :
  • Knowledge and skills: acquisition of learned vocabulary and grammar
  • Communication: apply the language knowledge through communicative activities in all three strands for different purposes and in a variety of contexts
  • Organization of ideas: make revisions to oral language and edit personal writing, using feedback and resources. Write following a model, making substitutions and additions to the model
The assessment tasks will include:
  • active participation in large group and partner discussions and activities
  • role-playing and dramatic presentations
  • creative writing assignments (mind maps, simple story, journal entry, letter, post card, and story extension
  • completion of language manipulation activities