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French as a Second Language — Grade 4–8
Phonics and Word Analysis
  • Letter Recognition
  • Vowels
  • Consonants
  • Short and Long Vowels
  • Controlled Vowels
  • Using ai and ay
  • Understanding ee, ea, and ie
  • Silent E
  • Beginning Consonants
  • Ending Consonants
  • Consonant Blends
  • Understanding Words with s Blends
  • Using Words with r Blends
  • Identifying Words with l Blends
  • Phonics Word Study
  • Digraphs
Vocabulary
  • Animal Pictures
  • Color Names
  • Animal Names
  • Food Names
  • Number Words
  • Action Words
  • Weather Words
  • Garden Words
  • Clothing Words
  • People Words
  • Rainbow Colors
  • Day and Night Words
  • Plurals
  • Similarities: Synonyms
  • Similar Words
  • Antonyms
  • Homonyms
  • Compound Words
  • Rhyming Words
  • Order the Words Alphabetically
  • Find the Correct Word
  • Vocabulary
  • Choose the Correct Spelling
  • Spelling Number Words
  • Spelling Color Words
  • Spelling Words
  • Multiple Choice Spelling
  • Opposites: Antonyms
Grammar
  • Capitalization
  • Punctuation Marks
  • Parts Of Speech
  • Find the Nouns
  • Pronoun
  • Find the Verbs
  • Adjectives - Words That Describe
  • Sequencing: Comparative Adjectives
  • Word Order
  • Is or Are
  • Is It a Sentence?
  • Complete or Incomplete
  • Statements and Questions
  • Asking and Telling Sentences
  • Write the Correct Sentence
  • Find the Correct Word in the Sentence
  • Choose the Correct Word in the Sentence
  • Have or Has
Reading and Comprehension
  • Picture Clues
  • Picture Comprehension
  • Language Comprehension and Response
  • Classifying - Things That Are Different
  • Classifying - Things That Belong Together
  • Comprehension - Non-fiction
  • Comprehension - Fiction
  • Comprehension - Poetry
  • Three Little Pigs
  • Story: The Thirsty Crow
  • Story: The Greedy Dog
  • Poem: Down By The Bay
  • Poem: A Good Play
  • Poem: The Swing
  • Making Inferences: Feelings
  • Riddles - Name the Object
  • Riddles
Writing
  • Writing Practice:
  • Picture Clue Writing
  • Blank Ruled Sheet for Writing Practice
Strands In The Core French Curriculum
The Core French expectations are organized into three strands, which correspond to the three main areas of language use. The three strands are: oral communication, reading, and writing. The grammar, language conventions, and vocabulary expectations have been grouped into one section. These specific skills and knowledge should be developed in the context of oral communication, reading, and writing activities. The overall expectations provide a broad picture of what students should know and be able to do at the end of the grade.

All the knowledge and skills outlined in the expectations for Core French are mandatory. The curriculum in all grades is designed to develop a range of essential skills in reading, writing, and oral language, including a foundation in spelling and grammar. Print and electronic media are used as learning resources.
Oral Communication
In the new Ontario Core French curriculum, there must be a strong emphasis on helping students develop the oral communication skills they need to understand and interact with others, to express themselves clearly and with confidence, and to use the various media to communicate their own ideas. Development of oral language provides the foundation that enables students to learn to read and write. Because listening and speaking are inseparable in real-life situations, these skills should be developed together in the classroom.

Students should have an adequate "listening period" before they are expected to communicate in French. They should develop strategies (such as facial expressions, body language, pictures, intonation, context, and familiar words) to deduce the meaning of new words and to make sense of spoken language.

The program should give students numerous opportunities to use French for real purposes and in real situations; for example:
  • listening to French spoken by live and recorded voices, and by people of different ages, speaking in different accents and at different rates;
  • discussing subject matter, reading materials, personal concerns and interests;
  • preparing and giving oral presentations;
  • playing roles in dramatizations and simulations;
  • conducting surveys and interviews.
Students should also have opportunities to gain an appreciation of French culture in Canada and in the world.

Reading
Reading is a complex process that provides a bridge between speech and writing. In learning to read texts in French, students build on the knowledge and skills developed through oral communication in order to understand and respond to written materials. Reading skills and knowledge should be developed after language has been introduced orally in a meaningful context that encourages students to think about what they are reading. Oral prereading activities build a bank of vocabulary, set the context for the topic, and relate texts to the students' experience or prior knowledge of a topic. These oral activities play an important role in making written texts accessible to students.

A well-balanced reading program will provide students with opportunities to read for comprehension, consolidation of language learned orally, vocabulary building, information, and enjoyment, and to practice correct pronunciation and intonation.

Students need to read a wide range of materials representing different forms, genres, and styles, and appropriate to their age, interest, and level of proficiency in French. Materials should include signs, charts, menus, song lyrics, poems, books, and selections from magazines, newspapers, and electronic sources.

Students will be using all the basic reading strategies (e.g., visual and verbal cues, information from context, and knowledge of language patterns, conventions, and structures) to help them understand written texts. Although the lists of expectations might suggest that the skills involved in reading are discrete skills, they are in fact aspects of an integrated process that is best applied in a context that students see as meaningful and that encourages them to think about what they are reading.

Writing
The Core French curriculum emphasizes the basic skills related to the conventions of written language - grammar, spelling, and vocabulary - that must be acquired if students are to produce clear writing. Writing activities serve to support and reinforce the oral introduction of language components. Prewriting activities build a bank of vocabulary, set the context for the topic, and draw on the students' experience or prior knowledge of a topic. These activities play an important role in helping students develop the ability to write in French.

As students read a variety of written texts, they increase and gain command over their vocabulary, and learn to vary their sentence structure, organizational approach, and voice. To become good writers who are able to communicate ideas with ease and clarity, students need frequent opportunities to write for a variety of purposes and audiences.

Writing activities that students see as meaningful and that challenge them to think creatively will also help them achieve a fuller and more lasting mastery of the basic skills. Teachers will find it necessary and even desirable at times to focus a lesson on a particular aspect of grammar, vocabulary, or spelling.
French as a Second Language — Grades 9–10


Oral Communication
At the end of the Core French program at this level, students will be able to:
  • listen and respond to a variety of spoken texts
  • listen and respond to a variety of non-structured media works
  • express ideas and opinions in conversations and teacher-guided discussions
  • make oral presentations on a variety of topics
  • use appropriate language conventions during oral communication activities.
Reading
By the end of the Core French Course at this level, students will be able to:
  • read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of texts
  • read a wide range of texts to gather information and to expand their knowledge of the French language
  • identify and understand language conventions used in their reading materials
Writing
By the end of the Core French Course at this level, students will be able to:
  • express ideas and opinions in short written texts
  • create short written texts in structured and open-ended situations
  • identify and use appropriate language conventions in their written work
French as a Second Language — Grades 11–12

Oral Communication
At the end of the Core French program at this level, students will be able to:
  • respond in a variety of ways to a range of media works;
  • express and justify ideas and opinions in self-directed conversations and discussions on a variety of business-related issues
  • make oral presentations on a variety of topics
  • use appropriate language conventions during oral communication activities.
Reading
By the end of the Core French Course at this level, students will be able to:
  • read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of texts that relate to business or the workplace
  • apply critical thinking as they read (e.g. analyse information, identify the issues raised, go beyond the surface meaning)
  • identify and understand language conventions used in their reading materials
Writing
By the end of the Core French Course at this level, students will be able to:
  • express and support their ideas and opinions in writing
  • create a variety of texts,selecting the appropriate form and language to suit the purpose and the audience
  • use correct grammar and appropriate language conventions in their written work
French Immersion — Grades 1–8

The expectations for French as a second language in Extended French and French Immersion programs are organized into three strands that correspond to the three main areas of language use: oral communication; reading; and writing. All the knowledge and skills outlined in the expectations are mandatory.The programs in all grades are designed to develop a range of essential skills in reading,writing,and oral language,providing students with a solid foundation in spelling and grammar; the ability to comprehend what they read in a range of different kinds of texts; an appreciation of literature and the ability to interpret and respond to it; and the ability to use oral language accurately and effectively.

Students in extended and immersion programs will have many opportunities,in their study of other subjects taught in French,to apply the knowledge and practise and refine the skills they acquire through achievement of the FSL expectations in all three strands.

Oral Communication
In the FSL curriculum,there must be a strong emphasis on helping students develop the oral communication skills they need to interact effectively with others and to express themselves clearly and with confidence in both familiar and new contexts.The development of oral language provides the foundation that enables students to learn to read and write. Because listening and speaking are inseparable in real-life situations,these skills should be developed together in the classroom.

Students should have an adequate “listening period”before they are expected to communicate in French.They should develop strategies – such as observing facial expressions and body language, listening to intonation,using clues from context,and thinking of familiar words – to deduce the meaning of new words and to make sense of spoken language.
Reading
In reading,the FSL curriculum focuses on developing the skills that will enable students to become effective readers of French texts.An effective reader is one who not only grasps the essential ideas communicated in a piece of writing,but who is able to use and apply these ideas later in new contexts. Students must, therefore,develop the skills needed to process, analyse,and absorb information and to think clearly,creatively,and critically.They must also develop a rich and varied French vocabulary and read a wide variety of materials that illustrate the many uses of writing.

Important as they are, reading for information and reading for learning are not the only activities that should be emphasized as students develop their reading skills in French. A well-balanced reading program will provide students with many opportunities to read for pleasure and for self-enrichment. Such reading activities are particularly important in the elementary grades,when attitudes to and habits of reading are first formed.

Reading is a complex process – and all the more complex in a second language – because it involves understanding the relationship between written language and speech and relating ideas and information encountered in reading to one’s store of knowledge and experience. It also involves using various strategies and methods to determine the meaning of what is being communicated – for example,rereading a passage if its meaning is not immediately clear or looking up unfamiliar words in a dictionary. In order to become independent and fluent readers,especially in a second language, students need to read frequently and to develop the skills used in reading for different purposes.
Writing
The FSL curriculum emphasizes the basic skills related to the conventions of written language – grammar,spelling,punctuation,and the common conventions of style,form,and presentation.

These skills are considered essential because they must be mastered if students are to produce writing that is clear and precise and that communicates their ideas effectively. At the same time, it is important to recognize that these basic skills support and complement the broader skills and aptitudes essential for effective communication in any language: the ability to think clearly and creatively and to order ideas in a logical and disciplined manner. Therefore,while there will doubtless be occasions when teachers will find it necessary and even desirable to focus a lesson on some aspect of grammar or spelling,the basic conventions should be taught as much as possible through use and application in purposeful contexts.Writing activities that students see as meaningful and that challenge them to think creatively about topics and concerns of interest to them will lead to a fuller and more lasting mastery of the basic skills.

Writing competence develops along with skills in other areas of language,especially reading. As students read a variety of written texts,they increase and gain command over their vocabulary,and learn to vary their sentence structure and organizational approach.To become good writers who are able to communicate ideas with ease and clarity,students need frequent opportunities to write for various purposes and audiences,and to master the skills involved in the various tasks of the writing process.
French Immersion — Grades 9–10

Oral Communication
At the end of the French Immersion program at this level, students will be able to:
  • listen and respond to a broad range of spoken texts and media works intended for a French-speaking audience
  • explain ideas and opinions in small-group discussions,impromptu exchanges,large-group presentations,and formal debates
  • understand extended dialogues and other spoken texts from various European French-speaking regions
  • use appropriate language conventions during oral communication activities.
Reading
At the end of the French Immersion program at this level, students will be able to:
  • read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of materials intended for a Frenchspeaking audience
  • interpret authentic texts written on diverse topics
  • read literary works and other authentic texts to acquire an understanding of the cultures of French-speaking people in Europe
  • identify and understand language conventions used in their reading material
Writing
At the end of the French Immersion program at this level, students will be able to:
  • write clearly,coherently,and persuasively on diverse topics,choosing a form appropriate to the context
  • write in a variety of forms,adjusting their style and register to suit the purpose and the audience
  • identify and use appropriate language conventions in their written work
French Immersion — Grades 11–12

Oral Communication
At the end of the French Immersion program at this level, students will be able to:
  • understand the content and interpret the message conveyed by a variety of media works
  • speak with native-like fluency on a variety of topics ranging from personal life to global issues
  • express and explain abstract ideas
  • use correct grammar and appropriate language conventions during oral communication activities.
Reading
At the end of the French Immersion program at this level, students will be able to:
  • read a range of literary and other works to deepen their appreciation of francophone culture around the world
  • research a range of source materials to clarify their ideas and verify their points of view
  • analyse and interpret complete works or excerpts from works in a variety of genres
  • identify and understand language conventions used in their reading materials
Writing
At the end of the French Immersion program at this level, students will be able to:
  • write clearly,logically,coherently,and persuasively on a broad range of topics in a variety of forms
  • express and explain abstract ideas in their writing
  • write essays and research papers on a variety of topics
  • use correct grammar and appropriate language conventions in their written work.
All the knowledge and skills outlined in the expectations for Core French are mandatory. The curriculum in all grades is designed to develop a range of essential skills in reading, writing, and oral language, including a foundation in spelling and grammar. Print and electronic media are used as learning resources.

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