Atlas Learning Zone is designed to cater to each student’s needs on their learning journey. The Learning Activities entail comprehensive guidance from an adult, while Resources for Learning, Apply the Learning prompts, and Vocabulary lists work well for reinforcing specific skills or allowing independent exploration of a subject. Follow these tips to get the most out of Atlas Learning Zone.


Overall Curriculum Expectations

Grade 4 students will develop their French language skills as a second language by interacting with authentic French materials, thereby gaining the necessary skills to communicate in French for various purposes. As beginners, they will learn new vocabulary to introduce themselves, share personal opinions, talk about time and weather, describe food, and explore French-speaking celebrations, among others.

Using reading, listening, speaking, and writing strategies, students are developing the ability to interpret and respond effectively in diverse social settings. Following teacher modelling when producing oral communication, students will engage in brief, structured spoken interactions. They will learn familiar language structures and patterns, respond to questions requiring a brief answer, and make connections to personal experiences between themselves and French-speaking communities. When reading, they will apply their knowledge and understanding of new vocabulary and language conventions to interpret meaning and make connections. Students will also gain an appreciation of French-speaking cultures in Canada and worldwide.

The expectations for French as a second language are organized into four distinct but interrelated strands:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing

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