Grade 6 French

In Grade 6 French, our students will learn how to share opinions and talk about the past and future. Applying their learning to writing emails and invitations, they will further develop their ability to write texts for different purposes and audiences. Using fairy tales and legends, students develop their ability to listen to stories, retell stories, and write their own stories. This course is designed to be 120 instructional hours.

Curriculum Information: French (2013)

Developed by: D2L

Development Date: 2021

Please note that elementary courses do not have prerequisites, and Ontario schools do not issue transcript credits at the elementary level. All courses are available in the facilitated and independent pathways.



C’est moi!

In the C’est moi! unit, students will use speaking strategies to share their opinions and learn how to politely disagree with other opinions. They will learn how to talk about their past experiences using past tense and discuss their plans for the future. Students will also explore strategies to help them speak French and practise listening strategies to ask questions and gather more information.

Le nord

In the Le nord unit, students will practise listening and vocabulary strategies while exploring the Arctic. They will be introduced to the characteristics of poems and learn how to understand new words. They will practise their speaking strategies to develop fluency when speaking. They will identify the characteristics of different texts while learning about climate change. Further, students will identify and determine the purpose and audience of different forms of text.

Une grande fete!

In the Une grande fête! unit, students will explore formal and informal language by writing invitations for a party. They will use the steps of the writing process to prepare, revise and send an email. They will learn how to organize tasks by order and importance. Students will also use their listening skills to take notes in French from an audio recording.

Les contes et les légendes

In the Les contes et les légendes unit, students will explore the characteristics of fairy tales and legends. They will identify familiar words and expressions to better understand text in French. They will use mind maps to identify important information and learn about Francophone and Métis communities. Further, students will retell a fairy tale and write their own fairy tale.

This course is entirely online and does not require nor rely on any textbook. Students will require the following resources:

  • A scanner, smartphone camera, or similar device to digitize handwritten or hand-drawn work
  • A device to record audio
  • A printer
  • A physical binder, folder, or notebook for offline activities
  • A dictionary
  • Various household items to complete offline activities
  • Paper, pencil

Through a balance of problem-solving and direct instruction, students develop a strong foundation of French processes, knowledge, and skills to apply in real-world contexts. The course utilizes a combination of technology and offline activities, providing opportunities to develop an understanding of skills and concepts in interactive and concrete ways and engage multiple learning styles. The lessons feature a variety of intriguing storylines, characters, videos, storybooks, and interactive games to reinforce students’ learning. These activities also build a foundation of reading, writing, speaking, and listening that students will use throughout the elementary grades.

The course relies on the assistance of a learning coach who supports young students as they move through the content. The learning coach will be involved in facilitating technical aspects of the course and in participating in discussion-based activities to assist students in developing communication skills.

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