Grade 7 French

In Grade 7 French, our students will build on their ability to communicate formally and informally with others both verbally and in writing. They will practice their before, during, and after listening and reading strategies within the context of travel. Students will write procedural texts and learn common restaurant vocabulary and expressions. Students will also listen to public service announcements about the environment and write their own brochures.

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.

Facilitated

Independent

Je suis unique!

In the Je suis unique! unit, students will learn how to be polite when writing emails. They will explore using speaking strategies to interact with others, and identify formal and informal expressions to use over the phone. Furthermore, students will delve into the characteristics of graphic novels, and learn expressions to describe their interests and hobbies. Finally, they will use reading comprehension strategies before, during, and after reading.

En voyage!

In the En voyage! unit, students will explore strategies for acquiring new vocabulary when reading. They will identify and use listening comprehension strategies, before, during and after listening. They will explore French-speaking communities throughout North and South America, and identify cultural aspects. They will make connections with their own community and experiences to the French-speaking communities. Students will practice strategies to read texts fluently, and create a travel poster to a French-speaking destination.

La vie quotidienne

In the La vie quotidienne unit, students will explore the characteristics and purpose of procedural texts and practice writing their own procedural texts. They will practice listening and following procedural texts to accomplish tasks. They will be introduced to a variety of speaking strategies to speak well in French. Furthermore, students will explore vocabulary and expressions for eating out in restaurants, including reading and writing a menu.

L’environnement

In the L’environnement unit, students will explore reading and understanding brochures about environmental responsibilities. They will learn how to share opinions by writing a letter to the editor and identify main messages from a public service announcement. They will also practice writing a text, and identify the audience and purpose by creating a proposal to a community leader. Furthermore, students will practice active listening strategies and reflect on their listening skills. They will use the writing process to create a brochure with environmentally responsible practices for the community.

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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