Core French
Grade 4: Grammar, Language Conventions, and Vocabulary
Overall Expectations
Students should develop and apply the language knowledge outlined below through communicative activities in all three strands.
Nouns and Pronouns
•words and expressions used to identify nouns (e.g., C’est Lise. Ce sont des crayons. Voilà Céline. Il y a...)        
•pronoun subjects (je, j', tu, vous, il, elle        
•addition of s to form the plural of nouns (un enfant/des enfants        
•agreement of definite articles (e.g., le/la/ l'/les), and indefinite articles (un/une/des) with nouns         
•present tense of être, avoir, and some regular -er verbs with a singular pronoun or noun subject (e.g., j’aime, Paul aime)        
•addition of e to form the feminine of simple, regular adjectives (grand/grande        
•prepositions of place (e.g., sur, sous, dans) and to indicate possession (e.g., de        
Interrogative Constructions        
•questions with rising intonation and with est-ce que         
•question words (comment, où, combien, quel/quelle, qu’est-ce que, and qui)          
•basic vocabulary (e.g., colours; numbers from 1 to 31; words associated with classroom objects, time, calendar, family)         
•new words from units of study, and words from personal word lists, class lists         
•word banks of identical cognates (e.g., un animal, le golf        
Spelling Rules and Strategies        
•use of lower-case letters for the days of the week and months of the year         
•use of rhyming words such as père and mère, and of basic sounds and their related spelling patterns in French (e.g.,  fâché/ février, auto/chameau/jaune)        
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 Expectations: Copyright The Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1998.  Format: Copyright B.Phillips, 1998.