Core French
Grade 5: 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
•pronoun subjects (nous, vous, ils, elles        
•present tense of être, avoir, and some regular -er verbs with a plural pronoun or noun subject (e.g., nous sommes, Nico et Marie sont        
•expressions with avoir (e.g., J'ai faim. J'ai dix ans        
•direct infinitive to show preferences (e.g., J'aime manger        
•agreement, in gender and number, of regular adjectives with nouns (e.g., un crayon bleu, des plumes bleues        
•negative ne ... pas in a simple sentence and contracted if necessary (e.g., Je n'aime pas la musique classique        
•prepositions with nouns in short sentences (e.g., Paul est derrière Lorraine)        
Interrogative Constructions        
•question words (pourquoi, à quelle heure, de quelle couleur, quand        
•basic vocabulary (e.g., numbers from 1 to 69; words associated with weather, seasons, sports, clothing, animals, parts of the body)        
•new words from units under study and vocabulary to do simple math (e.g., add, subtract, multiply, divide)        
•word lists using identical and similar cognates (e.g., une comédie, la boxe), oral vocabulary, personal word lists, and class lists        
•use of an English-French dictionary to expand vocabulary        
Spelling Rules and Strategies        
•use of abbreviations to spell frequently used words (e.g., Monsieur/M., Madame/ Mme, Mademoiselle/Mlle, professeur/prof.        
•use of basic sounds and their related spelling patterns in French (e.g., content/grand, cinéma/adorer/craie        
•use of resources (e.g., classroom-displayed vocabulary, text, visual dictionary) to confirm spelling         
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