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Core French
Grade 8: Grammar, Language Conventions, and Vocabulary
Achievement
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Students should develop and apply the language knowledge outlined below through communicative activities in all three strands.
 
 
 
 
Pronouns
 
 
 
 
•object pronouns y and en        
•pronoun on         
Verbs        
•subject and auxiliary verbs in le passé composé        
le passé composé of regular -er, -ir, and -re verbs, and some irregular verbs (e.g., avoir, être, faire, prendre) with the verb avoir         
•singular form of le passé composé of a few high-frequency verbs formed with the verb être (e.g., aller, partir        
Adjectives        
•comparative and superlative forms of adjectives (e.g., Le fromage est plus cher que le pain. C’est le film le plus populaire        
•partitive article with negation (e.g., Je n’ai pas de...        
Adverbs        
•formation of adverbs with adjectives (e.g., naturelle, naturellement, heureux/ heureusement        
Vocabulary        
•basic vocabulary (e.g., words associated with careers, transportation, clothing, music, films, travel)         
•words from units under study, phrases and expressions from oral vocabulary, personal word lists, and class lists         
Spelling Rules and Strategies        
•use of basic sounds and their related spelling pattern, knowledge of cognates (e.g., adore/adorer, nutrition/nutritif, universel/universelle            
•use of some generalizations about spelling (e.g., word families: musique/musical/musicalement/musicien/musicienne            
•use of resources (e.g., classroom-displayed vocabulary, text, dictionary) to check spelling         
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 Expectations: Copyright The Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1998.  Format: Copyright B.Phillips, 1998.