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French Curriculum - 6th Grade

French Curriculum - 6th Grade

The teaching of French in Middle School helps students develop their critical thinking and judgement, and construct independent ideas, using precise and correct language.

Students perfect their oral and written skills, develop their knowledge of and proficiency in the French language, and build up a literary culture.




Comprehension and oral expression

  • Present an idea or point of view, taking into account other points of view expressed by peers
  • Effectively communicate in French with adults and peers
  • Develop critical thinking



  • Understand and give specific details about texts read independently  
  • Use textual evidence to justify an answer or interpretation of the text
  • Understand implied meanings in a text



  • Independently write a text with meaning and purpose
  • Respect the format and the structure of various types of texts
  • Engage in the editing process to improve independent writing


Language mechanics

  1. How to form words
  2. Thematic vocabulary
  • Subject verb agreement – Noun adjective agreement
  • Applied rules for adjectives corresponding with feminine/masculine nouns and their plurals
  • Words without variation
  • Homophones
  • Past participle
  • The nature of words in a sentence (nouns, verbs, determinants, and pronouns)
  • The function of the components of a sentence (verb complement, subject complement, and noun complement)
  • Complex sentence
  • Various types of tenses
  • Le présent, le passé composé, l’impératif, l’imparfait, le plus que parfait, le passé simple, le passé antérieur, le futur, le futur antérieur





  • Use and represent large whole numbers, simple fractions, and decimals
  • Calculate using whole numbers and decimals
  • Solve problems through the use of simple fractions, decimal numbers, and arithmetic


Measurements - Problem solving

  • Compare, estimate, and measure geometric sizes with whole and decimal numbers: length (perimeter), area, volume, angle
  • Use vocabulary, units, and specific instruments of measurement for these sizes
  • Use the metric system
  • Solve problems involving geometric, physical, and economic sizes by using whole numbers and decimals



Recognize, name, describe, reproduce, represent, and construct certain geometric solids and figures



  • The long history of humanity and migrations
  • Foundations, beliefs, and citizenship in the ancient Mediterranean during the first century BCE
  • The Roman Empire in the ancient world



  • Living in urban, rural and coastal areas
  • The inhabited world



  • Physical endurance
  • Teamwork
  • Strategy
  • Mental and physical well-being
  • Communication



  • Music history
  • Singing
  • Discovering instruments