The Alberta (Canada) teaching guide for French native language instruction in the early elementary school years (grades 1-3) is intended as a resource for classroom teachers. Its objective is to help teachers integrate notional content and meaningful communicative activities, both oral and written. Introductory sections discuss the guiding principles behind the approach, including the nature of communicative activities, the teacher's role, and the student's role, and the notion of linguistic competence. The next section examines in some detail the cognitive aspects of the development of specific communicative language skills in elementary school children. Three subsequent sections contain strategies and classroom techniques for teaching written language skills (reading, writing, grammatical and dictionary orthography). Another section proposes a procedure for designing a curriculum that integrates development of linguistic competence with communicative activities. The guide concludes with a series of sample lessons. (MSE)
For the second cycle (Grades 4-6), see FL 021 336.
Alberta; Francophone Education (Canada)
1 - Available on microfiche
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Language Services Branch.