What your teen is learning
Your teen will be exposed to more complex text, both oral and written. They’ll distinguish among facts, hypotheses and opinions and support their reasoning with concrete examples. They’ll also appreciate the images created by language in various oral and written communications. Your teen will discuss increasingly abstract ideas, capture an author’s point of view and attitudes, and agree or disagree. They’ll work with classmates to plan projects and develop independent planning skills for their own writing projects. For more about Grade 8 French Language Arts, refer to the program of studies.
How your teen is assessed
Your teen’s learning is assessed using a variety of tools and strategies within the classroom. Ask your teen’s teacher what methods they are using. The different assessment methods tell you and your teen’s teacher about your teen’s strengths, the areas in which they might grow and how well your teen is doing throughout the course. The teacher can then change or refine their teaching plans to ensure that learning activities better meet the needs of your teen. At the end of the course, your teen is assessed and their achievement is reported so that you know if they have achieved the expected learning outcomes for their grade.
Resources to help your teen
A variety of digital and print resources from many different sources help students learn. Alberta Education reviews and authorizes many student and teacher resources that support learning and teaching in the classroom. Additionally, teachers may select, and bring into the classroom, numerous other innovative and creative resources to create rich learning experiences for your teen. Visit LearnAlberta.ca to learn more about the resources your teen may encounter.