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  • BUILDING INFORMATION LITERACY  
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    STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR INFORMATION LITERACY
    (from The Atlantic Canada English Language Arts Curriculum, 4 - 6)

    LEVEL: 6
    By the end of Grade 6 students will be expected to:

    Planning Stage

    GCO A (Speaking/Listening)
    speak and listen to explore, extend, clarify and reflect on their thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences

  • contribute thoughts, ideas, and questions to discussion and compare their own ideas with those of peer and others (1)
  • ask and respond to questions to seek clarification or explanation of ideas and concepts (2)

  • GCO B (Speaking/Listening)
    communicate information and ideas effectively and clearly, and to respond personally and critically

  • contribute to and respond constructively in conversation, small-group and whole-group discussion (1)
  • give and follow instructions and respond to a variety of questions and instructions (3)

  • GCO D (Reading/Viewing)
    select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media, and visual texts

  • select, independently, texts appropriate to their range of interests and learning needs (1)
  • use a wider range of pictorial, typographical, and organizational features of written texts to obtain, verify, and reinforce their understanding of information (3)
  • reflect on and discuss their own processes and strategies in reading and viewing (5)

  • GCO E (Reading/Viewing)
    interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies

  • answer with increasing independence, their own questionsand those of others by selecting relevant information from a variety of texts
    -- demonstrate an understanding of the purpose of classification systems and basic reference materials (1)

  • GCO H (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    use writing and other forms of representation to explore, clarify, and reflect on their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and learnings; and to use their imagination

  • use a range of strategies in writing and other ways of representing to
    -- frame questions and design investigations to answer their questions
    -- find topics of personal importance
    -- record, develop, and reflect on ideas
    -- compare their own thoughts and beliefs to those of others
    -- describe feelings, reactions, values, and attitudes
    -- record and reflect on experiences and their response to them
    -- formulate goals for learning
    -- practice and apply strategies for monitoring learning (1)

  • GCO I (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    create texts collaboratively and independently, using a variety of forms for a range of audiences and purposes

  • address the demands of an increasing variety of purposes and audiences
    -- make informed choices of form, style, and content for specific audiences and purposes (2)

  • GCO J (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    use a range of strategies to develop effective writing and media products to enhance their clarity, precision, and effectiveness

  • demonstrate commitment to shaping pieces of writing and other representations (4)

  • Gathering Information Stage

    GCO D (Reading/Viewing)
    select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media, and visual texts

  • select, independently, texts appropriate to their range of interests and learning needs (1)
  • use a wider range of pictorial, typographical, and organizational features of written texts to obtain, verify, and reinforce their understanding of information (3)
  • use and integrate the various cueing systems and a variety of strategies with increasing independence to construct meaning (4)
  • reflect on and discuss their own processes and strategies in reading and viewing (5)

  • GCO E (Reading/Viewing)
    interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies

  • answer with increasing independence, their own questionsand those of others by selecting relevant information from a variety of texts
    -- demonstrate an understanding of the purpose of classification systems and basic reference materials
    -- use a range of reference texts and a database or an electronic search to facilitate the selection process (1)

  • GCO F (Reading/Viewing)
    respond personally to a range of texts

  • explain why particular texts matter to them and demonstrate an increasing ability to make connections among texts (1)
  • reflect on an give reasons for their interpretations of an increasing variety of texts (2)

  • GCO G (Reading/Viewing)
    respond critically to a range of texts, applying their knowledge of language, form, and genre

  • recognize that facts can be presented to suit an author's purpose and points of view
    -- consider information from alternative perspective (1)
  • identify the conventions and structure of a variety of print and media texts and genres
    -- make connections with the purpose of each text or genre (2)
  • respond critically to texts by
    -- applying a growing range of strategies to analyse and evaluate texts
    -- demonstrating a growing awareness that all texts reflect a purpose and a perspective
    -- recognizing when language is being used to manipulate, persuade, or control them
    -- detecting prejudice, stereotyping, and bias (3)

  • Interacting With Information Stage

    GCO A (Speaking/Listening)
    speak and listen to explore, extend, clarify and reflect on their thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences

  • contribute thoughts, ideas, and questions to discussion and compare their own ideas with those of peer and others (1)
  • ask and respond to questions to seek clarification or explanation of ideas and concepts (2)
  • defend and/or support their opinions with evidence (3)
  • listen critically to others' ideas or opinions and points of view (4)

  • GCO B (Speaking/Listening)
    communicate information and ideas effectively and clearly, and to respond personally and critically

  • contribute to and respond constructively in conversation, small-group and whole-group discussion (1)
  • give and follow instructions and respond to a variety of questions and instructions (3)
  • engage in, respond to, and evaluate a variety of oral presentations and other texts (4)

  • GCO D (Reading/Viewing)
    select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media, and visual texts

  • select, independently, texts appropriate to their range of interests and learning needs (1)
  • use a wider range of pictorial, typographical, and organizational features of written texts to obtain, verify, and reinforce their understanding of information (3)
  • use and integrate the various cueing systems and a variety of strategies with increasing independence to construct meaning (4)
  • reflect on and discuss their own processes and strategies in reading and viewing (5)

  • GCO E (Reading/Viewing)
    interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies

  • answer with increasing independence, their own questionsand those of others by selecting relevant information from a variety of texts
    -- demonstrate an understanding of the purpose of classification systems and basic reference materials (1)

  • GCO F (Reading/Viewing)
    respond personally to a range of texts

  • explain why particular texts matter to them and demonstrate an increasing ability to make connections among texts (1)
  • reflect on an give reasons for their interpretations of an increasing variety of texts (2)

  • GCO G (Reading/Viewing)
    respond critically to a range of texts, applying their knowledge of language, form, and genre

  • recognize that facts can be presented to suit an author's purpose and points of view
    -- consider information from alternative perspective (1)
  • identify the conventions and structure of a variety of print and media texts and genres
    -- make connections with the purpose of each text or genre (2)
  • respond critically to texts by
    -- applying a growing range of strategies to analyse and evaluate texts
    -- demonstrating a growing awareness that all texts reflect a purpose and a perspective
    -- recognizing when language is being used to manipulate, persuade, or control them
    -- detecting prejudice, stereotyping, and bias (3)

  • GCO H (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    use writing and other forms of representation to explore, clarify, and reflect on their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and learnings; and to use their imagination

  • use a range of strategies in writing and other ways of representing to
    -- frame questions and design investigations to answer their questions
    -- find topics of personal importance
    -- record, develop, and reflect on ideas
    -- compare their own thoughts and beliefs to those of others
    -- describe feelings, reactions, values, and attitudes
    -- record and reflect on experiences and their response to them
    -- formulate goals for learning
    -- practice and apply strategies for monitoring learning (1)
  • select appropriate note-making strategies from a growing repertoire (2)

  • GCO J (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    use a range of strategies to develop effective writing and media products to enhance their clarity, precision, and effectiveness

  • select, organize, and combine relevant information from three to five sources (5)

  • Organizing Information Stage

    GCO G (Reading/Viewing)
    respond critically to a range of texts, applying their knowledge of language, form, and genre

  • recognize that facts can be presented to suit an author's purpose and points of view
    -- consider information from alternative perspective (1)
  • identify the conventions and structure of a variety of print and media texts and genres
    -- make connections with the purpose of each text or genre (2)

  • GCO J (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    use a range of strategies to develop effective writing and media products to enhance their clarity, precision, and effectiveness

  • select, organize, and combine relevant information from three to five sources (5)

  • Creating New Information Stage

    GCO A (Speaking/Listening)
    speak and listen to explore, extend, clarify and reflect on their thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences

  • defend and/or support their opinions with evidence (3)

  • GCO D (Reading/Viewing)
    select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media, and visual texts

  • use a wider range of pictorial, typographical, and organizational features of written texts to obtain, verify, and reinforce their understanding of information (3)

  • GCO H (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    use writing and other forms of representation to explore, clarify, and reflect on their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and learnings; and to use their imagination

  • make language choices to enhance meaning and achieve interesting effects in imaginative writing and other ways of representing (3)

  • GCO I (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    create texts collaboratively and independently, using a variety of forms for a range of audiences and purposes

  • create written and media texts using an increasing variety of forms
    -- demonstrate understanding that particular forms require the use of specific features, structures, and patterns (1)
  • address the demands of an increasing variety of purposes and audiences
    -- make informed choices of form, style, and content for specific audiences and purposes (2)
  • invite responses to early drafts of their writing/media productions
    -- use audience reaction to help shape subsequent drafts
    -- reflect on their final drafts from a reader's/viewer's/listener's point of view (3)

  • GCO J (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    use a range of strategies to develop effective writing and media products to enhance their clarity, precision, and effectiveness

  • select from a range of prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, proofreading, and presentation strategies to develop effective pieces of writing and other representations (1)
  • use the conventions of written language in final products (2)
  • use technology with increasing proficiency to create, revise, edit, and publish texts (3)
  • demonstrate commitment to shaping pieces of writing and other representations (4)
  • select, organize, and combine relevant information from three to five sources (5)

  • Sharing and Presenting Information Stage

    GCO A (Speaking/Listening)
    speak and listen to explore, extend, clarify and reflect on their thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences

  • contribute thoughts, ideas, and questions to discussion and compare their own ideas with those of peer and others (1)
  • ask and respond to questions to seek clarification or explanation of ideas and concepts (2)
  • defend and/or support their opinions with evidence (3)
  • listen critically to others' ideas or opinions and points of view (4)

  • GCO B (Speaking/Listening)
    communicate information and ideas effectively and clearly, and to respond personally and critically

  • contribute to and respond constructively in conversation, small-group and whole-group discussion (1)
  • use word choice and emphasis, making a conscious attempt to produce a desired effect (2)
  • give and follow instructions and respond to a variety of questions and instructions (3)
  • engage in, respond to, and evaluate a variety of oral presentations and other texts (4)

  • GCO C (Speaking/Listening)
    interact with sensitivity and respect, considering the situation, audience and purpose

  • detect examples of prejudice, stereotyping, or bias in oral language; recognize their negative effect on individuals and cultures; and attempt to use bias-free language (2)
  • make a conscious attempt to consider the needs and expectations of their audience (3)

  • GCO H (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    use writing and other forms of representation to explore, clarify, and reflect on their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and learnings; and to use their imagination

  • make language choices to enhance meaning and achieve interesting effects in imaginative writing and other ways of representing (3)

  • GCO I (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    create texts collaboratively and independently, using a variety of forms for a range of audiences and purposes

  • create written and media texts using an increasing variety of forms
    -- demonstrate understanding that particular forms require the use of specific features, structures, and patterns (1)
  • address the demands of an increasing variety of purposes and audiences
    -- make informed choices of form, style, and content for specific audiences and purposes (2)
  • invite responses to early drafts of their writing/media productions
    -- use audience reaction to help shape subsequent drafts
    -- reflect on their final drafts from a reader's/viewer's/listener's point of view (3)

  • GCO J (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    use a range of strategies to develop effective writing and media products to enhance their clarity, precision, and effectiveness

  • select from a range of prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, proofreading, and presentation strategies to develop effective pieces of writing and other representations (1)
  • use the conventions of written language in final products (2)
  • use technology with increasing proficiency to create, revise, edit, and publish texts (3)
  • demonstrate commitment to shaping pieces of writing and other representations (4)
  • select, organize, and combine relevant information from three to five sources (5)

  • Assessment and Evaluation Stage

    GCO A (Speaking/Listening)
    speak and listen to explore, extend, clarify and reflect on their thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences

  • contribute thoughts, ideas, and questions to discussion and compare their own ideas with those of peer and others (1)
  • ask and respond to questions to seek clarification or explanation of ideas and concepts (2)
  • listen critically to others' ideas or opinions and points of view (4)

  • GCO B (Speaking/Listening)
    communicate information and ideas effectively and clearly, and to respond personally and critically

  • contribute to and respond constructively in conversation, small-group and whole-group discussion (1)
  • use word choice and emphasis, making a conscious attempt to produce a desired effect (2)
  • give and follow instructions and respond to a variety of questions and instructions (3)
  • engage in, respond to, and evaluate a variety of oral presentations and other texts (4)

  • GCO C (Speaking/Listening)
    interact with sensitivity and respect, considering the situation, audience and purpose

  • detect examples of prejudice, stereotyping, or bias in oral language; recognize their negative effect on individuals and cultures; and attempt to use bias-free language (2)
  • make a conscious attempt to consider the needs and expectations of their audience (3)

  • GCO D (Reading/Viewing)
    select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media, and visual texts

  • reflect on and discuss their own processes and strategies in reading and viewing (5)

  • GCO E (Reading/Viewing)
    interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies

  • answer with increasing independence, their own questionsand those of others by selecting relevant information from a variety of texts
    -- demonstrate an understanding of the purpose of classification systems and basic reference materials (1)

  • GCO I (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    create texts collaboratively and independently, using a variety of forms for a range of audiences and purposes

  • create written and media texts using an increasing variety of forms
    -- demonstrate understanding that particular forms require the use of specific features, structures, and patterns (1)
  • address the demands of an increasing variety of purposes and audiences
    -- make informed choices of form, style, and content for specific audiences and purposes (2)
  • invite responses to early drafts of their writing/media productions
    -- use audience reaction to help shape subsequent drafts
    -- reflect on their final drafts from a reader's/viewer's/listener's point of view (3)

  • GCO J (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    use a range of strategies to develop effective writing and media products to enhance their clarity, precision, and effectiveness

  • select from a range of prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, proofreading, and presentation strategies to develop effective pieces of writing and other representations (1)
  • use the conventions of written language in final products (2)
  • use technology with increasing proficiency to create, revise, edit, and publish texts (3)
  • demonstrate commitment to shaping pieces of writing and other representations (4)
  • select, organize, and combine relevant information from three to five sources (5)

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