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    (from The Atlantic Canada English Language Arts Curriculum, Entry - 3)

    LEVEL: Transitional
    By the end of Grade 3 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

  • describe, share, and discuss thoughts, feelings, and experiences and consider others' feelings (1)
  • ask and respond to questions to clarify information and to explore possibilities or solutions to problems (2)

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

  • participate in conversations, small-group and whole-group discussion, understanding when to speak and when to listen (1)
  • give and follow instructions and respond to questions and directions (3)

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

  • select, independently and with teacher assistance, texts appropriate to their interests and learning needs (1)
  • use pictorial, typographical, and organizational features of written text to determine content, locate topics, and obtain information (3)

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

  • with assistance, answer their own questions and those of others by seeking information from a variety of sources
    -- identify their own personal and learning needs for information
    -- generate their own questions as a guide for research (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 imaginations

  • use writing and other forms of representation to
    -- formulate questions
    -- generate and organize language and ideas
    -- express feelings and imaginative ideas
    -- record experiences
    -- explore how and what they learn (1)

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

  • demonstrate some awareness of purpose and audience
    -- make choices about form for a specific purpose/audience (2)

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

  • experiment with technology in writing and other forms of representing
    -- with assistance, use a database, CD-ROM. and the Internet as resources for finding information
    -- with assistance use the Internet to communicate (4)

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