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    (from The Atlantic Canada English Language Arts Curriculum, 10 - 12)

    LEVEL: 12
    By the end of Grade 12 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

  • examine others' ideas and synthesize what is helpful to clarify and extend their own understanding (1)
  • ask discriminating questions to acquire, interpret, analyse, and evaluate ideas and information (2)

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

  • respond to a wide range of complex questions and directions (3)

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

  • select texts to support their learning needs and range of special interests (1)
  • articulate their understanding of ways in which information texts are constructed for particular purposes (3)
  • articulate their own processes and strategies in exploring, interpreting, and reflecting on sophisticated texts and tasks (5)

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

  • access, select, and research, in systematic ways, specific information to meet personal and individual learning needs
    -- use the electronic network and other sources of information in ways characterized by complexity of purpose, procedure, or subject matter
    -- evaluate their research process (1)

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

  • use writing and other ways of representing to explore, extend, and reflect on
    -- their experiences with and insights into challenging texts and issues
    -- the basis for their feelings, values, and attitudes (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

  • demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which the construction of texts can create, enhance, or control meaning
    -- make critical choices of form, style, and content to address increasingly complex demands of different purposes and audiences (2)

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

  • use technology effectively to serve their communication purpose (3)
  • demonstrate a commitment to the skillful crafting of a range of writing and other representations (4)

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