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

    LEVEL: 10
    By the end of Grade 10 students will be expected to:

    Gathering Information Stage

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

  • read a wide variety of print texts which include drama, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction from contemporary, pre-twentieth century Canadian and world writing (1)
  • view a wide variety of media and visual texts, such as broadcast, journalism, film, television, advertising, CD-ROM, Internet, music videos (2)
  • seek meaning in reading, using a variety of strategies such as cueing systems, utilizing prior knowledge, analysing, inferring, predicting, synthesizing, and evaluating (3)
  • use specific strategies to clear up confusing parts of a text (e.g., re-read/review the text, consult another source, ask for help) and adjust reading and viewing rate (e.g., skimming, scanning, reading/viewing for detail) according to purpose (4)
  • demonstrate an understanding of the impact of literary devices and media techniques (editing, symbolism, imagery, figurative language, irony, etc.) have on shaping the understanding of a text (5)

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

  • research, in systematic ways, specific information from a variety of sources
    -- select appropriate information to meet the requirements of a learning task
    -- analyse and evaluate the chosen information (1)

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

  • respond to the texts they are reading and viewing by questioning, connecting, evaluating, and extending (2)

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

  • examine the different aspects of texts (language, style, graphics, tone, etc.) that contribute to meaning and effect (1)
  • make inferences, draw conclusions, and make supported responses to content, form, and structure (2)
  • explore the relationships among language, topic, genre, purpose, context, and audience (3)
  • discuss the language, ideas, and other significant characteristics of a variety of texts and genres (5)

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