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

    LEVEL: Emergent
    By the end of Grade 1 students will be expected to:

    Interacting With Information Stage

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

  • express feelings and give simple descriptions of past experiences (1)
  • begin to ask and respond to questions, seeking information (2)
  • express opinions (3)
  • listen to the ideas and opinions of others (4)

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

  • participate in conversation and in small- and whole-group discussion (1)
  • respond to and give simple directions or instructions (3)
  • engage in simple oral presentations and respond to 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, with teacher assistance, texts appropriate to their interests and learning needs (3)
  • use, with support, the various cueing systems and a variety of strategies to construct meaning from text (5)

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

  • with assistance, interact with a variety of simple texts (1)

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

  • respond personally to texts in a variety of ways (1)
  • express opinions about texts and the works of authors and illustrators (2)

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

  • recognize some basic types of texts (1)
  • recognize some basic components of texts, such as author, illustrator, and title (2)
  • begin to ask questions of texts (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 writing and other forms of representing to convey meaning (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

  • with assistance, engage in the research process to construct and communicate meaning (5)

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