Learning Outcomes
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  • Outcomes for Grades 1 - 3
  • Outcomes for Grades 4 - 6
  • Outcomes for Grades 7 - 9
  • Outcomes for Grades 10 - 12
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    (from The Atlantic Canada English Language Arts Curriculum, 4 - 6)

    LEVEL: 4
    By the end of Grade 4 students will be expected to:

    Creating New Information Stage

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

  • explain personal opinions and respond to the questions and opinions of others (3)

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

  • use pictures and illustrations, word structures, and text features (e.g. table of contents, headings and subheadings, glossaries, structures of narrative and expository texts, key ideas, and margin notes) to locate topics and obtain or verify understandings 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

  • experiment with language, appropriate to purpose, audience, and form, that enhances meaning and demonstrates imagination in 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, collaboratively and independently, in different modes... and in a variety of forms
    -- recognize that particular forms require the use of specific features, structures, and patterns (1)
  • demonstrate an awareness of purpose and audience (2)
  • invite responses to early drafts of their writing/media productions
    -- use audience reaction to help shape subsequent drafts (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

  • develop a range of prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, proofreading, and presentation strategies (1)
  • demonstrate an understanding of many conventions of written language in final products
    -- correctly spell many familiar and commonly used words
    -- demonstrate an increasing understanding of punctuation, capitalization, and paragraphing
    -- demonstrate a growing awareness of appropriate syntax
    -- use references while editing (e.g., dictionaries, classroom charts, electronic spell checkers, checklists) (2)
  • use technology with increasing proficiency in writing and other forms of representing (3)
  • demonstrate a commitment to shaping pieces of writing and other representations through stages of development (4)
  • select, organize, and combine relevant information from two or more sources to construct and communicate meaning (5)

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