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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:

    Assessment and Evaluation 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)
  • begin to use gestures and tone to convey meaning (2)
  • respond to and give simple directions or instructions (3)
  • engage in simple oral presentations and respond to oral presentations and other texts (4)

  • GCO C (Speaking/Listening)
    interact with sensitivity and respect, considering the situation, audience and purpose

  • demonstrate a growing awareness that different kinds of language are appropriate to different situations (3)

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

  • demonstrate a beginning awareness of audience and purpose (2)
  • begin to consider readers'/viewers'/listeners' questions/comments about their work (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

  • begin to develop strategies for prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and presenting (1)
  • use some conventions of written language (2)
  • demonstrate engagement writing and other forms of representations (3)
  • with assistance, begin to use technology in writing and other forms of representing (4)
  • with assistance, engage in the research process to construct and communicate meaning (5)

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