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

    LEVEL: Early
    By the end of Grade 2 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 thoughts and feelings and describe experiences (1)
  • ask and respond to questions to clarify information or gather further information (2)
  • express opinions and give simple explanations for some of their opinions (3)
  • listen to others' ideas and opinions (4)

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

  • sustain one-to-one conversations and contribute to small and large group interactions (1)
  • use intonation, facial expressions, and gestures to communicate ideas and feelings (2)
  • respond to and give instructions or directions that include two or three components (3)
  • engage in informal oral presentations and respond to a variety of oral presentations and other texts (4)

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

  • recognize that volume of voice needs to be adjusted according to the situation (3)

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

  • engage in the research process with assistance (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 some awareness of audience and purpose (2)
  • consider their readers'/viewers'/listeners' questions/comments and begin to use such responses to assess and extend their learning (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 strategies for prewriting, drafting, revising, editing/proofreading, and presenting/publishing (1)
  • use some conventions of written language (2)
  • demonstrate engagement with the creation of pieces of writing and other representations (3)
  • with assistance, experiment with technology in writing and other forms of representing (4)
  • select, organize, and combine, with assistance, relevant information to construct and communicate meaning (5)

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