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    (from The Atlantic Canada English Language Arts Curriculum, 7 - 9)

    LEVEL: 9
    By the end of Grade 9 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

  • examine others' ideas in discussion to extend their own understanding (1)
  • ask relevant questions asking for elaboration, clarification, or qualification and to respond thoughtfully to such questions (2)
  • listen critically to assess the adequacy of the evidence speakers give to evaluate the integrity of information presented (4)

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

  • participate constructively in conversation, small group, and whole-group discussion, and debate, using a range of strategies that contribute to effective talk (1)
  • adapt vocabulary, sentence structure, and rate of speech to the speaking occasion (2)
  • give and follow instructions and respond to questions and directions of increasing complexity (3)
  • evaluate their own and others' uses of spoken language in a range of contexts, recognizing the effects of significant verbal and non-verbal language features (4)

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

  • demonstrate an awareness of the power of spoken language to influence and manipulate, and to reveal ideas, values, and attitudes (2)

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

  • articulate their own processes and strategies for reading and viewing texts of increasing complexity (5)

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

  • independently access and select specific information to meet personal and learning needs
    -- select from a wide range of sources appropriate to their purposes
    -- use the electronic network
    -- develop approaches and strategies to conduct their research (1)

  • 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 a range of strategies in writing and other ways of representing
    -- to extend ideas and experiences
    -- explore and reflect on their feelings, values, and attitudes
    -- consider others' perspectives
    -- describe and evaluate their learning processes and strategies
    -- reflect on their growth as language learners and language users (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 an awareness of context on writing and other forms of representing
    -- make appropriate choices of form, style, and content for specific audiences and purposes (2)
  • analyse and assess responses to their writing and media productions (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

  • demonstrate an awareness of what pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, proofreading, and presentation strategies work for them with various writing and representations (1)
  • consistently use the conventions of written language in final products (2)
  • experiment with the use of technology in communicating for a range of purposes with a variety of audiences (3)
  • demonstrate a commitment to crafting pieces of writing and other representations (4)
  • integrate information from several sources to construct and communicate meaning (5)

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