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Skills available for Alberta grade 5 English language arts curriculum

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2 Students will listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print, and other media texts.

3 Students will listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to manage ideas and information.

  • 3.1 Plan and Focus

    • summarize personal knowledge of a topic in categories to determine information needs

    • formulate general and specific questions to identify information needs

    • ¥ share personal knowledge of a selected topic to help formulate relevant questions appropriate to a specific audience and purpose for group inquiry or research

    • gather and record ideas and information using a plan

  • 3.2 Select and Process

    • record personal knowledge of a topic and collaborate to generate information for inquiry or research

    • answer inquiry or research questions using a variety of information sources [such as newspapers, series by the same writer, scripts, diaries, elders, interviews, trips, oral traditions...]

    • determine the usefulness of information for inquiry or research purpose and focus using pre-established criteria

    • use a variety of tools [such as chapter headings, encyclopedia guide words...] to access information and ideas; use visual and auditory cues [such as graphics, voice-overs, scene changes, body language, background music...] to identify key ideas

    • recognize organizational patterns [such as main ideas and supporting details, explanation, comparison and contrast, cause and effect, sequence...] of oral, print, and other media texts to construct meaning; skim, scan, and listen for key words and phrases

  • 3.3 Organize, Record, and Evaluate

    • organize information and ideas into categories [such as what, who, where, why, when, how...] using a variety of strategies [such as webbing, using graphic organizers, sequencing...]

    • record information in own words; cite authors and titles alphabetically and provide publication dates of sources

    • recognize gaps in the information gathered and locate additional information needed for a particular form, audience, and purpose

    • assess knowledge gained through the inquiry or research process; form personal conclusions and generate new questions for further inquiry or research

4 Students will listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to enhance the clarity and artistry of communication.