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Skills available for British Columbia grade 1 English language arts curriculum

Objectives are in black and IXL English language arts skills are in dark green. Hold your mouse over the name of a skill to view a sample question. Click on the name of a skill to practise that skill.

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A Language and stories can be a source of creativity and joy.

B Stories help us learn about ourselves and our families.

C Stories can be told through pictures and words.

D Everyone can be a reader and can create stories.

E Everyone has a unique story.

F Playing with language helps us discover how language works.

G Listening and speaking builds our understanding and helps us learn.

1 Comprehend and connect

  • 1.1 Use play and other creative means to discover foundational concepts of print, oral, and visual texts

  • 1.2 Begin to use sources of information and prior knowledge to make meaning

  • 1.3 Use age-appropriate reading, listening, and viewing behaviours and strategies to make meaning from texts

  • 1.4 Engage actively as listeners, viewers, and readers, as appropriate, to develop understanding of self, identity, and community

  • 1.5 Use personal experience and knowledge to connect to text and make meaning

  • 1.6 Recognize the importance of story in personal, family, and community identity

  • 1.7 Recognize the structure and elements of story

  • 1.8 Begin to recognize basic structures and organization of text

  • 1.9 Show awareness of how story in First Peoples' cultures connects people to family and community

  • 1.1 Exchange ideas and perspectives to build shared understanding

2 Create and communicate

3 Story/text:

  • 3.1 elements of story

  • 3.2 literary elements and devices

  • 3.3 vocabulary to talk about texts

4 Strategies and processes:

5 Language features, structures, and conventions: