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Skills available for British Columbia grade 2 English language arts curriculum

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Reading and Viewing

  • Students acquire the vocabulary and concepts needed to describe and discuss different 'text features' and how they support reading and viewing.

    • B11 recognize and derive meaning from the structures and features of texts, including concepts about print and concepts about books, elements of stories (e.g., character, setting, problem, solution), 'text features,' the vocabulary associated with texts (e.g., pictures, headings, table of contents, key facts)

      • explain in own words the meaning and the role of an author, the title, and illustrator (i.e., concepts about print and concepts about books)

      • recognize and comprehend basic print conventions and frequently used 'text features' (e.g., period, exclamation mark, question mark, quotation marks, bold face, capitalized words such as "STOP")

      • identify characteristics of stories (e.g., beginning, middle, and end; basic story elements such as character, setting, events, problem or conflict, solution)

      • demonstrate awareness of the purpose of 'text features' (e.g., book cover, story summary, headings)

      • recognize that information texts do not need to be read sequentially but can be accessed for specific information

      • use subject-specific vocabulary to talk about reading and viewing (e.g., illustrations, heading, table of contents)

    • B12 use knowledge of word patterns, word families, and letter-sound relationships to decode unknown words and recognize an increasing number of high-frequency words