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Skills available for British Columbia grade 4 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 text can be a source of creativity and joy.

B Exploring text and story helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world

C Listening carefully helps us learn.

D Text can be understood from different perspectives.

E Using language in creative and playful ways helps us understand how language works.

F Combining different texts and ideas allows us to create new understandings.

G Texts are created for different purposes and audiences.

1 Comprehend and connect

  • 1.1 Access and integrate information and ideas from a variety of sources and from prior knowledge to build understanding

  • 1.2 Use a variety of comprehension strategies before, during, and after reading, listening, or viewing to construct meaning from text

  • 1.3 Apply a variety of age-appropriate thinking skills to gain meaning from texts

  • 1.4 Use personal experience and knowledge to connect to text and develop understanding of self, community, and world

  • 1.5 Respond to text in personal and creative ways

  • 1.6 Consider different purposes, audiences, and perspectives in exploring texts

  • 1.7 Identify how differences in context, perspectives, and voice influence meaning in texts

  • 1.8 Recognize the role of language in personal, social, and cultural identity

  • 1.9 Recognize how literary elements, techniques, and devices enhance meaning in texts

  • 1.1 Show an increasing understanding of the role of organization in meaning

  • 1.11 Demonstrate awareness of the oral tradition in First Peoples' cultures and the purposes of First Peoples' texts

  • 1.12 Identify how story in First Peoples' cultures connects people to land

  • 1.13 Exchange ideas and perspectives to build shared understanding

2 Create and communicate

3 Story/text:

4 Strategies and processes:

5 Language features, structures, and conventions: