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Skills available for British Columbia grade 8 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 Developing our understanding of how language works allows us to use it purposefully.

D Purpose, audience, and context guide the author's choices in the construction of text.

E Language can shape ideas and influence others.

F People understand texts differently depending on their worldviews and perspectives

G Texts are socially, culturally, and historically constructed.

1 Comprehend and connect

  • 1.1 Access information and ideas for diverse purposes and from a variety of sources and evaluate their relevance, accuracy, and reliability.

  • 1.2 Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral, and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking

  • 1.3 Recognize and appreciate how different forms, structures, and features of texts reflect different purposes, audiences, and messages

  • 1.4 Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts

  • 1.5 Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts

  • 1.6 Recognize how language constructs personal, social, and cultural identity

  • 1.7 Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world

  • 1.8 Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways

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

  • 1.1 Recognize and appreciate the role of story, narrative, and oral tradition in expressing First Peoples' perspectives, values, beliefs, and points of view

  • 1.11 Develop an awareness of the protocols and ownership associated with First Peoples' texts

  • 1.12 Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking

2 Create and communicate

3 Story/text:

4 Strategies and processes:

5 Language features, structures, and conventions: