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Skills available for Manitoba grade 10 English language arts curriculum

IXL's grade 10 skills will be aligned to the Manitoba Curriculum soon! Until then, you can view a complete list of grade 10 objectives below.

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

  • 4.1 Generate and Focus

    • generate and combine ideas from personal experiences and other sources to focus a topic appropriate for audience and purpose

    • experiment with a variety of forms [such as reports, résumés, cover letters, dramatizations, visual representations, short stories…] appropriate for content, audience, and purpose

    • identify and use a variety of organizational patterns [such as flashbacks, cause and effect, comparison and contrast, problem and solution...] in own oral, written, and visual texts; use effective transitions

  • 4.2 Enhance and Improve

    • appraise drafts of own work and respond to others' drafts with constructive suggestions on content, language use, and form

    • analyze and revise drafts to ensure appropriate content, accuracy, clarity, and completeness

    • use appropriate text features [such as underlining, indentation, spacing, margins, left and right justification…] to enhance legibility for particular audiences, purposes, and contexts

    • use an appropriate variety of sentence patterns, visuals, sounds, and figurative language to create a desired effect

    • experiment with strategies and devices [such as diagrams, sound effects, demonstrations…] to enhance the clarity of presentations

  • 4.3 Attend to Conventions

    • select appropriate words, grammatical structures, and register [such as formal or informal vocabulary, varied sentence patterns, active voice, colloquial or formal language…] to achieve clarity and desired effect

    • know and apply Canadian spelling conventions for familiar and new vocabulary; monitor for correctness in editing and proofreading using appropriate resources

    • know and apply capitalization and punctuation conventions to clarify intended meaning, using appropriate resources as required

  • 4.4 Present and Share

    • present ideas and information using a variety of print and other resources and interactive approaches [such as dramatizations, multimedia presentations, photographs and slides, audiotapes…]

    • use appropriate voice production factors [such as pitch, tone, pauses…] and nonverbal cues [such as gestures, stance, eye contact…] to clarify intent in personal and public communication

    • demonstrate active listening and viewing behaviours [such as observing gender portrayals, inclusion and exclusion, stereotyping, respectful and disrespectful portrayals…] to understand and respond to presentations using a variety of means [such as small-group discussion, personal writing…]