4 Students will listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to enhance the clarity and artistry of communication.
4.1 Generate and Focus
4.1.1 Generate and contribute ideas on particular topics for oral, written, and visual texts using a variety of strategies [such as brainstorming, creating thought webs, listing, drawing...].
4.1.2 Use a variety of forms [such as puppet plays, drum dances, readers' theatre, murals, narrative stories...] for particular audiences and purposes.
4.1.3 Develop and arrange ideas in own oral, written, and visual texts using organizers [such as story maps, research planners...].
4.2 Enhance and Improve
4.2.1 Share own and others' writing and creations in various ways [such as author's chair, paired sharing...]; identify strengths and areas for enhancement of own and others' work and presentations using pre-established criteria.
4.2.2 Revise to accommodate new ideas and information.
4.2.3 Print and write legibly, developing a personal style; format text and space words consistently on a line and page or on an electronic screen.
4.2.4 Select from a range of word choices and use simple and compound sentence patterns to communicate ideas and information.
4.3.2 Know and apply conventional spelling patterns using a variety of strategies [including phonics, structural analysis, and visual memory] and resources [such as junior dictionaries, electronic spell-check functions...] when editing and proofreading.