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Skills available for Manitoba grade 8 English language arts curriculum

IXL's grade 8 skills will be aligned to the Manitoba Curriculum soon! Until then, you can view a complete list of grade 8 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

    • 4.1.1 Experiment with several ways to generate ideas and focus a topic.

    • 4.1.2 Compose using specific forms [such as biographies, letters to the editor, newspaper articles, audio-visual presentations...] that ensure a match between content, audience, and purpose.

    • 4.1.3 Identify and use a variety of organizational patterns [such as rising action, pyramid structure, cause and effect, comparison and contrast, sequence...] in own oral, written, and visual texts; compose effective introductions and conclusions.

  • 4.2 Enhance and Improve

    • 4.2.1 Share own work in a variety of ways; appraise particular aspects [such as word choice, description, language usage, organization, audience appeal...] of own and others' work and presentations using pre-established criteria.

    • 4.2.2 Revise to enhance meaning and effect according to audience and purpose.

    • 4.2.3 Format for legibility and emphasis when composing and revising; enhance the coherence and impact of documents using electronic editing functions [such as cut, paste, copy, insert...].

    • 4.2.4 Experiment with figures of speech and compound and complex sentences to clarify and combine ideas; provide effective descriptions.

    • 4.2.5 Prepare compositions, reports, presentations, and inquiry or research projects using a variety of organizers [such as chapters, table of contents, headings, introduction, conclusion...].

  • 4.3 Attend to Conventions

    • 4.3.1 Edit for sentence variety, word choice, and tone appropriate to audience and purpose, and to eliminate misplaced modifiers.

    • 4.3.2 Know spelling conventions and apply them to familiar and unfamiliar words; use appropriate resources when editing and proofreading.

    • 4.3.3 Know and apply capitalization and punctuation conventions consistently in a variety of sentence structures and written forms when editing and proofreading.

  • 4.4 Present and Share

    • 4.4.1 Plan and facilitate small-group activities and short, whole-class sessions to share information on a topic using a variety of engaging methods [such as mini-lessons, role-plays, visual aids...].

    • 4.4.2 Explain, share, and present orally using appropriate conventions of public speaking in a variety of settings [such as small-group and whole-class presentations...]; use visual aids to enhance the effectiveness of oral presentations.

    • 4.4.3 Demonstrate critical listening and viewing skills and strategies [such as activating prior knowledge, integrating new information, evaluating the effectiveness of the introduction and conclusion...] and show respect for presenter(s).