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Skills available for New Brunswick grade 8 English language arts curriculum

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8 Students will be expected to use writing and other ways of representing to explore, clarify, and reflect on their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and learnings; and to use their imagination.

9 Students will be expected to create texts collaboratively and independently, using a variety of forms for a range of audiences and purposes.

  • continue to develop writing forms previously introduced and expand this range to produce, for example, autobiographies, drama, surveys, graphs, literary responses, biographies, illustrations, and reviews

  • consider and choose writing forms that match both the writing purpose (to define, report, persuade, compare) and the reader for whom the text is intended (understand why language choice, organization, and voice used in an essay differ from that used in a media advertisement)

  • understand that ideas can be represented in more than one way and used with other forms of representing (speeches, demonstrations, plays)

  • keep the reader and purpose for writing in mind when choosing content, writing style, tone of voice, language choice, and text organization

  • know how and when to ask for reader feedback while writing and incorporate appropriate suggestions when revising subsequent drafts; assess self-generated drafts from a reader's/ viewer's/listener's perspective

10 Students will be expected to use a range of strategies to develop effective writing and other ways of representing, and to enhance clarity, precision, and effectiveness.