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Skills available for Nova Scotia grade 2 English language arts curriculum

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4 Students will be expected to select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media, and visual texts.

5 Students will be expected to interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies.

  • 5.1 answer, with assistance, their own questions and those of others by seeking information from a variety of texts

    • identify their own personal and learning needs for information

    • generate their own questions as a guide for research

    • use a range of print and non-print materials to meet their needs

    • use basic reference materials and a database or electronic search

    • reflect on their own research process

6 Students will be expected to respond personally to a range of texts.

  • 6.1 make personal connections to texts and describe, share, and discuss their reactions and emotions

  • 6.2 express and explain opinions about texts and types of texts, and the work of authors and illustrators, demonstrating an increasing awareness of the reasons for their opinions

7 Students will be expected to respond critically to a range of texts, applying their knowledge of language, form, and genre.

  • 7.1 question information presented in print and visual texts

    • use a personal knowledge base as a frame of reference

  • 7.2 identify some different types of print and media texts

    • recognize some of their language conventions and text characteristics

    • recognize that these conventions and characteristics help them understand what they read and view

  • 7.3 respond critically to texts

    • formulate questions as well as understandings

    • identify the point of view in a text and demonstrate an awareness of whose voices/positions are and are not being expressed

    • discuss the text from the perspective of their own realities and experiences

    • identify instances of prejudice, bias, and stereotyping

8 Students will be expected to use writing and other forms of representation to explore, clarify, and reflect on their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and learnings; and to use their imaginations.

  • 8.1 use writing and other forms of representation to

  • 8.2 explore, with assistance, ways for making their own notes

  • 8.3 experiment with language choices in imaginative writing and other ways of representing

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

  • 9.1 create written and media texts using a variety of forms

    • experiment with a combination of writing with other media to increase the impact of their presentations

  • 9.2 demonstrate some awareness of purpose and audience

  • 9.3 consider their readers'/listeners'/viewers' questions, comments, and other responses in assessing their work and extending their learning

10 Students will be expected to use a range of strategies to develop effective writing and media products to enhance their clarity, precision, and effectiveness.