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Skills available for Nova Scotia grade 5 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 increasing independence, their own questions and those of others by selecting relevant information from a variety of texts

    • respond to personal, group, and instructional needs for information through accessing a variety of texts

    • demonstrate understanding of how classification systems and basic reference materials are used to facilitate research

    • use a range of reference texts and a database or an electronic search to aid in the selection of texts

    • increase their abilities to access information in response to their own and others' questions

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

  • 6.1 describe, share, and discuss their personal reactions to a range of texts across genres, topics, and subjects

  • 6.2 support their opinions about texts and features of types of texts

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

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.

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, collaboratively and independently, in different modes (expressive, transactional, and poetic), and in an increasing variety of forms

    • use specific features, structures, and patterns of various text forms to create written and media texts

  • 9.2 address the demands of a variety of purposes and audiences

  • 9.3 invite responses to early drafts of their writing/media productions

    • use audience reaction to help shape subsequent drafts

    • reflect on their final drafts from a reader's/viewer's/listener's point of view

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.