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Skills available for Nova Scotia grade 6 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.

  • 4.1 select, independently, texts appropriate to their range of interests and learning needs

  • 4.2 read widely and experience a variety of children's literature with an emphasis in genre and authors

  • 4.3 use a wider range of pictorial, typographical, and organizational features of written texts to obtain, verify, and reinforce their understanding of information

  • 4.4 use and integrate the various cueing systems and a variety of strategies with increasing independence to construct meaning

  • 4.5 reflect on and discuss their own processes and strategies in reading and viewing

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

    • demonstrate understanding of the purpose of classification systems and basic reference materials

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

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

  • 6.1 explain why a particular text matters to them and demonstrate an increasing ability to make connections among texts

  • 6.2 reflect on and give reasons for their interpretations of an increasing variety of texts

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

  • 7.1 recognize that facts can be presented to suit an author's purpose and point of view

    • consider information from alternative perspectives

  • 7.2 identify the conventions and structure of a variety of print and media texts and genres

  • 7.3 make connections with the purpose of each text or genre

  • 7.4 respond critically to texts by

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 using an increasing variety of forms

    • demonstrate understanding that particular forms require the use of specific features, structures, and patterns

  • 9.2 address the demands of an increasing 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.