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Skills available for Nova Scotia grade 7 English language arts curriculum

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4 select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media, and visual texts

5 interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies

6 respond personally to a range of texts

  • 6.1 extend personal responses, either orally or in writing, to print and non-print texts by explaining in some detail initial or basic reactions to those texts

  • 6.2 make evaluations or judgments about texts and express personal points of view

  • 6.3 find evidence and examples in texts to support personal views about themes, issues, and situations

7 respond critically to a range of texts, applying their understanding of language, form, and genre

  • 7.1 recognize that print and media texts can be biased and become aware of some of the ways that information is organized and structured to suit a particular point of view

  • 7.2 recognize that print and media texts are constructed for particular readers and purposes; begin to identify the textual elements used by authors

  • 7.3 develop an ability to respond critically to various texts in a variety of ways such as identifying, describing, and discussing the form, structure, and content of texts and how they might contribute to meaning construction and understanding

    • recognize that personal knowledge, ideas, values, perceptions, and points of view influence how writers create texts

    • become aware of how and when personal background influences meaning construction, understanding, and textual response

    • recognize that there are values inherent in a text, and begin to identify those values

    • explore how various cultures and realities are portrayed in media texts