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Skills available for Nova Scotia grade 7 English language arts curriculum

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8 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 create texts collaboratively and independently, using a variety of forms for a range of audiences and purposes

  • 9.1 produce a range of writing forms, for example, stories, cartoons, journals, business and personal letters, speeches, reports, interviews, messages, poems, and advertisements

  • 9.2 recognize that a writer's choice of form is influenced by both the writing purpose (to entertain, inform, request, record, describe) and the reader for whom the text is intended (e.g., understand how and why a note to a friend differs from a letter requesting information)

  • 9.3 demonstrate an understanding that ideas can be represented in more than one way and experiment with using other forms such as dialogue, posters, and advertisements

  • 9.4 develop the awareness that content, writing style, tone of voice, language choice, and text organization need to fit the reader and suit the reason for writing

  • 9.5 ask for reader feedback while writing and use this feedback when shaping subsequent drafts; consider self-generated drafts from a reader's/viewer's/listener's point of view

10 use a range of strategies to develop effective writing and other ways of representing and to enhance their clarity, precision, and effectiveness

  • 10.1 understand and use conventions for spelling familiar words correctly; rely on knowledge of spelling conventions to attempt difficult words; check for correctness; demonstrate control over most punctuation and standard grammatical structures in writing most of the time; use a variety of sentence patterns, vocabulary, and paragraph structures to aid effective written communication

  • 10.2 recognize and begin to use more often the specific prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, proofreading, and presentation strategies that most effectively help to produce various texts

  • 10.3 acquire some exposure to the various technologies used for communicating to a variety of audiences for a range of purposes (videos, e-mail, word processing, audiotapes)

  • 10.4 demonstrate a commitment to crafting pieces of writing and other representations

  • 10.5 collect information from several sources (interviews, film, CD-ROMs, texts) and combine ideas in communication