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Skills available for Nova Scotia grade 9 English language arts curriculum

IXL's grade 9 skills will be aligned to the Nova Scotia Curriculum soon! Until then, you can view a complete list of grade 9 objectives below.

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

  • 4.1 select texts that address their learning needs and range of special interests

  • 4.2 read widely and experience a variety of young adult fiction and literature from different provinces and countries

  • 4.3 demonstrate an understanding that information texts are constructed for particular purposes

  • 4.4 use cueing systems and a variety of strategies to construct meaning in reading and viewing increasingly complex print and media texts

  • 4.5 articulate their own processes and strategies for reading and viewing texts of increasing complexity

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

  • 5.1 independently access and select specific information to meet personal and learning needs

    • select, from a wide range, sources appropriate to their purposes

    • use the electronic network

    • develop approaches and strategies to conduct their research

6 respond personally to a range of texts

  • 6.1 respond to some of the material they read or view by questioning, connecting, evaluating, and extending

    • move beyond initial understanding to more thoughtful interpretations

  • 6.2 express and support points of view about texts and about issues, themes, and situations within texts, citing appropriate evidence

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

  • 7.1 critically evaluate information presented in print and media texts

    • assess relevance and reliability of available information to answer their questions

  • 7.2 demonstrate that print and media texts are constructed for particular purposes and particular audiences

    • describe how specific text and genre characteristics contribute to meaning and effect

  • 7.3 respond critically to texts of increasing complexity

    • analyze and evaluate a text in terms of its form, structure, and content

    • recognize how their own ideas and perceptions are framed by what they read and view

    • demonstrate an awareness that personal values and points of view influence both the creation of text and the reader's/viewer's interpretation and response

    • explore and reflect on culture and reality as portrayed in media texts

    • identify the values inherent in a text