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Skills available for Nunavut grade 6 English language arts curriculum

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2 Students will listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print, and other media texts.

3 Students will listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to manage ideas and information.

  • 3.1 Plan and Focus

    • summarize and focus personal knowledge of a topic to determine information needs

    • formulate relevant questions to focus information needs

    • contribute to group knowledge of topics to help identify and focus information needs, sources, and purposes for group inquiry or research

    • create and follow a plan to collect and record information within a pre-established time frame

  • 3.2 Select and Process

    • recall, record, and organize personal and peer knowledge of a topic for inquiry or research

    • answer inquiry and research questions using a variety of information sources [such as bulletin boards, art, music, skilled community people, CD-ROMs, Internet...]

    • recognize that information serves different purposes and determine its usefulness for inquiry or research focus using pre-established criteria

    • use a variety of tools [such as bibliographies, thesauri, technology...] to access information and ideas; use visual and auditory cues [such as captions, intonation, staging...] to identify relevant information

    • use organizational patterns [such as main ideas and supporting details, explanation, comparison and contrast, cause and effect, sequence...] of oral, print, and other media texts to construct meaning; skim, scan, and read closely to gather information

  • 3.3 Organize, Record, and Evaluate

    • organize information and ideas using a variety of strategies and techniques [such as comparing and contrasting, classifying and sorting according to subtopics, sequences, order of priority or importance...]

    • make notes on a topic, combining information from more than one source; reference sources appropriately

    • evaluate the appropriateness of information for a particular form, audience, and purpose; identify gaps in information collected and gather additional information

    • relate gathered information to prior knowledge to reach conclusions or develop points of view; establish goals for developing further inquiry or research skills

4 Students will listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to enhance the clarity and artistry of communication.