4 Students will be expected to select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media, and visual texts.
select texts that address their learning needs and range of special interests
read widely and experience a variety of young adult fiction and literature from different provinces and countries
demonstrate an awareness of how authors use pictorial, typographical, and organizational devices such as photos, titles, headings, and bold print to achieve certain purposes in their writing, and use those devices more regularly to construct meaning and enhance understanding
develop some independence in recognizing and using various reading and viewing strategies (predicting, questioning, etc.) and in using cueing systems (graphophonic, contextual, syntactic, etc.) to construct meaning; apply and develop these strategies and systems while reading and viewing increasingly complex print and media texts
talk and write about the various processes and strategies readers and viewers apply when constructing meaning from various texts; recognize and articulate personal processes and strategies used when reading or viewing various texts
5 Students will be expected to interpret, select, and combine information, using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies.
identify and articulate personal needs and personal learning needs with growing clarity and some independence
become increasingly aware of and use periodically the many print and non-print avenues and sources (Internet, documentaries, interviews) through which information can be accessed and selected
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