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
explain with some regularity how authors use pictorial, typographical, and other organizational devices such as tables and graphs to achieve certain purposes in their writing, and rely on those devices to construct meaning and enhance understanding
read with greater fluency, confidence, and comprehension by furthering personal understanding, recognition, and use cueing systems and strategies to read and view increasingly complex texts
regularly identify the processes and strategies readers and viewers apply when constructing meaning; develop an understanding of the personal processes and strategies applied when reading and viewing; reflect on personal growth as readers and viewers of texts and use this awareness of personal development to push reading and viewing ability even further
5 Students will be expected to interpret, select, and combine information, using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies.
access appropriate print and non-print sources with increasing independence and select information to meet specific needs with increasing speed, accuracy, and confidence
7 Students will be expected to respond critically to a range of texts, applying their understanding of language, form, and genre.
recognize that texts need to be assessed for bias and broaden their understanding and awareness of the ways in which print and media texts can be biased; begin to question and think critically about the relevance and reliability of information when answering questions and inquiries
identify the various features and elements writers use when writing for specific readers for specific purposes; describe how texts are organized to accommodate particular readers' needs and to contribute to meaning and effect