CC Students will develop their abilities to speak, write, and use other forms of representation to explore and present thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a variety of forms for a variety of purposes and audiences.
CC1.1 Compose and create a range of visual, multimedia, oral, and written texts that explore and present thoughts on: identity (e.g., Feelings), community (e.g., Neighbourhood), social responsibility (e.g., Plants and Trees).
a Use words, symbols, and other forms, including appropriate technology, to express understanding of topics, themes, and issues related to identity, community, and social responsibility.
b Dictate to another person and compose stories that tell personal feelings, ideas, experiences, opinions, observations, and reactions.
c Create stories, explanations, poems, and dramatizations using known patterns and later developing own patterns.
d Create stories and short informational texts of several sentences to communicate ideas and information about self, others, and the natural and constructed environments.
e Use inquiry to explore a question or topic of interest related to the themes and topics being studied:
Discuss personal knowledge and understanding of a topic to discover research interests and needs.
Use the language of inquiry (e.g., "I want to find out if...", "I know...").
Recognize when information answers the questions asked.
Collect and organize relevant ideas and information.
Represent and tell key ideas and facts in own words.
Share with peers and teacher what was learned through inquiry.
CC1.2 Represent key ideas and events, in a logical sequence and with detail, in different ways (including dramatization, pictures, sounds, physical movement, charts, models, and drawings).
a Understand that making pictures, illustrations, and other representations clarify and extend understanding.
b Select and use the appropriate before, during, and after strategies when using various forms of representing to communicate meaning.
c Use applicable pragmatic, textual, syntactic, semantic/lexical/ morphological, graphophonic, and other communication cues and conventions to construct and communicate meaning when using various forms of representing.
j Rehearse and deliver brief short poems, rhymes, songs, stories (including contemporary and traditional First Nations, Métis, and Inuit poems and stories) or lines from a play and oral presentations about familiar experiences or interests.
CC1.4 Write and share stories and short informational texts about familiar events and experiences in a minimum of five sentences.
a Recognize that writing is a process focused upon conveying meaning to self and others.
b Select and use the appropriate before, during, and after strategies when writing to communicate meaning.