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.
CC2.1 Compose and create a range of visual, multimedia, oral, and written texts that explore: identity (e.g., My Family and Friends), community (e.g., Our Community), social responsibility (e.g., TV Ads for Children) and make connections to own life.
a Use words, symbols, and other forms, including appropriate technology, to express understanding of topics, themes, and issues and make connections to own life.
b Create spoken, written, and other representations that include:
recording key ideas and facts in own words and identifying titles and creators of sources
examining gathered information, ideas, and understandings to decide what information to share or omit
sharing and presenting findings and conclusions
asking questions (e.g., "What did I do that worked well?") to reflect on inquiry
using the language of inquiry (e.g., "What do I want to find out? Where could I find information that would help me?").
CC2.2 Use a variety of ways to represent understanding and to communicate ideas, procedures, stories, and feelings in a clear manner with essential details.
a Design a visual representation (e.g., a picture, puppetry, a chart, a model, physical movement, a concrete graph, a pictographic, a demonstration, an advertisement for a toy) to demonstrate understanding.
b Select and use task-relevant before, during, and after strategies when using other forms of representing to communicate meaning.
c Understand and apply the appropriate cues and conventions (pragmatic, textual, syntactical, semantic/lexical/morphological, graphophonic, and other) to construct and communicate meaning when using other forms of representing.
d Follow a model to communicate ideas and information about a topic.
e Consider and choose appropriate text form (e.g., a play, a model, a diagram) to represent ideas and stories.
f Combine illustrations and written text (e.g., captions, labels) to express ideas, feelings, and information.
g Use sound or movement to demonstrate understanding.
h Construct three-dimensional objects to clarify ideas and understanding.
i Create dramatizations to express ideas and understanding.
CC2.3 Speak clearly and audibly in an appropriate sequence for a familiar audience and a specific purpose when recounting stories and experiences, giving directions, offering an opinion and providing reasons, and explaining information and directions.
a Use oral language to initiate and sustain a conversation with a number of exchanges, interact with others, exchange ideas on a topic, and engage in play.
b Select and use task-relevant before, during, and after strategies when speaking to communicate meaning.
c Understand and apply the appropriate cues and conventions (pragmatic, textual, syntactical, semantic/lexical/morphological, graphophonic, and other) to construct and communicate meaning when speaking.
d Recount experiences, stories (including contemporary and traditional First Nations and Métis stories), or current events, in a logical sequence and with necessary details.
e Report on a topic with facts and details, drawing from several sources of information.
f Deliver brief recitations (e.g., recite poems, rhymes, verses, and finger plays), participate in choral readings, and give oral presentations about familiar experiences or interests, organized around a coherent focus.
g Give directions to help or explain.
h Make relevant contributions to class discussions and take turns.
i Dramatize a scene from a folktale or traditional First Nations or Métis narrative.
j Explain how new ideas and information have added to understanding.
CC2.4 Write stories, poems, friendly letters, reports, and observations using appropriate and relevant details in clear and complete sentences and paragraphs of at least six sentences.
a Employ a writing process (e.g., planning, drafting, and "fixing up").
c Understand and apply the appropriate cues and conventions (pragmatic, textual, syntactical, semantic/lexical/morphological, graphophonic, and other) to construct and communicate meaning when writing.