CC Students will develop their abilities to speak, write, and use other forms of representations to explore and present thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a variety of forms for a variety of purposes and audiences.
CC4.1 Compose and create a range of visual, multimedia, oral, and written texts that explore: identity (e.g., Expressing Myself), community (e.g., Celebrating and Honouring Others), social responsibility (e.g., Within My Circle) through personal experiences and inquiry.
a Create spoken, written, and other representations that include:
examining collected information to identify categories or aspects of a topic that need more research
sharing findings and conclusions in a clear visual, oral, and written format
using the language of inquiry (e.g., "I want to know if.…", "I wonder about ….").
CC4.2 Create a variety of clear representations that communicate straightforward ideas and information relevant to the topic and purpose, including short, illustrated reports, dramatizations, posters, and other visuals such as displays and drawings.
a Use a variety of visuals (e.g., chart, diagram) to communicate essential information when making an oral presentation.
b Select and use pertinent before, during, and after strategies to communicate meaning when using other forms of representing.
c Understand and apply cues and conventions including pragmatic, textual, syntactical, semantic/lexical/morphological, graphophonic, and others to communicate meaning when using other forms of representing.
d Organize information and ideas in visual and multimedia texts that are clear, meaningful, logical, and illustrative of the topic and are properly labelled and captioned.
e Express relevant opinions about experiences (e.g., an incident) through a variety of representations (e.g., multimedia presentation, role play).
f Use visual aids (e.g., pictograms, graphs, charts, tables, diagrams, maps, illustrations, movement) to enhance spoken or written products.
g Experiment with different ways of representing ideas and sharing them with others (e.g., drama, mime, tableau, dance, music, models, painting).
CC4.3 Speak to present and express a range of ideas and information in formal and informal speaking situations (including giving oral explanations, delivering brief reports or speeches, demonstrating and describing procedures) for differing audiences and purposes.
a Adapt language and presentation style to the purpose and needs of the audience, and guide the listener to understand important ideas by using proper phrasing, pitch, and modulation.
b Select and use pertinent before, during, and after strategies to construct meaning when speaking.
c Understand and apply cues and conventions including pragmatic, textual, syntactical, semantic/lexical/morphological, graphophonic, and others to communicate meaning when speaking.
d Present effective introductions and conclusions that guide the listener's understanding of important ideas and evidence, use appropriate structure for conveying key information (e.g., cause and effect, similarity and difference), and use details, examples, anecdotes, or experiences to explain or clarify information.
e Make narrative presentations that relate ideas, observations, or recollections about an event or experience, provide a context that enables the listener to imagine the circumstances of the event or experience, and provide insight into why the selected event or experience is memorable.
f Make narrative presentations that retell a traditional First Nations and Métis narrative.
g Make informational presentations that frame a key question, include facts and details that help listeners to focus, and incorporate more than one source of information (e.g., interviews, books, newspaper articles, and television or radio reports).
h Deliver oral summaries that contain the main ideas and the most significant details of articles and books.
i Recite brief poems (e.g., two or three stanzas), monologues, or dramatic dialogues using clear diction, tempo, volume, and phrasing.
j Make individual contributions to class discussion by expressing ideas, opinions, and feelings and interact with others to share ideas and opinions, ask for support, complete tasks, and explain concerns or problems.
CC4.4 Use a writing process to produce descriptive, narrative, and expository compositions that focus on a central idea, have a logical order, explain point of view, and give reasons or evidence.
a Work through the stages of a writing process (e.g., pre-writing, drafting, revising successive versions).
d Write clear, coherent sentences and paragraphs that develop a central idea.
e Create compositions with an introductory paragraph that establishes a central idea in key sentence(s), supporting paragraphs with simple facts, details, and explanations, and a concluding paragraph that summarizes the points.
f Write descriptions and narratives (3-5 paragraphs) that relate observations and recollections of an event or experience and use sensory details.
g Write information reports (3-5 paragraphs) that focus on a central question about an issue or situation, include facts and details, and draw from more than one source of information (e.g., speakers, books, newspapers, other sources).
h Write procedures with clear directions and explanations.
i Write summaries that contain the main ideas of the text or presentation and the most significant details.
j Communicate and demonstrate understanding by creating original texts (e.g., poem, play, letter, journal entry) and by writing responses to texts, supporting judgements through references to both the text and prior knowledge.