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Skills available for Yukon grade 7 English language arts curriculum

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2 Students will listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print, and other media texts.

3 Students will listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to manage ideas and information.

  • 3.1 Plan and Focus

    • examine personal knowledge of and experiences related to a topic to determine information needs

    • formulate a variety of relevant questions on a topic to establish a purpose for seeking information

    • contribute ideas, knowledge, and questions to help establish group inquiry or research focuses and purposes

    • prepare and use a plan to access ideas and information from a variety of sources [such as teachers, peers, print and non-print materials, electronic sources...]

  • 3.2 Select and Process

    • select and organize personal and peer knowledge of a topic to establish an information base for inquiry or research

    • extend inquiry and research questions using a variety of information sources [such as adults, peers, advertisements, adolescent magazines, lyrics...]

    • use pre-established criteria to evaluate the currency, usefulness, and reliability of information sources in answering inquiry or research questions

    • expand and use a repertoire of skills [including visual and auditory] to access information and ideas from a variety of sources [such as formal interviews and surveys, almanacs, documentaries, broadcasts...]

    • determine literal and implied meaning of oral, print, and other media texts using a variety of strategies and cues [such as headings, subheadings, topic sentences, summaries, camera angles, staging and pacing, screening out irrelevant information...]

  • 3.3 Organize, Record, and Evaluate

    • organize information and ideas by selecting or developing categories appropriate to a particular topic and purpose

    • make notes using headings and subheadings or graphic organizers appropriate to a topic; reference sources purposes

    • assess the appropriateness of the amount and quality of information collected; recognize and address information gaps for particular forms, audiences, and purposes

    • organize new information and connect it to prior knowledge; reflect on the impact of new information on the inquiry or research process

4 Students will listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to enhance the clarity and artistry of communication.