Outcome Chart - Nova Scotia - English Language Arts Grade 2

Overall Expectations

Students will be able to communicate information and ideas effectively and clearly, and to respond personally and critically.

Students will be expected to select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media, and visual texts.

Students will be expected to interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies.

Students will be expected to respond personally to a range of texts.

Students will be expected to respond critically to a range of texts, applying their knowledge of language, form, and genre.

Specific Expectations

Students will be expected to:

  • answer, with assistance, their own questions and those of others by seeking information from a variety of texts
  • identify their own personal and learning needs for information
  • generate their own questions as a guide for research
  • use a range of print and non-print materials to meet their needs
  • use basic reference materials and a database or electronic search
  • reflect on their own research process
  • express and explain opinions about texts and types of texts, and the work of authors and illustrators, demonstrating an increasing awareness of the reasons for their opinions
  • question information presented in print and visual texts
  • use a personal knowledge base as a frame of reference
  • identify some different types of print and media texts
  • recognize some of their language conventions and text characteristics
  • recognize that these conventions and characteristics help them understand what they read and view
  • respond critically to texts
  • formulate questions as well as understandings
  • identify the point of view in a text and demonstrate an awareness of whose voices/positions are and are not being expressed
  • discuss the text from the perspective of their own realities and experiences
  • identify instances of prejudice, bias, and stereotyping
  • create written and media texts using a variety of forms
  • experiment with a combination of writing with other media to increase the impact of their presentations
  • experiment with technology in writing and other forms of representing
  • use a tape recorder to tape dramatic presentations, readings of published work, and retellings
  • use a simple word processing program to draft, revise, edit, and publish
  • use a drawing program (computer software)
  • with assistance, use a database, CD-ROM, and the Internet as resources for finding information (prewriting strategy)
  • with assistance use the Internet to communicate


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