Outcome Chart - Northwest Territories - English Language Arts Grade 4

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Northwest Territories, Grade 4 English Language Arts curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

It is expected that students will:

General Outcome 1: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to access and explore prior knowledge and experiences of self and others.

Specific Expectations

Compare own and others’ understandings to reflect upon personal understandings

Explain preferences for particular forms and genres of oral, print, and other media texts

Connect new information and experiences with prior knowledge to construct meaning in different contexts

Express new concepts and understandings in own words, and explain personal opinions

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General Outcome 2: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print, and other media texts, through a process.

Specific Expectations

Use prior knowledge and connections between self and texts (oral, print, and other media) to expand personal understanding

Set a purpose and discuss anticipated meaning of oral, print, and other media texts; use comprehension strategies to construct, confirm, revise, and explain understanding

Use textual cues to construct and confirm meaning in oral, print, and other media texts

Use vocabulary, language structure, and context to construct meaning of oral, print, and other media texts

Explore a variety of oral, print, and other media texts

Respond to oral, print, and other media texts creatively and critically

Describe how groups are portrayed in texts (oral, print, and other media) from other communities

Talk about the purposes of the text genres and their corresponding forms (in oral, print, and other media texts)

Listen to, read, and view texts (oral, print, and other media) to understand how the techniques and elements interact to create effects

Listen to, read, and view texts (oral, print, and other media) to understand how the techniques and elements interact to create effects

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General Outcome 3: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to plan and focus an inquiry or research and interpret and analyze information and ideas, through a process.

Specific Expectations

Categorize personal knowledge of a topic to determine information needs in own and group inquiry

Ask general and specific questions on topics using predetermined categories in own and group inquiry

Select and use a plan for gathering information for own and group inquiry

Use relevant information from a variety of sources to answer inquiry or research questions

Assess the usefulness of information for inquiry or research using pre-established criteria

Use a variety of tools to access information and ideas; use visual and auditory cues to identify important information

Determine main and supporting ideas using prior knowledge, predictions, connections, inferences, and context cues

Examine collected information to identify categories or aspects of a topic that need more information

Review gathered information and questions, and add to knowledge gained from inquiry or research process

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General Outcome 4: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to clarify and enhance oral, written, and visual forms of communication, through a process.

Specific Expectations

Generate and focus ideas on a topic using a variety of strategies

Create original texts (oral, print, and other media)

Present and/or publish texts (oral, print, and other media)

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General Outcome 5: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to celebrate and build community within the home, school, workplace and wider society.

Specific Expectations

Work in a variety of partnerships and groups to follow pre-established group processes by resolving conflicts

Describe relationships between own and others’ ideas and experiences

Develop an awareness of diversity

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