Outcome Chart - Nova Scotia - English 12 / English/Communications 12 / African Heritage 12

Overall Expectations

Students will:

  • communicate information and ideas effectively and clearly, and to respond personally and critically
  • interact with sensitivity and respect, considering the situation, audience, and purpose
  • select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media, and visual texts
  • interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies
  • respond personally to a range of texts
  • respond critically to a range of texts, applying their understanding of language, form, and genre

Specific Expectations

Students will:

  • ask discriminating questions to acquire, interpret, analyze, and evaluate ideas and information
  • articulate, advocate, and justify positions on an issue or text in a convincing manner, showing an understanding of a range of viewpoints
  • reflect critically on and evaluate their own and others’ uses of language in a range of contexts, recognizing elements of verbal and nonverbal messages that produce powerful communication
  • use the cueing systems and a variety of strategies to construct meaning in reading and viewing
  • complex and sophisticated print and media texts
  • articulate their own processes and strategies in exploring, interpreting, and reflecting on sophisticated texts and tasks
  • access, select, and research, in systematic ways, specific information to meet personal and individual learning needs
    • use the electronic network and other sources of information, in ways characterized by complexity of purpose, procedure, or subject matter
    • evaluate their research processes
  • make informed personal responses to increasingly challenging print and media texts and reflect on their responses
    • make connections between their own values, beliefs, and cultures and those reflected in literary and media texts
    • analyze thematic connections among texts and articulate an understanding of the universality of many themes
    • demonstrate a willingness to explore diverse perspectives to develop or modify their points of view
  • articulate and justify points of view about texts and text elements
    • interpret ambiguities in complex and sophisticated texts
  • critically evaluate the information they access
  • respond critically to complex and sophisticated texts
    • examine how texts work to reveal and produce ideologies, identities, and positions
    • examine how media texts construct notions of roles, behaviour, culture, and reality
    • examine how textual features help a reader and viewer to create meaning of the texts

Lessons that meet Grade 12 expectations