Outcome Chart - Nova Scotia - English Language Arts Grade 9

Overall Expectations

Students will be expected to:

  • 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
  • use writing and other ways of representing to explore, clarify, and reflect on their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and learnings; and to use their imagination
  • create texts collaboratively and independently, using a variety of forms for a range of audiences and purposes
  • use a range of strategies to develop effective writing and other ways of representing and to enhance their clarity, precision, and effectiveness

Specific Expectations

Students will:

  • listen critically to assess the adequacy of the evidence speakers give to evaluate the integrity of information presented
  • demonstrate an understanding that information texts are constructed for particular purposes
  • respond to some of the material they read or view by questioning, connecting, evaluating, and extending
    • move beyond initial understanding to more thoughtful interpretations
  • critically evaluate information presented in print and media texts
    • assess relevance and reliability of available information to answer their questions
  • demonstrate that print and media texts are constructed for particular purposes and particular audiences
    • describe how specific text and genre characteristics contribute to meaning and effect
  • respond critically to texts of increasing complexity
    • analyze and evaluate a text in terms of its form, structure, and content
    • recognize how their own ideas and perceptions are framed by what they read and view
    • demonstrate an awareness that personal values and points of view influence both the creation of text and the reader’s/viewer’s interpretation and response
    • explore and reflect on culture and reality as portrayed in media texts
    • identify the values inherent in a text
  • integrate information from several sources to construct and communicate meaning

Lessons that meet Grade 9 expectations

Educational Game

Student Tutorials (Licensed Resource)