Outcome Chart - British Columbia - English Language Arts 9

Big Ideas

  • Stories and other texts can be shared through pictures and words.
  • Everyone has a unique story to share.
  • Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
  • Through listening and speaking, we connect with others and share our world.
  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.

Overall Expectations: Comprehending and Connect (reading, listening, viewing)

  • Using oral, written, visual, and digital texts, students are expected individually and collaboratively to be able to:

Specific Expectations:

  • Access information and ideas for diverse purposes and from a variety of sources and evaluate their relevance, accuracy, and reliability
  • Synthesize ideas from a variety of sources to build understanding
  • Recognize and appreciate how different features, forms, and genres of texts reflect different purposes, audiences, and messages
  • Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts
  • Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts
  • Recognize how language constructs personal, social, and cultural identity
  • Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world
  • Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways
  • Recognize an increasing range of text structures and how they contribute to meaning

Specific Expectations: Create and Communicate (writing, speaking, presenting)

  • Create and communicate (writing, speaking, representing)
  • Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking
  • Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful literary and informational texts for a variety of purposes and audiences
  • Assess and refine texts to improve their clarity, effectiveness, and impact according to purpose, audience, and message
  • Transform ideas and information to create original texts
  • Express an opinion and support it with credible evidence

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