Outcome Chart - Newfoundland and Labrador - English Language Arts Grade 9

Speaking and Listening

Overall Expectations

GCO 1 Students will be expected to speak and listen to explore, extend, clarify, and reflect on their thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences.

GCO 2 Students will be expected to communicate information and ideas effectively and clearly, and to respond personally and critically.

GCO 3 Students will be expected to interact with sensitivity and respect, considering the situation, audience, and purpose.

Specific Expectations

1.1 examine their own and others’ ideas during discussion

1.2 ask questions calling for elaboration, clarification or qualification

1.3 respond to questions to provide reliable qualification for ideas

1.4 advocate a point of view and support it with personal examples and evidence from various sources

1.5 use active listening skills to assess the relevancy and adequacy of supporting details

2.1 evaluate a range of strategies to defend their points of view and contribute to effective talk

2.2 assess the need for clarification or elaboration when responding to instructions or questions

2.3 evaluate strategies and behaviours associated with effective speaking

3.1 demonstrate responsive speaking and listening skills

3.2 express ideas and opinions in a manner that reflects sensitivity and shows respect to others

3.3 question ideas, values and attributes in oral language

3.4 evaluate how oral language is used to influence and manipulate


Reading and Viewing

Overall Expectations

GCO 4 Students will be expected to select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media, and visual texts.

GCO 5 Students will be expected to interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies.

GCO 6 Students will be expected to respond personally to a range of texts.

GCO 7 Students will be expected to respond critically to a range of texts, applying their understanding of language, form, and genre.

Specific Expectations

4.1 identify and select texts that meet their needs and interests

4.2 explain how authors use text features to create meaning and achieve different purposes

4.3 use a variety of reading and viewing processes and strategies to construct meaning from texts

4.4 assess personal processes and strategies for reading and viewing various texts

5.1 identify relevant or interesting topics and questions for further study

5.2 use a variety of reliable information from various sources

5.3 compare information from a variety of sources

5.4 use effective inquiry approaches and strategies

6.1 use examples and supporting ideas to reflect on personal responses to texts

6.2 examine their personal points of view about issues, themes and situations in texts, citing appropriate evidence from the text(s)

7.1 recognize that texts can be biased

7.2 evaluate a text’s language, form and genre

7.3 analyze the tools authors use to achieve different purposes

7.4 evaluate how form, content and structure can contribute to meaning

7.5 demonstrate an awareness that values and personal experiences influence understanding of and critical responses to texts [7,8,9]

7.6 evaluate the portrayal of culture and reality in texts


Educational Games

Writing and Representing

Overall Expectations

GCO 8 Students will be expected to use writing and other forms of representation to explore, clarify, and reflect on their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and learnings; and to use their imaginations.

GCO 9 Students will be expected to create texts collaboratively and independently, using a wide variety of forms for a range of audiences and purposes.

GCO 10 Students will be expected to use a range of strategies to develop effective writing and other ways of representing and to enhance their clarity, precision, and effectiveness.

Specific Expectations

8.2 use writing and representing to extend, explore, and reflect on ideas, values, and attitudes

9.1 create a range of texts

9.2 evaluate the use of a variety of writing and representing forms and styles to suit purpose(s) and audience(s)

10.3 use various technologies in communicating for a range of purposes with a variety of audiences