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GRADES 7 & 8

Language

Strand: Writing Overall Expectations

Students will:

  • 'communicate ideas and information for a variety of purposes (to outline an argument, to compare points of view) and to specific audiences, using forms appropriate to their purpose…'
  • 'organize information to develop a central idea, using well-linked and well- developed paragraphs' (Grade 7)
  • 'organize information and ideas creatively as well as logically, using paragraph structures appropriate for their purpose (e.g. paragraphs structured to develop a comparison or establish a cause-and-effect relationship)' (Grade 8)

Strand: Reading

Overall Expectations

Students will:

  • 'decide on a specific purpose for reading, and select the material that they need from a variety of appropriate sources'

Reasoning and Critical Thinking

Students will:

  • 'identify the main ideas in information materials, and explain how the details support themain ideas'
  • 'clarify and develop their own points of view by examining the ideas of others'
  • 'select appropriate reading strategies (e.g. skim text for specific information...)'

Strand: Oral and Visual Communication

Overall Expectations

Students will:

  • “express and respond to a range of ideas and opinions concisely, clearly, and appropriately”
  • “contribute and work constructively in groups”
  • “demonstrate the ability to concentrate by identifying main points and staying on topic”

GRADE 8

Science and Technology

Strand: Matter and Materials Topic: Fluids Relating Science and Technology to the World Outside the School

Students will:

  • 'describe some effects of technological innovations related to hydraulics ... (e.g. getting water from a tap rather than a well results in a reduced need for manual labour)'

GRADE 9 (Academic)

English

Strand: Writing Overall Expectations

Students will:

  • “use a variety of print and electronic sources to gather information and explore ideas for their written work”
  • “identify the literary and information forms suited to various purposes and audiences and use the forms appropriately in their own writing, with an emphasis on supporting opinions or interpretations with specific information”

Generating Ideas and Gathering Information

Students will

  • “locate and summarize information from print and electronic sources...”
  • “use the information and ideas generated by research to develop the content of written work”

Organizing Ideas and Information in Written Work

Students will

  • “use a single controlling idea and connecting words to structure a series of paragraphs” Gates

GRADE 9 (Applied)

English

Strand: Writing

Students will:

  • “use print and electronic sources to gather information and explore ideas for their written work”
  • “identify the literary and informational forms suited to specific purposes and audiences and use the forms appropriately in their own writing, with an emphasis on communicating information accurately”

Generating Ideas and Gathering Information

Students will

  • “locate and record information and ideas from print and electronic sources, including newspapers...”
  • “sort and group information and ideas, assess their relevance and accuracy, and discard irrelevant material”'
  • “use the information and ideas generated by research to explore topics for written work”

Organizing Ideas and Information in Written Work

Students will

  • “use a single controlling idea to structure a series of paragraphs”
  • “present ... reports of investigations in a logical order, using an organizational pattern such as examples, chronological order, or comparison”

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