September & October Goals:


Students will:

– review reading strategies (e.g., self-monitoring, sequencing, summarizing, questioning, analysing, evaluating)

– read short stories and use critical thinking skills to generate high-level questions and formulate effective responses

– present a book report on an Eric Walters novel of choice

– conduct literary analysis of children’s books using depth and complexity icons


Students will:

– review types of writing (e.g., descriptive, narrative, expository, persuasive)

How to Write Descriptively

– review language conventions in paragraphs, correct errors, refine expression, and present work effectively

– proofread and edit a variety of written pieces considering appropriate vocabulary, punctuation and grammar

Oral Communication

Students will speak with clarity and coherence and will use appropriate tone, pitch and volume when presenting their Life Maps to the class. Students will also demonstrate their attentive listening skills by listening with purpose in order to create a character sketch of a peer following an oral interview.

Students will identify some media forms and explain how the conventions and techniques associated with them are used to create meaning.




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