Competencies Matrix for Grades 7-10 ENGLISH
* Dr. Dina Ocampo, LAT Convenor
version as of January 31, 2012
ContentStandard4-6GRADE 7 GRADE 8 GRADE 9 GRADE 10 11-12Listeningcomprehension
C O N V E N T I O N S
Determine how stress,intonation, phrasing,pacing, tone, and non-verbal cues serve ascarriers of meaning thatmay aid or interfere in themessage of the textlistened to.Listen for important pointssignaled by stress, intonation,phrasing, pacing, tone, andnon-verbal cues that serve ascarriers of meaning in specificsituations.Determine appropriateness ofstress, intonation, phrasing,tone, and non-verbal cuesused by a speaker in aparticular setting for a specificaudience.Examine how spokencommunication betweenand among speakers inspecific situations may berepaired or enhancedverbally and non-verbally tosuit various functionalpurposes.
S T R A T E G I E S
Use active listeningstrategies based onpurpose, familiarity withthe topic and the level ofdifficulty of simpleinformative and shortnarrative texts.Employ projective listeningstrategies when listening todescriptive and longernarrative texts.Shift from one listeningstrategy to another based onpurpose, familiarity with thetopic, and level of difficulty ofthe argumentative orpersuasive texts.Adjust listening strategiesbased on purpose,familiarity with the topic, andlevel of difficulty of theexpository and analyticaltexts.
P R O C E S S E S
Listen to appreciatecommunication roles,expectations, andintentions in specificcommunicative contextsor situations.Listen to validate information,opinion, or assumption inorder to participate well in aspecific communicativecontext or situation.Listen to determine faultylogic, unsupported facts, andemotional appeal in order toprovide appropriate andcritical feedback in a specificcontext or situation.Listen to simplify,reorganize, and synthesizeinformation for purposes ofexpanding, reviewing, orupdating knowledge.
Oral languageand fluency
C O N V E N T I O N S
Use the right stress,intonation, phrasing,pacing, and tone ininterpersonal expressionsand in reading shortwritten or recordedpassages aloud.Vary the stress, intonation,phrasing, pacing, and tonewhile reading orally from aprepared manuscript,delivering prepared lines in aperformance script, or re-enacting an episode orscene.Determine the appropriatestress, intonation, phrasing,pacing, and tone whiledelivering anextemporaneous orimpromptu speech.Adjust the stress, intonation,phrasing, pacing, and tonewhile participating in formaloral presentations, debates,and broadcastcommunication tasks.