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Grade 9 Academic

English Curriculum

Literature Studies and


Reading

Writing

Understanding the Meaning of


Texts

Generating Ideas and Gathering


Information

Language

Media Studies

Developing Vocabulary and


Analyzing Media and Media Works
Knowledge of Language Structures
and Conventions

describe information, ideas, opinions and


themes in print and electronic texts read
during the year

investigate potential topics by formulating


describe strategies used to expand
questions, identifying information needs, and vocabulary and provide evidence of other
developing research plans to gather data
vocabulary-building activities

demonstrate critical thinking skills by


identifying the differences between explicit
and implicit messages in media

select and read texts for different purposes,


with an emphasis on recognizing the
elements of literary genres and the
organization of informational materials,
collecting and assessing information,
responding imaginatively, and exploring
human experiences and values

locate and summarize information from print identify and explain examples of slang,
and electronic sources
jargon, dialect, and colloquialism in literary
texts and their own oral and written work

identify how elements of media forms are


used in a variety of media works and explain
the effects of different treatments

describe a variety of reading strategies and group and label information and ideas,
select and use them effectively before,
evaluate the relevance, accuracy, and
during, and after reading to understand texts completeness of the information and ideas;
and discard irrelevant information

identify words borrowed from other


compare and explain their own and their
languages and words and terms recently
peers' reactions to a variety of media works
introduced to describe new ideas,
inventions, products and explain their origins

locate explicit information and ideas in texts


to use in developing opinions and
interpretations

use the information and ideas generated by


research to develop the content of written
work

select words and phrases appropriate to


informal and formal styles, to suit the
purpose and intended audience of oral and
written work

analyze information, ideas, and elements in


texts to make inferences about meaning

Choosing the Form to Suit the


Purpose and Audience

use specific evidence from a text to support


opinions and judgements

demonstrate an understanding of literary and


informational forms, by selecting and using
forms of writing appropriate to different
purposes and audiences

recognize, describe and use correctly in oral


and written language, the language
structures of standard Canadian English and
its conventions of grammar and usage

identify factors that influence media


production and distribution and explain the
effect of these facts on specific media works

Creating Media Works

Developing Listening and Speaking adapt a work of literature to another media


form and determine what aspects have been
Skills
strengthened and/or weakened by the
adaptation

explain how readers' different backgrounds select first or third person and an appropriate communicate orally in group discussions for create media works for different purposes
might influence the way they understand and level of language to suit the form, purpose
different purposes, with a focus on
and explain how each has been designed to
interpret a text
and audience of written work
identifying key ideas and supporting details, achieve its particular purpose
distinguishing fact from opinion, asking
clarifying questions and following
instructions

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Grade 9 Academic
English Curriculum

Literature Studies and


Reading
explain how the background of the author
might influence the information and ideas in
a text

Writing

Language

Media Studies

create media works appropriate to different


Organizing Ideas and Information in communicate in group discussions by
sharing the duties of the group, speaking in audiences and explain why a particular
Written Work
turn, listening actively, taking noes,
design should appeal to a particular
paraphrasing key points, exchanging and
audience
challenging ideas, asking appropriate
questions, reconsidering ideas and opinions,
managing conflict and respecting the
opinions of others

Understanding the Forms of Texts use a unifying image, mood, or voice to


structure descriptive paragraphs or poems

plan and make oral presentations to a small


group or class

use knowledge of the elements of drama, to use changes in time, place, speaker or point use specific examples, facial expressions,
understand and interpret examples of the
of view to structure narrative paragraphs
intonation, humour, and visual aids and
genre
technology
use knowledge of elements of short stories use a single controlling idea and connecting practice with cue cards and relaxation
to understand and interpret examples of the words to structure a series of paragraphs
techniques
genre
use knowledge of elements of short essays use key words from questions or prompts to explain how oral communication skills can
to understand and interpret examples of the organize ideas, information, and evidence in contribute the success in all curriculum
genre
homework answers
areas and the world outside the school

Understanding the Elements of


Style

structure expository paragraphs using a


topic sentence, supporting sentences to
develop the topic, connecting words to link
the sentences, and a concluding sentence

analyze their own and others' oral


presentations to identify strengths and
weaknesses, and plan ways to improve their
performance

explain how authours use diction and


provide an introduction, body, and
phrasing to achieve particular effects in their conclusion in written reports and short
writing
essays
explain how authours use stylistic devices to
achieve particular effects in their writing

Revising Drafts

explain how authours and editors use design revise drafts to ensure that ideas are
elements to help communicate ideas
adequately developed with relevant
supporting details and to achieve clarity and
unity
revise drafts to ensure consistency in use of
first of third person and use of an
appropriate level of language

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Grade 9 Academic
English Curriculum

Literature Studies and


Reading

Writing

Language

Media Studies

make constructive suggestions to peers


consider reactions from teachers, peers, and
others in revising and editing written work

Editing, Proofreading, and


Publishing
identify sources of ideas, information, and
quotations in writing and independent
research projects
select the publication method or vehicle
most accessible or appealing to the intended
audience
assess their facility with the writing process,
documenting their use of different genres
and forms in personal and assigned writing
and identifying goals for writing improvement
and growth
edit and proofread their own and others'
writing, identifying and correcting errors
according to the requirements for grammar,
usage, spelling and punctuation

Grammar and Usage


use parts of speech correctly
construct complete and correct compound
and complex sentences
identify and correct sentence fragments, runon sentences and comma splices
make compound subjects agree with verbs
in simple and compound sentences
make pronouns agree with their antecedents
in number and gender
use consistent and appropriate verb tense
and voice

Spelling

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Grade 9 Academic
English Curriculum

Literature Studies and


Reading

Writing

Language

Media Studies

use knowledge of a wide range of spelling


patterns and rules to identify, analyze, and
correct spelling errors
use and spell homophones correctly
use the apostrophe correctly when spelling
contractions and possessives
use a variety of resources to correct errors in
spelling

Punctuation
use punctuation correctly
adapt punctuation and capitalization for the
special requirements of direct quotations,
scripts, dialogue, and poetry

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Grade 9 Applied
English Curriculum

Literature Studies and


Reading

Writing

Understanding the Meaning of


Texts

Generating Ideas and Gathering


Information

Language

Media Studies

Developing Vocabulary and


Analyzing Media and Media Works
Knowledge of Language Structures
and Conventions

describe information, ideas, opinions, and


themes in texts from a variety of print and
electronic sources

investigate potential topics by asking


describe strategies use to expand
questions, identifying information needs, and vocabulary and provide evidence of other
developing research plans to gather data
vocabulary-building activities

demonstrate critical thinking skills by


identifying the differences between explicit
and implicit messages in media

select and read texts for a variety of


purposes, with an emphasis on recognizing
the elements of literary genres and the
organization of informational materials,
collecting and using information, extending
personal knowledge, and responding
imaginatively

locate and record information and ideas from identify and explain examples of slang,
identify and describe the elements used to
printed and electronic sources
jargon, dialect, and colloquialism, as well as structure media in a variety of forms
of standard Canadian English

describe a variety of reading strategies and sort and group information and ideas,
select and use them effectively before,
assess their relevance and accuracy, and
during, and after reading to understand texts discard irrelevant material

identify words borrowed from other


compare the reactions of different people or
languages, and words and terms recently
groups to a variety of media
introduced to describe new ideas, inventions
and products and describe their origins

locate and use explicit information and ideas use the information and ideas generated by
from texts in forming opinions and
research to explore topics for written work
developing generalizations

select words and phrases appropriate to


informal and formal styles, to suit the
purpose and intended audience of oral and
written work

make inferences based on the information


and ideas presented in texts

recognize, describe, and use correctly, in


oral and written language, Canadian English

use specific references from a text to


support opinions and judgements

Choosing the Form to Suit the


Purpose and Audience

identify factors that influence media


production, distribution, and advertising

Creating Media Works

identify the purpose for each piece of writing recognize, describe, and use correct
adapt a work of literature for presentation in
sentence errors in oral and written language another media form

identify how readers' different backgrounds identify the specific audience for each piece recognize, describe, and use correctly, in
create media for different purposes
might influence the way they understand and of writing
oral and written language, the conventions of
interpret text
standard Canadian English for spelling,
capitalization, and punctuation

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Grade 9 Applied
English Curriculum

Literature Studies and


Reading

Writing

Language

Media Studies

Understanding the Forms of Texts demonstrate an understanding of literary and Developing Listening and Speaking analyze the characteristics of different
informational forms of writing by selecting a
audiences and create media designed
Skills
form appropriate to the specific purpose and
audience for each piece of writing

specifically for them

use knowledge of elements of drama to


understand and interpret texts in the genre

use the third-person singular and an


appropriate level of language in expository
forms requiring objectivity

use knowledge of elements of the short story


to understand and interpret texts in the
genre

Organizing Ideas and Information in use techniques of effective listening and


demonstrate an understanding of oral
Written Work

use knowledge of elements of newspaper


and magazine articles to understand and
interpret texts in the genre

use key words in questions or prompts to


work with a partner to plan and make oral
organize information and ideas in homework presentations to a small group, selecting and
answers
using vocabulary and methods of delivery to
suit audience and purpose

Understanding the Elements of


Style

use listening techniques and oral


communication skills to participate in group
discussions

presentations by restating the main ideas


presented and identifying the strengths and
weaknesses of presentations

structure expository paragraphs using a


topic sentence, supporting sentences to
develop the topic, connecting words to link
the sentences, and a concluding sentence

use eye contact, specific examples, humour,


and visual aids and technology to engage
audiences during oral presentations

explain how authours use stylistic devices to use a unifying image, emotion, or sensation practice with cue cards, use relaxation
achieve intended effects
to structure descriptive paragraphs or poems techniques, and rehears with peers
explain how authours choose words and
phrases to achieve intended effects
explain how authours and editors use design
elements to help convey meaning

use changes in time, place, or speaker to


structure narrative paragraphs
use a single controlling idea to structure a
series of paragraphs

identify examples of the use of oral


communication skills in society
analyze their own and others' oral
communication skills, identifying strengths
and weaknesses and suggesting ways to
improve

provide an introduction, body and conclusion


in written reports
present directions, instructions, and reports
of investigations in a logical order, using an
organizational pattern

Revising Drafts

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Grade 9 Applied
English Curriculum

Literature Studies and


Reading

Writing

Language

Media Studies

revise drafts to ensure that ideas are


adequately developed with supporting
details, and to achieve clarity and unity
revise drafts to ensure consistency in use of
first or third person and use of an
appropriate language
make constructive suggestions to peers
using prompts, checklists, open-ended
statements, and questions
consider reactions from teachers, peers, and
others in revising and editing written work

Editing, Proofreading, and


Publishing
identify sources of ideas, information, and
quotations in written work
select the publication method of vehicle
most accessible or appealing to the intended
audience
provide documentation showing their use of
the writing process
edit and proofread their own and others'
writing, identifying and correcting errors
according to the requirements for grammar,
usage, spelling and punctuation

Grammar and Usage


identify and use parts of speech correctly
construct complete and correct compound
and complex sentences
identify and correct sentence fragments, runon sentences, and comma splices
make compound subjects agree with verbs
in simple and compound sentences
make pronouns agree with their antecedents
in number and gender

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Grade 9 Applied
English Curriculum

Literature Studies and


Reading

Writing

Language

Media Studies

use consistent and appropriate verb tense


and voice

Spelling
use knowledge of a wide range of spelling
patterns and rules to identify, analyze, and
correct spelling errors
use and spell homophones correctly
use the apostrophe correctly when spelling
contractions and possessives
use a variety of resources to correct errors in
spelling

Punctuation
use punctuation correctly
adapt punctuation and capitalization for the
special requirements of direct quotations,
scripts, dialogue and poetry

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Grade 10 Academic
English Curriculum

Literature Studies and


Reading

Writing

Understanding the Meaning of


Texts

Generating Ideas and Gathering


Information

describe information, ideas, opinions, and


themes in texts from a variety of print and
electronic sources

Language

Media Studies

Developing Vocabulary and


Analyzing Media and Media Works
Knowledge of Language Structures
and Conventions

investigate potential topics by asking


identify examples of the use of idions,
questions, identifying information needs, and euphemisms, slang, dialect, acronyms,
developing research plans to gather data
academic language

select and read a range of texts for different locate and record information and ideas from
purposes, with an emphasis on recognizing printed and electronic sources
the elements of literary genres and the
organization of informational materials,
evaluating print and electronic materials and
sources of information, and comparing
personal ideas and values with those in texts
select and use a variety of reading strategies sort and label information, ideas, and data;
before, during and after reading to
evaluate the accuracy, ambiguity, relevance,
understand texts
and completeness of the information; and
make judgements and draw conclusions
based on the research
use relevant, significant, and explicit
information and ideas from texts to support
interpretations

use the information and ideas generated,


researched, and evaluated to develop the
content of written work

analyze information, ideas, and elements in


texts and synthesize and communicate
findings

Choosing the Form to Suit the


Purpose and Audience

present sufficient significant evidence from a demonstrate an understanding of a range of


text to support opinions and judgements
literary and informational forms, by using
forms of writing appropriate to different
purposes and audiences
explain how the values and perspectives of produce written work for a variety of
readers might influence their responses to a purposes with supporting opinions with
text and interpretations of it
convincing evidence
explain how historical or cultural contexts
shape the information and ideas in a text

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consider the characteristics of the intended


audience in selecting an appropriate form
and developing the content of written work

Jr. Genius Educational Services

Grade 10 Academic
English Curriculum

Literature Studies and


Reading

Writing

Language

Media Studies

Understanding the Forms of Texts select a voice and an appropriate level of


language to suit the form, purpose and
audience of their writing
use knowledge of elements of the novel to
understand and interpret examples of the
genre

Organizing Ideas and Information in


Written Work

use knowledge of element of poetry to


understand and interpret examples of the
genre

use plot structure and character portrayal to


develop themes in short stories

use knowledge of elements of opinion pieces structure the introductory paragraphs of


to understand and interpret examples of the short essays using a clear statement of the
genre
topic of thesis, a device to engage the
reader's interest, and an overview of the
main points to be covered

Understanding the Elements of


Style

use a pattern to structure short essays

compare the use of diction and syntax in the use plot structure and character portrayal to
work of different authors and explain how
present conflicts in a short story
these elements enhance the theme or
message
explain how authors use stylistic devices to
achieve particular effects in their writing

Revising Drafts

explain how authors and editors use design


elements to help communicate ideas

revise drafts to ensure that ideas are


adequately supported by relevant details and
facts and to achieve clarity, unity and
coherence
revise drafts to ensure consistency in the
use of first or third person and use the
appropriate level of language
make constructive suggestions to peers in a
writing conference
consider reactions of teachers, peers and
others in revising and editing written work

Editing, Proofreading and


Publishing

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Grade 10 Academic
English Curriculum

Literature Studies and


Reading

Writing

Language

Media Studies

identify borrowed information, ideas and


quotations and use a variety of techniques to
incorporate them smoothly into written work
and independent research projects
select the publication method or vehicle
most accessible or appealing to the intended
audience
assess their facility with the writing process
edit and proofread their own and others'
writing, correcting errors according to the
requirements for grammar, spelling, usage
and punctuation

Grammar and Usage


use parts of speech correctly
construct a variety of complete and correct
sentences
use verb voice to suit purpose and audience

Spelling
use knowledge of a ride range of spelling
patterns, rules, and strategies to analyze
and correct spelling errors
spell specific historical, academic and
technical terms correctly
use a variety of resources to correct spelling
errors

Punctuation
use punctuation correctly
use the comma, dash, and parentheses
correctly to set off non-restrictive elements in
a sentence
use punctuation correctly when quoting short
passages from texts

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Reading

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Media Studies

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