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Grade 1 Learning Objectives for “Cut! To the Chase”

Grade 1 Learning Objectives for “Cut! To the Chase”

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English Language Arts

General Learning Objective

1. Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences.

Specific Learning Objectives

1.1 Discover and explore

Express ideas and develop understanding

  • Share personal experiences that are clearly related to oral, print and other media texts
  • Talk with others about something recently learned
  • Make observations about activities, experiences with oral, print and other media texts

Experiment with language and forms

  • Experiment with different ways of exploring and developing stories, ideas and experiences

1.2 Clarify and Extend

Consider the ideas of others

  • Listen and respond appropriately to experiences and feelings shared by others

Extend understanding

  • Ask questions to get additional ideas and information on topics of interest

General Learning Objective

2. Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts.

Specific Learning Objectives

2.1 Use Strategies and Cues

Use prior knowledge

  • Use knowledge of how oral language is used in a variety of contexts to construct and confirm meaning
  • Use previous experience and knowledge of oral language to make connections to the meaning of oral, print and other media texts
  • Use knowledge of context, pictures, letters, words, sentences, predictable patterns and rhymes in a variety of oral, print and other media texts to construct and confirm meaning
  • Use knowledge of print, pictures, book covers and title pages to construct and confirm meaning

Use comprehension strategies

  • Talk about print or other media texts previously read or viewed
  • Identify the main idea or topic of simple narrative and expository texts

Use textual cues

  • Preview book cover, pictures and location of text to assist with constructing and confirming meaning

2.2 Respond to Text

Experience various texts

  • Participate in shared listening, reading and viewing experiences, using oral, print and other media texts from a variety of cultural traditions and genres, such as poems, storytelling by elders, pattern books, audiotapes, stories and cartoons

Construct meaning from texts

  • Relate aspects of stories and characters to personal feelings and experiences
  • Retell interesting or important aspects of oral, print and other media texts
  • Tell or represent the beginning, middle and end of stories
  • Tell, represent or write about experiences similar or related to those in oral, print and other media texts
  • Tell what was liked or disliked about oral, print and other media texts

2.3 Understand Forms, Elements and Techniques

Understand forms and genres

  • Distinguish differences in the ways various oral, print and other media texts are organized

Understand techniques and elements

  • Tell what characters do or what happens to them in a variety of oral, print and other media texts

Experiment with language

  • Demonstrate interest in repetition, rhyme and rhythm in shared language experiences, such as action songs and word play

General Learning Objective

3. Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to manage ideas and information.

Specific Learning Objectives

3.1 Plan and Focus

Focus attention

  • Explore and share own ideas on topics of discussion and study
  • Connect information from oral, print and other media texts to topics of study

3.2 Select and Process

Access information

  • Use text features, such as illustrations, titles and opening shots in video programs, to access information
  • Use questions to find specific information in oral, print and other media texts

3.3 Organize, Record and Evaluate

Evaluate information

  • Recognize and use gathered information to communicate new learning

3.4 Share and Review

Share ideas and information

  • Share ideas and information from oral, print and other media texts with familiar audiences
  • Answer questions directly related to texts

General Learning Objective

4. Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to enhance the clarity and artistry of communication.

Specific Learning Objectives

4.3 Present and Share

Demonstrate attentive listening and viewing

  • Ask questions to clarify information
  • Be attentive and show interest during listening or viewing activities

General Learning Objective

5. Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to respect, support and collaborate with others.

Specific Learning Objectives

5.1 Respect Others and Strengthen Community

Relate texts to culture

  • Talk about other times, places and people after exploring oral, print and other media texts from various communities

Health

Topic: Personal Health

General Learning Objective

Wellness Choices
Students will make responsible and informed choices to maintain health and to promote safety for self and others.

Specific Learning Objectives

W–1.1

  • Describe the health benefits of physical activity

W–1.5

  • Recognize the importance of basic, healthy, nutritional choices to well-being of self; e.g., variety of food, drinking water, eating a nutritious breakfast

Music

Topic: Concepts – Elements: Rhythm

General Learning Objective

Musical skills and knowledge

Specific Learning Objectives

 1. Music may move to a steady beat.

Topic: Concepts – Element: Melody

General Learning Objective

Musical skills and knowledge

Specific Learning Objectives

4. A melody is made up of sounds organized in patterns

Topic: Concepts – Element: Expression (Tempo, Dynamics, Tone Colour)

General Learning Objective

Musical skills and knowledge

Specific Learning Objectives

4. Musical instruments have different tonal qualities

5. The human voice has different tonal qualities

7. The words of a song are very important to the understanding of
the song (text)

Topic: Skills – Listening

General Learning Objective

Musical skills and knowledge

Specific Learning Objectives

4. Distinguish among the sounds of common musical instruments

Social Studies

Topic: 1.1 My World: Home, School, and Community

General Learning Objective

Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of how identity and self-esteem are
enhanced by their sense of belonging in their world and how active members in a community contribute
to the well-being, growth and vitality of their groups and communities. 

Specific Learning Objectives

1.1.3

Examine how they belong and are connected to their world by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions for inquiry:

  • What different types of communities or groups do you belong to? (CC)
  • What helps us to recognize different groups or communities (e.g., landmarks, symbols, colours, logos, clothing)? (CC)
  • In what ways do we belong to more than one group or community at the same time? (CC, I)
  • In what ways do we benefit from belonging to groups and communities? (C, CC, I)
  • What are our responsibilities and rights at home, at school, in groups and in communities? (C, CC, I) 

1.1.4

Determine what makes their communities thrive by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions for inquiry:

  • In what ways do people help one another at home, at school and in groups to ensure the vitality of their community? (C)
  • How do our actions and decisions contribute to the well-being of groups and communities? (C, I, PADM)

Topic: Dimensions of Thinking

General Learning Objective

Skills and Processes

Specific Learning Objectives

1.S.1 develop skills of critical thinking and creative thinking:

  • Examine ideas and information from varied sources