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Grade 1 Learning Objectives for “I Approve”

Grade 1 Learning Objectives for “I Approve”

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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

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

Health

Topic: Safety and Responsibility

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–1.9

  • Describe and apply appropriate street safety behaviours inthe community; e.g., as a pedestrian, passenger, cyclist

W–1.10

  • Recognize community helpers, and identify how to seek their help; e.g., appropriate use of 911

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

1.1.2 Value the groups and communities to which they belong:

  • Demonstrate a willingness to share and cooperate with others (C, PADM)
  • Appreciate how their actions might affect other people and how the actions of others might affect them (C)
  • Demonstrate a willingness to resolve issues and/or problems peacefully (C, PADM)
  • Assume responsibility for their individual choices and actions (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: 1.2 Moving Forward with the Past: My Family, My History and My Community

General Learning Objective

Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of how changes over time have affected
their families and influenced how their families and communities are today

Specific Learning Objectives

1.2.1 Appreciate how stories and events of the past connect their families and communities to
the present:

  • Recognize how their families and communities might have been different in the past than they are today (CC, TCC)
  • Appreciate how the languages, traditions, celebrations and stories of their families, groups and communities contribute to their sense of identity and belonging (CC, I, TCC)
  • Recognize how their ancestors contribute to their sense of identity within their family and communities (TCC, I)
  • Appreciate people who have contributed to their communities over time (CC, I, TCC)

1.2.2 Analyze how their families and communities in the present are influenced by events or
people of the past by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions for inquiry:

  • How have changes affected my family over time (e.g., births, deaths, moves)? (CC, TCC)
  • What is my family’s past in our community? (CC, I, TCC)
  • In what ways has my community changed over time (e.g., original inhabitants, ancestors, generations, ways of life)? (CC, TCC)
  • How have changes over time affected their families and communities in the present? (I, TCC)