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Grade 2 Learning Objectives for “Tasting My Story”

Grade 2 Learning Objectives for “Tasting My Story”

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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

  • Contribute relevant ideas and information from personal experiences to group language activities
  • Talk about how new ideas and information have changed previous understanding
  • Express or represent ideas and feelings resulting from activities or experiences with oral, print and other media texts

Experiment with language and forms

  • Use a variety of forms of oral, print and other media texts to organize and give meaning to experiences, ideas and information

1.2 Clarify and Extend

Consider the ideas of others

  • Connect own ideas and experiences with those shared by others

Extend understanding

  • Find more information about new ideas and topics

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 and written language is used in a variety of contexts to construct and confirm meaning
  • Connect personal experiences and knowledge of words, sentences and story patterns from previous reading experiences to construct and confirm meaning
  • Use knowledge of the organizational structures of print and stories, such as book covers, titles, pictures and typical beginnings, to construct and confirm meaning

Use comprehension strategies

  • Apply a variety of strategies, such as asking questions, making predictions, recognizing relationships among story elements and drawing conclusions
  • Identify the main idea or topic and supporting details of simple narrative and expository texts

Use textual cues

  • Preview book covers and titles; look for familiar words, phrases and story patterns to assist with constructing and confirming meaning assist with constructing and confirming meaning

2.2 Respond to Text

Construct meaning from texts

  • Connect situations portrayed in oral, print and other media texts to personal and classroom experiences
  • Retell the events portrayed in oral, print and other media texts in sequence
  • Discuss, represent or write about interesting or important aspects of oral, print and other media texts
  • Express thoughts or feelings related to the events and characters in oral, print and other media texts

2.3 Understand Forms, Elements and Techniques

Understand forms and genres

  • Recognize that ideas and information can be expressed in a variety of oral, print and other media texts

Understand techniques and elements

  • Identify main characters, places and events in a variety of oral, print and other media texts
  • Identify how pictures, illustrations and special fonts relate to and enhance 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

  • Relate personal knowledge to ideas and information in oral, print and other media texts
  • Ask questions to determine the main idea of oral, print and other media texts

3.2 Select and Process

Access information

  • Use given categories and specific questions to find information in oral, print and other media texts

3.3 Organize, Record and Evaluate

Organize information

  • Categorize related ideas and information, using a variety of strategies, such as finding significant details and sequencing events in logical order

Record information

  • Record key facts and ideas in own words; identify titles and authors of sources

3.4 Share and Review

Share ideas and information

  • Share, with familiar audiences, ideas and information on topics
  • Clarify information by responding to questions

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 relevant questions to clarify understanding and to have information explained
  • Show enjoyment and appreciation during listening and 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

Appreciate diversity

  • Discuss the experiences and traditions of various communities portrayed in oral, print and other media texts
  • Ask for and provide clarification and elaboration of stories and ideas

Relate texts to culture

  • Discuss similarities and differences in settings, characters and events in 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–2.5

  • Classify foods according to Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating, and apply knowledge of food groups to plan for appropriate snacks and meals 

Topic: Life Roles and Career Development

General Learning Objective

Life Learning Choices
Students will use resources effectively to manage and explore life roles and career opportunities and challenges

Specific Learning Objectives

L–2.5

  • Recognize, acknowledge and respect that individuals have similar and different interests, strengths and skills

L–2.6

  • Recognize that each individual has many roles in life; e.g., friend, sister

Social Studies

Topic: 2.1 Canada’s Dynamic Communities 

General Learning Objective

Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of how geography, culture, language, heritage, economics and resources shape and change Canada’s communities.

Specific Learning Objectives

2.1.3

Investigate the cultural and linguistic characteristics of an Inuit, an Acadian and a prairie community in Canada by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions for inquiry:

  • What are the cultural characteristics of the communities (e.g., special symbols, landmarks, languages spoken, shared stories or traditions, monuments, schools, churches)? (CC, LPP, TCC)
  • What are the traditions and celebrations in the communities that connect the people to the past and to each other? (CC, LPP, TCC)
  • How are the communities strengthened by their stories, traditions and events of the past? (CC, TCC) 
  • What individuals and groups contributed to the development of the communities? (CC)
  • How do these communities connect with one another (e.g., cultural exchanges, languages, traditions, music)? (CC) 

Topic: 2.2 A Community in the Past

General Learning Objective

Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of how a community emerged, and of how the various interactions and cooperation among peoples ensure the continued growth and vitality of the community.

Specific Learning Objectives

2.2.1

Appreciate how stories of the past connect individuals and communities to the present (C, I, TCC)

2.2.4

Appreciate how connections to a community contribute to one’s identity (I)

2.2.5

Appreciate how cultural and linguistic exchanges connect one community to another (CC)

2.2.7

Examine how the community being studied has changed, by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions for inquiry:

  • In what ways has our community changed over time (e.g., changes in transportation, land use)? (CC, TCC)
  • What has caused changes in their community? (CC, TCC)
  • How has the population of their community changed over time (e.g., ethnic mix, age, occupations)? (CC, LPP, TCC)
  • How have the people who live in the community contributed to change in the community? (CC, LPP, TCC)

Topic: Dimensions of Thinking

General Learning Objective

Skills and Processes

Specific Learning Objectives

2.S.2

Develop skills of historical thinking:

  • Correctly apply terms related to time (i.e., long ago, before, after)
  • Arrange events, facts and/or ideas in sequence