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Grade 4 Learning Objectives for “Cut! To the Chase”

Grade 4 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

  • Compare new ideas, information and experiences to prior knowledge and experiences
  • Ask questions, paraphrase and discuss to explore ideas and understand new concepts
  • Share personal responses to explore and develop understanding of oral, print and other media texts

Experiment with language and forms

  • Discuss and compare the ways similar topics are developed in different forms of oral, print and other media texts

1.2 Clarify and Extend

Consider the ideas of others

  • Identify other perspectives by exploring a variety of ideas, opinions, responses and oral, print and other media texts

Combine ideas

  • Use talk, notes, personal writing and representing to record and reflect on ideas, information and experiences

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 ideas and concepts, developed through personal interests, experiences and discussion, to understand new ideas and information
  • Explain how the organizational structure of oral, print and other media texts can assist in constructing and confirming meaning

Use comprehension strategies

  • Comprehend new ideas and information by responding personally and discussing ideas with others
  • Monitor understanding by confirming or revising inferences and predictions based on information in text

Use textual cues

  • Distinguish differences in the structural elements of texts, such as letters and storybooks, to access and comprehend ideas and information

Use phonics and structural analysis

  • Identify and know the meaning of some frequently used prefixes and suffixes
  • Apply knowledge of root words, compound words, syllabication, contractions and complex word families to read unfamiliar words in context
  • Integrate knowledge of phonics and sight vocabulary with knowledge of language and context clues to read unfamiliar words in context

2.2 Respond to Texts

Experience various texts

  • Experience oral, print and other media texts from a variety of cultural traditions and genres, such as personal narratives, plays, novels, video programs, adventure stories, folk tales, informational texts, mysteries, poetry and CDROM programs
  • Discuss a variety of oral, print or other media texts by the same author, illustrator, storyteller or filmmaker
  • Retell events of stories in another form or medium
  • Make general evaluative statements about oral, print and other media texts

Construct meaning from texts

  • Connect the thoughts and actions of characters portrayed in oral, print and other media texts to personal and classroom experiences
  • Identify the main events in oral, print and other media texts; explain their causes, and describe how they influence subsequent events
  • Compare similar oral, print and other media texts and express preferences, using evidence from personal experiences and the texts
  • Develop own opinions based on ideas encountered in oral, print and other media texts

Appreciate the artistry of texts

  • Explain how language and visuals work together to communicate meaning and enhance effect

2.3 Understand Forms, Elements and Techniques

Understand forms and genres

  • Describe and compare the main characteristics of a variety of oral, print and other media texts

Understand techniques and elements

  • Identify and explain connections among events, setting and main characters in 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

3.2 Select and Process

Access information

  • Identify information sources that inform, persuade or entertain, and use such sources appropriately

Evaluate sources

  • Recall important points, and make and revise predictions regarding upcoming information

3.3 Organize, Record and Evaluate

Organize information

  • Organize ideas and information, using appropriate categories, chronological order, cause and effect, or posing and answering questions
  • Organize oral, print and other media texts into sections that relate to and develop the topic

Record information

  • Paraphrase information from oral, print and other media sources

Evaluate information

  • Examine gathered information to identify if more information is required; review new understanding

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

  • Connect own ideas, opinions and experiences to those communicated in oral and visual presentations
  • Give constructive feedback, ask relevant questions, and express related opinions in response to oral and visual presentations

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

  • Describe similarities and differences between personal experiences and the experiences of people or characters from various cultures portrayed in oral, print and other media texts

Relate texts to culture

  • Identify and discuss main characters, plots, settings and illustrations in oral, print and other media texts from diverse cultures and 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–4.2

  • Examine the impact of environmental factors on personal health, and develop positive environmental health habits; e.g., exposure to the sun, second-hand smoke, noise, extreme cold/heat 

W–4.5

  • Analyze the need for variety and moderation in a balanced diet; e.g., role of protein, fats, carbohydrates, minerals, water, vitamins 

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–4.7

  • Describe and demonstrate passive, aggressive and assertive behaviours; e.g., assertive strategies for use in dealing with bullies

Music

Topic: Concepts – Element: Rhythm

General Learning Objective

Musical skills and knowledge

Specific Learning Objectives

 1. Music may move to a steady beat.

Topic: Concepts – Element: Rhythm

General Learning Objective

Musical skills and knowledge

Specific Learning Objectives

6. Rhythm patterns can accompany melody.

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).

11. Musical instruments produce tone colour by being blown, bowed, plucked, strummed, struck, scraped or shaken.

Topic: Skills – Listening

General Learning Objective

Musical Skills and Knowledge

Specific Learning Objectives

4. Distinguish among the sounds of common musical instruments