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Grade 5 Learning Objectives for “Fields of Home”

Grade 5 Learning Objectives for “Fields of Home”

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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

  • Use appropriate prior knowledge and experiences to make sense of new ideas and information
  • Read, write, represent and talk to explore personal understandings of new ideas and information

1.2 Clarify and Extend

Combine ideas

  • Use talk, notes, personal writing and representing to explore relationships among own ideas and experiences, those of others and those encountered in oral, print and other media texts

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 comprehension strategies

  • Comprehend new ideas and information by responding personally, taking notes and discussing ideas with others
  • Use the meanings of familiar words to predict the meanings of unfamiliar words in context
  • Monitor understanding by comparing personal knowledge and experiences with information on the same topic from a variety of sources

Use textual cues

  • Use text features, such as maps, diagrams, special fonts and graphics, that highlight important concepts to enhance understanding of ideas and information

Use phonics and structural analysis

  • Identify and know by sight the meaning of high frequency prefixes and suffixes to read unfamiliar, multisyllable words in context
  • Integrate knowledge of phonics, sight vocabulary and structural analysis 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 historical fiction, myths, biographies, poetry, news reports and guest speakers
  • Express points of view about oral, print and other media texts
  • Make connections between fictional texts and historical events
  • Describe and discuss new places, times, characters and events encountered in oral, print and other media texts
  • Write or represent the meaning of texts in different forms

Construct meaning from texts

  • Compare characters and situations portrayed in oral, print and other media texts to those encountered in the classroom and community
  • Describe characters’ qualities based on what they say and do and how they are described in oral, print and other media texts
  • Describe and discuss the influence of setting on the characters and events
  • Support own interpretations of oral, print and other media texts, using evidence from personal experiences and the texts
  • Retell or represent stories from the points of view of different characters

2.3  Understand Forms, Elements and Techniques

Understand forms and genres

  • Identify and discuss similarities and differences among a variety of forms of oral, print and other media texts

Understand techniques and elements

  • Identify the main problem or conflict in oral, print and other media texts, and explain how it is resolved
  • Identify and discuss the main character’s point of view and motivation
  • Identify sections or elements in print or other media texts, such as shots in films or sections in magazines

2.4 Create Original Text

Generate ideas

  • Use texts from listening, reading and viewing experiences as models for producing own oral, print and other media texts

Elaborate on the expression of ideas

  • Experiment with modeled forms of oral, print and other media texts to suit particular audiences and purposes

Structure texts

  • Use structures encountered in texts to organize and present ideas in own 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

  • Summarize important ideas in oral, print and other media texts and express opinions about them

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 personal understanding of the lives of people or characters in various communities, cultural traditions, places and times portrayed in oral, print and other media texts
  • Compare own and others’ responses to ideas and experiences related to oral, print and other media texts

Relate texts to culture

  • Identify and discuss how qualities, such as courage, ambition and loyalty, are portrayed in oral, print and other media texts from diverse cultures and communities

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–5.8

  • Promote safety practices in the school and community

W–5.10

  • Describe and demonstrate ways to assist with injuries of others; e.g., basic first aid

Topic: Learning Strategies

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–5.2

  • Affirm personal skill development; e.g., identify and analyze changes in personal interests, strengths and skills

L–5.4

  • Analyze factors that affect the planning and attaining of goals; e.g., personal commitment, habits

Social Studies

Topic: 5.1 Physical Geography of Canada

General Learning Objective

Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of how the physical geography and natural
resources of Canada affect the quality of life of all Canadians

Specific Learning Objectives

5.1.1

Value Canada’s physical geography and natural environment:

  • Appreciate the variety and abundance of natural resources in Canada (ER, LPP)
  • Appreciate the diversity of geographic phenomena in Canada (LPP)
  • Appreciate how the land sustains communities and the diverse ways that people have of living with the land (GC, LPP)
  • Appreciate the influence of the natural environment on the growth and development of Canada (LPP)
  • Appreciate the geographic vastness of Canada (LPP)

5.1.2

Examine, critically, the physical geography of Canada by exploring and reflecting upon the
following questions and issues:

  • What are the major geographical regions, landforms and bodies of water in Canada? (LPP)
  • How do landforms, bodies of water and natural resources affect the quality of life in Canada? (LPP)
  • What are the differences and similarities among the geographical regions of Canada? (LPP)
  • How is the geographical region they live in different from other regions of Canada? (LPP)

5.1.3

Analyze how people in Canada interact with the environment by exploring and reflecting
upon the following questions and issues:

  • In what ways do natural resources and the physical geography of a region determine the establishment of communities? (ER, LPP)
  • How are natural resources used, exchanged and conserved in Canada? (ER, LPP)

Topic: 5.2 Histories and Stories of Ways of Life in Canada

General Learning Objective

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the people and the stories of Canada and their ways of life over time, and appreciate the diversity of Canada’s heritage.

Specific Learning Objectives

5.2.1

Appreciate the complexity of identity in the Canadian context:

  • Recognize how an understanding of Canadian history and the stories of its peoples contributes to their sense of identity (I, TCC)
  • Acknowledge the contributions made by diverse cultural groups to the evolution of Canada (CC, I, TCC)
  • Recognize how changes in society can affect identity (CC, I) 

5.2.9

Examine, critically, how European immigrants shaped ways of life in western Canada by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues:

  • What do stories of immigrants from Ukraine, Poland, Russia and Germany tell us about their history and presence in western Canada? (CC, I, GC, LPP, TCC)

Topic: Dimensions of Thinking

General Learning Objective

Skills and Processes

Specific Learning Objectives

5.S.2

Develop skills of historical thinking:

  • Use photographs and interviews to make meaning of historical information

5.S.3

Develop skills of geographic thinking:

  • Use latitude and longitude to determine the absolute location of places in Canada on maps and globes
  • Use cardinal and intermediate directions and simple grids to locate places on maps and globes
  • Use the scale on maps and globes to determine the distance between places