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Grade 5 Learning Objectives for “I Approve”

Grade 5 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

  • 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

  • Express points of view about oral, print and other media texts
  • 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

  • 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

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–5.3

  • Investigate the effectiveness of various decision-making strategies; e.g., decision by default, impulsive decision making, delayed decision making

Social Studies

Topic: 5.3 Canada: Shaping an Identity

General Learning Objective

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the events and factors that have changed the ways of life in Canada over time and appreciate the impact of these changes on citizenship and identity. 

Specific Learning Objectives

5.3.1 Appreciate how changes impact citizenship and identity:

  • Recognize how economic and political changes impact ways of life of citizens (C, ER, I, PADM) 

Topic: Dimensions of Thinking

General Learning Objective

Skills and Processes

Specific Learning Objectives

5.S.1 Develop skills of critical thinking and creative thinking:

  • Analyze significant local and current affairs from a variety of sources, distinguishing between fact and opinion
  • Evaluate ideas, information and positions from multiple perspectives
  • Re-evaluate personal opinions to broaden understanding of a topic or an issue
  • Generate original ideas and strategies in situations of individual and group activities

5.S.4 Demonstrate skills of decision making and problem solving:

  • Determine when a decision needs to be made in dealing with problems and issues
  • Collaborate with others to apply strategies for decision making and problem solving