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Grade 5 Learning Objectives for “Shiver Me Timbers”

Grade 5 Learning Objectives for “Shiver Me Timbers”

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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

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 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)

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)

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: 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

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
  • Construct maps, diagrams and charts to display geographic information
  • 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
  • List, map and discuss major waterways that have been significant in the establishment of communities in Canada (e.g., St. Lawrence River, Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway, Red River)