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Grade 6 Learning Objectives for “Cut! To the Chase”

Grade 6 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

  • Use prior experiences with oral, print and other media texts to choose new texts that meet learning needs and interests
  • Read, write, represent and talk to explore and explain connections between prior knowledge and new information in oral, print and other media texts

Experiment with language and forms

  • Experiment with a variety of forms of oral, print and other media texts to discover those best suited for exploring, organizing and sharing ideas, information and experiences

1.2 Clarify and Extend

Combine ideas

  • Use talk, notes, personal writing and representing, together with texts and the ideas of others, to clarify and shape understanding
  • Evaluate the usefulness of new ideas, techniques and texts in terms of present understanding

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

  • Combine personal experiences and the knowledge and skills gained through previous experiences with oral, print and other media texts to understand new ideas and information
  • Apply knowledge of organizational structures of oral, print and other media texts to assist with constructing and confirming meaning

Use comprehension strategies

  • Identify, and explain in own words, the interrelationship of the main ideas and supporting details
  • Use definitions provided in context to identify the meanings of unfamiliar words
  • Monitor understanding by evaluating new ideas and information in relation to known ideas and information

Use phonics and structural analysis

  • Use the meanings of prefixes and suffixes to predict the meanings of unfamiliar words in context
  • Integrate and apply knowledge of phonics, sight vocabulary, language and context clues, and structural analysis to read unfamiliar words in texts of increasing length and complexity

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 autobiographies, travelogues, comics, short films, myths, legends and dramatic performances
  • Explain own point of view about oral, print and other media texts
  • Make connections between own life and characters and ideas in oral, print and other media texts
  • Discuss common topics or themes in a variety of oral, print and other media texts
  • Discuss the author’s, illustrator’s, storyteller’s or filmmaker’s intention or purpose

Construct meaning from texts

  • Observe and discuss aspects of human nature revealed in oral, print and other media texts, and relate them to those encountered in the community
  • Summarize oral, print or other media texts, indicating the connections among events, characters and settings
  • Identify or infer reasons for a character’s actions or feelings
  • Make judgements and inferences related to events, characters, setting and main ideas of oral, print and other media texts
  • Comment on the credibility of characters and events in oral, print and other media texts, using evidence from personal experiences and the text

Appreciate the artistry of texts

  • Discuss how detail is used to enhance character, setting, action and mood in oral, print and other media texts

2.3 Understand Forms, Elements and Techniques

Understand forms and genres

  • Identify key characteristics of a variety of forms or genres of oral, print and other media texts
  • Discuss the differences between print and other media versions of the same text

Understand techniques and elements

  • Discuss the connections among plot, setting and characters in oral, print and other media texts
  • Identify first and third person narration, and discuss preferences with reference to familiar texts
  • Explore techniques, such as visual imagery, sound, flashback and voice inflection, 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

3.1 Plan and Focus

Focus attention

  • Use note-taking or representing to assist with understanding ideas and information, and focusing topics for investigation

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

  • Share and discuss ideas and experiences that contribute to different responses to oral, print and other media texts

Relate texts to culture

  • Identify ways in which oral, print and other media texts from diverse cultures and communities explore similar ideas

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–6.1

  • Evaluate the need for balance and variety in daily activities that promote personal health; e.g., physical activity, relaxation, learning, sleep, reflection

W–6.5

  • Analyze personal eating behaviours—food and fluids—in a variety of settings; e.g., home, school, restaurants 

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–6.7

  • Identify and communicate values and beliefs that affect healthy choices

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