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Grade 6 Learning Objectives for “Fields of Home”

Grade 6 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 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

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

  • Compare personal challenges and situations encountered in daily life with those experienced by people or characters in other times, places and cultures portrayed in oral, print and other media texts
  • 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

Topic: Safety and Results

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

W–6.9

  • Evaluate the impact of personal behaviour on the safety of self and others

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–6.1

  • Expand strategies for effective personal management; e.g., develop and implement a personal budget, assess the power of positive thinking

L–6.2

  • Identify personal skills, and skill areas, for development in the future

L–6.4

  • Identify and develop strategies to overcome possible challenges related to goal fulfillment; e.g., self-monitoring strategies, backup plans

Social Studies

Topic: Dimensions of Thinking

General Learning Objective

Skills and Processes

Specific Learning Objectives

6.S.2

Develop skills of historical thinking:

  • Use primary sources to interpret historical events and issues
  • Use historical and community resources to understand and organize the sequence of historical events
  • Explain the historical contexts of key events of a given time period
  • Use examples of events to describe cause and effect and change over time

6.S.3

Develop skills of geographic thinking:

  • Use cardinal and intermediate directions to locate places on maps and globes
  • Use scales to determine the distance between places on maps and globes