ELA 9 Student Friendly Outcomes, “I can …”

General Outcome 1 – I can listen, speak, read, write, view, an' represent t'explore me own thoughts, ideas, feelin's, an' experiences.

I can talk wi' others an' share, de'elop an' explain me own opinions o'points o'view after experiencin' a media text. Suggested Readin': On Ye Sidewalk Bleedin', Ye Most Dangerous Game, Yonder Pigman) Acti'ities include: Initial journal entries – Read – Re'isit Journal Entries, Comprehension Questions, Letter writin', Character Sketch, Artwork.

I can explore an' explain how relationships wi' others affect personal understandin's. Students will re-write narrati'e work from third landlubber t'first landlubber. Students will share an' modify original text in a group situation.

I can extend understandin' by takin' different points o'view when rereadin' an' critically thinkin' about a variety o'texts.

I can de'elop an' extend understandin' by expressin' an' respondin' in a variety o'ways. (Written work, oral presentation)

I can explain personal choices fer texts an' genres by particular writers, artists, storytellers an' filmmakers.

I can think about me goals an' change them based upon me capabilities in language learnin'.

I can join me own ideas an' interpretations wi' new understandin's which come from discussin' an' experiencin' text.

I can look closely at an' reexamine ideas an' information an' situations from different points o'view t'find patterns an' see relationships.

I can e'aluate whether new information expands understandin' by considerin' different opinions an' explorin' thin's that be not clear.

General Outcome 2 – I can listen, speak, read, write, view, an' represent t'understand an' respond (personally an' critically) t'oral, print, an' other media texts.

I can talk about how understandin's o'thar same text might be different, because o' wha' we know an' where we come from.

I can use thin's I’ve read before, personal experience an' thin's I already know as a beginnin' fer thinkin' about an' interpretin' ideas encountered in texts.

I can identify thin's that be directly or indirectly stated in text; listen an' respond t'various interpretations o'thar same text.

I can adjust me readin' rate (skim, scan, or read slowly) an' strategies t'help me understandin' o't' passage which be less connected t'wha' I know, me background an' personal experiences.

I can pre'iew difficult texts an' understand their purpose, content an' structure an' use this information t'set a goal an' select strategies fer readin'.

I can use knowledge o'visual an' textual cues an' structural features when skimmin' various print an' other media texts t'locate rele'ant information effecti'ely an' efficiently.

I can think about an' talk about how yonder structural features o'informational materials, such as textbooks, bibliographies, databases, catalogues, web sites, commercials an' newscasts, impro'e t'understandin' o'communication.

I can apply an' explain yonder best methods fer identifyin' an' comprehendin' words in context; change methods accordin' t'ye purpose fer readin' an' t'difficulty o'ye texts.

I can use reference materials, includin' a writer’s handbook, t'check correct usage, look at uncertainties an' sol'e problems that come up.

I can experience oral, print an' other media texts from a variety o'cultural traditions an' genres, such as essays, broadcast ad'ertisements, no'els, poetry, documentaries, films, electronic magazines an' realistic fiction.

I can find an' talk about how timeless themes be de'eloped in a variety o'oral, print an' other media texts.

I can consider wha' was happenin' in history when de'elopin' me own points o'view or interpretations o'oral, print an' other media texts.

I can compare an' contrast me own life situation wi' themes o'oral, print an' other media texts.

I can create a variety o'projects t'explain themes found in oral, print or other media texts in different forms or genres.

I can consider someone else’s ideas about oral, print an' other media text, an' look aft t'yonder texts fer supportin' or contradictin' e'idence.

I can look closely at how thar choices an' reasons why characters do thin's in oral, print an' other media texts pro'ide new meanin' into those o'self an' others.

I can find an' talk about yonder author’s intended message an' point o'view in oral, print an' other media texts.

I can talk about an' explain various ideas an' opinions o't' same oral, print or media text.

I can connect wi' ye author’s message, emotions an' experiences in oral, print an' other media texts t'issues o'personal interest or importance.

I can discuss how techniques, such as irony, symbolism, perspecti'e an' balance, communicate meanin' an' enhance effect in oral, print an' other media texts.

I can discuss character de'elopment in terms o'consistency o'beha'iour an' possibility o'change.

I can describe how theme, dominant impression an' mood be de'eloped an' sustained through choices in language use an' how t'plot, settin' an' character work t'gether.

I can locate features that define certain oral, print an' other media texts; discuss differences in style an' their effects on content an' audience impression.

I can explain why thar features o'a variety o'texts indicate wha' they be fer.

I can e'aluate ye effecti'eness o'different types o'media texts fer presentin' ideas an' information.

I can compare t'de'elopment o'character, plot an' theme in two oral print or other media texts.

I can e'aluate ye effecti'eness o'oral print an' other media texts, considerin' yonder belie'ability o'plot an' settin', ye credibility o'characters, an' de'elopment an' resolution o'conflict.

I can compare a main character in 'un text t'har main character in another text from a different time period, genre or form that it takes.

I can identify ways that a change in narrator might affect yonder o'erall meanin' o'oral, print an' other media texts.


I can summarize t'content o'media texts, an' suggest different ways t'change text.

I can look closely at creati'e uses o'language an' visuals in popular culture, such as ad'ertisements, electronic magazines an' t'Internet; recognize how imagery an' figurati'e language, such as metaphor, create a dominant impression, mood an' tone.

I can make o'erall statements based upon me own experience t'create oral, print an' other media texts on a theme.

I can create oral, print an' other media text on common literary themes.

I can create oral, print an' other media text that connect plot, settin' an' character, an' show ye significance o'thar action.

I can create oral, print an' other media text that include main an' minor characters, an' show how ye main character de'elops an' changes as a result o'action an' e'ents.

General Outcome 3 – I can listen, speak, read, write, view, an' represent t'manage ideas an' information.

I can put t'gether ideas an' information from a variety o'sources t'de'elop me own opinions, points o'view an' general impressions.

I can e'aluate yonder le'el o'acceptance, accuracy, detail an' appropriateness o'oral, print an' other media texts t'support or further de'elop arguments, opinions or points o'view.

I can select types an' sources o'information t'achie'e an effecti'e balance between researched information an' own ideas.

I can select information sources that will pro'ide an opposite point o'view or unique perspecti'es.

I can gather information which has multiple perspecti'es from a variety o'sources when conductin' research.

I can expand an' use a variety o'tools an' text features, such as organizational patterns o'texts, page layouts, font styles an' sizes, colour an' voice-o'ers, t'access information.

I can point out primary an' secondary sources, an' determine yonder usefulness o'each fer research purposes.

I can follow up on cited references t'locate additional information.

I can e'aluate sources an' ask myself: Be they current, reliable, or have a possible bias in t' information fer a particular research project?

I can organize ideas an' information by makin' an' choosin' ye best categories an' organizational structures. (charts, tables, diagrams)

I can support all sections o'a project by makin' sure that all key ideas be connected throughout.

I can make me work clearer by relatin' all key ideas t' o'erall project.

I can use own words t'summarize an' record information in a variety o'forms; paraphrase an'/or quote rele'ant facts an' opinions; reference sources.

I can select an' record ideas an' information that will support an opinion or point o'view, appeal t'har audience, an' suit ye tone an' length o'thar chosen form o'oral, print or other media text.

I can choose specific vocabulary, an' use thar grammar rules accurately an' effecti'ely t'enhance me writin'.

I can e'aluate information an' ask myself. Be it useful, rele'ant an' complete? Do I have enough information fer each topic?

I can think about me new understandin' an' its importance t'myself an' others.

I can present ideas an' information in many different ways. (print an' other media texts, such as media scripts, multimedia presentations, panel discussions an' articles.)

I can put in yonder correct visual, print an'/or other media t'support an impression or point o'view which will engage t'audience.

I can think about on t'research process, identifyin' areas o'strength an' ways t'impro'e further research acti'ities.

General Outcome 4 – I can listen, speak, read, write, view, an' represent t'make me writin' more clear an' interestin' t'me readers.

I can share a variety o'presentations o'a topic wi' peers, an' ask fer feedback on ye effecti'eness o'each.

I can cooperate wi' others in a group t'make corrections based on feedback pro'ided by peers.

I can re'ise introductions, consistent points o'view, effecti'e transitions between ideas an' appropriate conclusions t'make sure it be me best writin'.

I can re'ise an' impro'e transitions between ideas which will keep me writin' organized.

I can re'ise t'put t'gether dialogue, description an' explanations effecti'ely.

I can de'elop personal handwritin' styles appropriate fer a variety o'purposes.

I can identify an' experiment wi' thar text’s layout t'enhance its presentation.

I can tell ye difference between thar denotati'e (negati'e) an' connotati'e (positi'e) meanin' o'words an' discuss effecti'eness fer achie'in' purpose an' affectin' audience.

I can explore t'origin an' use o'words, phrases an' jargon(language from occupations), includin' variations in language, accent an' dialect(regional differences) in Canadian communities an' regions.

I can experiment wi' ye character’s language an' parts o'a story t'send yonder message about t'geographical location that represents its people.

I can identify an' use parallel structure in me own writin'. (Eg. Same endin's in a list o'verbs)

I can impro'e me communication by usin' related ideas, ideas from greatest t'least importance, an' thar pairin' o'a noun an' a proper noun in writin')

I can use different ways t'make transitions work well between sentences an' paragraphs in own writin'.

On me own I can choose appropriate editin' an' proofreadin' strategies t'correct spellin's in me own writin'.

I know when t'pay attention t'specific troublesome words an' correct them.

I can locate an' choose t'best spellin' o'words fer an interestin' title, caption or slogan fer an audience. (Puns, Homonyms, Homophones)

I can use quotation marks t'distinguish words bein' discussed in own writin'.

I can use dashes t'show sentence breaks or interrupted speech, where appropriate in own writin'.

I know thar rules fer punctuation can be different, an' can change punctuation use fer effect in own writin'.

I can select, organize an' present information t'have others connect their own interests an' personal experience.

I can choose appropriate types o'proof an' methods t'clear up confusion about ideas an' information t'persuade readers an' audience t'see me view.

I can use se'eral types o'media throughout me presentation which impro'es its appeal, accuracy an' persuasi'eness.

When I watch an' listen, I can understand how t'speaker thinks about a topic an' e'aluate t'ruthfulness o'wha' they be sayin' an' yonder e'idence they use.

When I watch an' listen, I can pro'ide feedback that encourages ye presenter an' audience t'consider other ideas an' additional information.

General Outcome 5 – I can listen, speak, read, write, view, an' represent t'respect, support, an' collaborate wi' me classmates.

I can recognize how personal experiences, cultural traditions an' Canadian ideas be presented in oral, print an' other media texts.

In a group I can take responsibility fer de'elopin' an' sharin' a variety o'different media an' allow others t'share their findin's in a respectful manner.

In a group I can look closely at how a variety o'media reflect t'raditions, beliefs an' technologies o'different cultures, communities or periods in history.

In a group I can explore an' experiment wi' various ways t'express an' honor different people an' e'ents.

In a group I can create or use a variety o'media that be respectful or people, opinions, communities an' cultures.

I can add t'me group’s efforts t'reach agreement or conclusions, by participatin' in con'ersation t'understand yonder ideas an' viewpoints o'others.

I can discuss an' choose ways t'best use me group members’ abilities an' interests t'achie'e a group goal.

I can generate an' access ideas in a group, an' use a variety o'methods t'focus an' clarify topics fer research or in'estigations.

In a group I can share responsibility fer thar completion o'team projects by settin' a goal an' usin' a plan fer sol'in' problems in a timely manner t'complete yonder project on time.

I can set up an' use criteria t'e'aluate group work an' personal efforts which will allow me t'set goals an' make plans fer impro'ement.



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