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English Language Arts 9 Outcomes & Indicators

Outcome: CR9.1a

View, listen to, read, comprehend, and respond to a variety of texts that address identity (e.g., The Search for Self), social responsibility (e.g., Our Shared Narratives), and efficacy (e.g., Doing the Right Thing).

  1. View, listen to, read, and respond to a variety of visual, oral, print and multimedia (including digital) texts that address the grade-level themes and issues related to identity, social responsibility, and efficacy including those that reflect diverse personal identities, worldviews, and backgrounds (e.g., appearance, culture, socio-economic status, ability, age, gender, sexual orientation, language, career pathway).

  2. View, listen to, and read a variety of texts related to the theme or topic of study and show comprehension and demonstrate response by:

    understanding the ideas:Effectively summarize and explain the ideas in texts; cite details that support the main ideas; make logical inferences; interpret obvious themes or author’s message logically.

    understanding, using, and evaluating the text structures and (language) features to construct meaning:Evaluate key text features (e.g., headings, diagrams, paragraphs, plot); evaluate organization and structural cues (e.g., problem/solution, compare/contrast, cause/effect, order of importance, time order) within texts; evaluate techniques in texts (e.g., symbolism, personification, irony, hyperbole, parallelism, colour, repetition); make thoughtful and critical response to craft in a variety of texts; identify how texts were constructed, shaped, and produced.

    responding to and Interpreting texts:Offer reactions and opinions about texts; make, explain, and justify reactions and personal connections to texts; make explicit and deliberate connections with previous knowledge and experiences; give opinions and make judgements supported by reasons, explanations, and evidence; make judgements and draw conclusions about ideas on the basis of evidence; make logical interpretations of the author’s message; make and support inferences about characters’ feelings, motivations, and point of view; organize response and interpretation around several clear ideas or premises.

  3. View, listen to, read, and respond to a variety of engaging, age-appropriate texts related to the theme or topic of study that support the development of critical and creative thinking and analysis skills and enrich classroom discussion.

  4. Paraphrase text’s content, purpose, and point of view.

  5. Describe and give examples to explain personal criteria for assessing and responding to what is viewed, heard, and read.

  6. Identify and explain connections between what is viewed, heard, and read and personal ideas and beliefs.

  7. Use information viewed, heard, or read to develop inquiry or research questions, to create original texts, and to give personal and critical responses.

  8. Identify and investigate how different cultures and socio-economic groups are portrayed in oral, print, visual, and multimedia texts.

  9. Show understanding that the creator’s, presenter’s, author’s experience, background, and culture influence the treatment of theme.

  10. Analyze a text, showing how it reflects the heritage, traditions, attitudes, privileges, and beliefs of the presenter/author.

  11. Question and reflect on personal responses and interpretations.

  12. Determine creator’s, speaker’s, writers’ purpose, attitude, and perspective.

  13. Recognize persuasive techniques and credibility in visual, oral, written, and multimedia texts.

  14. Identify and analyze recurring themes across texts.

  15. Relate ideas and information in text to universal themes.

  16. Compare the themes, purposes, and appeal of different texts.

  17. Compare and analyze the various works of writers and determine how similar ideas, people, experiences, traditions, and perspectives are presented.

  18. Cite specific information and support inferences made in texts viewed, heard, or read.

  19. Investigate points of view and how they affect a text.

  20. Differentiate between fact/opinion and bias and propaganda in texts.

  21. Organize details and information from texts viewed, heard, or read.

  22. Interpret and report on information from texts viewed, heard, or read.

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