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Learning Expectations for Unit 2

formsfunctions, and genres of text


Site: Westsyde Secondary
Course: English 8
Book: Learning Expectations for Unit 2
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Date: Sunday, 22 October 2017, 8:28 PM

Terms To Know

  1. Form - style of text 
  2. Function - purpose of text
  3. Genre - categories of text (literary, thematic)
  4. Audience - who, in general, will be reading the text
  5. Purpose - what is the author's purpose
  6. Message - what is the intended message




Learning Goals

Recognize how different features, forms, and genres of texts reflect different purposes, audiences, and messages

Use design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful literary and informational texts for a variety of purposes and audiences


Speaking (storytelling)

Experiment with storytelling - sharing stories out loud.

First Peoples perspectives

Recognize and appreciate the role of narrative, and oral tradition in expressing First Peoples perspectives, values, beliefs, and points of view Narrative texts, whether real or imagined, that teach us about human nature, motivation, and experience, and often reflect a personal journey or strengthen a sense of identity. They may also be considered the embodiment of collective wisdom. Stories can be oral, written, or visual, and used to instruct, inspire, and entertain listeners and readers.

First Peoples protocol

Develop an awareness of the protocol as applied to local stories, protocols are recognized customs and practices about when and where the stories can be shared, who owns them, and who can share them, because the stories have been passed down through generations and ownership associated with First Peoples

Assess and refine texts

Assess and refine texts to improve their clarity, effectiveness, and impact according to purpose, audience, message using techniques such as adjusting diction and form according to audience needs and preferences, using verbs effectively, using repetition and substitution for effect, using active instead of passive voice, maintaining parallelism, adding modifiers, replacing verbs with stronger verbs, varying sentence types, using precise diction, eliminating wordiness to improve their clarity, effectiveness, and impact according to purpose and message Students at this level expand their understanding of the range of audiences to include peers, authorities, and technical audiences