Learning Expectations for Unit 3
forms, functions, and genres of text
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Evaluate and Judge
"The ability to evaluate and judge is not a school skill: it is a life skill"
Terms To KnowEvaluate
- to determine the significance, worth, or condition of usually by careful appraisal and study (Merriam-Webster)
Judge - to form an opinion about through careful weighing of evidence and testing of criteria (Merriam-Webster)
* In writing, to focus on the worth of a person, object, ideas or other phenomenon. The writer usually specifies the criteria to the object as being seen as "good" or bad"
Literary or thematic categories such as fantasy, humour, adventure, biography
Recognize and appreciate how different features, forms, and genres reflect different purposes, audiences, and messages vary depending on the purpose and audience of the text; students should be encouraged to focus on the relationship between form and function (e.g., considering the role in various texts of elements such as negative space in graphic novels; advertisements on websites; lighting and camera angles in film and photography; use of music, paragraph length, line breaks in poetry; silence and intonation in spoken word; and colour)
Recognize the Role of Context and Perspective
the influence of family, friends, activities, education, religion, gender, age, place, settlement patterns, immigration, economic factors, and political events (local and beyond);
to recognize that authors write from a perspective influenced by such factors; and to consider the relationship between text and context.
personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives
language constructs personal, social, and cultural identity
Recognize how language constructs personal, social, and cultural identity
Our sense of individuality and belonging is a product of the language we use; oral tradition, story, recorded history, and social media; voice; cultural aspects; literacy history; linguistic background (English as first or additional language); register; and language as a system of meaning. Students should recognize that how we use language defines who we are in the world.
Create original texts
Transform ideas and information to create original texts.