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Learning Expectations for Unit 1

formsfunctions, and genres of text


Site: Westsyde Secondary
Course: English 8
Book: Learning Expectations for Unit 1
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Date: Saturday, 21 October 2017, 2:12 AM

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


Text Structures

Recognize an increasing range of text structures and how they contribute to meaning

Elements of Visual Texts

Include layout, infographics, emoticons, icons, symbols, interactive visuals, hypertext, and colour, illustration styles (e.g., realism, cartoon, sketch, outline

Group Work

Exchange ideas and viewpoints by: Paraphrasing Building on each other's ideas Disagreeing respectfully Extend thinking - shift or change thinking to include broader contexts (media, technology)

Use writing and design processes

Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful literary and informational texts students should be supported in planning, drafting, and editing multimedia and multimodal texts, such as paragraph compositions that include a theme (subject and author’s opinion) and TAG (title, author, genre); other examples of texts include opinion pieces, poetry, short stories, narratives, slams, spoken word texts, storyboards and comic strips, and masks Students at this level expand their understanding of the range of audiences to include peers, authorities, and technical audiences.