English 12 Outcomes

General Curriculum Outcomes Specific Curriculum Outcomes
Speaking and Listening
GCO1: Students will be expected to speak and listen to explore, extend, clarify, and reflect on their thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences. 1.1  examine others’ ideas and synthesize what is helpful to clarify and expand on their own understanding

1.2 ask discriminating questions to acquire, interpret, analyze, and  evaluate ideas and information

1.3 articulate, advocate, and justify positions on an issue or text in a convincing manner, showing an understanding of a range of viewpoints
1.4 listen critically to analyze and evaluate concepts, ideas, and information

GCO2:Students will be expected to communicate information and ideas effectively and clearly, and to respond personally and critically. 2.1 Interact in both leadership and support roles in a range of situations, some of which are characterized by complexity of purpose, procedure, and subject.

2.2 adapt language and delivery for a variety of audiences and purposes in informal and formal contexts, some of which are characterized by complexity of purpose, procedure, and subject matter

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2.3 respond to a wide range of complex questions and directions

2.4 reflect critically on and evaluate their own and others’ uses of language in a range of contexts, recognizing elements of verbal and non-verbal messages that produce powerful communication

GCO3:Students will be expected to interact with sensitivity and respect, considering the situation, audience, and purpose. 3.1 consistently demonstrate active listening and concern for the needs, rights, and feelings of others

3.2 demonstrate how spoken language influences and manipulates, and reveals ideas, values, and attitudes

3.3 address the demands of a variety of speaking situations, making critical language choices, especially of tone and styleexpress individual voice, enabling them to remain engaged, but be able to determine whether they will express themselves or remain silent

Reading and Viewing
GCO4:Students will be expected to select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media, and visual texts. 4.1 select texts to support their learning needs and range of special interests

4.2 read widely and experience a variety of literary genre and modes from different provinces and countries, and world literature from different literary periods

4.3 articulate their understanding of ways in which information texts are constructed for particular purposes

4.4 use the cuing systems and a variety of strategies to construct meaning in reading and viewing complex and sophisticated print and media texts

4.5 articulate their own processes and strategies in exploring, interpreting, and reflecting on sophisticated texts and tasks

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GCO5:Students will be expected to interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies. 5.1 access, select, and research, in systematic ways, specific information to meet personal and individual learning needsuse the electronic network and other sources of information, in ways characterized by complexity of purpose, procedure, or subject matterevaluate their research processes

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GCO6:Students will be expected to respond personally to a range of texts.
6.1 make informed personal responses to increasingly challenging print and media texts and reflect on their responses 
make connections between their own values, beliefs, and cultures and those reflected in literary and media textsanalyze thematic connections among texts and articulate an understanding of the universality of many themesdemonstrate a willingness to explore diverse perspectives to develop or modify their points of view

6.2 articulate and justify points of view about texts and text elementsinterpret ambiguities in complex and sophisticated texts

GCO7:Students will be expected to respond critically to a range of texts, applying their understanding of language, form, and genre. 7.1 critically evaluate the information they access

7.2 show the relationships among language, topic, purpose, context and audiencenote the relationship of specific elements of a particular text to elements of other textsdescribe, discuss, and evaluate the language, ideas, and other significant characteristics of a variety of texts and genres

7.3 respond critically to complex and sophisticated texts

examine how texts work to reveal and produce ideologies, identities, and positions

examine how media texts construct notions of roles, behaviour, culture, and reality

examine how textual features help a reader and viewer to create meaning of the texts

Writing and Other Ways of Representing
GCO8:Students will be expected to use writing and other ways of representing to explore, clarify, and reflect on their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and learnings; and to use their imagination. 8.1 use writing and other ways of representing to explore, extend, and reflect on:
their experiences with and insights into challenging texts and issues the writing processes and strategies they usetheir achievements as language users and learnersthe basis for their feelings, and attitudes

8.2 use note-making strategies to reconstruct increasingly complex knowledgeexplore the use of photographs, diagrams, storyboards, etc., in documenting experiences8.3 make effective choices of language and techniques to enhance the impact of imaginative writing and other ways of representing

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GCO9:Students will be expected to create texts collaboratively and independently, using a variety of forms for a range of audiences and purposes. 9.1 produce writing and other forms of representation characterized by increasing complexities of thought, structure, and conventions

9.2 demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which the construction of texts can create, enhance, or control meaningmake critical choices of form, style, and content to address increasingly complex demands of different purposes and audiences

9.3 evaluate the responses of others to their writing and media production

GCO10:Students will be expected to use a range of strategies to develop effective writing and other ways of representing and to enhance their clarity, precision, and effectiveness. 10.1 apply their knowledge of what strategies are effective for them as creators of various writing and other representations

10.2 use the conventions of written language accurately and consistently in final products 10.3 use technology effectively to serve their communication purposesdesign texts that they find aesthetically pleasing and useful

10.3 demonstrate a commitment to the skillful crafting of a range of writing and other representations

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10.4 integrate information from many sources to construct and communicate meaning

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