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English Language Arts 7 Outcomes & Indicators
Comprehend and Respond (CR)

Compose and Create (CC)

Assess and Reflect on Language Abilities (AR)

Outcome: CR7.1

View, listen to, read, comprehend, and respond to a variety of texts that address identity (e.g., Thinking for Oneself), social responsibility (e.g., Participating and Giving Our Personal Best), and efficacy (e.g., Doing Our Part for Planet Earth).

  1. View, listen to, and 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. Demonstrate comprehension and response to visual, oral, print, and multimedia (including digital) texts by:

    understanding the ideas:Construct and justify interpretation of text; accurately restate and paraphrase main ideas; interpret the purpose and theme; identify evidence that supports the interpretation; generate and respond to comprehension tasks or questions providing details and support from the text; compare new information with previous knowledge and beliefs; describe setting, characters, main events, conflict, and how they are related; state and support beliefs about characters’ motivations and feelings; use information and ideas from a variety of sources (including newspapers, websites, electronic media, anthologies, magazines) to complete tasks.

    understanding and using the text structures and (language) features of texts to construct meaning:Identify key text features (e.g., headings, diagrams, paragraphs); recognize organization (e.g., plot) and structural cues within texts (e.g., transition words); recognize images and rhetorical techniques in texts (e.g., 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 reasonable interpretations of a wide range of visual, oral, written, and multimedia (including digital) texts; evaluate the ideas, arguments, and influence of texts; analyze ideas and information; support personal and critical responses with support from text; evaluate effectiveness of various texts including ideas, elements, techniques, and overall effect; develop personal responses and offer reasons for and examples of judgements, feelings, and opinions (e.g., learning logs, response journals); describe setting and atmosphere, main characters and characterization techniques, conflicts, and events in some detail; make logical inferences about characters’ and author’s message, purpose, or theme; identify main ideas; make accurate notes using logical categories; make and support interpretations; make reasonable assertions; write and deliver oral responses to texts.

  3. Compare own with others’ understanding of people, cultural traditions, and values portrayed in texts.

  4. Compare the choices and behaviours of individuals presented in visual, oral, print, and multimedia texts.

  5. Compare new information with previous knowledge and beliefs.

  6. Connect characters, themes, and situation in texts with own experiences and other texts.

  7. Compare texts to present day lives.

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