GRADE 5

ORAL COMMUNICATION

  • Listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes.
  • Use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as listeners and speakers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in oral communication situations.

READING

  • Read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary, graphic, and informational texts, using a range of strategies to construct meaning
  • Recognize a variety of text forms, text features, and stylistic elements and demonstrate understanding of how they help communicate meaning.
  • Use knowledge of words and cueing systems to read fluently.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as readers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful before, during, and after reading.

WRITING

  • Generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose and audience.
  • Draft and revise their writing, using a variety of informational, literary, and graphic forms and stylistic elements appropriate for the purpose and audience.
  • Use editing, proofreading, and publishing skills and strategies, and knowledge of language conventions, to correct errors, refine expression, and present their work effectively.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as writers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful at different stages in the writing process.

MEDIA LITERACY

  • Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of media texts.
  • Identify some media forms and explain how the conventions and techniques associated with them are used to create meaning.
  • Create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as media interpreters and creators, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in understanding and creating media texts.
Number Sense and Numeration: representing and ordering numbers to 100 000; representing money amounts to $1000; developing the concept of place value to hundredths; comparing and ordering fractional amounts with like denominators; adding and subtracting decimal amounts to hundredths; multiplying two-digit whole numbers by two-digit whole numbers; dividing three-digit whole numbers by one-digit whole numbers; relating simple fractions to decimals.

Measurement: measuring time intervals to the nearest second; determining elapsed time; measuring temperature; converting from metres to centimetres and from kilometres to metres; relating the 12-hour clock to the 24-hour clock; developing and applying area and perimeter relationships for a rectangle; relating capacity and volume; developing and applying the volume relationship for a right rectangular prism

Geometry and Spatial Sense: distinguishing among polygons and among prisms; identifying acute, right, obtuse, and straight angles; measuring angles to 90° with a protractor; constructing triangles; constructing nets of prisms and pyramids; locating objects using the cardinal directions; performing and describing translations

Patterning and Algebra: representing a pattern using a table of values; predicting terms in a pattern; determining the missing numbers in equations involving addition, subtraction, multi- plication, or division and one- or two-digit numbers; investigating variables as unknown quantities; demonstrating equality using multiplication or division in equations with unknown quantities on both sides Data Management and Probability: collecting and organizing discrete and continuous data; displaying data using broken-line graphs; sampling data from a population; understanding mean; comparing two related sets of data; representing probability using fractions

Understanding Life Systems: Human Organ Systems
Understanding Structures and Mechanism: Forces Acting on Structures and Mechanisms
Understanding Matter and Energy: Properties of and Changes in Matter
Understanding Earth and Space Systems: Conservation of Energy and Resources

GRADE 6

ORAL COMMUNICATION

  • Listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes.
  • Use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as listeners and speakers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in oral communication situations.

READING

  • Read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary, graphic, and informational texts, using a range of strategies to construct meaning
  • Recognize a variety of text forms, text features, and stylistic elements and demonstrate understanding of how they help communicate meaning.
  • Use knowledge of words and cueing systems to read fluently.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as readers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful before, during, and after reading.

WRITING

  • Generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose and audience.
  • Draft and revise their writing, using a variety of informational, literary, and graphic forms and stylistic elements appropriate for the purpose and audience.
  • Use editing, proofreading, and publishing skills and strategies, and knowledge of language conventions, to correct errors, refine expression, and present their work effectively.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as writers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful at different stages in the writing process.

MEDIA LITERACY

  • Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of media texts.
  • Identify some media forms and explain how the conventions and techniques associated with them are used to create meaning.
  • Create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as media interpreters and creators, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in understanding and creating media texts.
Number Sense and Numeration: representing and ordering numbers to 1 000 000; developing the concept of place value to thousandths; comparing and ordering fractional amounts with unlike denominators; estimating 10%, 25%, 50%, and 75% of a quantity; adding and subtracting decimal amounts to thousandths; multiplying and dividing four-digit whole numbers by two-digit whole numbers; multiplying and dividing decimals to tenths by whole numbers and two-digit by two-digit whole numbers; dividing three-digit whole numbers by one-digit whole numbers; applying order of operations in expressions without brackets; relating simple fractions, decimals, and percents

Measurement: measuring quantities using metric units; converting from larger to smaller metric units, including square metres to square centimetres; developing and applying area relationships for a parallelogram and a triangle; developing and applying the volume relation- ships for a triangular prism; determining and applying surface area relationships for rectangular and triangular prisms; relating square metres and square centimetres

Geometry and Spatial Sense: classifying quadrilaterals by geometric properties; sorting polygons by lines of symmetry and by rotational symmetry; measuring angles to 180° with a protractor; constructing polygons; representing figures using views and isometric sketches; performing and describing rotations; plotting points in the first quadrant

Patterning and Algebra: representing patterns using ordered pairs and graphs; describing pat- tern rules in words; calculating any term when given the term number; investigating variables as changing quantities; solving equations using concrete materials and guess and check Data

Management and Probability: collecting and organizing discrete and continuous data; displaying data using continuous line graphs; selecting appropriate graphical representations; using continuous line graphs and mean to compare sets of data; finding theoretical probabilities; predicting the frequency of an outcome based on the theoretical probability

Understanding Life Systems: Biodiversity
Understanding Structures and Mechanism: Flight
Understanding Matter and Energy: Electricity and Electrical Devices
Understanding Earth and Space Systems: Space

GRADE 7

ORAL COMMUNICATION

  • Listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes.
  • Use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as listeners and speakers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in oral communication situations.

READING

  • Read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary, graphic, and informational texts, using a range of strategies to construct meaning
  • Recognize a variety of text forms, text features, and stylistic elements and demonstrate understanding of how they help communicate meaning.
  • Use knowledge of words and cueing systems to read fluently.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as readers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful before, during, and after reading.

WRITING

  • Generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose and audience.
  • Draft and revise their writing, using a variety of informational, literary, and graphic forms and stylistic elements appropriate for the purpose and audience
  • Use editing, proofreading, and publishing skills and strategies, and knowledge of language conventions, to correct errors, refine expression, and present their work effectively
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as writers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful at different stages in the writing process.

MEDIA LITERACY

  • Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of media texts.
  • Identify some media forms and explain how the conventions and techniques associated with them are used to create meaning.
  • Create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as media interpreters and creators, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in understanding and creating media texts.
Number Sense and Numeration: representing and ordering decimals (to hundredths), fractions, and integers; representing squares and square roots; dividing whole numbers by simple fractions and decimals; adding and subtracting simple fractions and integers; multiplying and dividing decimal numbers to thousandths by one-digit whole numbers; applying order of operations in expressions with brackets; relating fractions, decimals, and percents; solving problems involving whole-number percents and unit rates

Measurement: converting between metric units, including converting between square centimetres and square metres; developing the area relationship for a trapezoid; developing and applying the formula for the volume of a prism; determining and applying surface-area relationships for prisms; relating millilitres and cubic centimetres

Geometry and Spatial Sense: constructing parallel, perpendicular, and intersecting lines; sorting and classifying triangles and quadrilaterals by geometric properties; constructing angle bisectors and perpendicular bisectors; investigating relationships among congruent shapes; relating enlarging and reducing to similar shapes; comparing similar and congruent shapes; performing and describing dilatations; tiling a plane; plotting points in all four quadrants

Patterning and Algebra: representing linear growing patterns; representing patterns algebraically; modelling real-life relationships involving constant rates graphically and algebraically; translating phrases, using algebraic expressions; finding the term in a pattern algebraically when given any term number; solving linear equations using concrete materials or inspection and guess and check

Data Management and Probability: collecting and organizing categorical, discrete, and continuous data; displaying data in relative frequency tables and circle graphs; identifying bias in data; relating changes in data to changes in central tendency; making inferences based on data; investigating real-world applications of probability; determining the theoretical probability of two independent events

Understanding Life Systems: Interactions in the Environment
Understanding Structures and Mechanism: Form and Function
Understanding Matter and Energy: Pure Substances and Mixtures
Understanding Earth and Space Systems: Heat in the Environment

GRADE 8

ORAL COMMUNICATION

  • Listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes.
  • Use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as listeners and speakers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in oral communication situations.

READING

  • Read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary, graphic, and informational texts, using a range of strategies to construct meaning
  • Recognize a variety of text forms, text features, and stylistic elements and demonstrate understanding of how they help communicate meaning.
  • Use knowledge of words and cueing systems to read fluently.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as readers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful before, during, and after reading.

WRITING

  • Generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose and audience.
  • Draft and revise their writing, using a variety of informational, literary, and graphic forms and stylistic elements appropriate for the purpose and audience.
  • Use editing, proofreading, and publishing skills and strategies, and knowledge of language conventions, to correct errors, refine expression, and present their work effectively.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as writers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful at different stages in the writing process.

MEDIA LITERACY

  • Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of media texts.
  • Identify some media forms and explain how the conventions and techniques associated with them are used to create meaning.
  • Create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as media interpreters and creators, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in understanding and creating media texts.
Number Sense and Numeration: representing and ordering rational numbers; representing numbers using exponential notation; solving multi-step problems involving whole numbers and decimals; multiplying and dividing fractions and integers; multiplying and dividing decimals by powers of ten; applying order of operations in expressions with brackets and exponents; solving problems involving percents to one decimal place and percents greater than 100; solving problems involving rates and proportions

Measurement: converting between cubic centimetres and cubic metres and between millilitres and cubic centimetres; developing circumference and area relationships for a circle; developing and applying the formula for the volume of a cylinder; determining and applying surface-area relationships for cylinders

Geometry and Spatial Sense: sorting quadrilaterals by geometric properties involving diagonals; constructing circles; investigating relationships among similar shapes; determining and applying angle relationships for parallel and intersecting lines; relating the numbers of faces, edges, and vertices of a polyhedron; determining and applying the Pythagorean relationship geometrically; plotting the image of a point on the coordinate plane after applying a transformation

Patterning and Algebra: representing the general term in a linear sequence, using one or more algebraic expressions; translating statements, using algebraic equations; finding the term number in a pattern algebraically when given any term; solving linear equations involving one- variable terms with integer solutions using a “balance” model Data

Management and Probability: collecting categorical, discrete, and continuous data; organizing data into intervals; displaying data using histograms and scatter plots; using measures of central tendency to compare sets of data; comparing two attributes using data management tools; comparing experimental and theoretical probabilities; calculating the probability of complementary events

Understanding Life Systems: Cells
Understanding Structures and Mechanism: Systems in Action
Understanding Matter and Energy: Fluids
Understanding Earth and Space Systems: Water Systems