Language

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Curriculum

Overall Curriculum Expectations

Language development is essential to students’ intellectual, social, and emotional growth and should be viewed as a key component of the curriculum. The language curriculum is founded on the principle that literacy is fundamental to responsible and productive citizenship. The curriculum is intended to furnish students with the knowledge and abilities required to attain this objective.
For primary students, language comes from listening and speaking with others, being read to by adults, and engaging with media texts such as advertisements, television programs, video games, songs, photographs, and films. The expectations for language build upon the prior knowledge and experience that students bring to classrooms from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Genuine, purposeful talk is not only a crucial element of the language curriculum, but it should also be integrated throughout a student’s day and across the curriculum to enable students to make meaningful connections to the real world.

The language curriculum is divided into four strands:

  • Oral Communication
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Media Literacy


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