Public Copy Grade 8 Language Markbook
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Listening to Understand
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1.1 identify a range of purposes for listening in a variety of situations, formal and informal, and set goals appropriate for specific listening tasks
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1.2 demonstrate an understanding of appropriate listening behaviour by adapting active listening strategies to suit a wide variety of situations, including work in groups
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1.3 identify a variety of listening comprehension strategies and use them appropriately before, during, and after listening in order to understand and clarify the meaning of increasingly complex or challenging oral texts
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1.4 demonstrate an understanding of the information and ideas in increasingly complex oral texts in a variety of ways
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1.5 develop and explain interpretations of oral texts using the language of the text and oral and visual cues to support their interpretations
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1.6 extend understanding of oral texts, including increasingly complex texts, by connecting, comparing, and contrasting the ideas and information in them to their own knowledge, experience, and insights; to other texts, including print and visual texts; and to the world around them
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1.7 analyse a variety of complex or challenging oral texts in order to identify the strategies that have been used to inform, persuade, or entertain, and evaluate the effectiveness of those strategies
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1.8 explain what the use of irony or satire in an oral text reveals about the speaker's purpose and perspective
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1.9 identify a wide variety of presentation strategies used in oral texts and evaluate their effectiveness and suggest other strategies that might have been as effective or more so
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Speaking to Communicate
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2.1 identify a range of purposes for speaking in a variety of situations, both straightforward and more complex, and explain how the purpose and intended audience might influence the choice of speaking strategies
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2.2 demonstrate an understanding of appropriate speaking behaviour in most situations, using a variety of speaking strategies and adapting them to suit the purpose and audience
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2.3 communicate in a clear, coherent manner, using a structure and style appropriate to the purpose, the subject matter, and the intended audience
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2.4 use appropriate words, phrases, and terminology from the full range of their vocabulary, including inclusive and non-discriminatory language, and a range of stylistic devices, to communicate their meaning effectively and engage the interest of their intended audience
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2.5 identify a range of vocal effects, including tone, pace, pitch, volume, and a variety of sound effects, and use them and with sensitivity towards cultural differences to communicate their meaning
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2.6 identify a variety of nonverbal cues, including facial expression, and eye contact, and use them in oral communications, appropriately and with sensitivity towards cultural differences,to help convey their meaning
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2.7 use a variety of appropriate visual aids
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Reflecting on Oral Communication Skills and Strategies
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3.1 identify what strategies they found most helpful before, during, and after listening and speaking and what steps they can take to improve their oral communication skills
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3.2 identify how their skills as viewers, representers, readers, and writers help them improve their oral communication skills
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