First Peoples' Principles of Learning: • Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (focused on connectedness, on reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place) • Learning involves recognizing the consequences of one’s actions • Learning is embedded in memory, history, and story • Learning requires exploration of one’s identity English Language Arts 9 Big Ideas: Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world. Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens. Competencies: • Access information and ideas for diverse purposes and from a variety of sources and evaluate their relevance, accuracy, and reliability. • Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral, and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking • Recognize and appreciate how different forms, structures, and features of texts reflect different purposes, audiences, and messages • Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts • Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts • Recognize how language constructs personal, social, and cultural identity • Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world • Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways • Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking • Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful literary and informational texts for a variety of purposes and audiences
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