The Language Curriculum
Here you will find The Ontario Curriculum – English Language – PDF files. You can download them from this webpage or directly from the Ontario Ministry of Education website.
Many parents don’t know that these documents are available online. Why are these documents important? What information will you find in these documents? “The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1–8: Language, 2006 identifies the expectations for each grade and describes the knowledge and skills that students are expected to acquire, demonstrate, and apply in their class work and investigations, on tests, and in various other activities on which their achievement is assessed and evaluated.” In other words: if you want to know what your child is learning in grade 5 – language class- you may want to refer to the Ontario Curriculum (Language) for grades 1-8. You will notice that the grade 5 curriculum is divided into four strands: a) oral communication; b) reading; c) writing; and d) media literacy. You will find these documents very helpful, especially if you plan on doing some language activities with your child at home.