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Curricular Competencies

• Recognize and understand how different forms, formats, structures, and
features of texts enhance and shape meaning and impact.

Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between,
and beyond texts.

Recognize and understand how language constructs personal, social, and cultural identities.
Transform ideas and information to create original texts, using various genres, forms, structures, and styles.
Reflect on, assess, and refine texts to improve clarity, effectiveness, and impact.
Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways.
Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values,
and perspectives in texts.
Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world.
Evaluate how text structures, literary elements, techniques, and devices enhance
and shape meaning and impact.
Recognize an increasing range of text structures and understand how they contribute
to meaning.
Manipulate language purposefully.

Collaboratively and individually plan, select, and use appropriate investigation methods, including field work and lab experiments, to collect reliable data.  

Use appropriate SI units and appropriate equipment, including digital technologies, to systematically and accurately collect and record data.  

Apply the concepts of accuracy and precision to experimental procedures and data.

Seek and analyze patterns, trends, and connections in data, including describing relationships between variables, performing calculations, and identifying inconsistencies. 

Evaluate their methods and experimental conditions, including identifying sources of error or uncertainty, confounding variables, and possible alternative explanations and conclusions.  


Describe specific ways to improve their investigation methods and the quality of their data.


Learning involves patience and time.


“Curricular Competencies are the skills, strategies, and processes that students develop over time. They reflect the ‘Do’ in the Know-Do-Understand model of curriculum. The Curricular Competencies are built on the Thinking, Communicating, and Personal and Social competencies relevant to disciplines that make up an area of learning.”

from The BC Ministry of Education’s New Curriculum