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Assessment Criteria

Program Area: Arts, Music
Criterion: Understanding of Canadian identity
Attainment Descriptor:

  • The student describes and discusses aspects of the Canadian context (historical, political, cultural, natural, personal) of both current and past musical selections

Program Area: Language Arts, Reading
Criterion: Understanding meaning of texts
Attainment Descriptors:

  • The student selects and applies information relevant to research purposes
  • The student gives examples of, and explains how context (historical, political, cultural, natural, personal) shapes the information and ideas in a text (song)

Program Area: Language Arts, Writing
Criterion: Organization of ideas
Attainment Descriptors:

  • The student locates and summarizes information from print and electronic sources in order to apply relevant content to research purposes
  • The student creates new lyrics consistent with the melodic structure of a song

Program Area: Language Arts, Writing
Criterion: Choosing form to suit purpose and audience
Attainment Descriptors:

  • The student writes a complete song which addresses the chosen theme
  • The song provides clear indications and support of the theme

Program Area: Language, Oral and Visual Communication
Criterion: Cooperative Group Work
Attainment Descriptor:

  • The student, in his or her group participation, demonstrates receptive listening, relevant questioning, productive research and focused talk