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Literacy: Grade 4- Grade 8

Reading Instruction in the Junior and Intermediate Grades
Students need to develop habits that will equip them to be successful in the rapidly changing information age in which they live. They will need to think flexibly, creatively, and independently as they solve problems related to increasingly complex and unfamiliar scenarios. They will also need to develop a sense of responsibility, justice and fairness, as well as curiosity about their world. Higher order thinking skills play a large role in helping students mature as learners and communicators. All strategies used for making meaning, require some form of higher-order thinking. By using a range of thinking skills, students are able to draw more meaning from texts and apply their learning in more sophisticated ways. That is why a key goal of the junior and intermediate literacy programs is to expand thinking skills, including metacognitive and critical-literacy and to ensure that all students are equipped to apply comprehension strategies across all curriculum areas.

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Supporting Student Success in Literacy: Grades 7-12 - Effective Practices of Ontario School
Literacy for Learning – The Report of the Expert Panel on Literacy in Grades 4 to 6 in Ontario, 2004
Me Read? No, Way! A pratical guide to improving boys' literacy skills