interpret discourse by choosing the appropriate language function.
Indicators for this outcome
(a) predicts what the discourse will be about using background knowledge about subject or from previewing and pre-listening activities directed by the teacher;
(b) after hearing/viewing/reading discourse:
  • compiles and organizes details, such as the sequence of events or steps;
  • examines causes and effects of decisions made by characters; and,
  • identifies and describes the main character(s), the main problem or the purpose;
(c) recognizes and explains language techniques used for effectiveness, such as accompanying songs, clarity of vocabulary chosen using visual representation such as illustrations, graphs, accessories; and,
(d) relates personally to a character or situation in moral stories using a comparison chart or Venn diagram.