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Grade 6 EQAO Language

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Peter Marchand

on 2 April 2014

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Transcript of Grade 6 EQAO Language

General Structure:
Section A
Section B
Section C
Section D
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3)
Understanding explicitly stated
information and ideas
What is Assessed?
EQAO considers the skills that students have developed up to the end of Grade 6. The Language component focuses on the knowledge acquired in both reading and writing. The reading passages are representative of all subject areas and the written forms are those expected in the Curriculum to the end of Grade 6.
Reading
Reading is defined as
the process of actively making meaning across a variety of fiction and non-fiction written texts.

Writing
Writing is defined as
the constructive
process of communicating in a
variety of forms, for a range of
purposes and audiences.
1)
Developing a main idea
with sufficient
supporting detail
Table Talk
What has been your experience with
EQAO? Consider successes, challenges,
etc.
The test consists of:
Two language booklets with two sections in each. Each section contains both reading and writing tasks. Students are to be provided one hour to complete each section of the booklets.
Grade 6 EQAO
Language

Successes
% of students at Level 3 or above
Province
Reading
Writing
75%
74%
Board
75%
72%
But consider...
We need to compare apples to apples.

In Grade 3, the same cohort achieved
a 64% in Reading and 70% in Writing.
The short- and long-narrative, poetic, informative, and graphic texts will focus on three specific reading skills:
1)
2)
Understanding implicitly stated
information and ideas (making inferences)
Making connections between information and ideas in a reading selection with personal knowledge and experience
Students will write two short and one long piece and answer 8 multiple choice questions.

It focuses on the following skills:
2)
Organizing information and ideas in a coherent manner
3)
Using conventions in a manner that does not distract from clear communication
Language Booklet 1
Language Booklet 2
fictional reading selection (4 multiple choice, 2 short answer)
poem (4 multiple choice, 2 short answer)
short writing piece (1 page)
non-fiction reading piece (4 multiple choice, 2 short answer)
longer narrative reading selection (10 multiple choice, 2 short answer)
short writing task (1 page)
writing (4 multiple choice)
graphic text (4 multiple choice, 2 short answer)
long writing piece (2 pages)
writing (4 multiple choice)
Questions?
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