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Junior (Grades 4-6) 239
Junior (Grades 4-6)

Introduction to the Junior Division

From the The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8: Language, 2006 (revised) the Ontario Ministry of Education​ notes:

The expectations for Grades 4 to 6 focus on students’ ability to use their knowledge and
skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, and representing to understand,
critically analyse, and communicate a broad range of information and ideas from and
about their multicultural, multimedia environment.

Junior students’ language knowledge comes from their life experiences and prior knowledge
and from the foundational language knowledge and skills acquired in the primary
school years. The expectations in the junior years build upon this foundation. Because the
base of knowledge, experience, and skills varies from student to student, it is important
for instruction to be differentiated to meet the needs of individuals and small groups of

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