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The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1–8: Language, 2023 is grounded in the belief that all students can succeed when they develop knowledge and skills in language and literacy. Strong foundational knowledge and skills in both oral and written language are necessary to support more complex skills such as critical thinking and problem solving. This curriculum provides educators with a comprehensive guide to supporting the development and growth of these essential knowledge and skills in every student.

In addition to the considerations outlined in this curriculum context, all of the general "Program Planning" sections on this site apply to this curriculum. Educators should review and implement these general sections, as well as the components that appear below.