The document Grade One English Language Arts Curriculum Guide (2013) states:
Pervasive, ongoing changes in society – for example, rapidly expanding use of technologies – require a corresponding shift in learning opportunities in order for students to develop relevant knowledge, skills, strategies, processes, and attitudes that will enable them to function well as individuals, citizens, workers, and learners. To function productively and participate fully in our increasingly sophisticated, technological, information-based society, citizens will need to flexibly use multiple literacies.
English Language Arts in Newfoundland is divided into three strands: Reading and Viewing, Writing and Representing and Speaking and Listening. While media literacy skills are found in all three strands, they are best represented in Reading and Viewing.