Outcome Chart - Manitoba - English Language Arts 1


General Outcome 1:

Students will listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to explore thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences.

1.1 Discover and Explore

1.1.1 Express Ideas

Talk about personal experiences and familiar events.

1.1.2 Consider Others’ Ideas

Listen to and acknowledge experiences and feelings shared by others.

1.1.3 Experiment with Language and Form

Use a variety of forms to express and explore familiar events, ideas, and information.

1.1.4 Express Preferences

Explain why an oral, literary, or media text is a personal favourite.

1.1.5 Set Goals

Choose to read and write with and for others.

1.2 Clarify and Extend

1.2.1 Develop Understanding

Connect new experiences and information with prior knowledge.

1.2.2 Explain Opinions

Describe new experiences and ideas.

1.2.3 Combine Ideas

Group and sort ideas and information to make sense.

1.2.4 Extend Understanding

Ask questions to make sense of experiences.

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General Outcome 2: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, literary, and media texts.

2.1 Use Strategies and Cues

2.1.1 Prior Knowledge

Make connections between texts, prior knowledge, and personal experiences.

2.1.2 Comprehension Strategies

Ask questions to anticipate meaning and use a variety of strategies [including rereading and reading on] to confirm understanding.

2.1.3 Textual Cues

Use textual cues [such as pictures, patterns, rhymes…] to construct and confirm meaning.

2.1.4 Cueing Systems

Use syntactic, semantic, and graphophonic cues [including differentiating between letters and words, basic sight words, sound-letter relationships to identify initial and final consonants, and letter clusters] to construct and confirm meaning; use dictionaries to determine word meaning in context.

2.2 Respond to Texts

2.2.1 Experience Various Texts

Participate in shared listening, reading, and viewing experiences using texts from a variety of forms and genres [such as poems, books with recurring language patterns, cartoons…] and cultural traditions.

2.2.2 Connect Self, Texts, and Culture

Share personal experiences and family traditions related to oral, literary, and media texts; identify choices that people make in texts [including texts about Canada or by Canadian writers].

2.2.3 Appreciate the Artistry of Texts

Share feelings and moods evoked by oral, literary, and media texts.

2.3 Understand Forms and Techniques

2.3.1 Forms and Genre

Recognize different forms and genres of oral, literary, and media texts [such as poetry, plays, storytelling by elders, video programs, cartoons…].

2.3.2 Techniques and Elements

Relate and represent the beginning, middle, and end of oral, literary, and media texts.

2.3.3 Vocabulary

Experiment with parts of words, word combinations, and word patterns [such as compound words, refrains, choruses…] for a variety of purposes.

2.3.4 Experiment with Language

Appreciate repetition, rhyme, and rhythm in shared language experiences [such as action songs, word play…].

2.3.5 Create Original Texts

Create original texts [such as paintings and drawings, dramatizations, oral or written stories…] to communicate and demonstrate understanding of forms and techniques.

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General Outcome 3: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to manage ideas and information.

3.1 Plan and Focus

3.1.1 Use Personal Knowledge

Discuss personal knowledge of a topic to discover information needs.

3.1.2 Ask Questions

Ask questions to satisfy personal curiosity on a topic and discuss information needs.

3.1.3 Contribute to Group Inquiry

Ask and answer questions to help satisfy group curiosity and information needs on a specific topic.

3.1.4 Create and Follow a Plan

Listen actively and recall and follow directions for gathering information.

3.2 Select and Process

3.2.1 Identify Personal and Peer Knowledge

Identify and share personal knowledge related to experiences.

3.2.2 Identify Sources

Answer questions using oral, visual, and print information sources [such as picture and concept books, people, multimedia, excursions, camps…].

3.2.3 Assess Sources

Recognize when information answers the questions asked.

3.2.4 Access Information

Understand that library materials have a specific organizational system, and use titles to locate information and ideas; use visual and auditory cues to make meaning.

3.2.5 Make Sense of Information

Make and check predictions using prior knowledge and oral, visual, and written text features [such as illustrations, titles, opening shot sin video programs, electronic texts…] to understand information.

3.3 Organize, Record, and Assess

3.3.1 Organize Information

Identify and categorize information according to similarities, differences, and sequences.

3.3.2 Record Information

Represent and tell key facts and ideas in own words.

3.3.3 Evaluate Information

Recognize and use gathered information as a basis for communication.

3.3.4 Develop New Understanding

Recall, talk about, and record information-gathering experiences.


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General Outcome 4: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to enhance the clarity and artistry of communication.

4.1 Generate and Focus

4.1.1 Generate Ideas

Contribute ideas from personal experiences for oral, written, and visual texts.

4.1.2 Choose Forms

Share ideas and experiences through talking, storytelling, pictures, singing, illustrations, and print.

4.1.3 Organize Ideas

Organize print and pictures to express ideas and tell stories.

4.2 Enhance and Improve

4.2.1 Appraise Own and Others’ Work

Demonstrate interest in and suggest enhancements for own and others’ work and presentations.

4.2.2 Revise Content

Rephrase and represent to clarify ideas.

4.2.3 Enhance Legibility

Strive for consistency in letter size and shape; print letters legibly from left to right horizontally, using lines on a page as a guide; explore and use the keyboard to produce text.

4.2.4 Enhance Artistry

Experiment with words and sentence patterns using specific structures [such as pocket charts, language experience charts, frame sentences, sentence strips…].

4.2.5 Enhance Presentation

Add captions and details to own stories and drawings.

4.3 Attend to Conventions

4.3.1 Grammar and Usage

Check for completeness of work and add details and enhancements.

4.3.2 Spelling (see Strategies)

Use sound-symbol relationships and visual memory to spell familiar words.

4.3.3 Punctuation and Capitalization

Capitalize the first letters of names, the beginnings of statements, and the pronoun “I”; use periods.

4.4 Present and Share

4.4.1 Share Ideas and Information

Share information and ideas in a brief presentation to a familiar audience; use illustrations and other materials to aid the presentation.

4.4.2 Effective Oral Communication

Present information and ideas in sentences.

4.4.3 Attentive Listening and Viewing

Demonstrate active listening and viewing skills and strategies [such as giving non-verbal encouragement, asking questions…].


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General Outcome 5: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to celebrate and to build community.

5.1 Develop and Celebrate Community

5.1.1 Compare Responses

Tell, draw, and write about self and family.

5.1.2 Relate Texts to Culture

Listen to stories from oral, literary, and media texts from various communities.

5.1.3 Appreciate Diversity

Relate aspects of stories and characters to personal feelings and experiences.

5.1.4 Celebrate Special Occasions

Share ideas and experiences through conversation, puppet plays, dramatic scenes, and songs.

5.2 Encourage, Support, and Work with Others

5.2.1 Cooperate with Others

Work in cooperative and collaborative partnerships and groups.

5.2.2 Work in Groups

Take turns sharing information and ideas.

5.2.3 Use Language to Show Respect

Recognize that individuals adjust language use according to the situation.

5.2.4 Evaluate Group Process

Help others and ask others for help; identify and assume roles necessary for maintenance of group process.

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