Outcome Chart - Manitoba - English Language Arts 2


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

Make and talk about personal observations and predictions.

1.1.2 Consider Others’ Ideas

Ask for others’ ideas and observations to help discover and explore personal understanding.

1.1.3 Experiment with Language and Form

Use a variety of forms to organize and give meaning to familiar experiences, ideas, and information.

1.1.4 Express Preferences

Express preferences for a variety of oral, literary, and media texts.

1.1.5 Set Goals

Develop a sense of self as reader, writer, and illustrator.

1.2 Clarify and Extend

1.2.1 Develop Understanding

Connect new information, ideas, and experiences with prior knowledge and experiences.

1.2.2 Explain Opinions

Explain new experiences and understanding.

1.2.3 Combine Ideas

Arrange ideas and information to make sense.

1.2.4 Extend Understanding

Demonstrate curiosity about and question ideas and observations 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

Explain anticipated meaning, recognize relationships, and draw conclusions; self-correct understanding using a variety of strategies [including rereading for story sense].

2.1.3 Textual Cues

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

2.1.4 Cueing Systems

Use syntactic, semantic, and graphophonic cues [including word order, punctuation, capitalization, intonation, and phrasing; sound-symbol relationships to identify initial, medial, and final sounds, letter clusters, blends, digraphs, vowels, and familiar and unfamiliar words] to construct and confirm meaning in context.

2.2 Respond to Texts

2.2.1 Experience Various Texts

Choose to engage in a variety of shared and independent listening, reading, and viewing experiences using texts from a variety of forms and genres [such as legends, video programs, fables, riddles…] and cultural traditions.

2.2.2 Connect Self, Texts, and Culture

Discuss the experiences and traditions of various communities and cultures portrayed in oral, literary, and media texts [including texts about Canada or by Canadian writers].

2.2.3 Appreciate the Artistry of Texts

Identify and express the feelings of people in oral, literary, and media texts.

2.3 Understand Forms and Techniques

2.3.1 Forms and Genre

Recognize that information and ideas can be expressed in a variety of forms and genres [such as poetry, articles, stories, songs, films…].

2.3.2 Techniques and Elements

Identify the main characters and discuss in own words the beginning, middle, and ending of oral, literary, and media texts.

2.3.3 Vocabulary

Use knowledge of commonalities in word families to increase vocabulary in a variety of contexts.

2.3.4 Experiment with Language

Demonstrate interest in the sounds of words and word combinations in pattern books, poems, songs, and oral and visual presentations.

2.3.5 Create Original Texts

Create original texts [such as oral or written stories, pictures, dramatizations…] 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

Record personal knowledge of a topic to identify information needs.

3.1.2 Ask Questions

Ask questions to understand a topic and identify information needs.

3.1.3 Contribute to Group Inquiry

Contribute relevant information and questions to assist in group understanding of a topic or task.

3.1.4 Create and Follow a Plan

Recall and follow directions for accessing and gathering information.

3.2 Select and Process

3.2.1 Identify Personal and Peer Knowledge

Participate in group talk to generate information on a topic and to identify sources of additional information.

3.2.2 Identify Sources

Access information using a variety of sources [such as elders, simple chapter books, concept books, multimedia, computers…].

3.2.3 Assess Sources

Match information to inquiry or research needs.

3.2.4 Access Information

Use the specific library organizational system to locate information and ideas; use visual and auditory cues to make meaning.

3.2.5 Make Sense of Information

Make connections between prior knowledge, ideas, information, and oral, visual, and written text features [such as table of contents, chapter headings, key words, captions…].

3.3 Organize, Record, and Assess

3.3.1 Organize Information

Categorize related information and ideas using a variety of strategies [such as linking significant details, sequencing events in a logical order…].

3.3.2 Record Information

Record key facts and ideas in own words; identify titles and authors of sources.

3.3.3 Evaluate Information

Examine gathered information to decide what information to share or omit.

3.3.4 Develop New Understanding

Ask questions [such as “What did I do that worked well?”…] to reflect on inquiry or research 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

Generate and contribute ideas on particular topics for oral, written, and visual texts.

4.1.2 Choose Forms

Use a variety of forms [such as simple reports, illustrations, role-plays of characters and situations, string games…] for particular audiences and purposes.

4.1.3 Organize Ideas

Order ideas to create a beginning, middle, and end in own oral, written, and visual texts.

4.2 Enhance and Improve

4.2.1 Appraise Own and Others’ Work

Share own stories and creations with peers and respond to questions or comments; respond to own and others’ work and presentations using pre-established criteria.

4.2.2 Revise Content

Revise illustrations and representations by adding or deleting words and details to make sense.

4.2.3 Enhance Legibility

Form letters and words of consistent size and shape; print legibly using correct letter formation and spacing; explore and use the keyboard to compose and revise text.

4.2.4 Enhance Artistry

Experiment with words and simple sentence patterns to enhance communication forms [such as stories, reports, letters…].

4.2.5 Enhance Presentation

Combine illustrations and written texts to express ideas, feelings, and information.

4.3 Attend to Conventions

4.3.1 Grammar and Usage

Check for word for beginning, middle, and end.

4.3.2 Spelling (see Strategies)

Spell familiar words using a variety of strategies [including phonics, structural analysis, and visual memory] and resources [such as personal dictionaries, classroom charts, help from others…].

4.3.3 Punctuation and Capitalization

Use periods and question marks as end punctuation.

4.4 Present and Share

4.4.1 Share Ideas and Information

Share information and ideas on a topic with a familiar audience; clarify information by responding to questions.

4.4.2 Effective Oral Communication

Report briefly to the class using a clear voice and appropriate phrasing and intonation.

4.4.3 Attentive Listening and Viewing

Demonstrate attentive audience behaviours [such as asking relevant 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, family, and community.

5.1.2 Relate Texts to Culture

Talk about similarities among stories from oral, literary, and media texts from various communities.

5.1.3 Appreciate Diversity

Connect situations portrayed in oral, literary, and media texts to personal experiences.

5.1.4 Celebrate Special Occasions

Participate in shared language experiences to celebrate individual and class achievements.

5.2 Encourage, Support, and Work with Others

5.2.1 Cooperate with Others

Work in a variety of cooperative and collaborative partnership and group structures.

5.2.2 Work in Groups

Contribute related ideas and information in whole-class and small-group activities.

5.2.3 Use Language to Show Respect

Adjust own language use for different situations.

5.2.4 Evaluate Group Process

Acknowledge achievements of others; rehearse roles and responsibilities in group process by helping others and asking others for help.

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