Outcome Chart - Manitoba - English Language Arts 3


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

Describe personal observations, experiences, predictions, and feelings.

1.1.2 Consider Others’ Ideas

Consider others’ ideas and observations to discover and explore personal understanding.

1.1.3 Experiment with Language and Form

Experiment with language to express feelings, and talk about memorable experiences and events.

1.1.4 Express Preferences

Collect and share favourite oral, literary, and media texts.

1.1.5 Set Goals

Discuss areas of personal accomplishment and use pre-established criteria to set goals in language learning and use.

1.2 Clarify and Extend

1.2.1 Develop Understanding

Examine how new experiences, ideas, and information connect to prior knowledge and experiences; record connections.

1.2.2 Explain Opinions

Explain understanding of new concepts.

1.2.3 Combine Ideas

Arrange and label ideas and information in more than one way to make sense for self and others.

1.2.4 Extend Understanding

Ask questions to clarify information and develop new understanding.

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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

Set a purpose for listening, reading, and viewing; make and confirm predictions, inferences, and conclusions; reread to check meaning.

2.1.3 Textual Cues

Use textual cues [such as titles, covers, headings, illustrations, paragraphs as units of meaning…] to construct and confirm meaning.

2.1.4 Cueing Systems

Use syntactic, semantic, and graphophonic cues [including word order and punctuation — period, question mark, exclamation mark, apostrophe, and quotation marks; high-frequency sight words; structural analysis to identify prefixes, suffixes, compound words, contractions, and singular and plural words] to construct and confirm meaning in context.

2.2 Respond to Texts

2.2.1 Experience Various Texts

Choose a variety of literary and media texts for shared and independent listening, reading, and viewing experiences using texts from a variety of forms and genres [such as non-fiction, chapter books, novels, short stories…] and cultural traditions.

2.2.2 Connect Self, Texts, and Culture

Discuss similarities between experiences and traditions encountered in daily life and those portrayed in oral, literary, and media texts [including texts about Canada or by Canadian writers].

2.2.3 Appreciate the Artistry of Texts

Identify words that form mental images and create mood in oral, literary, and media texts.

2.3 Understand Forms and Techniques

2.3.1 Forms and Genre

Recognize the distinguishing features of a variety of forms and genres [such as stories, poetry, plays, drum dances, news reports…].

2.3.2 Techniques and Elements

Identify the sequence of events in oral, literary, and media texts, the time and place in which they occur, and the roles of main characters.

2.3.3 Vocabulary

Apply knowledge of word patterns [including root words, prefixes, and suffixes] in a variety of contexts to extend knowledge of words.

2.3.4 Experiment with Language

Identify examples of repeated sound and poetic effects that contribute to enjoyment; respond to humour in oral, literary, and media texts.

2.3.5 Create Original Texts

Create original texts [such as personal narratives, reports, visual art, dramatizations, puppet plays, tableaux…] 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

Use self-questioning to determine personal knowledge of a topic and identify information needs.

3.1.2 Ask Questions

Ask topic-appropriate questions to identify information needs.

3.1.3 Contribute to Group Inquiry

Contribute knowledge of a topic in group discussion to help determine information needs.

3.1.4 Create and Follow a Plan

Recall and follow a sequential plan for accessing and gathering information.

3.2 Select and Process

3.2.1 Identify Personal and Peer Knowledge

Record and share personal knowledge of a topic.

3.2.2 Identify Sources

Answer inquiry and research questions using a variety of information sources [such as children’s magazines, plays, folktales, personal song, storytelling, the land…].

3.2.3 Assess Sources

Review information to determine its usefulness to inquiry or research needs using pre-established criteria.

3.2.4 Access Information

Use knowledge of visual and auditory cues and organizational devices [including titles, pictures, headings, labels, diagrams, library files, dictionary guide words, and table of contents] to locate and gather information and ideas.

3.2.5 Make Sense of Information

Determine main ideas in information using prior knowledge, predictions, connections, and inferences.

3.3 Organize, Record, and Assess

3.3.1 Organize Information

Organize and explain information and ideas using a variety of strategies [such as clustering, categorizing, sequencing…].

3.3.2 Record Information

Record facts and ideas using a variety of strategies [such as outlining, webbing, charting…]; list authors and titles of sources.

3.3.3 Evaluate Information

Determine whether collected information is sufficient or inadequate for established purpose.

3.3.4 Develop New Understanding

Determine information needs during the inquiry or research process; assess inquiry or research experiences and skills.

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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 using a variety of strategies [such as brainstorming, creating thought webs, listing, drawing…].

4.1.2 Choose Forms

Use a variety of forms [such as puppet plays, drum dances, readers’ theatre, murals, narrative stories…] for particular audiences and purposes.

4.1.3 Organize Ideas

Develop and arrange ideas in own oral, written, and visual texts using organizers [such as story maps, research planners…].

4.2 Enhance and Improve

4.2.1 Appraise Own and Others’ Work

Share own and others’ writing and creations in various ways [such as author’s chair, paired sharing…]; identify strengths and areas for enhancement of own and others’ work and presentations using pre-established criteria.

4.2.2 Revise Content

Revise to accommodate new ideas and information.

4.2.3 Enhance Legibility

Print and write legibly, developing a personal style; format text and space words consistently on a line and page or on an electronic screen.

4.2.4 Enhance Artistry

Select from a range of word choices and use simple and compound sentence patterns to communicate ideas and information.

4.2.5 Enhance Presentation

Prepare neat and organized compositions, reports, and charts that engage the audience.

4.3 Attend to Conventions

4.3.1 Grammar and Usage

Edit for complete sentences.

4.3.2 Spelling (see Strategies)

Know and apply conventional spelling patterns using a variety of strategies [including phonics, structural analysis, and visual memory] and resources [such as junior dictionaries, electronic spell-check functions…] when editing and proofreading.

4.3.3 Punctuation and Capitalization

Know and use some punctuation conventions [including periods, exclamation marks, and question marks] when editing and proofreading.

4.4 Present and Share

4.4.1 Share Ideas and Information

Present information and ideas on a topic to engage a familiar audience using a pre-established plan; use print and non-print aids to enhance the presentation.

4.4.2 Effective Oral Communication

Select, monitor, and use appropriate volume, expression, and non-verbal cues in presentations; use physical stance and gestures to enhance communication.

4.4.3 Attentive Listening and Viewing

Demonstrate appropriate audience behaviours [such as showing enjoyment and appreciation…].

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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

Record ideas and experiences and share them with others.

5.1.2 Relate Texts to Culture

Discuss ideas within stories from oral, literary, and media texts from various communities.

5.1.3 Appreciate Diversity

Connect portrayals of individuals or situations in oral, literary, and media texts to personal experiences; talk about personal participation and responsibility in communities.

5.1.4 Celebrate Special Occasions

Acknowledge and celebrate individual and class achievements.

5.2 Encourage, Support, and Work with Others

5.2.1 Cooperate with Others

Cooperate and collaborate in small groups.

5.2.2 Work in Groups

Ask others for their ideas and express interest in their contributions.

5.2.3 Use Language to Show Respect

Show consideration for those whose ideas, abilities, and language use differ from own.

5.2.4 Evaluate Group Process

Understand how class members help each other to maintain group process.

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