Outcome Chart - Manitoba - English Language Arts Kindergarten

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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.

1.1.2 Consider Others’ Ideas

Listen to experiences and feelings shared by others.

1.1.3 Experiment with Language and Form

Share experiences, feelings, and thoughts; use a scribe when appropriate.

1.1.4 Express Preferences

Express preferences for favourite oral, literary, and media texts.

1.1.5 Set Goals

Talk about reading and writing stories.

1.2 Clarify and Extend

1.2.1 Develop Understanding

Recognize connections between new experiences and prior knowledge.

1.2.2 Explain Opinions

Explore new experiences and ideas.

1.2.3 Combine Ideas

Group ideas and information to make sense.

1.2.4 Extend Understanding

Wonder about and question new ideas and observations.

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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 oral language, texts, and personal experiences.

2.1.2 Comprehension Strategies

Recognize and anticipate meaning from print, symbols, and images; revise understanding based on further information.

2.1.3 Textual Cues

Recognize environmental print, symbols, and images [such as illustrations, photographs…] in context; recognize own name and personally familiar words.

2.1.4 Cueing Systems

Recognize that print is organized from top to bottom and left to right; recognize that letters represent sounds and match sounds with print.

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 picture books, fairy tales, rhymes, stories, photographs, illustrations, video programs…] and cultural traditions.

2.2.2 Connect Self, Texts, and Culture

Share personal experiences and family traditions related to oral, literary, and media texts; talk about and represent the actions of people in texts [including texts about Canada or by Canadian writers].

2.2.3 Appreciate the Artistry of Texts

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

2.3 Understand Forms and Techniques

2.3.1 Forms and Genre

Distinguish between what is realistic and imaginary in oral, literary, and media texts.

2.3.2 Techniques and Elements

Develop a sense of story through listening, reading, viewing, and retelling experiences.

2.3.3 Vocabulary

Demonstrate curiosity about and experiment with letters, sounds, words, and word patterns.

2.3.4 Experiment with Language

Appreciate the sounds and rhythms of language [such as nursery rhymes, personal songs, finger-plays…].

2.3.5 Create Original Texts

Create original texts [such as pictures, chants, story boards, dramatic play…] 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.

3.1.2 Ask Questions

Ask questions to satisfy personal curiosity and information needs.

3.1.3 Contribute to Group Inquiry

Ask and answer questions to help satisfy group curiosity and information needs.

3.1.4 Create and Follow a Plan

Choose different ways to gather information and ideas; recall directions.

3.2 Select and Process

3.2.1 Identify Personal and Peer Knowledge

Identify self and others as sources of information.

3.2.2 Identify Sources

Seek information from others [such as people at school, at home, in the community…]; use multimedia and computers when appropriate.

3.2.3 Assess Sources

Compare gathered ideas and information to personal knowledge.

3.2.4 Access Information

Use illustrations, photographs, video programs, objects, and auditory cues to understand ideas and information.

3.2.5 Make Sense of Information

Ask questions and use prior knowledge to make sense of information.

3.3 Organize, Record, and Assess

3.3.1 Organize Information

Categorize objects and pictures according to visual similarities and differences.

3.3.2 Record Information

Represent and share information and ideas; compose with a scribe.

3.3.3 Evaluate Information

Indicate whether or not information is useful for answering questions.

3.3.4 Develop New Understanding

Share learning and 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 to focus on a topic.

4.1.2 Choose Forms

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

4.1.3 Organize Ideas

Know that ideas expressed in oral language can be drawn and recorded.

4.2 Enhance and Improve

4.2.1 Appraise Own and Others’ Work

Talk about own and others’ creations and stories.

4.2.2 Revise Content

Retell and represent ideas to clarify meaning.

4.2.3 Enhance Legibility

Form recognizable letters and use letters and directional arrow keys on the keyboard.

4.2.4 Enhance Artistry

Describe and enhance own drawings, stories, and writing.

4.2.5 Enhance Presentation

Use drawings and labels to express ideas, feelings, and information.

4.3 Attend to Conventions

4.3.1 Grammar and Usage

Check for completeness of work; add details, where appropriate.

4.3.2 Spelling (see Strategies)

Connect sounds with letters in words.

4.3.3 Punctuation and Capitalization

Recognize own name, upper and lower case letters, familiar logos, and periods.

4.4 Present and Share

4.4.1 Share Ideas and Information

Share information and ideas about a topic of personal interest.

4.4.2 Effective Oral Communication

Share information and ideas with a group.

4.4.3 Attentive Listening and Viewing

Demonstrate active listening and viewing skills and strategies [such as showing attentive facial expression, keeping respectful silence…].

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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 and draw stories about self and family.

5.1.2 Relate Texts to Culture

Listen actively to stories and demonstrate curiosity.

5.1.3 Appreciate Diversity

Relate aspects of stories to personal feelings and experiences.

5.1.4 Celebrate Special Occasions

Contribute to group stories using rhymes, rhythms, symbols, pictures, and drama to create and celebrate.

5.2 Encourage, Support, and Work with Others

5.2.1 Cooperate with Others

Participate in cooperative group activities.

5.2.2 Work in Groups

Demonstrate attentiveness in group activities.

5.2.3 Use Language to Show Respect

Recognize variations in language use at home, on the playground, and in the classroom.

5.2.4 Evaluate Group Process

Find ways to be helpful to others and use group process.

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