Outcome Chart - Northwest Territories - English Language Arts Grade Two

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Northwest Territories, Grade 2 English Language Arts curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

It is expected that students will:

General Outcome 1: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent

Specific Expectations

Use conversation to explore personal understanding.

Reflect about self as reader, writer, viewer, listener, speaker, and representer

Clarify new understandings of connections

Explore personal and others’ opinions


General Outcome 2: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print, and other media texts, through a process.

Specific Expectations

Use prior knowledge to make connections between self and texts (oral, print and other media)

Use textual cues to construct and confirm meaning in oral, print and other media texts

Integrate context cues and purpose, phonics, sight vocabulary, word meaning, and structural analysis, to construct and confirm meaning

Explore a variety of oral, print and other media texts

Respond to oral, print and other media texts creatively and critically

Identify similarities and differences between self and portrayals in texts (oral, print and other media) from other communities

Recognize differences among a variety of forms and genres of texts (oral, print and other media); talk about audience/purpose in relation to form/genre

Listen to, read, and view to identify the techniques and elements of texts (oral, print and other media)


Educational Games

General Outcome 3: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to plan and focus an inquiry or research and interpret and analyze information and ideas, through a process.

Specific Expectations

Record personal knowledge of a topic to identify information needs in own and group inquiry

Ask questions to understand a topic and identify information needs in own and group inquiry

Recall and follow directions for accessing and gathering information for own and group inquiry

Select relevant information from a variety of sources to answer inquiry or research questions

Make connections between prior knowledge, ideas, information and text features

Categorize related information and ideas using a variety of strategies

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

Examine gathered information to decide what information to share or omit

Ask questions to reflect on inquiry or research experiences


General Learning Outcome 4: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to clarify and enhance oral, written and visual forms of information, through a process.

Specific Expectations

Generate and focus ideas on a topic using a variety of strategies

Create original texts (oral, print and other media)

Participate in focused conversations about own and others’ texts and representations (oral, print and other media)

Clarify and extend ideas by adding some details and/or information

Experiment with language to create desired effect in oral, print and other media texts


General Learning Outcome 5: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to celebrate and build community within the home, school, workplace and wider society

Specific Expectations

Work in a variety of partnerships and groups to follow pre-established group processes by responding to others

Tell, draw and write about self, family and community