Outcome Chart - Northwest Territories - English Language Arts Kindergarten

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Northwest Territories, Kindergarten 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

Talk about and/or represent self and listen to others.

Use conversation to explore personal understanding.

Express text preferences (oral, print and other media)

Participate in classroom activities

Talk about connections between prior and new experiences and/or information

Communicate ideas and 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)

Talk about and anticipate meaning from print, symbols and images; begin to use comprehension strategies to construct and confirm understanding

Explore a variety of oral, print and other media texts

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

Talk about what is realistic and imaginary in a variety of forms and genres of texts(oral, print and other media)

Listen to, read, and view to experience 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

Discuss personal knowledge of a topic, in own and group inquiry

Ask questions to satisfy personal curiosity and information needs, in own and group inquiry

Identify self and others as sources of information

Compare gathered ideas and information to personal knowledge

Ask questions and use prior knowledge to make sense of information


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

Create original texts (oral, print and other media)

Demonstrate interest in own and others’ texts and representations (oral, print and other media)

Explain ideas verbally


Educational Games

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 partnerships by taking turns, sharing ideas, and following directions

Tell and draw stories about self and family