Elementary Cycle One

In the Quebec elementary English Language Arts curriculum, representing literacy in different media is a core competency. According to the End-of-Cycle-Outcomes for Cycle One,

The student is beginning to develop a repertoire of familiar and age-appropriate media text types that s/he reads (i.e. views or listens to) and produces. With his/her teacher acting as a support and guide to build on and extend the student’s previous experience with the media, s/he has had repeated opportunities to follow a process when responding (orally) to the media and when producing media texts. The student’s developing knowledge about how media texts work is demonstrated when s/he collaboratively produces texts with peers, in a supportive, risk-taking environment. These texts are personally significant and self-selected and made for an audience of friends, family and trusted adults. Her/his productions involve the use of images, signs, symbols, logos and/or words to convey meaning. Ongoing assessment and evaluation of the student’s development is based on a collection of her/his productions over time rather than on one or two pieces of information. In conferences with the teacher, the student presents her/his media productions, as part of her/his integrated ELA portfolio and, when invited, draws associations between the texts s/he has co-produced and her/his world of friends, family and trusted adults.

Québec Education Program

Preschool and Elementary Education, 2001