English Language Arts

Curriculum Documents

Update

Manitoba Education and Training is currently developing, piloting, and supporting early implementation for new English language arts curriculum.

The document, Draft English Language Arts Document to Support Initial Implementation, is designed to support initial professional learning, conversation, and inquiry into English language arts teaching, learning, and curriculum. The contents are still being tested and new content is still emerging.

Join the Reflecting on and Moving Forward with a New ELA Curriculum group in Maple (Manitoba Professional Learning Environment) for more current updates, notices for professional learning opportunities, and implementation supports.


Manitoba Curriculum Framework of Outcomes and Standards

The following curriculum documents will be posted until June 2020 while Manitoba Education and Training works with school divisions on a phased-in model of implementation. Educators should begin transitioning to the new English language arts curriculum over this period of time. Updates to this website as well as to the Reflecting on and Moving Forward with a New ELA Curriculum will be ongoing.

Join the Reflecting on and Moving Forward with a New ELA Curriculum group in Maple (Manitoba Professional Learning Environment) for more current updates, notices for professional learning opportunities, and implementation supports.

The following framework documents (1996 – 2000) include general and specific student learning outcomes for each grade and integrate the four foundation skill areas of literacy and communication, problem solving, human relations, and technology. In addition, they identify the standards or expected levels of student performance in relation to learning outcomes to be achieved at the end of Grade 3, Grade 6, Grade 9, and Grade 12. These framework documents are used in all Manitoba schools.

Kindergarten to Grade 8 General and Specific Outcomes and Outcome Maps

Senior 1 English Language Arts Manitoba Curriculum Framework of Outcomes and Senior 1 Standards

Senior 2 English Language Arts Manitoba Curriculum Framework of Outcomes

Senior 3 English Language Arts Manitoba Curriculum Framework of Outcomes

Senior 4 English Language Arts Manitoba Curriculum Framework of Outcomes and Senior 4 Standards


Overviews

Choose the desired grade level below to read the overviews of the Manitoba Curriculum Framework of Outcomes and Standards (1996 – 2000) documents. These documents are available from the Manitoba Learning Resource Centre (formerly the Manitoba Text Book Bureau).

Note: The complete document cannot be posted online due to copyright restrictions.


A Foundation for Implementation

The foundation for implementation documents serve as a support to teachers and other educators as they implement the Manitoba Curriculum Frameworks of Outcomes and Standards (1996 – 2000). They identify the prescribed general and specific student learning outcomes by grade from Kindergarten to Grade 12. These are the student learning outcomes originally cited in the ELA frameworks. In addition, they provide suggestions for instruction, assessment, and learning resources to assist educators as they work with students to achieve the learning outcomes and standards.

Tutorial: How to use the ELA Foundation for Implementation (Power Point Slideshow Icon 1.5 MB)

Click on the desired grade level below to read the overviews of the Foundation for Implementation documents.

Note: The complete document cannot be posted online due to copyright restrictions.

Print copies of this document (stock # 80327) can be ordered from:

Manitoba Learning Resource Centre
(formerly the Manitoba Text Book Bureau)
Telephone: 204-483-5040
Toll-Free: 1-866-771-6822
Fax: 204-483-5041
Email: mtbb@gov.mb.ca


Optional Curriculum Documents

These documents identify general and specific learning outcomes. In addition, they provide suggestions for implementation.

Senior 4 English Language Arts: Language and Technical Communications: Manitoba Curriculum Framework of Outcomes and A Foundation for Implementation

Note: Two additional optional curricula have not been revised and continued to be based on the 1987 English language arts curriculum. They include the following:

  • Senior 4 ELA: Language and Literary Forms
  • Senior 4 ELA: Language and Transactional Forms

More information about curriculum development in Manitoba.