Manitoba

Manitoba Education

English Language Arts

Curriculum Documents

Background

Manitoba Education English language arts curriculum documents were developed as a result of Manitoba's involvement with the Western and Northern Canadian Protocol for Collaboration in Basic Education (WNCP). The WNCP was established with the aim of developing curricula and identifying learning resources with a western Canadian perspective. Under the WCP, educators from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut collaborate to identify learning outcomes for Kindergarten to Grade 12 (Senior 4) in mathematics, social studies, and language arts. (Learning outcomes for science were developed through a Pan-Canadian science project.) One result of this collaboration is The Common Curriculum Framework for English Language Arts, Kindergarten to Grade 12, 1998. This document forms the basis for Manitoba's ELA curricular structure.

Manitoba Education has produced two types of curriculum documents to assist teachers to develop students competencies in the six language arts:

In addition, Manitoba Education has produced combined Framework of Outcomes and Foundation for Implementation documents:


Manitoba Curriculum Framework of Outcomes and Standards

These framework documents 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 on the desired grade level below to read the overviews of the Manitoba Curriculum Framework of Outcomes and Standards documents. These documents are available from the Manitoba Text Book Bureau (MTBB).

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. 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.


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.

 


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