MY CHILD IN SCHOOL – Informed Parent, Involved Parent


What your child is learning

This course continues to support language development of all Grade 9 students. Students learn to understand, appreciate and use language in everyday life. They use language to understand and make personal connections to ideas that are presented in different ways such as advertisements, editorials, websites, magazine articles, diaries, and plays. Students also learn to communicate information, ideas and opinions keeping in mind the reason for communication and who will read, see or listen to it.

For further information, speak to your child’s teacher or refer to Senior 1 English Language Arts, Manitoba Curriculum Framework of Outcomes.

How your child is assessed

Assessment will take place throughout the entire course. Some of the ways that your child may be assessed are through writing (e.g. reports, short stories, or websites), designing and delivering oral and visual presentations, and responding in different ways to what is read, heard and viewed. Assessment in English Language Arts courses may include a final exam prepared by the teacher, the school or the school division. The final exam measures how your child communicates ideas and information and comprehends, responds to, and critically examines various types of materials.

Supplementary Information

In the Grade 9 English Language Arts course, the course materials are decided by the school, teachers and students. These materials may be different from one classroom to another.