EnglishJune 1, 2021
Manitoba English Language Arts Curriculum is outcome based: every year students demonstrate their capacity to meet grade level outcomes. At each grade level students participate in lessons that help them to develop & hone their ELA skills – reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and representing. It is mandatory that students achieve the outcomes for one grade level before enrolling in the next grade level course.
In ELA courses the various reading materials and written forms that students encounter fall into two broad categories: aesthetic and pragmatic.
Aesthetic texts are created for the purpose of evoking emotion, recreating experiences and exploring language (poetry, short stories, novels).
Pragmatic texts are created with a practical purpose in mind, such as: telling a news story, sharing information, or selling a product (speeches, brochures, how-to-guides).
In order to graduate, students are required to complete one grade level ELA course per grade. Entry into some post-secondary programs may require more than one grade 12 level ELA credit. Students are encouraged to check with their guidance counsellors for details about program requirements.