English Language Arts

The following is taken from the Saskatchewan ELA Curriculum Document

There are three Broad Areas of Learning that reflect Saskatchewan’s
Goals of Education. K-12 English language arts contributes to the Goals
of Education through helping students achieve knowledge, skills, and
attitudes related to the following:

Lifelong Learners

Students who are engaged in constructing and applying English
language arts knowledge naturally build a positive disposition towards
learning. Throughout their study of English language arts, students
gain understandings, skills, and strategies to become more competent
and confident language users.

Sense of Self, Community, and Place

To learn English language arts, students need not only to use the
English language but also to interact with each other. Through the
English language arts, students learn about themselves, others, and
the world around them. They use language to define who they are and
to explore who they might become. They use language to interact and
to respond effectively with others and to build community.

Engaged Citizens

In the English language arts, students learn how language can
empower them to make a difference in their personal, peer, family,
and community lives. Language gives them a sense of agency and an
ability to make a difference in their community and the world in which
they live.

UBD Units

Good Spirit School Division Draft UBD Units

Saskatchewan Curriculum Outcome-Based Resources
(CR1.1) Comprehend & Respond
(CR1.3) Listen to and comprehend a variety of texts (CC1.2) Represent key ideas & events, in a logical sequence and with detail in different ways
(a) View, listen to, read, and respond to a variety of texts

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(CR1.2) View and comprehend the explicit messages, feelings, and features in a variety of visual and multimedia texts

(a) Identify and locate the key information in pictures, charts, and other visual forms

(d) View a video version of a print book and discuss how the two versions are the same and different

(f) Distinguish between daily life and life depicted in television shows, cartoons, and films

(CR1.3) Listen to and comprehend a variety of texts

(a) Listen and respond

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(d) Retell stories

(e) Listen to texts and retell the most important information

(e) Listen to texts and retell the most important information

Listening Games

(CR1.3) Listen to and comprehend a variety of texts

(g) Demonstrate attentiveness and comprehension as a listener


(CR1.4) Read and comprehend grade-appropriate texts by relating the sequence

(d) Distinguish between fiction and non-fiction

(e) Read aloud with fluency, expression, and comprehension any text that is already familiar

(CC1.1) Compose, & create visual, multimedia, oral & written text

(a ) Use words, symbols, and other forms, including appropriate technology, to express understanding of topics, themes

(b) Dictate to another person and compose stories that tell personal feelings, ideas, experiences, opinions, observations, and reactions

(e) Use inquiry to explore a question or topic of interest related to the themes and topics being studied

Ask questions using visual, multimedia, oral & print sources

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(a) Understand that making pictures, illustrations, and other representations clarify and extend understanding

Other Representations

(CC1.3) Speak clearly and audibly about ideas, experiences, preferences, questions, and conclusions in a logical sequence

(a) Use oral language to bring meaning to what is listened to, observed, felt, viewed, and read.

(j) Rehearse and deliver brief short poems, rhymes, songs, stories or lines from a play

Digital Audio Tools

(CC1.4) Write and share stories and short informational texts about familiar events and experiences

(e) Create short texts including informational texts, autobiographical narratives, imaginative stories, and poems with own ideas following a model

(g) Begin to include related details with main idea and edit with teacher support

(j) Share work with others for feedback

Assess & Reflect (AR)

Other ELA Resources:

Guided Reading

Author’s Delight

Alphabet Fun


Phonemic Awareness Professional Resources

Offline Resources

International Society for Technology in Education

Other Tools To Consider