English Language Arts


Dawn Kuppenbender, Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction (La Ronge Central Office) Email: dawnkuppenbender@nlsd113.ca

Bonnie Werner, Core Curriculum Consultant (La Ronge Central Office) Email: bonniewerner@nlsd113.ca 


English Language Arts is a Required Area of Study in Saskatchewan’s Core Curriculum. There are three K-12 Goals:

  • Comprehend & Respond (CR),
  • Compose and Create (CC), and
  • Assess and Reflect (AR).

The ELA curriculum document for each grade level provides the intended learning OUTCOMES that the students are expected to achieve by the end of the year. INDICATORS are included for what students should know, understand and be able to do in order to achieve the outcomes.

Click here for Gr. 1-12 Rubrics for ELA Outcomes

Unit plans should include outcomes from each goal (CR, CC, AR) - Click here for Sample Units

Go to http://www.curriculum.gov.sk.ca/ for the curriculum documents, resource lists and other support material.

The Northern Lights School Division has provided recommended Major Integrated Resources (MIRs) to each school to help teachers plan and deliver instruction.

The Major Integrated Resources are:

Grades 1-5: Collections or Cornerstones or Nelson Literacy

Grades 6-9: Sighlines/Resourcelines or Crossroads or Nelson Literacy

Grades 10-12: Crossroads 10 and iLit

Strategies and resources for adolescent literacy:  www.adlid.org

Saskatchewan Reads is a companion document to the English Language Arts Grades 1, 2, and 3 curricula:  Saskatchewan Reads


A focus on Guided Reading is part of the NLSD#113 Building a Community of Learners Initiative. Guided reading is small-group differentiated reading instruction and assessment using levelled texts. Guided Reading is one part of a balanced literacy program. Information and guidelines for planning and delivering guided reading instruction and assessment, incuding a list of levelled books, are provided. 

Family Literacy

Guided Reading School Info for Parents Download
Family Literacy Ideas Download


Guided Reading Instuction

Guided Reading Frequency Chart Download
Guided Reading Checklists Download
Guided Reading Lesson Plan and Observation Record Download
ELA Daily Planning Download
Graphic Organizers Download
Genres Checklist Grades 4-9 Download
Specific Genre READING CHECKLIST Download
GUIDELINES for EAL - Instructional Resources Download
Reading Powers F Download
Reading Powers NF Download
Balanced Literacy Plan Gr 1 Download
Balanced Literacy plan Gr 2 Download
Balanced Literacy plan Gr 3 Download
Balanced Literacy Plan Gr 4 Download
Balanced Literacy Plan Gr 5 Download
Balanced Literacy plan Gr 6 Download
Balanced Literacy Plan Gr 7 Download


Leveled Books

Criteria for Leveling Books Download
Complete Leveled book list June 2018 Download


Reading Assessment

Reading Assessment Guidelines Download
Reading Assessment FICTION Download
Reading Assessment NON-FICTION Download
Prompts for Non-Fiction Assessment Download
Running Record Symbols and Marking Conventions Download



Writing Forms Chart Download
Writing Rubrics Download


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