Course Description

English Language Art (ELA) is a required area of study in Saskatchewan’s Core Curriculum. The aim of this course is to help learners understand and appreciate language. The lessons will include all areas of language: reading, writing, speaking, listening, representing and viewing.

Assessments will include ongoing home assessment and regular submissions to the DLC teacher. Submissions will include PDF documents, audio or video files, and photos of projects. We are flexible, and through regular communication, we are willing to support families to fit the learner’s voice and choice.

Units of Study

  • Teamwork
  • Mystery Stories
  • Send a Message
  • Heroes Old and New
  • This is Our Planet

Course Materials

Supplied by the DLC

  • Textbooks - Gage Cornerstones 5A & 5B, McClymont, C., et al.
  • Novel – Murder on the Canadian, Wilson, Eric
  • Textbook - Nelson Spelling 5, Schmidt, E., and Walker, C.
  • Textbook - Write Traits - Student Traitbook, Spandel, V., and Hicks, J.
  • Cursive Handwriting Practice
  • Lesson Plan Booklets
  • Handouts and Assessments Booklets

Obtained by Student

Tools to submit PDF documents (e.g. Scanner, smartphone app)
Recording device (e.g. Camera, smartphone etc.)


Learning Mentor Required

Delivery Method

Online Asynchronous


Grade 5

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From Kindergarten to Grade 12, you choose how, when and where learning aligns with your interests, lifestyle and schedule. Then we provide the resources and support that you can access when and where it works for you.

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