Outcome Chart - Alberta - English Language Arts 10 (ELA 10-1)

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Alberta, Grade 10 English Language Arts curriculum (ELA 10-1), with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

It is expected that sudents will:

listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to explore thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences

Discover Possibilities

  • generate and experiment with strategies that contribute to forming tentative understandings, interpretations and positions

Experiment with Language, Image and Structure

  • experiment with language, image and structure to create different effects in particular situations and for particular purposes and audiences

Express Preferences, and Expand Interests

  • reflect on personal text preferences, identity influences that have contributed to the formation of these preferences and selected strategies that may be used to expand interests in tests and text creators
  • expand interests in a range of literary genres and in a variety of other text types and text creators

Lessons

The Price of Happiness: On Advertising, Image, and Self Esteem

Crime Perceptions Quiz

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Marketing to Teens: Gotta Have It! Designer & Brand Names

The Function of Music

You Be the Editor

The Privacy Dilemma

Who Knows? Your Privacy in the Information Age

How to Analyze the News

Crime in the News

Create a Youth Consumer Magazine

Magazine Production

Thinking Like a Tobacco Company: Grades 7-9

Truth or Money

Gender and Tobacco

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Alcohol on the Web

Don’t Drink and Drive: Assessing the Effectiveness of Anti-Drinking Campaigns

News Journalism Across the Media: Introduction

Definitions and Comments about the News

The Newspaper Front Page

Radio News

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

Suffragettes and Iron Ladies

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students

listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to comprehend literature and other texts in oral, print, visual and multimedia forms, and respond personally, critically, and creatively

Discern and Analyze Content
  • identify a variety of different kinds of texts, audiences and purposes for creating texts
  • use features found within a text as information to describe the communication situation within which the text was created
  • describe the relationship between text and context
  • identify the impact that personal context – experience prior knowledge has on constructing meaning from a text

Understand and Interpret Content

  • describe the personality traits, motivations, attitudes, values and relationships of characters developed/persons presented in literature and other texts; and identify how the use of archetypes adds to an appreciation of text
  • describe a text creator’s tone, and relate tone to purpose and audience
  • describe visual elements and aural elements and describe their contributions to the meaning of texts

Use Reference Strategies and Reference Technologies

  • use a variety of appropriate reference strategies and references technologies to aid understanding create and use own reference materials to aid understanding

Relate Form, Structure and Medium to Purpose, Audience and Content

  • describe audience factors that may have influenced a text creator’s choice of form and medium
  • identify and describe the characteristics of various common communications media
Lessons

These outcomes can be found in many lessons available from the Lesson Library, including:

Gender and Tobacco

Selling Tobacco

Tobacco Advertising in Canada

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Alcohol on the Web

Don’t Drink and Drive: Assessing the Effectiveness of Anti-Drinking Campaigns

Marketing to Teens: Introduction

Marketing to Teens: Marketing Tactics

Marketing to Teens: Parody Ads

Marketing to Teens: Alternate Ads

Marketing to Teens: Gender Roles in Advertising

Marketing to Teens: Gotta Have It! Designer & Brand Names

Kellogg Special K Ads

Hype!

The Blockbuster Movie

Movie Heroes and the Heroic Journey

Advertising and Male Violence

Magazine Production

News Journalism Across the Media: Introduction

Definitions and Comments about the News

The Newspaper Front Page

Radio News

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

Television Broadcast Ratings

The Broadcast Project

Scripting a Crime Drama

Viewing a Crime Drama

Comparing Crime Dramas

Relate Elements, Devices and Techniques to Created Effects
  • describe aspects of a text that contribute to atmosphere, tone and voice
  • recognize irony and satire in print and nonprint texts, and identify language used to create irony and satire
  • describe the effects of musical devices, figures of speech and sensory details in print and nonprint texts
  • recognize the use of motif and symbol in print and nonprint texts
  • identify persuasive techniques used in a variety of print and nonprint texts

Lessons

Camera Shots

Marketing to Teens: Marketing Tactics

Marketing to Teens: Parody Ads

Kellogg Special K Ads

Hype!

Political Cartoons

The Function of Music

Popular Music and Music Videos

Movie Heroes and the Heroic Journey

Advertising and Male Violence

Selling Tobacco

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Alcohol on the Web

Don’t Drink and Drive: Assessing the Effectiveness of Anti-Drinking Campaigns

Connect Self, Text, Culture and Milieu
  • identify and consider personal moral and ethical perspectives, as well as cultural perspectives, when studying literature and other texts; and reflect on and monitor how perspectives change as a result of interpretation and discussion
  • respond personally and analytically to ideas developed in works of literature and other texts; and analyse the ways in which ideas are reflected in personal and cultural opinions, values, beliefs, and perspectives
  • identify and examine ways in which cultural and societal influences are reflected in a variety of Canadian and international texts

 

Lessons

The Price of Happiness: On Advertising, Image, and Self Esteem

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

The Privacy Dilemma

What Students Need to Know about Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

Exposing Gender Stereotypes

Learning Gender Stereotypes

The Impact of Gender Role Stereotypes

Evaluate the Verisimilitude, Appropriateness and Significance of Print and Nonprint Texts

  • identify criteria to evaluate the effectiveness of texts, monitor the effectiveness of the criteria, and modify the criteria as needed
  • describe images in print and nonprint texts in terms of created reality and appropriateness to purpose
  • assess the significance of a text’s theme or controlling idea, and the adequacy, relevance and effectiveness of its supporting details, examples of illustrations and content in general

Appreciate the Effectiveness and Artistry of Print and Nonprint Texts

  • use terminology appropriate to the forms studied for discussing and appreciating the effectiveness and artistry of a variety of text forms
  • describe the effectiveness of various texts, including media texts, for presenting feelings, ideas and information, and for evoking response

 

Lessons

Selling Tobacco

Tobacco Advertising in Canada

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Bias in the News

Fact Versus Opinion

How to Analyze the News

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Alcohol on the Web

Don’t Drink and Drive: Assessing the Effectiveness of Anti-Drinking Campaigns

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students

listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to manage ideas and information

Plan Inquiry or Research, and Identify Information Needs and Sources

  • identify and select potential strategies and technologies for gathering, generating and recording information

Evaluate Sources, and Assess Information

  • reflect on and describe strategies to evaluate information sources and for detecting bias and for quality; and monitor and modify selected strategies as needed to evaluate sources and detect bias
  • assess information sources for appropriateness to purpose, audience and presentation form
  • assess the accuracy, completeness, currency and relevance of information selected from sources; and assess the appropriateness of the information to purpose
  • identify and describe possible biases of sources

 

Lessons

Deconstructing Web Pages

ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

Thinking About Hate

Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!

Resources

How to Search the Internet Effectively

Quick Tips for Authenticating Online Information

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students

listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to create oral, print, visual and multimedia texts, and enhance clarity and artistry of communication

Assess Text Creation Context

  • reflect on the purposes for text creation and on own motives for selecting strategies to engage an audience; and consider potential consequences of choices regarding text creation
  • describe and address audience factors that affect text creation

Consider and Address Form, Structure and Medium

  • select a text form appropriate to the purpose for text creation and consistent with the content to be presented in the text
  • identify and use structures consistent with form, content and purpose when creating texts
  • explore the interplay among medium, content and context
  • understand the concept of convention; and apply it to oral, print, visual and multimedia text forms when appropriate

Develop Content

  • take ownership of text creation, by selecting or crafting a topic, concept or idea that is personally meaningful and engaging
  • recognize and assess personal variables and contextual variables that influence the selection of a topic, concept or idea; and address these variables to increase the likelihood of successful text creation
  • establish a focus for text creation, and communicate scope by framing an effective controlling idea or describing a strong unifying effect
  • develop content appropriate to audience and situation
  • develop content appropriate to purpose

Use Production, Publication and Presentation Strategies and Technologies Consistent with Content

  • meet particular production, publication and display requirements for print texts
  • develop presentation materials; and select strategies and technologies appropriate to purpose, audience and situation

 

Lessons

Create a Youth Consumer Magazine

Magazine Production

Scripting a Crime Drama

Television Broadcast Ratings

Images of Learning: Secondary

Marketing to Teens: Introduction

Marketing to Teens: Marketing Tactics

Marketing to Teens: Talking Back

Marketing to Teens: Parody Ads

Marketing to Teens: Alternate Ads

Marketing to Teens: Gender Roles in Advertising

Marketing to Teens: Gotta Have It! Designer & Brand Names

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

Video Production of a Newscast

 

listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to respect, support and collaborate with others

Use Language and Image to Show Respect and Consideration

  • analyze and describe language and image that is used in texts to convey respectful and considerate, or disrespectful and inconsiderate, perspectives and attitudes
  • analyze and describe stereotyping that contributes to positive or negative portrayals of characters in literature and persons in life, and be sensitive to the feelings of others
  • analyze and describe verbal and nonverbal communication that contributes to the inclusion or exclusion of individuals involved in a communication situation, and use verbal and nonverbal communication that is inclusive of other individuals

Appreciate Diversity of Expression, Opinion and Perspective

  • describe the ways in which selected works of literature and other print and nonprint texts influence individual and group values and behaviours
  • identify the underlying assumptions reflected in the ideas and opinions presented in a text

 

Lessons

Bias

Bias in the News

The Price of Happiness: On Advertising, Image, and Self Esteem

Crime Perceptions Quiz

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Exposing Gender Stereotypes

Learning Gender Stereotypes

The Impact of Gender Role Stereotypes

Violence and Video Games

Video Games

Advertising and Male Violence

Suffragettes and Iron Ladies