Outcome Chart - Alberta - English Language Arts 3

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Alberta, Grade 3 English Language Arts curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

It is expected that students will:

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

Discover and Explore

  • connect prior knowledge and personal experiences with new ideas and information in oral, print and other media texts
  • explore ideas and feelings by asking questions, talking to others and referring to oral, print and other media texts
  • choose appropriate forms of oral, print and other media texts for communicating and sharing ideas with others
  • choose and share a variety of oral, print and other media texts in areas of particular interest

Lessons

Looking at Food Advertising

Packaging Tricks

Humour on Television

Facing TV Violence: Counting and Discussion Violence on the Screen

Facing TV Violence: Rewriting the Script

Facing TV Violence: Consequences and Media Violence

Sheroes and Heroes

Villains, Heroes and Heroines

TV Stereotypes

Prejudice and Body Image

Looking at Newspapers: Introduction

Newspaper Ads

Thinking About Television and Movies

Can You Spot the Ad?

Internet Time Capsule

Representing Ourselves Online

Rules of the Game

Healthy Food Web

Educational Game

Co-Co’s Adversmarts

Teacher/Parent Guides

Talking to Kids about Racial Stereotypes

Talking to Kids about Gender Stereotypes

Talking to Kids about the News

Talking to Kids about Media Violence

Listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print, and other media texts

Respond to Texts

  • choose a variety of oral, print and other media texts for shared and independent listening, reading and viewing experiences, using texts from a variety of genres and cultural traditions such as nonfiction, chapter books, illustrated storybooks, drum dances, fables, CDROM programs and plays
  • tell or write about favourite parts of oral, print and other media texts
  • connect own experiences with the experiences of individuals portrayed in oral, print and other media texts, using textual references
  • connect portrayals of characters or situations in oral, print and other media texts to personal and classroom experiences
  • summarize the main idea of individual oral, print or other media texts
  • discuss, represent or write about ideas in oral, print and other media texts, and relate them to own ideas and experiences and to other texts
  • develop own opinions based on ideas encountered in oral, print and other media texts
  • express feelings related to words, visuals and sound in oral, print and other media texts

Understand Forms and Techniques

  • identify the distinguishing features of a variety of oral, print and other media texts
  • discuss ways that visual images convey meaning in print and other media texts
  • identify ways that messages are enhanced in oral, print and other media texts by the use of specific techniques

Lessons

Thinking About Television and Movies

Teaching TV: Enjoying Television

Teaching TV: Television as a Story Teller

Introducing TV Families

Comparing Real Families to TV Families

Looking at Food Advertising

Facing TV Violence: Counting and Discussion Violence on the Screen

Facing TV Violence: Rewriting the Script

Facing TV Violence: Consequences and Media Violence

Prejudice and Body Image

Once Upon a Time

TV Stereotypes

Teaching TV: Enjoying Television

Looking at Newspapers: Introduction

Newspaper Ads

Internet Time Capsule

Finding Balance in Our Digital Lives

Representing Ourselves Online

Rules of the Game

Adversmarts: Understanding Food Advertising Online

Healthy Food Web

Teacher/Parent Guides

Managing Superhero Play

Talking to Kids about Advertising

Talking to Kids about Racial Stereotypes

Talking to Kids about Gender Stereotypes

Talking to Kids about the News

Talking to Kids about Media Violence

Educational Game

Co-Co’s Adversmarts

Privacy Playground: The First Adventure of the Three  CyberPigs

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

Plan and Focus

  • identify facts and opinions, main ideas and details in oral, print and other media texts

Lessons

Facing TV Violence: Counting and Discussion Violence on the Screen

Facing TV Violence: Rewriting the Script Prejudice and Body Image

Thinking About Television and Movies

Finding Balance in Our Digital Lives

Healthy Food Web

Educational Game

Co-Co’s Adversmarts

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

Respect Others and Strengthen Community

  • describe similarities between experiences and traditions encountered in daily life and those portrayed in oral, print and other media texts
  • retell, paraphrase or explain ideas in oral, print and other media texts
  • identify and discuss similar ideas or topics within stories from oral, print and other media texts from various communities

Lessons

Introducing TV Families

Comparing Real Families to TV Families

Once Upon a Time

TV Stereotypes

Facing TV Violence: Counting and Discussion Violence on the Screen

Facing TV Violence: Rewriting the Script

Prejudice and Body Image

Thinking About Television and Movies

Sheroes and Heroes

Villains, Heroes and Heroines