Outcome Chart - Alberta - English Language Arts 4

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Alberta, Grade 4 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

  • share personal responses to explore and develop
  • understanding of oral, print and other media texts
  • discuss and compare the ways similar topics are developed in different forms of oral, print and other media texts
  • select preferred forms from a variety of oral, print and other media texts

Clarify and Extend

  • identify other perspectives by exploring a variety of ideas, opinions, responses and oral, print and other media texts

Lessons

Junk Food Jungle

Sheroes and Heroes

Villains, Heroes and Heroines

Facing TV Violence: Counting and Discussion Violence on the Screen

Facing TV Violence: Rewriting the Script

TV Stereotypes

Teaching TV: Television as a Story Teller

Teaching TV: Television Techniques

Newspaper Ads

Thinking About Television and Movies

Media Minute Introduction: What is media anyway?

Media Minute Lesson 2: Media are constructions

Avatars and Body Image

Understanding the Internet: Pathways and Addresses

Understanding the Internet: Build Understanding

Educational Game

Co-Co’s Adversmarts

Parent/Teacher Tip Sheets

Talking to Kids about Racial Stereotypes

Talking to Kids about Gender Stereotypes

Talking to Kids about the News

Talking to Kids about Media Violence

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

Passport to the Internet: Student tutorial for Internet literacy (Grades 4-8)

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

Use Strategies and Cues

  • explain how the organizational structure of oral, print and other media texts can assist in constructing and confirming meaning

Respond to Texts

  • experience oral, print and other media texts from a variety of cultural traditions and genres
  • identify and discuss favourite authors, topics and kinds of oral, print and other media texts
  • discuss a variety of oral, print or other media texts by the same author, illustrator, storyteller or filmmaker
  • make general evaluative statements about oral, print and other media texts
  • connect the thoughts and actions of characters portrayed in oral, print and other media texts to personal and classroom experiences
  • identify the main events in oral, print and other media texts; explain their causes, and describe how they influence subsequent events
  • compare similar oral, print and other media texts and express preferences, using evidence from personal experiences and the texts
  • support own interpretations of oral, print and other media texts, using evidence from personal experiences and the texts
  • explain how language and visuals work together to communicate meaning and enhance effect

Understand Forms and Techniques

  • describe and compare the main characteristics of a variety of oral, print and other media texts
  • identify how specific techniques are used to affect viewers’ perceptions in media texts
  • recognize how words and word combinations, such as word play, repetition and rhyme, influence or convey meaning

Lessons

The Constructed World of TV Families

Prejudice and Body Image

Media Kids

Reporter for a Day

Teaching TV: Television Techniques

Teaching TV - Film Production: Who Does What?

Thinking Like a Tobacco Company: Grades 4–6

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Messages About Drinking

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Young Drinkers

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Understanding Brands

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising:  Interpreting Media Messages

“He Shoots, He Scores”: Alcohol Advertising and Sports

Pay for Play

Understanding the Internet: Using the Internet

Understanding the Internet: Pathways and Addresses

Introduction to Cyberbullying: Avatars and Identity

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

Passport to the Internet: Student tutorial for Internet literacy (Grades 4-8)

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

Share and Review

  • communicate ideas and information in a variety of oral, print and other media texts, such as short reports, talks and posters

Lessons

Thinking About Television and Movies

Prejudice and Body Image

You’ve Gotta Have a Gimmick!

Reporter for a Day

Creating a Marketing Frenzy

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Young Drinkers

Media Minute Introduction: What is media anyway?

Media Minute Lesson 2: Media are constructions

Understanding the Internet: Build Understanding

Introduction to Cyberbullying: Avatars and Identity

Avatars and Body Image

Educational Games

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 and differences between personal experiences and the experiences of people or characters from various cultures portrayed in oral, print and other media texts
  • appreciate that responses to some oral, print or other media texts may be different

Lessons

Introducing TV Families

Comparing Real Families to TV Families

Once Upon a Time

TV Stereotypes

Prejudice and Body Image

Thinking About Television and Movies

Sheroes and Heroes

Villains, Heroes and Heroines

Media Minute Lesson 2: Media are constructions

Avatars and Body Image

Introduction to Cyberbullying: Avatars and Identity