Outcome Chart - Alberta - English Language Arts 7

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Alberta, Grade 7 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

  • express personal understandings of ideas and information based on prior knowledge, experiences with others and a variety of oral, print and other media texts
  • reflect on own observations and experiences to understand and develop oral, print and other media texts
  • discuss and respond to ways that content and forms of oral, print and other media texts interact to influence understanding

Lessons

Violence and Video Games

Cop Shows

Images of Learning: Elementary

Comic Book Characters

Video Games

Thinking Like a Tobacco Company: Grades 7–9

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

Media Minute Lesson 3: Audiences negotiate meaning

Media Minute Lesson 4: Media have commercial implications

Media Minute Lesson 5: Media have social and political implications

Put Your Best Face Forward

Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: Our Values and Ethics

That’s Not Cool

Educational Game

The Target is You!: Alcohol advertising quiz

Allies and Aliens: Interactive Module on Online Hate

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students

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

  • select and focus relevant ideas from personal experiences and prior knowledge to understand new ideas and information

Respond to Texts

  • experience oral, print and other media texts from a variety of cultural traditions and genres
  • justify own point of view about oral, print and other media texts, using evidence from texts
  • express interpretations of oral, print, and other media texts in another form or genre
  • compare the choices and behaviours of characters portrayed in oral, print and other media texts with those of self and others
  • identify and explain the usefulness, effectiveness and limitations of various forms of oral, print and other media texts
  • reflect on, revise and elaborate on initial impressions of oral, print and other media texts, through subsequent reading, listening and viewing activities

Understand Forms and Techniques

  • identify various forms and genres of oral, print and other media texts and describe key characteristics of each
  • identify the characteristics of different types of media texts
  • explain how sound and image work together to create effects in media texts
  • explore surprising and playful uses of language and visuals in popular culture, such as cartoons, animated films and limericks

Create Original Text

  • create oral, print and other media texts that are unified by point of view, carefully developed plot and endings
  • consistent with previous events create a variety of oral, print and other media texts to explore ideas related to particular topics or themes

Lessons

The Broadcast Project

Selling Obesity

Scientific Detectives

You Be the Editor

Bias in the News

TV Dads: Immature and Irresponsible?

Images of Learning: Elementary

Sports Personalities in Magazine Advertising

Thinking Like a Tobacco Company: Grades 7–9

The True Story

Gender and Tobacco

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

Who’s On First: Alcohol Advertising and Sports

Alcohol Myths

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Bias

Video Games

Violence and Video Games

Comic Book Characters

Stereotyping and Bias: The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf

Cop Shows

Writing a Newspaper Article

Video Production of a Newscast

Freedom to Smoke

Tobacco Labels

Create a Youth Consumer Magazine

ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

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

The Girl in the Mirror

Media Minute Lesson 3: Audiences negotiate meaning

Media Minute Lesson 4: Media have commercial implications

Media Minute Lesson 5: Media have social and political implications

Student Activities/Handouts

Fact Versus Opinion

Educational Game

Click if You Agree

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

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

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students

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

Select and Focus

  • obtain information from a variety of sources, such as adults, peers, advertisements, magazines, lyrics, formal interviews, almanacs, broadcasts and videos, to explore research questions
  • distinguish between fact and opinion, and follow the development of argument and opinion

Lessons

Scientific Detectives

Thinking Like a Tobacco Company: Grades 7–9

Freedom to Smoke

The True Story

Truth or Money

Selling Obesity

Deconstructing Web Pages

You Be the Editor

Bias in the News

Sports Personalities in Magazine Advertising

Bias

Video Games

Comic Book Characters

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

Who’s On First: Alcohol Advertising and Sports

Alcohol Myths

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Media Minute Lesson 3: Audiences negotiate meaning

Media Minute Lesson 4: Media have commercial implications

Media Minute Lesson 5: Media have social and political implications

Cyberbullying and the Law

That’s Not Cool

Student Handouts/Activities

Fact Versus Opinion

Educational Game

Click if You Agree

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

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

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students

Listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to enhance the clarity and artistry of communication

Enhance and Improve

  • identify particular content features that enhance the effectiveness of published oral, print and other media texts
  • incorporate particular content features of effective texts into own oral, print and other media texts

Lessons

Create a Youth Consumer Magazine

Looks Good Enough to Eat

News Journalism Across the Media: Introduction

Definitions and Comments about the News

The Newspaper Front Page

Radio News

Privacy and Internet Life

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

Put Your Best Face Forward

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

Respect Others and Strengthen Community

  • discuss how ideas, people, experiences and cultural traditions are portrayed in various oral, print and other media texts
  • explain how differing perspectives and unique reactions expand understanding

Lessons

Female Action Heroes

Images of Learning: Elementary

Media Kids

Comic Book Characters

You Be the Editor

Bias in the News

Sports Personalities in Magazine Advertising

Cop Shows

The Girl in the Mirror

Media Minute Lesson 4: Media have commercial implications

Media Minute Lesson 5: Media have social and political implications

Put Your Best Face Forward

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds