Outcome Chart - Alberta - English Language Arts Grade 8

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Alberta, Grade 8 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

  • review, reread and reflect on oral, print and other media texts to explore, confirm or revise understanding
  • discuss and respond to ways that forms of oral, print and other media texts enhance or constrain the development and communication of ideas, information and experiences
  • pursue personal interest in specific genres by particular writers, artists, storytellers and filmmakers

Lessons

Selling Obesity

Violence and Video Games

Cop Shows

Images of Learning: Elementary

Comic Book Characters

Video Games

Thinking Like a Tobacco Company: Grades 7-9

The True Story

Freedom to Smoke

Selling Tobacco

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

Bias

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

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

Educational Game

Allies and Aliens: Interactive Module on Online Hate

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

  • develop and use criteria for evaluating the usefulness, currency and reliability of information for a particular research project

Lessons

Deconstructing Web Pages

ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

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 Handouts/Activities

Fact Versus Opinion

Backgrounders

How to Search the Internet Effectively

Quick Tips for Authenticating Online Information

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 respect, support and collaborate with others

Respect Others and Strengthen Community

  • compare own with others’ understanding of people, cultural traditions and values portrayed in oral, print and other media texts
  • clarify and broaden perspectives and opinions, by examining the ideas of others
  • compare ways in which oral, print and other media texts reflect specific elements of cultures or periods in history

Lessons

Bias

Bias in the News

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

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